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Larch Cottage

(Ref. 21598)

Weem near Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was spotless and very well equipped."

    Everything provided was very good quality. The "upside down" nature of the cottage was perfect.. It possibly should be recorded that it is not really suitable for disabled people.

    Reviewed by William Burnie5.0May 2024

  • "Larch cottage is a beautiful comfortable and well appointed accomadation."

    The place was immaculate and the owners kept in touch to ensure a trouble free experience......will be back

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Note the 7 is for Sykes Cottages website and information, not Larch Cottage."

    That gets a 10. Excellent accomodation for two people plus pet. Very comfortable and handy for a pub (about 5 mins walk) and the local town Aberfeldy (about 15 mins walk away). Lots to do in the area. Remember to bring your own condiments and a torch. An emergency one is provided but as the streetlighting is not great, an extra torch is useful. We didn't need to bring our own tea towels, despite what it said on Sykes website. Also, allow time on the last morning to complete all the required tasks. It took longer than expected!

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2024

  • "Would definitely recommend Larch Cottage!"

    Had a lovely short break and the cottage was warm and cosy- a bit too warm overnight but manageable! Very well equipped- had everything you need! We took our dog- totally confused at first due to being an upside down cottage, but he also loved being cozy and warm! Perfectly placed for travelling around the area - and the surroundings are magical! Absolutely stunning views! We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Tanya4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Larch Cottage, so warm and comfortable even in December."

    It is a charming conversion with downstairs bedroom (underfloor heating, bliss!) and a surprisingly spacious and very comfortable kitchen/ sitting/ dining area upstairs. Well equipped kitchen, nice views from all windows and a great location. The owners were really helpful and sorted out any issues (none serious) straight away. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really enjoyed this upside down cottage The bedroom was silent and comfortable Pretty rugs The wet room was great and a good power shower 2 towels each was totally adequate We loved our upstairs kitchenette dining and living room Lovely light from all the windows including veluxes Comfy seating with pretty views of foliage and surrounding cottages We cooked in most nights apart from trip to lovely Checkecs Persian restaurant in town We had fine selection of kitchen stuff and we're able to enjoy cooking and eating on the first floor dining area We had all we needed snd the cottage was clean and welcoming,with shortbread,teabags and milk when we arrived We'd forgotten salt pepper and olive oil but everything else we needed was there A quick and attractive walk to the lovely local hotel for a drink or into Aberfeldy Town."

    Well placed and well planned and resourced We had a great stay Cluny House with red squirrels fed at 9.30 is only 3 miles away

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Larch Cottage is a lovely cosy holiday cottage, with all the necessary facilities."

    Very comfortable and in a very scenic location

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were very comfortable in the Larch Cottage accommodation - it added to our overall enjoyment of the holiday in Scotland."

    The cottage layout was well thought through and externally, parking for our car was very convenient. There is just one small point for improvement a suggestion, not a complaint. The heating system was pretty straight forward for us but may not be for everyone. As the weather was pretty mild during our stay, we did not require the heating to come on. However, the downstairs floor heating did come on during the night causing the bedroom to be far too warm so we had to adjust the thermostat. Some written explanation about the operation of the heating system and set temperatures for people staying would be useful to prevent having to get up unnecessarily during the night to switch it off, or vice versa if it gets too cold.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent stay The bag and filters in the vacuum could be changed more frequently."

    When used the vacuum filled the cottage with odours of dog. Had to open door and windows to clear the smell

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property exactly as described."

    20 min walk into Aberfeldy. Facilities all as described, washing machine in outhouse handy to wash the towels as only one towel supplied per person, this wasn't a problem to wash them but next time I would just bring my own. Perfect property that I would recommend and will hope to return to in the future. Good hosts available by text/phone if you encountered any problems (which we didn't).

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Easy to find and good parking."

    Nice to have biscuits and milk left (and tea) but no coffee. Bed was very comfortable, shower pressure excellent. A few maintenance and cleanliness faults really made a difference to overall opinion of the property. Toilet cistern dripped constantly, which was very annoying especially during the night (audible through closed doors), towel rail and Shower floor were dirty, some plates had crumbs on them and there were crumbs in the cupboard, one glass had white powder in it (overall crockery, glassware and cutlery was not particularly clean), quite a lot of cobwebs about in doorways etc. I had to wash up any kitchenware I wanted to use before use. Overall comfortable enough to stay in but not as clean or well maintained as I expect for a holiday property of this price.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.1Jul 2023

  • "Highly recommend cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Plenty of space. Excellent quiet location but only 5 minutes to supermarket and not far to many local attractions. Good views of hills from upstairs sitting room.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Larch Cottage."

