Beechbank ref: UK5667

Kirkmichael, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

At the end of a quiet row of pretty terraced houses in the hamlet of Kirkmichael, this delightful, former mill cottage is suffused with pastoral charm. The enclosed rear garden, accessed from a bright and tasteful conservatory, overlooks the River Ardle, and the sound of its clear water meandering past is a soothing backdrop. Furnished in traditional cottage style, with antique pine fittings, wood burner in the living room and a stylish kitchen, it is a perfect antidote to the stress of modern life. The cottage is only a few minutes’ walk from the village centre, with its shop, café, hotel serving food and play area. The village itself spans the River Ardle, where trout fishing is available and permits can be purchased locally.

The cottage is on the Cateran Trail, a well-established circular long distance route through the Angus and Perthshire Glens. From the doorstep, there are walks along the banks of the river, ideal for a short dog walk. Further afield, you can explore the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park, historical sites such as Balmoral and Glamis castles, Scone Palace, and for the more sporty, there is mountain biking, golf and fishing, as well as lots of wildlife.

The popular tourist destinations of Pitlochry and Blairgowrie are both equidistant from the village, 12 miles, and provide a wealth of interesting shops, eateries and exhibitions throughout the year. Also within easy reach are Dunkeld, Dundee and Perth. For those interested in history, there are many places of interest to visit within driving distance, including Blair Castle with beautiful walks in the extended grounds. Glenshee, Scotland’s largest skiing area, is a short drive just up the road and caters for all year round sports activities, including fishing, mountain biking, abseiling, hang gliding and paragliding. There are several excellent golf courses in the local area, including Rosemount and Lansdowne courses in Blairgowrie. If all that is too much, just enjoy the splendid scenery for which this beautiful area of Scotland is famous for. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV and DVD player.
Dining room/conservatory: With French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, wooden floor and en-suite with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, wooden floor and sloping ceiling.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Pitlochry
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    12 miles
  • Restaurant
    250 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Pitlochry
  • Pub
    250 yards
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake
    18 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

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

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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