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The Ferry

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7 Nights  

  • £1020  to  £1700

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Short Breaks From

  • £140 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £225 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About The Ferry

The Ferry is a blissful Highland retreat sitting in four acres of grounds (ideal for dogs!) set beside the Tay river in Perthshire's Big Tree Country. There aren't many places where you can relax in an outdoor spa and watch red squirrels scampering up and down birch and redwood trees, or spend the day hiking and mountain biking before soothing tired muscles in a private outdoor wood burning sauna, but you can here. This fabulous holiday cottage is a work of understated luxury with features that include solid oak floor, a log burner and an open fireplace, and two beautiful bedrooms that can sleep up to four guests with space for a travel cot. The Ferry is spacious enough for families and friends, yet also feels intimately welcoming for couples.

Big Tree Country comprises of 200,000 acres of spectacular woodland spread across seven main locations. The cottage is in the Birks of Aberfeldy, renowned for its wealth of native birch ("birk") trees. Walk through the Moness Gorge to the Falls of Moness - a landscape which inspired Scotland's beloved poet, Robert Burns - which is just one of many beauty spots close to the cottage. Another favourite choice for a walk are the gardens at Cluny House where, not only can you easily see the timid but charming red squirrel, but you can try to get your arms around the girth of the magnificent 130-year old redwood believed to be the widest tree in Britain. Other sites around Big Tree Country include Pitlochry, Rannoch, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld and Birnam.

Staying at The Ferry provides the perfect chance to fish on the Tay where salmon, brown trout, sea trout, grayling and coarse all thrive. Permits are easily obtained via the owner, with the salmon season being from mid-January to the end of October and the trout season between mid-March and early October. Mountain bikers will enjoy the variety of trails in the vicinity which include those at Dull Wood, Grandtully, Farragon Hill and Griffin Forest. There is also a choice of footpaths to help visitors explore places such as the Falls of Acharn, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon. There are four excellent golf courses within half an hour's drive, so, no matter what season you visit, there is always something fun to do outdoors.

The cottage sits peacefully at the heart of all this natural splendour, providing a welcoming haven where you can experience the beauty of Scotland's Highlands.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John Campbell joined Independent Cottages in December 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Perth and Kinross)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Ferry is a pretty stone period property with spacious rooms, big windows and a high standard of furnishing. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • The light and welcoming entrance hall has doors leading into the dining room and the living room. The solid oak flooring is a gorgeous feature, as are the stairs dressed in a tartan carpet that rise to the bedrooms on the first level.
  • Light a fire in the open fireplace and settle back on one of two comfortable leather Chesterfield sofas in the lounge. It's a lovely spot to end a fun-filled day and to plan tomorrow's adventures. There is a Smart TV (plus 4G WiFi for streaming) with a DVD player, Xbox and there is also a choice of books and games to keep guests happily entertained during their stay.
  • You'll always feel toasty warm in the dining room, where there is an efficient log burning stove and a table which seats up to six people. Oak flooring and garden views add to the appeal of the dining room, which has a docking station and speaker so that you can enjoy your choice of music while you eat. Remove the top of the dining table and it transforms into a pool table.
  • Cooking is no trouble in the well-equipped kitchen which has all of the equipment and utensils that guests will need to prepare and serve delicious meals. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, and there's a separate utility cupboard with a washing machine and dryer. There is a thoughtful stock of essentials like tea, coffee, oil and seasonings.
  • Family bathroom with a bath, walk-in power shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Both bedrooms are upstairs. Each is beautifully furnished with a gorgeous kingsized sleigh bed, sumptuous bedding and a luxurious 2000 pocket sprung mattress that will feel as if you are drifting off on a cloud of comfort. The owners have elevated the experience with luxurious touches such as bathrobes, blackout blinds, hairdryers and GHD hair straighteners.
  • Separate cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Guests love spending time in the garden where, not only is there a sheltered hot tub and wood burning sauna, but there is also a deck with garden furniture where you can relax with a drink and watch the birds and squirrels. A level area of lawn leads down to the bank of the Tay, and there are walks and bike rides from the gate. There is off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, fuel for the fire, bed linen and bath towels are provided. A travel cot (no bedding) is available on request. Well-behaved pets are welcome through prior arrangement. Short breaks are available all year round with a three night minimum (unless a gap is available for fewer nights). Smoking is not permitted. Mountain bikes available for guest use.

The Ferry Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (2 Kings)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1020
To £1700
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1887 822869 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

John Campbell
Member Since December 2020

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The Ferry 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd February 2024