Just minutes from Loch Tay, Hawthorn Cottage is a cosy and luxurious way to enjoy the countryside in the Scottish Highlands.
Hawthorn Cottage was originally an 18th Century crofter’s cottage (built around 1740) so it has a lovely cosy feel – yet now with all the modern luxuries, including super-fast fibre broadband! Beautifully decorated and furnished throughout, this gorgeous semi-detached old cottage is more of a grown-up space, so best suited for adults and older children (therefore there is an age restriction of 12 years and older).
It has recently undergone a complete renovation (including the addition of an upstairs extension to add a spacious second bathroom) plus full refurbishment to create a top-quality holiday cottage. The cottage has a pretty approach, along a nicely laid-out path with flowerbeds and large potted plants either side. On entering through the front door there is a bright and airy entrance lobby/boot room with plenty of space for hanging wet jackets and outdoor shoes – ideal for returning from your adventures. Moving through the hall there is an invitingly cosy sitting room with exposed original beams, two comfy sofas, coffee table and occasional tables, flat-screen Smart TV and a log-burning stove for the cooler months. There is also a good supply of games, jigsaw puzzles and books in the hall cupboard for when the weather is truly dreich! Also downstairs is the fully equipped, delightful, cottage-style kitchen with a large window overlooking the pretty back garden, a small dining area with a window overlooking the front garden, a utility area with a washer-dryer and an impressive downstairs bathroom with built-in shower and large heated towel rail.
Upstairs (and please note that due to the age of the cottage, the stairs are quite steep!) are the two bedrooms and the second luxuriously finished bathroom, with lovely views over the back garden. This upstairs bathroom features a large built-in shower, 2 large heated towel rails and a separate bath. The spacious main bedroom has zip-and-link beds which can be configured into either a full-sized, super king or into two extra-long singles. This room has a charming window seat with a lovely rural outlook, a hanging space and chest of drawers with a mirror. The second bedroom has a king-sized bed and also features a window seat with front-facing rural views as well as a small window overlooking the rear garden, plus hanging space and plenty of storage. There is also additional hanging space and storage space for larger items such as suitcases etc in the cupboard on the landing.
The rear of the property can be accessed through the back door by the kitchen or directly through the outdoor gate – which can be locked from inside for additional security for bikes etc if required. There is a sunny patio with an outdoor sofa set and gas BBQ, and a large picnic table in an interesting sunken area of the garden with outdoor lighting. There are also delightful, sheltered garden areas ideal for catching the sun and enjoying the views out towards Drummond Hill and the start of Glen Lyon.
There is clearly marked, reserved parking for cottage guests at the front of the property (for one car) and further parking can be arranged with the owners when booking.
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Fearnan is 3 miles from the village of Kenmore, on the banks of Loch Tay.
Kenmore has a range of restaurants and the Courtyard Deli.
There are 2 golf courses in Kenmore as well as water sports and boat hire. We also have the Scottish Crannog Centre which is a great day out for all the family.
Kenmore is home to the new Loch Tay Safari centre, part of the award winning Highland Safaris based in Dull.
There is a petrol station, medical centre, dentist, vet, bank, ATMs and Post Office.
If you’re looking for an active holiday, there is a wide range of activities such as golf, fishing, walking, cycling, white water rafting, for which we recommend Unique Adventure Tours Scotland and even bungee jumping!
In addition, there are numerous castles and distilleries and a community owned cinema. Various festivals and music events run throughout the year. This great little town really does have something for everyone!
The Area page has additional details of the wonderful activities and restaurants in the area.