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Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The setting of Islabank Farmhouse is simply idyllic with wildlife all around and our herds of beef & pedigree cattle peacefully grazing the surrounding fields. With so many wonderful tourist attractions within easy reach you can plan something different for each day knowing that when you return your cottage will be warm, cosy and inviting. It's a dog lovers paradise with a large fully enclosed garden.
We pride ourselves on attention to detail and make sure that both our cottages are extremely well equipped and comfortable to ensure you have the most relaxing holiday possible.
With a very high rate of return guests our testimonials speak for themselves. If you have any questions or would like to know about our other cottages, Osprey Cottage or Curlew Cottage, please do not hesitate to contact me if .Three generations of the Ivory family live on the farm and we look forward to welcoming you. Find us on Facebook 'Strathisla Farm Cottages'
The farm has featured on TV several times as my husband Adrian Ivory is the only person to have won Farmer of the Year and Young Farmer of the year in the same year. A nationwide ASDA advert featuring the whole family was filmed on the farm promoting Adrian's 28 day matured beef in the run up to Christmas 2011.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carnoustie 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4.8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 94 km, Nearest railway: Dundee 23.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Charming and very comfortable Islabank farmhouse has plenty of character and is equally suited to families, as well as two guests who simply require a little more space. Experience the perfect combination of getting away from it all surrounded by peaceful farmland where rush hour doesn't exist, yet stay connected when necessary with the free Wifi.
The sitting room has an beautiful open fire place and views out across the fields.
The well laid out kitchen is open plan to the dining area and is spacious and well equipped.
The Farmhouse has three bedrooms;
Ground floor: one twin bedroom and access to shower/WC on the same level
Upstairs: twin bedroom and one double bedroom both with a bathroom each. One bathroom/WC with over the bath power shower and a second bathroom/WC with a fabulous double ended roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.
The stunning mature garden extends to half an acre and is fully enclosed. Garden furniture is also included to allow allow fresco dining. Cycle store is also provided. Very dog and child friendly. Guests thoroughly enjoy watching the cattle grazing just over the garden fence.
The Farmhouse also includes two satellite flat screen televisions, Wifi & landline phone, DVD player, ipod dock, electric blankets on all beds, and an automatic washing machine/tumble dryer. Local shops in Meigle and Alyth are within three miles of the farmhouse.
|Further details outdoors|
We are fortunate to be able to offer free Salmon fishing on the River Isla. Please contact us in advance if you would like to take advantage of this and we can show you the best areas to fish. Please bring your own fly fishing rods, waders and equipment.
There is plenty of parking for cars outside the property.
Minimum 7 night stay. Saturday to Saturday. Sorry no short breaks. £100 deposit to secure the property with the final balance payable 4 weeks before the start date. Payment by personal cheque or bank transfer. No credit cards accepted.
The Perth and Kinross region
Located in beautiful east Perthshire, the soft fruit capital of Scotland, the surrounding area offers a wonderfully varied landscape of rolling farmland, dramatic hills of the highlands, lochs and rivers and beautiful Glens to explore. In the summer there are local highland games and agricultural shows as well as the well known Game Fair at Scone Palace 4-6th July 2014, The Strathmore Highland Games 8th June 2014 at Glamis Castle. The area is rich is history and offers endless opportunities to visit castles, palaces, antique centres and whisky distilleries.
Ideally located for winter skiing and shooting.
It is a golfers paradise with 5 golf courses within easy reach; Alyth, Glenisla & Strathmore within 5 minutes, Rosemount, Blairgowrie within 15 minutes. The famous courses of Carnoustie, St Andrews & Gleneagles are all within 50 minutes. If you are interested in accommodation for the Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles please call me.
There are plenty of beautiful walks from the door and in the nearby Glens to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area.
St Andrews, Perth, Pitlochry and Edinburgh all make wonderful day trips. Make a day trip to the Edinburgh Festival in August and return to the peace of the farmhouse.
For the more adventurous; pony trekking, outward bound, off road driving and clay pigeon shooting are all available locally.
The beautiful beaches of Lunan Bay, Carnoustie, St Andrews and Tentsmuir beach are all with 50 minutes drive. Many allow dogs.
We are a MIDGE FREE AREA - you can enjoy alfresco picnics and dinners without being disturbed by the annoying insect that plagues the west coast!
