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The Roundhouse

(Ref. 1026320)

Blackford, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve stayed in lots of holiday cottages over the years and this is one of the best."

    Quality fixtures and fittings and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen- the owners have thought of everything. There was great attention to detail and lots of little extra touches were provided such as bathrobes and slippers, toiletries, selections of beverages and biscuits, a coffee maker and a wine cooler. The owner, Isobel, welcomed us on arrival and told us she lived close by if we had any problems, which was reassuring, but at the same time she respected our privacy. A great base from which to explore beautiful Perthshire and a warm, welcoming place to return to in the evening. Stunning views from the round room and plenty of wildlife to spot. The weather was kind to us too being the beginning of November, which was an added bonus. There were only two of us for most of the week with family spending the weekend, but there was still space for all seven of us to enjoy without feeling crowded. All in all and excellent holiday home all round.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by CNov 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at the roundhouse which is a truly stunning property."

    This house goes above and beyond in terms of comfort, cleanliness and has so many thoughtful additional extras. You will be delighted if you book this property. If you go in October the Enchanted forest light show at Pitlochry is a must and the children had a great time at Landmark park. The owners are on hand and are the nicest most helpful couple. Just book it, you won’t be disappointed.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Roundhouse. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargueritaOct 2023

  • "A great property that had everything."

    We had a brilliant week there, and would love to return again.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed The Roundhouse and look forward to welcoming you back sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2023

  • "Lovely views, great house, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves"

    Thank you very much for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2023

  • "The place was fantastic, and had everything you could wish for."

    Owners were lovely people and very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend this to anyone. The coffee machine was a really nice surprise and the girls loved it ! THANKYOU.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad enjoyed your stay at The Roundhouse. We enjoyed having you as guests too! Look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Regards Isobel and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2023

  • "What a beautiful place, fantastically presented by a friendly team."

    Great views and wildlife at your doorstep... even the teenagers loved it! And nothing prepares you for the first time you walk into the Roundhouse itself...

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad everyone enjoyed their holiday at The Roundhouse and all it had to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Regards Isobel and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2023

  • "The Roundhouse can't be improved."

    It is spacious, perfect for families, and is kitted out with everything you could want. The quality of the bedding, furniture, utensils, etc is all second to none, and makes for a really premium stay. The owners are lovely and very attentive, and we can't wait to stay again.

    Thank you very much for your posotive feedback and great review of The Roundhouse. It was lovely to meet you and your family, we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Isobel and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by NickApr 2023

  • "The Roundhouse is fantastic and cannot be faulted in anyway; we would move in tomorrow."

    John and Isobel were wonderful and we look forward to seeing them again in the future; that's guaranteed!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed The Roundhouse. Look forward to welcoming you back again! Regards, Isobel and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2023

  • "Amazing house and spacious multi-purpose lounge area."

    Lots of little touches of character and considerations that made our stay all the more comfortable, especially items for younger kids (e.g. highchair, baby cutlery, games). Overall very satisfied.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We really appreciate it, and we are glad you enjoyed our little personalisations. It would be great to welcome you back sometime. Kind regards Isobel Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2022

  • "The roundhouse was fantastic, clean with lots of space."

    the living area was extremely spacious, kitchen well equipped, my husband particularly loved the coffee machine. Rooms spacious, beds were comfy. great views, we spotted rabbits in the field across from us, being Easter my little one loved this, then seen two deer across the road in the golf course. my husband loved the area he brought his bike and cycled two of the mornings. would definitely book again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed The Roundhouse and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022

  • "This cottage is worth booking just to be able to sit in the magical lounge."

    Querky doesn't do it justice. The whole cottage is so comfortable. It was a wrench to leave. Would love to return again

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2021

  • "The property is stunning so many fine details that make it such a comforting place to stay."

    Beds where amazing and a well kitted out kitchen. Isobel was loving and very accommodating

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at the roundhouse."

    A beautiful house with everything you need. The views from the house were stunning & the area around was a joy to explore. The owners Isobel & her husband were so friendly & nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by VerityOct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    It was immaculate and had everything you need. The views were wonderfuk and the owners so helpful and friendly. Would go back tomorrow.

