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3 pet friendly country cottages with tennis court and walks, near Perth/Dundee - Outfield

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Outfield

This 3 bedroom property has a large east facing patio and private parking beside the house. Guests are able to have shared use of the tennis court, summer house and games room. The surrounding garden area is shared and not fenced. The property is on a very small farm.

The accommodation is on 2 levels, the upper level was once a hay loft and therefore has low level windows as well as velux windows. This level houses the large master bedroom with its en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. The beds can be a superking (6 foot wide) or the beds can be separated to form 2 singles in all of the 3 bedrooms.

On the ground level of the accommodation you have the open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area. The sitting area has huge tall windows and patio doors effectively bringing the outside views in. There is an open fire place and leather seating. The bathroom is next door. 3 steps up and you have 2 small bedrooms side by side.

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About the property

Cottages at Outfield Farm

On site we have 3 properties, all with wi-fi in the living areas. The sandstone steading building is in an L shape with the long part of the 'L' housing the 3 bedroom property, Outfield, and the shorter part of the 'L' housing the 2 bedroom property, Pitmiddle. These properties are therefore semi-detached and these 2 properties can be used as one large property when the interconnecting door is unlocked (this gives you a large 5 bedroom cottage called Pitfield).

Also on site backing on to Pitmiddle you have the detached 1 bedroom cottage Honeysuckle.

All guests are able to have shared use of the on site tennis court and games room. The surrounding garden area around Pitmiddle Outfield and Honeysuckle is not fenced. The properties are on a very small farm accessed via a farm road.

We have tried to be as environmentally friendly as we can with our holiday houses. When we converted Pitmiddle and Outfield from farm buildings into accommodation we kept the same footprint so some stables are now bedrooms! We have used reclaimed wooden flooring and the houses are powered by a geothermal ground source heat pump. Our water supply comes off the hill and is filtered in our water treatment area before going to the houses. All our fixtures and fittings are sourced locally.

In order to increase our green credentials even more we are now excited to announce that we have just put up a small 18 m wind turbine on the hill behind the holiday houses. It is only an 11 kw turbine but we hope that after its first year we will have generated enough kw hours to cover our on site electrical needs.

Meals: If you wish to order a meal for your first night or indeed for any of the days you are with us please contact the owner and she can put you in touch with our recommended cook.

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Owner
Suki Stobbs
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Suki Stobbs

I live on site with my family in The Farmhouse. I was born and brought up in Scotland. Property is my business and these holiday rentals are part of that business. I work from home so am delighted to bump into guests and have a chat! Feel free to ask about things to see and do in the area or further afield. You will spot me walking my unruly dogs!

Suki Stobbs purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Suki Stobbs chose Perthshire

We moved to this location from Fife as it was half way between Perth and Dundee where we had business interests We wanted great views and country location. In fact the location is a winner for most people who come here - some want proximity to Dundee, others want easy access to Edinburgh and others want to be able to get to St. Andrews and all of the golf courses over in Fife. We took a few years to convert an old farm steading into the holiday cottages called Pitmiddle and Outfield. We are delighted with the result and opened for business way back in 2005, can't believe it is that long ago. Honeysuckle always existed as a little bothy so we decorated it in the same colours and promoted it from a long term rental to a holiday let.

We have tried to cover every eventuality offering a 1 bedroom cottage, 2 bedroom cottage, 3 bedroom cottage or the 2 joined together to give a 5 bedroom cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

As you walk around up here you have the most fantastic views towards Abernyte village, The River Tay and King's Seat. You feel on top of the world - almost alpine (especially in the snow!). All guests can use the summer house above the tennis court and take in the rolling countryside around us. We are however only 20 minutes by car to either Dundee or Perth city centres.

We are trying hard to be green - you will spot our new wind turbine which we hope will cover our electricity costs - it's only a little one but we have high hopes! All properties have reclaimed wooden flooring and use a soak away drainage system. We also have our own private water supply with its water treatment room where the water is constantly filtered and backwashed daily. Pitmiddle and Outfield also benefit from underfloor heating powered by the ground source heat pump in Outfield.

We hope too you will enjoy the animals round about. We have our own alpacas and hens and in the summer our neighbouring farmer puts some of his sheep in 1 of our fields. We do also provide satellite wifi for our guests which is now something I believe people come to expect. Help yourselves to logs, they all come from here.

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Notes

Nightly price is relevant for short breaks of 3 nights only (3 x nightly price) - for other lengths of stay under a week please ask for a quote.

