Getting away for a night or two is sometimes such a luxury in itself, that the distance really doesn't matter. A wee weekend getaway, or a midweek escape really will feel like you've got away from it all when you Go Rural. Being out of the city needn't feel like you're cut off from the rest of the world though, with all the mod-cons at your disposal you choose how much of the outside world to bring with you.
Check out this variety of stays, to suit every budget and every situation - all within 60 miles of the city of Dundee.
4 miles: The Hideaway Experience
The Hideaway Experience offers a choice of five, adult only, VisitScotland 5 star accredited, luxury lodges, all with hot tubs, log burners, a sauna and a cocktail bar plus many more opulent comforts as standard.
A truly romantic and secluded getaway, the Hideaway Experience is just a very short drive from Dundee, in the foot of the Sidlaw hills. Each Hideaway is set in it’s own private grounds complete with garden and surrounded by farmland with stunning countryside views.
While you will need to leave the kids at home for your Hideaway Experience, well behaved pets are welcome in three of the five lodges.
The Hideaway Experience goes the extra mile to add a personal touch to your stay. You can order extras from local businesses to be waiting when you arrive or delivered during your stay including flowers, butcher packs and massages.
6 miles: Railway Cottage
A warm welcome awaits you at Railway Cottage, a family run self-catering cottage on the Angus/Perthshire border, nestled in the fields of the Strathmore Valley.
The cottage has a spacious open plan kitchen/living area with 3 bedrooms (1 ensuite) and can sleep up to 6 people. The perfect spot for a private family stay, the cottage is near to an extensive network of old railway tracks which provide family safe bike rides and walks. Well behaved pets are welcome.
Railway Cottage is in a perfect spot for exploring the Angus Glens and has all the home comforts for quiet relaxation afterwards. For rainy days, the cottage has a stash of boardgames and Glamis Castle, Ogilvy Spirits and the Gin Bothy are nearby.
6 miles: St Andrews Country Lodges
If you feel like a family adventure 'across the water' from Dundee, look no further than the breath taking scenery of St Andrews Country Lodges.
Cuplahills is a warm and welcoming farm with great attention paid to take time and effort to ensure that the countryside, wildlife, flora and fauna are enhanced at every opportunity: with amazing views and many wonderful walks through woodland and on farm tracks, guests have every opportunity to embrace the countryside and feel welcome.
There are four lodges, each of them pet friendly and sleeping up to six people in comfort. Culpahills farmhouse also offers B&B, perfect if Granny and Grandpa fancy tagging along with the family!
St Andrews Country Lodges is the ideal base for exploring the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife and has golf courses galore on the doorstep.
12 miles: The Snug at Logie Farm
Logie Farm is home to two luxury, award-winning Snugs, each sleeping two people (and an infant on request) in a super King size bed. The snugs are decorated to the standard of a five star hotel and visitors will enjoy the luxurious finishing touches which include smart TV with Netflix, blue tooth sound system, mood lighting, wireless phone chargers, WiFi and blackout blinds!
The Snugs are perfect for a get away from it all couples or besties break. Extras can be ordered to your snug including a "Made in Fife” Super Snack Hamper, Fire Pit Kit and BBQ Charcoal. The Snug site is both enchanting and breath taking with views across the River Tay by day and Dundee city lights by night.
If guests can be tempted to leave the comfort of their snug, nearby Newburgh has a number of local points of interest and eateries and Lindores equestrian is nearby.
15 miles: Incheoch Farm Holidays
Incheoch Granary is a beautiful country holiday home on Incheoch Farm near Blairgowrie. It sleeps eight three bedrooms and three bathrooms and there are lots of lovely walks on the doorstep.
The Granary is a charming, subtle conversion of a historic grain store. Furnished to a very high standard and boasting superb countryside views from large picture windows. As well as three bedrooms and three bathrooms, there is a spacious and welcoming living area perfect for spending time with friends and family plus, an adjoining games barn housing the BBQ, outdoor seating, pool table, table tennis and darts. Plenty to keep the whole clan entertained.
The Granary is let Saturday to Saturday - plenty of time to put the feet up, reconnect with the countryside and make some memories with the family.
15 miles: The Rings
The Rings, not far from St Andrews, is a real find for those seeking a fully accessible getaway and the proximity from Dundee makes for a short travel time.
Accommodation at the Rings includes a fully accessible, 4 star rated holiday cottage that can sleep up to 16 people but can also be divided into self contained apartments for smaller groups. There are ceiling track hoists in three of the ensuite bedrooms leading to wet rooms with baths. The decor takes account of those with sensory impairments and the sound proofed walls ensure a peaceful stay.
There are also six cabins, with stunning views, all built for extra security and safety and all sleeping up to 5 people with wet room and kitchen. Both the cabins and the cottage are fully wheelchair accessible.
16 miles: Sma’ Hame Scottish Holiday Cottages
These warm and inviting (and not so sma'!) rural holiday homes are the perfect place to make the most of the great outdoors; creating memories to treasure with families and friends.
