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Self catering cottage on organic smallholding in Highland Perthshire

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 742 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious and cosy stone cottage, sleeps 4 + baby

Camnacar cottage is a converted stable on an organic smallholding. Chickens and ducks share the enclosed garden with a stream running through it. Conveniently located in the centre of the village, the post office and an award winning village shop are just across the street.

The cottage is both spacious, warm and comfortable with stripped pine floors downstairs and a wood burner in the large sitting room. The upstairs rooms have views to the hills beyond the village. Down filled duvets and firm mattresses ensure you will sleep well in this peaceful spot.

The kitchen is well appointed with dish washer, microwave and washing machine as well as wifi if you need to keep in touch. There is plenty of information about the local area and also books, DVDs and games for evenings at home.

The newly fitted bathroom has a power shower over the bath, there is another toilet downstairs.

The situation: Camnacar Cottage is set in a beautiful enclosed garden with plenty of space to explore (about 2 acres) A stream runs through the garden from which we will generate hydroelectricity. There are also a couple of duck ponds and you can enjoy walking around the garden and then on up the hill. We grow vegetables so home produce is available and we can provide meals if you tell us in advance. Babysitting can also be arranged.

The cottage is spacious for 4 or 5 with a baby. A large sitting room with a wood burning stove as well as a table for dining or there is one in the kitchen if you prefer. We provide fruit, bread, milk and other basics for when you arrive but Kirkmichael Village Shop (community run) is very close, and has pretty much everything you need. The cottage is warm and all the rooms have adjustable central heating and the beds are all comfortable. The kitchen has all the usual equipment such as washing machine, dish washer, microwave, fridge freezer and wifi is available.

The surrounding area: The village of Kirkmichael has a general store and post office as well as the Strathardle Inn, The Kirkmichael Hotel and the Log Cabin Hotel, which all provide food and comfortable fire side chat. Over the bridge there are a good variety of walks in all directions and many more up and down the Ardle valley. There are also good tracks for cyclists (as long as you don't mind a few hills...) Nearby mountains include gorgeous views from Beinn Vrackie, Beinn a'Ghlo the munro and famous and ancient Schiehallion. Wildlife abounds, we regularly see deer on the hills round about and red squirrels often play in the garden. Our own animals include chickens and ducks, children are welcome to help at feeding time.

Things to do: Activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking and mountaineering are all popular. For those fond of whiskey, the charming family run Edradour distillery is the oldest in Scotland, also Dalwhinney and Dewars distilleries are close by. Relax at a number of health farms in the area such as the Lavendar Spa in Pitlochry . Horse riding can be arranged at Glenmarkie, a beautiful area to explore. Try a visit to the Glenshee Pottery for local crafts or paint a pot with children on a wet day. Shop at the popular House of Bruar with the impressive Falls of Bruar behind. Snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding is easily accessed from the Cairnwell ski centre. Golf courses are also plentiful.

More Details

Property Manager
Hannah Goodman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Hannah Goodman

Hannah and Miles came to the area in 2007 when Polly was 2 and Sebastian was just a few months old. We were attracted by the beautiful countryside, the potential to create a small holding whilst living in a village with all the amenities. Our children go to the village school so they have their friends all around.

Hannah Goodman purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Hannah Goodman chose Scotland

We like the solid stone buildings set in beautiful and interesting countryside.

What makes this cottage unique

We love being right in the village with all the amenities on hand but at the same time we can open the door and run into the hills and be away from it all. The air is so fresh and pure here. Our water supply is from a natural spring which is delicious.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Perth and Kinross in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 742 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , downstairs
  • Family bathroom is upstairs between the 2 bedrooms. There is a great power shower over the bath. Downstairs toilet by entrance.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedrooms are both situated upstairs. The beds have comfortable firm mattresses and down duvets and pure cotton or linen bed linen. We aim to use organic products as much as possible. Both have adjustable central heating. Windows on either side of the rooms letting in lots of natural light.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Clothes drying line outside or clothes horse inside.


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Self catering cottage on organic smallholding in Highland Perthshire
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

beautiful cosy cottage tastefully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Lovely furnished cottage with everything you need for a delightful stay

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxed and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for 1 week. From there we took day trips to various areas in the region, seeing lots of sites and walking lots.

