This special, STB five star cottage sits in the heart of the beautiful landscape of Trinity Gask Estate, with its extensive private woodlands, wildlife ponds and stretches of the River Earn.
Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this secluded location and soak up the stunning views across the Strathearn Valley to the Ochil Hills. With an abundant variety of walks and cycle trails, lose yourself in the natural rhythm of the landscape and wildlife that abounds, without ever having to step into a car.
This is the perfect location for a holiday cottage in Perthshire; a haven of peace and tranquillity, yet only 10 mins from Auchterarder with its impressive selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and delicatessen. The world famous Gleneagles Hotel Resort is also on the doorstep with spectacular golf courses, one of Europe's best spas, equestrian, falconry, shooting and off-road driving schools.
For those interested in Scottish culture and heritage, the Retreat is well positioned to visit Scone Palace, Stirling Castle, Glenturret Whisky Distillery, Drummond Castle Gardens, to name but a few. A short 10 min drive will take you to Crieff and the Gateway to the Highlands for a stunning tour up to the beautiful Scottish glens and lochs. Edinburgh and Glasgow can both be reached within an hour. This gorgeous holiday retreat is reached by private access and is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Trinity Gask Estate. The cottage sits in a large enclosed beech hedged garden with a coppice of silver birch trees and a collection of huge sandstone boulders. Wonderful open stretches of flat lawn make the garden ideal for dogs and children's play. Enjoy al fresco dining on the sheltered sun terrace and partially covered decking area or relax on the sun loungers and soak in the stunning open views south over the Strathearn Valley.
The cottage has been lovingly restored and successfully marries the charm of a traditional stone house with the best progressive eco-build practices. Relax and enjoy the benefits of sleeping in a breathable, allergy-free house with organic hemp insulation, solid oak wooden floors throughout and under floor heating (from a natural, ground source heat pump), the paints are also carefully chosen non-odour and eco-friendly.
The interior of this special cottage is simple, fresh and contemporary. There is a large, high-ceilinged, open-plan kitchen/living area with a stylish contemporary kitchen complete with Caithness stone worktops and a dining table for 8. In the living area, large comfortable leather sofas are perfect for stretching out on in front of the open fire. For your entertainment there is a 37" HD flat screen TV, DVD, IPOD docking station, CD/radio player and even a Karaoke machine! There is a good selection of games and an abundance of touring, walking and cycling maps as well as interesting bookings on Scottish wildlife, history and culture.
There are two spacious bedrooms: the double has two windows with views west (perfect for evening sun) towards woodlands and Ben Vorlich. All beds are extremely comfortable and made up with crisp Egyptian cotton linen. Both bedrooms have more than ample hanging and shelf space and come with hairdryers. The twin room is high-ceilinged and extremely bright, 2 east and 1 south window provide uninterrupted views across the valley. The bathroom has a big double ended bath, separate walk in shower and is stocked with organic shampoo, soap and body lotion.
Adjacent to the back door is a separate outhouse, which is the perfect washing and drying room. There is a large stainless steel sink, washing machine, plenty of cupboard and hanging space, an overhead pulley and under floor heating. Spacious, airy and warm, it is the ideal place for pets to sleep when they are not in the large garden.
For those interested in wildlife, there is an abundance on the estate ranging from nesting ospreys, sea eagles and other birds of prey; lapwings, oyster catchers, curlews and other waders are plentiful. Watch magnificent skeins of geese flying overhead.