Invermay, luxury 4 star self catering holidays with FREE Wi-Fi near Perth, Scotland.
2015 fantastic special offers!
Book a two week holiday in 2015 and the whole holiday will be reduced in price by 25% (for maximum group size of 6 persons)
Book a three week holiday for 2015 and receive a massive 33% discount on the whole holiday! (maximum group size 6 persons)
Contact for availability: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone from UK: 07894 355671
Telephone outwith UK: 0044 7894 355671
Invermay is 15 miles north of Perth on the A93 Royal Deeside Road. If you come from Perth you will then pass the magnificent gates to Scone Palace and Invermay is 14 miles further north. Look out for the bright red gates and railings at Invermay! Balmoral Castle is on the same road just over an hour north from Blairgowrie. Up to the earlier part of the 20th century, the Royal Family regularly passed along the road from Perth train station on their way to Balmoral. Foreign visiting Royalty took the same route, such as Queen Salote of Tonga in 1953 after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, when crowds thronged the streets and Wellmeadow in Blairgowrie to cheer the visitor from the South Pacific on her way to Balmoral. Just think, royalty has passed the door of Invermay, many times in the past! Edward VII was also a frequent visitor in the past. To see Queen Victoria's splendid Royal train, drive north from Invermay on the A93 to Ballater to the station, which is also the VisitScotland Office. There, you can enter her royal carriage.
ACTIVITIES in the BLAIRGOWRIE AREA
Golf in Perthshire at Rosemount and Lansdowne, the venue for the Junior RYDER CUP in September 2014, only 2 km from Invermay! Gleneagles Ryder Cup venue is a 45 minute drive. The Old Course in St Andrews is one hour away and Carnoustie is 50 minutes drive.
Anglers: Fish the Tay, Ericht or Isla for Salmon or Trout, or easily reach the Dee or Spey in Aberdeenshire. Plenty nearby Lochs for Trout.
Walkers: try out Cateran Trail, Ardblair Trail, Jocks Road or Munro bagging at Glenshee, Braemar, the Angus Glens or Ben Lawyers and Schiehallion.
Cyclists: Hire bikes less than five minutes from Invermay. Cycle routes available from Crichtons cycle hire shop. Book before your holiday: minimum 3 day hire. www.scotcycle.co.uk
Skiing at Glenshee: just a 40 minute drive north on the A93 in winter. Three cafes and three valleys of skiing, in the largest UK ski resort. In summer, the cafe stays open and one chairlift operates to the top of the Cairnwell. There are approxiamtely 9 Munros withing easy reach of road level.
Restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops and supermarkets all within walking distance of Invermay.
The owner's former family home has been re-invented as a self catering holiday house near Perth for the 21st century. The original features from the 1880s have been cleverly blended with a modern twist, including wi-fi, to provide all the comforts of a modern family home blended with vintage character. The house is situated in Blairgowrie, which is on the Royal Deeside A93 Route between Scone Palace and Balmoral Castle.
Family groups of all ages will love the flexible living and play space. There is something for all ages at Invermay. We wish our guests to have a most relaxing time while self catering in the house while taking advantage of all the wonderful activities which are on the doorstep in Blairgowrie and Perthshire. The scenery is breathtaking all year round. Visitors from abroad have been extremely surprised at the wealth of activities on offer in the area. Scottish, English and foreign visitors alike have also enjoyed taking advantage of the countryside. All visitors have appreciated the comfort of the house. The local restaurants have also been much greatly enjoyed by our visitors.
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The sleeping accommodation comprises downstairs one double/family room with large double bed and single sofa bed suitable even for an adult. There is a downstairs bathroom with separate large shower and wall-mounted seat. Upstairs there are two family rooms. The blue room has two single beds which can be pushed together to make a double as well as a double sofa bed which is suitable for two small children or one adult. The grey/charcoal room has three single beds and again, two can be pushed together to make a double. However, if the house is at full occupany, the maximum number of persons who can stay will be 6 adults and four children and that is recommended to be for a maximum of 3 nights (see below for extra costs for extra persons over six). Normally stays are for one week's duration from Friday at 4 pm to the following Friday at 10 am. (times can be altered by prior arrangement) For a whole week, it would be best to restrict occupancy to two persons per room, so a maximum of 6 can stay in comfort for a week. However, with groups comprising children, there will be plenty of room for a week. Upstairs there is a large shower room with electric shower. There is a separate bathroom on the rear landing of the house.
Accommodation in a nutshell: 3 family bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms.
Special offers for 2015!
Book your 2015 holiday, by 31 December 2014, and a two week break will be charged at a 25% discount on the whole holiday.
Even better, book a three week break for 2015, by the end of 2014, and the total holiday cost will be reduced by 33% ! What are you waiting for? see booking conditions.
Prices are for a maximum of six guests in any length of stay. If there are more than 6 guests, up to a maximum of 10, the price increases for each stay by an additional £50 per person. Accordingly, if there is a group of seven persons the extra price per stay is £50. A group of 10 persons will attract an additional price of £200.
The booking will not be confirmed until the deposit is paid.
Please note that there is the deposit to secure the booking of 30% of the price of the holiday. There is in addition, the refundable security deposit which has been reduced in price to £50. The refundable deposit is usually returned about a week after the holiday, providing the house is left tidy and without breakages or loss. The refundable deposit is payable with the balance of the holiday, which is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. In the event that guests have to cancel, there will be no refunds given, as guests are expected to have their own travel insurance in place at the time of booking the holiday, to cover all forseeable (or more likely unforseeable) reasons for needing to cancel such as illness/death of a close family member, marriage breakdown of any of the parties booked on the holiday etc.