When we arrived, Hannah had left us some basic staples (milk, butter, homemade jam-yummy, fruit and fresh eggs from their chickens). She brought over homemade bread, still warm the first evening (wonderful).

The cottage was very comfortable and after a day of travelling it was great to get back to the cottage and unwind and relax.

Hannah and Miles just lived across the yard from the cottage, so if we had any questions they were there to help. They and their children are very warm and generous people. They made us feel very welcomed.

Though we didn't have any children with us, the cottage seemed to have all the necessities for children as well.

The village of Kirkmichael is small but quaint, and the village shop across the street carried most supplies you would need. The Strathardle Inn was just a short walk (maybe 5 minutes) up the road from the cottage, and it had a warm and inviting pub with very tasty food and friendly staff. We ate there each evening and tasted much of their varied menu. It would be an idea to reserve a table, as it is small and while we were there, the pub was always busy. Perhaps at a different time of year it might be quieter, but we were there in September.

Kirkmichael is about 20 minutes outside of Pitlochry, but the road is narrow and windy, so you can't drive overly fast. However, the scenery is interesting as you drive to Kirkmichael from Pitlochry.

Kirkmichael also has a hiking trail starting in town, so if you are up for a walk (short or long), the trail is not even 5 minutes from the cottage.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and heartily suggest that if you're looking for a place in that area, Camnacar would be a great place to stay! 😃

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in rural bliss

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days this summer at Camnacar Cottage opposite Hannah, Miles and their family. The place is spacious and well-appointed. It was a perfect place to get away from it all - with country walks and a great base to explore the local towns, castles and sights. Its clean, well-stocked and in good condition. The kitchen had virtually everything we needed. There is abundant wildlife and they keep chickens on the small holding. Hannah and her family were generous hosts, giving us a lovely welcome gift and regular offerings from the garden / hens as well as pointing out to us the best routes, spots and visits. The village shop means that you can get what you need easily and equally there is a good pub just up the road. We would definitely recommend and hope to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and all the amenities required for a family stay

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful week at the cottage. Hannah was really helpful and left a wonderful basket of food and a bottle of wine - needed after a long journey! We had a 1 year old with us and the cottage had everything we needed. The house is directly next to Hannah's so for anyone looking for solitude this may be a deciding factor but wasn't an issue for us. The village is very nice and better than the tourist trap of Pitlochry. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really cosy, welcoming cottage in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

A really great stay in a cottage I would highly recommend. Hannah and her family were really welcoming, the village pub is friendly and does good food and the surroundings are beautiful, with some great walks. The cottage is really homely and well equipped with an amazing DVD library!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Clean and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as you'd expect from the owner's description and the price. The location is peaceful, the owners (who are just across the way) are great hosts - relaxed, friendly and welcoming. If you want to switch off for a few days or want a base from which to explore Scotland, it's just the job.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Kirkmichael Hotel
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Strathardle Inn
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Glenshee Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Lunan Bay, Montrose
Car: recommended

Camnacar is a traditional stone cottage in Scotland, in the charming village of Kirkmichael, close to Pitlochry and at the heart of the stunning Strathardle valley. It is within easy distance of magnificent Blair Castle and Balmoral Castle, the Edradour Distillery, and many other attractions and places of interest. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh can be visited on a day trip and we are on the doorstep of the famous Cairngorm National Park. The ski centre at Glenshee is popular once the snow arrives and throughout the winter. Special summer attractions include the Royal Highland Games at Braemar and other highland games, and of course the blooming of the heather. There are beautiful walks in all directions (including the famous Cateran Trail), trout and salmon fishing nearby, and golf courses aplenty.

Nature such as red squirrels and deer can be seen in the area.

Other Activities: hunting, shooting, sight seeing

Golf: Several golf courses are nearby, Rosemount in Blairgowrie (11 miles away) has champion courses and there are also fine courses at both Pitlochry (12miles) and Blair Atholl (16miles)

The famous courses at St.Andrews are also within easy distance.

All welcome visitors, although booking may be required.

Ski: Glenshee ski centre has the UK's most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities. There are 21 lifts and 36 runs across a very fine mountain range with a variety of pistes of varying difficulties. Car parking is conveniently placed and there is equipment for all ages for hire. Group and private classes can be booked. Cafes and bars are open for food and refreshments.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn / early winter
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
winter /spring
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring/ summer
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early winter
28 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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