Pictillum - Converted barn in rural Perthshire
|Rental type||Farmhouse / Barn|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||200 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
Pictillum is a traditional two storey stone built barn. The entrance porch complete with benched seating and downstairs cloakroom/WC opens into the kitchen dining area. The kitchen is beautifully equipped with a gas 3 oven Aga, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The adjoining dining area seats 8 people comfortably and enjoys beautiful views over the valley from the floor to ceiling windows.
There are patio doors on each side of the kitchen leading to the gardens which surround the house.
Garden furniture and a BBQ are available to enable you to enjoy both indoor and outdoor living.
The master bathroom follows and is a room...Read more
Pictillum - Converted barn in rural Perthshire
Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Set on a working far, the barn is surrounded by open fields and has stunning views over the Strathmore Valley. 2 miles from the small town of Alyth, the barn has access to fantastic walking, cycling and golf. Dundee and Perth are a 30mins drive away whilst the exciting capital of Edinburgh is only an hour away by road or rail. Access to the barn is by car only due to the rural location and there is parking for 4 cars.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$205||$205||$908 - $1,513||$0||1 night|
|Jan. 5 2013 - Feb. 15 2013
|Feb. 16 2013 - Feb. 22 2013
|Feb. 23 2013 - Mar. 22 2013
|Mar. 23 2013 - Apr. 12 2013
|Apr. 13 2013 - Apr. 26 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Apr. 27 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jul. 5 2013
Mid High Season
|Jul. 6 2013 - Aug. 30 2013
|All Other Dates||$205||$205||$1,437||-||7 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $76 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 29, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Faultless accommodation in gorgeous rural Perthshire
So often it is hard to judge holiday accommodation from online representations but Pictillum exceeded all our expectations!
On our visit from australia to see my 4 year old son's Scottish granny, we booked Pictillum for 3 weeks and it has to be the best holiday home we have ever rented.
Spotlessly clean and superbly equipped (everything for the kitchen and wifi for husband to keep in touch with the office, we wanted for nothing.) loved the aGa!! Lovely comfy bed with clean, crisp linen changed once a week for us. Wonderful child-friendly touches (toy box, dvd's, bath toys, "playhouse" beneath the stairs, kids cutlery).
Granny had her double room and bathroom downstairs and we had upstairs, so room enough for us to escape each other if the need arose! Lovely view from the bedroom of the cows in the field.
Fantastic hosts; always available. My son was in tractor heaven as it was harvesting time & even scored a ride on one which was a highlight. Lovely walks to be had nearby.
Visited Dundee more than Perth, but both only about 30 mins to get to. Wonderful day out in Broughty Ferry (Castle Green playpark is great for kids; Broughty Castle and lovely lunch at the Fisherman's Tavern.)
Active Kids playpark in Stanley not far from Pictillum was a big hit. Muddy Boots farm in Cupar (after a bit of shopping in Dundee) great for kids too with an indoor and outdoor play area and the hugest cappucino's for mom & granny. Lovely play area at Glamis Castle for kids too.
Tesco in Blairgowrie a 15 min drive for supplies. Small Spar in Meigle too. Lovely choc cake & coffee at the Joinery Cafe in Meigle. Also visited auchingarrich Wildlife Park (found it rather pricey, so plan to make a good half day of it.)
All in all, something for the young & old and just a wonderful family holiday. If we lived closer (!) wouldn't hesitate to return and would recommend without reservation (and know I did not know the owners prior to this visit!!)
Fabulous Property in Stunning Surroundings
We spent an absolutely glorious week in this very comfortable, well equipped property. The location is stunning and we were extremely lucky with the weather. The barn is very spacious and meant that our three generations of the one family had plenty of space to spread out and "do our own thing" without getting on top of one another.
Our two teenagers made very good use of the games room and played many hours of table tennis. We didn't get round to using the party sized barbeque as we were too busy enjoying the novelty of cooking with the aga. This is an added bonus as it kept the barn very warm and cosy - not that we needed it as we had to keep the doors and windows open most of the time due to the unexpectedly hot spell while we were there, however I imagine if you were to stay outwith the summer season, you would be very cosy indeed.
We did venture out occasionally to visit Blairgowrie, Glamis, Forfar and Pitlochry and the boys had a most enjoyable round of golf at Blairgowrie - they said it was one of the nicest courses they have ever played. We also enjoyed an evening meal at the nearby Strathmore Golf Club which you can see from the house. This was excellent - very large portions and good value. It would be advisable to book though as it was extremely busy for a week night. Obviously very popular.
The booking process was very efficient. Bec answered all e-mails very quickly and Marc met us on arrival and showed us how everything worked. We really appreciated the welcome pack and very much enjoyed the homemade lemon drizzle cake.
Our stay at Pictillum had the desired effect and we all came home suitably chilled out and relaxed. Hopefully we'll be able to come back again and enjoy this unique property. Thank you Bec and Mark.
Response from Bec Barron - 08/25/2012
So glad you and the family enjoyed the barn. Hope to see you again at Pictillum! Best wishes, Bec
Stunning lovely property
A group of 4 couples stayed here on a golf break. We all loved the property it was very well furnished. The aga was a real bonus as was the garage where we could charge all the batteries for the golf buggies and play table tennis and darts.
Beautiful property in a rare quiet surroundings
Pictillum sits on it's own amidst fields in a lovely part of Perthshire. We stayed here for a week with the family and all loved the unusual nature of the house, the wonderful communal spaces and the many windows on the world outside. Well-equipped, nice welcome pack, very private.
We had a family sports day outside and appreciated the space and the privacy. Even the mostly dull weather and a little rain couldn't spoil this. The lawn and the garden furniture not much used but would no doubt be brilliant in the sun!
Perfect Relaxing Break - super facilities
Beautiful house, lovely location great to watch deer and birds from. Excellent facilities at the house. Thoroughly recommend for families and groups. Lots of varied actitivities a short drive a way, Glamis Castle, Scone Palace, Loch of Lowes nature reserve, Dunkeld Town and the Miegle Stone Museum to name a few. Thank you for having us!
Response from Bec Barron - 05/24/2012
It was our pleasure! Glad you all had a great time and we hope you visit us again.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Excellent holiday cottage in Perthshire
We stayed at Pictillum last summer for a family holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The house itself is very well presented and modern with excellent facilities. It has absolutley stunning views of the surrounding countryside showcased through the breathtaking floor to ceiling window in the kitchen/dining area.
We were met with a very warm welcome on arrival by the owners and the fact that they live locally was very reassuring.
The location is perfect for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities or wants a quiet getaway. We went on numerous walks, bike rides and also a round of golf at the local course. Would highly recommend to anyone and we'll certainly look to stay here again for the ski season.