Hilltop Manor

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended
Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

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* Hilltop Manor has been featured in leading UK and EU design and architectural publications - Elle Decoration in the UK, Cote Maison in France, NYarum in Sweden and Residence NL in the Netherlands, Living Corriere in Italy.

Hilltop Manor is a magnificent and commanding home, standing regally in stunning grounds; a historical mansion with mountain views, refurbished to an exquisite finish and fine standards for an unparalleled experience nestled at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands.

The rather imposing exterior showcases a beautiful example of Edwardian architecture; built originally in 1909, Hilltop Manor offers all the trappings of a luxury, boutique hotel, with an immaculately and suavely finished design specification and an array of five-star style services for a flawlessly indulgent experience.

This retreat is set within a beautiful rural position, offering a sumptuous, yet cosy, escape from the bustle of urban living.

The interiors at Hilltop Manor are impeccably tasteful, offering impeccable quality, and display a zesty designer panache. A blend of modern-rustic and classic, this stylish home is chic, immaculately finished and oozes charismatic touches. From charcoal tones walls to oil paintings, large original open fireplaces and panelled wood walls, to enormous bay windows overlooking the silvery mountains, Hilltop Manor offers stunning proportions, impressive design choices and elegant interiors.

The magnanimously proportioned living room has an enormous, uber-chic mustard toned sofa as its centrepiece; accessorised with quality European designers and sophisticated dusty tones. Hilltop Manor merges historical architecture with sleek, contemporary, yet timeless, design.

The dining room is a masterpiece of solid, natural timber, with a stunning five and a half meter long table in bronze and oak, with a large capacity for twenty diners! This prestigious dining room nonetheless imbibes the natural designer ease of the home; an ideal space for catered events, celebrations, reunions and anniversaries, with world-class catering team on hand.

There is a second reception room which offers sultry and earthy tones, a snug-like ambience together with huge sofas a cosy open log fire. Hilltop Manor imbibes the very best of Highland warmth and hospitality, with all the hotel trimmings while offering guests the privacy of their own home!

Hilltop Manor can accommodate eighteen guests in nine uniquely designed bedrooms, each with a private en-suite bathroom. These rooms offer the last word in elegant, restorative and understated designer flair. Crisp and minimal, all the hallmarks of quality are present: Egyptian cotton bed linen, thick fluffy towels and top-range fittings such as sleek walk-in slate showers and free-standing designer baths.

The kitchen is a walnut and dark marble affair, offering state of the art fittings for large-scale dining; there is a natural flow between the spaces, framed with enormous windows and a finish that is unpretentious yet unparalleled in quality.

Hilltop Manor has grand proportions and effortlessly carries off an array of unique designer choices: beautiful antique carriage lighting, Scandinavian inspired four poster bed, bold colour choices and blends cutting-edge and timeless-classic furnishings.

When “downtime” beckons, there is a sombre-toned, ambient cinema room: a real hideaway, with Bose, surround sound system - ideal for rainy afternoons.

Hilltop Manor will delight aesthetes and interiors enthusiasts; the quality and execution of raw materials is unparalleled: slate, oak, stone, marble and walnut, whilst this home is infused with natural light and finished with an edgy and confident colour range.

This prestigious home is set within five and a half acres of private grounds. There is an expansive stone terrace with views across the Tay valley, leading to a perfect blend of formal gardens and beautiful wilderness for intriguing rambling! For a little touch of woodland indulgence, there is a wood-fired hot tub in the woods, large enough for eight for a “rock and roll” experience! Guests can enjoy walks directly from the estate.

Hilltop Manor is a masterful example of contemporary design harmonising with traditional architecture; an exciting display of quality, designer flair and all the little extra touches of luxury that a guest would receive in a top-class hotel, set within a rugged and dynamic Highland landscape.

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What you should know…

  • Some of the additional services such as catering and concierge provision will incur a (very reasonable!) additional charge; the little extras to ensure a comfortable stay!
  • A vehicle is recommended in order to explore this beautiful region, the surrounding historical castles, market towns, an array of outdoor pursuits - the estate has ample parking
  • There is one ground floor bedroom which is suitable for those with mobility impairments; the rest of the bedrooms are set up the grand wood and wrought iron staircases; toddlers will also need monitoring

This property is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of this collection, properties either have to tick 4 or more of our sustainable checklist, or tick 3 of the checklist but also have a score of 5 or lower (kg) for the total carbon footprint per day, based on full occupancy, per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This property ticked these points on our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Indoor Games Home Cinema Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
Kitchen
- Handmade bespoke kitchen with island
- Large gas range stove
- American Style fridge freezer
- 2 additional fridge freezers in the utility room
- 2 dish washers

