For the love of Jesus, l keep finding all these wee gems everywhere l go and just when l think l've found the best l am going to get, along comes one that is better.......no bad thing l suppose. This week we find ourselves up in the lovely Scotland, a place were l always feel at home, l love the people, l love the fishing, l love the scenery, l love the racing and most important for me, l love the Scottish potatoes.
The Courtyard came highly recommended on TA and so we booked, its easily found situated 2 mins of the A90 between Perth and Dundee. The location is perfect for exploring the local area and you can pop to either Dundee or Perth in approx. 15 mins, in terms of exploring the local area, we went to Dundee once for the Cinema which was easily found and the rest of our time was spent in Perth which was full of many different things to visit. I highly recommend Scone Palace for a visit and if you are up for the fishing season get out on the River Tay for a days fishing (£25 - £50), worth every penny as it is one of the best Salmon rivers in the world.
The accommodation at The Courtyard was excellent, spotless from top to bottom, comfy beds, great en-suite bathroom, nice settee, it had everything that is required for a short self catering break. We had a good sized fridge, a microwave and everything else that we needed to make ourselves right at home. One little thing that l have to mention as it was so unique to anywhere else l have stayed was the under floor heating in the bathroom, it was brilliant.
As l visit more and more of these types of holiday lettings l believe that the host/s are at least 40% of the deal, without a good host the package is not going to be complete, in some cases that means more to me than the quality of accommodation. In the case of The Courtyard you have two of the best l have met, you have hard working farmer Jim and his trusty springer "Donald" and then the Commander in Chief of the operation, Jim's lovely wife Omy. These two make a great team and you are made to feel comfortable from the minute your booking is made till the time your driving out of the yard. I have to admit with these two as my hosts l would have paid fifty quid to sleep in the shed with the oul springer and two of the chickens.
For all you Pet owners out there who are thinking of bringing a dog, it will be more than welcome and the walks around here for exercise are superb.
Finally l would like to encourage you to pick The Courtyard if you are in the area, it was an excellent choice for us and one l would recommend highly to anyone , l will most certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated a few minutes from the A90 Perth-Dundee road, we offer 4 star luxury accommodation at B&B prices. Choose from B&B or Self Catering in your own private suite, in our Courtyard. We are located halfway between Perth and Dundee just a 1 minute drive from the A90 dual carriageway ideal for business or pleasure. The Courtyard also is an ideal touring base, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Pitlochry are all an hour away. Links Golf is also close by, St Andrews and Carnoustie are only 30 minutes away. We can't wait to welcome you, here at The Courtyard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Courtyard Perth, Scotland