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Cottages With Spacious Accommodation And Rural Setting. Views to Loch Leven - The Croft - sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Croft - sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Spacious accommodation; open plan living room with wood-burner, dining room and kitchen.

2 bedrooms; One Super-king bedroom, One twin/super-king bedroom. Master bedroom has dressing area and 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 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 shared WiFi.

Ample storage space.

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About the property


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.

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Julie McIntosh
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Julie McIntosh

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!

Why Julie McIntosh chose Kinross

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

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Changeover Day:
Generally Friday or Saturday in the summer, flexible in the winter. Arrival from 3pm, Departure 10am.
The property should be left clean and tidy.

Notes on prices:
Reduction for 2 week bookings during winter months.
Short breaks welcome in winter. Contact us for last minute prices and booking.
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Accommodation and facilities for The Croft - sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)in Kinross in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Family shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 6ft super-king double bed. Spacious room with dressing area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Either large double or 2 single beds.
  • Bedroom 2 can be either a large double or 2 single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Late bookings welcome. No pets. No smoking. There is a large parking area adjacent to the properties. The cottages are within a working arable farm. Outside: Double doors from each property lead to the shared enclosed patio overlooking owners private orchard. There is a separate field for guests to enjoy a short walk from the cottage. There is a clothes-line drying space beside the graveled driveway area.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent, very clean, well presented, and a great country location

Julie was very welcoming

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect holiday home and in a perfect location for trips to Edinburgh and all of Central Scotland

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at this lovely and well equipped and very comfortable cottage. Excellent location for trips to Edinburgh and all the beautiful areas of Central Scotland. A truly great place to return to after full days out and about. Very well equipped kitchen and really comfy big beds. Julie who is the owner was, as usual, cheerful and friendly. Really love this holiday home and would highly recommend both the Croft and Orchard View, (for up to 8 people), where we have also stayed. Both cottages as just brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see you both again and to meet your friends. Very impressed with the amount you once again packed into your visit, including the Edinburgh Tattoo, sure you must have gone home for a rest.
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Beautiful holiday home in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy home with all the comforts needed.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a lovely base to visit family locally as well as being very busy tourists. Impressive.
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Comfortable, sparklingly clean with a beautiful view of Loch Leven.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very central location with lots to do for all ages.

It is right next to a working farm and when it is wet the approach to the cottage is quite muddy but don't let this put you off.

The cottage has good sized rooms and comfortable furniture.

We had the most glorious weather and sat out on the terrace soaking up the sun - and this was in March.

The local pub serve the most delicious food and there are lots of other eating places around.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to meet you all, glad your family get-together went well. Delighted you got to enjoy the Spring sunshine and the chance to relax whilst watching the wildlife in the garden.
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A Fantastic find

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is spacious, very clean and comfortable. The owner is very pleasant and welcoming. The Croft is in a fantastic location with nothing too far away. Numerous places to visit and plenty of places to eat whatever your tastes. Great walks from the door if you like walking. I have mobility problems but you can hire scooters nearby to navigate Loch Leven which is beautiful and the Croft is all on one level with walk in showers and a bath so this cottage was a fantastic find, we would recommend to everyone, you won't be disappointed

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. The round-the-loch trail makes mobility scooters, buggies, bikes and just walking around Loch Leven a very accessible option, though we can't guarantee the weather. Being able to call in at Loch Levens Larder farm shop for a coffee, meal or browse, before or after a stroll makes up for the effort. There are also scooters to hire in Kinross, so plenty of variety.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Balgedie Toll
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bishopshire Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Balgedie Toll
Car: necessary


Loch Leven is now fully accessible to walk around using the newly completed Loch Leven Heritage Trail providing a 21km/ 13 mile circuit of the Loch with various points of shoreline and beach access en-route. The nearest access point to the shoreline is a 30 minute walk/ 10 minute cycle on the trail from the front door.

St.Andrews is 25 miles away, with many other lovely beaches along the Fife coast within 15 miles.


Edinburgh Airport 30 miles

Motorway links to M90 are 5 minutes away.


Kinross 4 miles. Perth 17 miles. St Andrews 25 miles.

Stirling 28 miles. Dunfermline 16 miles.

Edinburgh 35 miles. Glasgow 50 miles

Further Details:

Local pub and farm shop both within a 5 minute walk. Farm shop has deli and large range of local foods to eat in/ take away.

Kinross & Milnathort; supermarkets, bank, chemist, health centre, swimming pool, cafes etc.

Fishing on Loch Leven is 'fly only' trout fishing; arranged through Lochleven Fisheries, The Pier, Kinross. Access point is in Kinross, approx 8 minutes drive.

Shooting is available locally. Contact us for details.

The Scottish Gliding Centre is 3.5 miles from the cottages.

Knockhill Racing Circuit is 15 miles away.

Scottish Offroad Driving Centre is 8 miles away.

Park & Ride bus link from Kinross to Edinburgh and surrounding areas.