Hidden at the end of a private, country lane is this charming Gardener’s Cottage on a Scottish, castle estate. Surrounded by secluded, farmland pastures and gentle, rolling hills, it is a captivating place just a few miles from Creiff. Indulge in hearty country walks amongst the stunning Perthshire landscapes, or fascinating tours of the areas rich, cultural heritage. With grand castle turrets and wild woodland valleys, this is a magical backdrop for a romantic holiday.
The traditional, stone cottage was built in 1874 and is nestled on the edge of the ancient Monzie Castle Estate which contains a number of self-catering cottages. Now expertly restored and beautifully finished, you can relax and unwind in complete and utter comfort. Its interiors ooze with a contemporary, country style and feature warm colours, soft fabrics and floral touches. Characterful antique furniture adorns the spacious rooms and has been lovingly repaired by local craftsmen.
The cosy living room has a classic grandeur with high ceilings, sash windows and rustic floorboards. Relax in the vintage armchair or on the sumptuous purple sofas, before lighting the open fire and curling up with a loved one. In the modern farmhouse kitchen you’ll find a myriad of goodies, including a range cooker, homemade treats and all sorts of baking extras. Whip up a decadent afternoon tea or a delicious evening feast, before digging out the board games and playing long into the evening.
Upstairs, you’ll find two lovely double bedrooms that have distinctive original features and a soothing colour scheme. Look out for the aged wooden bedstead or for the old fireplace or for the quaint floral throws and designer cushions. The master double also has its own en-suite bathroom complete with deluxe fittings and fluffy bathrobes.
When you’re ready to head out and explore the local area, throw on your walking boots and prepare for adventure. Hike across the flourishing valley and uncover its magnificent nature trails, stopping off to watch the interesting wildlife hidden along the way. Herds of local cattle can be seen grazing the endless fields, while prancing deer and swooping birds flit amongst the scenes. The market town of Crieff is also just four miles away and is brimming with independent shops and boutique art galleries. Enjoy the local inns and restaurants or beautiful river walks, before becoming king of the castle with a guided castle tour.