40 Mitchell Street,
The Cottage is situated right in the heart of the popular town of Crieff, yet it's so quiet, you could be miles from anywhere. You could spend your whole time here without needing the car. From The Cottage, you're under 5 minutes walk to all that the town has to offer, yet you're also a stroll away from river walks, hills and forest trails.
The 'Gateway to the Highlands' offers the ideal location for your holiday. Nestling amongst the stunning Strathearn countryside, Crieff used to be a Drovers town where cattle were driven south. Today it is a friendly, vibrant, market town. Browse through the local art galleries or bookshops, drool over the local hand-made sweet shop or local produce in the delis, buy the finest meat and fish from the butcher or fish shop, get fresh bread from the bakery or tuck into a slap up feast at any of a host of restaurants, catering for both Scottish and world cuisine.
But there's so much more to do. For the walker or mountain biker, there are miles and miles of forest walks, trails and mountains, including Munros such as Ben Chonzie, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Croin. Watersports are available at nearby Lochearnhead, there's even parachuting at the local Strathallan airfield, where you might spot some balloon enthusiasts too. The River Earn is famous for its trout and salmon fishing and anglers come from all over Britain. Within a few minutes walk at Crieff Hydro, you have an equestrian centre, off-road course, quad-biking, lazer quest, air rifles, archery, sauna, spa, squash. In nearby Comrie, there's the Auchingarrich wildlife centre which children will love. Local whisky distilleries include the Famous Grouse Experience and Tullibardine.
The area is a golfer's paradise: from the world famous Gleneagles to courses in Auchterarder, Crieff, Comrie, St Fillans and Muthill set in stunning countryside and all within about 20 minutes of Crieff.
There's plenty of wildlife. Crieff is on the flightpath for Canadian geese, so could you be lucky to see squadrons of geese coming in for the day or leaving for the night. But you also see buzzards, red kites and ospreys, although the locals tend to keep quiet about the location of osprey nests! As a Drover's town, you'll see Highland cattle, both red and roe deer and red squirrels. A walk into the hills will usually give you sight of pheasants, partridges, grouse and if you're very lucky capercaillie.
At the end of the day, either put your feet up and gaze into the dreamy wood-burning stove or pop into one of the local pubs for a wee dram. One hostelry boasts over 100 malts, more than enough for any whisky connoisseur!
- Sleeps - 3
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 single)
- Bathrooms - 1 shower-room
(with walk-in shower cabinet)
- Washing machine
- Wood burning stove
- Central heating
- TV, DVD, CD player, radio, bedside radio alarm, selection of CDs and DVDs
- Private, self-contained garden
- Main patio with outdoor furniture and BBQ area
- Second smaller patio with ornate seating
- Short breaks available
- Sorry, no pets
- No smoking
- Unsuitable for small children due to stairs
- The Cottage is in Crieff, under 5 minutes walk to the High Street
- Edinburgh airport (45 miles/1 hour), Glasgow airport (50 miles/1 hour)
- Gleneagles train station (15 minutes), Dunblane mainline train stations (20 minutes)
- Six pubs within about a mile, the nearest about 100 yards
- About a dozen restaurants within walking distance
- Golf course - within a mile
- Recreation centre, including swimming - within a mile
- River and hill walks - within a mile
- Fishing - within a mile
- Mountain-biking and cycling - within a mile
- Equestrian centre - within a mile
- Karting and 4x4 off-road driving - within a mile
- Watersports, including kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing - 20 minutes drive away
The Cottage is a 200 year old former weaver's cottage boasting charm and character, with lots of nooks, crannies and split levels. The property has been painstakingly furnished to reflect the new and the old, including antique Victorian artefacts, arts and crafts furniture and some clever extra little touches. The sitting room with two comfy sofas features a new wood-burning stove, next to the wooden staircase that takes you up to the gorgeous double and single bedrooms with new beds and mattresses, the shower-room, with walk-in shower cabinet and the relaxing open mezzanine, ideal for writing post-cards or tucking into a good book.
Downstairs, next to the sitting room is a kitchen with gas cooker, fan oven, microwave, toaster and kettle, dishwasher, washing machine and all the crockery, pans and cooking implements you'll need. Next to the kitchen with a lovely view to the garden, is the dining room; a favourite place of inspiration for one of our local writers!
From the South, head up the A9, then take the A822 signposted to Crieff. You will pass through Greenloaning, Braco, then Muthill and then Crieff. Follow the main road into Crieff town, Burrell Street and turn right up the High Street. Take the second turning on your left up Hill Street, then the first on your right along Millar Street, then at the end, turn left into Mitchell Street. The Cottage is the end terrace property on the left (Number 40).
Central heating is included (there are radiators in all the rooms) and a basket of logs, kindling and fire-lighters are provided.
Bed linen, duvets, pillows and dish towels are provided.
Books, including popular novels and light reading, plus books about the local area are available for guests to enjoy.
Cost and availability:
The Cottage is rented out throughout the year. For Saturday to Saturday booking, check out by 10am and check in from 4pm.
Three day short breaks from Saturday to Tuesday or four day short breaks from Tuesday to Saturday, usually off-season from November to March inclusive, but last-minute short-breaks may be available at any time. Please enquire.
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The Cottage, 40 Mitchell Street, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3AG Scotland