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Moulinalmond Cottage

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 7 reviews

Very Good 4/5 

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This is a cottage in a million - a totally unique rural retreat which is a perfect base for those seeking a family holiday or a romantic break in a beautiful setting. All the amenities of the countryside yet just 10 mins from all the action of Perth - a wonderful small city. For walkers, golfers or cyclists it is absolutely ideal. We're 5 minutes from the park & ride facilities for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles!

Equally if fauna and flora is of interest you won't find a better base. We have red squirrels, deer, copious birdlife and our own sheep and horses in our fields. Families also very much enjoy this cottage, with acres of space for the kids to run around and play.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Andrews 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 64 km, Nearest railway: Perth 6.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The property has a large well-equipped dining kitchen, living room with French windows and wood burning stove, a twin and double bedroom which share en-suite to the bathroom. You enter by your own private courtyard. Rentals are generally Saturday to Saturday. Well-behaved dogs are allowed at additional cost. Not suitable for Disabled with walking difficulties due to staircase.

Own garage.

Further details outdoors

Large garden, private walled garden for your use, garage.

Garden opens onto the ancient and historic Methven Wood, where William Wallace and Robert the Bruce both fought battles in the Scottish Wars of Independence.

Further details

Bed and linen and towels supplied - fresh weekly for longer stay guests.

There is ample free firewood which runs the wood-burning stove that powers the central heating and can also supply hot water.

The Perth and Kinross region

If there's one part of Scotland that encapsulates all that's best about Scotland, it's Perthshire. Located slap bang in the centre of old Caledonia, and crossing the Lowland and Highland divide, it's got the lot: hills, mountains, lochs, pretty villages, fishing, golf, lovely market towns and some wonderful, individually-owned restaurants and shops.

Here you'll also find some of the most remarkable trees and woodlands in Europe. In one day you can see Europe's oldest tree, the world's highest hedge, Britain's tallest tree, and once you've done that, if golf's your thing, then you can also round off the day playing golf on some of the most famous courses in the world such as Gleneagles, Rosemount and Carnoustie.

For climbers or walkers there is the chance to tackle demanding Munros (mountains of over 3,000 feet) like Ben More and Shiehallion.

Perth, just 4 miles away, has excellent leisure facilities and shops,an ice rink and a large swimming pool complex with flumes. Pitlochry with its famous fish ladder and theatre, Glenshee, Braemar and St Andrews are all within an hour's easy drive.

In Perthshire there is sailing, lots of craft shops, skiing, water-skiing, fine dining, distillery tours, antique shops - in fact you will have to return to see and do it all!

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The great joy of stayng at Moulinalmoond is that you are surrounded by stunning countryside with absolutely no neighbours overlooking you YET you are a 10 minute drive from a 24hour Tesco Supermarket, and Perth is on your doorstep.

There are walks around our magnificent grounds; walks into the privately-owned wood which the house opens straight onto (you have your own key for access), and you can equally walk to one of the lovely village pubs in 5 - 10 minutes.

As for when to go to Perthshire? Well, regular seasonal highlights include the Perth Festival of the Arts in May, the Scottish Game Fair in July; The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair in August and the Glenfiddich Piping and Fiddling Championships in Oct.

A great visit in central Perth is the Black Watch Castle & Museum, which re-opened in June 2013 following a £3.5m redevelopment project. .

What else to do in pretty Perthshire?

* Visit the home of a Clan Chief at Castle Menzies, by Aberfeldy, where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed on his way to the Battle of Culloden;

* Visit the childhood home of the Queen Mother at Glamis Castle

* Row out to the island castle on Loch Leven where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned for almost a year before her dramatic escape

* Stand in the Church where John Knox fuelled the fire of the Reformation at St. John's Kirk in Perth;

* Walk to the stunning waterfalls that inspired Robert Burns' poem; "The Birks O' Aberfeldy".

* Visit the oldest existing library in Scotland (Innerpeffray, near Crieff), founded by Lord Madderty in 1680.