The free Wi-Fi, sauna, use of towels and toiletries, as well as welcome pack, are included in every length of stay. The Welcome pack comprises: milk, tea, coffee, sugar, kitchen basics for cooking, and possibly biscuits or a loaf of bread. (If you would like anything extra to these items such as eggs, bacon, sausages, carrots, potatoes etc, please advise in advance and I will do my best to provide the extras for your arrival. There will be an extra charge on arrival for any such extras on presentation by me of the shop receipts.) Gas, electricity and water are also included.
Booking online. It is now possible to book online with a live view calendar and secure PayPal payment facility. Check out the "Book online" button to the right of this paragraph.
The whole house and the downstairs part of the separate garage, as well as all the garden with patio and barbecue area and conservatory, are included for guests' exclusive use. There is ample parking for several cars at the house off the road.
It is quite a big house to clean in the six hours from 10 am when guests depart to 4 pm when the next group arrives. Guests are accordingly invited to avail themselves of the vacuum cleaner from time to time, as they may do in their own homes!
For Fishermen, there are two outside sinks for washing fish and there is a new chest freezer for storing salmon and trout catches. Fish can be cooked on the Barbecue outside or on the Aga in the kitchen. For more detailed information on fishing go to the activities button at the top of this home page and click on "Fishing".
Fuer Deutsche: Luxurioese Unterkunft auf Selbstversorgungsbasis: Invermay wurde kuerzlich modernisiert und bietet 4* Unterkunft fuer 9 Personen. Es befinden sich im Aussenbereich Wasserbecken zur Reinigung der Fische, Gefriertruhen zur Lagerung der Fische, Grillplatz und ein Ofen fuer die Zubereitung. Es gibt ausreichend Parkmoeglichkeiten im privaten Garten. In der Naehe befinden sich Seen und die Fluesse Tay, Ericht und Isla. Kontacten Sie bitte: Tel: 0044 (0) 7894 355671 oder email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skiing 2015! Glenshee had the most amazing amount of snow for skiing right up to the end of April 2013 and also well into April 2014. 2015 should, hopefully, have great snow once again. Think about booking Invermay for the February mid term in 2015, as it is could just be the best ski holiday ever!
Perth Racecourse at Scone Palace (on the A93, 14 miles from Invermay). Check out Race dates on www.perth-races.co.uk
Attractions near Invermay at a glance:-
Golf at Blairgowrie: Rosemount and Lansdowne : 5 minutes
Golf driving Range: 5 miles at Strathmore Golf Club, by Alyth
Golf at Old Course St Andrews : 1 Hour
Golf at Gleneagles : 45 minutes
Fishing on Dee: approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Fishing Rivers Tay, Ericht, Isla : 10 minutes
Walking the Cateran Trail : 15 minutes to start
Hiking Jock's Road: one hour to north end at Auchallater car park south of Braemar, or one hour to south end at Glen Doll car park, north west of Kirriemuir. Leave a car at each end: 12.5 miles from Angus to Aberdeenshire.
Skiing at Glenshee : 35 minutes
Scone Palace and Race Course: 20 Minutes
Glamis Castle : 30 minutes
Blair Castle : 60 minutes
Balmoral Castle : 75 minutes
Sauna : on-site
Municipal Swimming pool : 5 minutes/400 metres walk
Cycle hire : 5 minutes walk/ 600 metres
Quad biking : Glenfarg 45 minutes, Dunkeld 30 minutes
V&A : Dundee : 2 years, in 2016!
Invermay opened for business on 3 August 2012 and was awarded 4 stars by VisitScotland on 17 September 2012.
There is also excellent golf available at Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club. Contact the club on 01350-727524 for further details on the 18 hole course or by email on Secretaryemail@example.com .The original course was founded in 1892 and was designed by Old Tom Morris. The new course was opened after the first world war in 1922 by the Duchess of Atholl after the original course had been taken over for war time trench digging practice and then by order of the Government was deemed only to be used for agricultural use. The current course is now very much improved and definitely one of the most picturesque in Perthshire.
There is more golf available at the 18 and 9 hole courses at Strathmore Golf Centre, on the way to Alyth. There is also a golf driving range and restaurant available for all visitors. Contact the club on 01828-634004 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Guests can swim in the public pool just round the corner or hire bikes 5 minutes walk along the main road. The bus stop is right across the road.
A unique feature of the house is the infra-red sauna looking on to the rear garden. This is not a steam sauna, but rather, it is a dry heat sauna, good for post-sport aches and pains! All toiletries are supplied by the Highland Soap Company, including liquid hand soap, hand cream, body wash, shampoo and conditioner throughout the property.
There is extensive parking on-site at Invermay for several cars. The lower level of the garage and the conservatory can be used for storage of all sporting equipment and for hanging wet clothing on the two pulleys there. Once the clothing has dried off somewhat it can be brought in the back door to the utility/dining area and hung on the heated clothes drier or hung on a clothes horse near the Aga.
There is free Wi-Fi in the house and TVs with freeview in the kitchen and sitting room. Previous guests have been able to access Sky sports channels on the TVs via their laptop connection.