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Blairgowrie HotelsWelcome to Mains of Soilzarie Coach House & Farmhouse.

Luxury FIVE Star Self-Catering and stylish Bed and Breakfast holiday accommodation in a stunning rural location in Perthshire, Scotland.

Set in 5 acres of land, Mains of Soilzarie enjoys an outstanding rural location in the heart of Scotland.

In the foothills of Cairngorm National Park and Glenshee Ski Centre, and is close to some of Scotland’s best known tourist attractions, distilleries and historic castles.

Mains of Soilzarie Coach House Accommodation

· Two-bed roomed Coach House sleeps 4, with facilities to accommodate a further 2 persons on mezzanine gallery
· Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast sleeps up to 6 in three double rooms

The Coach House:
The Coach House at Mains of Soilzarie has everything you could wish for to make your self-catering holiday truly luxurious.

The superbly renovated and equipped self-catering accommodation in our Coach House is self-contained and separate from the main Farmhouse. The breathtaking interior makes amazing use of space and light, with comfort of paramount importance.

Downstairs, the beautiful, well-equipped open-plan kitchen – with Fired Earth tiles, natural wood and slate worktops, and 5-burner range cooker – is open to the dining area, and its solid oak extending dining table, which seats up to 8 comfortably.

This leads to the stunning double-height lounge area, with raftered roof-space, feature stone fireplace and wood-burning stove.
The flagstone floor not only looks great, it is also surprisingly cosy thanks to the under floor heating system!

Three large coach-style windows (one of which has french doors) allow the light to stream inside from the stone terrace, where you can enjoy a lazy summer breakfast or al-fresco dinner from the barbeque. In the evenings, a sophisticated digital lighting system enables you to create an atmosphere to suit every mood.

Our Dolby surround-sound home cinema system – with 44” wall-mounted plasma screen, DVD player/recorder and i-Pod plug – and a well-stocked games table containing everyone’s family favourites, guarantee entertainment for all, whatever the weather!

Upstairs, the galleried Mezzanine is the ideal spot to curl up on one of the sofas with a book, or just enjoy the views across the glen. Alternatively, why not banish the kids up here? They can plug the Playstation in to the second TV, while the adults put their feet up in front of the fire.

There are two bright, beautiful and spacious bedrooms up here – one twin and one double, accommodating 4 people – two stylish shower rooms, and an additional WC.

A sofa-bed on the Mezzanine is ideal for two extra guests. Chidren are most welcome in the Coach House, but parents should be aware that the staircase is open-tread, and very small children may require supervision.

The outdoor enthusiast is spoiled for choice: walking the Cateran Trail, skiing, mountain-biking, pony-trekking, shooting, fishing, golfing and endless other activities are all within easy reach.

Whether you are swayed by the ‘wow’ factor of our unique and stylish Coach House, or the cosy comfort of the Farmhouse, we guarantee you a very special holiday at Mains of Soilzarie.

Mains of Soilzarie Coach House Facilities

· Glass panelled entrance porch with separate cloakroom.
· Under floor heating throughout ground floor, radiators upstairs.
· Wood-burning stove
· Huge country sofas and squishy cushions.
· Computerised lighting system.
· Dolby surround cinema system , iPOD docking station, 44’’ plasma T.V, DVD player/recorder.
· Fully equipped kitchen, large range cooker with 5 ring gas hob and double ovens, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge and freezer
· Microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and a lot more.
· Store cupboard basics.
· Books and games.
· Garden furniture and gas barbeque.
· Private parking.
· 5 acres with wildlife pond (children and pets will require supervision).
· Double room with king sized bed and french windows to side.
· Twin bedroom with 2 velux windows
· 2 shower rooms both with feature wash basins and stylish tiling, one with W.C.
· Separate W.C. with feature wash basin.
· Galleried landing with sofa bed (sleeps 2) sofa and cupboard with games T.V.
· Fluffy towels, luxury egyptian cotton bedding (250-300 thread count).
· Hairdryers
· Complimentary toiletries.
· Baby cot, high chair and safety gate provided free of charge.
· Immaculate standard of cleanliness throughout.
· Award winning shop/post office and the excellent Strathardle Hotel in Kirkmichael. (3 miles)
· All linen, towels, oil, electricity & gas + VAT at current rate are included.
· Full central heating
· Ensuite or private facilities
· Fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries
· Hospitality tray
· Hairdryer
· Radio/alarm clock
· Free WIFI

Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast:
Bed and Breakfast is offered in the Farmhouse, in 3 individually furnished double rooms, and guests have the use of a sunny conservatory.
A hearty breakfast – cooked on our Aga – is served in the spacious Farmhouse kitchen.
Choose from a hearty full Scottish breakfast or a lighter option or try a bowl of “proper” oatmeal porridge for a healthy start to a day’s hill-walking or sight-seeing.

