Welcome to the centre of Scotland: Perthshire. It also has a nickname: ''Big County'' or ‘’Shire’’. The reason for the first nickname is that it's a large county. And why is this place so worth visiting? This is because Perthshire is bursting with lush green scenery and rolling hulls. Furthermore, you'll find high mountains in the Southern Highlands, too. Because of its high diversity when it comes to landscape, Perthshire is the perfect place to stay for a well-deserved holiday.
And what if you can stay in Perthshire in a luxurious cottage? In a cottage that’s surrounded by wonderful nature, that suits all your needs and more. Also, did you know that Perthshire has one of Scotland’s most famous golf courses named Gleneagles?
Think about relaxing in a jacuzzi whilst admiring the beautiful scenery.
To make this easier for you, I’ve made a list of the 4 best luxury cottages in Perthshire. Which each of these cottages, you’ll stay in the middle of wonderful nature, and get an ideal starting point for exploring the rest of Perthshire.
Oak tree Cottage
The first one of the best Luxury cottages is the Oak Tree Cottage. Why do I recommend this one? Firstly, it's very close to Dunkeld, which is a lovely town close to the River Tay. And from the cottage, you'll get stunning views of a beautiful hill named Birnam Hill. In case you didn't know, this hill is famed in Shakespeare's Macbeth. He immortalized the oakwoods of the lower slopes. The oak woods are perfect for hiking, too. Anyways, from this hill, you'll get incredible views over Dunkeld, Strath Tay, and Birnam which are surrounding villages. And if you’re a Scotland-lover, you must highly appreciate hills and stunning views.
When we have a look inside the Oak tree Cottage, you can tell it's very well maintained and stylishly furnished and decorated. This cottage has a modern look, and even offers possibilities for alfresco dining (outside dining), whilst you enjoy the wonderful surroundings. You can even tell the atmosphere is romantic in this cottage. You can go to the Oak tree Cottage for parties, with kids, with pets, or with your family. The dining and living rooms are spacious and open, which means that no matter if you're cooking or relaxing on the couch, you can talk to the people around you.
Just have a look at the pictures below. Aren’t you attracted to the elegant atmosphere? The Oak tree Cottage also has a hot tub. Perfect for relaxing your muscles after a day of walking in the highlands, or after taking part in other activities like fishing, golfing, or marvellous walks.
Oak tree Cottage - Pricing
How much does the Oak Tree Cottage cost? The price of this luxury cottage depends on the period and demand. Weekly, the price range is between £3,000 and £5,031. Jan 6th - Feb 10th, Feb 17th – Mar 31st, and Nov 3rd – Dec 15th are the most affordable periods. For the latest prices, please click on the button below.
If you want to stay in Perthshire within your little paradise, then have a look at Ardle Manor. This luxurious Victorian country house is surrounded by a circle of beautiful trees, and you’ll be in the middle of nature overlooking the hills and beautiful countryside. The drive towards Ardle Manor is also an experience on its own, as it’s a drive lined by rhododendrons. When you look at the house, it looks like a scene out of a movie. You will feel like a king or queen here. You can perfectly stay here with your family, or even with friends or your partner for a truly romantic experience. And then when you came home from this holiday, you can't tell you haven't been able to reset your mind.
Anyway, let’s talk about the inside of this luxury house. Once you step into the elegant hallway, you will find an expansive drawing room on one side with an open fire, and a large dining room on the other side with room for 14-16 people. These are the main front rooms. Once you get into this house, you will feel a warm welcome. As if you finally returned home in peace, if that makes sense. The dining room has a lovely atmosphere to eat your favourite food, and there's also a substantial games room. Here you'll also find a magnificent fireplace. You can use this games room for many purposes. It's also perfect for a wedding or a party.
Also, have you ever seen a room with enough sofas to relax with a group of 17 people? Well, that’s in the drawing room of Ardle Manor.
You can say that this Victorian house wouldn't be complete without fire, as there's also an open fire in the front-facing dining room. And the old prints, family portraits, and swag curtains couldn't be missed as well. If you truly want something unique, in an area that feels like it's completely yours (as you're the only wonderful house in the area), then this Ardle Manor is something for you.
Ardle Manor – Pricing
How much does Ardle Manor cost? The price of this luxury house depends on the period and demand. Weekly, the price range is between £2,831 and £5,590. Nov 9th – Dec 21st is the most affordable period. For the latest prices, please click on the button below.
How does it sound to enjoy your holiday in Perthshire on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park? This property also maintains the character of the era with fabulous wood-panelled rooms and wide-open hallways. This property is called an Edwardian property, meaning it has a simple design, with spacious rooms and high ceilings. Easter Lodge is the perfect house for family gatherings or group parties. I’d highly recommend choosing the Easter Lodge if you want something unique in Perthshire, that’s an ideal starting point for exploring the rest of the area including the adjoining Cairngorm National Park.
What is the Cairngorm National Park? This park covers an area of about 4.5 thousand square kilometres. It's so popular, because it's an awesome place for hiking, and outdoor activities (including seasonal skiing), and an area to spot wildlife. And if you want to play some golf, you can go to the nearby strath named Strathmore. This area is home to top-class golf courses, so you don't want to miss this. Besides, Strathmore is beautiful as well as it runs from northeast to southwest between the Sidlaws and Grampian mountains.
You can tell Easter Lodge is made for special occasions, as there are three large reception rooms as well. Furthermore, there’s a drawing room with an open fire, a large games room that’s of course wood-panelled (remember, it's an Edwardian property), a large seating area which is perfect for enjoying Scottish reels, and a dining room with large windows. From these windows, you look at the hills and lawns surrounding the area. This dining room has space for up to 20 guests.
And did I mention you can cook in a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen? I honestly think you’ll get the most impressive experience as soon as you walk into the grand entrance hall, where you’ll immediately see the decorative wood panelling.
Easter Lodge – Pricing
How much does Ardle Manor cost? The price of this luxury house depends on the period and demand. Weekly, the price range is between £4,354 and £6,988. Nov 9th – Dec 20st, Jan 7th – Feb 11th, Mar 4th – Apr 1st, and Nov 1st – Dec 19th are the most affordable periods.
How does it sound to stay in an elegant Georgian mansion house? Well, welcome to this Blairgowrie house. It will bring you vibes of the 13th century due to the stone spiral staircase at the core of the building. No matter if you wish to stay here during summer, winter, or in between – this luxury cottage has it all. There's a swimming pool outside that's heated between June and August. But if you're not planning to make use of this, you will definitely enjoy your time in this house. Think about a large kitchen on two levels at the rear of the house. One is for cooking, and one for breakfast.
In the kitchen, you'll get all the tools you possibly need as a chef. So amazing dinners are guaranteed. The dining room is a nice place to be as well, as it's long and elegant. From there, you'll get views on the main low as well. Furthermore, there are exciting rooms within the Blairgowrie house. Think about a sitting room with comfortable seating and a TV, and a games room with a full-size snooker table. Every single bedroom is different in design, which makes you feel like you’re in a complete different house.
Blairgowrie House has room for up to twenty-four guests. Ideal for bringing your whole family, or coming here with a group of friends. Or if you want a romantic stay in a big, luxury home, then I'd say go ahead.
Blairgowrie House – Pricing
How much does Blairgowrie House cost? The price of this luxury house depends on the period and demand. Weekly, the price range is between £4,945 and £6,090. The most affordable periods are Nov 23rd – Dec 19th, Jan 6th – May 31st, and Sep 1st – Dec 18th. For the latest prices, please click on the button below.
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