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Luxury House In Large Secluded Garden With A River At The Bottom Of Garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Kirkmichael, Nr. Pitlochry, Central Scotland - Peaceful Location To Allow You To Relax Or Explore The Countryside

STRATHCLARE HOUSE is conveniently situated in the centre of this picturesque old highland village, at the gateway to the Cairngorm National Park. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, KIRKMICHAEL is at the geographical centre of Scotland making it the ideal touring base with much of the country, within a day's trip. A beautiful house in an idyllic countryside setting in the village of Kirkmichael, with welcoming luxury furnishings and a cosy ambiance, this luxury holiday home offers relaxation in abundance. A perfect place to sleep up to 8 people for a family self-catering getaway or as a break with friends, you'll leave refreshed and rejuvenated after a stay at Strathclare House. A very special setting for a very special holiday home, with lots to do in the local area come rain or shine. Key features are the open plan living to cater for 8 people with 4 bedrooms, ensuites for the 3 double bedrooms plus a shared bathroom for the twin bedroom. The lounge has 50'' TV with satellite TV and surround sound system / Blu Ray player whilst each bedroom has is equipped with TV and freesat. Wi-fi is available for the house. Outside, the house opens up to a large secluded garden with the River Ardle at the bottom of the garden. We are also dog friendly and accept up to 2 well behaved dogs. Please note that the property is Non Smoking.

More Details

Kenny Crawford
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Kenny Crawford

Hi there.

My name is Kenny and I live and work in Scotland with my wife, Kim.

Kim and I have a holiday home in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, Scotland which has recently been renovated and is new on the market as a luxury holiday home.

We have spent many holidays in Perthshire for many years and fell in love with the area. This made us purchase our property and the intention is that we will eventually retire to this house in several years time.

We are sure that you will the area as much as we love the area.

Kenny Crawford purchased this house in 2012

Why Kenny Crawford chose Blairgowrie

My wife Kim and I have spent many holidays in Perthshire and decided we wanted to buy a house with the aim of allowing others to enjoy the area before we eventually retire to Kirkmichael.

What makes this house unique

This luxury detached holiday home is located down a quiet lane off of the main street. The spacious, delightful, secluded garden sits in an acre of grassland and is ideal for alfresco dining, and the house is within easy walking distance of the village pub, restaurant and well-stocked community shop.

The house sleeps 8 people and has 3 double bedrooms with ensuites plus a twin bedroom with shared bathroom. It is perfect for a group of friends or families to enjoy the open plan lounge / dining and kitchen (12*5 metres).

Strathclare House is the perfect destination for exploring, or taking part in outdoor activities such as fishing, walking, cycling, skiing and hiking. A little further north takes you to Glenshee ski slopes or you can simply relax in the peace of village life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Strathclare House in the small village of Kirkmicheal between Blairgowrie and Pitlochry, is a rural haven with a beautiful house in a lovely garden with a river at the bottom of the garden. Wonderful birds and animals visit the garden. The house is a home with everything you would need. It has 4 good-sized bedrooms with 3 en-suites and a 4th separate bathroom. The Kitchen is well equipped including a dishwasher and washing machine. It is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. It is a 20 min drive from Blairgowrie or Pitlochry. The Strathardle Inn in Kirkmicheal is very good for evening meals if you wish to eat out, or there are plenty of restaurants in Blairgowrie or Pitlochry. Finally it is well positioned for a large number of golf courses within 20 - 50 mins drive, such as Pitlochry, Blairgowrie, Strathmore, Alyth, Kirriemuir and Forfar. A great location.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Blairgowrie in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, heated towel rail En-suite to bedroom 3 with walk-in shower plus underfloor heating En-suite to bedroom 4 with walk-in shower plus underfloor heating Shared bathroom with walk-in shower & heated towel rail
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king size with ensuite walk-in shower, TV & Patio Doors to garden Bedroom 2, twin beds with TV & DVD Bedroom 3, king size with ensuite walk-in shower, TV Bedroom 4, king size with ensuite walk-in shower, TV & Juliet Balcony
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: Large secluded private garden in acre of land. River at bottom of garden which is fenced off. Large patio area with dining table and chairs plus a barbecue. Patio doors from bedroom open up onto decking and then onto the main patio area. French sliding doors in lounge open into conservatory with an external door to patio area. Utility room has a porch with access to side of garden. Utility Room: Sink, washing machine, ironing board and steam generated iron, clothes horse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We do an on site meet and greet. Bed linen, towels and robes are supplied. The property is cleaned once a week. Other: Each bedroom has a TV with freesat. The twin room also has a DVD player. Hair dryers are provided.


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Luxury House In Large Secluded Garden With A River At The Bottom Of Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful luxury house!

  • 5 of 5

Second stay at strathclare house. Beautiful, spotless house with everything you could ever need. Extended family trip with plenty space for everyone! Huge garden to enjoy and in a great location. Lovely hamper left for us and chocolate bunnies left on our pillows. Lovely touch! Owners are great to deal with, very friendly. Don't think we will ever find a better house to stay in for a holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you all had a lovely time and hopefully we will see you again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in a warm, well equipped house. Good facilities in a good location.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our holiday home. Appreciate the comments.
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Lovely family home for relaxing or exploring the area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the beginning of December to celebrate my special birthday. My daughter did the organising, which was straightforward and any queries or information she asked for, were answered promptly. The house was perfect for our family group of 6 adults and our dogs. We were delighted with the space throughout the house - the living/dining area is great for sitting together and everyone feeling involved. Superb kitted out kitchen, with all equipment provided, including dish/hand towels, provisions for dishwasher and cleaning, selection of condiments, fab size fridge/freezer, plenty dishes and selection of crockery. There was a super hamper left for us, crackers, coffee, shortbread, goodies for the dogs and the lovely gift of a bottle of champagne !

