In a quiet situation, on a hill farm above the River Isla on the Perthshire/Angus border, Middleton Bothy is part of a row of unusual and attractive farm cottages. It has its own adjacent parking and a small garden from which to enjoy the lovely south facing views.
It provides bijou studio accommodation, ideal for a honeymoon or simply for a relaxing holiday in beautiful countryside. However, the accommodation has certainly been refurbished with romance in mind. The draped double bed just begs to be slept in while several original features have been retained, such as the lancet windows and open fire, over which, when the bothy doubtless used to house an entire family, the soup would be stirred in a large pot. You could do that too, if you wished, or take the simpler option and make use of the modern galley kitchen.
There is plenty of scope for excellent walking in the area; nearby Kirriemuir (all facilities) gives access to the beautiful Angus Glens, Prosen and Clova, or you can walk the Cateran Trail. The quiet country roads roundabout provide plenty of opportunitues for cycling, and there are golf courses at Alyth (3m) and Kirriemuir, as well as the prestigious Rosemount courses at Blairgowrie. Fishing is available on a number of lochs and rivers in the area.
Places to see include the waterfall at Reekie Linn, just a few minutes from the cottage, while historical sites such as Glamis Castle, Scone Palace, Balmoral, Blair Castle and Captain Scott's survey ship Discovery in Dundee are all within an easy drive. Rather more distant, but still easily accessible for a day trip, are the beautiful lochs Tummel and Rannoch. Wildlife enthusiasts may wish to visit the RSPB reserve at Kinordy, or see the ospreys on the Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld.
The Bothy has electric heating and open fire. Bed linen and towels are included and electricity is payable by meter reading. Sorry, no pets and smoking is not allowed within the Bothy.
Accommodation (sleeps 2):
- Sitting/dining room with open-fire and four-poster double bed, TV/DVD.
- Galley kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc.
- Room with shower, WC and basin