Near Blairgowrie, Perthshire
Middleton Bothy provides bijou studio accommodation that is ideal for a honeymoon or simply for a relaxing holiday in beautiful countryside. However, the accommodation has certainly been refurbished with romance in mind.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Fri, Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Inside, the Bothy has a very relaxed, welcoming feel to it and several original features have been retained, such as the unusual lancet windows. The living area is dominated by the beautiful draped double bed that just begs to be slept in. The TV, on a swivel arm from the wall, can be seen equally well from both the bed and the sofa.
The comfortable seating is by the warming open fire over which, when the bothy doubtless used to house an entire family, the soup would be stirred in a large pot. You could do that too, if you wished, or take the simpler option and make use of the modern galley kitchen.
The kitchen is compact and well organised, making food preparation simple. Having it tucked away round the corner means that if you simply can’t be bothered washing up before settling down for the evening, all the dirty dishes are nicely out of the way. A shower room completes the accommodation.
Outside, the bothy has its own adjacent parking and a small garden with a gravelled area (with furniture) from which to enjoy the lovely south-facing views. In short, Middleton Bothy is a very well conceived little house in an absolutely lovely setting.
There is plenty of scope for excellent walking in the area; nearby Kirriemuir (all facilities) gives access to the beautiful Angus Glens, Prosen and Clova, or you can walk the Cateran Trail.
The quiet country roads round about provide plenty of opportunities for cycling, and there are golf courses at Alyth (3 miles) and Kirriemuir, as well as the prestigious Rosemount courses at Blairgowrie. Fishing is available on a number of lochs and rivers in the area.
Places to see include the waterfall at Reekie Linn, just a few minutes from the cottage, while historical sites such as Glamis Castle, Scone Palace, Balmoral, Blair Castle and Captain Scott's survey ship Discovery in Dundee are all within an easy drive. Rather further away, but still easily accessible for a day trip, are the beautiful lochs Tummel and Rannoch. Wildlife enthusiasts may wish to visit the RSPB reserve at Kinordy, or see the ospreys on the Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld.
In fact you are very much at the centre of things here, almost equidistant between Pitlochry, on the Great North Road to Aviemore and the Cairngorms, and the coast. The Cairngorms offer a host of activities, with a particular emphasis on the local wildlife. On the coast, there is a wonderful beach at Lunan Bay near Montrose, and if the surrounding golf courses are not already enough, Carnoustie itself is within an easy drive. There is also a riding establishment at Kirkmichael, if you prefer to take in the lovely local scenery on four legs rather than two.
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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 open-fire TV/DVD and double bed.
Galley kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc.
Room with shower, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and open fire. 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.
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: Fri, Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|17 Jul 2020 - 27 Aug 2020||£395.00|
|28 Aug 2020 - 17 Sep 2020||£325.00|
|18 Sep 2020 - 08 Oct 2020||£285.00|
|09 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2020||£325.00|
|30 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020||£265.00|
|18 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£395.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£395.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 04 Feb 2021||£265.00|
|05 Feb 2021 - 01 Apr 2021||£285.00|
|02 Apr 2021 - 22 Apr 2021||£325.00|
|23 Apr 2021 - 06 May 2021||£285.00|
|07 May 2021 - 20 May 2021||£325.00|
|21 May 2021 - 03 Jun 2021||£395.00|
|04 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021||£325.00|
|25 Jun 2021 - 26 Aug 2021||POA|
|27 Aug 2021 - 16 Sep 2021||POA|
|17 Sep 2021 - 07 Oct 2021||POA|
|08 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021||POA|
|29 Oct 2021 - 16 Dec 2021||POA|
|17 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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.
'A lovely comfortable hideaway. Our winter break was made all the more special by the open fire and cosy warm room. Lovely walks right from the door.'
'Really lovely stay. After a long day’s golf it was so lovely to relax in front of the log fire with our dog. All in all a great get-away - we will return.'
'Seven years ago we came here and wrote in the book that we would be back and we’ve finally made it! Beautiful location for a relaxing break, so many beautiful places within easy reach.'
'A wonderful relaxing long weekend in your Bothy with everything we needed to keep us happy.'
'We have had a fantastic weekend enjoying nice walks in the surrounding countryside. The Bothy was really cosy with the fire and we wouldn't think twice about coming back.'
'We have had a wonderful week here in the Bothy. It has become home-from-home and we looked forward to returning every evening after a day in Scotland’s beautiful countryside.'