The little village of Weem stands on the back road which, from Aberfeldy, leads over the foothills of Schiehallion the 'Fairy Mountain' to Tummel Bridge in one of the loveliest parts of Highland Perthshire. Blink and you'll miss it, but it does have a rather good hostelry and the excellent House of Menzies is just along the road for more good food, fine wines and elegant gifts.
It would be a pity to miss Tigh Craggan though, for this exquisitely refurbished house now offers most comfortable and characterful accommodation, with off road parking and a secluded paved patio area to the rear.
But it is the interior that will be its greatest attraction, amazingly light and bright for such a traditional cottage, and most beautifully presented. The state-of-the-art kitchen leads through to the comfortable sitting room with electric flame effect fire and on the ground floor there is also a utility/boot room and WC. Stairs lead from the kitchen to the two bedrooms and elegant bathroom and all rooms have been furnished with great flair and style.
Weem is within walking distance of the bustling little town of Aberfeldy, across the historic Wade Bridge over the River Tay (fishermen take note). Aberfeldy has lots of interesting shops, good eating place, golf course and leisure centre and even a distillery for good measure, which offers tours and tastings.
The Tay is also beloved of kayakers and white water enthusiasts, with the competition area at Grandtully just a few miles downstream. In the other direction you can lose yourself in the hills along Glen Lyon, head over to Lochs Tummel and Rannoch or enjoy the watersports on Loch Tay, and from there on to the west coast or Glencoe, Callander and the Trossachs - all may be visited in day trips.
Heating is by electricity (first £20 included). Bed linen and towels are included. One well-behaved pet is welcome by arrangement. No smoking in the cottage.
Accommodation (sleeps 4):
- Dining kitchen with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc
- Sitting room with electric flame effect fire, TV/DVD
- Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier
- WC with wash basin
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin