Trowan Farm, having been substantially refurbished, is now a holiday cottage available for lets. Trowan is in Strathearn, Central Scotland, and the house is in a peaceful location facing south with views of Torlum Hill. Behind, to the North, rises Tom na Chastle, ancient seat of The Earls of Strathearn and the site of Sir David Baird’s Monument. The house is at the western end of Trowan Farm which runs about one mile along the River Earn towards Crieff "the gateway to the Highlands". The farmhouse sleeps up to 8 people in 4 double bedrooms: there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and one bedroom and a loo downstairs. The sitting room has comfortable sofas and a wood burning stove (plenty of cut firewood available) and there is central heating throughout. There is a great selection of books and board games, Wi-Fi and TV for evening entertainment. For summer time there is a barbeque and garden furniture for dining alfresco. The Farmhouse is located at the foot of Tom na Chastle: with Baird's Monument at its top, rising through the trees and only 200 yards from the beautiful River Earn. The Drawing Room, including three comfy sofas (one a sofa bed), Roll-top desk, TV/DVD and open fireplace. The Kitchen, includes electric hob and oven, microwave and dishwasher. There is also a Utility Room next to the kitchen, with a washing machine, tumble dryer and towel wardrobe. The Dining Area, adjacent to the kitchen, with side-board, table, chairs and piano. Main bedroom. Has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, and has lovely views both south and east across the farm. The main bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The Second bedroom, with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and sink unit. With views south. The Second Bathroom, next to the main bedroom, with bath and power shower. Third "boys' bedroom" has two single beds, wardrobe and also looks south. Fourth bedroom that doubles as a games room.
Farmhouse in Crieff, Central Scotland - Trowan Farm, House In A Peaceful Location Facing South With Views Of Torlum Hill
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- Mar 20, 2019
About John Blackwell
Why John Blackwell chose Crieff
I was born at Trowan Farm and enjoyed a very happy childhood: canoeing, swimming and fishing in the river, exploring the woods, cycling and walking on the farm, playing golf on the many local courses and sailing and water skiing at Loch Earn nearby. It is a beautiful peaceful place where the only sounds are natural and yet the pretty market towns of Crieff and Comrie are only 4 miles away. Local attractions include The Famous Grouse Whisky Distillery, Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, Loch Earn and The Trossachs National Park. There are 3 Munroes within a few miles for the serious walker and many glorious gentler walks: Lady Mary's Walk is one of the prettiest in Scotland: a few minutes walk from the house.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The Farmhouse has plenty of space for car parking and secure storage for bicycles. It is ideal for cycling, walking, fishing and golfing holidays while the Scottish Ski resorts are close by (Aviemore 2 hrs, Glen Shee, Glen Coe 1.5 hrs) My website gives details of cycle hire locally, fishing tariffs and local walks as well as the best local restaurants and cafes.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The house promised a lot but disappointed in so many ways.
The house promised a lot and is a great space in a very alluring location but lack of attention to detail and tired facilities make it very disappointing. No usable WiFi, terrible bedding and old, uncomfortable couches in the lounge spoilt this great old home. A lack of availability by the owner made for a very stressful arrival. In fact we had to go knocking at nearby farms to try to find if anyone could help us get in. This place needs some tender loving care and upgrades to bring it up to the standards other properties offer for this price. All in all, over priced and under loved.
Charming farmhouse in stunning location
We spent a weekend here for a recent family birthday celebration. Lucky with the weather we were able to enjoy several great walks right from the doorstep.
The children enjoyed meeting the local donkey, and our dog was in her element enjoying all the space in and around the house.
The house is well stocked with everything you’d need - plenty of bits and bobs in the kitchen, bedding, towels etc.
The wood burner came in handy on the chilly evenings and the central heating warmed us up quickly each morning.
Although just moments away from the lovely towns of Crieff, Comrie and St Fillans, the house felt beautifully secluded. We had clear nights and the stars and full moon were stunning.
The property is very homely and nicely furnished, a couple of signs of age but what you might expect from a building of this age. My one disappointment was the mattress in the main bedroom - I found it uncomfortable and wished I’d brought a mattress topper to add to it. But all that was forgotten by morning when we opened the shutters and let the morning sunshine pour in :-)
Would definitely recommend overall, and we would love to visit again one day.
Many thanks, the Lawsons
We enjoyed five days at Trowan Farm. It was perfect for everyone...hiking, shopping, games, Scotch tasting, and sightseeing. The home is spacious and accommodating. The kitchen has everything one needs to prepare meals. Thank you for the WIFI, too. We would highly recommend Trowan Farm, you won’t be disappointed. We hope to return for a longer stay next time! Thank you, John Blackwell, for sharing your home and your quick response to our inquiries. If you want a beautiful, quiet setting, within an hour of Edinburgh, this is the spot!
Delightful house of character in a lovely setting
We were a mixed group of family and friends staying for a long weekend of festivities and fun for a family wedding at nearby Comrie Croft. The house was perfect for us and the wood burner and numerous games very much appreciated in the inevitable rainy day. Lovely to have walks straight from the house. All communication with John was prompt and efficient. We’d love to come back one day and explore the area properly.
New Year break
We all had a lovely time here the house was very comfortable ,warm,and inviting they even put up a Christmas tree. We had a great few days ,very peaceful .
Fabulous historic farmhouse. Pheasant and deer just outside in front pasture. Home is warm, welcoming, more than cozy. It has been updated with everything. House is very adequately heated in the winter. The kitchen is complete and well stocked. The owners even had a Christmas Tree decorated for us. Games for the family and a comfy sitting room for loafing. Crieff is a cute town and Crieff Market is fabulous local food. River close by for summer swimming. Lots of hikes from front door. Stay here!!!!!
Thanks for your kind words. We hope you will come again!
Special interest holidays:
Trowan is a wonderful place for a family holiday. In addition to the farm, the river and the woods, there are lots of child friendly activities nearby.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, with a host of different species of animals and loads of activities for children and adults, is less than three miles away.
Do it Outdoors is based at Auchingarrich and offers Archery, Bushcraft and Fly Fishing and various adventure activities.
Blair Drummond Safari Park is about 25 miles away.
Loch Earn, 9 miles to the west, offers all sorts of water sports.
Trowan is an excellent setting off point for day trips. Here are a couple of suggestions:
West to Comrie, St Fillans, Lochearnhead and on to Callander and The Trossachs National park.
North from Lochearnhead, over “rest and be thankful” to Killin and western end of Loch Tay.
West over Rannoch Moor towards Glen Coe.
East through Crieff and Gilmerton then North through The Sma’ Glen and on to Amulree, Aberfeldy and the Eastern end of Loch Tay.
Fishing: The house is a couple of hundred yards from the famous River Earn which runs through the farm:
Guest rod lets are available currently for Salmon and Sea Trout @ £25/day February-March, £30/day April-July, £40/day August,£50/day September, £65/day October.
Trout rod letting, as available, is £5 /day. No VAT is applicable.
Equipment hire is currently @ £25 a day.
Tuition and guiding is available currently @ £80 a day.
Trowan Farm is the perfect location for a cycling holiday: with a host of cycling trips, many of which start at the door. On or off-road, family routes and some of the best mountain biking Scotland has to offer are all to be found in the Strathearn valley.
There are many lovely walks locally.
The Farm road and Lady Mary’s Walk: Walk East through the farm for half a mile or so then turn right at the ruined cottage to join the river at Lady Mary’s Walk. Continue east along the River Earn to Crieff. This is one of the prettiest river walks in central Scotland. An alternative route back west passes The Laggan Farm: duration about one hour.
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