Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Bluebell, a Perthshire hideaway
Peacefully positioned in a quiet lane within the pretty lochside village of St Fillans in Perthshire and the Central Highlands, within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Bluebell is a charming semi-detached cottage packed with character with its own large and very attractive enclosed garden. Bluebell is equally suited as a Highland hideaway for couples or families who appreciate comfort and easy access to the outdoors.
The comfortably furnished cottage has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, a spacious well-equipped kitchen with wooden dresser, large table and Rayburn 'range' oven.
The cosy sitting room has comfortable seating and wood burning stove, in addition to a French door leading out to the pretty cottage garden with its climbing roses, honeysuckle and clematis. The traditional dormer windows in the two upstairs bedrooms enhance the character of the cottage and the downstairs bunk bedroom is ideal for children. The cottage boasts a host of of quality toys, games and videos for children and books and CDs and DVDs for adults, including a range of walking guides.
Packed with character, and often deer and other woodland visitors, our fully enclosed front and large rear garden and ideal for children's adventures (we have a children's playhouse on stilts with a slide) , or peaceful afternoons with a good book.
Just one minute's walk will take you to the edge of the beautiful and historic Loch Earn from where you can enjoy many lovely walks, endless wildlife and glorious sunsets. The surrounding spectacular scenery and handsome 19th Century stone buildings make this friendly village one of the prettiest locations in Scotland.
Entrance porch, large open plan kitchen/dining room with Rayburn, sitting room with wood burning stove and French door to garden, bedroom with bunk bed
Double bedroom (king size), twin bedroom & bathroom with bath, over bath shower, wc & whb
Included in our tariff:
Linen and towels provided
Gas fired central heating plus wood burning stove in sitting room – electricity & gas included – wood not provided (available locally).
Gas fired Rayburn, combination microwave/oven/grill plus 2 ring hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, drying pulley above Rayburn
TV, DVD & video player, CD and radio
Travel cot & highchair plus selection of children's toys, games & books
Driveway parking for two cars plus additional on street parking
Fully enclosed front and large rear garden with garden furniture & children's playhouse on stilts with slide.
1 well behaved pet allowed downstairs, not left unattended.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow airports , Nearest railway: Nearest station Dunblane, Stirling|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Climbing frame|
The Tayside/Perthshire region
This area of Perthshire is known for its outstanding natural beauty and has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times.
St Fillans, situated in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, is an ideal location from which to explore Scotland and there numerous activities and sites for all the family to enjoy. The neighbouring village of Lochearnhead offers many activities including water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, inflatable rides and 'speed boat blasts'.
Enjoy fishing for brown trout on Loch Earn (fishing permits available from local Village Store) or Munro bagging with one Munro (Ben Vorlich) on the doorstep and over 16 more within easy reach. There are several beautiful gardens and historic castles to explore, quiet roads to cycle along and endless beautiful walks to discover along shoreline, old railway lines and through glens. Horse riding & trekking is available at the nearby stables and over 30 golf courses, including Gleneagles, all within an hour's drive.
Whether you're looking for Highland walks, shopping, culture and local heritage or just a pamper sesson the area has all you could need:
• Drive up to Glenlednock (near Comrie): lots of opportunities for playing along the river bank, or walk round reservoir at far end.
• Auchingarroch Wildlife Centre on Comrie/Braco road: really good day out; take a picnic. www.auchingarrich.co.uk
• Rainy day options: swimming in Crieff public pool; the Ceramic Experience www.theceramicexperience.co.uk/branch_crieff.htm : paint your own mug, ornament etc. plus Soft play area (free if you use Café);
• Horse riding and pony trekking available at several local equestrian centres including Crieff Hydro http://www.crieffhydro.com/ and Gleneagles www.gleneargles.com
• Fishing and boat hire: spend a peaceful day on Loch Earn http://www.drummondtroutfarm.co.uk/fishing-boat-hire.html
• All watersports catered for, whether Water-ski-ing, wakeboarding or just a cruise down the loch with on site cafe, jetty and stunning views.
