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The Old Manse At Farleyer

Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
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At a glance

  • Beautifully renovated Georgian house set in mature gardens
  • Lots of communal space with open fires and wood burners
  • Spacious and tastefully decorated, ideal for family get-togethers
  • Stunning views over the Perthshire Hills and Tay Valley
  • Opportunity for salmon fishing, stalking and shooting
  • Secluded yet only 4 miles from facilities in Aberfeldy
Property code: CA364

Gather round roaring open fires, head out salmon fishing or sit back and unwind in this thoughtfully renovated Georgian house in the Scottish countryside, ideal for large groups and special occasions.

Stay in this stunning Scottish manor house that’s been lovingly decorated with tradition in mind yet contains modern luxuries throughout. The home will comfortably host ten guests, making it ideal for a celebratory family get-together or a group of friends looking to enjoy some of the Tay Valley’s finest outdoor activities. The ever-helpful house manager is available to organise a group outing such as fishing, stalking or shooting, and each day you can look forward to returning home to the comfort and luxury of this well-thought-out home. Large groups can benefit from an on-site converted steading, which sleeps four more guests.

This Tay Valley home celebrates Scottish culture throughout, with heavy tartan fabrics and impressive landscape paintings adorning the walls. Spacious rooms are filled with antique furnishings, beautiful feature fireplaces and large windows displaying the stunning surrounding landscape. The house is entirely welcoming, and you won’t struggle to make yourselves instantly at home.

Family life often centres around the kitchen, and that is celebrated here in this grand property. The kitchen is a bright and airy room with an abundance of work spaces, plus a dining table for more casual meals, a TV for entertainment and even the luxury of a wine cooler. Prepare meals on the traditional Aga then head into the grand dining room to enjoy a celebratory birthday or anniversary meal. Choose from the two sitting rooms to relax in, one of which boasts charming chess table and each containing an open fire or wood burner.

Heading up to the first floor, you’ll find five spacious bedrooms with handsome antique furniture and tartan soft furnishings throughout. Three of these bedrooms contain vast super king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms for a touch of privacy. Each and every bedroom benefits from a TV, perfect for lazy mornings. A shared family bathroom can be found on this floor, and all bathrooms have been decorated in a traditional style. One en-suite features a stand-alone roll-top bath, perfect for relaxing after a long day of outdoor activities.

Enjoy an abundance of outdoor space throughout your stay here, where vast gardens offer space for children to play or for adults to relax with a summer soiree. The gardens are lined by towering trees which, along with the remote country location of the property, ensures relative privacy throughout your stay. A patio area directly adjacent to the house offers a large outdoor dining table, and a quality gas BBQ makes dining alfresco a real treat. Enjoy a cool glass of wine or a local Scotch whilst children play on the lawn. To the front of the property, you’ll find a spacious driveway with ample parking spaces and a garage with space for two cars. Alternatively, feel free to store bikes, sporting equipment or fishing rods in the garage.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 3 super-king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 4 bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 family bathroom with shower over bath
  • Drying room and cloakroom with WC
  • AGA, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, wine cooler
  • Utility room with large washer/dryer
  • Wood burner and open fire – 5 baskets of logs included (further baskets available to purchase at £5 each)
  • TV, DVD, SkyTV in communal rooms. Further TVs in all bedrooms.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Mature private garden with furniture and views over the Tay Valley
  • Gas BBQ
  • Garage for 2 cars as well as ample parking
  • Falconry displays, distillery tours, stalking, shooting and fishing may be available by arrangement with the house manager
  • Salmon fishing - the house has two beats on the Tay which have 8 rods and may be available by arrangement
  • Farleyer Steading is situated behind the house and sleeps an additional 4 people if let with The Old Manse
  • Shops, supermarkets and restaurants are under 4 miles away in Aberfeldy.

Keen fishermen will enjoy the local fishing opportunities dotted around the property. The home boasts two beats on the River Tay which can be accessed just 1 mile from the home. Leave your equipment behind, as the property offers eight fishing rods available by prior arrangement. The house manager will happily organise a fishing trip, or similarly take you on a shooting or stalking excursion locally. Less than 1 mile from the house, you'll find the popular Highland Safari company which offers safari tours of the surrounding countryside and the chance to feed and stroke red deer and barn owls. You're also just 0.5 miles from a paintball site, the ideal excursion for big kids.

Head to the market town of Aberfeldy, which at 3 miles away makes a quick drive or longer country walk. This town boasts an independent cinema, local restaurants and country pubs. Another popular pub can be found 3.5 miles in the opposite direction; a waterside public house on the banks of Loch Tay. Whilst here, enjoy a wander around the Tay Forest Park. 16.5 miles away is the popular Perthshire viewing point of Queen's View, which offers a stunning setting of Loch Tummel and further sections of Tay Forest park.

Truly enjoy Scotland's finest export with a trip to a local distillery for a tour or tasting of some quality Scotch. Three independent distilleries can be found within 5 miles of the property. Those who prefer to explore the area's heritage can visit Taymouth Castle (6.5 miles) or Castle Menzies (3 miles).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ms Peries May 2019

We had a wonderful holiday at the Old Manse! The house was spacious and so nicely furnished and well stocked. We were a party of 10 and two dogs, and the house was big enough for all of us. The local area is amazing, such beautiful scenery and lots to see and do. We especially liked visiting Menzies Castle and walking up around Weem Hill from the cRead moreottage door. The manager was very attentive and helpful answering all our questions. We were lucky enough to have amazing weather - the only downside was that there was a bit of a bee problem, honey bees coming into the house from the roof. The manager is aware and is dealing with the problem, but might not be suitable for someone allergic to bees. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Doyle October 2018

Excellent in every respect. Peaceful, luxurious, rural. Very helpful local staff.

Reviewed by Mrs Jursins September 2018

The Old Manse at Farleyer is a beautiful, large but cosy, home-from-home. The setting is quiet and tranquil, which was perfect for our family get-together. The facilities were excellent, the kitchen especially, offering everything that we needed for our holiday. We fully intend to return!

Reviewed by Ms Dreyer September 2018

From the moment we were greeted by Yvonne and opened the door, we felt at home. The Old Manse is a fully equipped, lovely rental in a beautiful setting. The photos and descriptions on the website are exactly what you can expect, perhaps even better! We enjoyed the lovely Town of Aberfeldy nearby, visiting all the shops. The people were so friendly Read moreand helpful. The Watermill Bookstore was fantastic! We dined at the Black Watch Pub (great local gathering spot), the Three Lemons (delicious carbonara) but the finest was The Thyme at Errichel--you don't expect to find a Michelin One Star Restaurant in such a small town. We did have a bit of a problem finding the Old Manse, so we would suggest that directions be more definitive, i.e., how many miles or half miles. But once we found it, we enjoyed a fabulous week there. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Singleton July 2018

9 of us had a wonderful week's stay at this beautiful and well equipped house. We were fortunate to have good weather, but even if the weather had been poor we would have had a very comfortable time. The house is very well equipped and we thought it was very good value for money.

Reviewed by Mrs Worth May 2018

We had a throughly enjoyable week at The Old Manse. The house was very well equipped and very comfortable . Yvonne (housekeeper) was extremely helpful and attentive over our initial internet access and we would certainly recommend Douglas as ghillie . We are definitely considering a return next year.

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