Ivy Cottage is situated within walking distance of Crieff town centre and all amenities. The nearest pub serving food is just a 10 minute walk for those not wishing to drive, or for those who wish to relax, sit in the conservatory and bird watch (feeder and wild bird seed provided) or the garden in the summer. Crieff is an ideal touring base for the whole of Perthshire (Perth only 20 minutes drive, with good public transport). Glasgow / Stirling / Edinburgh all within easy reach. Full of character and charm, this south facing, traditional / vintage one bed cottage is set within its own enclosed walls, with large private parking area / garden / outdoor table / chairs and barbecue. With a gas combination boiler serving endless hot water and double glazed throughout, it is a cozy, welcoming place to stay. Well equipped and personally supervised by the owner, an ideal cottage for couples who would like to explore the surrounding area.
Cottage in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 24, 2019
About Jane Cant
Hi, I have never used an agent, as part of the fun for me is to meet my guests when they arrive at the cottage. To show them around and be there so that I can answer any queries or give them any help they may need. I have had so many lovely comments and repeat business, so I must be doing something right! I have lived in Scotland all my life and love it, with my husband ( who speaks German)) we live nearby but not in Crieff. Our family are all grown up and we have grandchildren, dogs and hens, all spoilt in that order!...we both have a good knowledge of the surrounding area, and we look forward to meeting you. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Jane
Jane Cant purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Jane Cant chose Crieff
We lived there for many years, so it is not an unloved cottage, I love it if I have time before my visitors arrive, to just sit in the garden and have a cup of tea and admire the garden, which I have put a lot of work in to. Crieff is great there are so many things to see in the surrounding area, there is a country cottage feel, but yet you are minutes from the town centre. Access to Edinburgh and Glasgow are also within easy reach with good links to public transport, so you never feel remote while staying at Ivy Cottage.
What makes this Cottage unique
Just the chill-out feel, and the magic of Ivy Cottage does the rest.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful place to chill out
We have absolutely fell in love with this vintage cottage. Everything we needed can be found here. The cottage is beautifully decorated inside out. The conservatory has radiators to keep you warm. It has a sizable garden featuring generous parking space. Close to shops, town centre as well as walking trails and parks. A lovely place to relax and enjoy our short break. Owner Jane has been extremely friendly, caring and helpful. This is a great place for outdoor activities.
You were the perfect guests. I loved the little picture you you put in the visitors book, thanks for your lovely review. I enjoy letting out the cottage and try my best to please. Thanks for choosing ivy cottage. Regards Jane
one of the worst nights of my life. So cold.
The property was very hard to find. Access dangerous. On arrival the outside sensor light didn’t work. No bulb in it. The porch was poorly lit. Had to. Use a torch to see the key code. So cold. Owner said the temperature was set at 18 degrees. One room to live in. With to much in it. Didn’t ring owner straight away as she told me. Her husband wasn’t well. Didn’t want to bother her. Luckily the padlock on boiler was unlocked. So reset heating. Could not get warm. Radiators cold,. You could hold your hand on them with out burning your hand. Emailed owner. No reply. Open the door to upstairs toilet and it hits the basin.Also no hot tap in there it’s a water heater. Rooms in property locked. Labels saying don’t use this bed or fire. Gave up trying to get warm.So we went to bed. The bed felt wet it was so cold. I slept in my clothes. In the morning my wife was taken very sick from the cold. So we decided to leave. Owner did ring offered extra oil filled radiators. Didn’t realise they still did them. See also wanted to meet later that day. What was the point. Very dated property. I was so disappointed. We loaded the car and left. I told owner we where not prepared to stay. We went to a hotel as it was one we had used before. We knew we would have heat and comfortable living.Numerous emails later. Trying to get my money back. She has offered me.A very minimal refund. As of this moment have received nothing. Keeps telling me it would be her loss if she did. She won’t even email me at all. Says she will only answer to home and away.All my money has gone down the drain for one night in a cottage that’s in need of serious update. Wall paper on the ceilings really. Lights on timers. Seriously. Standard lamps and table lamps in this day and age. Really. Seeing as your keeping my money. Suggest you update the cottage wiring and sort heating. Also suggest redecorate.Have lots of pictures if you want them. I asked for a refund the day after. We arrived. Ten days later she offered me a refund about one days . Disgusting. At least it didn’t ruin my birthday. Which we planned to enjoy in crief. Or seeing my best mate that lives in comrie. 600 mile trip to stay in a cold dark Very dated cottage.
