Drive straight through Black/Gold gates and park in front of Old Stables beside the colourful established front garden. With a current ‘Good to Go’ certificate, Old Stables has previously received The Glenturret Award for ‘Best Bed and Breakfast’ and ‘Warmest Welcome in Perthshire.’ Also gaining ‘Scotland’s Best, World Host & 1000k Welcomes’ recognition along with winning Jam & Marmalade awards during Perthshire’s food Festival ‘Love to Eat.’
Four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath or shower room. Ground floor – step down to Ruthven a Queen (5ft) – Four poster bedroom and a spacious en-suite shower, W.C, basin and spa bath, opening to a south facing garden. Banff – Twin room with en-suite shower, WC and basin. This room can open straight outside and be closed off from the house.
Upper floor: – Loyal – One very spacious room with Super- king bed with shower, w.c. basin en-suite & spa bath. There is a north facing balcony. Twin – Strathmore – South facing with en-suite shower, W.C and basin. This has a zip-link bed so can be joined to make a Super-King. A spacious attic room in the roof with a narrow stair, runs from front to back of the house offering a great deal of useful cupboard, wardrobe, storage space.
The front door opens to a hall with a dining table that guest often use for card games. This area along with a bedroom and guest sitting room was part of the new-build in 1980. The spacious sunken room on the left opens to an east facing patio and garden.
Through to the original building. Be surprised by this unique, spacious sitting room with raised feature fireplace and copper canopy, original 19th Century high sandstone wall and timber-beamed ceiling. This is backed by gas central heating.
To the left of the sitting room is a spacious office area with WIFI connection. This area houses an open plan kitchen with large Rangemaster electric range with halogen hob an open plan living room and office.
A ground floor shower room is adjacent to the utility room at the back door under the carport. Along with linen storage, ironing facilities and large capacity washing and drying machines. This patio door opens to a terrace.
Straight though the living room is a large south facing Breakfast room capable of holding twice as many as the normal six guests.The south facing garden has a large slabbed area, gazebo and drying area with an adjacent garden shed. Like the front garden it is well established. A cabin with shower, sauna & hot tub has potential to be better utilised. The garden is surrounded by ‘tame’ Castlewellan Gold hedging which offers screening and a measure of privacy.
V&A Dundee – Scotland’s first design museum at the heart of Dundee’s transforming waterfront.
Discovery Point – R.R.S. Discovery a 1901 three-masted ship that took Scott and Shackleton to the Antarctic. Exhibition of Antarctic artifacts on board.
HMS Unicorn – Originally constructed as a 46-gun Frigate gunship at almost 200 years old one of the six oldest in the world.
House of Dunn – National Trust for Scotland. Designed with Georgian pride by renowned architect William Adam.
The Cateran Eco Museum – a museum without walls designed to reveal the hidden heritage of this captivating part of the area for walkers, cyclists and those visiting by car.
Cairngorm National Park. Royal Deeside and Braemar. Aberdeen and Edinburgh – one hour’s drive.
St.Andrews – renowned for being the home of golf with a prestigious University and Ancient ruined castle.
See the fishing villages of The east Neuk of Fife.
Fishing by bank or boat. Gardens – Scone Palace. Glamis Castle. Glendoick Garden Centre – world famous for Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
Loch of Kinnordy – RSPB nature reserve.
Both Loch of the Lowes Scottish Wildlife Trust and Montrose wildlife basin Scottish Wildlife Trust and designated S.S.S.I, form part of a Special Area of Conservation.
Theatres – Pitlochry Festival theatre. Dundee Rep theatre. Perth Horsecross theatre and concert hall.
Distilleries – Fettercairn, Aberfeldy and Edradour – Scotland’s smallest.
Museums and Castles
Scone Palace where Scottish Kings were crowned.
Dunnottar Castle where legends come to life. This dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland.
Glamis Castle – Childhood home of H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth the late Queen Mother.
Angus Folk Museum in Glamis now permanently houses exhibitions of outstanding local art and crafts for sale.
In the same small street is the Gin Bothy offering award winning hand-batched and hand-numbered gin. Events and tastings
WALK – The Angus Glens. The Cateran Trail a fully waymarked 64mile (103km) circular walk around Perthshire and The Angus Glens taking in Alyth, Blairgowrie, Bridge of Cally, Strathardle, Glenshee and Glenisla in the heart of Scotland.
Some routes follow the ones used by the Caterans – fearsome cattle thieves.
Climb – Munro’s in Angus Glens and Perthshire.
Hike – The Angus Glens and Sidlaw hills
GOLF – Carnoustie and St.Andrews where Open Golf Championships are played. Alyth. Rosemount, Blairgowrie. Downfield, Dundee. Kirriemuir,
Forfar and around 90 additional courses within one hours drive.
Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the overall quality of the Old Stables.
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