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Brewlands Estate - Claypotts


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Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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This property is part of our Scottish Country Cottages collection

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This 18th-century cottage is positioned in a peaceful glen, with fishing available from the garden.

Set on a Highland estate spanning 4500 acres with hills rising to 2500ft, these four holiday properties are situated on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park with a wild flower reserve nearby, and an abundance of wildlife including ospreys and huge herds of deer. For 300 years Cistercian Monks spent half of each year at this peaceful place, making butter and cheese and brewing beer from the pure springs that continue to feed the houses. Delightful 18th-century Clover Cottage is reached from its parking area via a short track across a stream. With its own large garden with views towards the great massif of the Grampians. Claypotts is a charming 18th-century cottage, is in an utterly peaceful glen at the heart of the estate with its own enclosed garden on the banks of the River Isla. Croft End Cottage, a 15th-century cottage lies secluded behind double hedges and is a romantic yet fabulously comfortable place perfect for explorers, lovers and honeymooners. Brewlands Cottage is a 17th-century, cosy, very comfortable property in a lovely riverside location with fishing from the garden and views of high hills and surrounding quiet countryside. There are ancient wild flower meadows with rare wild yellow violets and orchids. Red squirrels live around the gardens and the walls support rare ferns and lichens which grow only in unpolluted places. Walking from the door of each cottage. Excellent golf courses at St Andrews, Carnoustie, Gleneagles and Rosemount. Glenshee ski resort is 35 minutes, as is Pitlochry with its theatre, restaurants and kilt and cashmere shops. An adventure centre 20 minutes away, with pony trekking at Balmoral Estate and many castles and stately homes to visit: Balmoral, Glamis, Blair Atholl, Scone Palace and Braemar. Visit the famous Whisky Trail. Riding centre 6 miles. The oldest tree in Europe is in Fortingall, 1 hour. Shops 12 miles, pub 2 miles.

Living room with cast-iron wood-burning stove. Spacious modern farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with door to garden. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room with power shower and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Washer/dryer
  • Freezer
  • ½-acre enclosed garden with furniture and outdoor games
  • Cycle store
  • Fishing (from garden)
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Wood-burning stove - logs at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating by meter reading
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Bathrobes and toiletries
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Hot tub for 2 (private)
  • Shooting, stalking, ghillie, wildlife Landrover safari, loch and river fishing, guided hill walks and rod hire at costs by arrangement
  • Tennis lessons
  • Cook and bagpiper by arrangement
  • Beauty therapist available by arrangement
  • Collection from airport/station by arrangement
  • Mountain bike hire
  • Catering to any level by arrangement
  • Shopping can be arranged
  • Housekeeping by arrangement at cost
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018
    Claypots is a well equipped cottage situated in a beautiful area. There is a local pub quite nearby, but nearest shop is a few miles away. We enjoyed using the hot tub which was a bonus.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2018
    Nice cottage with some good fun fishing for small brown trout on the adjacent river. Overall the cottage is well equipped and clean with easy access to the Cairngorms etc. While the cottage is on the Brewlands estate be aware that it is actually on a minor public road and vehicles can shoot past the entrance. The practice of charging for electricity on a cottage these days is a bit outdated and the charge should be lost in the rental. There could also be more specific information in the cottage such as specific walks people may enjoy or simple things like a map of the fishing on the river and where the boundaries are. Simon offers a cooking service etc which is great but think offering a few menus which could shape your thinking would be great. Overall we had a great stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. The area is definitely one of our fravourites

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments which are very helpful. It does not sound as though you looked at the folder specifically about walks in the cottage. In it we suggest lots of walks in the immediate area as well as further afield. It also does not sound as though you looked at the fishing section in the main folder or spoke to Craig, our fishing gillie, about all the loch and river possibilities for fishing. For example there are two lochs on the estate where you may fish. Simon discusses what you, the guest, might like to eat then makes menus round that to discuss with you. We believe that you should have that personalised service.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    Claypots was peaceful and had some lovely surroundings, although the pictures do a good job to disguise the ugly outbuildings and to be honest the river is pretty inaccessible from the property. The cottage was tastefully decorated and had a cosy livingroom. The bedrooms and bathrooms were also nice, and the kitchen dinning area was light and spacious. However, the general feeling was that a few things could benefit from an update. Specifically, the dinning table was very shaky and many a cuppa was nearly spilt. The kitchen was a little run down and definitely in need of updating. What did come as a shock was the fact electricity was extra, payable in cash at the end of the week,as was any extra logs used for the burner. We laughed as we spotted a book and calculator to work out our usage? Which was over £100 as the heating and water was on a timer. I really think this needed to be better highlighted when booking and it's the first time I've ever seen this. The hot tub was for two only and when trying to top up the water we found a hose but no way to connect it meaning a few trips with a basin. All in all we had a peaceful week away.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you so much for your comments. We always welcome feedback as it helps us to improve our service to you. Most of our clients regard the eighteenth century stone cottage next door, now used as a cycle store for Claypotts, as charming. The other ancient stone structure, the water house, covers the site of a medieval well. The garden has a secure picket fence to prevent toddlers wandering onto the river bank, which our clients tend to believe is sensible. There is a path directly onto the river bank immediately outside the garden, as you know. We are not sure why you felt unable to take this path as many of our client’s fish for trout from the river in front of the cycle store. The river bank is 3 metres from the car parking area. A two minute walk south from the cottage takes you to that part of the bank where Queen Victoria liked to picnic and where our Highland ponies still like to sun themselves. The kitchen table has been tightened up. Sorry about that but we could have done it for you had you only asked us! The Agency website is absolutely clear about both the hot tub and the fuel. The timers are there for you to adjust the heating and hot water to whatever level you require. £100 is extraordinarily high for this cottage given that it is fully double glazed and insulated to Scandinavian standards, which are higher than those in the UK. We are surprised that this is the first time you have encountered timers for heating and hot water. You must have been very cosy indeed! The hose connects into the tap on the back wall of the cottage 6 metres from the hot tub. Again, if you had asked we could have helped you with any of your queries: We want you to have a happy time and we are there to help.

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8.3 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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