Characterful old cottage, rural but not isolated, surrounded by woods and farmland. Less than one mile from a pretty village with lots of shops and restaurants.
Comrie lies on a geographical fault-line marking the border between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. For this reason it is subject to slight tremors and houses a very early example of seismographic equipment in 'Earthquake House', just over the River Earn from my property.
Built as a farm worker's cottage over one hundred years ago, my house has a huge garden running up into the trees on the hill behind. There is great walking country around for all levels of ability.
The guest bedroom is at the rear of the property overlooking the woods and includes an open-plan area upstairs with a single bed and a small sitting-room. There is a TV in this sitting-room but reception here is not great so you can help yourself to a title from the collection of old videos instead. There is a private guest bathroom and a separate entrance so you can come and go as you please. This is a private house, not a business, so I don't offer refinements such as trouser-presses and air-conditioning (not usually needed in Scotland anyway!) The plumbing is noisy and the layout confusing but that is what I think gives the place its charm.
Guests are welcome to use the house kitchen although there is a Farm Cafe across the road which is open until late afternoon every day.
Ideally situated for touring the Highlands to the north, Oban and the islands are to the west and historic Perth to the east. There is a bus stop at the gate but a car is recommended to get the best from your visit.
Smokers are asked to smoke outside in the garden only.