Old Stables Self-Catering, Alyth

Old Stables Self-Catering near Blairgowrie

The Old Stables self-catering accommodation is located four miles from Blairgowrie in the charming village of Alyth.  The holiday homes are within easy reach of the mountains, glens and lochs of Perthshire and Angus.

The holiday cottage accommodation is on two levels.  The Reed is a cosy two-bedroomed cottage on the ground floor, and opens onto a patio, with a category 3 accessibility award.  The Toftin is a two-bedroomed apartment on the upper floor, with comfortable living space for a family of five.

The holiday accommodation is ideally situated close to restaurants, shops and pubs.

Upper purpose built courtyard holiday home. Comfortable, clean, cosy house – sleep up to a family of five. Equally suitable for a couple. Close to restaurants, pubs, shops, golf courses.

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Area Highlights

The local area

We often direct guests to Glamis Castle, which is under 8 miles from our holiday properties.  The beautiful castle was the childhood home of the late HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.  I arrange flowers for visitors to the castle and for weddings there, and some years ago I arranged flowers for the birthday of the Dowager Countess when H.R.H Princess Margaret was a guest.  I often had problems, while the castle was deserted, in not being able to find my way around the back stairs into certain rooms – but I never did meet the castle’s ghost!

Golf enthusiasts will find a number of golf courses nearby, including Blairgowrie which recently hosted the Junior Ryder Cup.

If you’re keen on climbing, walking or outdoor sports, the ski centre of Glenshee is only a 40 minute drive away.  There are several Munros that can be skied in winter and climbed during more favourable months.

Wonderful walks

Excellent walks can be found from right outside the door and by driving a few miles into Glen Isla where you’ll find a great hotel restaurant, pony camps and trekking by arrangement.  In Glen Clova it is possible to walk all or part of Jock’s Road to Braemar.

The Den of Alyth, a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, is a beautiful wooded walk taking anything up to a couple of hours.  Keep a look out for red squirrel, heron and deer.

We are also situated on The Cateran Trail, a five night serviced walk.

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Den of Alyth, photo credit Old Stables Self-Catering

Lesser-known attractions

Three miles from here is Reekie Linn, an outstanding waterfall.  Although the under foot conditions must be treated with care!

Just beyond this and on the road to Lintrathen is Peel Farm where regular demonstrations of various crafts and workshops are held during the year.  There is also a farm shop and cafe, and original gifts, jewellery and handmade crafts on sale.  Well worth a visit.

Three miles out of town is a woodland skill centre where craftsmen produce magnificent works of art.

In town we have a Classic Car business although not open to the public many of these old vehicles can be seen in Alyth.

We have three golf courses in town and very many within a short drive with the Junior Ryder Cup having been played here last week.

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