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Merlin Cottage - Crieff

Crieff, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Pretty Georgian cottage
  • Beautiful shared landscaped garden
  • Variety of sleeping arrangements for a multi-generational party
  • Can be booked together with neighbouring property to accommodate 12 guests
  • A few minutes' walk from Crieff town centre
  • Take a tour of The Glenturret Distillery 1 mile from the property
Property code: CA235

Only a short walk from the amenities at Crieff, and with a large shared garden, this delightful Georgian property is a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family.

Set in the beautiful region of Perthshire, this charming Georgian holiday home comfortably sleeps eight guests across five bedrooms, and is within walking distance of wonderful shops and amenities in the vibrant town centre of Crieff, popular with foodies and walkers, with independent shops and cafes to enjoy too. Surrounded by a large garden, your holiday home is the ideal place to stay for intimate family gatherings and relaxed group reunions. And if you’re travelling with additional guests, the neighbouring property can also be booked so you can all enjoy special occasions together. If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic treat, the surrounding region begs to be explored; enjoy country walks right from your doorstep, and discover the beautiful and rugged scenery of The Trossachs; or head north to highland Perthshire where you’ll find majestic castles, fine distilleries, and a walker's paradise of hills and woodlands. There’s simply nae limits when it comes to exploring this spectacular region of Alba.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll enjoy the quirky charms of this welcoming property with its colourful exterior doors and variety of window frames, refurbished interiors and period feature fireplaces, designed to make this holiday home all the more comfortable for guests.

After long days out, relax in the bright and airy living room with the company of friends and enjoy films on the TV and DVD player, while eager chefs in your party conjure up delicious feasts to serve at the large table in the dining room. The stylish kitchen is fully-equipped with high-end appliances making mealtimes a breeze. There’s also the convenience of a single bedroom and a WC on the ground floor.

When bedtime calls, there’s four cosy bedrooms upstairs with beautiful wooden-framed beds - a double with garden views, a twin, a bunk room and a single bedroom - plus a stylish family bathroom, all made for the most perfect of slumbers. There’s also a full-size cot for a wee bairn.

Outside, there’s an enclosed gravel courtyard and pretty shared garden with beautiful planting, floral beauty, and a bonnie garden pond (please be mindful of young children). Enjoy evenings under the stars and dining alfresco in the seated BBQ patio area. The connected neighbouring property can also be booked to accommodate further guests, and there’s an interconnecting door which can be used with this arrangement. There’s a food shop, pub, eateries and leisure amenities nearby in Crieff (0.5 miles).

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

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twins (1 with bunk beds accessed via a few steps), 2 singles
  • 1 Bathroom - 1 bathroom with bath, shower, and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Cot available
  • Shared garden – enclosed lawn
  • Regret no dogs
  • 0.5 miles from shops, restaurants, and pubs
  • Can be booked together with neighbouring property CA168 to accommodate 12 guests. Please note that when both cottages are rented together guests can go between the two via an inter-connecting door

Perfectly placed near the market town of Crieff, this is the ideal place for foodies and outdoor enthusiasts. For a relaxed star, pack a picnic and head to the local MacRosty Park (1 mile) where there's a Victorian bandstand, designated picnic areas and easy ambling trails, all surrounded by magnificent conifers - the ideal spot to plan great outdoor adventures. Keen mountain hikers will want to bag a Munro and the nearest is lofty Ben Chonzie (14 miles); golfers can tee off at Crieff golf club (0.5 miles), or world-renowned Gleneagles golf course (10 miles), and there's horse riding available within walking distance of the property. Navigate natural mountain bike trails through the Strathearn valley at Comrie Croft Bike Trails (4.5 miles) which caters for all abilities, enjoy guided running through Strathearn's mountain landscape with Adventure Running Scotland (4.5 miles), or enjoy spa pampering in resplendent surroundings at Crieff's Victorian spa (0.5 miles). Further indulgence can be enjoyed by foodies at Gleneagles Michelin-star restaurant (10 miles). For more down to earth foodie moments, there's a wonderful array of produce to source in Crieff, or in the lively ‘lang toon' of Auchterarder (9.5 miles). For bigger shopping sprees, or a wee bit of fishing, head for the bonnie banks of the River Tay in Perth (19 miles).

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Dr Dodds December 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at Merlin Cottage - it is a lovely place with beautiful gardens (luckily we had the weather to enjoy them). I loved the cottage, it is really quaint it's like walking into a home from the Jane Austen era but with all the mod cons. It's only a few minutes walk from the town centre and MacRosty park which is great for the cRead morehildren. The only thing I would say is that - it does sleep 8 but there is only one double bed and two of the bedrooms are single rooms so maybe not suit people who don't want to sleep apart. It wasn't a problem for our party as one couple could only stay one night but I thought I would point it out. Crieff has lovely wee coffee shops with good service and friendly staff. We particularly enjoy the Tower for dinner as the food was excellent. The local co-op had everything you needed and was surprisingly competitive. We enjoyed it so much I tried to re-book the cottage for July but unfortunately the week we wanted was unavailable :-( Hide

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