Sma’ Hame can cope with most sizes of gathering; The Munro & Glennie cottage can be hired as one complete property with five bedrooms and an interconnecting lounge, or rented out separately as a two & three bedroom rental. Further accommodation at Muirfield House is a short walk from the cottages and also has spacious social areas and private gardens.
Situated in the heart of rural Angus, there is hiking, biking, golfing, beach exploring or water sports all here on the doorstep. Sma' Hame is child and pet friendly.
17 miles: Bonerbo Farm
Bonerbo farm, near to St Andrews, is home to four beautifully finished, luxury lodges. These dog-friendly coastal retreats offer a perfect romantic hideaway for mini-moons and honeymoons. Being child friendly too, they also offer the opportunity to get away from it all for a peaceful family break.
With fantastic sea views, each lodge is light, bright, airy and fresh and boasts a private hot tub on outdoor decking. Each lodge has an enclosed garden area for dogs to enjoy safely and the attention to detail from hosts Jessica and Andrew is second to none.
17 miles: Wigwam Holidays Montrave Estate
This peaceful and luxurious glamping site has everything you need for a joyful and relaxing holiday in the great outdoors.
Once you've set up glamp at Montrave, there’s no real need to go very far! The grounds are big enough to explore and wander, BBQ and breakfast meal packs can be purchased from reception as well as venison burgers and sausages (limited stock). There are swings, a football field and a communal Dutch barn with a huge BBQ fire and ping pong table - you have everything you need to stay put, relax and feel right at home in this lovely setting. During Summer you can order your very own Wood Fired Pizza made on site in the brick oven.
Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from your own outdoor dining area, campfire and BBQ and beautiful views across the estate and countryside.
For added luxury - book a glamping pod with a wood-fired hot tub, perfect for sinking into after a busy week at work and letting your troubles ease gently away.
The Montrave Estate also has a self-catering house, situated on working farm with over 150 red deer on the land, ideal for holidays and visits around Fife.
19 miles: Morton of Pitmilly
Morton of Pitmilly countryside resort is set in a stunning location just outside St. Andrews and offers a unique award-winning holiday experience with extensive country walks.
The luxury holiday accommodation, with extensive leisure facilities (including tennis courts and swimming pool) and activities are the perfect choice for a couple, family or group holiday in Fife. The original idea was based on a wish list of the essentials the owners look for when they go on holiday. Whatever the season, whatever the length of your stay, whether you come with family or friends, you will find there is something for everyone at Morton of Pitmilly.
You can stay in either The Courtyard which features ten beautifully appointed four-star cottages or The Steading, comprising six five-star boutique properties with sea views.
20 miles: Wigwam Holidays Lower Largo
Wigwam Holidays Largo Law is on a beautiful working farm. Enjoy peaceful walks around the fields or take a cycle for a picnic under a tree. Step outside your cabin to see magnificent views across Largo Bay and the Firth of the Forth to East Lothian. Wildlife spotting, cloud watching, BBQ feasts and campfire marshmallows all make up a perfect day of holidays.
Two of the six cabins at Lower Largo are dog-friendly so no need to leave the most important family members at home.
At Largo Law, you can relax on the porch in your own dining area, while away the evening around your campfire and enjoy spending time in beautiful surroundings with the people you love.
21 miles: Cornbunting House
Did you know, the corn bunting is one of the rarest birds in Scotland and one of its last strongholds is the East Neuk of Fife, where there is a remnant population of about 200.
Corn Bunting House is nestled in an idyllic position on a 400-acre working arable farm and sleeps 10 with five beautifully decorated super-king-size zip-and-link bedrooms (which can be made into twins on request), ample storage space and lovely country views. The bathroom features a free-standing roll-top bath. There's a games room with table tennis and a pool table too.
The mature garden includes a cobbled stone patio with the private hot tub and seating area for alfresco dining or lazy evening star gazing, perhaps with good local ale, a nice glass of wine or a wee dram. There is ample off-road private parking and dogs are welcome too.
25 miles: Middleton of Kilry
The Old Farm Bothy at Middleton of Kilry is a cosy hideaway for two in a beautiful scenic spot on a working hill farm at the foot of the Angus Glens.
With a wood burning stove, small garden with panoramic views and easy walks from the door it is an ideal place to switch off and relax with a good book and fresh air. It’s also a great base for walking, cycling, golf, skiing and exploring central Scotland.
A travel cot can be provided for young children on request, and this is a great getaway for a young family; you are free to walk around the farm, see the sheep, deer, birdlife and wildlife and sometimes lambs and ponies.
29 miles: Glenkirlie House Bed & Breakfast
A real country treat, Glenkirlie House B&B is 18th Century built, traditional farmhouse bed and breakfast, in the stunning Angus Glens.
Glenkilrie is a hill farm of 2500 acres with sheep and cows. There are plenty of activities within easy reach: from an abundance of fantastic tracks and trails perfect for walking and cycling and it is in a fantastic area for keen walkers, cyclists and skiers.
Visitors to Glenkilrie House will receive a warm welcome from the Houston family, who have been owners for over fifty years, operating as a bed and breakfast for the last twenty eight years.