The Old Manse is a delightful 18th-century house lying in the tiny hamlet of Monzie, just 3 miles north of Crieff. Surrounded by the glorious Perthshire countryside, this large rural holiday cottage with a hot tub is an idyllic spot and ideally located to explore much of Scotland. It's a very spacious house so perfect for a weekend gathering of family or friends to celebrate a special occasion or for a more extended holiday.
Perthshire itself offers stunning scenery and a wide variety of things to do. The surrounding hills, glens and lochs provide interesting walks (lots from the doorstep), cycling (on and off-road), hill climbing, water sports fishing. There are lots of excellent golf courses nearby, including a championship 18 hole course in Crieff, and Gleneagles is just 12 miles away. Stirling (with its magnificent castle) is only 40 minutes away, and all the many attractions of Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily reached by train or car.
Crieff has a good range of restaurants and cafes, as well as the oldest distillery in Scotland at Glenturret. There are lots of fabulous castles, historic homes and gardens in the area to visit too. Wildlife is everywhere: red kites, sea eagles, ospreys, golden eagles (if you are lucky!), lapwings, oystercatchers, magnificent skeins of geese, red squirrels, otters and deer.
Or you may prefer just to relax at the Old Manse: perhaps playing a game of croquet, unwinding in the garden admiring the views (best witnessed from the hot tub!) or putting your feet up in front of the fire!
On the ground floor is the enormous kitchen which has a 4-door Aga, American-style fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, microwave, dishwasher and lots of crockery and cooking utensils. There is a large wooden table and at the far end, a sofa and TV and DVD player. aundry room (with WC off) houses a washing machine. A conservatory leads off the kitchen. It's a great place to relax in if the weather isn't warm enough to sit outside.
Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with a large ensuite shower-room (perfect for the less mobile) and it has doors leading out to the garden. The dining hall has a dining room table and a piano (very out of tune though!) and there is another WC too. The charming sitting room has an open fire and superb views to the south.
Upstairs is a large bedroom with a super-king bed, fitted wardrobe and ensuite shower room; a smaller twin bedroom; a double bedroom with ensuite shower room; a very large bedroom with basin and four single beds. The family bathroom has a shower over the pear-shaped bath and a separate WC.
Externally, The Old Manse has lots of space for parking. The large garden is fully enclosed so your children and dogs can play safely outside. Children will love the large trampoline and a variety of garden games.
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