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Comfy Cottage In Glorious Countryside

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Cottage Near Crieff, Scotland - For larger groups, from summer 2014 adjoining 2 bedroom property can allow booking for up to 10

Bluebell Cottage is a semi detached property on East Lochlane Farm, though the farm buildings are now over 1 mile away at West Lochlane, and is set on the low Comrie Road/Strowan Road in beautiful countryside with excellent views. It is 2 miles from Crieff High Street, (1 mile from the bottom of the town where there is the Crieff Visitor Centre and Stuart Crystal etc) and 5 miles from the lovely village of Comrie. It is surrounded by fabulous walking country and bird-life is plentiful including birds of prey often (Red Kite, Buzzards) Canada Geese etc seen without leaving the garden. There are various bike trails, bike hire 3 miles away at Comrie Croft, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (3.8 miles), opportunities for fishing (permits from Crieff Tourist Board) and golfing (courses abound), the Famous Grouse distillery, Drummond Castle and gardens, Innerpeffray Library and Chapel (5.5 miles), watersports on Loch Earn 12 miles away etc.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The cottage is on the farm I grew up on, and my family make up a high percentage of the neighbours. I visit frequently, but have lived in London for over 30 years.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reviews posted on-line this year. All gave a 5 * rating



"Relaxing Country Retreat. Bliss!

Family of 3 and one dog stayed for a week in July. We really enjoyed this lovely property ideally located close to Crieff and yet surrounded by beautiful countryside. The cottage was spotless, well stocked and the welcome pack was more than generous. We all enjoyed the garden particularly as the weather was so good. Many thanks." Dotty August 2014



"Ginny thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage-a fabulous area,great village with wonderful Italian deli ! We were amazed at the attention to detail from quality linen to kindling for the fire in Farm workers cottage (Bluebell) -one of my best experiences in 3weeks travels of Scotland. All the little treats were most appreciated and the cottage and ease of communications were beyond expectations . -highly recommended!" Lynda July 2014



"Me, my wife and our 2 kids stayed here for 3 nights during April. We were pleasantly surprised by the upkeep of the cottage. It is a real cozy place and the kids really enjoyed the stay. It is surrounded by scenery and in the evening as you come out of the cottage, you see cows grazing on the other side of the road - just like a postcard from Scotland came to life. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Easy access to all places to visit, yet far away from it all. Highly recommended. " SJ April 2014
Jul 2013
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8 Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Myself and five friends had a lovely time over a long weekend at Ginny's cottage. All communication before our arrival was clear and lots of information was provided about the house and the area. The cottage has a really nice feel to it and the location is very peaceful, whilst still very close to Crieff and all the shops/restaurants you might need. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou. Hope to have you stay again. Ginny
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5

Brilliant October break

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from Bluebell Cottage after a wonderful holiday. My family had the best time in this charming cosy home. We took our border collie with us who loved the beautiful walks and (lucky us) fantastic weather.we arrived to find a welcome pack which was great and I must say the attention to detail for the visitor is excellent. Crieff has great resteraunts which we tried and were really pleased with them. We would recommend Bluebell cottage to anyone who loves the beautiful Creiff countryside.We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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N. Ireland
5

Perfect Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Bluebell Cottage for a week in July and only wished we could have stayed for longer.

The Cottage was as described and the location was ideal, close enough to Crieff and yet surrounded by peaceful countryside. It was clean and comfortable,with a real homely feel. The Cottage had everything we needed and more. The owner had thought of everything and left a very generous welcome pack. We spent a lot of time in the garden as the weather was so good and enjoyed the great views. I can definitely recommend this property as an ideal base to explore he area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and would be happy to have you back another time - though I can't guarantee the weather will always be as good! The area is gorgeous whatever the weather though.
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Preston
4

Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

I had a really lovely week at Bluebell Cottage. The cottage is bright and fresh. I loved it in the morning time, especially. I had two dogs with me and I was able to feel at home with them with plenty of room for their space and mine! We had lots of great walks along the river between, and beyond, Crieff and Comrie and into the hills behind. We all went home fit and refreshed. I got to know the regular dog walkers in Crieff very quickly. Great café in the park for the end of a good walk. I loved the garden and had good weather to be able to enjoy it. Thank you for foody bits which made the start of the holiday even easier. Thank you. Loved it. Hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah I hope to see you again. Ginny
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Strathcarron Ross/shire
5

relaxation spot

  • 5 of 5

Just had the most relaxing week in a long time thanks to the comfort of Bluebell cottage Crieff would recommend this cosy warm spacious cottage ,to anyone seeking a quiet location with stunning scenery .

