Abade Self Catering Holidays in Perthshire and beyond

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About Abade

Abade is an old Scot's word meaning, "abode" or "home". Abade Self Catering brings together a selection of fantastic self catering holiday accommodation, including traditional stone cottages, luxury apartments, and large holiday homes. We hope to find you a "home from home" where the welcome is assured and guests come first.

Abade Self Catering is a small but growing collection of self catering cottages, apartments, lodges and holiday homes that aim to give the visitor a unique holiday experience, by not only providing excellent quality self catering accommodation in beautiful locations, but also applying that attention to detail that makes all the difference between a good time and a really memorable holiday.

Traditonal Georgian city apartments, stunning loch-side apartments, a stables conversion and an architect-designed wing of a modern house bring variety and choice of destination in Perthshire that will surely please.

High standards, cleanliness and good service are assured by each owner with many belonging to the Visit Scotland Quality Standards Scheme. . Abade Self Catering homes offer much more than this however and guests will find an excellent supply of visitor information on a whole range of places to visit and activities in the holiday house as well as games, books, often a supply of videos, some have games rooms, all to provide indoor entertainment and information at the end of the day's touring or activity. To check availability or to book please go to your chosen property and click the "availability and booking" button.

We look forward to welcoming you!


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

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