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Ivy Cottage - Self-Catering Cottage In Crieff, Perthshire



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Cottage in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

Ivy Cottage is situated within walking distance of Crieff town centre and all amenities. The nearest pub serving food is just a 10 minute walk for those not wishing to drive, or for those who wish to relax, sit in the conservatory and bird watch (feeder and wild bird seed provided) or the garden in the summer. Crieff is an ideal touring base for the whole of Perthshire (Perth only 20 minutes drive, with good public transport). Glasgow / Stirling / Edinburgh all within easy reach. Full of character and charm, this south facing, traditional one bed cottage is set within its own enclosed walls, with large private parking area / garden / outdoor table / chairs and barbecue. With a gas combination boiler serving endless hot water and double glazed throughout, it is a cozy, welcoming place to stay. Well equipped and personally supervised by the owner, an ideal cottage for couples who would like to explore the surrounding area.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, I have never used an agent, as part of the fun for me is to meet my guests when they arrive at the cottage.

To show them around and be there so that I can answer any queries or give them any help they may need.

I have had so many lovely comments and repeat business, so I must be doing something right!

I have lived in Scotland all my life and love it, with my husband ( who speaks German)) we live nearby but not in Crieff.

Our family are all grown up and we have grandchildren, dogs and hens, all spoilt in that order!...we both have a good knowledge of the surrounding area, and we look forward to meeting you.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Jane

Call Owner
Speaks English

12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cosy cottage for two well equipped and great place to relax with beautiful garden good location to explore surrounding areas. .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Ivy cottage, thanks for your nice comments about my garden, and the note in the visitors book.. You were very kind in leaving the cottage so tidy send clean, it was a good coffee chat when you both arrived. Thanks.. The found keys have found there home ! Hope you travelled home safely, and hope will return to Ivy cottage. Regards jane
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Great discovery

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming cottage. Jane has put a lot of thought in making her guests feel cosy and comfortable with everything one needs. It was in a quiet location but close to all local amenities. Lovely conservatory which looked onto the garden. Large parking space. We enjoy walking and the great outdoors and Creiff is an ideal base with plenty places of interest in the surrounding area. Highly recommend and we will certainly be back

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much. Glad that you enjoyed all those walks... It was good to meet you both and when I get comments like this it is a reward. Regards jane
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Ivy Cottage, Warm, welll equiped and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The listing description is bang on. Very comfortable and well located cottage. Private with easy access on foot to Crieff and walks in the surrounding countryside.

The owner is very helpful and approachable and made us very welcome.

The countryside around Crieff is as stunning as anywhere in Scotland with a pleasing mixture of woodland, lochs and mountains. Callander, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy all within easy driving distance. Autumn colour is stunning - a great time of year to visit - still warm and with quiet roads.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a glowing review, I really do enjoy meeting my guests, you were the perfect guests leaving the cottage so tidy and clean... That in turn helps me, when I am preparing for new arrivals.. Also a huge thanks for the very professional photos you sent me of surrounding beauty spots... I am posting them on the Ivy cottage Facebook page.. Look forward to seeing you both again. Best wishes jane
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A Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a week in Crieff staying at Ivy Cottage. A magical autumnal break for us with the colours of the trees in the surrounding area stunning.

What can I say that hasn't been said already! Ivy Cottage is indeed an adorable gem set in an idyllic setting. Jane has thought of everything to make your holiday perfection. The supplying of the bedding, towels and all linen as well as the tea, coffee, sugar and all other kitchen fare, toiletries,cleaning goods the list is endless. Apart from the excellent white goods in the kitchen there was a fantastic range cooker and even a bread machine which we used and my partner makes his own bread at home which he just loves. We have stayed many times in self catering accommodation for many many years and have never had such quality as Jane has provided for all her guests. This cottage is so cosy and even though our weather was poor it did not stop us from sitting having a cuppa in the conservatory enjoying the peace and just listening to the bird song. We even fed 2 large white horses at the bottom of the lane daily which they loved. We will certainly be back to stay in Ivy Cottage. A joyous time for us. Once again thank you Jane.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Honestly, what can I say apart from thank you so much for writing such a glowing reveiw, and I am glad that you chose ivy cottage for your birthday treat. Take care it was nice to meet you both, and look forward to seeing you again. Regards jane
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Good Crieff!

  • 5 of 5

An excellent little cottage, clean, comfortable, warm and well presented. Just about everything needed - apart from food - is provided. The underfloor heating in the bathroom is wonderful!

Well situated for activities, golf at Crieff Golf Club is highly recommended. The RRS Discovery and HMS Unicorn in Dundee and Stirling Castle are certainly worth a visit. Plenty of walks nearby - Lady Mary's Walk and Laggan Hill and The Hermitage near Dunkeld are lovely in the Autumn when the leaves are turning and carpeting the ground.

The CO-OP in Crieff has a good supply of necessaries and the Visitor Centre under the clkock in the High Street has loads of information and maps. The Central Fish and Chip shop in King Street is good too.

