Welcome to Invermay Self catering Holiday Cottage Blairgowrie Scotland.
Invermay is a self catering fully restored Victorian Villa on the A93 Royal Deeside tourist route which runs from Perth to the South and to Aberdeen in the North.
The owner's former family home has been re-invented as a holiday cottage for the 21st century. The original features from the 1880s have been cleverly blended with a modern twist to provide all the comforts of a modern family home blended with vintage character. Self-catering guests may like to embrace the spirit of the 1920s by shaking up a cocktail from the orginal cocktail recipe list hidden in the sitting room - just remember to bring some angostura bitters!
Family groups of all ages will love the flexible living and play space. There is something for everyone at Invermay, whether they are weeks old or approaching a century!
The house is within 20 minutes of Scone Palace on the same road - just turn left and keep going. It is easy to find one's way to Balmoral Castle: turn right and keep going for 75 minutes! Braemar is only 55 minutes to the north after passing through Glenshee ski resort 40 minutes away. In winter, Glenshee offers the most extensive ski area in Scotland. In summer, it provides a number of easy Munros for "Munro Baggers" to climb.
Invermay is only five minutes drive from championship golf courses at Blairgowrie Golf Club. There is wonderful fishing at Butterstone Loch 15 minutes from the house. The Ardblair walking trail is only 10 minutes on foot and the Cateran Trail starts in Blairgowrie and is a 64 mile circular trip via Bridge of Cally, Kirkmichael, Spittal of Glenshee, Glenisla and Alyth.
Guests can swim in the public pool just round the corner or hire bikes 5 minutes walk along the main road. The bus stop is right across the road.
McManus Museum and Galleryin Dundee (Currently there has just been an exhibition of the famous Scottish colourist Caddell on Show and now Leonardo da Vinci's drawings are on loan from the Queen's Gallery. However, take your spectacles and a magnifing glass as the lighting is poor to preserve the paper, which was made from pulped old clothes. Recycling the 16th century way!) There are also wonderful concerts in the Caird Hall in Dundee as well as in Perth Concert Hall. Perth Museum is a very good little attraction in the city centre as well as the Ferguson Gallery (another one of the Scottish colourists). In Blairgowrie there are regular weekly pipe band concerts in the Wellmeadow as well as monthly farmer's markets and other attractions.
The house sleeps up to 10 persons, if 4 are children. There is one triple room and one family room (for 4) upstairs with a shower room as well as a bathroom. Downstairs is a very large double room (the "rock'n'roll bedroom"!) which has a single sofa bed. Through the new kitchen there is a dining room looking on to the rear garden and then through the small utility room with washing machine there is a large bathroom with separate shower having low tray and wall-mounted seat. The bath has hand rails and a shower mixer tap.
A unique feature of the house is the infra-red sauna looking on to the rear garden. This is not a steam sauna, but rather, it is a dry heat sauna, good for post-sport aches and pains! Foot spas are also available for the use of guests, who can use raspberry foot rub from the Highland Soap Company, which supplies all the liquid hand soap, hand cream, body wash, shampoo and conditioner throughout the property.
There is extensive parking on-site at Invermay for several cars. The lower level of the garage and the conservatory can be used for storage of all sporting equipment and for hanging wet clothing. Once the clothing has dried off somewhat it can be brought in the back door to the utility/dining area and hung on the heated clothes drier.
There is free WiFi in the house and TVs with freeview in the kitchen and sitting room.