Dining Room / Drawing Room
- 20 seater dining table
- Patio door on to terrace
- Drawing room with seating for approx. 16-20 guests

TV Snug
- large 48 inch tv screen
- Sky TV
- Netflix
- X box and BOSE surround sound in Cinema room

Lounge
- Seating for approx 12-14
- Open wood burning fire

Bedroom 1: Silver Birch
- King-size bed
- Fully accessible shower room


First Floor
Bedroom 2: Willow
- King-size bed
- Free standing bath with views towards the Tay Valley
- En-suite wet room

Bedroom 3: Wild Cheery
- King-size Bed
- En-suite wet room

Bedroom 4: Scotspine
- King-size Bed
- Free standing bath within bedroom room
- En-suite wet room

Bedroom 5: Holly
- King-size Bed
- En-suite wet room

Bedroom 6: Oak
- King-size Bed
- En-suite wet room

Bedroom 7: Hazel
- Super King-size 4 Poster Bed
- En-suite and steam room

Bedroom 8: Juniper
- King-size Bed
- En-suite and wet room

Bedroom 9: Elm
- King-size Bed
- En-suite and steam room

Grounds
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Large terrace overlooking Aberfeldy and with views over the Tay valley to Schiehallion
- Approximately 5.5 acres of private grounds
- Wood fired natural cedar Hot Tub nestled in the woods beside the house – its large enough for 10-12 guests – imported from Finland. Possible to hire at an additional charge.

Amenities
- High speed Wi-Fi with boasters throughout the house
- Cinema room and TV snug include full SKY package and Netflix
- Fully wifi- enabled
- Bose surround sound music system in living room
- Play den for younger guests with selection of books & toys
- Butler service available for an additional charge

Location

About the surrounding area of Hilltop Manor
Sustainable Collection
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Hilltop Manor is nestled on an elevated site, overlooking the town of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, set on the east coast of Scotland, alongside the sweeping River Tay.

Aberfeldy was first made famous by Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet (who famously wrote about the Birks of Aberfeldy); today Aberfeldy is Scotland’s first fair-trade town - retailers and businesses do their best locally to promote fair-trade, organic and environmentally friendly products. Today, visitors can walk through the footpath noted in Burn’s poem for two miles up to the Falls of Moness, where the path ends in spectacular views.

Loch Tay is the largest loch in Perthshire, framed by majestic mountains and hillside farms and cottages. Sailors and water sports enthusiasts flock to this area; canyoning and white water rafting are popular!

Aberfeldy itself is a bustling town with an array of coffee shops, a smattering of renowned restaurants, the Watermill bookshop (a bookshop, gallery and cafe housed in a listed former watermill) and vibrant local life.

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery is worth a visit; guests can discover the Dewar family’s pursuit of Scotch whiskey perfection in the distillery they built in 1898.

The nearby Glen Lyon is one of Scotland’s longest and loveliest glens, whilst abseiling, gorge walking and mountain biking are all on offer locally for outdoors enthusiasts.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perth Airport

(55.6 km)

Nearest Airport Dundee Airport

(85.8 km)

Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(117 km)

Nearest Train Station Pitlochry

(24.4 km)

Nearest Airport Dunkeld & Birnam

(28.5 km)

Nearest Village Aberfeldy

(1.4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Plenty of Bars/Pubs in Aberfeldy

(1.4 km)

Nearest Restaurant Plenty of Restaurants in Aberfeldy

(1.4 km)

Nearest Golf Aberfeldy Golf Club

(1.2 km)

Region

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Children of all ages will delight in the enchanting and mystical grounds and ample space for exploring and make-believe at Hilltop Manor. This is an environment where children can safely roam and wander, play games and enjoy beautiful, natural surroundings.

Hilltop Manor is ideal for families; with ample, large-scale self-catering space, an array of different reception rooms, a cosy snug and cinema room, children will be able to snuggle up after a busy day and have all their entertainment needs easily met. The sheer novelty of the different bedrooms, the pops of vibrant colour, the free-standing baths and long wood-panelled corridors is a true delight!

The region surrounding Aberfeldy is rich with opportunity for children, whether it be trekking, hiking, horse riding or water sports, this area has it all. Highlights would be a visit to Splash White Water Rafting or spending a day enjoying a Highland Safari. Splash White Water Rafting will provide an aqua adventure for the whole family to navigate the storms and falls of the rapids (suitable for children from nine years). At Highland Safaris there is so much to discover (suitable for children from four years); children can feed and stroke red deer, meet barn owls and enjoy the discovery trail!