* Take a look at the 'Queen's View', one of the most famous views in Scotland across Loch Tummel to Schiehallion. Queen Victoria took tea here in 1866, but the viewpoint actually commemorates Queen Isabel, first wife of Robert the Bruce.

* Spend an afternoon at beautiful Blair Castle, protected by the last and only private army in Europe;

* Visit the magnificent Scone Palace, where Kings of Scots including Robert the Bruce, were crowned

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Review 1-7 of 7

14 Aug 2014

4/5

"Relaxing retreat"

We stayed at Moulinalmond cottage for 1 week in August. The cottage was adjacent to the main house and was in large private grounds. It was very peaceful and the owners/staff very friendly. It was a g… More

4 Jun 2014

5/5

"Magical"

Three friends and I have just returned from a wonderful week at Moulin Almond Cottage. The Property itself is large enough to comfortably house four people, yet cosy enough for a couple - especially w… More

10 Jan 2014

5/5

"Nostalgic delight, beautiful scenery, essence of cottage living."

We wanted a place where our son could join us at the weekends and New Year's bank holidays but return to work in Aberdeen between times. Moulinalmond Cottage fulfilled this but supplied much more… More

11 Nov 2013

5/5

"Enchanting cottage in an Idyllic setting"

Moulinalmond cottage was a chance discovery while surfing the web for somewhere to stay which would also accommodate our dog. We regularly stay with our son & daughter-in-law, who live in Perth, but with their three little dogs, & our own larger one, this time we needed space peace & tranquility where we could relax - and what a gem we found!
Having driven for 9hrs - much of which in pouring rain, it was heaven to find this enchanting place in such an idyllic setting. After unloading the car we settled our things & set off for dinner with our son & daughter-in-law, later returning to a warm and cosy cottage, courtesy of the very efficient wood burner driven central heating.
Our first night's sleep in the warm comfy bed set the trend for a happy relaxing week. The variable weather didn't deter us from exploring the beautiful surroundings which Jenkins, our lovable dog really appreciated. We met some friendly folk on our daily walks, and our son & daughter-in-law thought we'd struck gold. The owners could not have been more helpful - providing maps and much interesting local information.
We would not hesitate to book here again and have already recommended this wonderful venue to our friends.

1 Nov 2013

2/5

"In desperate need of a thorough clean & update."

Firstly let me start with the positives. Having spent many October half terms in Scotland in various locations, I can honestly say that this was one of the nicest locations we've stayed.Unfortuna… More

We are astonished to find this very negative review on-line, especially when this client left with the words that she didn't want to write anything negative in our Visitor's Book, but then, astonishingly, proceeded to go on and write such a damning review ONLINE .
Frankly, that's astonishing….

We contest what she has written very strongly, and would point out the following:

Having looked through our visitor's book we find NO other comments about the cottage being dirty. Not one.
There are 3 comments in the past 13 years about 'shame you can't fit a shower into the 1840's building', but that's it.
And how does she explain our many repeat-bookings if her comments are valid?

The cottage is decidedly NOT damp, nor does/did it smell of damp. Nobody has EVER said that - indeed there are numerous comments about how warm and cosy it is!
Given it had been occupied, and kept warm and heated up until the very day they arrived, how could it possibly smell of damp?
FACT - it didn't.

The previous week's occupants have already said they wish to return - doesn't that say it all!?

As regards the bed, one recent visitor said they 'wished they could get the mattress in their car as it was so comfy'!!
Never had a complaint about it before..

On checking, yes I accept that one pillow (underneath the pillow protector and pillowslip )had a small stain on it. (Most people, however, don't tend to strip the beds to check, but nonetheless, that has now been replaced).

The microwave and bin were cleaned before their arrival, as they always are, as is the entire cottage.

The fittings are regularly replaced and checked; we are checked by Visit Scotland regularly.

If these particular clients couldn't keep the wood-burning stove stocked up with the free firewood overnight to ensure the cottage stays warm ( eh…. a first!), there are electrical heaters in every room. Why did they choose not to use those?
Or indeed, why not come to the door of the main house (a 2 minute walk away) and impart that information so that it could be rectified right away?

We do not advertise a shower, so why did she expect one?

