Moulinalmond Cottage has a very well-equipped kitchen, with attractive pine features, and the sitting room has a welcoming solid fuel stove. The French windows lead to a suntrap sitting area and courtyard.
There is a double bedroom and a twin bed room, both en suite. Recently decorated and comfortably furnished, Moulinalmond Cottage is a totally independent wing of a large mid-nineteenth century country house.
Moulinalmond Cottage's grounds has wonderful views across the river Almond, and the sound of the river can be heard quite clearly. The grounds are laid out with many specimen trees, and you have the exclusive use of an enclosed Victorian Garden to relax in, with lawns, rose arches, and fruit trees - the perfect place for a picnic, a quiet read, or just a snooze in the sun.
The property is adjacent to the ancient and historic Methven Wood, where William Wallace and Robert the Bruce both fought battles in the Scottish Wars of Independence.
The house has 14 acres of stunning grounds as well as access to Methven Wood - an ancient oak woodland which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The gardens are typical of a Victorian country house with fine specimen trees, a walled kitchen garden, various flower and shrub beds, and sweeping, extensive lawns. There are two paddocks either side of the property with grazing horses, sheep and cattle, while the north end of the grounds provide a wonderful vista up the River Almond with cliffs and woodland on either side.
The trees and policies (an old Scots word for an amenity woodland around a house), are perhaps the finest features. There is a magnificent beech avenue lining the entrance drive way, which was originally planted nearly 200 years ago along the ornamental east drive to the Castle. There are also specimen Douglas firs, maples, silver firs, Scots pines, Weymouth pine, larches, limes, sweet chestnuts, oaks, birches, hollies, yews and rowans.
The giant tree on the lawn to the west of the house is a Pacific silver fir (Abies magnifica). It stands at 42 metres high and 1.5 metres in diameter (one of the biggest trees of its type in the UK) which originates from the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in California and is an original introduction from around 1850.
In terms of wildlife you might see roe deer, red and grey squirrels, pheasants (including Chalky, a pet albino bird), hedgehogs, buzzards, peregrine falcon, herons, and swifts.
If you enjoy gardening, walking, or the great outdoors, this is the perfect base for you.
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Cottage added 11th October 2010