Sailing: Loch Earn Sailing Club offers a welcome to families wishing to sail or learn to sail and offers some great Summer schools for children. http://www.lochearnsc.com/
• Golfing: Enjoy a day's golfing just a short walk from Bluebell, http://www.st-fillans-golf.com/ or in Comrie www.comriegolf.co.uk/
• Walking: lots of options. For example, Ben Vorlich, the local Munro accessed from South Loch Earn Road; Glenlednock circular walk starting from Comrie. Lots of walking guides / ideas in basket of local information and on bookshelf on window sill.
• Senses beauty spa in Comrie: great for an aromatherapy massage or other treatment. http://sensesspa.moonfruit.com/
• Conveniently located just a short walk from 2 hotels serving meals, a well stocked village shop & café plus a 9 hole golf course
• The nearby villages of Comrie (5 miles) and Crieff (12 miles) offer a good selection of shops, restaurants & hotels
• The thriving market town of Perth (30 miles) has a wide range of shops, hotels, restaurants, cinema, leisure facilities, racecourse as well as many places of interest
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3 Jul 2014
"Lovely cottage in great location"
Our family of 2 adults + 3 small children had a lovely stay at Bluebell. The garden is perfect for small children and only a short walk from the loch with opportunities for paddling etc. The cottage i… More
Thank you the Hylands! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and had the good weather for a paddle at Loch Earn, our beautiful local loch. Please visit us again! The Winter is especially cosy for the woodburning stove!
27 Mar 2014
"Beautifully equipped and comfortable cottage in a wonderful area"
Bluebell Cottage is in a lovely location by Loch Earn. It is a really tastefully decorated, extremely well equipped and comfortable self catering cottage. You'll have great fun deciding which cu… More
We're glad you enjoyed the cups! Hope to see you again soon.
30 Sep 2013
"Wonderfully comfortable in stunning location"
To Comrie Croft for a family wedding and Bluebell was a great base. Such lovely decor and every need catered for - even a porridge stirrer ! Two mins to Loch Earn with it's amazing views. We woul… More
So glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you might choose us for a break again. We now have a brand new range cooker and free wifi throughout the house. The wedding at Comrie Croft sounds wonderful!
27 Sep 2013
"Again we had a great time in Blubell-Cottage!!"
Again we had a splendid time in Bluebell-Cottage. The house with its cosy kitchen is perfect for a family and the interior really unique. We loved the garden and had a barbecue there. We enjoyed cycli… More
Always a joy to welcome you back at Bluebell! Hope to see you again in 2015!
9 Aug 2013
"Everything we hoped it would be and more. FAB!!!!"
Spent a week at the Bluebell Cottage and had the most relaxing, happy holiday. It was as cosy, warm and inviting as we hoped it would be. The kids loved the garden and tree house, games and books. Loa… More
We loved hosting you and are delighted that you will be making a return visit next year. Thanks for the useful feedback on Village Shop bacon rolls! Yum!
22 May 2013
"Peaceful, beautiful location with plenty to do nearby and a lovely comfortable house to relax in."
The house is in a lovely spot and is tastefully and comfortably furnished and decorated. We have stayed on several occasions and always found plenty to explore nearby with children of varying ages. Th… More
Many thanks for your review. We're really glad you had a happy time at Bluebell!
22 May 2013
"Country Cottage - in beautiful Perthshire"
We had great weekend here a couple of years ago. St Fillans, Crieff is a super place for holiday or weekend break esp if you are outdoor fans like us. The cottage is back from the main road in a pea… More
So glad you enjoyed Bluebell's stunning location: lots to do at the local Crieff Hydro watersports hub on the loch now!|
22 May 2013
"Perfect holiday cottage"
We loved this cottage! Great location, characterful, very comfy bed and stunning garden. The owners have taken great care and have created a real home from home. Perfect!… More
Many thanks for your lovely review. We work hard on the garden and love it when someone appreciates it as much as we do! Come and stay again!
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