Perth sits on the banks of the River Tay and is also known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’. It has a palace, museums, state-of-the art entertainment venues along with its famous racecourse and there are a wealth of amazing farm stay options all within a maximum of 45 minutes reach of this compact city.
6 Miles: Cloag Farm Cottages, Methven
Cloag Farm Cottages sit within the peace and quiet of the spectacular Perthshire countryside but are also only 10 minutes from Perth and everything it has to offer.
The cottages have stunning views over Strathearn and with its woods, the farm plays host to a rich range of wildlife, including red squirrels, bats, roe deer, and many birds including owls and woodpeckers. The skies are full of swifts, swallows and martins in the summer and often migrating geese in the autumn and spring.
6.5 Miles: Dupplin Estate, Dupplin, Nr Perth
You can enjoy expansive private woodlands, panoramic views and an abundance of wildlife whilst staying in the Estate's luxurious cottages which offer a truly relaxing stay.
You can relax in the outdoor hot tub in Blairbell or stay in Earn River Cottage, on the banks of the River Earn. For something a little different there is the clubhouse with your own private bowling green.
There is only a 10 min drive into Perth itself and easy access to explore Central Scotland and less than 15min from Gleneagles golf course.
10 Miles: Blairmore Farm, Fowlis Wester
At Blairmore you’ll find more than just a working farm - in addition to their cows, chickens, turkeys, pig and Clydesdale horses you can use them as a central base from which to experience Scotland’s ancient history, the Gleneagles golf course and two of Scotland’s most vibrant cities.
The farm cottages reflect their rural setting: local stone and timber, soft country tones on the walls, hints of Scotland in cushions, throws and rugs. A chilled-out space in which to unwind over a cup of tea or a cheeky glass of red, immerse yourself in a good book or snuggle in for the weekend with friends or family.
12 Miles: Guardswell, Kinnaird
Guardswell offers beautiful eco friendly accommodation situated on a south facing hillside with panoramic views extending from North of Dundee, along the River Tay, over to the North of Fife, down to the Carse of Gowrie and all the way along to Glencarse.
It is a little escape from the modern, fast paced world, and as such, they don’t have any Wi-Fi or televisions.
Guests can enjoy cooking from the firepits or woodburning stoves, reading and playing board games - the perfect digital detox.
17 Miles: Crieff Holidays, Crieff
Corrie Cottage is situated on the edge of Dargill Farm on the south side of Crieff in beautiful Perthshire. You are surrounded by rolling hills and a stone’s throw from the River Earn with glorious views towards Crieff and Glenturret.
It is a mixed arable farm with a herd of pedigree Simmental cattle and if you are interested then tours of the farm can be arranged. There is also a small livery yard where there are 4 ponies and these are often in the paddock behind the cottage.
23 Miles: Springfield Farm Bothies, Kinross
Owned by the Sloan family, Springfield Farm Bothies are found on Springfield Farm, a Scotch Assured beef & lamb enterprise that is home to breeds such as Highland cattle and the 'Instagrammable' Swiz Valais Blacknose.
Located at the foot of the Lomond Hills regional park and a short walk to the edge of Loch Leven nature reserve, the Bothies are perfectly equipped for a relaxing farm stay so you can unwind in the countryside - pretty easy to unwind from your own private hot tub!
25 Miles: Incheoch Granary, Blairgowrie
Where the River Isla tumbles over the Highland fault-line, leaving the bonniest of the Angus Glens, the rolling hills of Incheoch Farm are home to the Granary and Incheoch Farm Cottage. Set in 1200 acres of farmland at the base of Glen Isla, Incheoch is a working family farm with three generations of McGowans living and working there.
The Granary is a charming, subtle conversion of a historic grain store with superb countryside views from large picture windows plus, an adjoining games barn housing the BBQ, outdoor seating, pool table, table tennis and darts. Plenty to keep the whole clan entertained.
Both the Granary and Cottage are ideal for reconnecting with the countryside and make some memories with the family.
27 Miles: Glenkirlie House, Blairgowrie
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.
28 Miles: Lurgan Farm, Aberfeldy
Lurgan Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is situated near Aberfeldy in rural Perthshire with tremendous views across the Tay Valley. The working farm covers an area of 1700 acres and is ideally situated for fishing, canoeing, golfing, hillwalking and touring, with a varied selection of tourist attractions.
Guests are welcome to walk round the farm and hill tracks where they are assured of seeing a wide variety of animals from the cattle and sheep -their main business enterprises- to the wildlife associated with a traditional hill farm including red deer, grouse, pheasants, and various birds of prey to mention but a few.
The farmland incorporates the registered Corbet Farragon at 2500ft, which has spectacular views.