Cairns ref: SZZB

New Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

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6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Cairns is an attractive, spacious, detached, single-storey holiday property situated in 2 acres including an orchard of plum and apple trees. There is a large private trout pond, which guests can catch their supper (rods provided) and fishing is also available at a private stretch of the River Isla. It lies in a quiet and rural location with panoramic views of the Vale of Strathmore and local countryside just outside of the village of Alyth in beautiful Perthshire. The perfect location in which to relax, unwind and enjoy the views or stroll through the garden, where peacocks may wander. This is an ideal area for riding and hill walking, with the Cateran Trail close by. For the more adventurous, there is a selection of munro mountains including Ben Vrackie, Beinn a’Ghlo and Glas Tulaichean in the area. Golfers will be just 2 miles from Glenisla Golf Course and five 18-hole and two 9-hole courses all within easy driving distance, including the championship Rosemount course at Blairgowrie Golf Club. Further afield, the world famous courses at Gleneagles, and the historic St Andrews Links, are both 40 miles distant. There are many castles, stately homes and gardens nearby, including Glamis and Scone Palace. Winter skiing is available at Glenshee Ski Centre just 30 miles away. During the season, guests may pick their fruit for the table free of charge. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Two steps to entrance. Large living/dining room with open fire, pond views, wooden floor and patio doors. Large kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking), breakfast area, wooden floor, leading to conservatory with TV, loch views and patio doors. Pantry. Utility. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft zip & link beds (can be twin by prior arr). Twin bedroom. Bathroom, separate shower cubicle, toilet. Shower room and toilet.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost. Gas, electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Two smart TVs (one Freeview). DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod/USB dock with Bluetooth speakers. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large ¾-acre lawned garden with patio, orchards and furniture. 2-acre grounds. Gas barbecue. Parking (for 3 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub (£30per week, £20 per short break). Fishing avail on-site (rods provided). NB: Fenced pond and sloping banks in garden, 2 or 3 steps to patio in places
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
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  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scone Palace

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

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.

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?!

Loch Katrine

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

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