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Cardean Mill

Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 1016379)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Cardean Mill was perfect."

    We came for some relaxation and it was the perfect place. It is perfectly positioned for walks as well as sitting curled up with a book whilst looking out at the gorgeous scenery. It is fully equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. Alison and Steve were so kind and shared some local information with us. There are loads of activities and places to go for all ages in the surrounding areas to make the holiday what you want it to be. We didn’t want to leave! Thank you for a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2021

  • "Superb location!"

    Cardean Mill is a wildlife lovers paradise. We watched red squirrels scurry about the garden everyday. Herons and Ospreys visited the river running alongside the Mill. There is plenty of room inside and all the facilities of home to make your stay very comfortable. Great base for exploring Angus, Perthshie and Coupar. So much to do. My granddaughter loved it so much she wanted us to move there! The hosts, Alison and Steve are very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. Would highly recommend a visit to Cardean Mill.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "Delightful place to stay."

    Very helpful owners. Yummy treats when we arrived. Loved seeing the red squirrels in the morning; all the wildlife was amazing to be so close to. Such a good time had by all.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "This is a lovely converted old mill set in beautiful grounds."

    The hosts were friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by ScottJul 2021

  • "Good - Great location, lovely hosts, lovely gifts on arrival."

    Bad - Rather dusty and could do with a really good dust and clean round. Cobwebs and dust practically everywhere.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2021

  • "Fantastic and so kind"

    Reviewed by PratheepanJun 2021

  • "Fabulous location with a unique type of property helped make a memorable holiday."

    Reviewed by NickNov 2020

  • "Cardean Mill is in an idyllic, peaceful spot beside beautiful river with herons, red squirrels and allsorts."

    ... like a watercolour painting from times gone by. The owners are incredibly welcoming, (even leaving a kind wee welcome basket for us) and dead helpful. The house is fantastic : spacious and as clean as a clean thing. We spent lots of time, sitting watching the water and the stars, with a glass of wine in hand. Absolutely recommend!

    Reviewed by IreneOct 2020

  • "Had a lovely few days in comfortable house with beautiful surroundings."

    Owners were very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely return to Cardean Mill.

    Reviewed by ElspethSep 2020

  • "Setting and location perfect."

    A park like garden with a flowing river, so if you want to see beavers, kingfishers and red squirrels, to name but a few “in your garden” this is the place to be. Owners very friendly and helpful, made us feel welcome and very much at home.

    Reviewed by JannetteAug 2020

  • "This is a wonderfully spacious home in a safe, quiet, beautiful location."

    The owners are very helpful, accomodating, supportive and generous. The dog friendliness is great and the access to the river and the lovely walks is perfect.

    Reviewed by BenjaminAug 2020

  • "So thrilled with our cottage, inside was decorated beautifully all white linen in the bedrooms ."

    The owners that live next door we’re so friendly & great at giving us pointers for local things to do. It was my husbands 50 th and they even put in a bottle of Prosecco into the fridge for us arriving and brought us strawberries from the near by farm another day . Peaceful , relaxing and charming place to stay .

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2020

  • "Had a lovely week here in july 2020."

    Cardean mill is lovely plenty of space inside, there was 7 of us. The kitchen has everything you need. The barbeque provided was made use of nearly every day due to having great weather. I don't no were to start with the garden all I can say is WOw it is huge which my dog toby made full use of playing fetch with his ball, we spent many a night sat outside, the river was brilliant as my husband & son are keen fisher men so fished most days, they only caught small fish but still enjoyed it.there was a dingy you could use which my 11 year old grandson used (with supervision). Steve & Alison were very welcoming & gave us some good information on the surrounding areas, we explored some of these witch were lovely. There are also some great walks to do. Julie,jimmy and family from wigan

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "Great location for wildlife."

    Seen deer,otters etc. from the house.Comfortable house with plenty light.

    Reviewed by LaurenceMar 2020

  • "We had a lovely weekend at Cardean Mill."

    We had 6 adults and 2 children, the property was great and easily accommodated us. It was comfy and cosy, really clean and set in the most beautiful surroundings. We loved the quirky feature of the mill wheel inside too. The owner was very attentive and popped in to see how we were doing which was nice. We look forward to coming back!

    Reviewed by ElspethFeb 2020

  • "I booked this for a weekend away with family and friends for my 50th!"

    ! It was so cosy!! We were met and shown around!! There was also a lovely welcome hamper with tea coffee shortie and tablet. And a lovely bottle of fizz chilling in the fridge. The rooms were great and comfy beds. There was a beautiful garden and a river. The views were stunning!! We walked into town to the local pub.. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage."

