OLD BREWHOUSE – Bamff Ecotourism

OLD BREWHOUSE

Beautiful conversion with great access to wildlife and walks

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  • Sleeps 4/5
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom (option for super king bed)
  • Dining room (can be converted to a single bedroom with z-bed)
  • WiFi
  • Wood burning stove
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cast iron bath with shower over bath
  • Porch with washing machine and freezer
  • Linen and towels provided
  • TV
  • Outdoor seating

The Old Brewhouse is a well built Victorian building, a cottage-like wing of the main house, converted in 2000 by renowned architects, retaining many original features. This comfortable and charming cottage sleeps 4 and is on the peaceful Bamff Estate and ideal for holidays and short breaks. It is pet friendly and surrounded by wildlife and walking routes.

The Old Brewhouse has 2 bedrooms, 1 double, and 1 twin, (which can be converted into a super kingsize on request), a dining room – which can be converted to a single bedroom on request (with comfortable z-bed), a sitting room with wood burning stove, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath/shower, and a porch with washing machine and deep freeze.

The cottage is warm and cosy and ideal at any time of year and is available for short breaks – half weeks, and week-ends – even single nights on occasion. Please ask for prices. Please arrive after 4pm and leave by 10am. If you want to order in shopping or meals please ask advice.

Linen and towels are provided. Electricity is included in the price along with central heating provided by our new wood-chip district heating system. Two bags of logs are provided per week, one bag of logs per short break. Extra logs can be purchased from the estate at £5 a bag.

The Old Brewhouse is a great base for exploring the Cateran Trail, the 64 mile waymarked circular walk through Highland Perthshire and the Angus Glens, featured in Observer Magazine’s 10 best long-distance walks in UK. The Trail passes right through the estate, just down the road from the house. We can arrange transport to and from any other sections of the trail. You can also choose to walk two different circular routes on the grounds approximately 1-2 miles long or go up our little hill, Balduff – a good practice hill for would be Munro-baggers – just an hour up to the top with wonderful views of the surrounding country. There are plenty of Munros and Corbetts in the surrounding area as well, if that’s your bag. Or if birds are your thing then Loch of the Lowes and Kinnordy are just a wingbeat away by car. Alyth also has a popular bike track for off road cyclists.

Nearby is the Scottish Woodland Skills Centre where many interesting courses are available. Wild Sparks  runs woodland holiday play schemes for 5-10 year olds outside Alyth and Dunkeld.

If you would like to see the Bamff beavers, please let us know in advance. Evening beaver watching will be organised as guided tours only, to protect the beavers and will be available whenever possible in the summer months.  There is currently no charge for this to guests in any of our accommodation.

Daytime guided beaver, wetland and wildlife tours of Bamff estate can be booked online or when you arrive. A local expert, usually Paul Ramsay, will show you round the beaver wetlands and other habitats of Bamff. You will see signs of beavers, red squirrels, otters, woodpeckers, and much more, including a variety of birds. A one hour guided walk is £15, two hours £30. The walks are suitable for up to 6 people.

For further adventures with wildlife we highly recommend Bob Smith of Nature Nuts.

“We stayed in the Old Brew House for about a week. The team have done an amazing job of thinking about all the little things that make your stay comfortable when away from home. Decent sized property with modern amnesties and with a unique feel to living in a huge estate. Lots of walks nearby including the Cateran Trail passing through the property. We had a lovely time for the entire stay.” Kinjal – Booking.com, 2019

“The Old Brewhouse is a fantastic spot for anyone looking to get close to nature and enjoy some peace and quiet. It’s really well placed for exploring the local area including the Cairngorms National Park and the Tay Forest Park. There are walks from the cottage too. Alyth is only a couple of miles away where there’s a Co-op and a nice fish and chip shop amongst other things. The Den of Alyth is worth exploring too, a nice woodland walk. The accommodation isn’t huge but feels spacious. We didn’t need to use the wood burner but I can imagine in colder weather once it is going the place would feel really cosy. Highlight of our stay was going out on one of Paul’s beaver walks! We were privileged to see 2 beaver! We were able to take our son Conor too. He’s only 6 and he was so excited to see the beavers. Paul very kindly answered his questions and was very patient with him. There is a donation for the walk which goes towards a Beaver conservation charity and is very reasonable. Thank you very much for an enjoyable stay.” Becky – Airbnb.co.uk, 2019