Tirinie Cottage is a most comfortable, semi-detached stone cottage within the 70-acre private country Estate of Tirinie at the head of one of those small spectacular glens in Central Scotland that you never find unless deliberately directed to them. 7 miles north of Pitlochry and just 2 miles from the village of Blair Atholl (hotels/shops), it is hidden away 1,000ft up in the hills of Glen Fender with the most stunning views across miles and miles of green countryside down to The Duke of Atholl's Blair Castle and the hills by Loch Tummel and Loch Tay.
Inside it is a snug and comfortable retreat, so arranged that most of the rooms can share the superb outlook and are bright and sunny. The snug sitting room has an open fire, and there is a well fitted and equipped dining kitchen. The fact that one of the attractive and spacious double bedrooms and the bathroom are downstairs is another plus, while upstairs are a further double bedroom and a twin room. There are laundry facilities in an adjacent outhouse.
Within the bounds of the Cairngorm National park, Tirinie (the word is the old Scots for Trinity) was once a peaceful retreat for Church of Scotland ministers who came to recover their energy and revive their spiritual well-being. You can well understand why they left refreshed, for today Tirinie still offers the same peace and quiet and sense of uplift. At the same time it is only a few miles from the A9 and about halfway between Edinburgh and Inverness, with excellent road connections in all directions, and is within easy reach of that busy magnet for visitors - Pitlochry - with its very well-known Festival Theatre, sporting opportunities, shops, restaurants, museums, and romantic countryside roundabout. Coming from a distance, you can also arrive by train at Blair Atholl and then hire a car locally - and you can hire mountain bikes to ride right across country to Braemar on Royal Deeside.
Visits to some of the loveliest lochs in Scotland, Tummel, Tay and Rannoch, the latter two of which offer a full range of watersports, are all easily achievable from Tirinie, while lovers of wildlife will find it in profusion here. There are fine walks right from the door, and the area is also well known for its fishing opportunities.
Heating is by central-heating (£20 included) and open-fire (some coal/wood included). Electricity, bedlinen and towels are included. Pets are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted in the cottage.
PLEASE NOTE - a £50 reduction applies for couples during off, low and mid seasons.
Accommodation (sleeps 6):
- Sitting-room with open-fire and TV.
- Modern fitted kitchen with dining-area, electric-cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher etc.
- Double-bed room with open-fire.
- Bathroom (one step down) with bath, shower, WC and basin.
- Telephone for incoming calls.
- Double-bed room.
- Twin-bed room.