IDEAL HOLIDAY LOCATION BETWEEN PERTHSHIRE AND ANGUS

Aileen Hynd

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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IDEAL HOLIDAY LOCATION BETWEEN PERTHSHIRE AND ANGUS

Perth Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom cottage sleeps 4/5 set in its own garden surrounded by woodland walks

Birnie Cottage is ideally situated in the Vale of Strathmore.This is a charming cottage between Kirriemuir and Blairgowrie.The rooms are quite large and the oil fired central heating is included in the price and wood/coal is always available (free of charge) for the open fire.The kitchen is well equipped and has an old fashioned theme, mindful of the original use as a gardener's cottage for nearby Birnie House (the home of the owner- willing, if available, to give advice about where to go and what to see in the area). The cottage was totally overhauled in 2009 but great care was taken to retain the original 1930s character . Visitors are welcome to walk in the woods attached to the house.Various games are available for younger visitors and activities in the surrounding area abound; enough to satisfy any age of visitor! Dogs are also welcome but not on the beds or sofas!

An added quirky feature is a nuclear bomb shelter in the grounds - a relic of the Cold War!

Find out what's happening at Birnie at: https://www.facebook.com/www.birniecottage

Walking: The CATERAN TRAIL is a walking route full of breathtaking landscapes with a wide range of changing terrain that should suit long distance walkers of any age. Situated on the southern end of the Highlands in the Heart of Perthshire and the Angus Glens this route provides the walker with a true feel of Scottish landscape and offers a glimpse of the lifestyle of the Caterans in the 15th to 17th centuries.

The DEN OF ALYTH has several walks of varying length through the deep, shady glen of the Alyth Burn amongst mixed open woodland. As well as being a quiet place to walk, the Den is a place to rest, picnic and watch the varied wildlife. Oak, ash and birch trees are home to small birds like tree creepers and great tits, while dippers and grey wagtails live by the waterside.

Walk around AULD ALYTH or the quiet country roads leading to Glenisla and the Angus Glens. The views are magnificent. Also in the area is the waterfall, REEKIE LYNN, on the way to PEEL FARM.

Nature: GLEN ISLA is one of the more significant and the most westerly of the Angus Glens, a wide valley in the southern Grampians, between Glen Shee and Glen Prosen. The River Isla flows south and then southeast into the Valley of Strathmore.

LINTRATHEN reservoir is a nature reserve in the Braes of Angus, situated at the southern end of Glen Isla, 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Alyth. Surrounded by farmland, the loch is visited by large numbers of wildfowl, wintering geese, whooper swans and the occasional osprey.

LOCH OF KINNORDY, nearer Kirriemuir, is a shallow loch set in a natural basin which attracts all sorts of wildfowl and is open from dawn to dusk.

Near Dunkeld, LOCH OF LOWES is all about ospreys. From April to September a pair of ospreys usually breed here and there is an observation hide just 150m from their nest, as well as a camera so visitors can watch close up pictures of the birds. The reserve covers 95 hectares of the loch, shoreline and surrounding woodland.

Peter Pan: The Peter Pan House in Kirriemuir is the birthplace of J M Barrie who is best known for his wonderfully enchanting story of the boy who never grew up.. His childhood house is equally as delightful and visitors have a rare privilege to see where he grew up and step into the rooms where he spent his childhood can and even go into the wash room that is said to be the inspiration for his Wendy House and was his first theatre during his childhood.

The narrow streets of Kirriemuir are lined with traditional red sandstone houses, friendly shops and galleries, interesting museums, cosy cafes and welcoming pubs, not to mention some of the best ice cream in Tayside.

From the 'Camera Obscura' you can enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and southern slopes of the Grampians. Kirriemuir, which has lost none of its charm, is central for explorations of the beautiful Braes of Angus - all penetrating deep into the lonely eastern Grampian mountains.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Aileen Hynd

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ideal holiday location between Perthshire and Angus
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
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REVIEW BY FRANKIE AND TREVOR AND 2 RETRIEVERS

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a fantastic week, and so did our two dogs. There are lots of places to visit within easy driving distance or if you want to stay in. You can just walk through the owners wood (and continue across the fields if you want). There are deer in the woods and a huge variety of birds to watch. The setting of the cottage is amazing and tranquil. The garden is large and completely enclosed, so the dogs cannot wander off. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The owners are very helpful and are a good source of local knowledge, history and ideas of things to do. There are several pubs and hotels in the town of Alyth to suit most budgets and the town is unspoilt by tourism. I would definitely recommend it and we have already booked another stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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TOLLE WOHNUNG

