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Old Schoolhouse

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Grandtully, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Great and cozy house"

    Reviewed by Arnold4.7May 2024

  • "If you are looking for a peaceful, comfortable and spacious holiday cottage with stunning scenery and a great Inn close by then The Old Schoolhouse comes highly recommended."

    Our stay involved four adults and a very enthusiastic but well behaved dog.  The property has a well equipped, large kitchen diner, a gorgeous sun lounge, a big but cosy and comfortable lounge and modest sized downstairs shower room and utility area. The bedrooms are of a good size and it has a nice modern bathroom (a non slip bath mat might be a good thing to consider adding). There is a pretty garden (a stream runs down the side of it which will be mentioned again shortly), plenty of driveway and the exterior of the house looks very nice. Suggestions for improvements regarding being dog/child friendly: We appreciate that at different times of the year the stream in the garden will vary in size. It might be safer to fence this off to prevent inquisitive children/water obsessed dogs from getting in. We could never let our dog off the lead in the garden as he would have gone straight in the stream (which, due to all the rain around our stay, was quite fast flowing) and then he would have got muddy pawprints inside the house. We would hate to think of what could happen to an unsupervised child in that area of the garden. A fitted stairgate at the bottom and top of the stairs would be a huge benefit. We brought one from home with us but in The Old Schoolhouse the stairs are generously wide so it was very difficult to adapt our gate to fit the width. It is stipulated in the welcome folder that dogs are not allowed upstairs (which is the same as at our home) but if someone's dog is usually allowed upstairs then the current lack of stairgate would make it very challenging to stick to. All the carpets and furniture in the lounge and sunroom are lovely. Whenever any replacements are needed then it might be an idea to avoid getting cream again as keeping paws/children's hands clean enough to not leave any marks (especially if it is soggy weather) is quite challenging. Having said the above, we all enjoyed our holiday and the location is idyllic. The Inn on the Tay nearby was very dog friendly, welcoming and serves delicious food so was a great bonus to our stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Apr 2024

  • "Comfortable and spacious with a well equipped kitchen."

    A minor issue with the downstairs toilet light which was fixed promptly. Ideal venue for our family get together with the Inn on the Tay Highland chocolatier and the Grandtully hotel on your doorstep for celebration meals

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful house in a beautiful location."

    Comfy and welcoming after long walks in the area. Both village restaurants are highly recommended. The Inn on the Tay for great quality casual dining and the Grandtully Hotel for absolutely stunning food! Hot chocolate at The Chocolatier is a must too! A visit to The Hot Box (early booking a must, it’s popular

    Reviewed by Ada5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location."

    We had a super week, the beds are comfy and the power showers are brilliant! The cottage has everything you need and is a really good size. The log burner made it super cozy. The location was great for access to the A9 so easy to get anywhere for days out. We would highly recommend this cottage and we will no doubt return, this part of Scotland is our favourite place! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2024

  • "No welcome pack, just a folder of don't do this don't do that Not welcoming at all."

    You can bring 1 dog but it has to sleep in a utility room with a washing machine and a toilet. Bed not comfortable at all , couches to low and it could do with more hand rails on the stairs and it was cold there are logs provided but too bit to fit in the log burner.There was damp in the bedroom and mold on the shower upstairs.

    Thanks for your feedback. The welcome folders - there are two - detail how to make the most of your stay at the house and in the area. I am sorry you did not find the dog bed that is in the lounge room facing out over the rear garden. It was located directly in front of the French window. Re: adult beds you should be aware that the mattresses are either Simba brand or sourced from John Lewis. We chose to make a significant investment in bedding and mattresses in particular as this is an important comfort feature. It appears it was not to your liking which is a shame. The handrails are original to the house. Health and safety inspections have confirmed there is no need for them to be supplemented. The logs provided are in the lounge. The basket under the car port contains logs which are still to be cut down in size to keep "starter" supplies stocked for guests. More logs can be purchased locally in Aberfeldy. We are aware of a damp patch in a built in wardrobe but unfortunately, to date, we have had no joy sourcing a tradesman who will complete the works. We shall continue to work on finding a qualified person who can complete a full repair. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay as much as others who have appreciated the quality brands, furnishings, and well stocked kitchen which make up the many features of the house and garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house with ample space both inside and out."

    House has everything you need for a comfortable stay. In a perfect, quiet location but within easy reach of great towns and sites.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Sep 2023

  • "Our second visit to the Old School House and we enjoyed it even more than last year."

