Old St. Michaels


Old St. Michaels Selfcatering

Explore Perthshire and the surrounding Area

from Crieff

Perthshire, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, Fife & West Coast


Crieff lies in the heart of Perthshire, also known as Big Tree Country, and is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. There are lochs, rivers, forests and mountains galore. Nearby are charming little towns like Comrie, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld, which are lovely places to spend a few hours. 

Perthshire has played an integral part in Scotland’s history, which has manifested itself in a great number of impressive castles, grand houses and stately gardens, many of which can be visited today. 

There is a large number of tourist attractions within an hour’s drive.

The area provides everything for lovers of the outdoors, be it walking, fishing, golf, rock-climbing, riding, canoeing or cycling. For more information and to plan your stay at Old St. Michaels visit the pages activities and our area gallery for inspiration. We are happy to give further information upon your arrival.

Further Afield

The Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park is very close and starts at Loch Earn. It is worth exploring and comprises a number of other equally beautiful Lochs like Loch Ard, Loch Voil & Loch Venachar.  Ben A’n with its spectacular summit views is a very popular hill for young and old alike.

Day trips towards the West coast are perfectly feasible.
Popular destinations are Glencoe (90 mins), Fort William (2 hours) and Oban (2 hours). The drives to these places are exceptionally scenic.

Many of our guests also visit the East coasts of Fife and Aberdeenshire.
Fife is a beautiful peninsula with many picturesque fishing villages, coastal walks and of course the historically famous Golf and University town of St. Andrews with its long sandy beach.
In Aberdeenshire one of the most popular destinations has proved to be Dunnottar Castle at Stonehaven.


Due to its central location, Crieff is an ideal base from which to explore Perthshire and the Southern Highlands.

  • The towns of Perth (30 minutes),
  • Stirling (35 minutes),
  • St. Andrews,
  • Edinburgh and
  • Glasgow can all be reached by car within an hour.  
Wee Cauldron, Comrie

Visiting without a car

Public Transport links in the area are good, although there isn’t a train station in Crieff, but a holiday without a car is perfectly feasable. There are plenty of things to do without having to go far.
More public Transport info on our contact page. 

Activities around Crieff & Perthshire

Visitor Attractions

A selection of visitor attractions around Crieff & a bit further afield.

Visitor Attractions

A selection of visitor attractions around Crieff & a bit further afield.


Crieff and the surrounding area is ideal for walkers of all abilities. 
Walkers can choose from challenging munros (Ben Vorlich, Ben Lawers, etc) to picturesque low-level walks – the possibilities are endless! For munro baggers, there are perhaps 70 munros within an hour’s drive. 
Many walks like Lady Mary’s Walk, the Lover’s Walk and the Knock walk can be accessed directly from the self catering accommodation in Crieff or done with public transport, which also enables you to do A to B walks. 

In our self catering flat there are local OS maps and walk descriptions. We are enthusiastic walkers ourselves and are very happy to share our local knowledge and point you in the right direction. 

Golfers will find a wide variety of courses within 30 minutes drive ranging from Crieff’s own two courses to small, rural gems set in spectacular scenery. The world-famous courses at Gleneagles (15 min.) and St.Andrews (1 hour) are also easily accessible.

Old St. Michaels self catering provides one set of golf clubs. Beginners can take lessons with the golf pros at both Golf Courses in Crieff.

Crieff Golf Course
Comrie Golf Club
Muthill Golf Club
Gleneagles Golf Club (15 min)
St. Andrews Golf Courses 

Many quiet country roads and trails are waiting to be explored, be it fairly flat in the valley or as mountainous as you would like – the choice is yours.

The OS maps in the self catering accommodation will help to find your way around. Mountain bikes are for hire at Comrie Croft between Crieff and Comrie, where you can also find a purpose built mountain bike trail.

Mountain Bike Trail

Riding is also a popular sport in Strathearn. Local stables can be found at Crieff Hydro and Alichmore Stables, set beautifully a mere five minute drive from our self catering flat in Crieff.

Alichmore Stables

Perthshire is well known for its rivers and lochs.  Day Tickets for non-members of the Crieff Angling Club can be purchased to fish for Salmon & Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling on separate Permits.
Further information here:

Crieff Angling Club

More Inspiration? Visit our Flat and Area Gallery Gallery
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