Thank you Ginny for the personal touches the wine and food pack, firewood were much appreciated and a really nice touch to welcome guests .look forward to visiting again next year should a week be available i would not hesitate to bring my family and friends really enjoyed my stay and wish you all the best for years to come

kind regards

Alex.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alex Thank you for your appreciative review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to be welcoming you (and maybe your friends) back again next year. Best wishes, Ginny
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Relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious cottage which was freshly decorated. Everything that you could need was available, including lots of extra treats. The owner has obviously put a lot of thought into it and the personal touches really make the difference. Only the two of us this time but plenty of room for four. Great location, feels like you really are out in the countryside but only a few minutes in the car from shops, caf?s and pubs in Crieff. Great walks from the front door which our dog loved. We would love to return with the rest of the family soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Louise, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and would be glad to have you come back with the rest of the family. As the cottage was newly available for holiday lets from August this year- you're only the 4th people who've stayed - I expect gradually to make additions like garden games, bikes, a day-bed in one of the 2 double rooms etc. One family has stayed for a week and enjoyed a lot of longer walks and visits to local attractions including a day at the Edinburgh Festival. Regards Ginny
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Location

From the Owner

The property has been in the family since it was built for one of the dairymen on the farm, which at that time had a large dairy herd. The farm is now a mixed organic farm. The countryside is wonderful, with great walks, cycling, water-sports etc. The road outside the cottage is busier than it used to be, but still a fairly quiet road. The view from the living rooms is of fields often with cows. Red kite and buzzards can be seen overhead. Pied wagtails etc dot the garden.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : edinburgh at 52 Miles Nearest Train : dunblane at 17 Miles Car: recommended

Travel:

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee airports are just over 1 hour's drive away. Dunblane and Gleneagles train stations are 15 and 10 miles away respectively. Buses run from Dunblane to Crieff - 1 mile away. Use of a car is recommended.

Distances:

The property is 2 miles from Crieff High Street, (1 mile from the bottom of the town where there are a few shops) and 5 miles from the lovely village of Comrie.

Further afield are Loch Earn (12 miles), Perth with it’s old Theatre, new Concert Hall and Cinema (19 miles), Scone Palace and Gardens where the Kings of Scotland were crowned (21 miles) and the racecourse nearby, Stirling with its Castle, cinema and other attractions (23 miles), Pitlochry

Further Details:

Crieff has plenty of shops including a visitors centre, tourist information centre, a supermarket, 2 post offices, banks, a fantastic bakery in King Street, butcher, fishmonger, sweet shop, gallery, craft shops, Stuart crystal shop, good cafes/restaurants (Delivini in King Street, Yann’s and the Lounge in Crieff and Barley Bree in Muthill are particular favourites, and there are several more in Crieff High Street ) riding at the Hydro Riding Centre and a Leisure Centre with pool and other facilities. The annual Crieff Highland Gathering is on 16th August 2015.

Comrie is a lovely village with a bank, post office, a deli, a new branch of Campbells famous bakers and some good eating places. It has a community spirit with two of the annual highlights being “Comrie Fortnight” the last week in July and the first week in August and the Hogmanay celebrations there The property is surrounded by fabulous walking country and bird-life is plentiful including birds of prey often (Red Kite, Buzzards) Canada Geese etc seen without leaving the garden. There are various bike trails, bike hire 3 miles away at Comrie Croft, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (3.8 miles), opportunities for fishing (permits from Crieff Tourist Board) and golfing (courses abound), the Famous Grouse distillery, Drummond Castle and gardens, Innerpeffray Library and Chapel (5.5 miles), watersports on Loch Earn 12 miles away etc

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Rate 9
17 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£75
£415
 
 
Rate 10
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£515
for 5 nights
From
£100
£590
 
 
Rate 11
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£70
£390
 
 
2017
25 Mar 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£375
for 4 nights
From
£90
£540
£1,265
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£85
£505
£1,215
 

Additional pricing information

Pets - per booking £15
Pet Fee £5

Booking Notes:
Enquiries by email. 25% deposit payable on booking confirmation, which will be returned if cancelled at least 4 weeks in advance, or if later, a replacement booking is secured. The balance is payable 2 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday with arrivals from 4 pm, and departures by 10 am. Particularly in low season short bookings of 3 - 4 nights may be made

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Decent sized bathroom with electric shower over the bath

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2 both have double beds. One room also has a single bed and there is also a small double sofa bed in the living room.

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Bluebell Cottage is a semi-detached mid 20th Century farm worker’s cottage with outstanding views. There is a rough lawned front garden, a large terrace and a large garden to the rear and side. It has 2 double bedrooms, a cosy living room with 50s tiled working fireplace, a small but well-equipped kitchen with large adjoining dining room with working stove, and decent sized bathroom with electric shower over the bath. In the kitchen there is a dishwasher and washing machine, modern cooker, pantry and a door to the large terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. There is a garden bench in the front garden for very early morning cuppas, before the sun reaches the terrace at the back. Outside: There is a rough lawn front garden, a door from the kitchen leads to the large paved terrace at the back of the property and there is a large garden to the rear and side mainly rough lawn, with several trees – apples, ash, gean, lilac and oak. There is also a garden bench in the front garden for very early morning cuppas, before the sun reaches the terrace at the back. The cottage is one of 4 houses in the hamlet, and it is sometimes possible to use the grass tennis court in one of the other gardens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cotton towels and bed-linen are provided. Cleaning is weekly. Other: Spacious dining room / day living room off the kitchen has table and 6 chairs, dresser, rocking chairs and a stove.

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