    Weather was mixed but we had plenty to do in and around Perthshire. We visited Glamis Castle, a distillery and the V&A museum in Dundee among other trips. Sampled lots of the food in a variety of restaurants and cafés.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2019

  • "This was a wonderful property with a small river running alongside offering free fishing."

    Altho sad to say we didn't catch anything it was still a great pastime for the kids. The new owners, Alison and Steve, who actually took over on the very day we arrived, were brilliant. They indeed had a big inflatable canoe available for our use which again the kids found so exciting. Note the river was very clean and not too deep so with adult supervision it was not a problem. The only slight negative I would say is that it is perhaps on the more expensive side (£ 1100 for 3 nights) altho it does cater for 8 and it is in a great part of the country. Thanks to Alison and Steve for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

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The property

Blairgowrie 9 miles.

Built in 1840 and located in the idyllic, tranquil riverside location, Cardean Mill is a beautiful property perched between two bridges with picturesque surroundings.

Set along the banks of Dean Water and just 1 mile away from the pretty village of Meigle, known to be one of the oldest villages in Scotland, this former Lint Mill is the perfect getaway for a family or group of friends looking for a calming retreat.

This fantastic renovated mill is oozing with character and retains many of its traditional features, including the working, internal mill wheel and the overhead Velux windows which create a bright and airy feel.

The large, open plan sitting and dining area is freshly decorated and has plenty of comfortable seating for you to sit and relax after a long day exploring.

In addition, the well-equipped kitchen also has all the amenities you need to make a delicious home-cooked meal.

Over two floors, every room has wonderful views of the countryside and river.

There are four bedrooms within the property, including one ground floor twin with a large en-suite shower room, a master double bedroom that has floor-to-ceiling windows with delightful views, as well as en-suite facilities and another double bedroom with walk-in wardrobes.

There is also a family bathroom on the first floor which features a traditional roll-top, freestanding bath.

Outside, the grounds within the property are impressive with plenty of space for the children to play, including the play area that is fitted with swings, a climbing frame and slides.

The lawned area with furniture and barbecue offers the perfect, relaxing, riverside alfresco dining spot.

Right on your doorstep you will find regular sightings of wildlife such as otters, kingfishers, deer and even beavers.

With the garden extending over 1.5 acres of land and access to the neighbouring woodland, you could even go trout fishing and canoeing which is permitted on the river.

Nearby there is plenty to do in your surroundings, including a selection of golf courses - the famous Gleneagles and St. Andrews being only a 45 minute drive away, an outdoor activity centre and even canoeing and walking and cycling tracks.

Admire the stunning architecture and mystique of Glamis Castle or you could even take a day trip to the ski centre nearby!

Nearby is the large town of Blairgowrie and the city of Perth which has an array of attractions, theatres, a shopping mall, numerous pubs and restaurants, as well as nightlife.

With superb views and placed amongst stunning countryside, Cardean Mill is the perfect getaway for a group looking to relax in a peaceful atmosphere.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine in boiler cupboard, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned surrounding the property with wishing well, furniture, BBQ and children's play area (please ensure children are supervised here)
  • Sorry no smoking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop, cafe, gift shop and pub 1 mile
  • Notes: The property is beside a river and the mill wheel feature is unfenced, please ensure children are supervised.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Kirriemuir 12 miles; Dundee 12 miles; Perth 19 miles.

The red stone town of Blairgowrie is situated on the banks of the River Ericht, where it emerges from spectacular gorges in Strathmore. With good shops and great restaurants, it makes an excellent base for exploring Perthshire, the beautiful Angus Glens and is a gateway to the Highlands. Surrounded by rolling fields - famed for their raspberries - the town is overlooked by hills and mountains, and is home to Scotland's largest skiing centre at Glenshee. It's the perfect terrain for riding, cycling and walking, whilst golfers are well-catered for with several excellent courses (including Rosemount) locally and St Andrews and Gleneagles also within easy reach. Marvel at the world's tallest hedge at Meikleour (600m long and 30m high), see Meigle's collection of Pictish sculpted stones, or listen to stirring tales at Glamis Castle, the setting for Macbeth and said to be Scotland's most haunted castle! The small town of Dunkeld is also worth a visit with its historic cathedral, riverside walks, Big Trees, such as the Birnam Oak and parent Larches of Dunkeld, and the Hermitage, which offers impressive waterfalls. Blairgowrie is also close to the Loch of the Lowes which is home to breeding ospreys.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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