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Guardswell Farm: Rustic Cottages for Let in the Scottish Countryside

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Guardswell Farm: Rustic Cottages for Let in the Scottish Countryside

January 21, 2019

Situated on 150 acres of grassland “between Abernyte and Kinnaird, Perthshire” is Guardswell Farm, a series of rustic and charming cottages run by two families and available for stays. “We feel a bit mean keeping it all to ourselves,” the proprietors say; so, they’ve opened lodgings for the traveler “who fancies themselves running a micro-farm, switching off from their digital dependence, and taking a deep breath of Perthshire air.” The cottages are outfitted with all of the trappings for a stay in the Scottish countryside: wood stoves, hot-water bottles, and plenty of sheepskins. Take a look.

the farm has &#8\2\20;panoramic views extending from north of dundee, along 17
Above: The farm has “panoramic views extending from North of Dundee, along the River Tay, over to the North of Fife, down to the Carse of Gowrie and all the way along to Glencarse.”
the farm is dotted with several small cottages and guest rooms. peg rails along 18
Above: The farm is dotted with several small cottages and guest rooms. Peg rails along one wall in the Guardswell Farmhouse, which sleeps ten and includes a farmhouse kitchen kitted out with an Aga range.
the dark painted dining room in guardswell farmhouse has plenty of sheepskins,  19
Above: The dark-painted dining room in Guardswell Farmhouse has plenty of sheepskins, for keeping warm through cold Scottish winters.
in the farmhouse bedroom, relaxed gray linens and more sheepskins. 20
Above: In the farmhouse bedroom, relaxed gray linens and more sheepskins.
the proprietors stock the rooms with good looking hot water bottles. 21
Above: The proprietors stock the rooms with good-looking hot-water bottles.
a bunk room with rustic wood and sumptuous linens. 22
Above: A bunk room with rustic wood and sumptuous linens.
an guest bed in the quirkier cotterhouse, with painted furniture and tartan bla 23
Above: An guest bed in the quirkier Cotterhouse, with painted furniture and tartan blankets.
the pendicle guest cottage, which has a wildflower roof, in warm weather, and c 24
Above: The Pendicle guest cottage, which has a wildflower roof, in warm weather, and comes stocked with firewood, in cold.
inside, a slim wood stove and sheeps&#8\2\17; wool insulation behind the la 25
Above: Inside, a slim wood stove and sheeps’ wool insulation behind the larch wood cladding keeps the space warm.
Above: A tin of natural fire starters and a lantern at the ready.
the kailyard, one of the more rustic lodging options, offers an &#8\2\20;im 28
Above: The Kailyard, one of the more rustic lodging options, offers an “immersive ‘shepherds experience’ with your own Hebridean flock surrounding the hut, plus two donkeys” (and no electricity).
the shepherd&#8\2\17;s hut is fitted with a small kitchen with gas hobs and 29
Above: The shepherd’s hut is fitted with a small kitchen with gas hobs and a wood-burning stove.
the farm is also available for weddings and parties. 30
Above: The farm is also available for weddings and parties.
slate signs direct travelers through the grounds to their cottage. 31
Above: Slate signs direct travelers through the grounds to their cottage.

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