What's the big deal about a bathroom having no window? It has an xpelair and is an internal bathroom. If she wants a bathroom with a window, why not ask if it has one before booking, if that's such an issue for her?

I am not the owner; my husband and I jointly own/run the cottage, and it's worth noting that, while I was away, through work. for most of their stay, my husband was here at night - every night - the entire time, and actually spoke to them during their stay and NO ISSUES WERE RAISED.
Why?

Also, if you're renting a self catering cottage is it normal to expect to see both owners on a daily basis?

A letter with my mobile (always on), my husband's mobile, AND our Housekeeper's mobile is left in the cottage as part of the welcome letter, so if there were any issues, why not call one of us and alert one of us to any issues?

As this client herself admitted to me (during her farewell 'speech', just before they drove off, after spending 6 days), she is apparently a ' Health & Safety Officer' and her husband often accuses of having OCD, and being OTT about cleanliness (her own words!).
I will leave it at that…..








We are astonished to find this very negative review on-line, especially when this client left with the words that she didn't want to write anything negative in our Visitor's Book, but then, astonishingly, proceeded to go on and write such a damning review ONLINE .
Frankly, that's astonishing….

We contest what she has written very strongly, and would point out the following:

Having looked through our visitor's book we find NO other comments about the cottage being dirty. Not one.
There are 3 comments in the past 13 years about 'shame you can't fit a shower into the 1840's building', but that's it.
And how does she explain our many repeat-bookings if her comments are valid?

The cottage is decidedly NOT damp, nor does/did it smell of damp. Nobody has EVER said that - indeed there are numerous comments about how warm and cosy it is!
Given it had been occupied, and kept warm and heated up until the very day they arrived, how could it possibly smell of damp?
FACT - it didn't.

The previous week's occupants have already said they wish to return - doesn't that say it all!?

As regards the bed, one recent visitor said they 'wished they could get the mattress in their car as it was so comfy'!!
Never had a complaint about it before..

On checking, yes I accept that one pillow (underneath the pillow protector and pillowslip )had a small stain on it. (Most people, however, don't tend to strip the beds to check, but nonetheless, that has now been replaced).

The microwave and bin were cleaned before their arrival, as they always are, as is the entire cottage.

The fittings are regularly replaced and checked; we are checked by Visit Scotland regularly.

If these particular clients couldn't keep the wood-burning stove stocked up with the free firewood overnight to ensure the cottage stays warm ( eh…. a first!), there are electrical heaters in every room. Why did they choose not to use those?
Or indeed, why not come to the door of the main house (a 2 minute walk away) and impart that information so that it could be rectified right away?

We do not advertise a shower, so why did she expect one?

What's the big deal about a bathroom having no window? It has an xpelair and is an internal bathroom. If she wants a bathroom with a window, why not ask if it has one before booking, if that's such an issue for her?

I am not the owner; my husband and I jointly own/run the cottage, and it's worth noting that, while I was away, through wor,k for most of their stay, my husband was here at night - every night - the entire time, and actually spoke to them during their stay and NO ISSUES WERE RAISED.
Why?

Also, if you're renting a self catering cottage is it normal to expect to see both owners on a daily basis?

A letter with my mobile (always on), my husband's mobile, AND our Housekeeper's mobile is left in the cottage as part of the welcome letter, so if there were any issues, why not call one of us and alert one of us to any issues?

As this client herself admitted to me (during her farewell 'speech', just before they drove off, after spending 6 days), she is apparently a ' Health & Safety Officer' and her husband often accuses of having OCD, and being OTT about cleanliness (her own words!).
I will leave it at that…..



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26 Aug 2013

3/5

"wonderful garden but average inside"

le jardin est magique, la situation idéale pour découvrir la région . Accueil chaleureux des propriétaires . La cuisine est bien équipée, la salon confortable . Le problème se situe à l'… More

9 Jul 2013

4/5

"Tranquil, restful setting"

Great holiday cottage, in a wonderful setting. Easy walk to local pub. Great location for exploring Perth and surrounding area. Made very welcome by owner.

Review 1-7 of 7

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