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Luxury 5-star Cottage With Hot Tub and Private Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Luxurious barn conversion set in Idyllic Rural Location, Opposite The River Lyon With Stunning Scenery All Around, Sleeps 4

** Please note we offer short breaks from Monday to Friday (4 nights) or Friday to Monday (3 nights). **

Welcome to Croftgarrow Steading, our very special holiday home forming part of a pretty farm conversion, sitting in a quiet spot opposite the River Lyon, near the village of Fortingall in rural Perthshire. An ancient stone steading, painstakingly converted with no expense spared, our aim is for our guests to feel special and rather spoilt from the moment they arrive. A thoughfully architect-designed property, one of Croftgarrow Steading's main features is a very large open plan living area containing the farmhouse kitchen, dining area and plenty of seating. A large wood-burning stove forms the centre piece to this space. Double glass doors to the east and south lead out to the private garden with hot tub via a lovely furnished verandah. The backdrop to the garden is open fields and hills with wonderful views wherever you look. Because of its thoughtful design, we find Croftgarrow works well for both romantic retreats and lovely family holidays.

Susan Torkington
Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Susan Torkington

We are Sue and Chris and we live in Edinburgh with our two children, Max the cat, and Chris' elderly parents who live in a wee house in the garden! We are a very busy family running our own businesses - Chris is a career coach and co-founder of an Investment Management business and Sue is a photographer.

Susan Torkington purchased this barn in 2008

Why Susan Torkington chose Aberfeldy

We fell in love with Croftgarrow the minute we saw it in 2008. It was, and still is, the best built house we have ever been in. The quality of the fixtures and fittings is second to none, and the warmth and comfort of it is just so welcoming, that coupled with it's wonderful location, makes it the most relaxing place in the world for us and a real antidote to our busy lives.

What makes this barn unique

Croftgarrow Steading sits in a pretty courtyard development of 5 houses, each one built to the same high standards. It's position at the far side of the courtyard means that it has a large private back garden, with spectacular views all around. It has a lovely hot tub which is very relaxing after a long walk or cycle. Inside the property, there is a wonderful large open plan living area with views out to the south and west and a large central woodburner. It has Bose surround sound in all the rooms which is great. Not only is the house fab in every respect, but our neighbours are all lovely too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing cottage with amazing facilities and views. The best place to relax in luxury. Already planning our next visit!
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Aberfeldy in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • There are two large and luxurious bathrooms each with double shower unit, double-ended bath, heated towel rail and heated mirror. Bathroom fittings are Duravit and Matki. Bedroom 1 enjoys exclusive use of the larger bathroom. Bedroom 2 is en-suite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King Size double Bedroom 2 - Twin beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: Croftgarrow Steading is a treasured and luxurious holiday home. The property benefits from all the amenities you would expect of a modern house but, through the use of high quality natural materials, retains the charm of a stone farm building. The property is spacious and beautifully designed but is extremely cosy and relaxing at the same time. The underfloor heating provides a lovely ambient warmth which can be enhanced with the four-sided central woodburner. The mood lighting panels and multi-room music allow you to create just the right mood for your holiday. We love our family holidays at Croftgarrow and hope that, after a very short time, you will understand why. Outside: The property sits in around 0.5 acre of private land, mostly laid to lawn. Doors from the dining and living areas lead to a sheltered south-facing verandah and the landscaped gravel courtyard containing the hot tub, garden furniture, barbeque and log store. The property has uninterrupted views up to Glen Lyon and Croftgarrow Wood. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed Linen is 100% Egyptian Cotton. Fluffly towels and bathrobes are included along with complimentary Arran Aromatics toiletries. The property is cleaned once a week on changeover day. A mid-stay clean can be arranged at additional cost.


