Brewlands Cottage, Glenisla, Perthshire, Scotland
This beautiful 18th century cottage, with a romantic riverside private hot tub, amidst stunning mountainous scenery on the bank of the beautiful river Isla, equidistant between Pitlochry, Braemar and Blairgowrie, lies at the heart of an ancient Highland estate in Glenisla, on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park – an utterly peaceful location yet five minutes from excellent pub food, only 90 minutes from Edinburgh and 35 minutes from terrific artisan and gourmet food, cashmere and tartan shopping. The surrounding hills rise to 2500 feet and there are so many wildflowers that part of the glen is a wildflower reserve. The house has been recently refurbished to offer great comfort but with lots of original features. Brewlands Cottage sleeps 2 – 6 guests (discounts for 2 guests off season), and the layout of the cottage with an ensuite king-size bedroom downstairs makes it very cosy when rented by a couple, and ideal for honeymoons. Playbarn.
With its water from an ancient spring, the hot tub and the estate cook available (hot cheese scones or wicked pudding a specialty and we always use local organic food where possible), this is a wonderful place for a relaxing get-away, yet its central location means that it is also ideal for exploring Scotland.
Close to the Queen’s and Queen Mother’s Balmoral and Glamis Castles, we offer outstanding wildlife safaris (this is a hot spot for rare red squirrels), skiing, river fishing, clay pigeon and other adventures. Other sporting activities include an adventure centre, on and off-road cycling (mountain bikes can be hired from the estate) along with whisky distillery tours, private whisky tastings and artisan and gourmet food producers. Championship golf courses such as St Andrews and Gleneagles (home of the Ryder Cup) are within easy reach and there are 30 golf courses within an hour. Scott of the Antarctic’s ship and the new V & A Museum, 50 minutes.
Let us fill your days with adventures or alternatively stroll 100 metres to one of Queen Victoria’s favourite picnic spots or lie in the hot tub watching the river and its wildlife, while we make you supper. There are many extras available on the estate, including hire of a piper, private Highland Games, masseuse and beauty treatments and catering to any level by the estate’s chef (including freezer cooking). Alternatively, there is excellent good pub grub 5 minutes away, and lots of good restaurants in the area.
There are beautiful walks from the door of any level (there are 12 Munros within an hour) to e.g., in the Fairy Glen, along the woodland paths up to the rugged heathery mountains which have spectacular panoramic views (shared with hundreds of deer and, in spring and early summer the liquid calls of the curlews).
We can do your shopping, babysit your children, collect you from the airport, or from walks and do your laundry. In winter, we can measure you for skis and supply you with lessons or a ski guide at the ski slopes at Glenshee, 35 minutes’ drive away. With a full concierge service, we can hopefully ensure that your holiday with us is a truly happy one!
- Sleeps 2 – 6
- Bedrooms – 3 (1 king, 2 super king/twin)
- Bathrooms – 2, one ensuite, power shower with underfloor heating
- Private hot tub on the riverbank
- Woodburning stove
- Oil central heating
- 2 well behaved dogs welcome
- Free Wi-Fi
- TV, DVD
- Off road parking
- LED lights on dimmers
- Full concierge service
- Self, partial or full catering using organic ingredients to any level by our estate chef by arrangement
- Good pub 5 minutes, lots of good restaurants in the area
- Barbeque and garden furniture
- Collection from airport or station or drop off and collection from walks
- Fridge freezer
- Double oven
- Washing machine/dryer
- Electric blankets
- Cot and highchair available
- Stair gate
- Enclosed large dog friendly garden
- Easy walking access
- Books, toys, games including outdoor and DVDs
- Spring water supply
- Two well behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry – no smoking or vaping
- Short breaks available off season
- Cycle store
- Play barn with table tennis and table football
- Edinburgh Airport – 90 minutes drive
- Glasgow airport – 2 hours
- Fishing from the riverbank for wild brown trout included in the rent
- Wildlife safari and photography tours on the estate
- Roe and red deer stalking
- Golf – 30 courses within 1 hour: championship courses within 75 minutes
- Mountain and road bike hire. Quiet roads and excellent tracks
- Off roading and adventure centre nearby
- Ski hire and skiing at Glenshee – 35 minutes
- Walks – beautiful ones to any level - from the door or further afield
- Excellent hill walking – guided hill walks. 12 Munros within l hour
- The long distance Cateran walking trail passes through the estate
- Wildlife safari and photography tours on the estate
- Private Highland Games with a heavyweight champion
- Private whisky tasting with the CEO of a famous distillery
- Masseuse and beauty therapist can be arranged
Excellent accommodation, comprising a fully equipped Poggenpohl kitchen with views towards the Queen’s estate at Balmoral from two windows, and from the other, a view of the River Isla, which flows 5 metres away below the garden fence. Sunny 18th century sitting room with enormous original fireplace and original shutters in working order, with views south across the garden to the river, and to two huge copper beech trees, and west to the surrounding hills. Romantic king-sized bedroom (with ensuite bathroom with underfloor heating, power shower and heated towel rail) with working shutters and original cast iron fireplace. Views to the river from the bed. South facing sun porch.
Upstairs comprises two sunny south facing super king/twin bedrooms overlooking the garden and a bathroom with a titanic-sized newly renovated 19th-century bath tub. Floor to ceiling heated towel rails. A sitting out/games area is also on the first floor. Workstation.
Outside there is a flower garden surrounded by an ancient stone wall and a beech hedge. Large lawn ideal for games. The entire garden (half an acre) is enclosed safely for pets with a play barn equipped with table tennis, table football, etc. There is a sheltered seating area with table and chairs and a barbeque. Parking for 3 cars. Totally secluded private hot tub beside the river.
90 minutes Edinburgh International Airport
2 hours Glasgow International Airport
40 minutes Dundee Airport to London City Airport
35 minutes to Pitlochry station for the London sleeper
50 minutes to Perth station for connections to Edinburgh and Glasgow
We can arrange for you to be met at stations and airports
Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and bathrobes provided. Basket of logs on arrival, thereafter available at cost. Electric blankets.
First £40 of any kind of fuel included
Fishing for wild brown trout on the River Isla included in the rent
To cut down on your shopping, we provide soap, tea towels, oven gloves, clingfilm, apron, foil, bin bags, loo rolls, washing up liquid and essential cleaning materials and other helpful touches to start your holiday off.
What's not included:
Oil central heating by meter and electricity by meter.
Logs (first basket included in rent)
Two well behaved dogs welcome - £35 per dog
Cost and availability:
Rental periods are usually Saturday to Saturday; arrival 4 pm and departure at 10 am.
Sorry no smoking or vaping.
The prices are for self catering. Partial or full catering POA.
Full concierge service included.
Short breaks may be available in low and mid season.
Discounts may be available for couples using one bedroom in low and mid season
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Brewlands Cottage, Brewlands Estate, Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, UK PH11 8PL