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An unusual small estate on the edge of the Highlands with beavers

Old Brewhouse Alyth Holiday Cottage

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The Old Brewhouse is a self catering holiday cottage in a converted wing of the castle, near Alyth, Blairgowrie (East Perthshire). This comfortable and charming cottage sleeps 4 and is on the peaceful Bamff Estate. Ideal for holidays and short breaks.  Pet friendly and surrounded by wildlife and walking routes.

Our guests usually spend some of their time relaxing, watching wildlife such as beaver, otter and roe deer, walking the dog, playing games on the lawn, or just enjoying the peace and quiet. The estate is an ecological haven, an ideal place for families and nature lovers to holiday and explore and the wider area is full,of possibilities too.


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For birdwatchers, beaver spotters and wildlife lovers

In addition to (and partly because of) the famous Bamff beaver wetlands Bamff estate is of particular interest to birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts as it enjoys a broad range of indigenous and migrating species of birds. It is also close to Loch of the Lowes for ospreys and Kinnordy for waders. There are also lots of wild mammals at Bamff: roe deer may be seen standing in the clearings or bouncing off through the trees.  Red squirrels, varying in colour from strawberry  blonde to chestnut are not infrequently seen running up tree trunks and along  branches.  Pine martens are seen more rarely. Wildcats have been spotted over the years, (after a long gap one was seen in summer 2016) and hedgehogs, moles, stoats, weasels, polecats, badgers and foxes all have homes at Bamff. A small number of wild boars live in the area and signs of them may be seen around Bamff. You may even spot an animal snouting around in the woods or sharp eyed observers may seen their signs.

For walkers and cyclists

Walkers The Old Brewhouse holiday cottage is also a great base for exploring the Cateran Trail, the 64 mile waymarked circular walk through Highland Perthshire and the Angus Glens, and for golfers, skiers and castle and whisky visitors. The Trail passes right through the estate, just down the road from the house. 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 and 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.

CyclistsCycling in the area is very popular and we have 3 bikes available for use, free of charge.

The building

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. It 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 (with comfortable z-bed) on request – a small sitting room with wood burning stove, a 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.


Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Inclusive price

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 free of charge per week, one bag of logs per short break, extra logs can be purchased from the estate.


The cottage 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.

Free Wi-fi

Broadband is available to guests free of charge.

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Have any questions?

For further information go to our enquiry form or call Louise or Paul Ramsay or Aileen on 01828 632992.