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Holly House

(Ref. 943845)

Alyth, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


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  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • property (8)
  • games (8)
  • barn (8)
  • well (6)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely set up."

    It was great for our family of 9, from toddler to grandparent with mobility issues and 2 dogs. Lots of games and books available for kids (and big kids) of different ages as well as the games in the barn. Also great facilities provided for babies although we did not use them. The dogs were also very happy with a utility to sleep in and being able to join us downstairs. My nephew celebrated his 10th Birthday while staying and had a great week.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2023

  • "Property exactly as described with dog safe back garden."

    It is ideal for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban/suburban life.

    Reviewed by D5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely location, so pleased with the house and the kind owners who kept us informed about the weather."

    A great family house for a group with the added benefit of a games room. The house was always warm, spotless on arrival, and not too far from Balirgowrie and shops and also cities of Dundee and Perth, with mountains to climb under an hour away. Great for wildlife too, Saw pheasants, deer, bramblings and a real 'Dark Sky' location.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Oct 2023

  • "A delightful holiday property in a beautiful location."

    It was ideal for our family stay and had everything we required. A fantastic base to explore the Angus and Perthshire countryside. Dog friendly with a great spacious garden which our black lab thoroughly enjoyed. Only there for one week but could have stayed much longer. Hopefully will return soon.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, very cosy and clean."

    Beautiful surrounding and lovely owners.

    Reviewed by Radoslaw5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Holly House!"

    We were two families sharing (8 of us in total) and there was plenty of room for everyone, with the games barn especially enjoyed! The beds were comfy, the kitchen was well equipped for cooking and the fire in the evenings was really cosy. We enjoyed walking in the local area as well as travelling a bit further afield to Perth and Dundee. The owners were kind and helpful and we would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved Holly House!"

    !! The owners where extremely helpful,friendly kids loved the Barn with extra trampoline,holly house was spotless,homely,cosy with big open fire would highly recommend Holly house to friends,family.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thanks for the great getaway Will hopefully be back in the none so distant future"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "We had a very lovely stay at Holly House."

    Gorgeous countryside and well situated for a lot of local sights and eateries. The house itself was wonderfully spacious, kitchen was a dream and all was very cosy. The games barn was a fantastic addition! So great to have that. Thanks again to Diane for all your help in making our stay very special. Hope we can come again!

    Reviewed by Freddie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Holly House is a gem of a property in a stunning area if you like to enjoy the rural side of Scotland."

    The owners are discreet but on hand should they be needed. It was very clean (the odd overlooked bit of dust here and there but nothing major) and facilities are excellent. Bed mattresses are soft which may not be to everybody's taste. The games barn is superb and perfect if weather is not kind. It's not often we find a property that we want to return to - here we definitely will!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Apr 2022

  • "A fabulous property!"

    Warm and welcoming with everything you needed to make a family trip be a huge success. A great time was had by all. A wee hidden gem in the glens of Alyth!

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great house, very clean and spacious."

    Front door very difficult to close & lock. We have a great long weekend - thanks!

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Mar 2020

  • "This is a brilliant house next to the owner's farm house in a beautiful rural location."

    Whilst nearest shops is a ten minute drive, Tesco deliver and were really good. Owners were lovely and provided support when the ironing board was found to be broken, replacing it the same day. Accommodation was wonderful with plenty of room lovely dining area, great lounge. Lots of room in freezer, powerful oven great dishwasher, washing machine and tumbler. Wifi was a bit slow but considering the location, that was to be expected and mobile coverage was good. Showers were all good and the bathrooms were lovely including the wet room. House was very clean and garden was great too. We also made use of the lovely games barn with table tennis and pool table. The eco credentials of the property are fantastic and the water turbine and solar heating are made me happy. Couldn't be happier with the rental. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "Such a well equipped house, had everything that we needed."

    The games barn was a great success with the grandchildren (15 and 3) and having an enclosed garden for the dogs was a bonus too! An additional TV would have been good to keep the grandchildren happy at certain times but we worked around it. Overall an excellent holiday and would recommend the property to everyone.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Jun 2019

  • "The house exceeded our expectations; very well equipped!"

    What you see on the pictures is exactly what you get. Magnificent views and surroundings. Deer and pheasants just walking in front of the house. The gaming-corner in the barn is an absolute hit! During the booking I had a question which was quickly answered during a phone call.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent host , a superb house in a fabulous location with marvellous views."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovvely house, very well equipped, friendly helpful owner,"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2019

  • "Exceptional accommodation very comfortable although a bit remote you need ..."

