Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This modern 3 bedroom cottage is situated within the walled garden area of our grounds, facing south/west to catch evening as well as all day sun.. Orchard Cottage has been designed to accommodate comfortably assisted disabled visitors as well as able bodied. We have a double bedded room and full bathroom with separate shower on the ground floor, the bathroom is large to enable ease of movement, we can also supply personal aids to help with mobility, please ask for details should you require these. All downstairs floors are hard natural flooring with rugs which can be removed if necessary, we also have a high seated chair for the less able.
Upstairs we have a twin bedded room and the Master Bedroom with King sized bed and en-suite shower room.
We have recently added a log burner to the Garden Room which has a vaulted ceiling and floors in solid oak. This has a slated roof and is fully heated for all year round use giving lots of living space, we have made this into the Main Lounge , the existing Lounge/Snug also has a coal fire, ideal for cosy evenings , both rooms now have television. There is a large Dining Kitchen with dishwasher and a separate Utility Room with washer and dryer, ideal for pets, there is also an enclosed back garden , decking and ample parking to the front.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Andrews 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 70 km, Nearest railway: Perth 1 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, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Upstairs is a galleried hallway, double bedroom and en-suite shower room, making this cottage ideal for 2 couples or a family. We also supply free of charge a cot, high chair and folding bed if required.
The cottage has full gas central heating, all costs of power, heating, linen and towels are included in our rates, as are a bucket of coal and all logs you may require for the fire. We are pet friendly and we like to think we can accommodate pets of any kind, by prior arrangement. We do advise common sense rules to pets on arrival.
Orchard Cottage has satellite TV with several movie channels as well as DVD and CD players and discs. We also have a collection of books and games. We supply ample crockery and utensils for entertaining.
PLEAE NOTE: that we have another smaller property available in the same location, please contact for more details
The Tayside/Perthshire region
Perth is a thriving and beautiful city, situated in the very heart of Scotland; all major Scottish cities are within a 2 hour drive and easily within daily visiting range. There is much to see and do in the local area, Perth is famed for its gardens and floral displays in season, with abundant golf courses close by, Gleneagles around 20 minutes and St Andrews well within an hours drive. Fishing on the famous River Tay and in many other local locations, we are convenient for Skiing and Shooting during winter and many summer attractions including Highland Games and Agricultural Shows. We have Horse Racing at Scone Palace from April until September and also the famous Game Fair held annually.
Perth-shire is also famous for Scotch Whiskey of course with the smallest distillery Edradour and The Famous Grouse Experience near at hand, as well as numerous others to visit. We have many local monuments and Castles, including Huntingtower Castle on our own doorstep, Scone Palace and Blair Castle to name but a few.
Both Orchard and Stable Cottages are in a peaceful location yet very convenient for Perth City and also North/South road networks. We pride ourselves in having everything you would normally need in our cottages and a whole lot more, just bring your personal items. Both cottages are pet friendly and we consider pets of any kind, given prior notice of course. Buses run locally from the end of the drive and taxis are a very small charge to the city if required.
We have a local Tesco open 24 hours and a local pub 5 minutes walk away as well as the local Huntingtower Hotel for a more formal setting. Perth has many award winning restaurants as well as a great choice of eating places to suit all tastes.
Local to the cottage we have nice walks along the river Almond and to Huntingtower Castle, which is open all year round and has a custodian to show you round and give all the local history. The Castle holds wedding ceremonies and bagpipes can often be heard, especially at weekends. We have the lovely country Huntingtower Hotel within half a mile and also a new pub around 10 minutes walk which serves food all day. Tesco Extra is 5 minutes drive away, this is open 24 hours, 7 days.
We also have our own private pond where you can sit and enjoy the wildlife and simply relax.
The 'Fair City' as Perth is known boasts many local historical attractions, including Scone Palace, Balhousie Black Watch Museum, to name but a few. Also Perth Museum and Arty Gallery, Ferguson Gallery and Frames Gallery for those interested in art. Locally we have Blair Castle which holds the horse trials annually in August., Glamis Castle which has a varied list of events each year.
Perth has the countries most northern race course at Scone Palace with horses running at meetings from April until September each year, a wonderful day out , the annual Game Fair is also held there each July and Farming Yesteryear in September. Perth has is own Agricultural show in August and also Highland Games of which there are many held locally throughout the summer months.