    It was all that we expected. We would be very happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jun 2023

  • "Get little cottage for two, was just the right size for a weeks break."

    Would look to book again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7May 2023

  • "Had a great stay at Larch Cottage,had everything required for a comfortable stay inside, nice area for sitting outside with enclosed garden, great having laundry room at back, ideal if staying for a few days or more."

    Is in a great location for exploring the area, walking or driving. Look forward to staying again and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "Loved staying at Larch cottage."

    It was very comfortable and cosy, the facilities were great-especially the shower, and it was very conveniently situated for walking into the village. Would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Perfect Winter/early Spring accomodation ."

    .. toasty-warm in the upstairs living room and under the duvet in the downstairs bedroom. Beautifully renovated cottage that had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful few days away , cottage was fabulous , absolutely everything we needed ..."

    Wonderful few days away , cottage was fabulous , absolutely everything we needed , even the things we forgot to bring were provided, will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really nice place to stay for a few days!"

    The house had everything we needed, was very comfortable, and was a good location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Warm and cosy, Larch cottage is a perfect size for a couple (plus dog)."

    This was our second visit: as before, the cottage was clean and tidy and there were teabags, a carton of milk and some shortbread waiting for us on arrival. There were more than enough plates, cups, glasses, utensils for our needs. This time around we also booked the adjacent Bugaboo cottage (see separate review) and brought along the whole clan - a great set up and a super base for us to explore Aberfeldy and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage clean and tidy great shower room good location"

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was lovely and suited our needs perfectly. Perfectly situated for exploring the area. Loved Aberfeldy and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2022

  • "Larch Cottage is a quaint wee place, ideal for a quiet relaxing stay."

    Has everything you need.Located a mile from Aberfeldy, easy walk on pavement so no issues with road. Weem forest walk is lovely, (seen 2 red squirrels), riverside walk (8 miles to Kenmore short walk away. 2nd stay at Larch Cottage, all good.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.4May 2022

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

    Very comfortable and a great location, somewhere quiet but not too far to walk to Aberfeldy for supplies or food & beers. Great for wildlife lovers, we saw red squirrels close to the cottage, there were brown hares in the field just beside Castle Menzies and we were lucky enough to see a beaver on our way home from dinner on our last night. Didn't use the telly, it was too lovely having the window open and listening to the birds of an evening, including hooting owls. Plenty of nice walks and cycling nearby, really liked it here.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, perfect for our needs, would def stay again"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really cosy 'upside down' (ie, bedroom downstairs) set-up, perfect for a couple (+dog, in our case!"

    ). Everything was clean and tidy on entry, and all appliances etc worked! Fresh milk and shortcake on arrival was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2022

  • "An extremely comfortable cottage in an outstanding part of the countryside."

    We used it as a base for hillwalking in the area. Amenities in the cottage were all you could need. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great cottage with ideal location for seeing Perthshire."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing stay."

    Cottage was cosy, clean, quiet and just 2mins by car to Aberfeldy or 15-20mins walk. We would definitely stay again and dog friendly too

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Dec 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Larch Cottage and it was as we remembered."

    A lovely, relaxing base for drives and walks around the area.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "As it's a cottage for 2 some of the cooking dishes were huge and we probably needed a couple of smaller sized bowls/frying pan/casserole dishes."

    . Otherwise the cottage was comfortable. Thank you

    Thanks for the feedback and pleased you found the cottage comfortable We have now added a wee casserole dish and a small frying pan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Aug 2021

  • "Larch cottage did not meet our expectations, I felt the upstairs of the property was tired and the mismatch of furniture is not great in a rental property."

    The property was not clean enough on our arrival, the floors were dirty and there was a strong dog odour in all the rooms. Dishes and pans had to be washed before we could use them. This is not acceptable any time but all the more worrying with Covid around. I think it should be pointed out this property is on a main road. The general area was lovely and a great base for outdoor activity. The bed was very comfortable but the pillows need replaced.

