Capercaillie Cottage is a modern detached three bedroom bungalow situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac on the Western fringe of Aberfeldy. The sunny garden backs onto woodland where there is an abundance of wildlife including red squirrels which visit the bird table and also wild roe deer.
Conveniently situated five minutes from a bus route and within a level ten minute stroll of the centre of Aberfeldy with its shops and restaurants, Capercaillie Cottage has just been completely renovated and fitted throughout with new furniture and appliances. Sleeping six to eight comfortably in addition for 2009 there is a new extension opening out onto the decking and garden providing additional living/sleeping accommodation with TV/iPod docking station, easy chairs and a comfortable double sofa bed. A new leisure centre and swimming pool will open in 2010.
The accommodation, with gas central heating, comprises two twin bedrooms and one double with king-size bed and ensuite shower room. The bathroom, also newly fitted, has a deep bath plus separate full size shower and twin basins. The kitchen has a gas hob and built-in electric oven, washing machine, dish washer, combination microwave and large fridge-freezer. Indoor and outdoor drying facilities. The spacious sitting room and dining area have comfortable leather sofas, a hi-fi with radio, cassette and CD player, plus a wide screen TV and DVD player with satellite TV.
The dining area has French doors opening onto the decking with large garden table, ample seating, parasol and gazebo. There is also a chimnea and portable barbecue for guests’ use. Linen and towels optional. Sorry no smoking. The price includes gas and electricity.
There is a swimming pool and sports centre within five minutes walk of the property, also a large outdoor pursuits centre offering activities such as canoeing, white water rafting, canyoning, climbing and more. Loch Tay is only five miles west where picnics and swimming from the loch side, as well as sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and pleasure boats are on offer. Other popular activities include walking with several Munros within easy distance, beautiful walks from the doorstep beside the River Tay and up the ‘Birks’ of Aberfeldy, golf, fishing and a local distillery offering tours and tastings. Aberfeldy is the perfect base for exploring Highland Perthshire.
Local food shops include a good-sized Co-op supermarket plus a Spar and Londis all of which have long opening hours. In addition there are several restaurants selling take-away meals including Indian, Chinese, an excellent Fish and Chip shop which also sells good pizzas, and Dow’s which sells a wide range of gourmet ready meals. Add to this the good selection of restaurants and gastropubs and visitors can relax all week without having to cook. If you like cooking there is an excellent delicatessen selling a full range of fresh fish and shellfish plus fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Aberfeldy has several Banks including Natwest, and there are several cash points including Link. There is a garage which also sells fuel, a hairdresser and the usual doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries. A new leisure centre and swimming pool will open during 2010.