|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Traditional stone built farm cottage with spectacular views over Blair Castle & the surrounding Atholl valley. On ground level: comfortable sittingroom with seating for 6 people & open fire if desired, sat TV/DVD/video. Separate dining room with seating for 6 people . Kitchen with washing machine, elec cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer. Bathroom with elec shower over bath. Upstairs one double bedroom & one twin bedded room. Beds are new and of very high quality. Additional z-bed/air mattress available. Cots available on request. Linen provided. Outside washing line for drying clothes. Garden furniture & picnic bench for al fresco dining. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement.
A self catering holiday destination situated within The Cairngorm National Park, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside overlooking Blair Castle and over to the majestic Munro - Schiehallion in the distance.
Tranquility, situated up Glenfender, 1 and a half miles from the village of Blair Atholl, 3 miles from the House of Bruar and 7 miles from Pitlochry, Milton Cottage has the perfect mix with amenities within easy access. Traditionally furnished with comfort in mind, the cottage provides a sittingroom with an open fire if desired, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with electric shower over bath,1 twin & 1 double bedroom upstairs. A sofa bed or z-bed offer extra sleeping facilities. Good quality beds and linen are provided.
Revive by breathing in the pure clean air then go to bed with the sound of the nearby river to lull you to sleep having taken in the amazing night sky!
A place to get away from it all and enjoy the varied wildlife, walking or central base for exlporing the rest of Scotland!
The clean bracing mountain air and peaceful setting is as good as any tonic - rejuvenating those weary batteries!An ideal base for touring Scotland due its central location in the heart of Scotland. Pitlochry Theatre hosts a varied programme throughout the year. Majestic countryside to explore on foot, by bike, on horseback or in a kayak!
Golf Details: Blair Atholl has a lovely nine hole course. Many other courses within close proximity. Pitlochry - 7 miles. Strathtay - 12 miles, Aberfeldy 20 miles, Taymouth Castle - 25 miles. Crieff, St Andrews, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Perth (Murrayshall) are all easily reached for a day's play. We can help arrange play if you contact us.
Notes: Rental rates exclude electricity & fuel.
Arrival after 4pm unless otherwise arranged.
Departure by 10.30am on day of departure.
Please leave cottage as you find it to help us prepare for the next guests.
Short breaks may be available - please contact to check availability.
A deposit of £100 per week booked will secure booking, balance of rent due 4 weeks prior to holiday start date.
Payment by cheque to:- Mrs E.M.Burns
We think it might be better to go tocottage 2
As that has more accommodation.
Lovely place and people. Peaceful and relaxing. We had everything we needed. The views from the house are stunning and the farm surrounded by beautiful fields. We had a really nice holidays and we'd like to repeat one day! We really recommend it.
Others may call this property "quaint" or a "step back in time" but the reality is that its an old stone cottage , that needs considerable work done to update it. Starting with the kitchen, the reason you don't see any photos of it is because its so old and cramped. Its in the" lean too" part of the cottage, which smells and has a dampness issue. The thing that infuriated me most about this cottage is that nowhere did it state that the water is not fit for human consumption, and the owners recommend you use bottled water or boil it first. The water in the shower / taps was brown - however as the water comes from the hillside , you could possibly overlook this issue. The cottage was freezing, yes you could pay extra for open fire fuel , but when you come home late at night , the last thing you want to do is light a open fire to heat the house, then go upstairs to sleep, with no escape route for fire. (only tiny skylights in bedrooms) The stairs are a death trap, as they spiral at the top and are very narrow, my daughters had to go downstairs on their bottom as the stairs were so tricky. The bedroom furniture is so old it could be in a museum, it takes you ages to open / shut the drawers. The beds however were comfortable , the bed linen was old but clean. The cottage also had new carpets fitted throughout. The cottage may suit hikers who are out all day and just want somewhere to crash out when they get home but in no way is it suitable for a family. We were planning to stay for a week but left after 2 nights. I contacted the owner Mrs Patterson after 2 nights explaining that the cottage was a nightmare, she apologised that the "cottage was not up to our expectations" and said she would give me a partial refund - Im sure you won't be surprised to hear that Im still waiting for that to arrive in my bank account! The cottage itself is in a good area for exploring, and has a lovely outlook but is way up in the hillside so a 4x4 would be needed to reach it in bad weather.
