Cottages at Outfield Farm
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About Suki Stobbs
I live on site with my family in The Farmhouse. I was born and brought up in Scotland. Property is my business and these holiday rentals are part of that business. I work from home so am delighted to bump into guests and have a chat! Feel free to ask about things to see and do in the area or further afield. You will spot me walking the dogs! Tim my husband is also around and can deal with any queries.
Suki Stobbs purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Suki Stobbs chose Perth
We moved to this location from Fife. We wanted great views and country location. In fact the location is a winner for most people who come here - we are perfectly set up for the fabulous wedding venues in the area - especially Guardswell which is next door. Some guests want proximity to Dundee, others want easy access to Edinburgh and others want to be able to get to St. Andrews and all of the golf courses over in Fife or here in Perthshire or Angus. We took a few years to convert an old farm steading into the holiday cottages called Pitmiddle and Outfield. We are delighted with the result and opened for business way back in 2005, can't believe it is that long ago. Honeysuckle always existed as a little bothy so we decorated it in the same colours and promoted it from a long term rental to a holiday let. We have tried to cover every eventuality offering a 1 bedroom cottage, 2 bedroom cottage, 3 bedroom cottage or the 2 joined together to give a 5 bedroom cottage.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have evolved into a wellness retreat with wood fired hot tubs and a woodfired sauna along with our wellness gym. There are plenty of cycle routes and walks from your front door. As you walk around up here you have the most fantastic views towards Abernyte village, The River Tay and King's Seat. You feel on top of the world - almost alpine (especially in the snow!). All guests can use the summer house above the tennis court and take in the rolling countryside around us. We are however only 20 minutes by car to either Dundee or Perth city centres. We now have the V&A museum in Dundee city centre - 20/25 minutes away We are 'quite green' - you will spot our new wind turbine which we hope will cover our electricity costs - it's only a little one but we have high hopes! All properties have reclaimed wooden flooring and use a soak away drainage system. We also have our own private water supply with its water treatment room where the water is constantly filtered and backwashed daily. Pitmiddle and Outfield also benefit from underfloor heating powered by the ground source heat pump in Outfield. We hope too you will enjoy the animals round about. We had our own alpacas and hens but now we just have a few pet sheep and in the summer our neighbouring farmer puts some of his sheep in 1 of our fields and in winter we get Shetland ponies. We do also provide satellite wifi for our guests which is now something I believe people come to expect. Help yourselves to logs, they all come from here.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Wet but wonderful week
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Honeysuckle Cottage....despite the horrendous weather for most of our 3 day stay. It was great to keep cosy by the fire, as well as take advantage of the hot tub and sauna. Our dog had a great time exploring the paths around the cottage (and the rain didn't bother him at all). Location was perfect for exploring the area; and the cottage was perfectly equipped for our stay. Hopefully we'll be back another time (when the sun is shining!).
Our long weekend in the Honeysuckle lodge was excellent, very warm welcoming and owners very generous. Hot tub and gym/sauna facilities were excellent, in a very beautiful location., Will definitely be back
Perfect for a quiet get away
The property was excellent, small cosy cottage with everything you need.
The hot tub is great to spend nights looking at the stars
Delighted you got your post festive season downtime and enjoyed the starry skies and crisp weather. Hats off to you for the long walks you did!
5* absolutely fantastic place for holiday !
Thank you very much!
Very cozy and warm
It's very warm cozy amazing views and very quiet and peaceful
Delighted the cottage proved an ideal short break for you.
Honeysuckle Cottage on Outfield farm cottages
A pleasantly appointed one bedroom cottage, but cold on arrival unfortunately. However, it warmed up. Nicely decorated and furnished, but bathroom needs modernising and floor improved.
Thank you for your comments. Sorry the heating was not on high enough for your arrival, it normally is, but as you say it heats up quickly and there is the addition of an open fire. As the heating is not underfloor like the other houses on site the floors themselves can feel cool as it is wooden floors and not carpets.
Still in 2 minds about removing the large old fashioned bath and just have the modern shower in a dedicated shower tray - you have probably convinced me it is maybe time and it would give me an excuse to put in an underfloor heating pad and lay tiles on the floor. This is very popular in some of my other houses. Thanks for the nudge!
This property is on a small farm in The Carse of Gowrie only a mile from Abernyte. We are 20 minutes from Dundee city centre and 20 minutes (by car) from Perth city centre. Although rural we are about 7 minutes by car to the dual carriageway and then it is an hour to Edinburgh or an hour and a bit to the outskirts of Glasgow or within an hour you are up in the Highlands. Golf in Blairgowrie is 20 minutes away or golf in St. Andrews is 40 minutes away. Fishing in nearby lochs or on The River Tay is all within easy reach.
Other Activities: Shared table tennis and pool table on site as will as tennis court and walking
Golf: Blairgowrie golf course is within a 20 minute drive, it has the superb Rosemount and Landsdowne courses as well as the Wee Course. Visitor rates can be found on their website.
There is also golfing at Piperdam resort and then 40 minutes away you have all the courses of St. Andrews.
Ski: Just over an hour away you have the slopes of Glenshee. Or the far side of Edinburgh you have the artificial ski slope at Hillend.