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The Bothy

Crieff, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 953721)

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic accommodation and beautiful location."

    Not far from walks, tourist destinations or town so easy and quick to travel if you want to venture out. My only complaint would be the double bed was extremely uncomfortable, the mattress and pillows were very, very hard and I did not get much sleep :( .

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Direction to the cottage were good and we had no problem finding it even if it is off the beaten track."

    A lovely peaceful location. Cottage itself was fine. Bedding and towels spotless but some historical grime that could be removed with a deep clean e.g around the shower cubicle and oven. For future guests Information videos and leaflets still available along with a few books. Would not rule out a return.

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "We were very happy with the bothy."

    the rooms were clean and the facilities were first class and we would recommend it .unfortunatelly our dog could not cope with the highly glossy laminate flooring. she had not experienced it before and got in a panic every time she tried to walk on it. so much so that we were extremely worried she wouldinjure her legs as they were going in every direction. we stuck it out till wednesday then reluctantly decided to come home. so we only spent two nights instead of four. as i said the bothy was first class but for the effect the flooring had on our dog. we will leave it up to you if you want to editour response

    Reviewed by AlfredSep 2019

  • "At no point did it mention that the property was accessible by a pot hole ridden farm track that was 0."

    6 miles from the road . There was no signage from the road and the directions were of no use. Admittedly when we rang you, the caretaker did come and meet us and guide us in but this should not have been necessary.The property was not clean. All the crockery and cutlery and the cutlery drawer had to be washed before use and the saucepans before every use as the sink leaked onto them. The cooker is not electric, it is a calor gas freestanding stove with no instructions. A lot of younger people would not know how to operate it? In fact there were no instructions for anything? We bought anti-bacterial spray to clean the work surfaces but were reluctant to lift the glass centre on the table, which did need a good clean. The bathroom again wasn't as clean as it should be and every time you used the shower a brown scum came up from the drainage hole.This could not be attributed to the local water supply as that ran clear. The ''airy'' living room was very dirty and mostly unusable. It is a lean-to with clear poly-carbonate roofing that makes it far too noisy if it was raining, you couldn't hold a conversation and if it was sunny along with the french window that didn't open and two further windows that opened onto vent, it was like a sauna. The curtains did not close completely ( the same applied to the double bedroom) and the blinds had a number of broken slats.The furniture was covered in dog hair and underneath the sofa was filthy. There was not a vacuum or broom so could not be remedied.The reception on the TV was very poor, even trying to use as a radio. There were no window keys but as a number of the window handles did not go down correctly it was perhaps deliberate? Given where it is perhaps not a security issue which is lucky as the door to the property is a shed/wooden garage door which was almost pointless in locking? The window in the single bedroom was missing its seal. Fine at this time of year as it vented the room , but if the temperatures were lower, really not acceptable. The wardrobes and drawers were too dusty to use and without a vac to sort, we lived out of cases.The seat in the entrance was broken, luckily we spotted it before sitting on it as the broken bit, complete with sticking out screws, was underneath. The garden furniture was rusty so not usable. The upstairs property shower leaked through the ceiling onto the double bed and whilst they did bring an alternative quilt and cover, the sheet and mattress remained wet and the wet quilt was left. The handyman who attended walked mud in and blamed the people in the upstairs accommodation for having the shower on too fast. The solution was to ask them not to use it as they had an alternative. We could not use ceiling light as the water had also come through it. It seems that it had been fixed 12 months ago when it last happened and therefore it was no longer an issue! We felt extremely sorry for the other holiday couple. There is not an electric socket close enough to a mirror for hair drying.Both The Bothy and Hayloft Cottage state off road parking for two cars. There is no way that you could fit 4 cars.The main reason for booking this property was for quiet and rest as my daughter is suffering from panic attacks and anxiety. Being woken by the same handyman mowing the lawn at 9.10 am was not appreciated This is a holiday rental and it stays light until nearly 11pm , a little consideration would not have gone amiss. There was plenty of other opportunities all week and later in the day. It is such a shame as the views and the location are wonderful. We would loved to have walked out from there but again no instructions or guidance as to where was permissible as it is a working farm. Again something we were unaware of. This however was not an issue for us, but it may be for others and should be stated.