    Exceptional accommodation very comfortable although a bit remote you need transport plenty of places to visit only disappointing thing was the games room a little bit outdated although this could be down to the amount of usage would I recommend this property yes if you like a lot of walking this is ideal otherwise like I said you need transport the nearest place alyth being 5miles away

    We apologise for the disappointment caused regards the games barn.The equipment received some heavy use over the festive period but we have now replaced all of the damaged or broken equipment and are pleased to say that the barn is now fully restored. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jan 2019

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor level access wet room with shower
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Shared use of games barn with pool table and table tennis with 982620.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Max 9 adults
  • Note: The property has ramped access to front and level access throughout the ground floor
  • Note: no stag or hen parties or similar
  • The owner of Holly House has made us aware the new check in time will be 5pm for the foreseeable future, this is to create more time in between bookings to clean and sanitize the property
  • The owner has requested that guests bring their own towels (duvets, mattress and pillow protectors will be provided) the owner feels this is the safest route to take given the current situation
  • If there is any issues surrounding this request, please contact us
  • The Games room will be available to guests who have booked weekly bookings on a rota basis due to being shared with Hazel Lodge
  • Please Note: As from January 2023, linen will be provided, guests will still need to bring their own towels
  • Please note: There is now an EV charging point at this property-please notify owner if this is needed.

The property

Alyth 4 miles.

This superb farmhouse style property sits on the 60 acres hill farm of Wester Derry in the popular area of Glenisla close to Glenshee Ski Centre, ideal for skiing and snowboarding.

Boasting a Green Tourism Gold Award, the property provides outstanding accommodation for nine guests wishing to enjoy this idyllic area of Scotland.

On the ground floor there is an excellent kitchen that is fully equipped with everything you will need to create a delicious meal after a day exploring the mountains.

Afterwards kick back and relax together in front of the TV, warming up with the heat of the wood burning stove during the evening.

The spacious open plan living room and dining area is light filled with views overlooking the garden.

The property sleeps nine in five comfortable bedrooms with a master en-suite and dressing room, twin room, double and bunk bed room to the first floor, and down the hallway is a modern family bathroom with bath and shower.

Downstairs there is also a single bedroom and level access wet room.

Outside you will find an extensive enclosed garden area and an on site shared games barn.

Here there is plenty of inside actives to enjoy throughout your stay including a 16ft trampoline with safety net, table tennis, darts, a selection of children's ride on toys and pool.

Located just four miles from the town of Alyth, you will be able to find all the necessary amenities during your holiday.

Situated nearby Glenshee, the property is the perfect base to enjoy the UK’s most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities.

Holly House is an ideal holiday home for a large family or group of nine to enjoy everything this rugged Scottish countryside has to offer.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 982620, together they can sleep 15 people.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AN-01020-F

Wester Derry Farmhouses

Two houses situated on the owner's 60-acre farm at Wester Derry, at the foot of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, close to the Perth and Kinross town of Alyth. Boasting a gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme and with superb family-friendly facilities, bring your family and friends together for a fun-packed break in this idyllic area of rural Scotland. Along with comfortable accommodation which is accessible for those with limited mobility, the Wester Derry Farmhouses sit adjacent to a wonderful games barn, offering table tennis, pool table, table football, dart board and much more. Alternatively, just sit and watch the wealth of wildlife roaming the grounds. The nearby Wester Derry Hill offers a nursery ski slope (weather permitting), while there is also a golf course close by. The houses are just a half hour drive from Glenshee slopes for skiing and snowsports in the Winter, and mountain biking in the Summer. Gather a group of you together to fully experience the tremendous countryside in the heart of Scotland.

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About the location


Blairgowrie 5 miles; Kirriemuir 11 miles.

Nestling in the hills of the Forest of Alyth and just south of the Cairngorms National Park, Alyth can trace its history back to the 12th century and perhaps even earlier given the remains of a vitrified fort on nearby Barry Hill. Local legend has it that King Arthur’s Queen Guinevere was a prisoner here of the Pictish King Mordred. Alyth developed throughout the 19th century both due to its textiles industry and the coming of the railway. Always a popular tourist destination due to its location and the founding of a golf course at the end of the 19th century with the original 9 hole course designed by Old Tom Morris from St Andrews and extended to 18 holes in 1934,with a further two clubs added in the area. The town today has an array of shops, bars and cafés. It is close to Blairgowrie, Kirriemuir and Dunkeld and the coast at Arbroath is easily reachable. Ideal for exploring the great outdoors, Alyth is ideal for walkers, cyclists, golfers and anglers as well as skiers.

The owner of Holly House has made us aware the new check in time will be 5pm for the foreseeable future,this is to create more time in between bookings to clean and sanitize the property. The owner has also requested that guests bring their own bed linen and towels (duvets, mattress and pillow protectors will be provided) the owner feels this is the safest route to take given the current situation.If there is any issues surrounding this request please contact us. The Games room will be available to guests on a rota basis due to being shared with Hazel Lodge

Please Note: As from January 2023, linen will be provided, guests will still need to bring their own towels.

Please note: There is now an EV charging point at this property-please notify owner if this is needed.