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IDEAL HOLIDAY LOCATION BETWEEN PERTHSHIRE AND ANGUS

Aileen Hynd

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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IDEAL HOLIDAY LOCATION BETWEEN PERTHSHIRE AND ANGUS

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Perth Area - Birnie Cottage

2 Bedroom cottage sleeps 4/5 set in its own garden surrounded by woodland walks

Birnie Cottage is ideally situated in the Vale of Strathmore.This is a charming cottage between Kirriemuir and Blairgowrie.The rooms are quite large and the oil fired central heating is included in the price and wood/coal is always available (free of charge) for the open fire.The kitchen is well equipped and has an old fashioned theme, mindful of the original use as a gardener's cottage for nearby Birnie House (the home of the owner- willing, if available, to give advice about where to go and what to see in the area). The cottage was totally overhauled in 2009 but great care was taken to retain the original 1930s character . Visitors are welcome to walk in the woods attached to the house.Various games are available for younger visitors and activities in the surrounding area abound; enough to satisfy any age of visitor! Dogs are also welcome but not on the beds or sofas! As from August, 2014, the cottage has the added attraction of free wi-fi!

An added quirky feature is a nuclear bomb shelter in the grounds - a relic of the Cold War!

Find out what's happening at Birnie at: https://www.facebook.com/www.birniecottage

Walking: The CATERAN TRAIL is a walking route full of breathtaking landscapes with a wide range of changing terrain that should suit long distance walkers of any age. Situated on the southern end of the Highlands in the Heart of Perthshire and the Angus Glens this route provides the walker with a true feel of Scottish landscape and offers a glimpse of the lifestyle of the Caterans in the 15th to 17th centuries.

The DEN OF ALYTH has several walks of varying length through the deep, shady glen of the Alyth Burn amongst mixed open woodland. As well as being a quiet place to walk, the Den is a place to rest, picnic and watch the varied wildlife. Oak, ash and birch trees are home to small birds like tree creepers and great tits, while dippers and grey wagtails live by the waterside.

Walk around AULD ALYTH or the quiet country roads leading to Glenisla and the Angus Glens. The views are magnificent. Also in the area is the waterfall, REEKIE LYNN, on the way to PEEL FARM.

Nature: GLEN ISLA is one of the more significant and the most westerly of the Angus Glens, a wide valley in the southern Grampians, between Glen Shee and Glen Prosen. The River Isla flows south and then southeast into the Valley of Strathmore.

LINTRATHEN reservoir is a nature reserve in the Braes of Angus, situated at the southern end of Glen Isla, 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Alyth. Surrounded by farmland, the loch is visited by large numbers of wildfowl, wintering geese, whooper swans and the occasional osprey.

LOCH OF KINNORDY, nearer Kirriemuir, is a shallow loch set in a natural basin which attracts all sorts of wildfowl and is open from dawn to dusk.

Near Dunkeld, LOCH OF LOWES is all about ospreys. From April to September a pair of ospreys usually breed here and there is an observation hide just 150m from their nest, as well as a camera so visitors can watch close up pictures of the birds. The reserve covers 95 hectares of the loch, shoreline and surrounding woodland.

Peter Pan: The Peter Pan House in Kirriemuir is the birthplace of J M Barrie who is best known for his wonderfully enchanting story of the boy who never grew up.. His childhood house is equally as delightful and visitors have a rare privilege to see where he grew up and step into the rooms where he spent his childhood can and even go into the wash room that is said to be the inspiration for his Wendy House and was his first theatre during his childhood.

The narrow streets of Kirriemuir are lined with traditional red sandstone houses, friendly shops and galleries, interesting museums, cosy cafes and welcoming pubs, not to mention some of the best ice cream in Tayside.

From the 'Camera Obscura' you can enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and southern slopes of the Grampians. Kirriemuir, which has lost none of its charm, is central for explorations of the beautiful Braes of Angus - all penetrating deep into the lonely eastern Grampian mountains.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Aileen Hynd (Owner)
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

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Ideal holiday location between Perthshire and Angus
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
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Ideal holiday location between Perthshire and Angus
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Perth Area Perthshire
Derby
5

Review by Frankie and Trevor and 2 retrievers

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I had a fantastic week, and so did our two dogs. There are lots of places to visit within easy driving distance or if you want to stay in. You can just walk through the owners wood (and continue across the fields if you want). There are deer in the woods and a huge variety of birds to watch. The setting of the cottage is amazing and tranquil. The garden is large and completely enclosed, so the dogs cannot wander off. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The owners are very helpful and are a good source of local knowledge, history and ideas of things to do. There are several pubs and hotels in the town of Alyth to suit most budgets and the town is unspoilt by tourism. I would definitely recommend it and we have already booked another stay.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Ideal holiday location between Perthshire and Angus
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Perth Area Perthshire
Marburg
5

