Bakehouse Cottage ref: CC524084

Kirkmichael, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Free Pets 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby 

Description

This pretty stone built detached cottage was originally the village bakery and retains much of the original character such as the old pine beams. Just off the main street with a private secluded suntrap at the side of the cottage, this is the ideal location for a couple or small family who want to explore this splendid part of Scotland. Set in the centre of the highland village of Kirkmichael, on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, you are in the Glen of Strathardle with the River Ardle running through the village. Trout fishing is available locally, free of charge and with no need for a licence.

From your doorstep there is an abundance of footpaths, a local pub serving food and a well-stocked local community shop. This is an all year round holiday location with both summer and winter activities; Glenshee, Scotland’s largest ski resort, just 15 miles away, Perthshire’s long distance walking trail, The Cateran Trail, passing through the village. For the more adventurous, there is hill walking on the stunning Cairngorm mountains, mountain biking, fishing, stalking on the local estates, horse riding, and golf at Blairgowrie, one of Scotland’s top golf courses or the beautiful hill course of Pitlochry. There are a variety of local events throughout the year such as The Strathardle Gathering every August (Highland Games), The Etape Caledonia Cycling Event in May, The Perthshire Open Studios and The Blairgowrie Book Festival in October, and various other local events. Blairgowrie and Pitlochry are only 12 miles away and the larger cities of Perth and Dundee are less than an hour’s drive. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness can all be reached within one and a half to two hours.

Bakehouse Cottage can be booked together with MacDonald Cottage Apartment (CC524085) to accommodate up to six guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has electric heating and comprises:
Beamed open plan living space.
Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freesat TV, CD player and iPod dock.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and sloping ceilings.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and sloping ceilings.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. One small dog welcome. Bike store. Parking for one car.

  • Nearest town
    Pitlochry
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    12 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Pitlochry
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    12 miles
  • Lake
    12 miles (loch)

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About the local area

Stirling is at the centre of the nation's national heritage, and it was here that William Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. The city and its castle have had a very rich and turbulent past, being the residence of many Scottish Kings and the scene of numerous sieges and famous battles, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

The castle is perched on a rocky crag, elevated above the surrounding countryside and is one of Scotland's grandest. Stirling itself nestles in lowland rolling hills and has a lovely `Old Town' with striking architecture and cobbled streets which wind upwards to the castle. The Old Town Jail is now a fascinating attraction depicting the horrors of life in a 19th century jail, also of interest is the medieval Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI was crowned and John Knox preached.

Stirling is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile with peaceful slopes, rolling countryside and a scattering of town and villages such as the former spa town of Allan Water, with riverside walks and olde worlde charm and Doune with its imposing 14th century castle and award-winning nature reserve.

Perthshire is most definitely the Adventure Capital of Scotland. Here you'll find world class fishing, high level mountain trekking and lower level waymarked forest trails, great on road and off road cycling and superb golf courses. Or maybe try your hand at canyoning, microlight flights or cliff jumping!

Discover a rich diversity of landscapes and habitats that support a range of plants, animals and birds; exceptional woodlands, mighty rivers and high mountains all make this an area a haven for naturists. The River Tay runs through Perthshire to the sea and has internationally important populations of salmon and otters. Many of Perthshire lochs attract breeding pairs of osprey and Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is a magnet for wildfowl. Up in the hills red deer can be heard roaring during the autumn rut.

The small provincial city of Perth is situated on the banks of Tay and has an influential history stretching back over 8,000 years; close by Scone Palace is where many Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. There are many places of interest such as the pretty town of Pitlochry on the river Tummel overlooked by Ben Vrackie; here there are wonderful riverside and woodland walks, also the beautiful Loch Tay near Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon which stretches some 34 miles and has some of Perthshire's finest scenery.

Things to do nearby

Scottish Crannog Centre

Who would have thought that sites such as Loch Tay would be hiding early iron-age loch dwellings (Crannogs) deep under the water?!

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Linlithgow Palace

Set in West Lothian and with roots as far back as the 12th century, Linlithgow Palace boasts some amazing scenery making it extremely popular with visitors throughout the year.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Beatrix Potter Garden

The Beatrix Potter garden located in the Birnham institute, near Dunkeld, is said to be the childhood inspiration to the writing and artwork of Beatrix Potter.

Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House

Set in over 6,500 acres of outstanding natural landscape, Hopetoun House is steeped in family history and displays wonderful architecture with the many scenic walks and trails surrounding it.

Crieff Visitor Centre

Crieff visitor centre is home to an interesting mixture of attractions.

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

This 28 mile round route is excellent for exploring Loch Katrine and the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Loch Katrine

The best place to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Trossachs is Loch Katrine.

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