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Merlin Cottage
(11 reviews)
From £500 per week
Sleeps 8
5 bedrooms
1 double, 2 singles, 2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£850£255
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£695£210
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£600£180
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£600£180
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£500£150
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£530£160
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£895£270
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£895£270
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£530£160
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£500£150
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£600£180
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£600£180
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£695£210
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£695£210
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£850£255
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£695£210
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£600£180
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£600£180
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£500£150
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£530£160
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£895£270
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£895£270


Merlin Cottage is a charming Georgian property situated within a few minutes walk of Crieff town centre, and yet, surrounded a wonderful large garden, it is truly a haven for rest and relaxation.

This delightful self-catering holiday cottage in Perthshire has been completely refurbished to provide fantastic accommodation that is of the highest standard with quality furnishings and tasteful décor. A comfortable and bright sitting room, a large dining room with table that can comfortably seat eight, and a fully equipped kitchen with top of the range appliances make this the dream location for a holiday whether it is for groups of friends and families or smaller parties. The bedrooms are all bright, fresh and comfortable, and the master bedroom enjoys a view over the beautifully landscaped gardens.

Merlin Cottage, although completely private, is attached to Hawkshaw House which can accommodate a further eight guests. When both cottages are rented together guests can go between the two via an inter connecting door.

Crieff is ideally situated for touring Scotland with Edinburgh and Glasgow both within an hour's drive and the Fair City of Perth only 30 minutes drive, making Merlin Cottage the perfect base to explore. Enjoy the beautiful and rugged scenery of The Trossachs or head north to highland Perthshire with its castles, distilleries, hills and woodlands. Walkers of all levels will enjoy the Crieff area with lots of scenic low level walks in addition to the many Munros within easy reach including locally Ben Chonzie. Golfers will also love the area with Gleneagles 15 minutes away and the championship courses at Carnoustie and St Andrews only an hour and a half's drive. With fishing, shooting, water sports and cycling all available locally, this is a wonderful area to enjoy the outdoor life, or enjoy wandering round the bustling town of Crieff with its wide variety of shop and attractions.

Also available is Hawkshaw which rented together with Merlin Cottage will sleep up to 12.



Ground floor:

Hall, sitting room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, single bedroom, WC with WHB.

First floor:

Double bedroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom, bedroom with bunk beds, family bathroom with bath, WC, WHB and shower.


  • Crieff town centre with large variety of shops, cafés, restaurants, and pubs only a few minutes walk.
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric oven
  • Electricity included
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Gas hob
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Shared garden
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Reviews

    (11 reviews)
    Merlin Cottage reviews
    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 children. 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 :-(
    Dr Dodds - December 2018
    We did enjoy our week at Merlin Cottage! It's near nice walking trails and the Famous Grouse Distillery is also at a walking distance from the house.... it's a comfortable house, very clean and well kept. It has a lovely garden, but we couldn't enjoy it due to the weather.
    Ms Arribas - July 2017
    Merlin Cottage is an absolute gem. The only problem for a house this size is that there is only one shower. With 2 teenage girls in the party of 5 an awful lot of time was spent "getting ready". (They also managed to max out the Wi-Fi on the first day). The house itself is in excellent condition and well-equipped. An easy 5 - 10 minute walk gets you to a host of bars, restaurants and shops - including a supermarket. As noted in other reviews the garden is beautiful and the cottage well-situated for day trips in any direction. Note the owners are allergic to animals so definitely not pet friendly.
    Mr Todd - June 2017
    Really enjoyed our time at Merlin - mam, dad and 3 teenage boys. All had a great time. The house is really well looked after, with no shortage of everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Beds very comfortable, and plenty of them!! Crieff is a nice town, some great restaurants and pubs, and some quaint little shops and boutiques. The tour of Glenturret Distillery is well worth it. And within striking distance of all major cities and attractions. Well worth a booking!
    Mr James - August 2013
    Merlin cottage is a gem !The house and gardens are so beautiful. We had a fantasic week and would recommend it to everyone. Crieff has lots of interesing shops/cafes and is a good centre for visting Perthshire. Can't wait for a return visit.
    Mrs Watson - July 2012
    We had a lovely holiday at Merlin Cottage. We particularly enjoyed the garden - our children spent every possible minute playing in it, and really liked the tadpoles and swing. Lady Mary's walk by the river and MacRosty's park just down the hill were also fabulous. We would recommend Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre as a great day out for under tens, and Nae Limits for a great day out rafting down river (for over eights).
    Ms Doherty - July 2012
    Merlin cottage is delightfully charming! We had driven all the way from London but felt immediately refreshed upon entering the cottage. We were pleasantly surprised by how spacious the cottage was, it felt more like a large family home! The cottage was furnished and equipped to a very high standard, with care taken for myriad needs of the guests. The children were ecstatic at finding a selection of their favourite DVDs in the lounge and also many board games. The garden was large and beautifully landscaped, with a fish pond on one side; the children couldn't get enough of the swing hanging from one of the trees. During our stay we met the owner and the manager , who were very warm and helpful. At the managers enthusiastic suggestion we did Lady Mary's walk and absolutely loved it as it took us along river Earn and then through farms where we spotted wild deer and rabbits. The Crieff high street has its fair share of hidden gems. We quite liked visiting the Loft and eating at No 24. Crieff is beautifully situated for touring Scotland as Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Loch Lomond and Fort William are all accessible for day trips.
    Mr Abbasi - June 2012
    Very well furnished and equipped, this property provided a fabulous location for a New Year break with friends. Would highly recommend. Spacious garden,with football goals,tabl tennis and goldfish pond was a wonderful play area for children. Very close to town centre and playpark.
    Mrs Anderson - December 2011
    Mr Kuruganeiti - August 2011
    Merlin Cottage was a good place to stay with a young family. Spacious and homely. Good number of bedrooms. Nice, large garden. Well situated for visiting many attractions. The kitchen could have been better stocked with cooking utensils and pans/bowls etc.
    Mrs Cummins - October 2010
    A fabulous cottage. Delighted with everything. Extremely helpful owners. Gardens magnificent - a wonderful surprise. We had no idea they would be so beautiful.
    Dr Akca - July 2010