The White Tower

Self Catering

Kenmore, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2HA

    Welcome to the White Tower of Taymouth Castle
    A place of exceptional beauty and peace; a perfect hideaway for up to four people, accessible yet private, ancient, yet with every modern comfort and surrounded on all sides with breathtaking scenery. A place where eagles soar and stags roam and a spot with romantic Royal connections: that's the White Tower! Come and enjoy!
    The White Tower has been recently upgraded and renovated to a very high standard and has been awarded 5 star status. The luxurious kitchen, with it's black granite work surface and complete with modern appliances has a dining area that opens directly on to the terraced patio (great for outdoor breakfasts etc.). Below, is the Sauna and shower room. There is a comfortable lounge with log fire, a cosy wee Library with it's own west facing window, double en suite bedroom, a beautiful en suite master bedroom with it's own chandelier and a spectacular roof top terrace complete with circular hot tub. There are flat screen televisions in the lounge and both bedrooms and sky digital is provided, compete with a "movie" and "sport" package. Needless to the say the furnishings are luxurious. The Tower lies on a secluded knoll, above the valley of the river Tay. It's a spectacular location with beautiful scenery for 360 degrees. The views are a feature: they catch the breath, with each one better than the last! Below, lies the valley and Taymouth Castle. To the north, the mountains march into the distance and to the west beautiful Loch Tay, particularly visible from the roof top patio.
    The White Tower was built about 1506, the look-out tower for the magnificent Taymouth Castle, home of the Marquis'of Breadalbane, owners of one of the largest estates in Scotland. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at the Castle during their honeymoon in 1842; they were captivated! For Victoria, it was the start of a love affair with the Scottish Highlands that was to last a lifetime. Empress of India, Queen of the vast British Empire: the world was her oyster but her heart was to ever be in the Highlands and it all began at Taymouth!
    The Tower's immediate grounds extend to eight acres but with all the hills and forest around, you will feel that it all belongs to you! As you are in Scotland, you are welcome to walk anywhere, even in fenced off areas, as long as you shut gates and act responsibly! There is ample parking, an adjacent wood shed and access off the A827 is via a private road.
    Bring your camera! The countryside surrounding the White Tower is a photographer's dream, no matter the season or, indeed, the weather. Stunning spring mornings with the mist filling the valley below; long summer evenings with the sun dipping below the distant mountains; hoar frost on the trees and snow on the hills; lochs and glens, colours & shadows; an absolute joy! Kenmore, the Loch and the river, as well as the Castle make wonderful backdrops and the historic and picturesque Rob Roy Way passes close to the Tower: a time to be grateful for the digital age!
    Gradings
    5 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday

    Domestic

    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Beauty Treatments
    • Sauna Available
    • Spa Pool Available

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers

    Catering

    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Electron
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    From Aberfeldy on the A827, head west, following the signs for Kenmore. After 5 ½ miles you will see Taymouth Castle East Gate entrance on your right. Keep going for another ½ mile and take the next entrance on the left. Look out for the cottage with the wavy roofline and red tree trunks. Follow the track up the hill, following the signs for The Tower.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Aberfeldy TIC, follow the A827, west, following the signs for Kenmore. After 5 ½ miles you will see Taymouth Castle East Gate entrance on your right. Keep going for another ½ mile and take the next entrance on the left. Look out for the cottage with the wavy roofline and red tree trunks. Follow the track up the hill, following the signs for The Tower.

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest Station is Pitlochry on the London Inverness line. Leave Pitlochry heading south on the A9. Turn off at Ballinluig on A827 following signs to Aberfeldy. From Aberfeldy on the A827, head west, following the signs for Kenmore. After 5 ½ miles you will see Taymouth Castle East Gate entrance on your right. Keep going for another ½ mile and take the next entrance on the left. Look out for the cottage with the wavy roofline and red tree trunks. Follow the track up the hill, following the signs for The Tower.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Nearest Airports are Edinburgh (1hr 15 mins) or Glasgow (2 hours)

    Transport within Scotland

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    Accommodation Special Offer

    10% discount for stays in January, February and November each year.

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