Birks of Cloquhat
Near Blairgowrie, PerthshireGuest Rating
This trim, beautifully renovated, detached cottage has a superb situation on a hillside just north of Bridge of Cally (1.5 miles, with hotel and shop/PO) and 5 miles from Blairgowrie (with all facilities) in Highland Perthshire.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Birks of Cloquhat (if you want to sound like a true local, it is pronounced 'Clo-wat') sits in its own rough grass garden (with terrace and furniture), with parking at the door and sheep grazing on the hill behind. Right at the end of a tiny by-way, it has fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.
Inside, the renovation of the cottage has been carried out with care and a considerable sense of style. The result is that it is light, remarkably spacious and has a warm and welcoming ambience.
The living area is open plan with an archway linking up the different areas. The sitting area is at the front of the house so it is ideal for enjoying the views from the picture window. Stylish and comfortable L-shaped seating is centred round the lovely open fire that provides welcoming cheer when darkness falls. The modern and spacious dining kitchen is handily situated just round the corner if anyone feels like a quick snack or a refill. It is large and well-equipped with windows giving views of the hills behind. The large dining table provides enough space for even large parties to eat in comfort.
All on one level there are three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, that are all very well presented. The master double bedroom has a king-size bed and its own en suite shower room with a large shower cubicle. The twin room is really jolly, with a distinctly nautical feel which will delight any younger members of the party, though it is perfectly suited to adults as well. The family bathroom with a shower over the bath completes the indoor accommodation.
Outside, the garden has lovely views to sit and admire from the terrace. Parents should be aware that there is a small stream which flows at the bottom of the garden in front of the cottage.
Just outside the gate, the road on which the cottage stands leads on to the Cateran Trail, a 64-mile waymarked trail through Perthshire and the Angus Glens.
It is one of the prime walking routes in the area. The caterans were cattle rustlers in the old days and the trail follows some of their old drove roads though the lonely glens.
You are guaranteed great walks right from the door, perhaps over to Kirkmichael (8 miles, with pubs and a shop) or back to Blairgowrie, where you will also find the prestigious Rosemount golf course, just one of many excellent courses in the area. Skiers, too, will find Birks of Cloquhat perfectly situated for the Glenshee ski area and equipment can be hired in Bridge of Cally. To view the magnificent scenery on four legs, pony trekking is available at Glenmarkie.
Less active guests too will find plenty to interest them locally. Favourite destinations include Scone Palace (21 miles) the ancient coronation site of the Kings of Scotland, haunted Glamis Castle (21 miles) the birthplace of the late Queen Mother, or by continuing north past Glenshee, less than an hour will bring you to Braemar (28 miles) and Balmoral (37 miles) on gorgeous Royal Deeside.
For a family day at the seaside, Lunan Bay (43 miles) on the Angus coast cannot be bettered, or you could enjoy a day trip to historic St Andrews. For a 'good night out', the famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre is only about 16 miles away.
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.
Open plan living area with open fire, TV/DVD, CD player, electric cooker dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, etc.
Double bedroom (king size) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). 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. WiFi is available at a charge of £10 per week (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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 10% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£295.00||£350.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£295.00||£350.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£650.00||£650.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£650.00||£650.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£295.00||£350.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£650.00||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£650.00||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||POA|
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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The cottage is in an excellent position for walking and touring, with loads of attractions of all kinds within 20 or so ...
Thanks for your review. The owners have taken on your comments re. kitchen equipment and have bought some larger saucepa...Read More
only the step at door needs attention hope to be back again
the dalziel family
Lovely clean house.
Some of the furniture was worn and we found 3 books and a pack of playing cards in the sideboard. In many other cottage...
The owner thanks you for your valuable feedback (and the potato masher) and will look into providing more books and game...Read More
The cleanliness of the house wasn't great. Pubic hairs on the towels which we washed ourselves to clean them.