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3 cottages with countryside views, convenient for access to Perth and Dundee - Pitmiddle



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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.

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Details for holiday cottage Pitmiddle, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

This 2 bedroom property is on a very small farm with shared games room, tennis court and summerhouse above tennis court.

The accommodation is on ground floor level only with wifi in the living area. At one end of the building, with views south to the River Tay, you will find the master bedroom with its en suite shower room with shower and toilet. The beds can be a superking (6 foot wide) or the beds can be separated to form 2 singles.

Next door is the second bedroom which is smaller but the beds are the same. There are 2 zip and link singles that can be put together to form a superking bed. The view here is of the rolling countryside to the east.

Next door to the second bedroom you will find the main bathroom which has a large separate shower, bath and toilet.

Then you move into the kitchen/living/dining area with large patio doors onto west facing patio where you can see our new wind turbine.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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!

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Speaks English, French

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery, comfy beds with nice sheets, walks right out side the front door, lovely house owners, well stocked kitchen. Overall great experience. I'll definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to meet you and the extended family. Delighted the wedding celebrations went well despite the weather. Thank you so much for the lovely wedding flowers and candles
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Good value.

  • 3 of 5

Well situated property with nice outlook. Convenient for Perthshire exploration and only one minor problem which was rapidly dealt with.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sehr zu empfehlen!

  • 5 of 5

Sehr sauberes, schön renoviertes Cottage. Ruhige, idyllische Lage. Ansprechende, gemütliche Einrichtung; gehobene Ausstattung (z. B. Geschirrspüler, Thermostaten an Duschen, Fussbodenheizung). Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten für Teenager: Tenniscourt, Fussballwiese, Tischtennis, Billard, DVD Ausleihe. Zentraler Ausgangspunkt für vielfältige Touren. Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Lots of space, beautiful view. The children loved the new tennis court.

Perfectly situated in the quit contryside yet close to the highway to Edinburg, Perth and Dundee.

I strongly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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La détente au milieu des moutons !

  • 5 of 5

Séjour super en pleine nature. Le gîte est spacieux, douillet, avec tout le confort, au niveau propreté tout était nickel. Nous n'avons pas eu de problèmes pour trouver l'adresse avec un bon Gps , une carte et les mails de Suki la propriétaire. Conseils super de sa part pour les visites notamment ST Andrews à voir. Pour ceux qui n'ont jamais conduis à gauche ; louer un véhicule avec boite automatique, ça limite le stress!! Merci à Suki pour son accueil et l'envoi des cartes postales que nous avions oublié sur la table! Nous reviendrons pour d'autres visites. Pays très beau et bien frais pour des filles du sud de la France !

Cathie, Isabelle

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup, je suis heureuse que la maison et la location étaient agréables pour vous et que vous avez réussi à voir beaucoup dans le coin pendant votre séjour. A la prochaine !
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Le calme au milieu des moutons !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très beau séjour. Le gite est spacieux et bien entretenu, tout le confort et la tranquillité. Nous n avons pas eu de difficultés à trouver l adresse avec un bon Gps et une carte papier. La propriétaire nous a donné des bons conseils de visite, notamment St Andrews à voir.. Un conseil si vous n avez jamais roulé à gauche : louer une voiture avec boîte automatique. Merci à Suki pour son accueil et pour les cartes postales.

Cathie, Isabelle et Marilyne

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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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

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Inchture at 5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Rosyth at 35 Miles Nearest Golf : Blairgowrie at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Dundee at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Inchture at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Inchture at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Broughty Ferry at 20 Miles Car: necessary

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 rates

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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
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Outwit July and August our changeover day is flexible but we prefer a Friday. In July/August changeover day is Monday or Friday.

Entry is after 4 pm and departure by 10 am.

Bed linen, towels and power are all included in the price quoted.
For Christmas this property is only available for rental as a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom property w

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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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • master en suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, can also be 2 singles
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, can also be a superking bed
  • Both bedrooms can either be superking beds or 2 twins. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and toilet. The second bedroom has its own bathroom right next door to it. Travel cot available - book it


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • This house has an interconnecting door that can be unlocked giving access to the 3 bedroom cottage adjacent to create a 5 bedroom property. Suitable for guests with limited mobility, just move rugs out of way and you have wooden flooring throughout. Private water supply which goes through a high tech filter system although bottled water is available free of charge if preferred.

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