Self Catering Accommodation near Kinross. Perfect for exploring
all the attractions of central Scotland or just taking the opportunity
to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Located on a old non-working farm just 1/2hr from Edinburgh Airport,
the cottage is perfect for visiting the numerous castles and attractions
of Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and Glasgow as well as the beaches and attractions
of the East Neuk of Fife including St Andrews.
Surrounded by spectacular hills and scenery it is ideal for walking
and cycling (dry storage is available for bikes). Other activities include
fishing, riding, gliding, off road driving and of course golf. Numerous
courses are nearby including the prestigious Gleneagles.
Keen explorers and outdoor people themselves, the owners are normally
on site and are more than willing to advise on suitable trips for all
the family. Alternatively, follow the example of some guests and just
cuddle up to the fire and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Gateside Farm Cottage Accommodation
Gateside Farm Cottage is a cosy rustic bothy situated in the gardens
of an old farm house. Sleeping two plus (a travel cot and Z bed are available
on request), the accommodation consists of a double bedroom with king-sized
bed, an open sitting room/kitchen and a bathroom. Visitors have access
to the gardens of the main house and have a small outside seating area
at the cottage itself.
Other facilities include:
* full central heating
* log burning stove
* colour TV, DVD player, Freeview TV
* ceramic hob, electric oven
Things to do
Historic Scotland do a great short term visitors pass which is extremely
good value if you want to visit various local attractions including Edinburgh
and Stirling Castles, Loch Leven Castle and boat trip.
. Stirling (Castle, Wallace Monument)
. St Andrews Perth (Scone Palace, races)
. Falkland Palace
. Kinross House and Gardens
. Loch Leven Castle and boat trip
. Blair Atholl and Hermitage Woods
. Routes up to Gleneagles,
. Crieff (Crystal Factory, Whisky tours)
. Dunfermline Abbey
The cottage is surrounded by great walking territory looking out on the
Ochil, Cleish and Lomond Hills. There are books in the cottage suggesting
walks for all levels and time spans. Not to be missed is the walk up to
or around nearby Castle Campbell or for those wishing to go slightly further
afield the Trossachs.
A particular favourite is the new path around Loch Leven. A flat gravelled
route this can be combined with visiting Loch Leven Castle or made into
a days outing in itself stopping off at the Larder for lunch and a rest.
There are numerous golf courses nearby including the championship courses
of Gleneagles and St Andrews. The three most local courses all welcome
visitors and can supply clubs.
The cottage is surrounded by numerous quiet country roads linking into
the Fife cycle network. From May 2007 new paths open up around Loch Leven
specially designed for cycling/walking/pushchairs. A keen cyclist herself,
the owner will happily advise on routes. (From summer 2009 the path round
the Loch has now been extended to Vane Farm Bird Sanctuary. A fabulous
route with watering holes!)
There are numerous local stables all tried out personally!. For trekking
we can highly recommend the Glendevon treking centre over the summer months.
For the more serious, book a lesson at Gleneagles or try their cross country
Off Road Driving
The Scottish Off Road Driving Centre is in the nearby Gateside village.
Equally locally try the Glendevon Off Road Centre or Gleneagles where
there are miniature Landrovers and a course for children.
Loch Leven in Kinross offers trout fishing as does Gartmorn Dam Country
The Scottish Gliding School is on the Loch at Scotlandwell. They offer
facilities for experienced pilots but also taster sessions. A micro-light
school is to be found at Balado airfield between the cottage and Kinross.
Nearby Tillicoultry has a dry ski slope (120m) and offers all the usual
lessons, hire etc. Alternatively there is a bigger slope in Edinburgh,
the snow dome in Glasgow or the real thing up at Glenshee (approx 2 hours),
The RSPB's Vane Farm Bird Sanctuary is just down the road on the shores
of Loch Leven with spectacular walks and views over the Loch.
Perth and Dunfermline both have cinemas within 20 minutes drive. The Stirling
Macrobert centre also has a cinema and very good creche running during
daytime viewings. There are theatres at Perth, the Macrobert centre and
of course Edinburgh.
With young children themselves, the owners can offer plenty of advice.
There are plenty of parks and soft play centres which you can add into
your itineraries to distract any little ones. Recommended are Craigton
Park (towards St Andrews), Blair Drummond Safari Park, Deep Sea World
(towards Edinburgh), and the Deer Park. Baby sitting can be arranged if
The local sports centre in Kinross has a pool, gym, squash courts etc.
Opposite is the new Kinross High School with a climbing wall, badminton
courts, mirrored dance studios and library all open to the public. There
are tennis courts in the local village.
The nearest supermarket (Sainsbury's) is in Kinross. Openning hours are
8 to 10 Monday to Saturday and currently 10-6 on Sundays. Tesco's do deliver,
which can be handy. Perth, Edinburgh and Stirling are all good for shopping.
There are plenty of local restaurants and take-aways. Details are in the
cottage. If in Kinross try the Kirklands (left at the mini "Sands"
roundabout), the Green Hotel further along or the Grouse and Claret at
the Dobbies roundabout before you get into Kinross.
The cottage is situated between Crook of Devon and Cleish on the B9097.
It is just 5 minutes drive from junction 5 of the M90 motorway north of
Edinburgh. If arriving by car take Junction 5 from the motorway along
the B9097 towards Crook of Devon.
After about 3 miles there is a chicken farm (low sheds) on the left followed
by a sign for "Threapmuir Farm". Half a mile past this take
a drive on the left marked by two large trees. Proceed straight down the
drive to the original farm buildings at the end. (Do not take the right
hand fork off the drive to the new house that can be seen from the road).
Alternatively if arriving from the West follow the signs for Kincardine
Bridge. Head straight over all junctions towards the A977 signed Kinross,
Powmill/Crook of Devon. At the Crook of Devon take the right hand turn
(B9097) at the Shell Petrol Station.
After about 2 miles there is a staggered crossroads (left to Coldrain,
right to Aldie). Just after this there is a drive on the right hand side
marked by two large trees at the end. Proceed all the way down the drive
to the original farm buildings at the end.
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