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Luxury 5-star Cottage With Hot Tub and Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, very cosy and fab view.Some good walks in the area and interesting pubs. Would definitely recommend for a carefree holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perthshire Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here three times in the last few years. Quality has remained constantly high. Susan is a delight to deal with. The property is to a very high standard and immaculate throughout. No matter the season a great place to stay. The surrounding countryside is stunning. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had another great stay at Croftgarrow this year John, and thanks so much for this wonderful review. We know there are a lot of properties to choose from so it is a huge compliment to us when our guests return again and again. I hope your daughter saw the red squirrels!
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in a cosy, well equiped and lovely decorated home. Not far from Glen Lyon with great walks and nearby a nice Hotel with a Pub (Music) and great food. We just spoiled ourself. We can highly recommend it when you would like to stay in the Heart of Scotland.

Thank you to Susan and Chris!

Isabel and Regula from Switzerland

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Isabel and Regula, We're delighted you had a wonderful time at Croftgarrow and enjoyed the local walks and great pub! It would be lovely to welcome you back next time you're in Scotland. Warmest wishes, Susan and Chris.
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Stunning property in a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 adults - parents and adult son. Location was great as our son is based in Aberdeen and we had spent the previous week in the Lake District.

The house is lovely and everything works properly! Croftgarrow is extremely well equipped and we lacked nothing to make it a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

We found plenty to do in the surrounding area, even when the weather was inclement. Lots of good pubs for lunches out and an excellent butcher in Aberfeldy provided for easy suppers at Croftgarrow. We also enjoy playing Scrabble in the evenings, something we hadn't done for many years! Will certainly recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this excellent review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with your son at Croftgarrow and pleased to hear you got the Scrabble out - we always love doing that too! Thanks also for recommending us to friends and family, and I hope we can welcome you back in the future too. Very best wishes, Sue and Chris
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Excellent all round.

  • 5 of 5

Croft Garrow is in an excellent location if you like beautiful views. It is quite close to Loch Tay where there are various facilities and really good restaurants. The property is well maintained and is the height of luxury with comfortable beds, a fabulous hot tub and plenty of space just to name some of the features. We would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Megan, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave this excellent review - thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Croftgarrow and we hope you will come back again in the near future. Very best wishes, Sue and Chris
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5 Star Getaway - Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We booked this accommodation for 4 nights but wished we could have stayed longer. This property lived up to all of our expectations and was absolutely beautiful, inside and out. Every modern feature was supplied including Wi-Fi, Sky, Wii, board games and puzzles. We even made ice-cream, a first for us. We used the hot-tub every day, even when the wind whistled down the Glen and a variety of wildlife also visited us daily. We found the information book extremely useful and comprehensive. Our new favourite walk is the, “Birks ‘O Aberfeldy” and there are many more to take in this area. We would love to repeat our experience sometime in the near future.

James and Lindsay Duncan

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James and Lindsay, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, we really appreciate it. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Croftgarrow, (we always want to stay longer when we are there too!) and we really look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Very best wishes, Sue and Chris
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The property lies 1 mile from Loch Tay, a dramatic loch with stony beaches, beautiful lakeside walks and readily available watersports.


Within 2 hours drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. As the property is in a very rural location, public transport is limited and the use of a car is essential.


The pretty conservation village of Fortingall, with its thatched cottages and hotel restaurant and bar, is within walking distance. The village is also the home of the oldest living tree in Europe! The charming 16th century conservation village of Kenmore is 5 miles away and the pleasant market town of Aberfeldy is 10 miles. The property is in a great location for outdoor enthusiasts with Ben Lawers, Schiehallion, Ben More and Stob Binnein all close by.

Further Details:

First class fishing is available on rivers Lyon, Tay, Dochart and Tummel. The area is a mountain biking paradise with access to the Tay Forest park opposite the property. A wide range of outdoor activities is available near Loch Tay and there are several local golf courses. There is a good selection of places to eat and interesting galleries and shops in the area.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Croftgarrow is available for short breaks 3 night weekend breaks (Fri - Mon) and 4 night midweek breaks (Mon-Fri). The seasonal prices for these short breaks are as follows:
Low - £575, Mid - £675, High - £825

A 5% loyalty discount will be offered to all returning customers.

We are very sorry but we are unable to accept any pets other than guide dogs.

Changeover Day:
Friday is our preferred changeover day with arrival at 4pm and departure at 10am. If this is not suitable, please call to discuss and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.