If you read this review I feel it is very damaging. Please read my other reviews. This is a guest that in his own words told me that nothing I could offer, or do, could put things right. But for a guest to say that they had difficulty finding the bathroom and got a sore neck watching television. I have no comment. I just wish they had used the electritc blanket in the comfy bed. ( The sign re don't sleep in the bed is another bedroom I open for guests to put their luggage in)
I would like to point out that the access is safe, the cottage is dry and warm and guests have access to the boiler. All my safety certificates are current My commutation i consider excellent. This is why I have premier host status. I feel my website is clear with clear images. This guest had that opportunity. If you are a late arrival and I am not there to meet you there are 2 lights on timers. The outside sensor light. Yes I did find out it was not working. Today it was replaced. It saddens me to have received this, and saddens me to have reply in this manner.
The owner was very welcoming and the cottage was comfortable and well located for our intended excursions.
It was lovely to meet you both, glad you enjoyed your stay in ivy cottage. Thanks for leaving it so tidy. And for the present you left me. Regards Jane
A great base for touring the area
Great location for visiting Perthshire and good places to eat in Crieff.
Well equipped, querky quaint and cosy. A lovely garden to relax in. The conservatory is a bonus for evenings sipping wine and meals.
Jane is very helpful and accommodating.
Thank you both so much for choosing Ivy cottage. You had without doubt wonderful weather Also thanks for your kind words about the cottage and myself. I really enjoy meeting my guests. Also thanks for the present you left and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Please come back !
This was my 3rd time staying in Ivy Cottage and it was fantastic as always. You couldn't ask for a more cosy and homely cottage. A credit to Jane for all her hard work. Highly recommended.
Excellent base for exploring the area.
The cottage is very interesting with plenty of character. It took me a day or two to get used to the noise you get from an old building but this is something I like. Modern buildings, generally, don't make much noise. The garden was good with plenty of birds visiting through the whole day. There is loads of info in the cottage if you don't know the area and the owner will find you any info that isn't there. There are some great walks very close to hand. I saw a good variety whilst waling along the local river Earn. I would stay here again the next time I want to further explore the area. A week isn't enough. Thanks you Mrs Cant for your attention to detail.
Special interest holidays:
Hill/Low Walking: excellent scenic routes for all ages surrounding the local area.
Excellent local golf,and whisky tasting at Glenturret Distillery!
For dog owners there are 2 dog friendly pubs,The Meadows in Crieff (10 min walk), and The Royal in Comrie (7miles away)
For fishing contact www.creiffanglingclub.org.uk
Edinburgh Airport: 51 miles. Travel time 1hour (just over)
Glasgow Airport: 56 miles. Travel time 1hour (just over)
Trains from Perth,Dunblane and Gleneagles
Local Buses from Crieff
Megabus from Perth bus station or Park and Ride at Broxden
Crieff is within walking distance
Crieff is the main town in Strathearn, lying on the Southern edge of the Scottish Highlands. It has been a holiday resort since Victorian times being a former spa town, and is the second largest town in Perthshire with a population of almost six thousand; it is an ideal touring base for the whole of Perthshire, or to venture to the east or west on days out, and yet the town spills into many easy accessible woodland walks (at high and low level).
Ivy Cottage is situated within walking distance of Crieff town centre and all its amentities. It is a great location for a Scottish holiday. The nearest pub serving food is just a 10 minute walk away. Perth, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and Pitlochry are all within easy reach by car. Edinburgh, Stirling , Glasgow, Dundee, St Andrews are only about an hour away. There are castles, historic churches and gardens all close by, there is so much to see and do in the area you are spoilt for choice!
Loch and river fishing, walking (at high and low level) and local attractions including the oldest Distillery in Scotland (Glenturret), excellent golf courses close by, Crieff has been a popular holiday resort since Victorian days - now with a good choice of many restaurants to suit all tastes; the Strathearn valley lies an hour from Scotland's main cities.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Once we receive your booking request, we will email you to confirm the booking and to request payment of a non-returnable 25% deposit, or full payment if the booking is less than 4 weeks ahead. Changeover Day: Normally it is Saturday, as in the busy summer month we only accept weekly bookings, if you are on a short break we are of course flexible. please send me a email re dates you are interested in. Thanks jane Notes on prices: Prices include gas/electricity, heating, hot water, all linen, towels and tea towels etc.