Built in the 18th century as a bothy, the house was a working farm until a decade ago and is full of character. The name SOILZARIE (pronounced Sollarry) is derived from the Gaelic “Soillearaidh” meaning “light place”.

Out & About:
Our location at Mains of Soilzarie has easy access to a wealth of sporting activities, visitor attractions and wonderful scenery. Here are a few suggestions to wet your appetite:

Outdoor Activities:
For outdoor enthusiasts there are lots of low-level walks as well as magnificent MUNROS.
For lots of information visit the Walk Highlands website.

This 64 mile (103 km) circular way – marked walking route in the Perthshire and Angus Glens which follows the paths used by cattle rustlers (The Caterans) in the 15th century, starts close by.
GOLF: Within a short drive are the challenging ROSEMOUNT and LANDSDOWNE championship courses at Blairgowrie, the scenic parkland courses around Alyth and DALMUNZIE in Glenshee, one of the highest in Britain.

The River Tay and its tributaries the Isla and the Ericht are among the best salmon and trout rivers in Europe. Permits for the Isla and Ericht are available from Kate Flemming, Blairgowrie, who can also assist with information on shooting and stalking.
Several sporting estates in the area cater for field sports enthusiasts. The lands adjacent to our own property make up one of the largest pheasant shoots in Perthshire.

GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE has 36 runs catering for all abilities while locally Bridge of Cally has 2 ski hire companies.
ADVENTURE SPORTS: Get the adrenaline flowing at one of Perthshire’s 40 adventure sport operators. Some must-do activities are abseiling, white water rafting, canoeing, mountain biking and pony trekking. Try NAE LIMITS or for children, Active Kids.

Places to go:
Royal Deeside, A ¾ hour drive through Glenshee takes you to Ballater and Braemar, home of the famous annual Braemar Gathering attended by the Royal Family and the setting for Balmoral Castle.

Pitlochry and Aberfeldy:
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is an important asset to the town while children will be fascinated by the Dam and Fish Ladder.
Worth a short detour north is the House of Bruar an amazing showcase for the best of Scottish gifts and food.
A favourite destination is the Watermill at Aberfeldy with a stop for fabulous chocolate at Legends of Grandtully.

Dunkeld and Birnham:
Visit picturesque Dunkeld with it’s 12th century cathedral and riverside setting and the Victorian village of Birnham, home to the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and garden.

The Perthshire tourist board has lots of info on the “Big Tree Country” as the area is known and also fabulous gardens to visit.

Castles and whisky:

We are lucky enough to be near a splendid selection of castles. Below are the links to some of the better known ones:
· Scone Palace, Perth
· Blair Castle, Blair Atholl
· Balmoral Castle
· Glamis Castle, Glamis

Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry is Scotland’s smallest while Blair Atholl, Pitlochry dates back to 1798 and is one of the oldest in Scotland.
Worth visiting also are Dewars World of Whisky, Aberfeldy and the Famous Grouse Experience Crieff.
If you prefer beer try the locally brewed ales from the Moulin micro brewery at Pitlochry.

Shopping and Food:
Perth and Dundee
These are the nearest cities, both having the usual high street shops while Blairgowrie, the closest town, has a good selection of shops and cafes and supermarkets.

The area around Blairgowrie is Europe’s centre for soft fruit production and you can “pick your own” strawberries and raspberries at many of the farms nearby.
Look out also for the many estates and farms which sell their own fish, meat and game, usually organic, directly to the public.

By Road:
Mains of Soilzarie is about 4 miles north of Bridge of Cally just off the Glenshee road and has excellent links to the A93 & A924 to both north and south.
From the M9, take the exit B8063/Main Street toward Luncarty/Stanley/B9099. Continue for approx 4 miles, turning right towards the A93. Turn left at the A93 Balmoral Road and travel for approx 10.2 miles. Turn left at B950 for 0.7 miles. Destination is first house on the right.
By Bus:
City Link offer regular services to Perth and Dundee from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.
By Train:
First Scotrail offers regular services to Perth and Dundee while Pitlochry has a daily service to and from London Kings Cross.
By Air:
Dundee airport (31 miles) has regular flights from London. Edinburgh International and Glasgow International have flights from a large number of UK and international destinations.
Car Hire available at all airports.

Email Mains of Soilzarie Coach House enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com