    Fabulous, comfortable, well maintained and spotless. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, everything you need and a short walk to a fabulous pub right on the Tay."

    Location great for day trips out, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic location, very comfortable and warm, everything you need in the kitchen for cooking, lovely house."

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful, comfortable and well-appointed cottage, peaceful and relaxing with a great kitchen and appliances - we loved our stay and loved cooking some special meals in this beautiful property."

    We could not recommend the Old Schoolhouse more highly, a great location to explore Scotland from on foot, or to venture further afield from in the car, and at the end of the day after a day out in the fresh air, a great place to come back to and relax. We loved it, our kids loved it!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Old School house is a delightful property, roomy bright spotlessly clean and with the most comfortable bed that just swallows you up and sends you sleep ."

    A large sitting room with two comfortable settees and a high back chair, lovely to relax after a days walking and exploring, then from the kitchen down a few steps to the garden room which opens out onto the garden, excellent for warn summer evenings.Everything I you could wish for. Outside is a large enclosed garden, beautifully kept with plenty of parking for at least two cars. The owners have thought of everything from a pair of wellies to spare dog walking leashes and more. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great time at the Old School House."

    Fantastic property, lovely garden, nothing negative to say at all, would highly recommend. Everything you could want from a holiday let and more, one of the most comfortable and cleanest we've stayed in. Beautiful area of Scotland we've been many times and never get tired of it. Lots of places to see and do. Will hopefully return next year.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellently located cottage to explore all that Perthshire has to offer."

    The cottage itself was very well appointed (and has been recently, and fully, updated) with fully enclosed grounds; it was the right size for a family of 4 (with a dog) too. Owner’s property instructions (including their do’s and don’ts, which were articulate and very fair) and tips for the local area were excellent. Recommended and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Iain4.7Aug 2022

  • "Nice cottage but a few issues: 1."

    Dog poo (not our own dog) on the lawn (by the bench at the top of the garden) upon arrival. Also when we arrived, the dishwasher still had items in and the tumble dryer was on. Not necessarily the owners fault, but not a good first impression! 2. No light bulbs in the lamp in the main bedroom. We sent a text message about this to one of the numbers supplied by the owner but received no reply. 3. This is a dog friendly cottage, however where is the dog meant to sleep? Our dog sleeps in the kitchen at home, but this was impossible at the cottage as there is no ‘barrier’ between kitchen and stairs / route to upstairs. As the dog was not permitted upstairs it would’ve been a good idea to provide a child / dog gate at the base of the stairs. This would obviously help with those staying with children too. The very small utility was not a good place for our dog to sleep at night and he (and we) were not happy at spending the week in there… was barely big enough for his bed, let alone his crate and water bowl! 4. Very tiny downstairs shower and un-usable basin. In reality this is a one bathroom cottage…..especially as you can’t access it at night as the door is blocked with dog bed! 5. The gardener turned up unannounced to mow the lawn on a day when we were all sat in the garden….it would’ve been good to get some sort of warning / note in the information booklet about what day and when the gardener was due to arrive. On the plus side, the location was very good, the cottage itself is of a good size and the garden is very nice to sit in. Good to have parking for two cars and nice to have the external power supply for my plug in hybrid car.

    Reviewed by David3.8Aug 2022

  • "Really comfortable cottage set in beautiful surroundings within easy reach of local market towns and with two excellent eateries within 10 minutes easy walk."

    We had a great stay and the weather was even kind to us……

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2022

  • "Outstanding decor and comfort."

    Would point out the following as requested by owners. 1. Dishwasher not working on arrival, (repaired within 4 days) 2. Carpet in sun lounge not cleaned properly thick with dark coloured dog hair uplifted one shovel full of dog hair (photographed to substantiate) 3. Toilet seat upstairs not secured needs repaired. 4. Downstairs toilet hot tap insecure needs permanent fixture. Toilet roll holder ready to come off wall. 5. Would be helpful to have outside drying facility 6. Comfortable garden furniture would be appreciated.

    Gloria, Many thanks for highlighting all this. All topics now fully addressed. The house is prone to little knocks and bruises and we do our best to keep on top of them. Glad you found the house comfortable during your stay. Les Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gloria4.1Jun 2022

  • "It was our second stay at this cottage - a lovely property in a beautiful area."

    The kitchen is well equipped and lounges and bedrooms very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage, very stylish, great location, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Thank you. Very nice."

