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Puccini

(Ref. 1069559)

Strathtay, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the area, lovely walks and countryside side."

    Aberfeldy a nice wee town, great cinema. Cottage was lovely

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful warm comfortable all including the dog enjoyed the stay Highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2023

  • "Cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    Minor niggles reducing rating from 5 stars to 4 relate to some kitchen items not being fully cleaned before our arrival. Despite this we would definitely return to Puccini to explore more of this stunning part of Scotland, knowing that we'd have such a lovely base for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Oct 2023

  • "Great accommodation, perfect for the four of us located in a great position close to local amenities."

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Oct 2023

  • "No information of how to operate cooker and microwave Had to ask where to find ..."

    No information of how to operate cooker and microwave Had to ask where to find the heating controls Only three wine glasses (this has been reported before) Need curtain at front door as opposite bathroom

    Reviewed by Howard Frederick3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely welcome pack, we enjoyed our stay at Puccini, but we were a bit disappointed in some of the details, garden area (grass not cut, boundary full of nettles)."

    " Unfortunately the cleanliness was not as good as it might have been. Very little information in cottage folder apart from what not to do, says washing machine not in cottage or any explanation. Overall lack of attention to detail, tired and a bit more of a good clean required. Be aware the owners house is in the same courtyard as the cottage, dogs run freely and evidence of dog dirt regularly in the car parking area.

    Reviewed by Eva3.1Sep 2023

  • "Although we enjoyed our stay at Puccini, we were disappointed in some of the details, garden area (grass not cut, boundary full of nettles)."

    Wine glasses only three (none matching) and unfortunately the cleanliness was not as good as it might have been. Very little information in cottage folder apart from what not to do, says washing machine not in cottage or any explanation. Overall lack of attention to detail, tired and a bit more of a good clean required

    Reviewed by Angela3.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely clean cottage in a quiet location."

    Great amenities and the best welcome pack we've ever had! Puccini is in a good location with 2 restaurants within 5 minutes walk. A nice garden for our dog too.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Puccini Cottage."

    Excellent welcome pack and lovely owners. Cottage was cosy and lawned garden was ideal for us and our labrador. Strathtyre is beautiful and we saw lots of wildlife especially red squirrels and rabbits. Lots to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Jun 2023

  • "The accommodation was excellent and the location perfect ."

    We had a fabulous time and couldn’t have expected any more . We intend to go back later in the year - that says it all really

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage, bed comfortable,excellent shower room,SKY TV a bonus."

    Kitchen utensils and cutlery adequate BUT on a minus side only two glass wine glasses, but plenty PLASTIC ones.!!. Unfortunately the negatives, the patio area is seriously neglected,needs weeded,grass needed mown and not just strimmed as occurred. Garden furniture desperately needed to be cleaned and maintained. Be aware the owners house is in the same courtyard as the cottage, dogs run freely and evidence of dog dirt regularly in the car parking area. We maybe should have brought this to owners attention but the family were dealing with a close relatives illness. Young spaniel,Logie, needs to be watched carefully as he has a tendency to be unpredictable.

    Reviewed by Alexander2.8Jun 2023

  • "Just brilliant the perfect place to stay."

    We were made so welcome by Athol and the whole family, nothing is too much trouble for them. This was our second visit and we will be back

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely clean, nicely positioned cottage tucked away so quiet but only a very short straightforward drive onto the main road for Aberfeldy, the closest sizeable town."

    Walkable to a couple of nice restaurants. A couple of your own outside areas to make the most of the sun as it moves round. A good welcome pack that would tie you over if you arrived late and hadn't shopped. Secure parking on site just a few meters from the 2 cottages.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay and the cottage was nice and bright, clean and had good facilities."

    Owner was friendly and helpful. Locked shed at the side was handy for bikes, and the enclosed garden really useful for the dog. Having all the Sky channels was a bonus. Suggested improvements would be to replace or clean the kettle as it had a lot of scale build-up. Also the WiFi was a bit slow but worked most of the time. One of the seats on one sofa was a bit soft/saggy.

    Reviewed by John4.4Apr 2023

  • "Very good cottage with all the amenities required for a very comfortable stay."

    Plenty of visitor attractions nearby. The autumn colours of the trees capped an excellent Scottish holiday experience.

    Reviewed by James4.4Nov 2022

  • "Great location to explore the area."

    Cottage was very comfortable & the owners were there if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property; well equipped and the welcome pack a real bonus."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Puccini Cottage, lots of great extras like the welcome pack of food etc, sky TV, Bath robes."

    Owners were very welcoming and helpful, Nice garden and pet friendly, would go back. For a small village there are 2 good restaurants, a shop, and a small golf course and a great river location. There are some nice walks nearby and plenty of places to visit within a short driving distance.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a really lovely 3 days, the cottage was very comfortable, very dog ..."