Perth is famous for its gardens and floral displays, having won many awards in the past. We hold farmers markets regularly and also a continental street market various times a year. Both market towns of Crieff and Pitlochry are around 30 minutes drive.
Running through Perth is the River Tay which is famous for Salmon Fishing, the river itself can be viewed and enjoyed for various points in Tay Street which has several restaurants. We have a Leisure Pool and Ice Rink, which is famous for curling and many golf courses with St Andrews the 'Home of Golf' only 40 minutes drive away and the famous 'Gleneagles' with all its leisure facilities, around 20 minutes drive, also many other places to play golf or for fishing.
There are many interesting places to shop in Perth itself, also 'House of Bruar' around 40 minutes drive, where you can spend the day browsing around the different departments from clothing to antiques and enjoy a spot of lunch. Perth has restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and pockets as well as many take-aways which will deliver directly to the cottages.
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26 Nov 2013
"The perfect cottage set in a beautiful location"
I loved the cottage and the surrounding area- this would make a great base for exploring Scotland as it is near the motorway network, and the town of Perth, although the cottage is set amongst trees i… More
11 Sep 2013
We absolutely loved staying at Orchard Cottage! The warm welcome we received from the owners after a long and stressful journey, made us feel right at home. The cottage itself is absolutely lovely; it… More
11 Aug 2013
"Perfect for us and our dogs"
Good secure garden, great showers, comfortable leather furniture, comfortable beds - no niggles at all. This was our second stay and we would certainly book again.
15 Apr 2013
Greeted by the owner who had just made us a lovely loaf of her delicious freshly baked bread. Tea, coffee and milk ready for a welcoming cuppa, lovely shortbread and easter eggs for the children, everything provided to make our stay perfect. A very beautiful, well designed unique cottage equipped to a very high standard. The cottage is so comfortable that it is just like being in your own home. The cottage is situated just outside of Perth, directly beside the main road to the north and south, very central but you feel that you are in the country, surrounded by trees and wildlife. If I could, I would move into this lovely home permanently, it was hard to leave the house and very easy to fall in love with it, I would recommend this holiday house to anyone and it was lovely to meet the wonderful people who built it, and now rent it out for everyone elses pleasure.
2 Apr 2013
Orchard Cottage exceeded all my expectations. As a regular user of cottages and villas both home and abroad I can honestly say that this one is a real gem. The booking process was easy and Gwen was there to meet us on arrival to show us around the cottage. Orchard Cottage is equipped with EVERYTHING you will need for your holiday. The freshly baked home made bread was a lovely touch as were the chocolate eggs for the children. Its is in a lovely quiet location but within easy access of lots of places of interest. Cannot recommend this cottage highly enough and looking forward to returning.
4 Mar 2013
"Perfect cottage, just what we needed"
Great last minute getaway with our 2 young children. The cottage was just perfect. We couldn't have asked for more - but we were very grateful for the fizz and cupcakes! Thank you Gwen for a much needed haven.
4 Jan 2013
"Great location, ideal house"
Stayed to visit elderly father and other family members living in Perth including cooking festive New Year lunch. Kitchen well equipped and suitable, ground floor and entrance accessible for 97 year … More
21 Nov 2012
"This was such a lovely welcoming home - excellent all round you will not be disappointed"
I actually don't want to say how wonderful it was, how absolutely charming the owners were or how well stocked and comfortable the house is as well I don't want it to get booked up !!
maybe its me but I just could not believe that for the money I got the whole house - firewood supplied and so many thoughtful things that just made the stay relaxing. If like me you take most of the kitchen with you (tin foil, kitchen roll your fave sharp knives and best pan) then don't - it was just so well stocked. We also took our two dogs with us and it is really great for them. Lovely and secluded back onto woods and fields great for dog walks but only 15 minute walk to a 24/7 tesco. Close access to perth and dundee, we went to ben nevis and well this was definitely a home we wanted to come home to. Gwen is lovely - not intrusive but makes sure you are well provided for. She even put milk in the fridge for us. House is warm, as much firewood as you want supplied hot water and the most wonderful deep bath great for 2. Communication was easy and payment arranged no hassles. Genuinely will go again.
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