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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.

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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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Self catering cottage on organic smallholding in Highland Perthshire
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love it! Thank you so much Hannah for the lovely bread and jam.

It is located in a quiet village. There is a small (but great) store to buy a few groceries and have a coffee or cake. So peaceful and quiet. We are glad we took our wellingtons and walk around in the fields. Highly recommend!!!!!

The cottage had everything we need it! Thank you so much for making us feel at home!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed both the cottage and the local area so much! Thank you
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A cosy cottage with log fire and a convenient location for the Scottish countryside and skiing

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at this cottage. It was very cosy and in a location that was convenient for the local pubs, village shop and yet not too far from the ski slopes. The owners were very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxed holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This is just what the doctor ordered to start the new year! We had high expectations having read all the other reviews and we were not disappointed. The cottage was warm and cosy and filled with many caring touches - the festive decorations and lights greeting us on arrival and the fresh flowers and the welcome basket including wine and scrumptious home made jam (which Hannah paired up with her amazing bread when she arrived a few days into our stay!) were the first things to make an impact. Comfortable beds, pillows, quality bedlinen, toiletries, a well stocked kitchen, comfy seating, wood burning stove, an impressive collection of books, DVDs, games, pamphlets and brochures on activities, walks and tours were just some of the things that helped to make our stay a most enjoyable one.

The cottage is set on spacious land with a stream running through and boasts a very fine cockerel called Basil and his lady hens who would come by to greet us occasionally.

We could easily have stayed indoors and enjoyed cosy family time together but the beautiful countryside was not to be missed - walking in Pitlochry, a distillery tour and walking to the waterfalls at the Birks of Aberfeldy (on a snowy day) were highlights of our stay.

Hannah and her family are delightful and I think you'll struggle to find a nicer host family.

If I dreamt this all up I'll just have to do it all over again!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great location & a perfect Christmas break!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay during the period between Christmas & New Year. The cottage is ideal as a base for exploring the area & visiting all the lovely villages dotted around. The scenery is beautiful & we even managed to get some snow!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and i were here for a few days in November for a personal celebration and this was an ideal place. A cottage on 2 levels, with central heating and a log burner in the living room, nice and cosy. Hannah made us feel really welcome which included some wonderful home made bread, and lots of other goodies. Beds comfy and clean in fact the whole cottage was really clean. Parking at the door and the hens wandering around the yard on patrol chasing the pheasants out ! The local hostelry is about a 10 minute walk away and the food was really enjoyable with a good menu. There are a few good walks around the area one by the river the others around the countryside. Pitlochry is 20 minutes away, with the house of Bruar another 10 minutes drive. If you are a Gin fan there is a small but welcoming Distillery about 20 minutes drive away (Lovely stuff !)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cosy, comfortable cottage, full of personal touches to make you feel at home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed while visiting the enchanted forest. About 30 mins from Pitlochry, Kirkmichael is a great location for exploring the area. For those who don't want to venture far there is a local run shop over the road, offering essentials for your trip, and a friendly hotel further up the street serving decent pub grub and restaurant meals. There are also a couple of easy walks to help you explore the village. The river walk was perfectly autumnal in late October and we had great fun playing leaf monster superheroes on our stroll 😀?😀?

The cottage itself is very comfortable and homey, perfect for our little family escape, although for 4 adults it might feel a little small after a few days. It is very well stocked with essentials - probably the best stocked self catering accommodation we've stayed in! From toilet roll, and tin foil to a range of seasoning and spices ( not that we cooked much this trip!), and milk, butter, tea and coffee The welcome basket with home made bread and jam is a lovely personal touch, along with the fresh flowers and toys in the double room. We have two young daughters who were thrilled to find holiday dollies on their bed to welcome them to their holiday home. They also loved hiding in the understair nook, climbing on window ledges and exploring the gardens - not to forget making friends with the cat and chickens!

The wood burner heats the room up a treat and make it super cosy for any time of year. We were lucky enough to have a clear evening full of stars and a light frost, the perfect excuse to get the fire going and stay warm inside 😀?.

Hannah and her family are lovely and very accommodating. We hope to be back for the enchanted forest next year.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Hannah Goodman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

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 Perth and Kinross

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.


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.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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