With secure parking and even an inspection pit for those unforeseen moments it is the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque routes throughout Scotland or partake in the classic car events, which occur frequently in Crieff and Perthshire.
Thanks to the Perth and Kinross Council Countryside Trust, there are now eight walks (several on the doorstep of Aberturret Cottage) which form part of an extensive paths network for walkers, cyclists and riders. Ranging from one to eight miles and covering a wide variety of terrain, the Crieff Walks embrace some of the area's finest scenery.
For the more ambitious walker or climber, Perthshire has many challenging Munroes not too far away.
Numerous excellent golf courses are within a few miles, the sheer variety is remarkable; scenic Highland layouts, idyllic parkland settings, world-famous centres and undiscovered gems.
On the doorstep of Aberturret Cottage is the Crieff Hydro Golf Centre for a spot of driving practice or a quick 9 holes, or perhaps a trip to St Andrews to play on the famous course there.
There are so many interesting Castles, Stately Homes and other places to visit in the area, the problem will be deciding how many you have time for! In Perthshire you will find a host of pretty villages, linked by glorious scenery and breathtaking views. Pitlochry, so beloved of Queen Victoria, Killiecrankie and the 'Soldier's Leap', Blair Atholl with its 'fairytale' Castle (home to the UK's only private army), Dunkeld with its historic cathedral and picturesque 'Little Houses' (in the care of the National Trust for Scotland), Fortingall with its pretty thatched roof houses and 2000 year old yew tree, Innerpeffray, home to the oldest free lending library in the country (founded 1680) and Balquhidder, last resting place of 'Rob Roy' MacGregor.
Travelling out with Perthshire there is Edinburgh Castle, Loch Leven Castle (a unique small castle on an island where Mary, Queen of Scots endured nearly a year of imprisonment) amd nearby Ardoch, a fascinating Roman fort site.
After Crieff itself, Perth - the county town of Perthshire (picture opposite) - is a charming city which boasts a wealth of elegant Georgian architecture and excellent shopping facilities, together with a good choice of restaurants, cafes, bars and entertainment. Scone Palace is nearby, set amidst 100 acres of glorious parkland and the site at which many of Scotland's kings were crowned.
The palace, home to the Earl and Countress of Mansfield, is open to the public for much of the year. Edinburgh and Glasgow are both 49 miles from Aberturret Cottage and each city offers the visitor its own charm.
Edinburgh Castle sits high above the city's bustling streets and wynds whilst Glasgow provides its own unique atmosphere of relaxed informality whilst both provide excellent shopping facilities.
If you are coming to Aberturret with younger children you will find plenty of things to do as a family. Within a short drive there is a wildlife centre, a safari and leisure park and a farmlife centre. Crieff has a leisure centre, swimming pool and beautiful parkland with riverside walks. In Perth there is the go-karting centre and the MacBeth experience (at Bankfoot).
If whisky appeals to your taste then you will not have to go very far to find it! Glenturret Distillery (Scotland's oldest) is within easy walking of Aberturret Cottage.
A little further afield, in the hills above Pitlochry you will find Edradour Distillery (picture opposite) which carries the title of Scotland's smallest distillery. At Aberfeldy, where the Black Watch Regiment was first raised in 1739, you will find the Aberfeldy Distillery - opened in 1898 by John Dewar & Sons. The row of oak trees by the distillery was planted to celebrate Queen Victoria's Jubilee.
There are a number of traffic-free cycle tracks which have been developed around Crieff. Within 30 minutes drive, at Dunkeld and Aberfeldy, there are extensive tracks within the Forest Enterprise Estates.
For the more ambitious mountain biker there are many off-road tracks in the area to test all skill levels. Bike storage is no problem.