Fern Cottage is a charming two bedroom self-catering cottage in the village of Killin, nearby the Falls of Dochart, with views from the dining room towards the river. The cottage sleeps up to four with double and twin bedrooms and a newly-fitted white family bathroom, with a shower over the bath. The kitchen is fully equipped with kettle, microwave, toaster, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a comfortable lounge with television, DVD player and log-fire. Logs are provided free of charge. WiFi is available throughout. Outside there is a small garden area.
Guests are only a short walk from local restaurants and shops, including a small supermarket. Popular sights such as the famous Falls of Dochart, the Old Watermill (now displaying local crafts) are a short distance away. The annual Killin Highland Games, Agricultural Show and Music festival are great events.
You can access the Route 7 National Cycle Network nearby, leading down Glen Ogle to Balquhidder and beyond. There is a local 9-hole golf course in the village where visitors are made welcome. The area is popular with hill walkers, who can reach over 20 Munros in a 20 mile radius. Ben Lawers, Ben More, Ben Vorlich are all a short distance away from Killin. Loch Tay is a short drive away, where you can enjoy organised fishing trips and sailing. The village of Kenmore is popular with visitors of the Crannog centre and Taymouth castle.
You are a short journey from the village of Fortingall where you can see what is believed to be the oldest tree in Britain.
The village of Killin, sits on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, in the area of Breadalbane. The village is strongly associated with two renowned clans, Clan Campbell and Clan MacNab. Finlarig Castle, to the north of the village, was the Campbell stronghold and the MacNabs have their ancient burial ground of Inchbuie near the bridge over the falls.
Killin is a popular tourist destination, due to the use of the falls in various films and television programmes. The village today has a varied selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
Breadalbane Folklore Museum – Displays of local arts and crafts in the old watermill building.
Falls of Dochart Many visitors to the area enjoy the magnificent ‘Falls of Dochart’ spectacular after heavy rainfall, the rushing white waters of the river pass beneath the bridge. From the multi-arched stone bridge you will see ‘the Mill‘ with the old waterwheel. The building is now used to display local arts and crafts.
For Hogmanay you can enjoy fireworks from the bridge too.
Moirlanich Longhouse – This beautifully conserved dwelling and byre in Glen Lochay, near Killin, offers a unique insight into rural life in 19th-century and early 20th century Scotland. There is a visitor centre next to this historic building offering a look into the past
Finlarig Castle Ruins – These ancient ruins have a long history.The ruins of Finlarig Castle stand on top of a large wooded mound that rises to the north of the minor road that links the north end of the village of Killin to the west end of Loch Tay. Close by are the ruins of the Breadalbane Mausoleum.
Golf – Killin Golf Club is only a 15 minute drive from the property. A picturesque 9 hole course set in the beautiful scenery of the Perthshire Highlands. Often described as the most beautiful 9 hole golf course in Scotland. Visitors are very welcome.
Other courses include St Fillans, Comrie and Callander.
Fishing – Nearby Loch Tay offers great opportunities for fishing. Phone: 07967 567 347
For other local Loch or River fishing in the Trossachs, you can buy permits locally or visit James Bayne, Callander for information or equipment. Phone: 01877330218
Canoes & Kayaks – Killin Outdoor Centre is the perfect place to try canoeing for the first time. The shop is just 50 metres from a gentle section of the River Lochay, which flows into Loch Tay. A variety of canoes and kayaks are available for hire and sale.
Phone: 01567 820652
Cycling – The National Cycle Network, Sustrans route 7 Cycle path can be accessed close by and is popular with walkers and cyclists. For mountain bike hire contact the Killin Outdoor shop on the main street. Tel: 01567 820652 http://www.killinoutdoor.co.uk/
Walking – Whether you are a hill walker of experience or just a beginner the whole area abounds with delightful walks. Ben Lawers, Britain’s tenth highest mountain at 1214 meters, overlooks the village along with its stunning neighbour the Tarmachan Ridge. Ben Lawers is a recommended beginner’s choice with magnificent views from the top. For the experienced mountaineer there are over twenty ‘Munros’ within a twenty-mile radius of Killin, and great routes all-year round. For equipment hire or maps contact Killin Outdoors Phone: 01567 820652
Taymouth Castle – Dating from 19th Century. Situated just North East of the village of Kenmore, Perth and Kinross in the Highlands of Scotland.
Crannog Centre – Step back in time and experience life in a traditional Crannog, with experts on hand and multiple events throughout the year.
The Old Yew Tree Fortingall – An ancient European Yew, believed to be the oldest surviving yew tree in the United Kingdom. It is believed to be 5000 years old. Modern experts believe it to be 2000 – 3000 years old. The tree sits in the Kirk yard in the village of Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland. A celtic font can be seen just to the right of the kirk entrance. You may also like to see the 7th century hand bell located in a small nook in the kirk. A number of well preserved pictish stones can be seen inside the kirk.