Cottage with games room and tennis court in the Braes of Gowrie, near Dundee
On site we have 3 properties, all with wi-fi in the living areas. The sandstone steading building is in an L shape with the long part of the 'L' housing the 3 bedroom property, Outfield, and the shorter part of the 'L' housing the 2 bedroom property, Pitmiddle. These properties are therefore semi-detached and these 2 properties can be used as one large property when the interconnecting door is unlocked (this gives you a large 5 bedroom cottage called Pitfield).
Also on site backing on to Pitmiddle you have the detached 1 bedroom cottage Honeysuckle.
All guests are able to have shared use of the on site tennis court and games room. The surrounding garden area around Pitmiddle Outfield and Honeysuckle is not fenced. The properties are on a very small farm accessed via a farm road.
We have tried to be as environmentally friendly as we can with our holiday houses. When we converted Pitmiddle and Outfield from farm buildings into accommodation we kept the same footprint so some stables are now bedrooms! We have used reclaimed wooden flooring and the houses are powered by a geothermal ground source heat pump. Our water supply comes off the hill and is filtered in our water treatment area before going to the houses. All our fixtures and fittings are sourced locally.
In order to increase our green credentials even more we are now excited to announce that we have just put up a small 18 m wind turbine on the hill behind the holiday houses. It is only an 11 kw turbine but we hope that after its first year we will have generated enough kw hours to cover our on site electrical needs.
Meals: If you wish to order a meal for your first night or indeed for any of the days you are with us please contact the owner and she can put you in touch with our recommended cook.
Details for holiday cottage Outfield, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms
This 3 bedroom property has a large east facing patio and private parking beside the house. Guests are able to have shared use of the tennis court, summer house and games room. The surrounding garden area is shared and not fenced. The property is on a very small farm.
The accommodation is on 2 levels, the upper level was once a hay loft and therefore has low level windows as well as velux windows. This level houses the large master bedroom with its en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. The beds can be a superking (6 foot wide) or the beds can be separated to form 2 singles in all of the 3 bedrooms.
On the ground level of the accommodation you have the open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area. The sitting area has huge tall windows and patio doors effectively bringing the outside views in. There is an open fire place and leather seating. The bathroom is next door. 3 steps up and you have 2 small bedrooms side by side.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
I live on site with my family in The Farmhouse. I was born and brought up in Scotland. Property is my business and these holiday rentals are part of that business. I work from home so am delighted to bump into guests and have a chat! Feel free to ask about things to see and do in the area or further afield. You will spot me walking my unruly dogs!
4.5 based on 10 holidaymaker reviews
We were amazed to find such a delightful house with amazing views overlooking the fields and hills around Abernyte. Our hosts were very accommodating with a list of places to visit. But we ended up spending most of our time just visiting the small villages or relaxing on the patio. Our favourite place and one we plan to return to.
My two brothers and I stayed at the 3 bedroom cottage and loved it. It was a true Scotland experience. The view from the patio was great. We cooked our own meals for breakfast and supper. The games room and tennis court are a nice touch. Thanks Simi for letting us stay there.
Ray from Canada.
Outfield farm cottage
Very homely cottage with plenty of kitchen equipment and utensils.
Lovely log burning fire and comfortable seating.
Great views and lovely walks for the dog , good games room for adults and kids.
Overall a really good cottage and very enjoyable stay.
Honeysuckle Cottage Abernyte
We arrived on a cold wet and very windy evening to find a warm and welcoming cottage. Heating and lamps were on. The cottage was clean and well maintained. The games room and a well maintained tennis court is available for use together with a summer house with lots of outside furniture. Good views and walks from cottage. Dogs are welcome although no fenced space. We had our 2 year old Labrador with us and this was not a problem. There does not appear to be any local shops - we arrived without milk! Glendoick Garden Centre is worth a visit and has grocery outlet. We visited Queens View, Lock Tummel, Dunkeld, Little Ballo
forest. Would recommend these properties to family and friends but the cottages may be a little remote for some.
Great location, beautiful expansive view, comfortable furnishings
We found this property to be very conveniently located to many of the attractions in eastern Scotland including Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Stirling, Glamis Castle, and the North Sea coast. The owner was especially helpful in suggesting local activities such as the highland games, that were going on during the time of our visit. The property was comfortably furnished and we enjoyed the expansive view from the kitchen and living areas.