Friday changoever wherever possible but we can be flexible except less flexibility in July and August. This year in July/August we are offering a Friday or Monday changeover if at all possible - we can be a bit more flexible at beginning of July and end of August.

For Christmas this property is only available as a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house as we interconnect it with Pitmiddle.


Amenities

Perth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    master en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , can adapt to 2 twins
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can adapt to a superking
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can adapt to a superking
  • Travel cot available, please book The 2 downstairs bedrooms are small and are better set up as twin rooms as this gives more floor space. Having said that they do obviously adapt to superking rooms but please note they are not then the roomiest of bedrooms. The upstairs bedroom is however very large.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are 3 steps from the downstairs bedrooms down to the bathroom and sitting room/kitchen area so suitable for those with limited mobility. Private water supply which goes through a high tech filter system although bottled water is available free of charge if preferred. We now have a small wind turbine situated on the hill behind the holiday houses.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
5

What an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed in the Outfield for 3 days and loved the place. The view was amazing. The kids loved the game room and tennis court. We went on hikes on the Hill Path and found wild raspberry bushes. Suki was extremely helpful and gave us a lot of great recommendations when we arrived. Thanks for letting us enjoy your house, we would love to come back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy that you discovered the paths and enjoyed the countryside on site, it was good to meet you all. Thanks for taking time out to review.
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4

Homely and cosy

  • 4 of 5

Great stay ! Lovely view, homely and cosy. Not everything was working (dvd, some lights), but the experience's been fantastic !

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time out to review. I have replaced kitchen bulbs I found not working, on your departure. I will investigate the dvd, it is quite a new machine so I will see what the problem is - happy to rectify any housekeeping issues during the stay. Thank you for a real Italian Risotto!
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5

Lovely location, great accommodation.......you would find it hard to better!

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights here in July and it was one of the most relaxing breaks ever. Half way between Perth and Dundee it is a great location for exploring Perthshire and surrounding including St Andrews. Accommodation was exceptional and really made you feel at home, great log fire in Outfield cottage. Wide range of walks on your doorstep, tennis court on site and fantastic games room for those occasional rainy days. We've stayed in a lot of places in the U.K. And around the world, Outfield ranks up there with the best......

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Am so glad you appreciated the location - country and quiet yet very close to the road network. We are always developing our on site facilities and our sauna and wellness room are almost ready for guests to try out.
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5

Wonderful holiday at Outfield

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our visit at the Outfield cottage. Our family rented all three units together and it was perfect. The view from the living room and outside patio was beautiful - we loved the view! The grounds were lovely. The Outfield cottage had a very comfortable living room, modern kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and beds, and all the provisions we needed. The setting is rural, but it was easy to make our way to the highway and it made for a good touring location. We would love to stay here again when we make our way back to Scotland in a couple years.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week here. Beautiful "get away from it all" setting but easy access to central Scotland. We had a wonderful day out in Edinburgh and days in the countryside. Great facilities for families -tennis court and games room kept our 3 children amused.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted our central location worked for you and that the on site facilities entertained the kids.
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Fantastic hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely tidy cottage. We were made to feel most welcome and the kids particularly liked the games room, tennis courts and of course the open space.

The scenery is breathtaking. I could not recommend it highly enough

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Inchture
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Blairgowrie
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Dundee
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Inchture
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Inchture
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Broughty Ferry
Car: necessary

This property is on a small farm in The Carse of Gowrie only a mile from Abernyte. We are 20 minutes from Dundee city centre and 20 minutes (by car) from Perth city centre. Although rural we are about 7 minutes by car to the dual carriageway and then it is an hour to Edinburgh or an hour and a bit to the outskirts of Glasgow or within an hour you are up in the Highlands. Golf in Blairgowrie is 20 minutes away or golf in St. Andrews is 40 minutes away. Fishing in nearby lochs or on The River Tay is all within easy reach.

Other Activities: Shared table tennis and pool table on site as will as tennis court and walking

Golf: Blairgowrie golf course is within a 20 minute drive, it has the superb Rosemount and Landsdowne courses as well as the Wee Course. Visitor rates can be found on their website.

There is also golfing at Piperdam resort and then 40 minutes away you have all the courses of St. Andrews.

Ski: Just over an hour away you have the slopes of Glenshee. Or the far side of Edinburgh you have the artificial ski slope at Hillend.

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