Good sized utility room to keep the dogs dishes, food and towels. All bedrooms are spacious, neutral colour palette, lovely quality linen, duvets and very comfortable mattresses. Decent towels provided, including a bath sheet rather than the normal smaller size! The en-suites are lovely and spacious, upstairs 2 with underfloor heating - great start to the morning! Plenty storage in the rooms and linen baskets for the washing.

We loved the outside space, and appreciated being able to give the dogs a walk without having to leave the garden perimeter. We arrived a few days after a snowfall so it looked very pretty, it’s well laid out for any season, with patio table and chairs. The river at the bottom was very fast flowing, so I would just suggest that caution is needed if there are children and dogs staying; as there is a small area of access to the river at the bottom of the garden. The garden is so large however, that the area can be avoided. It was easy to imagine how lovely it will be during the warmer weather. We made use of the log burner in the living room, with a good supply of logs stored outside, and even although the house is centrally heated, it was an added bonus. Plenty car parking space and the area is lit up at night. The owners have provided superb accommodation, ensuring we all left happy and relaxed. I can highly recommend it for a short or longer vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and delighted you enjoyed the house and garden.
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Fantastic Family Luxury House

  • 5 of 5

Strathclare House is amazing & was absolutely ideal for our family's holiday base. No squabbles about the bedrooms as all were very comfortable and with en-suite. Lovely spacious lounge and kitchen area.

TV had surround sound system which was pretty impressive & which I am now under pressure to get at home!!

The garden is huge which our collie cross found much to her liking and with a picturesque river at the bottom to set it all off.

Kirkmichael was a welcoming village with the community shop very close by and good food at the Strathardle Inn just a short stroll away. Stunning scenery was always available within just a short drive and Perth and Pitlochry were popular destinations. All in all a very relaxing and wonderful break, highly recommended.

Thank you Kenny and Kim.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Luxury Home Perfect For Our Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We were four old friends from University days who had not been together in the same place for some 42 years!! After some searching we found this perfect place for our reunion that included respective better halves. Some of us have been renting homes for holidays around the world using the HomeAway website for a long time but nowhere we have stayed comes close to the well equipped and luxurious standard of this house which is such a lovely location with easy access to country walks for working off the fabulous meals we were able to prepare in the kitchen. The men had agreed to cook the main courses, the ladies providing the desserts. So not wishing to get caught short for my Coconut salmon curry I brought along my Le Creusot and mortar and pestle - the kitchen already had these and everything else we needed. The large dinner table and open plan kitchen/diner/living area was perfect for catching up and telling stories - lots after so long.

Not only that upon arrival we found the best welcome basket ever, followed by a phone call from Kenny who wanted to make sure all was o.k. All very much appreciated.

5 star bathrooms and bedrooms throughout meant that no couple felt they got the short straw in room allocation. Just lots of little extras everywhere to make the stay just that little bit nicer. Even a long, comfortable seating bench by the front door to make changing shoes & boots that bit easier.

Plentiful parking for the Chelsea tractors too, and a very large garden leading to the river. If some or all of us do not return I will be amazed.

So thankyou Kenny for opening your wonderful home for us all to enjoy. We will never forget our reunion there.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning house and garden with everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

First impression of the house was amazing and it never failed the whole weekend. Plenty of space for a big family trip, eight adults two small children and two dogs. The open plan of the living area was perfect. So good that we actually spent quite a lot of time at the house. We had a nice little walk on the Sunday, then back to the house for an afternoon playing in the garden, Easter Egg hunt and big family Sunday lunch. All the rooms are large and spacious and lovely bathroom. All the accessories in the house are a touch of luxury! Huge TV, lovely high quality bedding and even down to the dishes and glasses in the kitchen! There was also a nice hamper on arrival full of treats! By far the best holiday house any of us have ever stayed in. No one wanted to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your feedback. We are delighted that you all loved the house and had a great time at Easter.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kirkmichael Inn
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Rosemount, Blairgowrie
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Strathardle Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
St Cyrus on north east coast of Scotland


No coast or beach but St Andrews / St Cyrus is approximately 1 and half hour drive away.


Direct Train from London to Pitlochry. (Kirkmichael 12 miles by road).

Fly from all London Airports to Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Distance from Edinburgh or Glasgow airports :

90 miles Glasgow to Kirkmichael,

70 miles Edinburgh to Kirkmichael.

Essential that car hire or private car is used.


12 miles to Pitlochry and Blairgowrie

28 miles from Braemar and Balmoral castle

13 miles from Blair Atholl Castle

14 mile to the Cairgorms national park

35 miles to Glamis Castle

60 miles to Balmoral Castle

Further Details:

Kirkmichael has a village shop and post office, petrol station. There re also 2 pubs in the village where lunch and evening meals are served.

Further afield, Blairgowrie and Pitlochry have banks, restaurants, pubs, shops and supermarkets 12 miles away.

In addition, you can visit the distilleries, House of Bruar, Blair Atholl Castle, Glamis Castle or even the Pitlochry Festival Theatre where there is always something on.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable when booking property which is non refundable.
Balance of full payment is 6 weeks before visit.
Paypal is acceptable as is Bank Transfer or Cheque.

Changeover Day:
Check ins are Saturdays after 1600 hours whilst the check out is the following Saturday by 1000 hours. Where the rental period is for 4 to 6 days, the check in day can either be a Saturday or Sunday.

Notes on prices:
If you need more information, please get back in touch with me.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.