The Old Manse is a delightful 18th century house lying in the tiny hamlet of Monzie, just 3 miles north of Crieff. Surrounded by the glorious Perthshire countryside, it is an idyllic spot and ideally located to explore much of Scotland. It's a very spacious house so perfect for a gathering of family or friends to celebrate a special occasion or for a longer holiday.
Perthshire itself offers stunning scenery and a huge variety of things to do. The surrounding hills, glens and lochs provide interesting walks (lots from the doorstep), cycling (on and off road), hill climbing, water sports, fishing, shooting and stalking. There are lots of good golf courses nearby including a championship 18 hole course in Crieff, and Gleneagles is just 12 miles away, with its three championship courses, equestrian centre and shooting school. Stirling (with its magnificent castle) is just 40 minutes away, and all the many attractions of Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily reached by train or car.
Crieff is a historic old drovers' town and has a good range of restaurants and cafes, as well as the oldest distillery in Scotland at Glenturret. Perth has a great array of independent shops, art galleries, museum, theatre and concert hall. There are lots of fabulous castles, historic homes and gardens in the area to visit too. Wildlife is everywhere: red kites, sea eagles, ospreys, golden eagles (if you are very lucky!), lapwings, oyster catchers, magnificent skeins of geese, red squirrels, otters and deer.
Or you may prefer just to relax at the Old Manse: perhaps playing a game of croquet, unwinding in the garden admiring the views (in or out of the hot tub!) or putting your feet up in front of the fire!
- Sleeps - 10/12
- Bedrooms - 5
(1 superking, 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 quadruple)
- One double bedroom with ensuite shower-room
is on the ground floor
- Bathrooms - 4 + 3 separate WCs
- Washing machine
- 4 oven Aga
- Nespresso machine
- TV, DVD player, stereo/iPod docking station
- Free WiFi
- Open fire and full central heating
- DVDs, toys, games and jigsaws
- High chair and travel cot available
- Large enclosed garden
- Garden furniture and barbeque
- Large trampoline
- Croquet set and garden games
- No smoking inside
- Dogs very welcome
- Short breaks welcome
- Hot tub
- Crieff 3 miles, Perth 16 miles
- Edinburgh airport 1 hour,
Glasgow airport 1 hour 15 mins
- Perth station 25 mins, Dunblane station 30 mins
- Nearest pubs/restaurants - 7 mins
- Lots of golf courses in the area
- Water sports - Loch Earn and Loch Tay
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
- Great walking and cycling from the doorstep
- Superb birdwatching
- Quad biking, clays, sedgways (3 miles)
- Castles, historic houses, gardens
- Famous Grouse Experience, 2 miles
- Wildlife park, 10 miles
- Spas at Crieff Hydro (3 miles)
and Gleneagles (9 miles)
The Old Manse of Monzie is set in glorious countryside and offers very comfortable and spacious accommodation. The owners use it as their holiday home so it feels very much like a home, rather then a sterile holiday house!
On the ground floor is the enormous kitchen which has a 4 door Aga, American-style fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, microwave, dishwasher and lots of crockery and cooking utensils - hopefully everything you will need is there. There is a large wooden table and at the far end a sofa and TV and DVD player. There is a laundry room (with WC off) with a washing machine and overhead pulley drier. A conservatory leads off the kitchen and it's a great place to relax in if the weather isn't warm enough to sit outside.
Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with a large ensuite shower-room (perfect for the less mobile) and it has doors leading out to the garden. The dining hall has a dining room table and a piano (very out of tune though!) and there is another WC too. The charming sitting room has an open fire and superb views to the south.
Upstairs is a large bedroom with a super-king bed, fitted wardrobe and ensuite shower room; a smaller twin bedroom; a double bedroom with ensuite shower room; a very large bedroom with basin and 4 single beds (2 of the beds are 2 ft 6in wide - ideal for children but fine for adults too). The family bathroom has a shower over the pea shaped bath and a separate WC. All the beds have electric blankets so you will be cosy in the winter months!
There is lots of parking. The large garden is fully enclosed so your children and dogs can play safely outside. There is a hot tub, large trampoline and a variety of garden games are provided too.
Directions to Monzie near Crieff:
Full directions provided on booking.
There are no extra charges. Use of the hot tub, electricity and heating are included. Quality bed linen and towels are provided as are logs for the open fire. Free WiFi.
Basic supplies are in the kitchen such as olive oil, salt, flour etc. Dishwasher tablets, loo rolls, soap and suchlike are provided too.
Cost and availability:
The Old Manse of Monzie is rented out throughout the year.
Change over day is usually Friday - check in and leaving times are as flexible as possible, but if back to back bookings then check in is after 4pm and departure by 10am.
Short breaks are welcome out of high season.
To book this gorgeous self catering house in Perthshire click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
Large self-catering house in Perthshire
This delightful 5 bedroomed holiday house in Perthshire is a perfect house for family get-together. There is masses to do nearby and it's an idyllic part of Scotland for walking, hiking, cycling, watersports, golf, fishing etc. Nearly every outdoor pursuit is nearby and there are distilleries, museums, castles and gardens to enjoy too.