Situated in the tiny hamlet of Pubil, at the far western end of Glenlyon, Ben Grianan cottage is an ideal escape for to those who like to explore magnificent surroundings or simply chill in front of a log burner with a good book. The cottage is decorated to a high spec, comfortably sleeping 5 people in 3 bedrooms with all the home comforts you'd expect and more. NB: there's no mobile reception, nearest shops are a 45min drive.
Ben Grianan cottage offers a relaxing, tranquil environment where you can unwind from the pressures of modern life - there's a TV with Freesat, Blu-ray player and large selection of DVDs/Blu-Rays, a vinyl record player, Marshall bluetooth speaker, and a collection of books and board games. Although there is no mobile signal there is a payphone and basic wifi suitable for checking emails and browsing (no streaming). In the kitchen are an oven, hob, microwave, kettle, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Tassimo coffee machine (pods not included), cafetiere, slow cooker, soup maker and air fryer. Outside there's a gas barbecue, picnic bench and a trampoline for the kids.
Glenlyon is one of Scotland's best kept secrets - the unspoilt River Lyon winds its way along a backdrop of dramatic hills, munros and waterfalls. Once a thriving thoroughfare to Glencoe and the Western Isles, today it is sparsely inhabited with no through road. It is often called "Scotland's longest, loveliest, loneliest glen" with the most breathtaking scenery around every bend. It's an ideal base to explore three local Munros as well as many hidden gems. There's an abundance of wildlife - wild deer (they come down from the hills every evening), eagles and other raptors, highland cows, red squirrels... and brown trout and the odd salmon in River Lyon. Nearby Bridge of Balgie has a fabulous Post Office and Tearooms serving teas, locally-roasted coffee and indulgent sweet treats.
We really mean it when we say that Ben Grianan is in a remote location - it's approximately a one hour drive from Aberfeldy and any passing traffic tends to be sheep. We do see a fair few cyclists, but due to the remote location we would recommend journeying by car. If you're looking for hustle, bustle and nightlife... this probably is not the place for you!