• About Kirkmichael House

    This larger holiday property is ideal for extended families or groups of friends to enjoy an active or relaxing time.

    Set in an acre of ground, Kirkmichael House has views over the village of Kirkmichael, the Glen of Strathardle and the salmon River Ardle in Highland Perthshire, and lies on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Originally the site of a Druid temple, there is believed to have been a dwelling here for 1200 years and a spring, which is believed to have healing properties, runs under the house and emerges on the road below. The current house was built in 1380 and partially rebuilt to its current shape in 1760. For hundreds of years it has been the manse to Kirkmichael Church and was in the ownership of the Church of Scotland through to the 1970s, after which it has been in private ownership and has been sympathetically renovated. Although a particularly tranquil village, Kirkmichael has witnessed some turbulent events in Scotland’s history from Roman skirmishes with the Celts in the first century AD to Oliver Cromwell’s reputed stay in the house in 1653 from where he fought a skirmish in the church grounds. It was here too that clans sympathetic to the Jacobite cause mustered in 1715 before marching south. For centuries Kirkmichael was a drovers’ (cattle traders) staging post and in more recent history, Kirkmichael was a stopover for parties travelling from Pitlochry to Braemar along what is now the Cateran Trail, including Queen Victoria who stopped here on her way to Balmoral in 1865.
    From the house there are many paths for walking, three local pubs serving food and a well-stocked local community shop. This is an ideal location for both summer and winter activities with Glenshee, Scotland’s largest ski resort, just 10 miles away, Perthshire’s long distance walking trail, The Cateran Trail, passing through the village, hill walking on the stunning Cairngorm mountains, mountain biking, bungee jumping at Killiecrankie and white water rafting on the River Tay. Other local attractions include The Strathardle Gathering every August (Highland Games), The Etape Caledonia Cycling Event in May, The Perthshire Open Studios and The Blairgowrie Book Festival in October, and various other local events. Enjoy fishing, stalking on the local estates, horse riding, golf at Rosemount, Blairgowrie one of Scotland’s top golf courses or the beautiful hill course of Pitlochry or visit some of the many distilleries and historic houses and castles close by. The tourist towns of Blairgowrie and Pitlochry are only 12 miles away and the larger cities of Perth and Dundee are less than an hour’s drive. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness can all be reached within 1½ to 2 hours. After exploring the area and all it has to offer, enjoy a game of table tennis in the games room, relax in front of a roaring fire with a book in the sitting room, or take tea in the conservatory and enjoy the view. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Step to porch leading to entrance hall. Spacious drawing room with wood-burning stove. One step down to sitting-room with open fire and TV. Spacious dining room. One step up to large farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga and ceramic hob, breakfast area and tiled floor. Laundry room/utility. Conservatory. Two steps up to games room with patio doors to garden. Cloakroom with toilet. Half landing: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet, both with sloping ceiling. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft sleigh bed, large dressing room and countryside views. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Narrow, spiral stairs to second floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Attic. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    • Logs for wood burner available locally
    • Electricity, full Biomass central heating (underfloor in games room), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • 40" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Library of books and board games
    • Oil fired Aga included
    • Combi microwave/oven/ grill
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with table tennis
    • Board games
    • Book library
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Several sets of steps, sloping banks, drops in garden.