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2021

  • "The Roundhouse was amazing, comfortable, clean and really well equipped."

    Everything that you need to have a really relaxing and enjoyable stay. The owners are really helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The location is really great for lots of amazing locations around Stirling, Falkirk and Perth, or just relax in the garden.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "The Roundhouse is a stunning property with views to match."

    Ideally located for walks and striking out further by car.

    Reviewed by IainOct 2020

  • "Wonderful location with the property being of the highest standard throughout."

    We went as a couple but it's an ideal space for a family. Covid restrictions mean that information on local attractions etc is not provided, although the owners are happy to advise if asked. A wonderful home-from-home that we could not recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2020

  • "The Roundhouse exceeded expectations - bigger and better."

    It is in a blissfully quiet location, with lovely views out of the main (round!) living room. Very well equipped - full weeks worth of toilet roll/detergent etc. All bedrooms had bathrobes and slippers, and a cute toiletries kit (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner) plus hairdryer. Smart television. Supermarkets deliver to the house and the owners/cleaners will take in the groceries for you if you arrange the time with them so it's all there when you arrive. The central heating was ferociously efficient, and loads of really hot water. The cleaners had done a very good job. Isobel and John were particularly friendly and helpful hosts, making the holiday and getting around easier. They have clearly taken a lot of trouble to make their house inviting and welcoming, and go the extra mile to help you. The location is good - centrally placed, lots of good roads so driving to scenic locations for walks/trips/days out is easy. Gleneagles station is only a few miles away, on the main line to Stirling, Perth and Inverness. The Roundhouse itself is up a single track road, but good visibility and plenty of passing places so even a mediocre driver like me could manage! Thorougly recommend.

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and had been 'covid sterilised'."

    We felt totally safe. It is very private and has wonderful views. It is windy when sitting outside - but we found it pleasantly so. Hosts were excellent in communication and kindly gave us goodies from their orchard and greenhouse. Location wise it is a super base to explore neighbouring villages. Plenty cafes and restaurants. We went to Gleneagles for afternoon tea which was delicious as a special treat.

    Reviewed by DorothyAug 2020

  • "The former farm buildings are beautifully renovated and were actually larger than we expected, decor was well thought of."

    The cottage was cleaned and sanitised to an exceptionally high standard and the communication we received from Isobel and her team immediately put our minds at ease prior to our stay. We arranged for online groceries to be delivered prior to our arrival and these were very kindly put away for us. The surrounding area was tranquil and very picturesque, the property is surrounded by sprawling countryside with stunning views for miles. We all enjoyed early mornings sitting outside reading whilst listening to the birds and the children loved watching the rabbits play on the nearby field. The property had a particularly large mature garden which the children (and the adults!) enjoyed playing in. Due to my son shielding we cooked most meals in the large kitchen; having the Rangemaster was fantastic as the children also spent a day baking. The Nespresso machine and varied assortment of pods was also an unexpected nicety -appreciated by everyone! The huge Gin Gan style living room was perfect for two families, we played board games, cards and watched movies. Bedrooms were well spaced apart and the configurations worked well. The bed were super comfortable and bed linen seemed of a very high quality (infact we took a photo of the label of the gorgeous mattress topper to order one ourselves). The cottage is perfectly situated between two small towns and a lovely walk to Gleneagles. Locally we enjoyed Argate Red Kites and squirrel feeding, Sterling and Duone Castles. Not too far away from Aviemore so we took a picnic up to Nethy Bridge and hand fed wild Coal Tits in the forest (well worth the two hour drive!). This really was a perfect holiday cottage, as well having a warm welcoming atmosphere the wonderful owners live near so were on hand to help save the day when we realised we'd forgotten baking powder (pretty essential for baking day!). It definitely ticked boxes for everyone, a perfect place to unwind and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "Great cottage, great location, great hosts."

    Feels remote but close to many towns and cities.

