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Strathtay, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 1069564)


(15 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent home and location."

    Owners are very welcoming Would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a great location for visiting Perthshire."

    Lots to do and see in the area. Hosts were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by RudiApr 2022

  • "A picturesque location and a lovely homely cottage."

    We loved our stay here. Hopefully will be back soon. So much to explore.

    Reviewed by HopeJan 2022

  • "Great spot for a lovely break and a good base to discover the cairns fabulous Andrew +Elizabeth"

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2021

  • "We had an amazing time at Verdi."

    Location is fantastic, 2 mins walk to shop and 5 mins to two fantastic restaurants. Roxanne and Athole made us feel most welcome. The house is very cosy and has all you need to enjoy your stay (including fluffy bath robes). Pictures don’t do the house justice. Welcome pack was amazing too. Already planning our next trip back.

    Reviewed by GarrathOct 2021

  • "Fab-u-lous."

    We enjoyed a lovely week galavanting around the Strathtay region. There is plenty to do and see in and around. The nearest attraction being the Highland Chocolatier. What was not to like! Our hosts were absolutely lovely. The accommodation was very clean, very comfortable with everything provided. I’m sure if there was something that wasn’t there and was needed it would have been magicked up on asking. Our welcome tray was a true taste of the region. With ample locally sourced goodies. Thank you for a lovely peaceful week.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2021

  • "Welcomed by the owners , nothing too much trouble ..."

    Welcomed by the owners , nothing too much trouble Central location for sightseeing, loved Dunkeld and Blair Athol castle,numerous golf courses in the local area Blessed with wonderful weather too

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2021

  • "Everything was lovely even the welcome pack we meet the owners they made us very welcome looking to go back next year"

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "The only grief we had was the outside chairs and table and we're we sat could do ..."

    The only grief we had was the outside chairs and table and we're we sat could do with a bit tidying up although they did put new ones when we left otherwise a great place to stay

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2021

  • "Prior to our trip to Scotland, Roxane the host, phoned in advance to ask what we would like in our welcome pack and what activities we were interested in so she could e-mail details in advance."

    Having stayed in numerous holiday cottages over the years, this is the first time we’ve had a welcome call and thought it was a lovely gesture. Directions to the cottage aren’t clear on the Sykes website but we phoned Roxane and she guided us in. Verdi cottage is bijou, but very well appointed with quality furnishings. Freshly cut flowers, bathrobes and fluffy white towels, give it a luxurious feel. I am not a dog lover and when a cottage is advertised as ‘dog friendly’ I am normally wary, but I needn’t have been. Verdi is spotlessly clean with not even the slightest whiff of dog. The welcome pack was without doubt the best we have had in a holiday cottage. Full of fresh quality local produce and bottle of good quality wine . The bathrooms are lovely and are serviced by a huge boiler which meant we always had an abundance of high pressure hot water. The main bedroom is advertised as having a super-king bed, but it is in fact king-sized. While we were staying we asked for extra towels and a couple of items that were missing in the kitchen. They were provided without question. The cottage has access to a lovely side garden with a table, chairs and BBQ. There is also a separate laundry house with washer, dryer, detergent and an abundance of spares (cleaning fluid, bin liners, toilet rolls etc.) We also had access to a log store and Athol, the owner, offered us use of his golf clubs. All at no extra cost ! Roxane, Athol and their family live in the house across the courtyard and were on hand to recommend local activities and places to eat. We spent most of the week in and around Loch Tay at Kenmore, which is stunning and great for water sports and open water swimming. A tip for those visiting the area is not to assume that you can just walk in to a pub or restaurant and get a drink/ meal. Many places are suffering from post-Covid staff shortages and are closed for part of the week. The Inn on the Tay and the Grandtully Hotel are both very good, but booking several days ahead is essential if you want to eat anywhere half decent. The hosting most definitely made our stay at Verdi cottage, nothing was too much trouble and we felt like part of the family for the week we stayed. We were genuinely sad to leave and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could need for an enjoyable stay."

    The owner was so helpful & had great recommendations for activities & places to eat. Absolutely loved the welcome pack & that you provide Highland soap company toiletries in the bathroom. The only criticism I have is that dog policy needs to be on your listing information. It’s too late to have it in your information pack & would have meant I wouldn’t have booked (dog must sleep in the kitchen & isn’t allowed upstairs or on furniture). We loved meeting Isla & Dougal too & had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2021

  • "Directions to the property are very poor."

    Property itself is very good, comfortable beds and and quality furnishing. Some of the dishes could be more practical, for example soup and/or breakfast bowls of better size. Welcome food box was good quality but a little butter would have been welcome. It would be useful if the folder with information about the hob etc was on view and not in a drawer. I had no idea how to operate the hob and wasted a lot of time searching. These are all small issues that can be easily resolved and I would certainly consider returning.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped, dog friendly cottage in a great location."

    My husband and I booked this cottage with his parents staying next door in the adjoining property. The owners were incredibly helpful and offered us lots of recommendations for exploring the local area. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by HayleyJun 2021

  • "Verdi is perfectly situated in the middle of the village, just a short stroll to some lovely bars and restaurants."

    The cottage is nestled in beautiful gardens where we saw red squirrels and a variety of birds including a cuckoo. It is extremely comfortable, like a home from home. The hosts were close by to resolve any issues - for example we asked for extra towels and were provided with them quick smart. All in all our holiday to Verdi has rivalled any vacation abroad.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "Hosts went above and beyond to ensure any issue we faced were resolved as soon as possible to ensure our stay was comfortable."

    Excellent accommodation which I would use again and recommend to all.

    Reviewed by KayMay 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, hand held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin 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 provided as per the picture
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shed for bike and fishing equipment
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Set in a quiet rural village of Strathtay is this quaint semi-detached cottage.

Verdi is the perfect base for a family escape to the rural countryside of the Scottish Highlands.

Be charmed by the quiet setting as you enter the...

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


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.