Abade Self Catering Holidays in Perthshire and beyond

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Perthshire is famed for many reasons and the variety of scenery, golf courses, gardens, historic sites, theatres and concerts, art galleries, local crafts, magnificent food, places to eat is sure to please. For short breaks or longer stays, Perthshire is easily accessible from other parts of Scotland and the UK. Most Abade holiday homes are around an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports and the county is well served with rail and bus transport. See month by month details of what's on in Perthshire, places to visit with helpful hints about tickets you can buy before you come that save you money, and travel and weather information.

Perth is a popular county town set on the banks of the River Tay and known affectionately for being the “town between two inches”, being its two lovely riverside parks, the North Inch and the South Inch. Dominated by St John’s Kirk , where John Knox gave his famous sermon in 1559 it is a very pleasant shopping town with good restaurants, an excellent Museum and Art Gallery , with its collection of Monart and Vasart glass associated with Perth, silver and other excellent displays. The J D Fergusson Gallery is housed in a former waterworks. Greyfriars Churchyard, home of one of the earliest gravestones in Scotland. The Horsecross Concert Hall provides a complete range of concerts from classical to popular. Perth Festival of the Arts at the end of May offers a very high quality experience well worth booking ahead. Perth boasts its own theatre, with a traditional family Pantomime and plays throughout the year. The Black Watch Museum, St Ninian’s Cathedral, Kinnoull Hill walks, and Scone Palace, early crowning place of the Kings of Scotland, ensure that Perth merits much more than a passing visit, you will want to return again and again.

Our Perth self-catering apartments are popular for both holiday visits and business travellers. The 5 star Ericht,  Barossa and Rose apartments, each sleeping 6 are perfectly positioned for all town amenities. Broch Abode (2) is few minutes’ walk from the High Street.

Moulinalmond a charming base for a holiday is located four miles from the county town of Perth , situated in fourteen acres of beautiful private grounds of gardens and woodland - ideal for a tranquil break.

Aberturret Cottage (5) is on the outskirts of the popular tourist town of Crieff, as is The Distillery Farm Holiday Cottage (6) and a little further out, in a lovely rural setting, is Trowan Farmhouse (sleeps 8). There are a series of delightful walks in the area, which is also excellent for cycling, particularly mountain biking at the Comrie Crofts Centre.  Crieff has good shops and places to eat out, and there are 9 and 18-hole golf courses to choose from nearby.   The Famous Grouse, Glenturret Distillery, Scotland’s oldest malt whisky distillery lies just to the west of Crieff

Beyond Crieff, going only a few miles West to the very attractive village of Comrie and walks to Glen Artney and Glen Lednock. Comrie is a walker’s paradise and there is also a popular golf course. Stay at Tuarach (4) in the heart of this very attractive village with very good restaurants. Loch Earn, Loch Tay, Crianlarich, Loch Lomond, Oban and Fort William lie beyond. Beyond Comrie, find the charming Ruggles Cottage that sleeps 6.

To the south of Crieff lies the pretty village of Muthill (ask a local how to pronounce this name). Right next to the 9-hole golf course is the aptly named Wee House a very popular cottage for 2 with a very good restaurant within walking distance. In Muthill village is the charming Green Brae, a semi-detached house that sleeps 4. To the east of Crieff, at the foot of the road leading to the Sma’ Glen, find the Isle of Murray cottage, sleeping 4.

The “Lang Toon” of Auchterarder is the oldest Burgh in Scotland and is famed for its very long main street, its proximity to The Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Courses, its excellent high class shops with everything from cashmeres to antiques and good cafes. The Armoury (sleeps 8). At the nearby Gleneagles Village is the Gleneagles Apartment at Guthrie Court (5/6) and Craigrossie (3).

Towards the Braco Moor, with Dunblane beyond, is the newly built Cambushinnie Croft (6) a spacious and beautifully designed house with views to Sheriffmuir and the Ochils. In Braco is Waterside (2), a charming and fully modernised terraced cottage.

A few miles West of Perth and on the south side of the A9 route, lies the conservation village of Dunning. A short walk from the village are  The Doocot (2) and The Studio (2). The Coach House (4/6) is three miles away at nearby Forteviot, a picturesque tiny village with an ancient history.

Close to Bridge of Earn and just on the edge of Forgandenny lies two adjacent properties in converted farm buildings. The Stables (4) and The Granary (6/7) are convenient for Strathallan School, Kilgraston School, Perth and the M80 access to Edinburgh.

Heading north, off the A9, turn towards Grandtully, where there's a wonderful Chocolate Shop with restaurant there too called Legends. Then head towards Aberfeldy to find in the centre. the Crown Apartment (4).   Mo Dachaidh (8) lies near Keltneyburn and close to Glen Lyon. Other larger properties in the area include the magnificent Tursachan (8) near Kenmore, and Boltachan Dell (8) by Abefeldy.  And just for two, the charming Wee Cosy Nook.

At Kenmore on the edge of Loch Tay  see  Riverview Cottage (6).  On the north side of Loch Tay overlooking the Loch near Fearnan, in a prime location with a private beach and fishing rights is the luxury  Shoreside group of Mews type houses that include Craigard (6), Ben Lawers (4), Ben Macdui (4), Tarmachan (4)

Each Abade Holiday Home may be booked online for either a weekly let or short breaks when they are available. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your requirements.


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

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