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Branklyn Cottage

Perth, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 1060383)

4.6

Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “There is an urgent need for a new fridge/freezer.”

    - Mr Kelly, September 2021

National Trust For Scotland

Whether searching for your next city to explore, or seeking a homely dwelling to relax in with your loved ones in rural surroundings, the wonderful collection of properties from National Trust for Scotland is sure to have something perfect for you. Discover the beauty of Scotland's two national parks and stunning countryside, with lots of properties catering to a wealth of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on your doorstep, with some featuring additional facilities for angling, field sports and cycling, making it easy to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the lively city scenes of Scotland, with properties in and around Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow, all teeming with historic sites, beautiful architecture and plenty of entertainment. Being Scotland's largest conservation charity, National Trust for Scotland has been able to beautifully preserve and renovate many historic buildings to offer unique holiday locations. With over two-million visitors each year across twenty-seven castles and great houses, forty-six munros, thirty-five major gardens and designed landscapes, and seven national nature reserves, National Trust for Scotland has something for everyone. Each property is equipped with all you need for a self-catered stay, with kitchens complete with essential appliances and more, dining areas to come together for hearty meals, and many sitting rooms boasting open fires or woodburning stoves to settle down in front of, not to mention elegant bedrooms and sparkling bathrooms where you can feel refreshed. Bring your canine companion along with you to some of the properties, and keep up to date with the world via the WiFi connections offered in most cottages. With more and more people discovering the beauty and allure of Scotland every year, ensure your stay is special with a National Trust for Scotland cottage.

The property

Part of a beautiful Arts & Crafts house, lying within the enchanting and highly acclaimed National Trust for Scotland’s Branklyn Garden, in the vibrant city of Perth, is Branklyn Cottage.

Exuding a traditional aura and echoing touches of art deco style in reference to the decade the cottage was built, Branklyn Cottage provides a charming base for a couple or a group of four to escape to Scotland.

Immersed in character, with stunning landscaped gardens, it makes for a delightful surrounding all-year-round.

Step into this homely dwelling via the side door and head into the open-plan living space; spend time relaxing into your evenings with loved ones, with a woodburning stove to warm you as you sink into the sofa, or take a seat on one of the ornate chairs, with a TV and DVD player providing entertainment.

Pull aside the curtain separating this area from the kitchen and discover a well-equipped space, home to all of the amenities you could need for a week-long trip, with an elegant octagonal dining table and fold out chairs to gather around for home cooked meals.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor when sleep takes hold and settle within the master double bedroom, with a luxurious chaise-longue resting at the end of the bed, a stylish dressing table and chair making the perfect spot to get ready for an evening out, while a quirky reading alcove offers a quiet haven for a moment to yourself.

A further bedroom holds two charming single beds, complete with quality linen and blankets, with both rooms served by the shower room, perfect for a refreshing morning rinse.

Guests have full access to the spectacular Branklyn Garden, created in the 1920s by Dorothy and John Renton, cultivated with love to be a home to over 4,500 species of plants from all over the world.

Now run by the National Trust for Scotland, you can wander the grounds and marvel at the picturesque scenery.

Perth was Scotland's ancient capital for five centuries and is still a hub of activity today; situated on the banks of the River Tay, you can delight in riverside walks before stopping in one of the local cafés or tearooms, discovering fabulous bars and restaurants in the evenings too.

Branklyn Garden is also home to a café, offering a perfect place to stop for your morning coffee before your adventures begin.

Stroll into Perth and head to Perth Museum and Art Gallery, which lies within a Parthenon-inspired building, before marvelling at The Black Watch Castle and Museum, with Rodney Gardens making a wonderful spot for a picnic.

A little further outside the centre is Huntingtower Castle, Scone Palace and Murray Star Maze, while Perthshire is also known as 'Big Tree Country' and is a wondrous area for woodland walks, with the peaks of Schiehallion and Ben Lawers being great for keen ramblers.

Hill of Tarvit Mansion, Falkland Palace and Gardens, Dollar Glen and The Hermitage are more National Trust for Scotland attractions within 30 miles, all worth the visit!

Enjoy a scenic stay in the charming Branklyn Cottage in Perth.

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Communal utility
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking near the property
  • Access to Branklyn Garden, 2 acres
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Within the communal utility room there is a washing machine, tumble dryer and a freezer available to guests
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture, you may like to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
  • Note: The Esso garage on Edinburgh Road sells logs, coal and kindling during the winter months
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here Please note: Unfortunately, The National Trust for Scotland do not permit BBQ's on their properties - due to fire risk.

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About the location

PERTH

Dunkeld 14.9 miles; Crieff 17.8 miles; Pitlochry 27.1 miles

Situated in the heart of Scotland and known as the 'Fair City', Perth boasts many fine shops, bars and restaurants in addition to its two large parkland areas. This delightful city lays claim to many awards and accolades including an award for Britain in Bloom, Beautiful Scotland in Bloom and the Scottish Tourism City of the Year award. Among the city's main tourist attractions are the Perth museum and art gallery, the Black Watch museum, the Scone Palace - the crowning site of the King of Scots, and four 18-hole golf courses. The nearby cathedral town of Dunkeld and the Victorian village of Birnam, located on the opposite bank of the River Tay, are also within easy driving distance. With the Festival Theatre at Pitlochry and the Victorian holiday destination of Crieff, situated in the stunning Strathearn countryside, both easily accessible, this is a superb location for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

Please note: Unfortunately, The National Trust for Scotland do not permit BBQ's on their properties - due to fire risk.