Near Blairgowrie, Perthshire
The Neids is a traditional stone-built cottage nestling in a small grove of trees, a perfect hideaway and tucked away in a peaceful world of its own in the beautiful rolling foothills of Glen Isla, to the north east of Blairgowrie (shops, hotels, pubs and restaurants) in rural Perthshire.
|Sleeps: 6/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (4)|
Carefully restored by the owner, it provides comfortable and very well equipped accommodation for both small and larger parties. It is an ideal spot for those who wish to relax and get away from the world and the noise of traffic, giving both adults and children the opportunity to enjoy the peace and freedom of the countryside, with wildlife in abundance. It is also an excellent base for those who want to explore the many attractions of the area.
At the end of a hard track half a mile from the nearest country road, it is surrounded by its own fenced garden (with furniture). The River Isla is only 250 yards from the door, providing an excellent spot for picnics, swimming and barbecues.
The spacious living accommodation is very comfortable and cosy, double-glazed and heated by a combination of electric heaters and oil-fired central heating. The warm and inviting L-shaped sitting room has an open fire to toast yourself by and there is a dining area with French windows on to the garden. The kitchen is well-equipped and even has a dishwasher that takes away the chore of doing the dishes. There is also a handy utility room that houses the washing machine.
There are three bedrooms downstairs, a double and two twin rooms. The double room has a king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with bath/shower room. There is also a family bathroom, again with a bath/shower.
Upstairs is a twin bedroom with coombed ceilings that is ideal for children and , for the odd rainy day, there is the added bonus of a large play area on this level.
The Angus glens are one of Scotland's best kept secrets, often overlooked by visitors hurrying north to the Highlands. They are Glen Isla, Glen Clova and Glen Prosen, and, further away, Glen Lethnot and Glen Esk. Isla, Clova and Prosen all start fairly quietly, but become increasingly wild and mountainous, and provide splendid walking country.
For golfers, there are numerous local courses to choose from. One of the best is Rosemount in nearby Blairgowrie. Riding and fishing are also available in the area. There is an excellent beach at Lunan Bay (40 miles), just north of Arbroath (31 miles) (call in for fresh 'smokies', direct from the smokery), just over half an hour away.
Blair Castle at Blair Atholl and Scone Palace, the ancient crowning place of the Kings of Scotland, are within an hour's drive. Glamis Castle, the birthplace of the Queen Mother, is only 12 miles distant while Kirriemuir (10 miles) is the birthplace of J M Barrie, the author of Peter Pan.
Dundee (16 miles, with all facilities) is within half an hour's drive. There is a pleasant country park there at Camperdown with an excellent small zoo, while HMS Unicorn, the oldest British warship afloat, and Captain Scott's HMS Discovery are both moored in the harbour. From there, it is an easy drive over the Tay Bridge to Fife and St Andrews (30 miles), with its fine beaches and legendary golf courses. Perth (21 miles) has an excellent range of shops, leisure centre, ice-rink etc. Aberdeen (64 miles) and Royal Deeside (40 miles) are also well worth a visit.
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Sitting/Dining room with TV/Video/DVD and open-fire
Kitchen with dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc.
Utility room with washing-machine.
Double-bed room (king-size) with en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
Twin-bed room and wash-hand basin.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and basin
Twin-bed room with coombed ceilings (ideal for children).
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay), electric convector heaters and open fire. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 4 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (3 large, 3 medium or 4 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do.
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).
- Save 10% - w/c 23 Sep 17 From 23/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 8|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£395.00||£465.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£355.00||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£750.00||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£845.00||£845.00|
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|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Neids Cottage, the tariff for 6 persons is based on the downstairs bedrooms only (ie one double and two twin bedrooms) being made available.
'A very special peaceful place in a beautiful unspoilt part of Scotland. Thanks for the welcoming flowers and brownies.'
'Perfect place, great shower, great drying facilities, beautiful area, lovely and warm.'
'We have enjoyed our holiday at Neids - walking and sightseeing. The area is teaming with wildlife - we've seen roe deer, woodpeckers, red squirrels, barn owl eagles and much more!'
'Loved Neids Cottage - really well equipped, all we needed and more! The peace and seclusion were just what we wanted and we loved all the wildlife.'
'Very comfortable cottage, very well equipped in a beautiful setting, lots of walking in this beautiful area. The garden is very secure so great for dogs.'
'A wonderful cottage, warm welcome, beautiful surroundings and loved the wildlife. We enjoyed every minute and are taking beautiful memories back to the Netherlands.'
'We enjoyed our stay as usual. Good fishing and walking with plenty of wildlife.'