Local Area

Dog Walking

There are plenty of places around to walk your dog and many do not even need a car.  There is a small booklet with Perthshire walks in each cottage. More here.

Little's Restaurant

One of the best restaurants in Perthshire - right next door to The Coach House.  If you're coming from The Old Scout Hall, then Little's is just across the River Ericht.  Willie Little specialises in fish dishes but there is plenty more on the menu to delight diners.  There is also a comfortable bar area with a log burner.  And outside seating in the summer. More here.

Distance from the property is: 0.5 mile


A Bangladeshi restaurant right in the centre of Blairgowrie. Great food, but can be a bit slow so be aware. If you are ordering takeaway, you may need to wait up to an hour before collection but highly recommended for sit-in or takeaway if you are not in a hurry.

The Cateran Cafe

On the High Street and a great place for lunch with some outside seating as well as a menu that changes daily.  Open 0900-1500 so not in the evenings or Sundays and Mondays.

Tea at The Fife Arms

The Fife Arms is a hotel in Braemar about an hour north by car.  It has been extensively renovated by a Swiss art dealer and his wife and is worth a visit for the art alone, including a Picasso in the public area and works by Lucien Freud, The Prince of Wales among others.  More here.

The Cateran Trail

The trail comprises 64 miles starting and finishing in Blairgowrie, going north to Bridge of Cally, through Kirkmichael, over to Glenshee, then across to Glenisla and down to Alyth.  The walk can be done in sections and offers both moorland walking and some steeper and more arduous sections.  Each year around the start of June, the Cateran Yomp is held when participants do the whole 64 miles non-stop.  It is a properly regulated event, with pit stops and entertainment to encourage walkers along the way.  Most walkers do so for charity.

Dunottar Castle
This magnificent ruin is on a clifftop overlooking the North Sea, near Stonehaven, south of Aberdeen. The weather doesn't matter since Dunottar is photogenic in rain or sunshine.

The distance from the property is 56 miles.

Persie Gin
Simon and Chrissie run Persie gin, (more) distillery, a family-run business. They produce several flavours of gin and all are available to taste.

The distance from the property is 10 miles.

Glamis Castle
There are excellent tours available of Glamis, (pronounced Glahms), which is the former childhood home of the Queen's late mother. The gardens are also worth seeing and Glamis is just a 20-minute drive from Coach House at Riverlea.

The distance from the property is 15 miles.

Balmoral Castle
Her Majesty The Queen's Scottish home is just over an hour's drive north through Glenshee. Balmoral is not open until late August/early September when The Queen takes her Scottish holiday and attends the Braemar Gathering.  More here.

The distance from the property is 42 miles.

Outdoor Explore
Kayaking, mountain biking, canoeing, archery, and hill walking with fully qualified instructors and guides.  Kayaking is offered on the Tay through Perth and in the sea around Dundee, plus on many local lochs.

The distance from the property is 10 miles.

Blairgowrie Golf Club
Blairgowrie attracts golfers from across Britain and further afield with two championship eighteen-hole courses and a nine-hole course.  The Junior Ryder Cup was played here in 2014 and it was a qualifying course for The Senior Open in 2022.

Distance from the property is 2 miles.

For kids - Stewart's Dairy
Great ice cream and a deli with a collection of pygmy goats, rare sheep, geese, and ducks.  Near Stanley just north of Perth.

Peel Farm

Small cafe with a shop selling speciality foods and some antiques and a nature trail plus some animals.  Signposted on the way north to Glenisla past Alyth.

Nature Nuts Wildlife Tours
Guided tours with Bob Smith, (as seen on TV), to see the local wild beavers or up a nearby Munro, (mountain over 3000 ft), or to Bob's hide where he regularly sees red squirrels and pine martens. 

The distance from the property is 0.5 miles.



Glenshee Ski Centre
Glenshee Ski Centre offers the UK's most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities. Glenshee's impressive 22 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders.

The distance from the property is 24 miles.