    Thanks for your honest review. Great to hear that you found the new mattress so comfortable and that you really liked the area. Larch Cottage is very popular and we get many guests who come back time and again. They especially like the very light & airy upstairs living room with its views over the surrounding area and the enlarged outside sitting area. The cottage was very thoroughly cleaned before your stay and I personally washed all the crockery & cutlery in very hot water. In these times we vacuum then wash all the floors with hot water & cleaner and wash then use a strong virucidal disinfectant on all other hard surfaces & furnishings. We will ensure good airing of the property between stays to provide a fresher atmosphere. We always encourage guests to contact us on their arrival if there is something they are not happy with, we can then attend and quickly rectify where possible. The owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew2.5Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage perfect location for us , pub and village within walking distance ..."

    Great cottage perfect location for us , pub and village within walking distance One thing we loved was the really comfy bed

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "It is very well located, just a short walk from Aberfeldy but fairly close to the lovely Glen Lyon."

    I found it very handy as a base to do the Glen Lyon and Loch Tay Munros. A very comfortable living and dining/cooking space upstairs with all the kitchen equipment that I needed. The hob worked fine but I couldn’t work out how to use the oven. Perhaps a crib sheet of instructions pinned on the wall? If there were instructions somewhere, I didn’t find them - sorry. Bathroom spacious with an excellent shower. I didn’t use the TV. I opened the large Velux window and listened to the birdsong in the mornings and evenings. So peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Mal4.7May 2021

  • "The accommodation is very comfortable."

    The living quarters upstairs were very light and gave good views over the countryside. The bedroom downstairs has only one window which was good- kept it quite dark even though outside it was light for a large part of the night. The location itself is great- walks from the door and there are off road footpaths to get you easily into Aberfeldy.

    Reviewed by Bonnie5.0May 2021

  • "Up graded to a nearby property - Redgorton” This property was up the hill a bit."

    The accommodation was perfect. Warm, cosy, welcoming feel to the place. Modern equipment, everything you could possibly need. Brilliant week.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2020

  • "Brilliant area and lovely cottage."

    Potato masher needed though :P

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7Oct 2020

  • "A nice pub a couple of minutes from the cottage, and a 15 minute walk into Aberfeldy."

    A good location for local trips eg. Pitlochry. The downside was large lorries on the narrow roads, for nearby logging. So care is needed if cycling in the area.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week staying in a beautiful area, walking every day up hills and along rivers."

    Larch Cottage is a very comfortable and warm place to stay, ideal for two people, we hope to stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Drying room was great to try wet equipment in."

    The cottage was lovely and warm and perfect for outdoor people with a dog.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Dec 2019

  • "I contacted Cathy Wagstaff prior to going to Weem and had a long conversation regarding the cottage and got directions from Aberfeldy."

    The cottage was superb in all aspect and we would certainly pencil in a return at some point. Weem is a historical location and with easy reach of many local interesting places. We were extremely fortunate with the weather ....... sunshine all week .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at Larch cottage."

    We chose the cottage as the location was of near equal distance to all the attractions we wanted to visit (Edinburgh, Ben Nevis to name a couple). The cottage was well presented and clean, and was exactly what we were looking for. There was an abundance of cooking equipment in the kitchen and the shower pressure was fab. The cottage is a 5-10 minute walk from Alberfeldy, which housed shops and restaurants, as well as some lovely waterfalls. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider staying again when we're next in Scotland!

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great little holiday cottage."

    Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Mar 2019

  • "Had a wonderful few days relaxing at Larch Cottage, loved the upside down layout of the place."

    It was cosy and warm in the Scottish winter. The shower is really good, warm and powerful. The bed is so comfortable giving a great nights sleep. The cottage has all the facilities you’ll need, we appreciated the milk and teabags. If I was to change one thing it would be the couch and chairs, they’re a bit dated but other than that I’d highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2018

  • "Cottage was very comfortable everything you could need even milk in the fridge on arrival."

    owner very helpful location excellent for touring around with great views and walks.me and my wife have had a wonderful week and would recommend this to anyone wanting to visit the heart of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Aug 2018

  • "We are well pleased with all the holidays we have had you"

    Reviewed by Malcolm John4.4Aug 2018

  • "This cottage, within walking distance from Aberfeldy, is an excellent spot to explore the surrounding area."

    The cottage is warm and the skylights allowed us to control the air flow. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to other tourists.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2018

  • "The service from Sykes was very good and the personal one-to-one conversations with knowledgeable people were very reassuring."

    Reviewed by Iain4.7Jun 2018

  • "Thank you , we had a fantastic 3 nights everything was perfect, and very ..."

    Thank you , we had a fantastic 3 nights everything was perfect, and very comfortable will defiantly use you again thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, very homely and comfortable and a great location for many other places."

