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Gardener's Cottage

Crieff - Perthshire

Gardener's Cottage

Crieff - Perthshire

£145-220 / night

"A romantic, country cottage in the grounds of an ancient Scottish castle, with stunning rural views across secluded landscapes"

£145-220 / night
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"A romantic, country cottage in the grounds of an ancient Scottish castle, with stunning rural views across secluded landscapes"

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2

How to book...

Gardener's Cottage is owned and managed by Alexandra Crichton.

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  Highlights...

  • The historic cottage dates back to 1874 and was named as one of The Times top 50 UK cottages.
  • The traditional cottage has been expertly restored using local craftsmen and antique furniture.
  • Gardeners Cottage is on the edge of the Monzie Castle Estate which contains a number of other self-catering cottages.
  • Its interiors ooze with a contemporary, country style and feature warm colours, soft fabrics and floral touches.

  You should know...

  • The private country lane is a single track path and while it does have potholes it is suitable for a car.
  • The cottage and surrounding areas may not suitable for those walking difficulties.

The Details...

Hidden at the end of a private, country lane is this charming Gardeners Cottage on a Scottish, castle estate. Surrounded by secluded, farmland pastures and gentle, rolling hills, it is a captivating place just a few miles from Creiff. Indulge in hearty country walks amongst the stunning Perthshire landscapes, or fascinating tours of the areas rich, cultural heritage. With grand castle turrets and wild woodland valleys, this is a magical backdrop for a romantic holiday.

The traditional, stone cottage was built in 1874 and is nestled on the edge of the ancient Monzie Castle Estate which contains a number of self-catering cottages. Now expertly restored and beautifully finished, you can relax and unwind in complete and utter comfort. Its interiors ooze with a contemporary, country style and feature warm colours, soft fabrics and floral touches. Characterful antique furniture adorns the spacious rooms and has been lovingly repaired by local craftsmen.

The cosy living room has a classic grandeur with high ceilings, sash windows and rustic floorboards. Relax in the vintage armchair or on the sumptuous purple sofas, before lighting the open fire and curling up with a loved one. In the modern farmhouse kitchen youll find a myriad of goodies, including a range cooker, homemade treats and all sorts of baking extras. Whip up a decadent afternoon tea or a delicious evening feast, before digging out the board games and playing long into the evening.

Upstairs, youll find two lovely double bedrooms that have distinctive original features and a soothing colour scheme. Look out for the aged wooden bedstead or for the old fireplace or for the quaint floral throws and designer cushions. The master double also has its own en-suite bathroom complete with deluxe fittings and fluffy bathrobes.

When youre ready to head out and explore the local area, throw on your walking boots and prepare for adventure. Hike across the flourishing valley and uncover its magnificent nature trails, stopping off to watch the interesting wildlife hidden along the way. Herds of local cattle can be seen grazing the endless fields, while prancing deer and swooping birds flit amongst the scenes. The market town of Crieff is also just four miles away and is brimming with independent shops and boutique art galleries. Enjoy the local inns and restaurants or beautiful river walks, before becoming king of the castle with a guided castle tour.

Features...

Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

Nearby...

  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Wildlife

Gardener's Cottage

  Nearest Airport

EDI - 55 miles, approx 1 hour

Detailed Pricing Information...

This includes VAT, wood for the fire, a castle tour (subject to availability) and all other costs (toiletries, dishwasher tablets, cupboard essentials, etc).

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How to book...

Gardener's Cottage is owned and managed by Alexandra Crichton.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Alexandra Crichton.

Message the owner  

Reviews

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CoolStays user: Cyndy K
"Our family enjoyed the most delightful Christmas week at the Gardeners cottage! Our visit truly exceeded all of our expectations for celebrating the holidays and will always be one of our familys favorite memories.
Alexandra so kindly decorated the cottage for our stay and it was such a delight to arrive and see everything looking so pretty with holly boughs, greenery and delicious treats. It was exactly how we imagined our Scottish Christmas to be! We loved spending evenings by the fire and the beautiful Christmas tree in our festive and cozy living room!
We had a wonderful tour of the castle on Christmas Eve day. It was a gorgeous morning with frost covering the countryside and the castle beautifully decorated for the holidays. The Crichtons were so friendly and welcoming and we had a lovely time hearing family stories and the history of Monzie castle.
Afterwards we were able to prepare a roasted turkey, bake pies and enjoy a wonderful family dinner (thanks to the well-appointed kitchen), and we ended Christmas Eve by attending midnight services and singing carols at nearby Monzie Kirk.
Monzie is a very special place and theyve thought of everything to make for an incredibly memorable experience. The cottage is so pretty, charming and inviting! The surrounding countryside is stunning; just walking around the grounds is amazing. The location is perfect for day trips to Stirling (we purchased all of our groceries for the holidays at a large Tesco on our way out of town), the Trossachs, the lower Cairngorms and many beautiful places in and around Crieff. We had a wonderful time exploring the area but were always happy to come back to relax at the Gardeners cottage. It really felt like home.
Monzie was the perfect place to celebrate the meaningful and quiet Christmas our family was hoping for! We cant wait to come back."
(Stayed: December 2018 )

CoolStays user: Catrin Bell
"This cottage is just perfect - its super stylish but also so comfortable and very cosy. Its the loveliest rural cottage weve ever stayed in and I cant recommend it enough. The Monzie Estate is stunning with lots of lovely walks straight from the cottage and definitely take the opportunity to have a tour of the castle."
(Stayed: October 2018 )

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