Welcome to The Morrison's Holiday Cottages
SPECIAL AVAILABILITY!!! We are offering an extra £10 off per full week taken during January and February 2007. Book St. Valentines week 10th to 17th February and receive a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine on arrival. Please contact us for further details.
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Welcome to The Old Dairy Cottage self-catering holiday cottages situated in the Royal Burgh of Auchterarder in scenic Perthshire. This unique cottage accommodation dates back to 1709.
- The downstairs holiday cottage is the original cottage and has an ensuite bedroom as well as a bathroom (Sleeps up to 6 people). It is totally self-contained with its own entry door.
- The upstairs holiday cottage comprises of part of the original Old Dairy Cottage (1709) but also has a large extension to the rear where the entry door is. (Upstairs also sleeps up to 6 people). Click here to see the upstairs floor plan and here for the downstairs floor plan.
- The upstairs and downstairs holiday cottages can be made into one very large house and can sleep up to 12 people. Both holiday cottages are very spacious, very well equipped, very comfortable and warm.
- Auchterarder is based in the Heart of Scotland and is perfect holiday location for touring and also has many golf courses within 10 minutes drive.
Events in Perthshire for January 2007
Bells Sports Centre Perth. 2 - 4th February 2007.
Yonex Scottish National Badminton Championships. Men's singles, ladies singles and mixed doubles.
Perth Concert Hall 5th February 2007.
Barbara Dickson who has just released her new album of Beatles songs.
National Snowdrop Festival - Snowdrops and Rare trees - 11th March 2007. Dirnanean Garden by Blairgowrie
Perth Farmers Market - 3rd February 2007 in King Edward Street. This market is held the first Saturday of every month.
Perth Concert Hall - 7th February 2007. Cavern Beatles. This is a tribute band from Liverpool and are accomplished musicians.
Perth Concert Hall - 25th January 2007.
Burns Night with Isla St. Clair and the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band.
Perth Concert Hall - 22nd. March 2007. The Drifters bringing 50 years of classical soul.
Perth Concert Hall - 20th January 2007.
TheNutcracker. Choreographer for this magical seasonal classic is Alexander Bennett.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre - 24th January 2007.
Burns Night. The popular John Scrimgeour accompanied by singers Linda Ormiston and James Nicol.
Galloway Antiques Fair - Scone Palace 2 - 4th March 2007.
Perth Concert Hall - 13th March 2007. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society - Mother Tongues - from the Arctic to the Mediterranean.
History of the Old Dairy Cottage
The Old Dairy Cottage dates back to 1709. The year in which Samuel Johnson was born, just two years after the Act of Union and six years before the uprising led by the Old Pretender, This historical building is situated in the Royal Burgh of Auchterarder a very attractive town in the Perthshire countryside close to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel.
Our family have owned the cottage for many years, firstly in the 1920's when Norman's grandmother lived here and had a small croft with a few milk cows, hens and pigs. She sold milk in cans around the doors to her neighbours and was famous for her ice-cream which was made on the premises up until the 1940's. Many people came from near and far to sample Duncan's ice-cream.
In the 1940's Norman's father who came from Rothiemay, near Huntly in the North East of Scotland, married his mother then Janet Duncan and carried on the family croft later buying a larger milk business and expanded considerably delivering milk in glass bottles in Auchterarder, Gleneagles and surrounding areas.
Norman was brought up at The Old Dairy Cottage and carried on the family business until 1996 when the milk round was sold.
In 1994 we totally renovated the cottage into two cottage style apartments and since then have welcomed guests from all over the world. Norman and Hazel live beside the cottage in The Old Dairy Yard and have three grown up daughters, who have all flown the nest.
When you stay at Morrison's Holiday Homes you can be assured of our personal attention at all times. We do our very best to make sure that our guests enjoy their visit to Perthshire.
For those looking for a more flexible holiday, Scotland has a huge range of tourist hotspots to visit, such as Edinburgh and Glasgow for Shopping, Shows. The scenery in Scotland is breath taking and all is very accessible from Morrison's Holiday Cottages, based in Auchterarder, in the Heart of Scotland!
Maybe you're planning a romantic break with your partner, or an action-packed holiday with the kids, or an adventure holiday with your mates, or simply taking some time out for a solitary sojourn...
Morrison's Holiday Cottages make the perfect base for your visit.
Whatever your requirements, whether it's business or leisure, short break or long term stay, you're sure to find what you're looking at Morrison's.
We offer excellent accommodation with our 3 star self-catering accommodation. We are based within easy reach of every area of Scotland, including Edinburgh, the Borders, Glasgow, Ayr, Perth and the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Visit us for your perfect break!