My 5 year old son and I stayed here, with two friends. Beforehand, we were given plenty of assistance with directions and needs for the cottage. On arrival, we were absolutely delighted with the traditional homely cottage, and surrounding stunning views. During our stay, we explored surrounding areas, and the cottage provided a lovely homely welcome to us when we returned. The coal fire, electric fires and electric blankets, were more than enough to keep us comforted during the mornings and nights. The cottage was also clean and well presented. We would love to return to the cottage for a longer stay in future!
We loved this little cottage. It is quirky, fun, too old to believe and the original furnishings are great! We read reviews and were aware of the extra costs, however the description of the cottage states electricity is included so that should be improved. The owners were friendly and so easy to contact and assist with anything we needed. Their dog is also lovely :-)
There are a few things that need upgrading though ... The TV is really terrible !! And a better hot water system and shower would be good. But really if you are aware of the hot water booster and you don't want to watch TV then it is all good.
The information board at the front door is out of date ... But it adds to the "step back in time" nature of the cottage.
We didn't want to leave this idyllic parcel of the world!
We recommend putting the heaters on and leaving them on the store etc. and bring your own TV if needed.
Enjoy making a nightly fire, and the views and walks are tremendous. The cows some to the back of the house at night, that will always put a smile on the kids faces.
The cottage is clean, the owners friendly, the beds are clean, and the linen is very good.
£5 for a bucket of coal and electricity is extra but not a financial burden.
- Nice views, with picnic bench to use during good weather
- Quiet, remote location
- Clean cottage
- Well equipped, although old-fashioned
- Comfortable beds
- Difficult to keep downstairs warm
- Hidden costs, with electricity charged additionally at 20p/unit and solid fuel for fire at £4.50 per bucket. Did not find out about additional electricity costs till we arrived and solid fuels for fire until day of departure (in total, around £45 extra despite keeping consumption to a minimum). No mention of this in the description
- Issues with warm water and lack of instructions for setting up timer
Overall, pleasant stay, but spoilt at end due to additional costs.
Recommended by a friend and wasn't disappointed! Beautiful escape for the weekend - cottage is lovely and cosy! Lovely views and lots to do and see in the surrounding area. Enjoyed the Snowdrop walk by Blair castle. Open fire was a very nice surprise.
Thanks for a great stay!
Historic Blair Castle with its beautiful grounds and walks are on your doorstep. There are two hotels/pubs locally in the village of Blair Atholl and The Blair Atholl Mill is a restaurant and a working mill with freshly baked bread daily.
Blair Atholl Golf Course is a lovely 9 hole course in the village with many 18 hole courses within a 40 mile radius,including Pitlochry, Strathtay, Murrayshall, Newtonmore, St Andrew, Blairgowrie, enabling you to play a different golf course every day! The famous Old Course of St Andrews can be reached in 1 hour.
The House of Bruar is 3 miles North where you can spend a day shopping, eating and walking the famous Bruar Falls walk.
Pitlochry and its fesival theatre, whisky distilleries, dam & fishladder, supermarkets, souvenir shops and many eating places is only 7 miles away. Edinburgh can be reached in just over 1 hour south on the A9/M9 and Inverness to the North in the same time. Perth and its many attractions is just 30 minutes south. Due to the central location Milton Cottage, it is an ideal base for exploring Scotland.
A walkers paradise, Munro baggers are surrounded by the Ben y Ghlos and the famous Schiehallion can be seen from the cottage; while there are many marked trails for the less adventurous! Horseriding, fishing, cycling and kayaking can all be arranged locally. There is a weekly Highland Night in Pitlochry where you can sample some highland dancing and bagpipe playing!
The lovely Pitlochry Festival Theatre has a varied programme of plays & events on throughout the year. Perth Concert Hall offers a varied programme of the arts.
For the more adventurous Bungee Jumping is only 3 miles away! Details in cottage.