The beautiful countryside is dotted with the local villages & towns of Alyth, Meigle, Blairgowrie & Kirriemuir. There are many good pubs and restaurants to enjoy nearby. Glamis Castle (open end March - beginning November), the childhood home of the late Queen Mother is only 10 minutes away with a very good castle tour and beautiful gardens to enjoy.The the rural location is very peaceful and there is much wildlife to enjoy.
If you are looking for some city fun we are within 30 Min drive of both Dundee and Perth. Dundee offers a wealth of shops and attractions including Captain Scots ship Discovery. The Fair City of Perth sits on the banks of the River Tay and has a good selection of shops, a concert hall, restaurants and riverside walks.
For the younger visitor we have a two very good large playgrounds within 10 minutes of the farmhouse! They will also enjoy Active Kids Adventure Park and Camperdown park & wildlife centre nearby. The newly opened Olympia Leisure centre in Dundee with it's wave pool and flumes is always great fun and the ice rink and Cineworld cinema at Camperdown Dundee ensure even on a rainy day there is plenty to do.
Glen Shee offers skiing in the winter months. It is only a 45 minute drive away so you can easily fit in some skiing during your winter stay at the farmhouse, returning to a cosy log fire after a day on the pistes.
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12 Aug 2014
"Islabank farmhouse is a perfect, home from home!"
We really enjoyed our 3 weeks in Islabank farmhouse. The house is very comfortable and tastefully decorated to a high standard. And we loved the paintings and other wall decorations.
We felt home the moment we arrived. The house is nicely located in a rural area, the cows are never far away! We were very lucky with the weather, so we enjoyed the large garden.
The kitchen was very well equipped and very cosy. We spend many hours in it, cooking eating, reading and playing cards.
The 3 bedrooms were very nice, with comfortable beds and enough storage place.The large bathroom ( there are 3 bathroom/shower rooms) we loved the most. So much space, a lovely bath, and a spacious shower .
In the evenings we enjoyed the livingroom, provided with relaxing sofas. The open fire place was provided with logs, and a couple of evenings we enjoyed the warmth of the fire./
With 3 pubers the wifi connection was indispensable!
Katie, the owner , was very friendly and helpful. A few things like the discovery of a wasp nest she solved the same day,something we really appreciated.
Perthshire and the highlands are so beautiful and unique! We visited many places, castles, villages, the coast, glenns, Lochness, distilleries and lots more.
Even after 3 weeks we easily found new destinations.
We absolutely would recommend this location, for young and old, and we hope to return someday!
12 Feb 2014
This was the first time at islabank and won't be the last. My husband booked the cottage for a wee quiet break with the dogs, and boy was it quiet! The garden is massive and very well kept. The d… More
10 Oct 2012
Idyllic setting for those who enjoy the quiet, country life. Fabulous huge secure garden for my four legged friends and lots of walks from the door. Within easy reach of many places of interest for a day out in the big tree country.
Great to have so many loos, no need to queue in this house ;-) Welcoming, home from home with everything you need for comfortable and relaxing holiday.
28 Feb 2012
"Excellent home from home accommodation, the house has a very homely feel to it."
We spent a lovely family Christmas at Islabank. The house was superbly appointed, the location was to die for, and the surrounding countryside was very scenic. We loved exploring the farm and the fields around it and would have loved to try the fishing had time been on our side. As 'townies' we were very impressed with the star filled skies, and the abundance of wild animals.
The house was very clean, comfortable beds, and a very well stocked kitchen. The fact that there were 3 bathrooms was a bonus and a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor made easy access for an elderly mother.Thank you very much to Katie for her kind hospitality.
8 Jan 2012
"Excellent accommodation and fabulous location"
There was 6 adults, 2 dogs and a todder in our party staying here for New Year 2011/12. The accommodation is brilliant - very clean and spacious. The location is stunning and in a prime spot to visit the surrounding areas. The garden is very secure and huge - our toddler loved exploring it. I cannot find fault in this first class rental. We will definetly be returning.
5 Jan 2012
"Islabank Farmhouse is perfect in every way!"
My two friends and I rent Islabank Farmhouse every year for two weeks and we plan to do so indefinitely because we love everything about about Islabank Farmhouse! Islabank Farmhouse is very tastefully decorated and furnished with everything needed to make our stays extremely comfortable. Islabank Farmhouse has a great kitchen, so we prepare many of our own meals. Islabank Farmhouse has three large bedrooms and three modern full bathrooms, so we each have our own bedroom and bathroom. Islabank Farmhouse is located close to several picturesque Scottish villages which have excellent places eat.
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