    Reviewed by LeeJul 2020

  • "The cottage was incredibly beautiful and well appointed."

    Everything was sparkling clean. Such a wonderful and Peaceful location with far reaching views of the rolling hills. Beds and bedding very high quality and comfortable. Two things that would have completed the kitchen would have been a tray or two, and a water jug! But those were really the only things missing.

    Reviewed by SaraJul 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor single, 1 x first-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first-floor twin with sofa bed, 1 x first-floor double
  • Bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and pub 1 mile. All bedding is hypoallergenic
  • Help is always at hand, the housekeeper lives next door
  • Please note you must book a minimum of 3 nights at this property.

The property

Auchterarder 6.4 miles.

The Roundhouse is a superb stone cottage nestled on the outskirts of Blackford village, in Scotland.

The property boasts stunning views out across the surrounding farmland and has a well-decorated interior with period features such as the exposed beams to add a wealth of character, whilst the light walls and modern furnishings and laminate flooring make it a homely retreat.

Step into the spacious sitting room where you can sink into the plush sofa cushions at the end of the day, whilst the electric fire provides that extra bit of warmth during those chillier evenings.

Walk through to the open-plan kitchen/diner with plenty of seating for family gatherings over a well-deserved glass of wine, whilst the kitchen houses all the appliances you could need.

The property benefits from four bedrooms, a ground-floor single, two first-floor doubles and a first-floor twin, each with their own range of furnishings.

Delight in the family bathroom with the choice of a corner bath or walk-in shower to prepare for your day.

Outside has a large lawned and gravelled garden where you can dine alfresco, or simply sit out with a refreshing drink and take in your natural surroundings whilst the sun sets.

Blackford has an ATM, a pub, and a small shop for basic daily needs during your stay.

Auchterarder is just over 6 miles away from The Roundhouse, offering useful amenities including a doctor's surgery, dentists, pharmacy, two high quality butchers, greengrocers, bakeries, and a large CoOp and Spar.

Both offer a wide range of independent boutiques and hairdressers, as well as boasting a wide variety of restaurants and fast food takeaways.

The world famous 5 star Gleneagles Hotel is situated 1 mile from The Roundhouse, as is the Gleneagles Golf Course and Auchterarder Golf Club a bit further afield, both offering a range of courses for different skill levels.

Gleneagles offers fine dining, a variety of sports facilities including country sports, and a spa.

Make sure you visit the stately home of Scone Palace (pronounced "Scoon"), a Category A listed building and stunning landscaped gardens with views overlooking the River Tay.

The highly acclaimed Scottish botanist David Douglas started his botanical career as a gardener and forester at Scone Palace, and was the one who introduced the Douglas Fir to Scotland and Europe, all the way from North America - the first ever Douglas Fir still stands proud in the gardens today, and was grown from a seed in 1827.

Choose to visit Perth Museum & Art Gallery for a spot of culture, home to fascinating displays detailing the local history, whilst Perth Leisure Pool is ideal for a family day trip, a particularly excellent choice for your little ones.

Venture into the city centre of Stirling and visit its historic sites of Stirling Castle and Stirling Old Town Jail, both well worth the visit.

Further afield is the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park where you can experience long walks and hiking opportunities in one of the most natural and picturesque settings in the whole of Scotland.

The Roundhouse is the perfect property for a peaceful and tranquil holiday.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location


Stirling 13.7 miles; Perth 18.5 miles.

Blackford is a village located in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, resting between the cities of Perth and Stirling. Blackford offers an ATM machine, a local pub serving food and a convenience store for picking up any last-minute essentials. Sport enthusiasts will delight with having the choice between Gleneagles Golf Course and Auchterarder Golf Course for a range of different courses to suit all ages and skill levels. Further afield is Perth, hugely popular for its many local attractions, including The Black Watch Castle and Museum, dating back to the 16th century, the historic Huntingtower Castle and Perth Museum and Art Gallery rich with fine art and local history. Visit the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park for a plethora of rural sites and opportunities for long walks with your loved ones or some cycling. Blackford is perfectly placed for accessing a number of tourist hot spots.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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