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The Old Manse At Farleyer And Steading

Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Large Georgian farmhouse perfect for exploring the Tay Valley
  • Open fire for cosy, social evenings
  • Mature garden with outstanding views
  • Access to great salmon fishing
  • Walking, mountain biking, canoeing and rafting all popular
Property code: CA365

A fantastic holiday home in the Tay Valley, surrounded by rugged countryside. It makes a wonderful base for active, sociable holidays and family gatherings.

Enjoying a fantastic location in the Perthshire countryside, this wonderful Georgian house has been thoughtfully renovated and stylishly updated to provide comfortable accommodation for up to ten guests in the main house. Just behind the impressive manse there is a charming converted steading which is both welcoming and quirky, and offers delightful accommodation for four further guests. Catering and housekeeping can be arranged and the house manager can also organise activities including shooting, stalking, distillery tours or falconry displays.

This magnificent property has been imaginatively furnished and decorated throughout, with large bright rooms, and a wealth of original features and sumptuous furnishings. The property offers a variety of rooms to relax in, with open fires and wood burners, and many of the rooms offer glorious views of the Perthshire countryside. All the exceptionally comfortable bedrooms have TVs and most also have en-suite facilities.

Entering this fantastic old property, you will find the traditional and elegant lounge which is a wonderful space to relax in, with wonderful views from the windows, plenty of seating and a roaring open fire. Further seating is available in the attractive and stylish dining room which is a perfect space for enjoying a formal meal or celebratory dinner. You can prepare your favourite meals in the light and spacious kitchen which also offers a more informal dining area, perfect for grabbing a snack or breakfast. The ground floor also features a study, a handy utility room, drying room and a cloakroom.

Heading upstairs to the first floor, you will find the five delightful bedrooms. There are three en-suite super king-size rooms, a twin room and a double. There is also an additional family bathroom.

Leaving the main property and crossing the grounds, you will come to the charming steading. With an open fire, large glass doors with views of the Strath, and double-height ceilings in the large main space, this single-level building is a wonderful addition to the property. The main room, which includes a billiards table, serves as an open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room, and there’s also a bathroom and two comfortable en-suite twin bedrooms.

The property is set in extensive grounds with mature and private gardens, beautiful lawns and views across the Tay valley. You can sit back and enjoy a BBQ or a glass of wine on the patio, and there’s plenty of space for children to play. The house has ownership of two upper Tay beats with eight rods close to the house – Upper and Lower Farleyer – which may be available by arrangement. Ample parking is available, with two garages for cars or storage.

Please note there is a refundable £750 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 7 bedrooms – 3 super king-size, 1 double, 3 twins
  • 6 bathrooms - 4 en-suite shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom with separate shower and 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, plus 1 WC
  • Aga, fridge, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher
  • 2 TVs with Sky package in public rooms, and another 7 TVs in the bedrooms
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire with 5 baskets of logs included
  • Private garden
  • Gas BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking and a double garage
  • Pubs and shops within 4 miles

The local town of Aberfeldy (4 miles) has a great range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as attractions including a nine-hole golf course, Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, the Watermill bookshop/cafe/gallery, and the Birks of Aberfeldy – a circular walk made famous by Robert Burns. Other local attractions include the spectacular 16th-century Castle Menzies (3 miles), Cluny House Gardens (6 miles) and the ornamental gardens on the Bolfracks estate (6 miles). You can also visit the Scottish Crannog Centre (4.5 miles) on the shore of the tranquil Loch Tay, with Tay Forest Park (10 miles) and Schiehallion (9.5 miles) also nearby. The Highland Safaris and Red Deer Centre (1 mile) offers chances to feed deer, pan for gold and explore the area with experienced guides.

Heading north, you will find the stunning Loch Tummel (9 miles) with the Queen's View Visitor Centre (16.5 miles). A little further on is the charming town of Pitlochry (19 miles) which is home the Festival Theatre, the Explorers Gardens and Edradour Distillery as well as a fantastic variety of great places to eat and drink. The area is also ideal for enjoying a plethora of activities including white water rafting, sailing, golf and fishing.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Browne July 2019

A group of 4 families spent a brilliant week orienteering in the Strathearn area and our base at the Old Manse was ideal. The house was very comfortable with the best equipped kitchen imaginable. The garden was ideal for boules and my husband enjoyed fishing on the Tay one wet afternoon. The steading was ideal for the younger members of the family Read morewith babies. We would love to return Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Eldon December 2018

The Old Manse was beautifully furnished incredibly well equipped and warm and cosy especially when the fires were lit. All the bedrooms were spacious apart from the small double which was the only disappointment for the couple sleeping there. The dining and living room easily accommodated the 14 of us staying there and in The Steading. The taxi serRead morevice in Aberfeldy was outstanding and reasonable The Errichel, Townhouse and Ailean Chraggan were excellent places to eat. It would have been helpful to know in advance that there were restrictions on where pets could go in the house. We all enjoyed the tremendous variety of walks and scenery in the area. The only thing missing as far as kitchen/dining room equipment was a cooler for white wine otherwise cannot fault. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Naulls November 2018

Sorry for late review but wanted to say we had a super family get-together here in Nov 18. The accommodation was lovely and situation perfect. We had some lovely family meals in dining room with log fires on!

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