    Whether for a few days or a few weeks, lots to see around the area. Easy travel to Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and Perth. If you have a dog, it'll be as much a holiday for them. Contained garden that our pup would have stayed out all day. He loved the gorgeous walks to next to the river where he chased Red Squirrels, Pheasants and Deer most mornings. Visit the Birks of Aberfeldy or get off to Ossians Cave in Dunkeld. For a dog friendly hostelry you can't better the Inn on the Tay. Will be worth another visit for us.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Feb 2022

  • "The sofas in the main sitting room are quite uncomfortable - not a lot of support."

    Other cottages I have rented have provided the first basket of logs for the wood burner. We arrived following a power cut and would have welcomed the ability to light the log burner immediately. Other than that the cottage was perfect.

    Reviewed by Aileen4.7Nov 2021

  • "It is a lovely traditional cottage, decorated tastefully which makes it feel quite luxurious."

    Cleaning was reasonable but socks and toiletries left by other holidayers etc isn’t very reassuring when you arrive for your stay. The instructions regarding bins/what you can flush down the toilet etc. we found to be very aggressive and would have preferred a gentler approach to getting the message across.

    Reviewed by Euan4.7Nov 2021

  • "What a lovely holiday cottage!"

    We had a great stay in The old School house. Such a beautiful, roomy house with all the comforts of home. We would definitely return. A lovely base for exploring the beautiful surrounding area. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2021

  • "Charming and delightful cottage with a tiny stream running through the garden."

    The Old Schoolhouse is a Victorian building brought up to modern standards and tastefully decorated following a very recent refurb. Great are to stay as well with lots of things to do. Coop (med) just 10 minutes away in Abberfeldy along with petrol and lots of great independent shops and cafes. All this made for a great holiday. PS visit the Cranog Centre great for all ages

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2x Double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun lounge room with board games
  • Please Note : The maximum occupancy is 6 people including infants of all ages
  • LPG central heating and multi fuel woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, tumble dryer, 2 x TVs, Superfast broadband, selection of games
  • Gas heating and electrics included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio with seating and bike storage
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.5 mile
  • Please note: Owner only accepts 7 night stays
  • Please Note : The maximum occupancy is 6 people including infants of all ages

The property

This attractive, stone-built cottage lies in the rural village of Grandtully, close to the River Tay in Perthshire.

The Old Schoolhouse is a lovely choice for families, providing a heart-warming base to return to each evening, with a lawned garden where you can sit out and take in the day’s events.

Internally, the property features a large kitchen where the chef of the group can get acquainted amongst a host of appliances, including an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge, while the others can prepare the oak dining table for a sumptuous feast.

When it comes to unwinding, head to the sitting room where you can take comfort next to the woodburning stove whilst catching up on your favourite shows, or make use of the sun lounge and challenge each other to a family boardgame.

As the evening comes to a close, choose from three well-presented bedrooms to catch your rest; a king-size and two double rooms are on offer, each completed with soft furnishings and a good amount of storage space for your personal belongings.

Allow your pooch to stretch their legs in the enclosed garden whilst you kick back on the patio furniture and soak up the last of the evening sunshine.

Nestled on the banks of River Tay you will find a local pub and restaurant, and across the street lies the Grantully Hotel both with excellent restaurants and bars which are perfect on those nights you don’t fancy cooking.

Grandtully is also home to an award-winning chocolate artisan at Iain Burnett’s Highland Chocolatier, as well as a convenience store where you can pick up any essentials.

Venture to the small town of Aberfeldy, where you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor adventures; take on white-water rafting, abseiling, gorge walking or canoeing or simply spend an afternoon wandering the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery or Aberfeldy Watermill.

For a delightful escape to Perthshire, choose The Old School as a base that you’ll be delighted to return to.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: PK-11240-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Strathtay 0.5 miles; Aberfeldy 5.2 miles; Pitlochry 9.4 miles.

The tranquil, rural village of Grandtully lies on the flowing River Tay in Perthshire, as a part of the Grandtully and Strathtay and Conservation Area. Grandtully boasts contemporary amenities including the Inn on the Tay, a fine dining restaurant at Grandtully Hotel, an award winning chocolate artisan at Iain Burnett’s Highland Chocolatier, along with an outdoor activity organiser, where visitors have the opportunity to ride the white water rapids! Across the bridge on the north side of the river in Strathtay there is a convenience store and post office, as well as a turn up and play 9 hole golf course.

Please note: Owner only accepts 7 night stays.
Please Note : The maximum occupancy is 6 people including infants of all ages