Near Blairgowrie, PerthshireGuest Rating
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)
- Cot (excluding linen)
- 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.
Please note - For Neids Cottage, the tariff for 6 persons three bedrooms (ie one double and two twins downstairs) being made available. If you require more flexibility, please get in touch.
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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6||Sleeps 8|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£495.00||£550.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£550.00||£595.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£650.00||£695.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£550.00||£595.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£650.00||£695.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£795.00||£795.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£650.00||£695.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£795.00||£795.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£895.00||£895.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£650.00||£695.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£550.00||£595.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£650.00||£695.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£495.00||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£895.00||£895.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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 three bedrooms (ie one double and two twins downstairs) being made available.
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Cottage required windows to be open for arrival due to Covid rules. Took a while to heat up. Tv also very small.
This cottage could hardly be situated in a better place for a relaxing holiday. The absence of phone and Internet cover ...Read More
Excellant holiday and accommodation,if only a multi fuel burner was fitted it would be six stars
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'Another relaxing week at the Neids - the weather was kind and we visited the usual places. The cottage is so comfortable and cosy with the fire on at night the chairs and settee are made for relaxing.'
'Yet another relaxing week in such a haven of tranquillity and peace. Feeding the birds was rewarded each morning with regular visitors including a woodpecker.'
'The cottage has been comfortable and ideal for our stay and was left clean and tidy for us on our arrival. Such a lot of wildlife and another treat was dark skies at night.'
'All enjoyed our stay at Neids, loved the isolation, peace and quiet, saw deer, osprey, voles and frogs all from cottage window. Binoculars come in handy. River enjoyed by all some of us braver than others.'
'We have had a very lovely and restful stay at the Neids and a very busy week visiting lots of places. Very comfortable cosy cottage loved the fire. Do not want to go home.'
'All had a lovely time at the Neids, very cosy inside and beautiful stunning surroundings. The dogs loved playing in the garden. Lots of wildlife spotted and talkative sheep!'
'Have had a very peaceful time at the cottage lots of wildlife, red squirrels, woodpecker family and wide variety of garden birds. We are amateur wildlife photographers and have had a great time watching the roe and red deer.'
'Our first time at the Neids and hopefully not the last. The cottage is perfect, well-equipped, situated away from everyone else. This is really the best place to relax.'
'Our third year at Neids another fantastic visit seeing deer, buzzards and wood peckers. Great exploring the woods in perfect weather. Looking forward to coming back.'