This region of Scotland is rich in history, has extensive gastronomical choices for all ages and abundant opportunities for growth and learning within the heart of unspoilt nature.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Horse Riding
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Butler Available
  • Meal Delivery Service Available
  • Daily Housekeeping Available

For all new bookings from July 2020 onwards, the below are included in the advertised rental rates:

- Full breakfast every morning by Ballintaggart Farm.
- Exclusive use of Hilltop Manor & Grounds, 9 bedrooms all en-suite, total of up to 18 guests
- Welcome Basket from our catering partners Ballintaggart Farm
- High quality bed linen & towels from Harper London
- Toiletries in all bathrooms
- Use of wood fired hot tub in the woods
- Use of steam room
- Unlimited supply of fire wood for internal fires, the fire pit on the terrace and the hot tub
- Daily housekeeping and turn-down service
- Private butler at your service throughout your stay

Additional services available on a request basis for an extra charge:

- Lunch, dinner & BBQ can all be tailored to the guests requirements
- Freshly prepared meals can be delivered to Hilltop Manor
- Morning & afternoon tea/ coffee with freshly baked cake

Notes:
- All catering will be managed by our exclusive catering partners Ballintaggart Farm, there is flexibility to modify the menus and timing of meals dependent of guest wishes.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Hilltop Manor makes a wonderful choice for your special day, intimate occasions may take place in the house while larger groups can be accommodated in a marquee. Every wedding at Hilltop Manor is completely bespoke and tailored to you, perfect for those wanting a truly individual day while the views over Aberfeldy and the Tay Valley make a beautiful backdrop for the pictures you will treasure forever.

Wedding Reception
A reception with up to 120 guests could be hosted in a hired marquee in the grounds of the Manor. Inside, up to 50 people could be seated. Dancing could continue in a hired marquee in the grounds for up to 120 people with music playing outside until 10pm or inside until 2am.
 
Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony could take place outdoors on the terrace for up to 120 people on inside the Manor house, in the main living room for up to 50 people. The venue is full-licenced for legal marriages to happen on-site.

Where to Stay
Up to 18 people can sleep on-site. Nearby, up to 100 guests can stay within walking distance in a range of accommodation types. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The venue can provide a wedding planner, or the client may provide their own. Venue have suggested suppliers for all event needs on request.

Catering
All catering is taken care of by one exclusive caterer to the venue.

Other information
3-night weekend wedding hire packages available – two costings, one for house-only weddings, another for weddings which use the grounds for a marquee wedding.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 paid to the owner and refunded at the end of your stay subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time 4.00 pm onwards
Departure time Before 10.00 am
Heating costs included? Yes
Energy costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? Yes, 2 dog are allowed. There is an additional charge of £75 per dog
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Changeover day Flexible on request depending on season
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £10,428 £13,438 £16,448 £19,458 £24,725
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £9,353 £12,363 £15,373 £18,383 £22,575
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £8,815 £11,073 £13,330 £15,588 £21,500
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - £19,350 £22,038 £24,725 £26,875
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 - £19,350 £22,038 £24,725 £26,875
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 £8,170 £9,890 £11,610 £13,330 £18,275
Apr 1st 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 £8,815 £11,073 £13,330 £15,588 £21,500
Apr 30th 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 £9,353 £12,363 £15,373 £18,383 £22,575
Jun 1st 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 £10,428 £13,438 £16,448 £19,458 £24,725
Sep 3rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £9,353 £12,363 £15,373 £18,383 £22,575
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £8,815 £11,073 £13,330 £15,588 £21,500
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - £19,350 £21,500 £23,650 £26,875
Dec 27th 2021 - Feb 8th 2022 - £19,350 £21,500 £23,650 £26,875

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €10,835 €13,845 €16,855 €19,865 €25,690
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €9,718 €12,728 €15,738 €18,748 €23,456
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €9,159 €11,417 €13,674 €15,932 €22,339
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - €20,105 €22,793 €25,480 €27,924
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 - €20,105 €22,793 €25,480 €27,924
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 €8,489 €10,209 €11,929 €13,649 €18,988
Apr 1st 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 €9,159 €11,417 €13,674 €15,932 €22,339
Apr 30th 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 €9,718 €12,728 €15,738 €18,748 €23,456
Jun 1st 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 €10,835 €13,845 €16,855 €19,865 €25,690
Sep 3rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €9,718 €12,728 €15,738 €18,748 €23,456
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 €9,159 €11,417 €13,674 €15,932 €22,339
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - €20,105 €22,255 €24,405 €27,924
Dec 27th 2021 - Feb 8th 2022 - €20,105 €22,255 €24,405 €27,924