  • 5 of 5
super Aufenthalt. Sehr nette Gastgeber, Das Cottege war sauber, gemütlich und in einer tollen Gegend gelegen. Kann man wirklich empfehlen.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Es war eine Freude, Sie alle zu Birnie begrüßen zu dürfen und hoffen, dass Sie eines Tages wieder kommen - für eine längere Zeit! vielleicht beim nächsten Mal, Roger wird Nessie zu sehen!
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BEST STAY EVER

  • 5 of 5
We had a 10 days stay in the Gardener's cottage this summer. We found a holiday we never had expected at this price. The cottage was so lovely, comfortable and clean, and there were even things you can’t pay with any money on the world: Aileen and her husband were so helpful, nice and welcoming that we will return to Birnie at the earliest opportunity possible. When we arrived we found a flat with everything inside required even for advanced cookery, with flowers and a welcome cake on the kitchen table. And this was only the beginning of very nice and interesting chats with Aileen and her husband. They were so helpful and kind in every moment we needed some support. Birne Cottage itself was a good location to stay with its lovely garden but also a good base to start activities such as horse riding, going on long walks etc. Me and my daugthers + friends (10, 17 + 18) really enjoyed the holiday there and we would like to recommend this really amazing flat to all other families looking for the right balance between adventure and recreation during their holidays. Sorry for our bad English - we're going to improve it upon our next stay there! Thomas. Mia, Julianne and Nina from Berlin, Germany
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: It was delightful to meet you all and we sincerely hope to see you back at Birnie but there is no need to improve your English as it is already excellent, unlike my poor attempt at German! We are so glad you enjoyed your Scottish holiday and that the cottage had everything to make your holiday more enjoyable. Bob hopes you have recovered from the dash round the wood on the quad! There are many things still to see and to do so you must come back soon!
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OUR HOLIDAY AT BRINIE COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We have been on many holidays over the years but this was by far the best. We had a great time, the garden is huge, perfects for kids. The cottage is also perfect, it has everything that you need and we really liked the real fire. Bob and Aileen are the perfect hosts and we would like to thank them both for the perfect holiday. We will definatly be going back to Birnie Cottage in the future. Thank you both.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: We are delighted that you want to return and you are more than welcome. We have been so lucky with the weather this year which has brought out the best of Birnie's location and you were able to make good use of it but it's good to have the open fire as well for some of our chillier evenings! We look forward to meeting you all again, whatever the season!
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WARM WELCOME AND GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Spent a lovely week here with a 3 y/o and dog, both had a great time and we would recommend this cottage to friends and family. Bob and Aileen the owners were very welcoming and took time out to show our son the hens and the nuclear bunker in the garden. There are lots of walks from your doorstep for the dog and the garden is large, flat and enclosed so ideal for kids. We always looked forward to coming home at night and putting the fire on and relaxing. The location is perfect as you are out of the way but only a couple of miles from Alyth (Bakers, grocers, takeaway, restaurants etc) If you have kids we found lots to do without spending much - Visited Arbroath Abbey, Glamis Castle and Scone palace, all have good walks and play parks for the kids. Also went up to Blair Atholl, Pitlochry and Dunkeld which are all worth a visit. The weather held out for us but even if the weather is being Scottish you can still find plenty to do nearby or just snuggle up by the fire and take it easy. Thanks Bob and Aileen
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the old playhouse was also a hit when the wooden hobby horse was discovered! We hope you can come back some day and enjoy the garden and walks ... and the fire when the weather isn't quite so agreeable!
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PERFECT HIDEAWAY - PEACEFUL & COSY

Perfect hideaway - Peaceful & cosy
  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd visit to Birnie cottage and once again we had a superb visit. We stayed over the New Year period and were welcomed with scones, wine and even biscuits for our dog. The coal fire was built up ready for lighting and the atmosphere and facilities could not be faulted. There are lovely long walks for the dog and the owners. Perfect walking off the Christmas excesses! We found Aileen & Bob to be perfect hosts who could not do enough to make our stay just what we wanted. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to any of our friends or family. Excellent value for money with comfort and joy an added bonus.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Owner's Response: We're absolutely delighted that you came back to Birnie and that you plan to return later in the year. The sound of laughter coming from the garden on New Year's morning was a joyful start to the year. This is reward in itself that the cottage is becoming a home from home! Our very best wishes for 2013! (...and good luck for your football team as well, Jim!)
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Dundee or Perth
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Dundee or Perth
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Broughty Ferry / Lunan Bay / Carnoustie
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Alyth
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Glenshee
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Alyth
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Alyth
Car: recommended

The small town of Alyth is two miles away, convenient for supplies, restaurants and pubs. Glamis Castle (childhood home of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) is just a few miles away and is one of Scotland's most beautiful castles. Dundee and Perth are within a 30 minute journey for swimming pools, theatres, cinemas and shopping, and Scott of the Antarctic's RRS Discovery. St Andrews, the home of golf, is less than an hour away and there are several golf courses nearby (3 within 3 miles!) You can go skiing at Glenshee and hillwalking in the Sidlaws. (Alyth is also on the route of the Cateran Trail). Shooting and fishing can be arranged, in season, and there is a country sports centre featuring clay shooting, archery and quad biking within easy reach.

