Superb 5 bedroom house with stunning views of the rolling countryside and with 2 fabulous wood burning hot tubs. The rural wellness retreat of Outfield Farm is on a tiny farm in a popular walking and cycling area and we are only 20 minutes from Dundee or Perth city centres. Enjoy our amazing views from the wellness room, and relax in the wood burning sauna.
This converted sandstone steading which sleeps up to ten people, in its five bedrooms and four bathrooms, enjoys an elevated position with commanding views of the surrounding rolling countryside. It has 2 fabulous wood burning hot tubs and great outside entertaining areas in the form of a west patio and a large east patio. Outfield Farm is a rural wellness retreat but we are only 20 minutes by car from Perth or Dundee city centres where you have culture, shopping and supermarkets.
This property, Pitfield, is our 2 cottages Pitmiddle and Outfield rented out as one large house. There is an interconnecting door between the two of these cottages which we unlock and open up to enable the flow between the 2 properties. This door takes you from the living/kitchen/dining area of Pitmiddle down 3 stairs into the corridor outside the downstairs bedrooms in Outfield. It is probably easiest to use the Pitmiddle front door as the main door for the property as there is extensive parking outside it. There is still the option to park down the side of the building towards the front door of Outfield. The wi-fi is in both the kitchen/living/dining areas. Guests are able to have shared use of our wellness gym (light gym equipment), wood burning sauna, games room and tennis court with Honeysuckle (1 bedroom cottage). The surrounding garden area is not fenced so please look after pets and please note we have either sheep or ponies in the fields so pets must be under control.
The accommodation is on 2 levels at the Outfield end of the property, the upper level was once a hay loft and therefore has low level windows as well as velux windows. This level houses the large master bedroom with its en suite bathroom with shower over the bath. The other en suite bedroom (with shower) is at the Pitmiddle end of the property beside the third bedroom which has its own bathroom next door (bath and separate shower). Down at the Outfield end of the property you have bedrooms four and five next to each other and they share a further family bathroom. These bedrooms are small, although they can be set up as superkings, but are often roomier when set up as singles. All of the beds can be superking (6 foot wide) or they can be separated to form 2 singles (twins).
This property has 2 living/kitchen/dining areas and most larger groups tend to have the dedicated kitchen in the Pitmiddle end of the house as there is most room for the table to extend. Dine in comfort with a roaring open fire in the background in winter or the patio doors open in summer. You can also use this room to entertain children with the TV and DVD if adults are congregating at the other end of the house.
The dedicated living space/sitting room tends to be at the Outfield end of the house where we have the huge tall windows and patio doors effectively bringing the outside views in. There is an open fireplace and extremely comfortable leather seating that is often commented on. However there is also a dining table with table extensions down here and feel free to move the furniture about and place the table in front of the fire if desired.
A lot of guests take exclusive use of the farm by taking this property as well as our 1 bedroom cottage Honeysuckle (which has its own private wood burning hot tub). All guests are able to have shared use of our wellness facilities (gym and sauna) and our tennis court and games room . We have a list too of walks in the area, many starting from the farm itself. The properties are on a very small farm accessed via a farm road.
We have tried to be as environmentally friendly as we can with our holiday houses. When we converted Outfield and Pitmiddle from farm buildings into accommodation we kept the same footprint so some stables are now bedrooms! We have used reclaimed wooden flooring and the houses are powered by a geothermal ground source heat pump. Our private water supply comes off the hill and is filtered in our water treatment area before going to the houses. All our fixtures and fittings are sourced locally.
In order to increase our green credentials even more we put up a small 18 m wind turbine on the hill behind the holiday houses in 2014. It is only an 11 kw turbine but we hope that after its first year we will have generated enough kw hours to cover our on site electrical needs.
Changeover day is flexible but we are not keen on Sunday arrivals. Please note that we do have a private water supply which goes through a high tech filter system although bottled water is available free of charge if preferred – we would recommend it for anyone with low immunity.