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Hawkshaw

Crieff, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Elegant listed Georgian property with original features throughout
  • Spacious reception rooms with high ceilings and plenty of natural light
  • Beautiful gardens with lawns, a summerhouse and spring
  • Stunning views across to the Strathearn Hills
  • Located in the centre of Crieff, ideally placed for touring Perthshire
  • Can be booked together with Merlin Cottage to sleep 12 in total
Property code: CA168

Celebrate special occasions in this opulent Georgian home, an ideal base for exploring Crieff, Perthshire and beyond.

This stunningly elegant Georgian home is light and spacious and full of period features. Outside, the beautiful garden affords fantastic views over the countryside, and the interesting shops and restaurants in the town centre are just a short walk away. Sleeping six, it is the ideal property for a stylish break in the bustling market town of Crieff.

Immaculate throughout, the house is decorated in pale yellows, whites and blues that complement the thoughtfully selected oak furniture. The high ceilings and beautiful arched windows create a wonderful feeling of light and space, and the vintage rugs on the parquet floor add to the luxurious ambience.

Going up the few steps into this pretty blue and white property, you enter the house to be greeted by a superb hallway, lit by a stunning arched window, with a shining parquet floor and a beautifully carved wooden bannister along the elegant staircase. Leading from the hallway is the equally delightful sitting room with its elegant, pale yellow décor and carefully chosen ornaments. Sink back into one of the large comfortable sofas and enjoy the view through the beautiful windows or get together in the evening for some good conversation over a bottle of wine. Moving next door, you come to the smart, well-equipped kitchen with its beautifully hand-crafted oak units, and adjacent breakfast room – the ideal spot for a relaxed start to the day. For more formal dining, the splendid dining room is perfect for a celebratory meal. Flooded with light by the tall Georgian windows and with a sumptuous rug underfoot, it is a wonderful space to socialise and create memories.

Heading upstairs, the beautiful staircase leads up to the three lovely bedrooms on the first floor. The double bedroom is a blissful haven in blue and white with an en-suite shower room. Next door are two charming twin rooms, both with fresh, crisp bed linen to ensure a good night’s sleep. There is also a large, luxurious family bathroom, with a bath and separate shower, hand basin and WC.

Stroll outside with a drink and savour the beautifully maintained gardens. Horticulturalists will appreciate the flourishing borders and neatly clipped hedges around the lush green lawn. There is private parking available for several cars.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 en-suite double and 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 ensuite shower room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and washing machine
  • TV with DVD
  • Wi-Fi and computer available
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Gas and electric included
  • Flame effect gas fires
  • Shared garden
  • Can be booked together with neighbouring Merlin Cottage (CA235) to accommodate 12 guests in total - when both cottages are rented together guests can go between the two via an interconnecting door.
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 1 mile

Situated in the town of Crieff in the heart of Perthshire, the property is ideally located for both walking into the town and also exploring further afield. Crieff offers a superb choice of bars, restaurants and cafes and is also home to a large number of interesting shops selling arts and crafts, speciality food, gifts and clothing. The Caithness Glass Factory at the Crieff Visitors Centre offers a fascinating insight into decorative glass making.

Just 1 mile north of the town is the Glenturret Distillery, Scotland's oldest working distillery. Whisky lovers will enjoy one of the many tours on offer, during which you can learn how the single malt is made and enjoy some tastings.

There are plenty of walking opportunities of the gentler variety in the area. The River Earn flows picturesquely through the town and leads to the pretty village of Muthill (5 miles) from where you can catch a bus back.

Heading south, Drummond Castle Gardens (4 miles) are well worth a visit. Take a stroll around these spectacular gardens, taking in the fantastic formal garden, the beautiful river that winds through the estate, the impressive tree-lined avenue and the superb conifer plantings.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Sullivan May 2019

This house is stunning, and I loved living there for a week. It's so close to the town and the local walks. I would advise anyone going to park on Gordon road and use that entrance, as the driveway is difficult to exit from. The family was very friendly, and towels and kitchen bits are provided for. I enjoyed having dinner in the gorgeous dining roRead moreom and looking out at the Scottish highlands beyond. The home is well cared for, and can easily house a large group. Highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Dunbar October 2018

Great location, stunning views, lovely big rooms,spotlessly clean. 2 minute walk to town centre easy parking this house ticked all the box`s for us.

Reviewed by Mrs Egan October 2018

Hawkshaw is an elegant house which feels like home the minute you walk over the threshold! It is within easy walking distance of Crieff town centre for shopping and eating out. It has a great supply of books & board games and a beautiful garden. I look forward to returning next year - and to introducing yet more friends to the pleasures of the propRead moreerty! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Harvey March 2018

Hawkshaw is a big well equipped house with, an equally big & beautiful garden c/w tree swing, table tennis, footie goals etc which was all great for the kids. The house itself has loads of space, lovely decor, and is very cosy (once our first night heating issue was resolved) & it is certainly a little bit quirky. Willie the contact (& owners fatheRead morer) was very helpful, knowledgeable and great to have around if needed. he was always available on the end of the phone & very response especially over the heating glitch on first night. Having other neighbours (note the garden is shared) was great and we hardly heard them (apart from when the kids chatted through the locked adjoining door!!!) & all the kids played so well together in the garden. This setup was initially a slight concern (on booking), but turned out not to be an issue. There is loads to do locally the Macrosty Park is within a few mins walk, Lady Mary Walk (Crieff) & The Hermitage (Dunkeld) are both lovely walks, the Falls of Dochart (Killin), Perth (for shopping, swimming, cinema etc), Kenmore (kids park etc), Comrie Croft (lovely caf) & Auchingarroch Wildlife Parkto name just a few' things. There are plenty of places to eat nearby we tried the Central chippy, New China Chinese, Plan B & the Tower pub (twice!) all good. And Reids Bistro in Perth was great for lunch. There are very few negatives for the property - we had an issue with the heating on the first night (& it was very cold) but it seemed to resolve itself the following morning before the local plumber appeared (great service from Willie even though it was the Easter weekend). We had some difficulty in finding common terrestrial channels on the TV (rather random numbering/system). The twin room opposite the bathroom, would benefit from a seat, possibly beside the window. The twin beds in that room seemed a bit narrow to us, so maybe more suitable for kids, than elderly grandparents as was the case for us?? The kitchen was a bit dark, although one light was out which we forgot to report as faulty, so that would likely help fix that issue quite easily. These are minor grumbles and more a few suggestions to improve things a little. Quite a number of eating places seem to close locally on a Tuesday night??? and we struggled to get a table that night, so maybe best to plan ahead and book if out on a Tuesday. Disappointingly the Crieff Visitors Centre main attraction (glass factory demo) was closed the week we visited (not really advertised too well until there as far as we could see). Overall it's a fabulous property and one that we would highly recommend in a great location/area. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

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