ACHARN COURTYARD - KILLIN - PERTHSHIRE
Booked New Year 2013/14
Large group self-catering cottages and log cabins, near Killin, Perthshire
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6 cottages sleeping 4 (double and twin bedroom + sofa bed)
1 cottage sleeping 2 (twin bedroom + sofa bed)
2 log cabins sleeping 4 (double and twin bedroom) - at extra cost - please book separately. These are suitable for disability requirements as they have wet-rooms and ramps.
All accommodation is on the ground floor in three of the 2-bedroom cottages, and in both of the log cabins. The sofa beds are provided to allow flexibility rather than additional guest accommodation.
Communal areas include:
Large social/party room with wood burning stove, indoor gas barbecue, electric cooker (oven and hob), large pans for catering for a large group, darts, bar area with fridge and large table and seating
All the Acharn Cottages (Ash, Beech, Elm, Oak, Pine, Poplar and Rowan) and the Acharn Log Cabins (Alder and Maple) can be rented on an individual basis throughout the year, except for New Year when all the cottages and cabins are rented together. All cottages and cabins have their own web pages where more detailed information can be found.
Acharn Courtyard, whilst being let as a whole for large groups is also available for smaller parties using individual cottages. The smallest cottage sleeps 2 and the others sleep 4. The cottages are listed separately on this website and are all named after trees; Alder, Ash, Beech, Elm, Maple, Oak, Pine, Poplar and Rowan.
For large groups, Acharn Courtyard offers a totally different experience to country house accommodation. This complex has been purposely designed to provide accommodation for large groups that like to enjoy their own private apartments, whilst benefiting from the communal facilities for socialising.
There is a spacious and attractive relaxation area, which has been fitted out as a social room with tables, seating, barbecue, electric cooker (oven and hob), wood burning stove, bar and games. Clear the tables away and have a dance or a party! Then have the luxury of retiring to your own private cottage just yards away. This complex would also make an ideal wedding venue for a maximum of 38 guests.
The area has so much to offer everyone, which ensures that all the varied interests of a large party can be met. There is a golf course close by, a tennis court on site, and endless other outdoor sports and activities. In the evening, gather together and share the experiences of the day with a glass of wine and a barbecue.
Please note that these rates are for the 7 courtyard cottage sleeping 26. The two log cabins can be booked on this website also. They are called Maple and Alder Log Cabins
Good birdwatching area.
Very child-friendly - tennis court, playground, safe woodland walks.
Disabled / Less Abled Access
Ground floor bedrooms and access for a wheelchair in one property.
Restaurants/cafés, etc within walking distance or no more than a 5-mile drive.
The owner's current favourite is The Old Flax Mill (Luib) on the Crianlarich Road, about 15 minutes' drive away, excellent roast beef. Tel: 01567 820 434.
For the most discerning of guests who wish to dine in style, Ardeonaig Hotel is the place to go - approximately 20 minutes' drive. Tel: 01567 820 400.
Fishing & Stalking
Fishing ponds in grounds. Fishing on Loch Tay close by.
Communal social room with tables, seating, barbecue, wood burning stove, bar and games.
Golf course nearby at Killin.
Supermarket and also local suppliers, such as fish vans.
Excellent hill walking from the door.
This will give some house rules for houses that have specific restrictions.
Of Historic or Architectural Interest
Museum of Folklore within walking distance.
Excellent communal room with indoor barbecue for group gatherings.
One dog per unit welcome. Must be kept on lead when outside the property.
Sailing and kayaking
Loch Tay offers watersports facilities, jet ski and boat hire.
Grounds set away from road so safe for children.
Hard surface tennis court.
Distance to airports:
Inverness - 119 miles
Glasgow - 60 miles
Edinburgh - 65 miles
Closest railway station - Crianlarich 12½ miles
Drive time from Glasgow - 1hr 30 mins
Drive time from Inverness - 2hr 30 mins
Drive time from Edinburgh - 1hr 30 mins
Ideal for weddings with up to 38 guests.
Deer come close to the courtyard.
Ground floor bedrooms in some units.