- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
Deluxe cottage in rural Perthshire, with a silver rating in green tourism 2.5 miles from KIllin with shops, restaurants and bars. The famous Falls of Dochart are spectacular. Set in beautiful countryside Oak Cottage is the perfect base to pursue many outdoor activities such as hillwalking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, wildlife and bird spotting, cycling, water sports and golfing. Oak Cottage is one hour from Perth, Stirling and Oban and 1.5 hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Oak Cottages itself is set in a peaceful woodland setting overlooking a private lochan with private garden, locking bike store and outdoor furniture.
Oak Cottage Holiday Let silver rating greentourism
Killin, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Oak Cottage has a silver grading with green tourism and is situated just over two miles from the pretty village of Killin. Killin itself is a traditional Highland village and centres on the spectacular Falls of Dochart, here the river tumbles and cascades over the rocks before flowing into Loch Tay. The village sits on the very edge of Stirlingshire’s border with Perthshire and benefits from being part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
The property is situated in a quiet woodland setting and overlooks a private lochan. Furnished in a contemporary modern style and equipped to a high standard the property would make an ideal base for exploring this part of Scotland. (Maps of the local area walks, Mountain Biking and hills around Oak Cottage can be found inside.) Killin has a fantastic 9 hole golf course, clubs can be hired.
Outside the garden area has seating and is an ideal place to sit and relax and reflect on the days activities.
Situated at the geographic centre of Scotland, Highland Perthshire is within a two hour drive of the main cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. Offering something no matter what your outdoor pursuit from the extreme water sports at Aberfeldy and Loch Tay to the more relaxed pace of life whilst enjoying a walk through the outstanding woodlands and forests or perhaps Glen Lyon often referred to as Scotland’s longest and loneliest glen. For the more agile perhaps hill walking on one of the local Munros, or mountain biking through the forests at Killin and over the Glen Ogle Viaduct and onwards to Balquidder, the route being a highlight of the National Cycle Network of Scotland.
Killin itself is home to an interesting selection of small shops, cafes and restaurants, and the Killin Outdoor Centre and Mountain shop, a popular place for visitors as it has canoes, mountain bikes and walking equipment all for hire. They can also offer canoe trips on Loch Tay. For those interested in the historic aspects of the area the Scottish Crannog Centre at Kenmore on Loch Tay is well worth a visit. A Crannog was a type of ancient loch dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland, and the centre has an authentic reconstruction of one, along with many interesting artefacts.
Fishing is extremely popular in the area the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river flows through the heart of Perthshire and is renowned as one of the world’s best salmon rivers and attracts anglers from all over. In the area there are various well stocked, trout fisheries and hill lochs. A good source of information about fishing in the area is the Fish Tay website, this excellent website is full of information about areas to fish, the permits required and the places where you can obtain them.
The mountains and moors of Perthshire are abundant with wildlife, the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve being a particular popular place to visit. Owned by the National Trust for Scotland the Reserve situated not far from Killin it is home to a diverse range of wildlife and during the summer months Ranger staff offer a programme of guided walks for visitors of all ages.
More tips on how to get there:----
From Stirling :- Take the A84 to Lochernhead . Then onto the A85 towards Crianlarich up through Glen Ogle. Over the top and down the other side you will pass two laybys on your left hand side.700meters on your left you will see Oak Cottage. (If you have reached Lix Toll you have come to far.)Take the track to Wester Lix on your left hand side, pass the seven cottages on your left hand side and follow the track to the next four cottages. Oak Cottage is the one right at the back.
From Oban:- Take the A85 heading for Crianlarich keep on this road till you come to Lix Toll. 200meters on your right you will see the track for Wester Lix turn right pass the seven cottages on your left hand side and follow the track to the next four cottages. Oak Cottage is the one right at the back.
From Killin :- Take the A827 to Lix Toll and turn left up the hill. 200meters on your right you will see the track for Wester Lix turn right and then pass the seven cottages on your left hand side and follow the track to the next four cottages. Oak Cottage is the one right at the back.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Tennis courts nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby, Water sports nearby
Nearest shops, 2 miles
Car is essential
Last updated on September 28, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $81
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- High chair
- Hair dryer
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 5 Dining chairs
- 5 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no