We arrived after an all night flight from US to Glasgow to attend the Ryder Cup. A 45 minute drive from airport(pay attention to directions from Suki on rural roads after the motorway). Easy drive to St.Andrews, 1 hour to Edinborough, nice town of Perth and Crieff. Tim was kind of enough to give us a lift to the bus shuttle to Gleneagles for the Ryder Cup match on Saturday. Beautiful countryside.
From the Owner
“We moved to this location from Fife as it was half way between Perth and Dundee where we had business interests We wanted great views and country location. In fact the location is a winner for most people who come here - some want proximity to Dundee, others want easy access to Edinburgh and others want to be able to get to St. Andrews and all of the golf courses over in Fife. We took a few years to convert an old farm steading into the holiday cottages called Pitmiddle and Outfield. We are delighted with the result and opened for business way back in 2005, can't believe it is that long ago. Honeysuckle always existed as a little bothy so we decorated it in the same colours and promoted it from a long term rental to a holiday let. We have tried to cover every eventuality offering a 1 bedroom cottage, 2 bedroom cottage, 3 bedroom cottage or the 2 joined together to give a 5 bedroom cottage.”
Activity and Interests
This property is on a small farm in The Carse of Gowrie only a mile from Abernyte. We are 20 minutes from Dundee city centre and 20 minutes (by car) from Perth city centre. Although rural we are about 7 minutes by car to the dual carriageway and then it is an hour to Edinburgh or an hour and a bit to the outskirts of Glasgow or within an hour you are up in the Highlands. Golf in Blairgowrie is 20 minutes away or golf in St. Andrews is 40 minutes away. Fishing in nearby lochs or on The River Tay is all within easy reach.
Other Activities: Shared table tennis and pool table on site as will as tennis court and walking
Golf: Blairgowrie golf course is within a 20 minute drive, it has the superb Rosemount and Landsdowne courses as well as the Wee Course. Visitor rates can be found on their website.
There is also golfing at Piperdam resort and then 40 minutes away you have all the courses of St. Andrews.
Ski: Just over an hour away you have the slopes of Glenshee. Or the far side of Edinburgh you have the artificial ski slope at Hillend.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
2 Sep 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Friday changoever wherever possible but we can be flexible except July and August. This year in July/August we are offering a Friday or Monday changeover.
For Christmas this property is only available as a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house as we interconnect it with Pitmiddle. E mail for rate
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“As you walk around up here you have the most fantastic views towards Abernyte village, The River Tay and King's Seat. You feel on top of the world - almost alpine (especially in the snow!). All guests can use the summer house above the tennis court and take in the rolling countryside around us. We are however only 20 minutes by car to either Dundee or Perth city centres. We are trying hard to be green - you will spot our new wind turbine which we hope will cover our electricity costs - it's only a little one but we have high hopes! All properties have reclaimed wooden flooring and use a soak away drainage system. We also have our own private water supply with its water treatment room where the water is constantly filtered and backwashed daily. Pitmiddle and Outfield also benefit from underfloor heating powered by the ground source heat pump in Outfield. We hope too you will enjoy the animals round about. We have our own alpacas and hens and in the summer our neighbouring farmer puts some of his sheep in 1 of our fields. We do also provide satellite wifi for our guests which is now something I believe people come to expect. Help yourselves to logs, they all come from here.”
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- laundrette - not serviced
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- master en suite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, can adapt to 2 twins
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, can adapt to a superking
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, can adapt to a superking
- Travel cot available, please book The 2 downstairs bedrooms are small and are better set up as twin rooms as this gives more floor space. Having said that they do obviously adapt to superking rooms but please note they are not then the roomiest of bedrooms. The upstairs bedroom is however very large.
- Golf ...
- Tennis ...
- Tennis Court
- 6 garden chairs
- There are 3 steps from the downstairs bedrooms down to the bathroom and sitting room/kitchen area so suitable for those with limited mobility. Private water supply which goes through a high tech filter system although bottled water is available free of charge if preferred. We now have a small wind turbine situated on the hill behind the holiday houses.