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The Jute Store
Brooklinn Mill, Blairgowrie

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Whatever you enjoy doing Brooklinn Mill makes a great base at any time of year from which to explore some of the best that Scotland has to offer. Not only are the beautiful old mill buildings in a stunning waterside setting, with a real sense of peace and rural tranquillity, but it is also only 1 mile from the busy little Perthshire town of Blairgowrie with its great local shops and amenities. So stocking on holiday essentials needn't be a chore, leaving you more time to enjoy the lovely scenery and outdoors!

Whether you enjoy walking, cycling or driving there is something for everyone: from the network of local walks around Blairgowrie to the quiet Angus Glens or more rugged outlines of the Glenshee area, just 30 minutes by car through beautiful Scottish scenery. The unspoilt Angus coast is only 1 hour away.

For those wanting to enjoy sports there are plenty of golf-courses to choose from. There is the Rosemount Course in Blairgowrie and the Glenisla and Strathmore Courses in near-by Alyth. The world-famous courses of St Andrews, Gleneagles and Carnoustie are all within a 1 hour drive. If fishing is your thing then there is trout fishing available at Brooklinn Mill, and salmon fishing can be arranged for the Ericht, Isla or Tay.

This area of Scotland also boasts some very fine castles, gardens and other places to visit. Glamis Castle, with its fairy-tale turrets and built of local pink sandstone is only 20 minutes drive from Blairgowrie and is a real must for any trip to the area. The visitor centre at Stanley Mills offers an insight into a very different part of Scottish history bringing to life the jute industry which has played such a key role in the local area.

And if you want to explore further afield, Blairgowrie's excellent communications and central location make it perfect base too. Edinburgh, Glasgow are 1 hour 30 minutes by either road or rail, and offer much to see and do, from Edinburgh's historic castle, to world class galleries and museums such Glasgow's Kelvingrove and the Burrell Collection.

  • Sleeps - 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (2 doubles, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 2 (1 bathroom, 1 shower room)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • TV/DVD player/CD player
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Balcony from master bedroom
  • Book room with a selection of books
  • Private outdoor area with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Eco friendly heat-pump system for heating and hot water
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Short breaks - 3 nights minimum
  • Sorry no smoking in the property
  • Pets - one well behaved dog
  • Blairgowrie - 1 mile
  • Airports - Dundee 18 miles/ Edinburgh 65 miles
  • Stations - Dundee 18 miles/ Perth 16 miles
  • Pubs/hotels/restaurants - a wide selection within 10 miles
  • Trout fishing for guests at Brooklinn Mill
  • Salmon fishing on River Ericht, Isla and Tay
  • Golf courses Rosemount 1.5 miles, Strathmore and Glenisla 5 miles
  • Walking local walks on the doorstep/ Cataran trail/ Glenshee area and Cairngorm National Park
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding - 15 miles, Skiing - Glenshee 15 miles
  • Whitewater-rafting, canyoning, canoeing - various locations
  • Castles, gardens, places of interest

Accommodation: Brooklinn Mill has a superb riverside setting beside the Lornty Burn and the River Ericht. Set into the steep river bank it offers spectacular views of the rivers and mill weir. The woodland surrounding the mill and the rivers are home to a wealth of wildlife including red squirrels, deer, kingfisher, owls and the occasional otter.

The Jute Store, as its name suggests, was the former store building for Brooklinn Mill. Built in the 1840s, it has been converted into a very comfortable home packed with character and retaining many of its original features such as the wooden beams and posts, exposed stone wall and high ceilings which give the building a spacious feel.

The Jute Store accommodation is arranged over two floors. The upper ground floor has three good sized bedrooms, one with a king sized bed, one a double and one twin. All the beds are made up with crisp cotton bed-linen and cosy duvets. The main bedroom also has a gorgeous east facing balcony from which there are great views down the river. The large family bathroom has a very unusual sunken bath. There is also a book room too small to be a bedroom but too lovely to be locked away! - complete with a wide range of books, and another view out over the river. It's a great place in which to enjoy some quiet time.

The ground floor has a spacious living room with comfortable sofas and chairs, a log-burning stove, TV and DVD player. The exposed stone wall adds real character to the room. The dining area offers a stunning view of the mill weir. There is a large, well equipped kitchen which includes an electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There is also a shower-room with WC and basin. There is access to the lower ground floor which provides useful storage space for outdoor equipment and access to the private outdoor area which has garden furniture and a barbecue. The outdoor area is a great place from which to enjoy the stunning scenery and to listen to the sound of the water rushing past the mill. Please note that because of the riverside setting children require supervision by a responsible person whilst outdoors.

At Brooklinn Mill the owners are very conscious of the environment and have replaced the old hydro-electric turbine with a new one which generates electricity for the homes at Brooklinn Mill as well as exporting to the grid. Heating and hot water for the Jute Store is provided using a heat-pump system.

Directions:
From Perth and the M9
Leave the M9 at junction 11 which is signed for Perth, Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus. Leave Perth on the A93 to Blairgowrie. Continue for about 16 miles to Blairgowrie. When in Blairgowrie turn left in front of the Royal Hotel. Continue for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto track, Brooklinn Mill is the first building on the left.

What's included:
Electricity and logs for the stove are included.
Bed linen and towels (but not for outdoor use) are provided. All washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs/soap powder and toilet rolls etc are provided.
1 well-behaved, housetrained dog can happily be accommodated by arrangement. The owners ask that dogs be kept off the furniture and beds - there is no additional charge for bringing your dog though!

Cost and availability:
The Jute Store is rented out throughout the year. Friday is changeover day. Check in from 4pm. Checkout by 10am.
Short breaks - 3 night minimum stay. Usually available off-peak.
Close proximity to open water means that children require supervision by a responsible person.
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The Jute Store, Brooklinn Mill, Blairgowrie, PH10 6TB Scotland

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