    Reviewed by JayneJun 2019

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Tulchan Estates Ltd

The Tulchan Estate rests peacefully among gentle hills, ancient trees and rich green pastures, with walks from the door and an abundance of wildlife to greet you along the way. With stunning views towards the Sma' Glen, these Perthshire lodges are ideal for larger groups and families looking for a peaceful escape, to enjoy good company and explore stunning landscape scenery. The main hunting lodge is a large property boasting grand, spacious rooms, bursting with character, while the apartments offer more of a modern feel. You can get together to celebrate a special occasion and make the most of the beautiful grounds, or the cottages can be booked separately for a varied holiday in a wonderful region of Scotland. There is a private seating area outside the main house with a fire pit, where you can relax and enjoy the open views along the Sma' Glen and the surrounding Perthshire countryside. Enjoying similar views, the apartments next door share a wonderful garden space, which wraps around the side of the lodge. The Sma' Glen (or Small Glen) has an impressive history involving the Romans, Gaelic poet Ossian and General Wade. The popular city of Perth is 10 miles away and has a full range of shops, cafés and bars, as well as a theatre and concert hall. The local village of Methven is also nearby, which has a late night shop, post office, pub and several eateries. With excellent walking and cycling in the beautiful surrounding countryside, the lodge is ideally located for touring central Scotland with Stirling, Fife and Loch Lomond, all within easy reach. Spend a day golfing at Gleneagles or visit Carnoustie or St Andrews. Visit Aberfeldy and stunning Loch Tay or beautiful Braemar and the Cairngorms National Park. These delightful Scottish holiday homes are the ideal place to relax and unwind, with so many outdoor attractions close by.

The property

Crieff 9.1 miles.

The Bothy is a ground floor apartment set within a beautiful lodge on the Tulchan Estate, near Crieff in Perth and Kinross.

This single-storey accommodation sits next to Tulchan Lodge, with views towards the Sma' Glen, in a stunning area of Scotland.

It is ideal for a couple or small family looking to spend some quality time with their loved ones.

Choose to relax in the bright and airy sitting room and enjoy the open countryside vistas from the picture window, as the woodburner crackles away at your feet.

The kitchen enjoys a lovely dining area and outside you can roam the grounds, with walks through the woods and cycling nearby.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 953719 and 953723, together they can sleep 23 people.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared small woodland with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, though Tulchan is a working farm so dogs must be kept on a lead
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurants 4 miles
  • Note: There is a communal laundry room at this property, shared with The Hayloft
  • Note: This property has a local private water supply which serves The Bothy and Glenalmond College and most properties in the glen
  • Note: Check in time 4pm
  • Please note: WiFi can be intermittent due to location

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About the location


Gleneagles 10 miles; Perth 18 miles; Stirling 22 miles.

Sitting between Perth and Crianlarich, the popular tourist town of Crieff lies on the geological fault line where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. Originally a hub for cattle drovers between the 16th and 18th centuries, Crieff expanded due to its location and as a meeting place for the cattle business to meet the demands of an increasing Lowlands population. Due to the nature of these meetings or trysts, Crieff developed into a ‘frontier town’ with its reputation for punishment by hanging spreading throughout Europe, and the remains of the gallows can be seen in Perth Museum. Most of Crieff was burned down in 1716 by Highlanders returning demoralised from the Battle of Sheriffmuir and the current town layout was conceived by James Drummond, 3rd Duke of Perth in 1731. Indeed it was Drummond who prevented a further burning since he was a supporter of the Jacobite Rebellion. Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army stayed in the town in 1746 and held meetings in the Drummond Arms Inn in the town centre. Drummond Castle is close to Crieff and its spectacular gardens are open to the public. Today, Crieff is a popular and bustling tourist town with many attractions, including the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre and Glenturret Distillery with its Famous Grouse Experience. The leisure centre provides opportunity for swimming, squash and the gym, or head to Crieff Hydro for more activities or spa facilities. Explore the stunning scenery at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, or enjoy a round of golf at Crieff Golf Club or the nine hole course at nearby Comrie. Loch Earn, home to the Lochearnhead Watersports Centre and stunning scenery, is easily reached from Crieff. An inspiring tourist destination set amidst stunning Perthshire scenery.

Please note: WiFi can be intermittent due to location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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