Completed just after WWI for the Shands of Craigellie, this is an elegant house with sash windows, wide wooden doors and high ceilings. Take tea in the large drawing room with comfy sofa and chairs, an open fire, TV, books and games. Eat breakfast at the window: fruits from the farm shop in season, eggs from their hens, porridge, and the full Scottish experience including sausages and black pudding from the local butcher. Or anything you need for a special diet.
A sheltered garden has a handy bench for boots and you’re welcome to relax on the lawns with herbaceous beds, or find a sunny corner to read in. Walk down some steps into the Den of Alyth, an SSSI where the Alyth Burn tumbles through. In 20 minutes you are in the little town or can join longer walks.
Bedrooms in the West Wing are both a good size with duck feather and down duvets and Scottish Fine Soaps in sparkling bathrooms with showers.