Milton of Kincraigie is a quiet farm house in a postcard-perfect location, ideal for families. Situated a mile or so above the village of Blair Atholl, and looking out over Blair Castle, Schiehallion and Glen Tilt, it is backdropped by the spectacular Beinn a'Ghlos.
The old farm stead: my grandparents moved here just after they were married (age 26). And in fact my grandfather (both now 86 and living in the village) still has his sheep on the fields and his "Old Fergie" tractor here.
The old farm house is perhaps a little more "rusty" than "rustic" these days; the kitchen is quite basic, as is the bathroom. But what the cottage lacks in modern conveniences it more than makes up for in character. Nothing beats the joy of an open fire - warm your bath, your back and your wet boots - and open a good book. Upstairs is wood panelling, soft beds and linen, a silent night's sleep, and a starlit window.
The cottage is fenced off from the working farm with its own private garden. There is however a hut close by, where you will find an axe and access to burning wood and coal. The cottage also backs onto the fender stream where you may also walk (and paddle! in summer) accessed through a gate to the side of the building.
Interaction with guests
My grandfather, John Burns, will be around every now and then to feed his sheep. He may also drop by the cottage to ask if everything is alright and he can be contacted in the village if there is a specific problem or worry. I will be in the village most weekends and contactable by phone, text and email.
Other things to note
There is no Wi-fi at present. There is an old TV with a basic sky package. It is a more "off-grid" holiday setting, but is a great change of pace.
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