|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Spacious accommodation; open plan living, dining, kitchen. With wood-burner.
4 bedrooms; Two Super-king bedrooms, One twin/super-king bedroom and One twin. Master bedroom has en-suite, with shower and bath. Family shower room. Modern electric radiators fitted.
All bed linen and towels are provided.
The modern kitchen is fully equipped, including electric oven/hob, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, fridge and microwave. The cupboards are fully stocked with pots/pans and crockery/cutlery etc. The kitchen is open plan with the dining and comfortable sitting area, with large dining table and seating to accommodate all guests. Double doors lead on to the enclosed patio area overlooking an orchard. A separate utility room is fully fitted with an extra sink, washer, dryer and freezer. There is a field a short walk from the cottage for guests to enjoy.
Enjoying a rural location close to Kinross, to the north east of Loch Leven, our holiday accommodation at Pittendreich provides an ideal location for a restful holiday and a wonderful base from which to explore this area of central Scotland.
We have three adjacent cottages situated on a working arable farm; Orchard View has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8, whilst The Croft sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. These single level farm cottages provide spacious fully fitted accommodation. They share a sheltered patio area enjoying views over our established orchard. There is a two acre field within a minute walk of the cottage for guests to use and enjoy.
The cottages enjoy wood-burners, wireless internet, televisions and a selection of DVDs, board games and books. There is ample parking on site.
You can walk and cycle from the front door; the National Cycle Network and the Loch Leven Heritage Trail can both be accessed from the end of the drive, with the Trail providing safe off-road walking and cycling around the Loch, passing Kinross and RSPB, Vane Farm. There are walking trails from the nearby villages of Wester Balgedie, Scotlandwell and Falkland giving access onto Bishop Hill and the adjacent Lomond Hills.
Our local pub, The Balgedie Toll, is a 5 minute walk away, offering a full lunch and evening menu, whilst the award winning Loch Leven Larder farm shop is a 3 minute walk, at the end of the farm track. This offers a wide range of shopping, with luxury goods and gifts, foodstuffs including a deli counter and locally sourced produce. There is also a popular cafe which serves food and drink during the day.
Kinross is less than 10 minutes drive by car, with several shops and various supermarkets, as well as a post office, bank, chemists, sports facilities and health services. Kinross also has good motorway and A road access, being situated on junction 6 of the M90 and there are park & ride links to major towns/cities. We are fortunately located in terms of outdoor pursuits as well; golf, shooting, gliding, fishing and curling are all within a 10 minute drive, Knockhill is 15 miles and hill walking is plentiful in all directions.
Gleneagles and St.Andrews are both within 35 minutes by car, Edinburgh 40 minutes, whilst Perth is only 25 minutes. The pretty and varied region of the East Neuk of Fife, with its plentiful beaches, coastal walks and craft and art shops is great to explore and is reached within 30 minutes drive.
We moved to Pittendreich over 15 years ago, with our then young family. Now just frequent visitors, the children enjoy catching up on the latest home project, helping with fruit picking, cider making or just reacquainting themselves with home. Thankfully our youngest still enjoys mowing the grass!
We moved to Pittendreich in the late 1990's and found ourselves planting a new orchard and woodland before we had unpacked. This was the start of a long adventure. We are still unpacking but the orchard now produces gallons of cider and fruit for assorted jams, whilst the native woodland has transformed two former paddocks into a diverse habitat enjoyed by a vast array of wildlife. We're continuing to savour our lovely corner of Scotland and hope you enjoy your stay.
Situated on the northern side of Loch Leven, Pittendreich is a small hamlet of about 12 properties. The cottages are adjacent to the original farmhouse, tucked into the farmyard, with each property having french windows overlooking the patio and orchard. A short walk from the cottages we have a field available for guests to walk in and enjoy. Within 5 minutes walk there is access to local trails, and cycling is easy from the front door. The National Cycle Network and the Loch Leven Heritage Trail (around Loch Leven) adjoin the property. Kinross is only an 8 minute drive away, having a variety of shops. Excellent road and bus links allow access to major cities and towns; Edinburgh, St.Andrews, Stirling, Perth, Gleneagles etc. are all within a 45 minute drive.
"Lovely cottage, very well equipped and thoughtfully done. Would definitely recommend this cottage. We hope to return next year."
"Great rooms and plenty of space for 8 adults to enjoy lounging about. Very scenic and tranquil. Stay local to area: nice place and enjoy peace and quiet."
"Wonderful place to stay. Excellent facilities, lovely bright rooms and comfy, comfy beds-thank you!! Couldn't fault a thing! The view into the orchard from The Croft was special, apple and cherry blossom and fruit trees."
Julie was amazingly friendly and helpful, and the cottage was just wonderful. We particularly liked the homemade shortbread biscuits that welcomed us on arrival!
My wife and I and our three children and three grandchildren had a fabulous holiday in a roomy and homely cottage with lovely views and with all the facilities we could want. Julie McIntosh, (our owner), was extremely friendly and we arrived to a lovely surprise of a plate of shortbread biscuits. Once we were given the keys we were left to enjoy the week and only saw Julie again when leaving. All in all we had a wonderful holiday and it was nice to return to the cottage after each day out and about. A local Pub, (Balgeddie Toll Tavern), was a short walk away with a wide selection of first class evening meals.
We could not find any faults and would highly recommend this lovely cottage to anyone else who wants a 5* break.
Very nice and comfortable, clean, cosy and well equipped cottage, the owner was very friendly and welcoming and made us feel at home. I will highly recommend this place to others.