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The Cottage at Aikenhead House

The Cottage is a cosy, self-contained single storey cottage attached to Aikenhead House. It is a perfect place to  relax and unwind – curling up by the wood burning stove or enjoying the rural views. It is also a great base for exploring and adventuring.

We have designed The Cottage to be as accessible as possible, although the 3ft thick stone walls means that we have not been able to widen the existing doorways. It is single-story and suitable for a lightweight wheelchair. The kitchen and bathroom are adapted for ease of use. 

The Cottage has a private wood burning hot tub. We provide enough logs for one night's use. You can bring your own extra logs or buy more from us. We will explain how to use the hot tub – it takes about 2 hours to fire up. 

We provide fresh baked sourdough bread, eggs from our chickens, butter, milk, tea & coffee. Breakfast meat or BBQ meat bundles, cheese or antipasti board and picnic lunches are available upon request.

We are passionate about providing an eco-friendly experience for you – with organic and locally sourced products and food wherever possible. We ask guests to respect our ethos and consider energy use, recycling and waste during their stay. 

The Cottage is available from £125 per night with a minimum two-night stay. 

Please check Airbnb calendar for availability -

You can book directly through us or through Airbnb.

More info below the gallery.

The Cottage is self-contained ground floor accommodation adjoining Aikenhead House - a unique country house and small-holding 3 miles from Blairgowrie. A perfect romantic, peaceful getaway.



The Cottage has an open plan kitchen (with oven, stove, fridge with freezer compartment, cooking utensils, pots and pans) dining and sitting area with a wood burning stove, a bedroom with a king-size bed and a single day bed and a wet room style shower room.



The Cottage has a decking area and a private use wood burning hot tub.

Parking is situated next to the front door. 

Views from The Cottage are to the South and over arable land.

You can see the local Osprey’s nest from the windows!

The outside seating area and hot tub have views across the garden to the West.

Guest access

This is a self contained cottage attached to Aikenhead House Guests will have access to The Cottage, plus their own outdoor space. Guests are also welcome to wander round the small-holding (but please shut gates if you visit the animals!)

Breakfast Bundle

We provide a welcome breakfast bundle to get you started on your first morning (milk, butter, eggs from our chickens, fresh sourdough and locally roasted coffee). If you have dietary requirements please let us know upon booking.

Interaction with guests

We are both more than happy to socialise - but equally can just be on call if needed.
Adam is based at the house. 
Rosie is a walk and cycle leader and is happy to organise activities for guests or give maps for adventures. We can also arrange kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, bike hire (road or mountain) and other local activities. 
We are developing an organic vegetable garden and planning to become as self-sufficient as possible and are happy to show you our plans and developments.


Dogs are welcome and can stay in The Cottage. There is an additional charge for dogs of £20 per dog per stay.
We ask you to keep dogs off the furniture. A cage is available to use if requested.
Dogs MUST be kept on a lead outside as we have free range chickens and other animals.
We ask for dogs not to be left unattended in The Cottage. 


Other things of note 

Wifi is available but please note that the signal may not be as quick as you may expect in the city and can dip in and out a bit.

A basket of firewood for The Cottage stove is provided complimentary. Additional baskets of logs are £20 and buckets of kindling are £5.

The hot tub is wood fired and the first fire up is included. Additional fire ups are charged at £20.

We have modernised as much of this 200 year old building as possible, but please note that it will never be as warm as a modern building! 

Being in the country is fairly quiet but being a smallholding and surrounded by farmland, at certain times of the year there maybe noise from tractors especially during harvest. We are also very busy all year round, so you will see us at all times of the day working with the animals and in the vegetable garden. We try to be as quiet as possible when guests are around.

Booking Terms

Check in from 5pm. Check out by 10am unless otherwise agreed.

Payment Terms – 50% Deposit required at time of booking.

Remaining balance can be made at any time, but full payment is required to be cleared 6 weeks before date of arrival. If the holiday is booked within 6 weeks of departure, full payment must be made upon booking. In the event of non-payment of this balance, we reserve the right to cancel the holiday and no refunds will be given.

Cancellation policy – If you need to cancel, please contact us by email. Deposit will be fully refunded up to 6 weeks before date of arrival. If you cancel less than six weeks before your arrival, we are unable to offer a refund. If we are able to re-let the property, we will offer you alternative dates but not a refund.

​You are advised to take out Holiday Cancellation Insurance to cover this eventuality.

In the event of exceptional circumstances, a cancellation occurs by us, our liability shall be limited to the return in full of the monies paid.

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