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $12,866 $15,876 $18,886 $21,896 $30,505
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $11,539 $14,549 $17,559 $20,569 $27,853
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $10,876 $13,134 $15,391 $17,649 $26,526
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - $23,874 $26,561 $29,249 $33,158
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 - $23,874 $26,561 $29,249 $33,158
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 $10,080 $11,800 $13,520 $15,240 $22,548
Apr 1st 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 $10,876 $13,134 $15,391 $17,649 $26,526
Apr 30th 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 $11,539 $14,549 $17,559 $20,569 $27,853
Jun 1st 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 $12,866 $15,876 $18,886 $21,896 $30,505
Sep 3rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $11,539 $14,549 $17,559 $20,569 $27,853
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 $10,876 $13,134 $15,391 $17,649 $26,526
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - $23,874 $26,024 $28,174 $33,158
Dec 27th 2021 - Feb 8th 2022 - $23,874 $26,024 $28,174 $33,158

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Blew me away!

    Posted by Lesley on 19/08/2019

    This house blew me away. The people who designed it have amazing style and vision, the way it was refurbed with unique and high quality materials made the experience of staying here very special. We enjoyed the vast amounts of space to relax, to eat together at the amazing table, the ease that we could cater in the state of the art kitchen where nothing has been forgotten. So often in a holiday property something is compromised but here nothing was, it was designed with love and felt like a home. The bedrooms are huge with plenty of space to relax, each one has its own fabulous bathroom with candles, lovely bath products. A second lounge/TV den upstairs was perfect for the younger members of the party. Special mention to Ballintaggart a local caterers/hotel/restaurant business who provided catering services, including dinners, breakfasts and packed lunches with delicious local Scottish farm produce. Their staff were professional and friendly and provided two barbecues, two sit down three course catered dinners and other meals we could cook ourselves, this was the finishing touch and meant all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves.

  • Excellent

    Posted by Dave on 18/08/2019

    As a party of 12 we stayed in Hilltop Manor for a week in August. The building is spacious. The restoration and decor are beautifully done, and a pleasure to be around. Lots of good design ideas to borrow! The owner John was super helpful from booking through to being there. We used the Ballintaggart team for a full week of catering. They were excellent. The food was great, the provisions interesting and reliable, and the service both overall and in delivering various meals was perfect. Really good team to work with. We used the house as a base for climbing and walking in both Cairngorm and in Glencoe, both of which are c70-90mins away. We also fished and walked locally. The settlement history in the Tay Valley was interesting, and the Crannog is worth a trip. This was the most successful and least stressful time we have hosted a family group like this, and I would strongly recommend the house and the caterers.

  • Exceptional!

    Posted by Nicola & John on 06/07/2019

    I’m thrilled to say we had the most amazing weekend imaginable. Everything you planned for us went down extremely well – all of the activities, the caterers (wow!), transportation and of course Phillippe, the slightly panicky and therefore typical Frenchman who kept us all in check and I’m so glad he was there. The house is incredibly tastefully decorated and furnished, and super comfortable – definitely a house designed for refined entertaining.

    Even the weather was kind. It only properly rained the day we left and the first night we were there it didn’t get dark, we enjoyed the most extraordinary sky well beyond midnight.

    We were 17 friends who rarely get the chance to all come together at the same time with children shipped off elsewhere etc., so what a treat for us.

    You’ve created something truly exceptional in Hilltop Manor and certainly for us, one of the most memorable and enjoyable times we’ve ever experienced. With enormous thanks and very best wishes.

  • Wonderful time!

    Posted by Cormac on 03/02/2019

    We had a wonderful time in Hilltop Manor. The House was designed to the highest standards, every detail was designed to compliment the refurbishment with no expense spared. We lived in the Lap of Luxury for a couple of days and felt very pampered in our surrounds. It was a short walk to the charming village of Aberfeldy which offered an assortment of coffee shops, restaurants and attractions. I would definitely recommend the Habitat cafe for your morning coffee. There is so much to explore in the stunning countryside and surrounds. The owners John and Susie were so helpful and we really appreciated our time spent here. I would highly recommend Hilltop Manor for an escape to the country and hopefully we will get back there again soon to enjoy more treats!!

  • Highly recommend!

    Posted by Alan on 07/01/2019

    Simplicity isn't simple. I select these words carefully to best describe Hilltop Manor. The attention to detail, the care, the many hours of thought, of pre planning, the selection process, every item in place, nothing forgotten... results in a superb homely environment above all expectations. A place to escape leaving memories that last forever. When you stay there albeit for a short period everything fits in place, it just works, the way you'd expect. Yet to achieve this the effort is immense. And because of such effort our stay was amazing, just easy, simple.... Thx to the owner John and his amazing helpers. A great week with family & friends to bring in the new year in a beautiful location in 1st class style, Aberfeldy and the surrounding area is Scotland at its greatest. We highly recommend Hilltop Manor. Simply the best xxx

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