The Rennie Mackintosh Retreat

Comrie, near Loch Earn, Perthshire

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Another treat for those who like their holiday accommodation to be something a bit different, with a story attached and an experience with which they can regale their friends.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Charles Rennie Mackintosh is well known as one of the greatest and charismatic architects and designers of his age, and most are familiar with the best-known examples of his work - the Glasgow School of Art, the Willow Tearooms and the Hill House, all of which are in or near Glasgow where he lived and worked. But few people, if any, would look for him in Comrie.

This picturesque village stands on the banks of the River Earn in Perthshire, about 6 miles from Crieff and the same from lovely Loch Earn. Here, in the centre of the village, stood an 18th century town house which was gutted by fire at the beginning of the last century. When they came to rebuild it, they employed none other than the great man himself and it this Mackintosh product, the Rennie Mackintosh Retreat - a remarkable A-listed dwelling, which is now available for holiday letting. A photograph of Mackintosh's work book, in his own handwriting and detailing the tenders for the works, hangs on the staircase.

Coming in from the street you proceed up the panelled staircase to the front door on the first floor. On this level is the open plan living accommodation - a stylish and fully-equipped kitchen featuring a fine Art Deco mirror over the original fireplace, which leads to a cosy sitting room with open fire and dining alcove. Windows to the front look across the street to the adjacent churchyard to the river, just a minute's walk away and over garden areas to the rear. On this level too is a useful WC.

You then head downstairs (another internal Mackintosh staircase this time, not the ones you came up originally) to the two double bedrooms. These, while not particularly large, have space enough and can only be described as fun. In one, what looks like a wardrobe opens to reveal a full size spa bath/shower over, while the other, with its carefully chosen Mackintosh style bed, has a very smart en suite shower room.

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Map & Local

The Retreat is handily placed just round the corner from an excellent AA rosette hotel, one of several in the village, where there is also a good range of small shops. There are riverside walks right from the door, or you can head off into the hills behind, perhaps up beautiful Glen Lednock with its waterfall, pools and the spectacular gorge of the De'il's Cauldron, which you can view from the suspended walkways.

Golfers have the choice of the local course, two in Crieff (all facilities) and one at St Fillans, where the clubhouse serves excellent meals. The world-renowned Gleneagles golf complex is only 15 miles away.

For fishermen, there are the local rivers or stocked trout ponds at Auchingarrich, a family wildlife park just outside the village. Crieff Hydro Hotel offers riding and adventure sports and Loch Earn is well known for its sailing, windsurfing and indeed all water sports.

Being so central, with excellent road connections, Comrie is also perfectly placed for touring, whether east to Perth or Fife, west to Killin and the west coast, north to Aberfeldy and Loch Tay, or south to Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh. A further consideration is that you can easily reach the Retreat by public transport should you wish a car-free holiday. On the other hand, if you do wish to bring the car, there is unlimited free parking on the street outside or on one of the side roads nearby.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Ground Floor

Double bedroom with en suite spa bath/shower over
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin

First Floor

Open plan living room and kitchen with open fire, TV/DVD, electric cooker, washer-drier, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc
WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets, please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
  • Save 15% - May 2017 From 06/05/2017 to 26/05/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 3
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £375.00 POA
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £475.00 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £525.00 POA
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £475.00 POA
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £525.00 POA
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £475.00 POA
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £375.00 POA
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £475.00 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £345.00 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £525.00 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £525.00 POA
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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