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Olive Grove Cottage is a 19th century cottage situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Alyth in historic Perthshire. To the south, Perth is but 25 minutes away, to the north lies The Spittal of Glenshee where you will find Scotland�s largest skiing area, to the west, lochs and glens await, including the highest peak in Perthshire, Ben Lawers at some 1214 metres.

Perthshire is a varied county of great beauty, with mystical highland moors and lowland soft berry fields, distilleries, historic castles, dramatic waterfalls, and is of course a golfer�s paradise with a wonderful choice of golf courses within an hour's drive. Walk some stunningly beautiful trails, be it a gentle forest walk through ancient woodlands or hiking up a Munro. There are also many cycle trails both on and off road, or enjoy some fishing - the choice is yours! Nearby historic buildings include Glamis Castle, Blair Castle and Scone Palace where ancient Kings of Scotland were crowned.

The Queich or Alyth Burn runs through the middle of the town with several bridges passing over, the oldest of which is the packhorse bridge dating back to the 16th century. Linked with Arthurian legend, on nearby Barry Hill lies the ruin of a fort in which it is said that Mordred held Queen Guinevere captive.

The self-catering cottage has just been fully renovated to an extremely high standard, and has been designed to cater for your every whim. You will feel so indulgently comfortable that, once here, you may not want to leave. A warm welcome awaits you in Alyth, so come and stay for a few days or longer and you will leave relaxed and rejuvenated, and probably will have made a few new friends.

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • 40inch wall mounted Freeview TV in lounge/DVD cinema system with 5 speakers
  • 2 x 19inch Freeview TV with DVD player in bedrooms
  • WiFi internet access
  • Wood burning stove with supply of firewood
  • Paved, enclosed front garden
  • Teak garden furniture, umbrella and cushions
  • Barbeque with tools
  • 2 outbuildings for storage of cycles, golf clubs etc
  • Short breaks � October to March
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Situated in Alyth
  • Blairgowrie - 5 miles
  • Nearest airport - Dundee 16
  • Stations - Dundee 16 miles/Perth 20 miles
  • Pubs/hotels/restaurants � several within 300 yards
  • 3 golf courses within 2 miles, another 60 within a hour
  • Hillwalking � the Cateran Trail
  • Den of Alyth �1/2 mile from front door �area of local beauty /woodland walks
  • Lot�s of forest walks and trails for walking and mountain biking
  • Skiing at Spittal of Glenshee - 22 miles
  • Pony trekking/riding � 13 miles
  • Offroading nearby
  • Fishing on many rivers nearby
  • Scone Palace, Glamis Castle

Accommodation:
Olive Grove Cottage sits just back from the Alyth Burn in the heart of the village and has been newly renovated to an extremely high standard. As many original features as possible have been retained and exposed stonework makes a stunning centrepiece in both the living room and master bedroom. Solid oak flooring downstairs with solid oak ledge and brace doors throughout keep the character of this 19th century cottage authentic.

Outside, there is off-road parking for one car with a fully paved, enclosed front garden with wrought iron gates, teak garden furniture with cushions and umbrella. This is a wonderfully sunny spot and sun can be had from early morning until it goes down in the evening. A barbeque and tools are also provided; all you need is the coals, food and good company! There is an excellent butcher�s shop 150 yards from the cottage, or you can purchase wild boar meat/sausages from a nearby estate. There are two outbuildings which are large enough to store cycles, golf clubs, fishing rods or skis and are fully lockable and secure. On the other side of the street, is a small park and children�s play area with swings, roundabout and climbing frames.

Inside, the feature of the living room is the fabulous exposed stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Luxurious leather sofas seat you in comfort in front of the fire with a fantastic 40inch, wall-mounted, Freeview TV with a surround sound DVD system. Wi -fi internet access is available in the cottage through a BT Home Hub. There is a large selection of CDs and DVDs and lots of books, which give you information on local activities and the surrounding area. There are also a range of cookery books if you feel like cooking and sampling the wonderful local produce that this part of Perthshire has to offer. The kitchen has fully integrated appliances and soft close doors on all units and offers plenty of room for dining. All appliances you will need are here, including mixers, blenders and expresso/filter coffee maker. The units in cream give a very light spacious feel to the room and contrast well against the oak flooring and granite effect worktops.

The bathroom is pure indulgence in full travertine tiling with underfloor heating to keep your feet warm. Walnut furniture contrasts with the tiling and there is a large P shaped bath with fully enclosed shower unit. The mirror over the sink is kept clear by a heated panel. All toiletries are provided, including home made bath salts for a luxurious long soak in that fabulous bath. Lovely fluffy 800gsm Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes and slippers help to give that 5 star treatment you deserve when on holiday.

The double bedroom has a wonderful feature of exposed red sand stone behind the bed, giving a cosy feel to this room. With Egyptian cotton bedding and luxurious throws and cushions in both bedrooms, you may well wish to stay in bed all day! Both rooms have dressing tables with tilting mirrors and leather covered stools, clothes brushes, laundry baskets, hairdryers, radio alarm clocks and flatscreen Freeview TVs with built in DVD player and Ipod doc.

Directions:-
From the South: Depart on the M90 at Perth after crossing the Friarton Bridge, signposted the A93 to Blairgowrie. Stay on the A93 from Perth until Blairgowrie. From here follow signs for Alyth. Turn left past the Blackbird Inn signposted to Alyth (B952). Turn right onto Market Square, and then immediately left after crossing the bridge, first left onto Parkside Road and you�ll find the cottage on the left hand corner.

From the North: Depart on the A90 at Forfar, signposted the A926. Stay on this road through Kirriemuir and follow signs to Alyth(10 miles). At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Meigle Road signposted Alyth B952. Bear right onto Airlie Street then turn right onto Market Square. As soon as you go over the bridge turn left and then first right onto Parkside Road. The cottage is in the left hand corner.

What's included:
All heating and logs for the wood burning stove are included.
Bed linen and towels are provided as are all cleaning products in the kitchen and toiletries in bathroom. There is a welcome pack with tea, coffee sugar and milk, bread and butter and a bottle of wine. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided.

Cost and availability:
The cottage is rented out throughout the year. Saturday is changeover day � check in 4pm on day of arrival, check out on day of departure by 10am.
Short breaks are available between October and March -2 nights Fri-Sat, 3 nights Fri-Sun, 4 nights Mon-Thu.
Not suitable for children under 5 or the infirm, due to steep staircase.
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Olive Grove Cottage, 11 Mill Street, Alyth, Perthshire, PH11 8BJ Scotland

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