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The Old Furnace

Blairgowie and Rattray, Perthshire

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A true ‘one of a kind’ retreat is The Old Furnace that is set within the impressive Keathbank Mill right alongside the beautiful River Ericht, in the market town of Blairgowrie and Rattray in Perthshire.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

The A-listed mill building dates back to 1864-5 when it harnessed the power of the river to spin flax and jute with the help of a huge water wheel (the largest in Scotland at the time) and a massive steam engine.

From the parking area a short path leads through to the front door that sits in the original mill chimney and from there are steps down to the cosy living area that has the sitting room on one side and the kitchen on the other.

The L-shaped sitting room is warm and inviting and the well-equipped kitchen has a dining area set up by the window for admiring the river whilst eating and trying to spot salmon leaping. Sliding doors from both the kitchen and sitting room provide access out to a pretty terrace (with seating) and there is a handy downstairs WC with laundry facilities.

Heading upstairs the double bedroom is spacious and bright with a lovely king-size bed to stretch out on. There is the option of using the unusual hexagonal rainfall shower up the stairs from the bedroom or the adjoining bathroom that has a bath and shower over. From the bedroom doors open out to a little Juliet balcony that overlooks the river so the sound of the water can be enjoyed from the comfort of bed.

Private parking for up to two cars is available and an enclosed gravelled garden area wraps around the chimney to the side of the terrace.

Map & Local

It is a short drive to the centre of Blairgowrie (1 mile), or Blair as it is known locally, where a selection of supermarkets and smaller independent shops can provide all necessary supplies. The path through the woods along the riverside makes for a very picturesque alternative route if you are on foot.

Permits for trout and salmon fishing on the river are available and walkers can follow the Cateran Trail out to Bridge of Cally (6 miles) with a pitstop at the hotel restaurant there along the way. For something to really remember, take a trip out to the Bowland Trails (6 miles) for an exhilarating Siberian Husky sled ride through the beautiful surrounding countryside!

Based within Blairgowrie’s library is a Geneology Centre where local family history connections can be researched and history enthusiasts will also enjoy visiting the Meigle Museum (8.5 miles) where there are 27 fascinating Pictish carved stones on display.

Just south of the town the Blairgowrie Golf Club has three golf courses to choose from – two 18 hole courses and the less challenging, 9-hole Wee Course. Glenshee (24 miles) is in easy reach for snowsports and various watersports can be tried out at Outdoor Explore in Alyth (6 miles).

It is only half an hour’s drive to the bustling cities of Dundee or Perth for more serious shopping or some sightseeing.

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 room (six steps down) with TV (Sky/BT Sport)/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with gas hob and electric double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, etc
WC with washing machine and tumble dryer.


Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower and separate en suite WC
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels
Travel Cot

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and electric underfloor heating. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

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 (£50)
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
  • February Half Term From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £450.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £345.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £495.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £495.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 £345.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 £395.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 £450.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 £395.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 £450.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 £495.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £450.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 £495.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £450.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £395.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £450.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £345.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £495.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £495.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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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This is a great property. My husband and I and our dog enjoyed the property and exploring the area. Great location to go...

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An unusual property, in a wonderful location above a river. It was very comfortable and well equipped. Both the bed and ...

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The place is lovely next to the river, and spacious inside, with everything you need catered for.


Good location, although unfortunately missing a few kitchen items, and not clean in places.


Wonderful location in Blairgowrie, looking down on the river !. Cannot fault the property will probably visit again.


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