All in all, a great place to stay. Jane (the Owner) is very friendly and welcoming.

No hesitation in recommending Ivy Cottage. You'll love it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the cup of coffee on the Sunday when I met you both, and your the glowing review ... That was very kind.. Please come back and stay again... Regards jane
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chilled out break

  • 5 of 5

we had a lovely time at ivy cottage ,beautiful and unique ,perfect retreat home from home,loved the time warp theme,so relaxing and welcoming ,perfect for dog lovers with enclosed garden,beautiful thought out walks in and around the surrounding area,(car stayed put all week),very dog friendly our 2 loved it,jane is a lovely person very helpful,sorry we didnt get to meet enjoyed chatting with jane on the phone,must not forget the bed ,ive never slept so soundly ohh the comfort of it all,i want one!!!! loved the under floor heating in bathroom,i have already recommended to friends about ivy cottage,they keen to book,cant wait till our next visit hopefully before the year is out.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry I could not meet you both. But I had a lovely holiday ! Thank you for your very kind words. I think I am going to pinch the bed for our own house!! Really hope that you will come back so that we can meet. Regards jane
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From the Owner

We lived there for many years, so it is not an unloved cottage, I love it if I have time before my visitors arrive, to just sit in the garden and have a cup of tea and admire the garden, which I have put a lot of work in to. Crieff is great there are so many things to see in the surrounding area, there is a country cottage feel, but yet you are minutes from the town centre. Access to Edinburgh and Glasgow are also within easy reach with good links to public transport, so you never feel remote while staying at Ivy Cottage.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Hill/Low Walking: excellent scenic routes for all ages surrounding the local area.

Excellent local golf,and whisky tasting at Glenturret Distillery!

For dog owners there are 2 dog friendly pubs,The Meadows in Crieff (10 min walk), and The Royal in Comrie (7miles away)

For fishing contact www.creiffanglingclub.org.uk


Edinburgh Airport: 51 miles. Travel time 1hour (just over)

Glasgow Airport: 56 miles. Travel time 1hour (just over)

Trains from Perth,Dunblane and Gleneagles

Local Buses from Crieff

Megabus from Perth bus station or Park and Ride at Broxden


Crieff is within walking distance

Further Details:

Crieff is the main town in Strathearn, lying on the Southern edge of the Scottish Highlands. It has been a holiday resort since Victorian times being a former spa town, and is the second largest town in Perthshire with a population of almost six thousand; it is an ideal touring base for the whole of Perthshire, or to venture to the east or west on days out, and yet the town spills into many easy accessible woodland walks (at high and low level).

Ivy Cottage is situated within walking distance of Crieff town centre and all its amentities. It is a great location for a Scottish holiday. The nearest pub serving food is just a 10 minute walk away. Perth, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and Pitlochry are all within easy reach by car. Edinburgh, Stirling , Glasgow, Dundee, St Andrews are only about an hour away. There are castles, historic churches and gardens all close by, there is so much to see and do in the area you are spoilt for choice!

Loch and river fishing, walking (at high and low level) and local attractions including the oldest Distillery in Scotland (Glenturret), excellent golf courses close by, Crieff has been a popular holiday resort since Victorian days - now with a good choice of many restaurants to suit all tastes; the Strathearn valley lies an hour from Scotland's main cities.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Nov - 3 Dec 2016
6 Nov 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 9
1 Jan 2017 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
rate 10
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
4 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 july - 3 sept 2016
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Once we receive your booking request, we will email you to confirm the booking and to request payment of a non-returnable 25% deposit, or full payment if the booking is less than 4 weeks ahead.

Changeover Day:
Normally it is Saturday, as in the busy summer month we only accept weekly bookings, if you are on a short break we are of course flexible.
please send me a email re dates you are interested in. Thanks jane

Notes on prices:
Prices include gas/electricity, heating, hot water, all linen, towels and tea towels etc.

Payment is by cheque or bank transfer. Please discuss which suits you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Just the chill-out feel, and the magic of Ivy Cottage does the rest.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Budget


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Local Services & Businesses

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, overhead shower, WC and wash hand basin, and additional underfloor heating. Adjoining the bedroom is a small WC with handbasin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 + cot (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs, a double room with king-sized bed (made up prior to arrival), electric blanket, hair dryer.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Pets are very welcome but there is a small charge of £15 per pet. Registered assistance dogs are free of charge. Baby equipment provided: cot (not bedding), high chair, car seat, pushchair and potty! There are maps, guides and leaflets which will help you enjoy your holiday. Outside: There is a small barbecue, outside table and chairs, I have planted over the years a tiny orchard that has apples, plums, damsons, blackcurrants, please help yourself. Utility Room: Utility room gas boiler, washing machine,dishwasher, large fridge/ freezer, microwave,iron and breadmaker. Cleaning materials are provided. Coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, cling film, tin foil, wash powder, conditioner, soap and toilet paper provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels, tea towels are all provided for you, if a fortnight booking,replacement linen and towels are provided.

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