Best stay we ever had

  • 5 out of 5
The house was very clean and really well equipped, there was even a small cute press for lemons. Although it rained and it wasn't really warm, we didn't have to turn on the heating, nevertheless we tried one morning in the kitchen and it worked perfekt! In the evenings the open fire warmed us very well. We had WIFi, what was great, because we always could change our plans (rain) when it was necessery. Aileen was very nice and always helpfull. On the day of our arrival there were (world's best) scones on the kitchen table and milk in the fridge for us, so we started our first small trip to Kirrie after having tea and scons with strawberry jam (we bought them after this always in Alyth in the bakary). All in one we have to admit, that we never were in a country before, where the people are THAT nice and warmly like the Scots are (everywhere).
We saw Glamis Castle, Dunnotar Castle, Blair Castle, St. Andrews, Perth, Dundee (shopping), Eduador Distillery, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the Stone Circle near Tarland, Eilean Donan Castle.
We hope that we soon can be back!
Thank you for everything and sorry for the broken key!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Scotland? Sometimes, because we live here all the time, we forget how beautiful Scotland is and Birnie is ideally located as a central base for many of its most beautiful sites. The wi-fi had just been installed and you are quite right - it is useful to have, given the unpredictable nature of Scottish weather! You were so unlucky with the rain so it was just as well you had the open fire to welcome you back. We, too, will welcome you both back anytime. The scones will be waiting!
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Ideal holiday location between Perthshire and Angus
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Perth Area Perthshire
5

Brilliant choice of holiday cottage.

  • 5 out of 5
Aileen too modest to put on website but there will be tea, coffee, fresh milk and treats awaiting your arrival. Plus biscuits for the dog.
Really enjoyed our week in this well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage.
Although only a couple of hours from home it was another world. Secluded enough for peace and privacy - close enough to towns and villages for supplies and outings.
Our grandson, on a day visit, had great fun running about on the hobby horse and playing in the Wendy house in the large garden.
Our dog couldn't believe his luck, only a gate to go through and the freedom of woods that went on and on!! If he could write the review he would give it 10 stars.
Didn't have to travel far for a wander around Alyth, Blairgowrie, Kirriemuir, etc where you find interesting wee shops not found in retail parks.
Scenery all around is spectacular. Favourites for us were Backwater reservoir and Reekie Linn Falls.
Aileen and Bob are very helpful in giving you ideas on where do go depending what your interests are - e.g. we were directed to an osprey nest on a pylon.
Would definitely recommend to friends and family and if we don't return it is not a reflection on standard of property or its owners, neither of which we could fault.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to see you all back here one day. As you say, there are attractions enough even on the doorstep - especially for dogs with space to run. I think the highlight for Bob and Kilo were those early morning walks in the wood and finding the osprey nest!
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Ideal holiday location between Perthshire and Angus
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Perth Area Perthshire
5

Summer short break at Birnie Cottage

  • 5 out of 5
Birnie Cottage is the perfect place for a break. A beautiful, well maintained clean cottage equipped with everything you could need. The hosts Aileen and Bob are very welcoming, and are on hand to give you information of the local area. We only had a four night stay but managed to visit several distilleries, the highland games in St Andrews, Scone Palace gardens, Pitlochry and a day out in Perth. So much to see, only wish we could have stayed for longer, but we were due in Glasgow to see a couple of events at the Commonwealth Games.
We would recommend this cottage to any one wanting to stay in Perthshire, as it is so peaceful, the perfect place to get away.
Thanks Again
Andrew, Kaye, Gemma & Lucy
  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You certainly managed to pack in quite a few visits and I think that's one of the attractions of Birnie Cottage, that it is central to so many attractions. Gemma and Lucy - we have wi-fi! I know it was too late for you but because you were so disappointed, I organised it that week! Now you HAVE to come back!
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5

Lovely Birnie

  • 5 out of 5
Nous avons adoré notre séjour à Birnie. Le cottage est très confortable et correspondait exactement à la description donnée. Aileen et Bob sont adorables et nous avons hâte de les revoir, car nous voulons y retourner.
La situation géographique de Birnie est idéale pour faire de longues promenades, découvrir et aimer l'Ecosse et aussi pour se reposer car c'est très calme. Nous ne voulions pas partir.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ... Et nous vous accueillir à nouveau! Nous étions toujours que l'emplacement était idéal comme base pour des excursions vers d'autres parties de l'Ecosse, mais pour qu'il soit apprécié pour ses mérites propres est également très bon à savoir. Nous avons adoré votre joie de vivre! Revenez bientôt.
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Ideal holiday location between Perthshire and Angus
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Perth Area Perthshire
5

Tolle Wohnung

  • 5 out of 5
super Aufenthalt. Sehr nette Gastgeber, Das Cottege war sauber, gemütlich und in einer tollen Gegend gelegen. Kann man wirklich empfehlen.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es war eine Freude, Sie alle zu Birnie begrüßen zu dürfen und hoffen, dass Sie eines Tages wieder kommen - für eine längere Zeit! vielleicht beim nächsten Mal, Roger wird Nessie zu sehen!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Alyth
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Alyth
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Dundee or Perth
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Dundee or Perth
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Alyth
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Glenshee
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Broughty Ferry / Lunan Bay / Carnoustie
Car: recommended

