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Farmhouse Holiday Cottage, Trowan, Crieff



Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Farmhouse in Crieff, Central Scotland - Trowan Farm, House In A Peaceful Location Facing South With Views Of Torlum Hill

Trowan Farm, having been substantially refurbished, is now a holiday cottage available for lets. Trowan is in Strathearn, Central Scotland, and the house is in a peaceful location facing south with views of Torlum Hill. Behind, to the North, rises Tom na Chastle, ancient seat of The Earls of Strathearn and the site of Sir David Baird’s Monument. The house is at the western end of Trowan Farm which runs about one mile along the River Earn towards Crieff "the gateway to the Highlands". The farmhouse sleeps up to 8 people in 4 double bedrooms: there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and one bedroom and a loo downstairs. The sitting room has comfortable sofas and a wood burning stove (plenty of cut firewood available) and there is central heating throughout. There is a great selection of books and board games, Wi-Fi and TV for evening entertainment. For summer time there is a barbeque and garden furniture for dining alfresco. The Farmhouse is located at the foot of Tom na Chastle: with Baird's Monument at its top, rising through the trees and only 200 yards from the beautiful River Earn. The Drawing Room, including three comfy sofas (one a sofa bed), Roll-top desk, TV/DVD and open fireplace. The Kitchen, includes electric hob and oven, microwave and dishwasher. There is also a Utility Room next to the kitchen, with a washing machine, tumble dryer and towel wardrobe. The Dining Area, adjacent to the kitchen, with side-board, table, chairs and piano. Main bedroom. Has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, and has lovely views both south and east across the farm. The main bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The Second bedroom, with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and sink unit. With views south. The Second Bathroom, next to the main bedroom, with bath and power shower. Third "boys' bedroom" has two single beds, wardrobe and also looks south. Fourth bedroom that doubles as a games room.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

John Blackwell

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful house in splendid isolation

  • 5 of 5

House is fantastic, spacious and splendidly isolated.

A wonderful place in a beautiful area.

Thank you John.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a fantastic long weekend (18-21Feb) at Trowan celebrating relatives 60th and have to say a great time was had by all. Trowan farmhouse is a stunning property set in beautiful surroundings. The house itself is a beautifully maintained mix of traditional, homely and modern. My wife absolutely loved the kitchen and rest of the decor throughout. Even though its slightly secluded you never feel isolated with Crieff 5min drive away. Two donkeys live in a field just next to the house which the kids loved along with the other wildlife. Overall a spacious welcoming home with modern facilities. A return visit is definitely on the cards. A big thank you to John, a total gent from start to finish. Can't recommend highly enough. Colin

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I was born at Trowan Farm and enjoyed a very happy childhood: canoeing, swimming and fishing in the river, exploring the woods, cycling and walking on the farm, playing golf on the many local courses and sailing and water skiing at Loch Earn nearby. It is a beautiful peaceful place where the only sounds are natural and yet the pretty market towns of Crieff and Comrie are only 4 miles away. Local attractions include The Famous Grouse Whisky Distillery, Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, Loch Earn and The Trossachs National Park. There are 3 Munroes within a few miles for the serious walker and many glorious gentler walks: Lady Mary's Walk is one of the prettiest in Scotland: a few minutes walk from the house.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Crieff at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Crieff at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Gleneagles at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : M90 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Crieff at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : Glen Shee at 60 Miles Nearest Beach : St Andrews at 58 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Trowan is a wonderful place for a family holiday. In addition to the farm, the river and the woods, there are lots of child friendly activities nearby.

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, with a host of different species of animals and loads of activities for children and adults, is less than three miles away.

Do it Outdoors is based at Auchingarrich and offers Archery, Bushcraft and Fly Fishing and various adventure activities.

Blair Drummond Safari Park is about 25 miles away.

Loch Earn, 9 miles to the west, offers all sorts of water sports.

Further Details:

Trowan is an excellent setting off point for day trips. Here are a couple of suggestions:

West to Comrie, St Fillans, Lochearnhead and on to Callander and The Trossachs National park.

North from Lochearnhead, over “rest and be thankful” to Killin and western end of Loch Tay.

West over Rannoch Moor towards Glen Coe.

East through Crieff and Gilmerton then North through The Sma’ Glen and on to Amulree, Aberfeldy and the Eastern end of Loch Tay.

Fishing: The house is a couple of hundred yards from the famous River Earn which runs through the farm:

Guest rod lets are available currently for Salmon and Sea Trout @ £25/day February-March, £30/day April-July, £40/day August,£50/day September, £65/day October.

Trout rod letting, as available, is £5 /day. No VAT is applicable.

Equipment hire is currently @ £25 a day.

Tuition and guiding is available currently @ £80 a day.

Trowan Farm is the perfect location for a cycling holiday: with a host of cycling trips, many of which start at the door. On or off-road, family routes and some of the best mountain biking Scotland has to offer are all to be found in the Strathearn valley.

There are many lovely walks locally.

The Farm road and Lady Mary’s Walk: Walk East through the farm for half a mile or so then turn right at the ruined cottage to join the river at Lady Mary’s Walk. Continue east along the River Earn to Crieff. This is one of the prettiest river walks in central Scotland. An alternative route back west passes The Laggan Farm: duration about one hour.


Rental rates

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Rate 13
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New year
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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Changeover Day:
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From the Owner

The Farmhouse has plenty of space for car parking and secure storage for bicycles. It is ideal for cycling, walking, fishing and golfing holidays while the Scottish Ski resorts are close by (Aviemore 2 hrs, Glen Shee, Glen Coe 1.5 hrs) My website gives details of cycle hire locally, fishing tariffs and local walks as well as the best local restaurants and cafes.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The Second Bathroom, next to the main bedroom, with bath and power shower.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom. Has a double bed Second bedroom, with double bed Third "boys' bedroom" has two single beds Fourth bedroom that doubles as a games room has double sofa bed


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

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Trowan has been recently completely refurbished and the accommodation is to a high standard. Outside: Front and back gardens are enclosed with barbeque and garden furniture. Secure storage is available for bicycles. Trowan is a haven of wildlife. There are a family of roe deer living in the overgrown area by the pond in front of the house, with duck, pheasants, rabbits and donkeys! While we love our guests to bring pets, please don’t let them run too wild! Please note: Trowan Farmhouse is on a working farm and farm vehicles travel up and down the lane during planting and harvesting seasons. Up the farm there may be cattle grazing in the winter so please don’t leave gates open. The old farm buildings should not be entered: please observe the No Entry signs. Utility Room: With a washing machine, tumble dryer and towel wardrobe Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. A cleaner can be provided during your stay at extra cost. Other: All the bedrooms have views to the south.

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