Birnie is ideally situated as a central point for most activities from beaches and mountains to hillwalking and fishing to golfing and riding to theatres and shopping. There is even the 'home' of Peter Pan in nearby Kirriemuir!

Golf: This cottage is at the heart of what must be a golfer's paradise. Between two and twenty miles from Birnie are: Alyth Golf Club, a moorland,18 hole course with tricky greens; Glenisla Golf Centre, a rolling parkland, 18 hole course with water hazards, set in beautiful scenery; Strathmore Golf Centre and Driving Range which offers a challenging 18 hole course and an easier 9 hole course with plenty of other facilities in rolling parkland which has excellent teaching facilities at the golf academy including a 10 bay floodlit driving range, short game practice area and 6 hole putting green; Blairgowrie Golf Club (Rosemount), which has two heathland, 18 hole courses and one 9 hole course in wooded surroundings; Kirriemuir Golf Club, a parkland and heathland, 18 hole course; Piperdam Golf Driving Range, which helps to perfect your golf swing at the 12 bay driving range with a short game area and professional tuition; Guthrie Castle Golf Course, designed to be the ultimate golf challenge, taking advantage of all natural hazards and truly one of a kind; Downfield Golf Club, a very fine heavily wooded parkland,18 hole course of championship standard, but good for all levels of golfer to enjoy.

In less than 30 miles there are Carnoustie Golf Links, having three famous courses in this complex, two of them less challenging than the famous Championship course and, St Andrews - the Home of Golf, which has 10 courses close to the town centre including the Old Course and Kingsbarns. Enjoy!

Ski: The cottage is ideally situated for ski-ing at Glenshee which is located at Cairnwell Pass where the A93 enters the Cairngorms National Park. Alyth is only 20 miles away via the B954 to Dykend on the B951 and then on to the A93. It is also accessible from Blairgowrie via the A93. With its diversity of pistes, Glenshee offers something for everyone from invitingly easy to the surprisingly steep, the most extensive skiing and snowboarding in Scotland. Beginners are able to get to grips with skiing and snowboarding on the nursery slopes and it is also ideal for intermediate skiers/snowboarders with no less than 26 blue and red runs, varying from the long and exhilarating to the short and steep. Experienced skiers and boarders, however, are able to test their skills on two excellent black runs. Snowboarders are also treated to a specially designed Fun Park.With so much choice, it is easy to see why Glenshee is Scotland's premier resort.

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Perth Area Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
£80
£525
 
 
Autumn
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£75
£490
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
£65
£420
 
 
Festive
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£80
 
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
£65
£420
 
 
Spring/Summer
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
£75
£490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0.00
Notes Stays of 5/6 nights are also charged at the same rate as 7 nights (i.e. £5 reduction per night).There is a further reduction of 5% for 15 nights or more and the rate is negotiable for visitors wishing to lease the cottage for more than 28 nights.
CANCELLATIONS: Deposits are usually non-refundable but alternative dates may be possible. If the full amount has been paid, up to 100% may be refunded.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Perth Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • White suite with instant shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • All duvets and pillows are made from non-allergenic materials. There is a travel cot available on request, ideally for babies upto 6 months old. There is also a small double sofa bed in the sitting room, suitable for guests who require separate sleeping quarters. The maximum occupancy of five should include children as five adults may find only two bedrooms and one bathroom inadequate for perfect comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
You can park your car beside the cottage in the private driveway, well away from the main road. The cottage garden is quite large and enclosed with rhubarb and soft fruit bushes and which also has very young fruit trees at the moment but there is one tree which will be bursting with fruit in season. In order to maintain the garden for your enjoyment, and because the cottage is let throughout the growing season, our gardener may have to be there during your stay but we shall try to arrange this whilst you are having an away day and will, of course, ask your permission if not. The larger garden in front of and behind the house is, of course, private but there is a path to the side which leads to the woodland walk and to a network of paths to explore. Permits are available for fishing on the River Isla (only a mile away) an excellent trout and grayling river. Below the River Ericht, the Isla acts as a corridor for salmon. We also have outhouses for equipment and a freezer for fish.
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