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      Cottage

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      6 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 11 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Games room
      Games room
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Satellite TV
      Satellite TV
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "This larger holiday property is ideal for extended families or groups of friends to enjoy an active or relaxing time.\n\n\nSet in an acre of ground Kirkmichael House has views over the village of Kirkmichael the Glen of Strathardle and the salmon River Ardle in Highland Perthshire and lies on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Originally the site of a Druid temple there is believed to have been a dwelling here for 1200 years and a spring which is believed to have healing properties runs under the house and emerges on the road below. The current house was built in 1380 and partially rebuilt to its current shape in 1760. For hundreds of years it has been the manse to Kirkmichael Church and was in the ownership of the Church of Scotland through to the 1970s after which it has been in private ownership and has been sympathetically renovated. Although a particularly tranquil village Kirkmichael has witnessed some turbulent events in Scotland’s history from Roman skirmishes with the Celts in the first century AD to Oliver Cromwell’s reputed stay in the house in 1653 from where he fought a skirmish in the church grounds. It was here too that clans sympathetic to the Jacobite cause mustered in 1715 before marching south. For centuries Kirkmichael was a drovers’ cattle traders staging post and in more recent history Kirkmichael was a stopover for parties travelling from Pitlochry to Braemar along what is now the Cateran Trail including Queen Victoria who stopped here on her way to Balmoral in 1865.\nFrom the house there are many paths for walking three local pubs serving food and a well-stocked local community shop. This is an ideal location for both summer and winter activities with Glenshee Scotland’s largest ski resort just 10 miles away Perthshire’s long distance walking trail The Cateran Trail passing through the village hill walking on the stunning Cairngorm mountains mountain biking bungee jumping at Killiecrankie and white water rafting on the River Tay. Other local attractions include The Strathardle Gathering every August Highland Games The Etape Caledonia Cycling Event in May The Perthshire Open Studios and The Blairgowrie Book Festival in October and various other local events. Enjoy fishing stalking on the local estates horse riding golf at Rosemount Blairgowrie one of Scotland’s top golf courses or the beautiful hill course of Pitlochry or visit some of the many distilleries and historic houses and castles close by. The tourist towns of Blairgowrie and Pitlochry are only 12 miles away and the larger cities of Perth and Dundee are less than an hour’s drive. Edinburgh Glasgow and Inverness can all be reached within 1½ to 2 hours. After exploring the area and all it has to offer enjoy a game of table tennis in the games room relax in front of a roaring fire with a book in the sitting room or take tea in the conservatory and enjoy the view. Shop 200 yards pub and restaurant 100 yards.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nStep to porch leading to entrance hall. Spacious drawing room with wood-burning stove. One step down to sitting-room with open fire and TV. Spacious dining room. One step up to large farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga and ceramic hob breakfast area and tiled floor. Laundry roomutility. Conservatory. Two steps up to games room with patio doors to garden. Cloakroom with toilet. Half landing Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet both with sloping ceiling. First floor Double bedroom with 6ft sleigh bed large dressing room and countryside views. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Narrow spiral stairs to second floor Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Attic. Sloping ceilings throughout.\n\n\n\nLogs for wood burner available locally \n\nElectricity full Biomass central heating underfloor in games room bed linen and towels included\n\nTravel cot and high chair on request\n\n40 Freeview TV\n\nDVD\n\nCD\n\niPod dock\n\nLibrary of books and board games\n\nOil fired Aga included\n\nCombi microwaveoven grill\n\nWashing machine\n\nDishwasher\n\nAmerican-style fridgefreezer\n\nWi-fi\n\nLarge garden with patio and furniture\n\nBarbecue\n\nAmple parking\n\nCycle store\n\n\n\nGames room\n\n\n \nwith table tennis\n\nBoard games\n\nBook library\n\nPets free of charge\n\nNo smoking\n\nNB Several sets of steps sloping banks drops in garden.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/917/840/917811.jpg SZZW

    Kirkmichael House reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.0 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.0

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.5

    Location

    9.7

    Cleanliness

    8.1

    Value for money

    8.7

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    10
    out of 10

    We had a great time at Kirkmicheal House. The house was everything what yoy need to feel like at home.

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    2019-10-11

    10
    out of 10

    We rented this cottage for a birthday celebration. It had everything we needed and there was more than enough space for everyone. The host was extremely helpful and really easy to get in touch with when we had a question. Would definitely stay again. Thanks!

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    2019-09-08

    7
    out of 10

    We had a lovely stay at Kirkmichael house which is well equipped for dinners in and entertaining the group we had. The bedrooms were all comfortable and we loved the kitchen space, spending most of our time in there and outside. Overall cleanliness could’ve been better but after telling Sara she immediately sent her housekeeper round to resolve a couple of the issues. The Prosecco and shortbread were a nice touch! We also enjoyed the food at the local Kirkmichael pub.

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    2019-08-03

    8
    out of 10

    This venue made for an excellent family holiday allowing us all to come together.

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    2019-06-17

    10
    out of 10

    Perfect house for a large group. Plenty of space and has everything you need.

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    2019-06-08

    8
    out of 10

    We had a lovely family holiday at kirkmicheal house and was in beutiful location.so much space to be together or have a quiet space to yourself.we loved having the bbq in the spacious and relaxing garden.such a beautiful house that if more detail was taken on the running of the house.it would add to the enjoyment of our stay.for example cleaning not up to standard.also no logs were provided even though stated on the web site.

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    2019-05-26

    9
    out of 10

    Wonderful family birthday weekend . enough space to enjoy each others company and find some quiet time .

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    2019-05-04

    10
    out of 10

    Practically perfect in every way. Thank you to all involved; every last one of our 11 team crew LOVED everything about our break here. One to 'bookmark' for future holidays.

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    2019-04-12

    10
    out of 10

    We had a fantastic break, really nice appointed house. The Owner was very helpful. Good pub next door with nice staff.

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    2019-04-08

    8
    out of 10

    Perfect for our extended family. Lots of room to be together or alone. Well equipped kitchen BUT the cleanliness of the kitchen left a bit to be desired - we left it much cleaner than we found it. Very comfy beds, house was warm, constant hot water. Kids loved the table tennis but we could have done with two TV's as one half of the family brought their sky box and X-Box and rather hogged the one in the den. Wi-fi was a bit hit and miss at times which made watching TV on devices a bit problematic. Kirkmichael Hotel provided unfussy, wholesome & well cooked food. Altogether we had a great time.

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    2018-10-28

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