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Branklyn Cottage, Branklyn Garden

  • Dates available
  • None
  • Fife & Perthshire
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
Relax in this cozy cottage - part of a beautiful Arts & Crafts house, nestled within the enchanting and highly acclaimed Branklyn Gardens. Read More >
 
The cottage has the feel of peace and tranquillity you might expect in a rural location yet is close to the centre of Perth - a perfect spot to explore the region and enjoy a relaxing break.
 
The ground floor comprises of a cozy lounge with wood burning stove and views out to the gardens and separate kitchen. Upstairs there is one double and one twin bedroom and a shower room with WC and wash basin.
 
A washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are available in the communal utility room adjacent to the cottage (not available over the festive season).
 
Accommodation details
  • Two storey property

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  • Sleeps 4 - 1 double and 1 twin bedroom

  • Sitting room with wood burning stove

  • Kitchen - oven, dishwasher and microwave

  • Shower room with WC and wash basin

  • Parking available near the cottage

  • Full gas central heating

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  • EPC Rating: TBC


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    About Branklyn Garden
    Branklyn Garden was created by Dorothy and John Renton in the 1920?s when they began to build the garden around their new Art & Crafts home. Forty years later, in a labour of love, they had created what one expert described as ?the finest two acres of private garden in the country?. Over 4,500 species from all over the world flourish here today; nearly half of them are direct descendants of the Rentons? own plants. Today Branklyn is maintained by the National Trust for Scotland whilst still retaining the feel of an intimate, personal garden.
     
     
    About the area
    Scotland's ancient capital for five centuries, the 'Fair City' of Perth is now the country's newest city. Bustling, compact and beautifully situated on the banks of the River Tay in the east of Scotland, this city is a sparkling cosmopolitan gem that keeps on giving visit after visit. Located only an hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Perth is one of the most accessible cities in the country and is perfect for a holiday get away, weekend or city break.
     
    Known as the 'Big Tree Country' Perthshire boasts magnificent arboreal specimens in the many verdant woodlands, forests and gardens across the region. Escape into this beautiful wilderness where awesome peaks like Schiehallion and Ben Lawers can be scaled and some of Scotland's most iconic species can be observed in their natural environment, from majestic red deer stags to soaring ospreys. ©Visit Scotland
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    East Cottage, Hill of Tarvit

    • Dates available
    • 4 StarExcellent
    • Fife & Perthshire
    • 5
    • 3
    • Dogs allowed
    This single-storey Edwardian cottage is set in its own enclosed garden, near to the original stable block of Hill of Tarvit mansion house. Read More >
    Built originally to house some of the gardeners and estate workers who would have kept the mansion in its splendid style, it now makes a cosy retreat for families looking to explore this picturesque part of Fife.
    Accommodation details

    • Single storey

    • Sleeps 5 - 2 double and 1 single bedroom

    • Sitting room with wood-burning stove

    • Dining kitchen

    • Bathroom with shower over bath

    • Full central heating

    • Enclosed private garden

    • Parking available adjacent to the cottage

    • EPC Rating: E47


     
    About Hill of Tarvit
    French Chippendale-style furniture and paintings by Raeburn line the family rooms of this Edwardian mansion house, completed in 1906 by the architect Sir Robert Lorimer. 'Below stairs', the kitchen and pantry have been perfectly preserved to give an insight into the work of the servants who kept the household running.
     
    The estate lies among a patchwork of rolling farmland, and has its own superbly kept sunken rose and kitchen gardens, as well as a restored Edwardian hickory-club golf course.
     
    About the area
    Hill of Tarvit lies just outside Cupar, ten miles from St Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the world's most famous golf course. Fife's East Neuk is a short drive away, offering pristine beaches, picture-perfect harbours and delicious fresh seafood.
     
    The nearest shops are 1 mile away in Ceres and 2.5 miles away in Cupar.
     
    Things to do

    • Head to Anstruther for a stroll along the harbour. After taking in the views across to the Isle of May and the pastel and white cottages lining the shore, grab some award-winning fish and chips at the Anstruther Fish Bar.

    • For a day at the beach, St Andrews's West Sands, Elie's Harbour Beach, Burntisland and Aberdour's Silver Sands all have Blue Flags, meaning they are clean, safe and offer good facilities.

    • Spend a day in Renaissance paradise at nearby Falkland Palace. The country retreat of the Stuart Kings was a favourite of Mary Queen of Scots and is filled with elaborate antique furnishings.


     
    Getting there
    Hill of Tarvit lies off the A916, 2 miles south of Cupar and 1 mile from Ceres. Cupar Railway station offers the closest train links.
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    East Sands Cottage, Kincaple

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    • Fife & Perthshire
    • 4
    • 2
    • Not allowed
    East Sands Cottage is furnished to an extremely high standard in a contemporary style using natural local materials. The kitchen/front door opens onto a private parking area and there is space in the courtyard for you to sit and enjoy the sun. Read More >
    This property is privately owned.
     
    Larger groups may like to consider also booking West Sands Cottage.
     
    We only accept telephone bookings for both West and East Sands Cottages. Please telephone 0131 458 0305 or email holidays@nts.org.uk to check availability and make a booking..
     
    Weekly prices from �595 - �850. Short breaks (Mon - Fri or Fri - Mon) from �295..
     
    Accommodation details

    • Single storey

    • Sleeps 4 - 1 double with built-in wardrobes and 1 king-size double (can be split into twin singles)

    • Sitting room with limed oak dining table, large L-shaped OKA sofa and iPod dock

    • Kitchen

    • Shower room with large, walk-in power shower, pale quartz floor and eclectic New England crackle-glazed wall mosaics

    • Private parking

     
    About Kincaple
    West Sands and East Sands have been recently refurbished to high specifications from the 17th century stables buildings of the original Kincaple House, and lie in secluded, wooded grounds away from the bustle of the town of St Andrews. West Sands is built on a long, narrow layout, following the pattern of the old stables, and has a long, windowed corridor on the courtyard side where the coastal light pours in. Every bit as beautiful, East Sands is built around an L shaped floor plan.
     
    About the area
    Kincaple is just outside the medieval city of St Andrews, home of golf and Scotland's oldest university. A 5-minute drive brings you to the legendary Old Course, along with the beaches, castle, cathedral ruins, shops, bars and restaurants of St Andrews. Edinburgh is an easy day trip (an hour on the train from nearby Leuchars or just over an hour in the car) and Glasgow isn't much further! Kincaple is also within easy reach of the coastal paths of the East Neuk of Fife and its picturesque fishing villages, the Angus glens, the Cairngorms, Perth and the gateway to the Highlands - all making these cottages the perfect base for exploring Central Scotland.
     
    Things to do

    • Take a visit to Cambo House to admire its magnificent gardens.

    • Scotland's Secret Bunker is just a short drive away - discover how Scotland would have been governed from 100ft beneath the Fife countryside in the event of a nuclear attack.

    • Nearby Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Garden (NTS) is a magnificent Edwardian mansion that houses a splendid collecion of furniture, porcelain and paintings. Keen golfers will especially enjoy playing the 9-hole golf course with original hickory clubs..

     
    Getting there
    Kincaple is 2 miles from St Andrews, just off the A91.
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