    We had a really lovely 3 days, the cottage was very comfortable, very dog friendly with a private garden - the family where also really delightful - would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Liberty5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved it here the house was comfortable, the owners couldn't have been nicer or kinder."

    The area is beautiful and really accessible to a lot of places. The free golf was a bonus lovely well kept greens. We felt quite sad leaving. Hope to come back again x

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a very nice setting."

    We were disappointed in the lack of care taken with the cleaning. Cobwebs, dog biscuit on the floor, inside windows had dog smears, all the curtain poles need repairing and a few more problems. We spoke with the owner and he was very shocked so hopefully it will be sorted for the next visitors. This is a lovely cottage with a high specification and a very interesting owner who is nice to chat to about his life. We had to leave early due to ill health but hope to return to the area soon.

    Reviewed by John3.4Mar 2022

  • "Amazing cottage, perfect for a dog as there is an enclosed garden."

    Lovely owners who provided the best welcome pack we had ever been given. Perfectly warm and cosy in the winter!

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Feb 2022

  • "A perfect 4 night stay at Puccini Cottage!"

    So cosy and warm, especially with the fire blazing in the evening. The welcome pack was the best ever! Lovely walks straight from the door and up the hill. We’d love to come back again soon!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed tremendous our stay at Puccini cottage, the cottage is very lovely and excellently equipped with everything you could need."

    The gift basket that the Still family provide you with is excellent. The cottage is lovely and warm even in November and we didn't even have to use the burner. Thanks to all the Still family for making us feel so welcome and at home.

    Reviewed by Kerstien5.0Nov 2021

  • "As a group of four retired adults we found the experience staying in Puccini cottage very relaxing, we had everything we could ever need for our 7 night stay."

    The owner "Roxane" introduced herself on our arrival with a warm cheery smile and then, a wee welcoming blether which was nice. The accommodation is modern with that little country feel which we all adore. The garden at the property leading down to the river was beautiful and the surrounding area is to die for, with it`s walks and views. The mature trees surrounding the property are amazingly beautiful with their red berries and holly. How appropriate at this time of year. Thank you to Roxane and Atholl for making our stay so enjoyable. we will certainly consider coming back again. Mary and Jim Cunningham from Fife, and Mr Mrs Hughan from Glasgow.

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Nov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage with excellent hosts where nothing is too much trouble."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2021

  • "Puccini is one of the very best holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    The cottage is in a superb location set in beautiful gardens, close to the river. We had many birds, rabbits and even red squirrels in the garden. The owners are extremely helpful, friendly but not intrusive, nothing is too much trouble. The cottage is really well equipped and the welcome pack exceeds all expectations. The area is beautiful and really convenient for sightseeing. The local shop and pub are just a short walk away.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved the place."

    It was a brilliant location the local walk with the waterfall is fantastic and our dog Daisy loved the place completely. The Inn on the Tay was also excellent and I would recommend everyone tries it. But be prepared to book as it’s so popular. The Chocolatier is also worth a visit. Lovely cottage, well equipped in a beautiful location. The owners were very nice and helpful to us during our stay. The basket of treats are very good and appreciated. Sky TV was also a nice bonus. Will definitely return. Scott & Dawn Falconer.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Aug 2021

  • "We initially struggled to find the cottage but when we did it was delightful."

    The kitchen was well equipped with everything you might need and the welcome hamper was epic, consisting of high quality local produce. The beds were comfortable and at night the only sound was the river running. The sky package was a bonus and the shower pressure was excellent. We loved the area and will be returning for sure. Many thanks to Roxanne, the owner, for all her suggestions about where to go, we loved the local area and didn't see any midges!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect and in a central location for exploring the area."

    The welcome pack was great and hosts were brilliant. We will consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cosy and clean with everything you could possibly need."

    The welcome pack was fantastic and the hosts were friendly and welcoming. Cottage is situated in such a great area to explore from. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ellouise5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location of this cottage to start off is amazing, there is no shortage of walks, the nearby town was lovely."

    We really wanted to love it here, but we really wouldn’t return in all honesty. To start with, upon booking the only request in regards to a dog is ‘well behaved’, I personally think this is really subjective, our dog is perfectly well behaved to our standards, but for this cottage upon arrival we realised it was quite extreme. Our dog usually sleeps with us in our room, is allowed on our couch as we treat her entirely as part of our family, I wouldn’t say that’s badly behaved at all, but the request for absolutely no dogs upstairs or on any furniture was found upon our arrival in the file you’re given detailing facilities in the house, our dog was expected to stay in the kitchen overnight which we found impossible given we’ve never made her do that before, we’ve been on several dog friendly holidays in the UK and we’ve never came across such ridiculous unrealistic rules, you may as well not have it be dog friendly, the only good aspect for our dog was a large private back garden. I’d recommend instead of something as subjective as ‘well behaved dogs’ advertised, perhaps list all your rules as many people will not be able to facilitate your requirements. The gift basket provided, while appreciated, was not at all good, our milk was completely off and had curdled before we’d even arrived, the bacon had its expiry date what looked like torn off, so we didn’t risk eating that. The jam, had green mold all over the top of it, so if that’s the standard, I really wouldn’t bother doing it in the future for guests, unless maybe we were unlucky and got that as a one off. No one had informed us, but our water and heating was all completely switches off, to my surprise when I went to shower in freezing cold water. My partner had to turn all of this back on by the mains switches, and it took a full day for it to take effect, not exactly what you want after a six hour commute. There were stains on carpets upstairs in various places in one of the bedrooms. Positive points however are the kitchen was the best equipped kitchen I’d encountered, the log burner was lovely on a night time, you have full access to all sky channels which is handy when winding down on the night time. this was a last minute booking, but for the money we paid we expected a little bit better, so we won’t return unfortunately.

