Brae Cottage ref: UKC1408

Monzie, near Crieff, Perthshire & Stirling

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • No Pets Allowed 
  • Private Hot Tub 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

Escape to Brae Cottage, the perfect romantic hideaway for two, complete with its own private hot tub. In a remote and secluded location, and reached by a rough track, you will not be disturbed by anyone. High above the Monzie Estate, in the heart of rural Perthshire on a working beef farm, you are surrounded by breathtaking open views. This detached, traditional estate worker’s cottage was built in the 1930s, and has been renovated to a high standard and thoughtfully furnished for comfort and ease, creating a wonderful atmosphere in which to relax. Toiletries, robes and slippers are also provided.
The estate joinery team crafted the bespoke handmade walnut kitchen, as well as a TV unit and wardrobe, and the beautiful mantle has been made from a beech tree on the estate. The cosy living room has a wood burner, ideal to curl up in front of with a book or play your favourite board game. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the scenery, and in the evening, without noise or light pollution, enjoy the stars.
The estate has been making its own electricity since 1950 using its own hydro-electric plant. Guests can request a private tour of Monzie Castle and the hydro-electric plant in advance. The castle consists of an L-shaped, 17th-century house and a castellated country house, built in 1795. The castle was gutted in 1908 by fire and was rebuilt by Sir Robert Lorimer in 1910. The house has been unaltered since then, and is a testament to Lorimer.
Perthshire has some of the finest scenery in Scotland, and there are many paths and cycle tracks to explore. You are just a short drive from Crieff which has lots of delightful places to visit, including a whisky distillery and beautiful gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

7 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, wooden floor and French doors leading to decking.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with decking and garden furniture. 4000-acre natural woodland grounds (shared with other cottages on-site). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. Hot tub for 2 (private). No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 years old. The property has a natural water supply from a stream. There are sloping banks, steps and an unfenced stream in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Crieff
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Gleneagles
  • Pub
    4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    14 miles
  • Lake
    4 miles (loch)

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

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.

Blair Castle

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

Moffat Fishery

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

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.

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.

Loch Katrine

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

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.

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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

Crieff Visitor Centre

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

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?!

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

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

Scone Palace

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

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!

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