On the edge of the Highlands

House - Private room · Farm Cottage, Comrie, Perthshire,, Perth and Kinross PH6 2, United Kingdom
Marie Leslie
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The Space

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 early evening 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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $18 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $441 /week
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  • We really enjoyed staying here. It is more like an apartment within the house, than a room only. Leslie was very easy about sharing the kitchen as well. It is a charming cottage in a beautiful area. Leslie's tips for walks and things to see were much appreciated. The bedroom and bathroom are spacious and there is a sitting room with TV upstairs that goes with the room.

    July 2014
  • This is our second visit to Farm Cottage so that alone should tell you how much we love it here! :oD

    Leslie is lovely, so relaxed and friendly but also gives you private space. She lives in her own section of the house and the only shared area is the kitchen so plenty of room to spread out over the main bedroom, cosy upstairs living room and unbelievable garden.

    The house is perfectly placed as it's just off a main road about 1 minute's drive from Comrie and about 10 mins from Crieff, which is beyond Comrie and has a supermarket etc (both beautiful places).
    About 8 mins' drive I the other direction is stunning Loch Earn.
    In fact this whole area is just amazing!!!

    The house is rustic, full of excellent books, there's a TV and videos and a fab breakfast is provided. You have the small fridge to yourself so you can happily take a couple of days' worth of food (and save money!!).

    There's a big open field next to the house and beside that, Leslie's garden is an actual WOOD and seems neverending so of it's wide open spaces and peace you're after then look no further as her views are wonderful.

    Thank you for having us again, Leslie, all the best from us!! :o)

    Maya

    July 2014
  • Nous avons beaucoup apprécié nos 5 jours chez Marie Leslie.L hébergement possède un charme certain. Beaucoup d espace en plus d un environnement très calme.
    On se sentait vraiment comme chez (website hidden) plus, Marie Leslie a été une hôte très arrangeante qui a tout fait pour nous rendre le séjour agréable..
    A conseiller les yeux fermés
    PS : Une très bonne note aussi pour le confort du lit ....

    June 2014
  • Leslie was the perfect host. I must say, it was truly a pleasure to have stayed those 3 (email hidden) as she provided us with everything a weary needs, and more. She warmly offered us some breakfast and was very fast in providing our friend with directions on how to get to the lovely cottage. In all, Leslie is a very warm and caring host and we all enjoyed our stay.

    P.S: The bed is extremely comfy too :)

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderfully comfortable and relaxed weekend in Marie's home. The accommodation far surpassed my expectations, Marie's house is idyllic and the guest area is amazing, so much space. Having our own sitting area made so much difference to the weekend, everything was spotlessly clean and well equipped , Marie is very welcoming and friendly and generous. WE were both very sad to leave and I hope we will be back at some stage, it was perfect.

    June 2014
  • We had a great (email hidden) and the cottage is very clean and beautiful :) If we could we would have stayed longer because it is so quiet and relaxing. I can really recommend it !

    June 2014
  • This was the perfect place for a visit to the Trossachs National Park. Marie was very helpful and welcoming, the accommodation was just right for three of us (hard to find such places) with an informal but plentiful breakfast. I would wholeheartedly recommend the place to anyone.

    June 2014
  • What a lovely little vacation we had at this charming cottage on the edge of Comrie! Very quiet, very comfortable, charming! My 3 year old adored the swing on the tree! I loved the fragrant garden in bloom!

    May 2014
  • Leslie is a warm and welcoming host whose gorgeous cottage is an ideal base from which to explore the countryside of Perthshire. Unexpectedly Leslie provided a wide variety of breakfast choices and full access to her kitchen which was very much appreciated. The bed is comfortable, shower hot and plentiful and sitting room/ tv room/ reading room is snug and comfortable. The cottage garden was in bloom, the weather sunny and the woods behind full of birds and animals; we saw rabbits, their kittens, field mice, pheasant and on the final morning a beautiful little deer wandered down the hill.
    The local village, Comrie, is worth a wander with some nice shops, cafes and restaurants. Crieff, 10 minutes away, is larger and has a supermarket, great parks, cafes and bakeries. Perth is only a half hour drive. A beautiful spot for the weary traveller.
    Leslie is easy to communicate with, clear with her instructions and directions, knowledgeable of the area, experiences, history and things to see and do.

    May 2014
  • Leslie (email hidden)! :oD

    She is so chilled out and welcoming, her instructions/directions and general communication brilliant and her home is wonderful.

    Her house is divided into 2 sections, guests have their own bedroom (lovely, big, bed is comfy and view of the ENORMOUS garden is simply idyllic...), own bathroom and a small lounge area upstairs, Leslie herself has her own section of the house and the only thing that's shared is the kitchen, which is rustic and charming and very well stocked.

    There a million books everywhere, I only wish I could've stayed a year and read them all.

    Breakfast is an excellent 'help yourself' affair- a wide choice of foods are provided and you also have your own fridge with space for you own food (kitchen is fully usable by guests!).

    The house has a huge garden at the back (it's really a small wood!) and a field in the right side- it's just off a main road but far enough back that you are not disturbed by cars. There's a cafe across the road that shuts at 4.30pm if you feel lazy :o)

    Comrie village (bakery is great, beautiful walk with waterfall, charming place) is only about a mile from Leslie's, a bit further (another 10 mins' drive) is the town of Crieff with usual amenities and supermarket and about 10 minutes' drive in the opposite direction from Leslie's is Loch Earn- lake & mountain view, stunning!

    STAY HERE...you won't regret it!! :o)

    May 2014
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Edinburgh College of Art, University of Stirling, The University of Glasgow, University of Stirling
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Historic Scotland, Caledonia Housing
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I love to travel and the last place I visited was the US to see my daughter. We started in Chicago and did a bit of a road trip to Alabama, taking in stops in Tennessee and Georgia as well. Loved Memphis! This year I am sticking to Europe, hoping to catch some early sun in Malta and contemplating Rome as my big expedition planned for later in the year. One day, when I have a month or so free, I really want to visit Canada...that is the next one on the list!! 2014 update: windy Malta was fascinating with lots of neolithic sites to visit. Rome was, as you might expect, awesome and the Amalfi coast, thereafter, quite lovely (wore my shoes out with all the walking) but best of all was Siena which I would recommend highly to anyone Airbnb-ing in Italy. This year's travels projects are Cyprus, for (hopefully) cloudless skies and New York for all the museums rather than the weather.
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