About This Listing
A home away from home, with views over Loch Tay and only 90 minutes from Edinburgh, Glencoe (where Skyfall was filmed), and 2 hours from Glenfinnan (home of the Harry Potter train viaduct). Log fire, three bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen.
THE BEST LOCATION IN HIGHLAND SCOTLAND:
A stunning privately owned and much loved holiday home on Loch Tay - only 90 minutes from Edinburgh - 120 minutes from Glasgow and a short hop to some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery, including the film sets for Jame's Bond (Skyfall) and Harry Potter.
OUR PRICES INCLUDE:
Fresh bed linen & towels,
Heating, hot water & electricity,
A set of keys,
A welcome pack, (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk)
ALL GUESTS ARE MET IN PERSON ON ARRIVAL:
It will be our pleasure to welcome you in person on arrival, to show you the workings of the cottage and answer any questions you have about our home in Perthshire.
My Ben Rye sits at the heart of Scotland, 40 minutes from Perth, 90 minutes from Edinburgh and just under two-hours from Glasgow.
With three well-appointed bedrooms, My Ben Rye can comfortably sleep eight people. A double sofa-bed allows sleeping space for two additional guests in the lounge.
My Ben Rye has been designed to give all living-spaces sweeping views of the Loch and surrounding valley. The dining room can comfortably seat between 6 and 8 people, while the conservatory and tastefully furnished living room, with wood-burning stove, are charming environments for relaxing and entertaining.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a double oven, large fridge freezer, blenders, mixers, pots and crockery. The main bathroom has both shower and bath, while a second W/C makes life convenient for groups and families.
My Ben Rye’s gardens are the perfect setting for a BBQ, a match of croquet or a game of badminton. A large BBQ, benches, and white wicker furniture allow you to make the most of this spectacular setting.
LOGS FOR THE FIRE:
Why not make use of the open fire in the living room. Logs can be found outside should you need more during your stay.
TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN:
We welcome guests of all ages. Please note that guests under 12 years of age stay for free.
We can happily provide a travel cot and high chair free of charge. Please let us know in advance of your arrival if we can set these up for you.
If you require additional services, please do not hesitate to ask.
OUR APARTMENTS IN EDINBURGH
Why not take advantage of our apartments in Edinburgh and complete your stay in Scotland with a visit to the Scottish Capital!
For more information and to see pictures, click on our profile and navigate to our "other listings".
Book to stay at one of our properties, and we'll offer you a 10% discount on bookings made at the other!
Interaction with Guests
CONTACTING US BEFORE AND DURING YOUR STAY:
From the moment you book, you will be able to contact us by telephone, email or through airbnb.
We do our best to be as communicative as possible and are always excited to hear from you.
Shortly after confirming your reservation, we will email you with our contact details, those of our housekeepers, and other useful information, including driving directions, details of some of our favourite local shops.
During your stay, we welcome you to contact us or our local housekeepers with any questions you may have.
HOW MUCH INTERACTION WILL YOU HAVE WITH US?
It is entirely up to you!
Airbnb is an amazing way to meet interesting people like you. We are genuinely interested in making sure you enjoy our home.
We live about 2 hours away from My Ben Rye, so - regrettably - it may be that we don't meet you in person. Don't worry, though, our wonderful housekeepers will be there for you when you arrive.
Although we are far away, we do welcome you to contact us at any point during your stay. It would be a pleasure to hear from you.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN THE AREA:
Glenfinnan Viaduct - Harry Potter Bridge
Glencoe - Skyfall scenery
The Crannog - Iron Age Scottish Living
The Yew Tree - Birthplace of Pontius Pilot
House of Bruar - Shopping
Birks O Aberfeldy - Walk
Other Things to Note
Thanks for looking,
We can't wait to host you.
Gavin and Lucie
House and rooms are strictly, NO smoking.
We kindly request our smoking-guests to do so outside and to use the ashtrays provided.
Dogs are welcome vacationers.
A £10 surcharge will be applicable to each four legged friend.
Maximum 2 dogs.
BYOB. We are well stocked with openers, glasses, and fridges.
From Dec 21, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
What every airbnb experience ought to aspire to be. Gavin & Lucie are excellent communicators, which made booking their Loch Tay cottage effortless. In terms of the quality of the accommodation, it was a beautiful, well priced, accurately represented home that was well prepared for my group's arrival. Perfectly equipped for guests unfamiliar with the surrounding area. Highly recommended.