    I would 100%recommend this to friends and family and I would go back and stay here. We had a very enjoyable, relaxing break in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "A good place to enjoy climbing and walking in the Scottish Highlands, Aberfeldy is a lovely small town only a mile away and this accommodation was perfect for my Partner and the Dog , nice walk in Weem Woodlands at the rear of the Cottage which is on a main Road but we were not disturbed by the traffic."

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

  • "No, all went well, relaxing pre-Christmas break, just what we need."

    The cottage was warm and comfortable. It was well equipped with all we needed. We had 4 lovely days away.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Dec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable"

    Reviewed by David4.8Sep 2017

  • "Very bright and airy in sitting area, peaceful and everything close by so lots to do within walking distance."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage, gorgeously decorated and with loads of light."

    Reviewed by Bob4.8May 2017

  • "Worktops could do with a good clean sand back and revarnishing change of towels ..."

    Worktops could do with a good clean sand back and revarnishing change of towels more than once a week would have been nicer but on the whole a very nice stay wet room was excellent

    Reviewed by Robert4.8Oct 2016

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Warm, comfortable and perfect for a short break with our dog who also had a great time!!

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Sep 2016

  • "This was our second booking with Sykes & our first real visit to Scotland."

    As a mature couple who want to explore the countryside, the cottage truly lived up to its billing! Quite a querky interior with "upside down" accommodation which we liked & in a good location for visits to both east & west coasts. All in all we had a great time!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2016

  • "A good cottage with aberfeldy so close, unfortunately another road in the area ..."

    A good cottage with aberfeldy so close, unfortunately another road in the area was closed which sent more traffic past the cottage buy this would not be the normal case

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2016

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Summary

  • One ground floor double bedroom
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Shared washing machine in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Covered bike storage
  • Shared lawned front garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Minimum of 3 nights for short breaks, please

The property

This semi-detached Weem cottage is a charming upside down renovation, with a double bedroom and wet room downstairs, both benefiting from underfloor heating.

The first floor open plan living area offers a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

This welcoming space benefits from a beamed ceiling and an open outlook over countryside.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 21366, together they sleep 9.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: PK-11674-F

Weem Cottages

Aberfeldy 1 mile. In the hamlet of Weem and about 1 mile from the beautiful market town of Aberfeldy on the Rob Roy Way, these two Weem cottages sit amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in Perthshire. Ideally located for a relaxing break or an energetic adventure holiday, these Weem cottages have been lovingly renovated, retaining character and charm. These Weem cottages have a shared south-facing front lawned area with seating, the ideal place to relax with a drink. These two Weem cottages can accommodate up to nine people, making them ideal for extended family or groups of friends. Take some time to enjoy walking amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, cycle along the riverbank towards Loch Tay or along Cycle Route 7, or take part in some of the variety of watersports on offer including whitewater rafting and kayaking at Grandtully on the River Tay. In Autumn, head to The Enchanted Forest to experience the woodland as never before! These Weem cottages are located just 1 mile from the attractive town of Aberfeldy with its pubs, restaurants, shops, galleries and golf course. There is a choice of attractions around these Weem cottages offering something for the whole family.

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About the location

ABERFELDY

Pitlochry 14 miles; Perth 31 miles.

The market town of Aberfeldy stands on the River Tay amidst beautiful scenery in rural Perthshire. Famous for its association with Burns and his poem The Birks Of Aberfeldy, and also the bridge built for General Wade in 1733, Aberfeldy is just south of Glen Lyon, known as the longest, loneliest, and loveliest glen in Scotland. There is much to attract the visitor in addition to the spectacular scenery. There is a 10 mile riverside walk for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as numerous paths through forest and countryside. In addition, Aberfeldy is on the Rob Roy Way and Cycle Route 7. Whitewater rafting on the River Tay is an exhilarating way to enjoy the scenery. Castle Menzies is a wonderful 16th century castle, now fully restored and open to visitors. Take a distillery tour at Dewar’s World of Whisky on the edge of town. Sample the many bars, restaurants and cafes in the town and explore the galleries and craft shops, including the Scottish Chocolate Centre. The Scottish Crannog Centre offers a glimpse into Iron Age life and Loch Tay offers a multitude of watersports, while Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are on your doorstep. An hours drive brings you to 30 Munros, just waiting to be 'bagged'!

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Note: Minimum of 3 nights for short breaks can only be accommodated

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas