Perthshire holiday cottage and self catering accommodation guide

Self-catering in Perthshire, Strathearn, Tayside and Perth and Kinross in central Scotland.

Perthshire, in the heart of Scotland, is an ideal location for a self catering holiday. There is a wide choice of Scottish properties to rent available with a range of styles and catering for all tastes. You can choose from a stunning selection of selfcatering accommodation in Perthshire. In the beautiful Perthshire countryside there are farm cottages, loch side lodges, converted steadings and even cottages with paddock so you can take your horse on holiday with you! If you prefer to stay in Perth itself there are town houses and flats so you can leave your car behind and explore this historic town on foot.

The towns and villages of Perthshire offer a wide range of excellent holiday cottages: there are self-catering cottages in Comrie, holiday houses in Crieff, Aberfeldy self-catering, holiday cottages in Dunkeld - Glenshee, Blairgowrie, Gleneagles, Kenmore, Killin and Loch Tay, Kinross, Loch Rannoch, Perth and Pitlochry are popular however wherever you want to stay in Perthshire there will be excellent places to rent all over the county. It's known as Big Tree Country and the wealth of ancient woodland fully justifies this - Perthshire also is home to the oldest yew tree at Fortingall and the highest hedge at Meikleour. Many famous plant hunters came from Perthshire: the Douglas Fir amongst many other specimens, was brought back to Scotland by David Douglas, who was initially a gardener's boy at Scone Palace. Pitlochry self-catering is very popular location for exploring much of highland Perthshire and particularly with people wanting to visit the famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre, which offers a wonderful summer season of plays as well as hosting many events throughout the year.

Perthshire offers wonderful opportunities to combine stunning scenery (Rannoch Moor), outdoor pursuits (Loch Earn, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Loch Rannoch, Loch Tay), golf courses in abundance, fishing (Loch Earn stretches to the River Tay), skiing (Cairngorms National Park) and much more. All this is available with the convenience and freedom of a self-catering holiday in Perthshire. With the world-famous golf courses at Gleneagles along with over 40 other superb courses all over the county you will be spoilt for choice - every holiday cottage in Perthshire is within easy reach of a golf course, whether a challenging championship 18 hole course or a 9 hole highland course, with superb views over the countryside. Many visitors coming to Scotland for a golf holiday chose to rent self-catering accommodation.

One, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroomed cottages in Perthshire can be found on the main pages of this site. One bedroomed cottages are ideal for a couple who want a break and many people rent a cottage for their Scottish honeymoon - there are a great selection of romantic cottages to hire. If you are coming to Perthshire for a honeymoon you may well want to rent a cottage with a log fire - curling up in front of an open fire after a walk in the hills is many people's ideal ending to their day whilst on vacation.

Large holiday houses have their own section, sleeping over eight people - ideal for a holiday with two families or your extended family. Selfcatering is very popular in Perthshire, but some of the large houses for rent can be catered and you can hire a cook forthe week with the house. Perthshire also has some excellent places to eat out at ranging from Michelin starred restaurants to simple cafes with delicious home-made food. Local food is much promoted and ranges from Glamis asparagus to chocolate made in Perth. Perth is the first town in Scotland to be a Cittaslow town and this is reflected in the wonderful range of small, interesting shops, beautiful buildings and a gentle pace of life. Perth also has a great racecourse which offers fun days out if you are staying nearby and quality racing. The Fergusson Art Gallery and the Perth Museum are also well worth visiting. Scone Palace, site of coronations of Scots kings, is a magnificent country house with beautiful gardens to explore too.

There are wonderful 5 Star self catering houses to rent in Perthshire as well as many other luxury properties to rent - there are even quite a few cottages with hot tubs too - great fun for adults and children! Many of the holiday properties listed haven't applied for a Visit Scotland rating but they are all of an extremely high standard and often would have achieved 5 stars if they were part of the scheme!

Perthshire is famous for fishing and golfing holidays - the perfect place for outdoor pursuits. Cycling, walking and watersports are all within easy reach of most of Perthshire cottages. Perthshire offers the best that Scotland has to offer - magnificent scenery, castles, gardens, distilleries, highland games, golf, fishing and much, much more. It is an ideal location for a Scottish vacation and being in the centre of Scotland Edinburgh and Glasgow are within easy reach too - though there is so much to see and do in Perthshire you won't want to leave.