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New Alyth, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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Golf, walking and riding can be enjoyed from this holiday apartment, set in 2 acres of grounds with a pond.

Cairns is an attractive, spacious, detached, single-storey holiday property situated in 2 acres including an orchard of plum and apple trees. There is a large private trout pond, which guests can catch their supper (rods provided) and fishing is also available at a private stretch of the River Isla. It lies in a quiet and rural location with panoramic views of the Vale of Strathmore and local countryside just outside of the village of Alyth in beautiful Perthshire. The perfect location in which to relax, unwind and enjoy the views or stroll through the garden, where peacocks may wander. This is an ideal area for riding and hill walking, with the Cateran Trail close by. For the more adventurous, there is a selection of munro mountains including Ben Vrackie, Beinn a’Ghlo and Glas Tulaichean in the area. Golfers will be just 2 miles from Glenisla Golf Course and five 18-hole and two 9-hole courses all within easy driving distance, including the championship Rosemount course at Blairgowrie Golf Club. Further afield, the world famous courses at Gleneagles, and the historic St Andrews Links, are both 40 miles distant. There are many castles, stately homes and gardens nearby, including Glamis and Scone Palace. Winter skiing is available at Glenshee Ski Centre just 30 miles away. During the season, guests may pick their fruit for the table free of charge. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Two steps to entrance. Large living/dining room with open fire, pond views, wooden floor and patio doors. Large kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking), breakfast area, wooden floor, leading to conservatory with TV, loch views and patio doors. Pantry. Utility. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft zip & link beds (can be twin by prior arr). Twin bedroom. Bathroom, separate shower cubicle, toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Gas, electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Two smart TVs (one Freeview)
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod/USB dock with Bluetooth speakers
  • Gas/electric range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large ¾-acre lawned garden with patio, orchards and furniture
  • 2-acre grounds
  • Gas barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Hot tub (£30per week, £20 per short break)
  • Fishing available on-site (rods provided)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Fenced pond and sloping banks in garden, 2 or 3 steps to patio in places

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/02/2019
    Our stay was excellent, cottage was well equiped, clean and we loved every minute of our stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2018
    We were attending a conference nearby so it wasn't a standard holiday but we loved Cairns, particularly the amount of public space in the house and managed to make use of the hot tub twice, once in the dark and once at sunrise - very enjoyable. We all hope to come back some day, either together as friends or individually with our respective families. Haven't commented on local amenities as we didn't investigate them apart from the local Chinese carry out (menu in Cairns) which was very good (but I don't think does deliveries)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    The cottage was wonderful; clean, spacious, well equipped and in a great location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    Lovely spacious house with great outdoor space and spectacular views. Ideal for visiting Angus glens and Dundee. Especially loved the big open fire and hot tub

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2018
    This cottage is absolutley fantastic. It is ideal for families with children as there is lots of out door space, with swings, climbing frame and lots of games for all ages. The views are spectacular! The cottage is spotless, spacious and very well equiped. Sitting in the hot tub of an evening looking out at the countryside was blissfull. My dog loved running round the huge garden. You need to stay in this cottage as the pictures dont do it justice. We will be back!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    Such an idyllic location, comfy, well equipped nice and relaxed week. Also very close to towns and cities for day trips out, would definitely recommend and would hope to go back there very soon 😀

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2018
    I loved the cairns. If you want peace and quiet the cairns is the place to go. The only reason I did not give it a ten was because the grass was cut 4 times while we were there and I nearly got caught in the bathroom by the man who used to come every day to water the tomatoes round the back. But that aside it a lovely wee cottage lots of garden swings for the kids a safe field behind the cottage for them to play in. Not forgetting the hot tub which was serviced every day and was spotless. I have grand children and would have no hesitation to recommend the cairns as a place to go.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2018
    This was our 2nd stay at Cairns and once again beautiful location and the views overlooking the trout pond were fantastic. Everything you need is very close to Cairns in Blairgowrie and Alyth but you would think you were the only ones for miles once back at Cairns. Three well sized bedrooms and two bathrooms so no one in each other's way with also a large living room and dining room space for everyone. It does say that you can fish for trout using the rods provided but unfortunately they were broken. The only one very small moan I would have is I know the bungalow and garden are large and hard to maintenance when Cairns is always occupied but I think the gardener should only really come once in a week come to do the gardening even tho discreet it feels slightly evasion of privacy. But it won't stop us going back next year. Denisa thanks for all your help again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/03/2018
    Brilliant home for a mini break with the dog! 6 adults and a black lab had a fantastic time. Home is huge, plenty of space that you are not on top of each other. Great view over the pond in front of house, hot tub and wood burning stove. Whats not to like?

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2018
    Lovely spacious Cottage with gorgeous views, will definitely return.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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