    Reviewed by Chloe3.4Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful, comfortable and well equipped dog friendly cottage - the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful part of the UK!"

    Hosts we're friendly and helpful. Loads of things to do and places to explore. Will be returning for sure.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2021

  • "Comfortable well equipped cottage in great location."

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack provide as per the picture
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio with seating
  • Shed for bike and fishing equipment
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Nestled in the rural village of Strathtay, Puccini is a charming semi-detached cottage situated within the heart of Highland Perthshire.

Surrounded by stunning scenery, this delightful cottage is the ideal retreat for friends and family seeking a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Be welcomed into this delightful cottage and immediately feel at home as you enter the open-plan living area, a sociable space to gather with loved ones and reminisce on your days adventures in the Scottish countryside.

Cook up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen, where you will find all the amenities required to meet your culinary needs, before gathering around the dining table to enjoy a home cooked meal and plan the days ahead.

Spend your evenings curled up on the leather sofas in the lounge area, where a warming woodburning stove takes centre stage or enjoy a family film night in front of the TV.

As the evening draws to a close, you’ll find two attractive super-king-size bedrooms upstairs, one of which can be transformed into two twin beds if desired, where you can relax and unwind ahead of a day exploring the local area.

Enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath or a rejuvenating rinse in the large ground-floor walk-in shower, with two stylish bathrooms to choose from.

Step outside and take advantage of the enclosed garden and enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn, the perfect space for your loveable pooch to enjoy a good run around.

Perfectly located to experience the very best of Scotland, Puccini is the ideal cottage for a rural retreat at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1069564, together sleeping seven guests.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Strathtay Stable Cottages

Perched in the charming village of Strathtay are two gorgeous cottages, encompassed by tranquil landscapes and Highland countryside, providing the perfect base for two family groups to join together for a relaxing rural break. The cottages boast welcoming charm throughout with contemporary amenities, luscious gardens and a shed for bike storage and more. Stroll into the village centre where you will find a local store and post office to grab your favourite treats. Nestled on the banks of the River Tay you will find the local pub and restaurant (The Inn on the Tay) and across the street the Grandtully Hotel both with excellent restaurants and bars which are ideal for those nights you don’t fancy cooking. Spend a morning at Strathtay Golf Course, where you can play for free or visit the Highland Chocolatier, a world-class chocolate artisan, whose chocolate shop is just a short walk away. The small market town of Aberfeldy is just a short drive away, where you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor adventures; take on an adrenaline-filled day of white-water rafting, abseiling, gorge walking or canyoning with a local activity provider or spend an afternoon exploring Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery or Aberfeldy Watermill. This peaceful small town is perfectly situated to explore the Scottish countryside, famed for its natural beauty. The Cairngorms National Park provides plenty of hiking opportunities, whilst Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh are all within close reach and are sure to deliver a family-fun day out. Bring your friends and family together for a group escape to Stable Cottages in the Highlands.

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About the location

STRATHTAY

Aberfeldy 5.4 miles; Pitlochry 9.6 miles; Perth 26.7 miles

The tranquil, rural village of Strathtay lies on the flowing River Tay in Perthshire, as a part of the Grandtully and Strathtay and Conservation Area. The village boasts contemporary amenities including a local shop, a convenience store, an award winning chocolate artisan at Iain Burnett's Highland Chocolatier, an outdoor activity organizer, and the Inn on the Tay and the Grandtully Hotel on the other side of the river at Grandtully. There's a wealth of countryside walks in the local area, alongside birdwatching, loch and river fishing, hill walking, cycling opportunities, and watersports on River Tay and Loch Tay, as well as amazing golf courses such as the championship Gleneagles further afield. The stunning burgh of Aberfeldy is just a scenic drive away with its renowned whisky distillery, whilst the bustling town of Pitlochry offers a wider range of amenities and attractions for holiday goers. With Perth, Inverness, Stirling and Edinburgh within easy driving distance, Strathtay is the perfect rural retreat to explore the Scottish Highlands.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter