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



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Strathclare House is a modern beautiful house set in a gorgeous part of Scotland. The owners were there to greet us and showed the seven of us around the house. It contained everything we needed for a Christmas holiday. The woodburner was an excellent addition, the kitchen was well equipped and each of the rooms, including bathroom/shower rooms were beautifully made up. What we all liked particularly was the open plan from the living area to the dinning table to the kitchen, where everyone felt involved. The house is situated in the village of Kirkmichael with a village shop and a hotel/pub within a 2 minute walk. Everyone we met was friendly and provided lots of information about the area. The log cabin hotel was a good twenty minutes walk in the countryside with stunning views, including seeing deer and other wildlife and is an excellent place to stop and have a wee dram or something to eat. The Ski resort of Glenshee was only a thirty minute drive, which was great but unfortunately there was very little snow for skiing during our time. There is a river at the bottom of the garden which at this time of year was very fast flowing, so if you have pets be careful. It is great getaway for family and friends and the house owners were very welcoming. I would recommend this rental to anyone who is looking for a Scottish hideaway. Thank You Strathclare house for making a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
Dec 2014
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing house in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect holiday home for 3 generations of our family. The bedrooms were so comfortable and we all loved the open plan area downstairs for socialising. Every little detail had been put in place to make our time there memorable from the generous welcome pack to the towelling robes in the bedrooms. I wish the weather could have been better to have made more use of the lovely garden but the youngest members of the family were thrilled with the river at the end of the garden and the rabbits playing on the grass.

The Strathardle Inn was friendly and a great place for an evening meal.

Thank you Kenny and Kim. You have a beautiful house in Perthshire.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed the house and garden for you and your family.
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Beautiful house and superb location- highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Superb for families- the property has excellent facilities, and lovely garden which is great for children. We had a fantastic ten days and would recommend the house to all our friends and family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your comments and we are glad you loved the house and garden. It means a lot to us that you would recommend the house to your friends and family.
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A Fantastic House for a Family Holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family holiday for a week at the beginning of June and were absolutely delighted with the well equipped house. The weather was so kind to us that the paddling pool was out for several days for toddler and dog. The garden is enormous and enclosed so is safe for a well behaved dog and children. The welcome pack gave us a great start - many thanks Kim and Kenny!

The area is perfect for visits to Pitlochry theatre and restaurants as was Blairgowrie and Dunkeld/Birnham. There is also good food at the local hotel. The local shop is just a few minutes from the house where you'll receive a warm welcome from the locals. Everyone we met was so friendly.

I would love to come back and would recommend Strathclare House.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. You certainly picked a good week to come for your holiday and we would gladly welcome you back anytime.
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Absolutely Fantastic property within a beautiful l

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, We could not have asked for anything more. A large contemporary house with every luxury made for easy living for our family of five and my in-laws. The secluded garden is immense which was very much enjoyed by us, everything was just, well simply perfect. Even a river at the bottom which we had family fun fly fishing. Would highly recommend and return to such a beautiful part of Scotland. Honestly say one of our best holidays made possible by staying in such a terrific house. Dealing with such lovely owners who made us so welcome. Thank you. The de Rozario family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments are very much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you and your family and delighted you loved the house and garden.
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The property is very spacious, very clean, is extremely well equiped & is in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The owners Kenny & Kim met us at the house on arrival to make sure we had everything we needed.

An extremely generous welcome pack was provided, with something for everyone, even the dog which was a nice touch.

We do a lot of this type of holiday & we found that the standard & quality of the equipment provided for a self catering facility was well above average.

The garden is huge & the River Ardle at the bottom of the garden provided hours of fun for the dog.

The location is a great base for visiting places like, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, Killin with the Falls of Dochart, Loch Tay, Aviemore, Kirriemuir, etc.

We will certainly be returning, hopefully sooner rather than later.

We would recommend this property if you like to holiday in a place with all the home comforts!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. It was lovely meeting you and we hope to see you back sometime in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Strathclare House is amazing, and the photographs don't do it justice. It is the best equipped holiday house we have ever stayed in with every piece of equipment/utensil you can think of in the kitchen, and the dressing gowns in the bedrooms were a lovely touch! Everything in the house is of a high quality, and it was very clean and well maintained. The large TV with surround sound in the living area was great where we could all enjoy a DVD in the evening, or even choose a film off Netflix (also kindly provided by the owners.) The location is beautiful and peaceful, and the extremely large garden with field next door was a perfect play ground for our children and two dogs.

It is about 20 mins from Pitlochry or Blairgowrie. But there is a very nice Pub/Hotel (Starthardle Inn) with restaurant in the village where we had a lovely meal. There are lots of lovely walks to be found in and around the area including Pitlochry, especially any of the Tay Forest Park areas. Kenny and Kim were really helpful and friendly providing us with lots of useful information about places to eat, and nice walks in the area. Their wonderful 'Welcome pack' was a really unexpected and thoughtful touch. We would highly recommend Strathclare House, and hope to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your time at Strathclare.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : Kirkmichael Inn at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Rosemount, Blairgowrie at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Pitlochry at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : M90 at 27 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Strathardle Inn at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Glenshee at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : St Cyrus on north east coast of Scotland at 60 Miles


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Autumn 2016
17 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Autumn 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Festive Period 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season Early 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Festive 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season early 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
20% 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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • 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


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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