Foxlands Cottage was once a barn
and is over 100 years old; the markings of the stone steps to
the upper storey can be seen in the stone on the gable wall.
Toad Hall was originally two houses
dating back to 1890, built of local stone, the walls are over
60cm thick in places. The house is newly converted for use as
a holiday home in 2002, with most rooms having been newly furnished.
Within the décor, care has been taken to preserve much of the
original charm of the Victorian era, features, such as two original
fireplaces remain. The internal doors have all been stripped along
with floor in the dining room.
Visitors have been coming
to Aberfeldy and surrounding area since Queen Victoria
spent part of her honeymoon here in 1842 at nearby Taymouth
castle. Since then many others have followed suit and escaped
from everyday life to enjoy this very special part of Scotland,
notably Beatrix Potter, Elizabeth Taylor, Bobby
& Jack Charlton, more recently Harry Potter author J.K.
The reasons for visiting
this genuine all year round destination outnumber the visitors
who come here, our list of activities and places of interest illustrate
just some. The area truly is the "Heart of Scotland" and
is ideal for those who wish to tour and visit the main destinations
in all directions. However the beauty of not only Aberfeldy, but
also the location of our cottages is that once having arrived
here, the driver CAN ALSO HAVE A HOLIDAY!
The cottages are within easy
walking distance of Aberfeldy "town" where there are plenty
of interesting shops, small supermarkets, restaurants, banks,
leisure facilities and even a Distillery. These and many other
amenities are in such close proximity that once having arrived,
there is no necessity of needing to drive your car!