|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
We like the solid stone buildings set in beautiful and interesting countryside.
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.
The cottage is lovely - very well equipped, clean, spacious - it had everything we needed to have a complete break away from it all. Hannah was a very attentive host, from the welcome basket to the quick response and action when we had any concerns. The Cairngorms are a quick drive away, as is the pretty town of Pitlochry. We would thoroughly recommend to anyone who is looking for accommodation in this area. Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
Cottage was very homely and cosy. Hannah made us a lovely basket of food which was greatly appreciated. There was everything we needed, couldn't have asked for more. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back!
We really enjoyed our stay in Kirkmichael. The cottage was really nice and cosy and had everything we needed for a comfortable trip. The children loved feeding the hens and ducks. we spent most of our time in Pitlochry and the cottage was handy for this, about 25 mins drive. Kirkmichael is a lovely village. We would definitely stay again, thank you!
At first we thought we were so far off the beaten path after driving the one track roads that we shared with sheep.
After a few days as we began to mellow, (and got used to the driving),
we fell in love with the area, and our little farm house.
It is important to us to be able to cook some of our meals while on holiday,
and the kitchen was well equipped for that.
There is even a little general store right across the road.
Hannah welcomed us with a lovely basket of food, and told us to let her know if
there was anything we needed.
We would highly recommend this cottage with its proximity to charming surrounding towns and villages
Great location to explore the highlands. We had everything we needed and felt right at home. We were only able to stay 3 days do to availability but that was long enough to know that the Goodman family are lovely people. They truly provide a fantastic place to stay while on holiday in Scotland. Plenty of books, games, and movies to keep us busy on the one day we stayed in. We loved the chickens! They were so friendly and funny. The welcoming basket was very thoughtful! We only hope that someday we can visit again and stay longer. Such a relaxing, quite place to call home for a spell. Many thanks to the Goodman family!
Our stay was for my partner, nephew and friend taking part in the cataran yomp for the Army benevolent fund charity, nestled in the quiet village of Kirkmicheal, 12 miles either side was two lovely villages,
The cottage itself exceeded our expectations, was so cosy but quite large and had everything we needed,
Greeted by Hanna the lovely owner who couldn't do enough for us, made us feel right at home, left us to it but also made it quite clear she was on hand, the lovely little welcome basket she provided was so very thoughtful !!
She even gave the team a donation as we were leaving !! Absolutely wonderful
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.