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The Workshop - Alyth

Alyth, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy holiday home ideal for families or large groups
  • Abundance of scenic walks from your doorstep
  • Set in the heart of a historic town in East Perthshire
  • Atmospheric multi-fuelled stove for chilly evenings
  • Homely touches provided by the owners
  • Local pub and shops within walking distance
Property code: CA378

Comfortable and inviting, this delightful property is set in the heart of a small Perthshire town with breathtaking surroundings.

Located in the historic Perthshire town of Alyth, this pretty little cottage has been lovingly converted to offer light and spacious accommodation and a very warm welcome. Alyth is an ancient and picturesque town situated on a burn and watched over by the Hill of Alyth. Home to the Alyth Den this area is a walker’s paradise, offering an array of routes over hills, along rivers and through forests steeped in wildlife.

Situated by the burn you will be able to hear the tranquil sound of water running through the town whilst enjoying breakfast in the garden. Inside, this spacious but cosy property has a warm cottage-style feel to it due to the thoughtful details that have gone into designing the wooden flooring and doors, the wood burner with its slate hearth and the open timber staircase.

On entering the cottage a stable door leads you into the large lounge/ dining area with a woodburner that is arranged over a split-level. This room is bright and homely due to two sets of patio doors leading out to the courtyard garden, making this the ideal space for friends and family to get together. The kitchen, utility room and cloakroom with WC are also on the ground floor. The cute cottage style stairs take you up to the landing area, reading corner and the three bedrooms. The family bathroom is also situated on this floor.

The enclosed courtyard garden with seating is private and can be accessed through the patio doors from the lounge/dining area, making it easy to dine alfresco whilst listening to the surrounding wildlife and the flowing waters of the burn.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room and 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven, fridge, microwave
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Multi-fuel stove – starter pack of fuel included
  • TV/DVD with Freeview, iPod dock and radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private garden
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, roadside parking also available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and bakery within 1 mile
  • Regret not children under the age of 5 years old, due to the open timber stairs

The town of Alyth is steeped in history and is situated on the edge of the Perthshire moorlands, dating back to at least the 11th century. Its stunning Parish Church built in 1839, is one of the most striking landmarks in this pretty little town with its spire that can be seen from miles around. The Forest of Alyth which lies on the southern slopes of the surrounding hills, offers fantastic walking trails and paths along with The Hill of Alyth which stands protecting the town.

Blairgowrie is situated 5 miles south west of Alyth and is one of the largest towns in Perthshire, offering a wide choice of things to see and do. Follow the winding river Ericht to Cargill's Leap, a point on the river Donald Cargill, famously jumped from in the past to escape Government troops. For those who love nature, Rae Loch lies 1.5 miles west of Blairgowrie. This freshwater loch is designated as a wildlife reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

To the north of Alyth lie the spectacular Cairngorm mountains (20 miles) which if you are staying in this area of Perthshire are a highly recommended visit. Raw natural landscapes offer some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland as well as outdoor pursuits for those who are feeling more adventurous.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jean 15th August 2020

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Great location. Lovely cottage near to shops and local amenities. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped with everything one could need. Jackie the caretaker gave us a lovely welcome and is very helpful and knowledgeable and can recommend places to visit in the local area. We have stayed in this property 12 times now and always look forwRead moreard to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 8th August 2020

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I booked this up a year ago, and to be honest the pictures do not do the property justice - it is so much nicer than I expected. There is everything in the property that you could possibly need. We had read reviews that there wasn't a lot of outdoor space, but there was enough outdoor space for 5 of us and there is a park nearby. The property is riRead moreght next to Alyth's recycling area, but we didn't notice the noise after a day or two. We would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 18th July 2020

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Reviewed by Billy 11th July 2020

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The cottage is nice, comfortable and covid friendly. We met the owner Jackie who was nice. The location is handy for the village and there is some nice walks within Alyth which are dog friendly. All in all, it was good to get away and the local people were nice

Reviewed by Rita 29th February 2020

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Reviewed by Shona 1st February 2020

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Reviewed by Kathy 17th January 2020

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Great place to tour around, lovely town with a friendly atmosphere, useful shops and an interesting history. The house is well stocked with everything you need, just bring your groceries and wine. Comfortable through out, plenty of space, clean and great welcome and contact with manager. Couldn't have asked for more. Saw red squirrels, partridges, Read moreFrench partridges, stags Hinds, eagles, kestrals, buzzards, hares grouse and lots of pheasants, saw site were beavers where active and much more Hide

Reviewed by Alison 9th November 2019

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Reviewed by Mr Sharpe July 2019

Lovely spacious cottage with everything you could want away from home. And a friendly welcome from Jackie. Friendly village with pubs, serving food all within walking distance, the Lossett Inn was the best. Small supermarket and good butchers in village plus coffee shop. Loved the fantastic scenery looking out from the Queens View at Loch Tummel. TRead morehe beach at Lunan bay is amazing, it's a huge with lovely soft sand. Dunkeld is a pretty village with plenty of places to eat. St Andrews is worth the visit, the castle and cathedral. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Rogerson June 2019

This was a lovely, welcoming and spacious house with everything we needed, and more besides. The small homely touches like providing tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and sweeties and condiments were appreciated, even tin foil, cling film, etc. All cleaning products and cloths were provided. It was just like being in someone's well-kitted home. We actuaRead morelly took nothing but food with us and we needed to buy nothing extraneous. It was very clean as well. There are only three comments we would make. One is the lack of curtains downstairs. We felt very vulnerable in the evenings with the lights on (and nets do not give privacy). As a result, we closed the high gates (one is extremely heavy to lift to lock) but this didn't provide the privacy and cosiness we would have liked. So, apart from needing them all year round, I'm sure they would be much appreciated in winter when the log burner is going. The second one is the lack of an outside area to relax in when it's sunny. As a result, there were no loungers and the bench table was in the shade in the evenings. Thirdly, the proximity to the recycling area is unfortunate resulting in noise late in the evening and early morning with bottles being tossed in. Hide

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Location

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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.

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With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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