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The Distillery - Farm Holiday Cottage

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The Distillery - Farm Holiday Cottage
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Make your holiday unique

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Year of Natural Scotland

Year of Natural Scotland

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What's happening in Perth

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Self Catering Holiday Cottages, Homes & Apartments

Book your next holiday in Scotland in one of our hand-picked, quality, traditional cottages, apartments, lodges and unusual places to stay in the heart of Scotland and Scottish Highlands, most just an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Perthshire is a very accessible part of Scotland - packed with alternatives, from golf to gardens, from castles to ceilidhs, from a classical concert to a remote highland Perthshire glen with dramatic scenery and wildlife the only company.

We provide greater flexibility than most self catering operators, offering weekly lets, short breaks and several properties with a completely flexible approach to length of stay and date of arrival and departure … we aim to give you exactly what you want.

For full details of our self catering holiday accommodation, to check availability or make a booking choose your holiday home from our personal selection.

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Fantastic Facts about Scotland

  • Mary Queen of Scots played billiards. First recorded order by Louis XI in 1470. After she was executed, her body was wrapped in a billiard cloth
  • 1300s Scottish soldiers noted for ability to march longer than others because they made their own oatcakes
  • Bagpipes imported from Rome 2000 years ago by Roman army
  • Toilet, 5000 Skara Brae reckoned to use drainage system to flush into the sea. Alexander Cummings invented flushing toilet
  • Auld Lang Syne sung for 150 years before Burns sent a copy for print to the Scots Musical Museum that he had taken down from an old man.
  • Lawnmower invented in Scotland
  • Shortbread known from 12C but generally thought to have been refined use and name credited to Mary Queen of Scots 16C. Petticoat tails
  • Black bun fruitcake covered with pastry. Origins Scottish was eaten at Twelfth Night but now associated with Hogmanay
  • Scotland's first. Licensed distillery Glenlivet in 1823
  • Scotland's only 2-star Michelin restaurant, Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel
  • Golf. Modern game reckoned to date from 15C in Scotland. Much debate about an earlier game. The Old Course St Andrews date to per 1574, seen as a place of pilgrimage. Links course. How many people around the world have had their photographs taken on the Swilken Bridge?
  • Ice skating began in Scotland. Primitive ice skates of bone and antler used by Scandinavian hunters as early as300 AD. 1572 first all-iron skates manufactured in Scotland. Speed skating was first form of skating sport. First skate Club in Edinburgh 1742

Distances from Perth

Distances from Perth

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