The small town of Alyth is two miles away, convenient for supplies, restaurants and pubs. Glamis Castle (childhood home of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) is just a few miles away and is one of Scotland's most beautiful castles. Dundee and Perth are within a 30 minute journey for swimming pools, theatres, cinemas and shopping, and Scott of the Antarctic's RRS Discovery. St Andrews, the home of golf, is less than an hour away and there are several golf courses nearby (3 within 3 miles!) You can go skiing at Glenshee and hillwalking in the Sidlaws. (Alyth is also on the route of the Cateran Trail). Shooting and fishing can be arranged, in season, and there is a country sports centre featuring clay shooting, archery and quad biking within easy reach.

Birnie is ideally situated as a central point for most activities from beaches and mountains to hillwalking and fishing to golfing and riding to theatres and shopping. There is even the 'home' of Peter Pan in nearby Kirriemuir!

Golf: This cottage is at the heart of what must be a golfer's paradise. Between two and twenty miles from Birnie are: Alyth Golf Club, a moorland,18 hole course with tricky greens; Glenisla Golf Centre, a rolling parkland, 18 hole course with water hazards, set in beautiful scenery; Strathmore Golf Centre and Driving Range which offers a challenging 18 hole course and an easier 9 hole course with plenty of other facilities in rolling parkland which has excellent teaching facilities at the golf academy including a 10 bay floodlit driving range, short game practice area and 6 hole putting green; Blairgowrie Golf Club (Rosemount), which has two heathland, 18 hole courses and one 9 hole course in wooded surroundings; Kirriemuir Golf Club, a parkland and heathland, 18 hole course; Piperdam Golf Driving Range, which helps to perfect your golf swing at the 12 bay driving range with a short game area and professional tuition; Guthrie Castle Golf Course, designed to be the ultimate golf challenge, taking advantage of all natural hazards and truly one of a kind; Downfield Golf Club, a very fine heavily wooded parkland,18 hole course of championship standard, but good for all levels of golfer to enjoy.

In less than 30 miles there are Carnoustie Golf Links, having three famous courses in this complex, two of them less challenging than the famous Championship course and, St Andrews - the Home of Golf, which has 10 courses close to the town centre including the Old Course and Kingsbarns. Enjoy!

Ski: The cottage is ideally situated for ski-ing at Glenshee which is located at Cairnwell Pass where the A93 enters the Cairngorms National Park. Alyth is only 20 miles away via the B954 to Dykend on the B951 and then on to the A93. It is also accessible from Blairgowrie via the A93. With its diversity of pistes, Glenshee offers something for everyone from invitingly easy to the surprisingly steep, the most extensive skiing and snowboarding in Scotland. Beginners are able to get to grips with skiing and snowboarding on the nursery slopes and it is also ideal for intermediate skiers/snowboarders with no less than 26 blue and red runs, varying from the long and exhilarating to the short and steep. Experienced skiers and boarders, however, are able to test their skills on two excellent black runs. Snowboarders are also treated to a specially designed Fun Park.With so much choice, it is easy to see why Glenshee is Scotland's premier resort.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Perth Area, Perthshire

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
6 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£490
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
Festive
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£525
 
 
Winter/Spring
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
Spring/Summer
28 Mar 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
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£75
£490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Notes Stays of 5/6 nights are also charged at the same rate as 7 nights (i.e. £5 reduction per night).There is a further reduction of 5% for 15 nights or more and the rate is negotiable for visitors wishing to lease the cottage for more than 28 nights.
CANCELLATIONS: Deposits are usually non-refundable but alternative dates may be possible. If the full amount has been paid, up to 100% may be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Perth Area in Perthshire

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • White suite with instant shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • All duvets and pillows are made from non-allergenic materials. There is a travel cot available on request, ideally for babies upto 6 months old. There is also a small double sofa bed in the sitting room, suitable for guests who require separate sleeping quarters. The maximum occupancy of six should include children as six adults may find only two bedrooms and one bathroom inadequate for perfect comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
You can park your car beside the cottage in the private driveway, well away from the main road. The cottage garden is quite large and enclosed with rhubarb and soft fruit bushes and which also has very young fruit trees at the moment but there is one tree which will be bursting with fruit in season. In order to maintain the garden for your enjoyment, and because the cottage is let throughout the growing season, our gardener may have to be there during your stay but we shall try to arrange this whilst you are having an away day and will, of course, ask your permission if not. The larger garden in front of and behind the house is, of course, private but there is a path to the side which leads to the woodland walk and to a network of paths to explore. Permits are available for fishing on the River Isla (only a mile away) an excellent trout and grayling river. Below the River Ericht, the Isla acts as a corridor for salmon. We also have outhouses for equipment and a freezer for fish.

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