We had a lovely stay at My Ben Rye. The cottage was filled with everything you could ever need for your stay there, from binoculars to board games and even homemade shortbread. The log burning stove is also a great touch, the views were spectacular and even better than the pictures.
Gavin was a great host, easy to get in touch with. We couldn't recommend My Ben Rye enough and we will definitely be returning.
We were a group of 8 and were in this cottage for 3 fantastic days.
Views surrounding the cottage are stunning. The drive to nearby villages and around the Loch is highly recommended. The location is ideal to cover two national parks; Loch Lomond and The Caingorms)
Communication was great. We were received and walked through the house by a caretaker. The cottage itself is well equipped with all the amenities you would want. The group mainly comprised people who work in hospitality industry, were very impressed with how organised things were. Loads of books to read in the library and the wifi network connectivity was great.
Overall we had a great stay and I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who are looking to spend a quiet week off the grind or like we did, spend quality time with friends/family.
Brilliant location with beautiful views, exactly as described. Instructions and communication great before arrival. All set up perfectly and very well equipped.
My only concern would be that the window in the conservatory needs fixing, we opened it to let air in and it fell off the hinges. Was able to get in touch with housekeeper regarding this who said it is due to be fixed soon so apart from that wee fright a lovely stay.
Really good communications before the visit - postcode takes you straight to the property. Met on arrival by housekeeper. House well stocked with milk, tea, coffee, sugar (and even some brownies!!)
Plenty of linen, towels and supply of logs, kindling and firelighters. Loads of books and board games in the house, torch, candles, binoculars.
House itesef had a great view of the loch and surrounding mountains (photos don't do it justice) - really quiet and secluded - a great place to go and relax!
The house is perfectly located with a fantastic view of the loch Tay. Only a few kilometers away from all the nice spots in the area. The house is nice even though it could do with a little refurbishment. We had a hard time understanding the heating system but it was just us being a bit slow. Pam was very helpful and quick to respond. All in all we had a lovely stay in the house.
Lovely cottage with beautiful surroundings. We really enjoyed our stay in Aberfeldy despite the bad weather. The cottage was really tidy and cosy, all facilities were available and communication with Pam before and throughout our stay was very easy. The area is just beautiful, kept on being amazed by the wonderful views. Would definitely recommend the cottage and already planning to come back in spring or summer.
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About the Host, Gavin & Lucie
Hello and thanks so much for checking out our profile,
We like to think that we are positive spirited, young, courteous and mildly interesting people from the beautiful city of Edinburgh - a place we cannot wait for you to get to know!
We love to travel and have been fortunate to visit, live, study and work in various parts of our exciting world. Since moving back to Edinburgh, we both decided to try hosting on airbnb - and here we are, almost three years later.
As guests and hosts, airbnb has brought so many interesting people into our lives and has changed our opinions about travel. We can't wait to meet you, and really hope you will love our homes, city and country!
Thanks for visiting and happy travels!
Gavin and Lucie
A refined house with tasteful Scottish furnishings and menus to suit all budgets. Terrific bar foods to an exquisite restaurant make this a fantastic afternoon or evening out. The Ewe pub for a drink.Aberfeldy Perthshire PH15 2NQ
This local restaurant serves an array of fantastic Scottish produce; from kippers and haddock for breakfast, to pub lunches, and and extensive dinner menu. An open fire and great pub too.Kenmore PH15 2HN
The best place to rent canoes, kayaks, motor boats and pedalos. A little cafe on the side makes ideal resting ground for those not water-bound.Kenmore PH15 2HG
A small Post Office, doubling as a local convenience store for all your small grocery and news needs. Also the closest ATM to My Ben Rye.Perth and Kinross
The Kenmore Hotel has a few tremendous bar areas with open fire and a welcoming athmosphere. Terrific local pub food makes for a great and well-priced dinner. From the back, views over the River Tay.The Square Perthshire Schottland PH15 2NU
A terrific restaurant with fine local foods and amazingly big portions. An interesting wine-list, good athmosphere and welcoming staff. A must visit! Closed in winter months.Kenmore Perthshire PH15 2PA
A fine restaurant serving a wide take on Scottish cuisine. This somewhat pricey restaurant makes for a wonderful night out. Great wine list.Nr Aberfeldy PH15 2JE
New World Wines and a wonderful coffee shop, just outside Aberfeldy. An array of interesting produce to be had here to. Worth a visit.Aberfeldy Perthshire PH15 2JD