- We love the light flooded tower, arched windows, exposed church walls, beams, solid oak flooring and steel staircase.
- Stunning 360 degree views over the Crieff hills and beyond from the Church Tower.
- Entertainment built in with your own state of the art cinema room comprising a 42" wall mounted TV and wireless music system - perfect for relaxing night in.
- Uber decadent high quality Egyptian cotton from The White Company, 2000 pocket sprung mattresses and luxury bathrobes for guest use.
Good To Know
- The Church Tower is accessed by stairs which may not suit guests with restricted mobility.
- Good mobile phone signal coverage and the property has Wi-Fi throughout.
- On street parking.
- There are a number of excellent dining out options close by.
- Children and pets welcome.
- Yann's at Glenearn House within walking distance of the Church Tower is an excellent restaurant in a large Victorian house in the picturesque town of Crieff in Perthshire offering great relaxed atmosphere.
- Delivino's only a five minutes walk away champions the sound food philosophy of Spain, Italy and southern France with good ingredients, simply cooked and excellent spot for lunch or dinner. A great spot for lunch or evening dinner.
- Tower Gastro Pub offers gastro pub food and a large selection of malt whiskies in the Tower Bar.
- Craobh offers delicious wood fired grilled foods, Argentinian dishes and steaks as well as thoughtful vegetarian dishes.
- For fresh seafood dining out, Little's Restaurant in the former Riverside Methodist Church in Rattray and Blairgowrie offers delicious fresh fish and shellfish.
- Visit Drummond Castle Gardens as featured in Rob Roy and the palace of Versailles scenes in Outlander.
- Raise a glass at Scotland's oldest distillery, Glenturret or pamper yourself at Gleneagles Spa and restaurant.
- Stop off at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre in Comrie.
- Walk around Loch Monzievaird or climb the Knock of Crieff, a local landmark and hill with spellbinding views from the top.
- Outlander fans will instantly recognise Tullibardine Chapel in Auchterarder where Clare & Jamie & the others were all hiding from the redcoats
- The Scottish Crannog Centre is a living history museum that never fails to impress, includes a museum.
- Doune Castle (Castle Leoch to Outlander fans) is one of the most famous filming locations in Scotland. It's been featured in Ivanhoe (both Liz Taylor's 1952 film and the 1996 BBC adaptation), Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones, and Outlander (15.4 miles).
Breath-taking heavenly views and historical charm from a gorgeously grown up Church Tower in Crieff with stunning décor and luxurious features throughout.
The Church Tower, a five star luxury stay is situated in the heart of Perthshire combining original features including exposed church walls and beams, with the comforts of modern living. Solid oak wooden flooring has been laid throughout the entire property; furnished to an exceptionally high standard with a tasteful mix of the antique and modern furniture as well as a collection of original artwork. The Church Tower Apartment comfortably sleeps up to 8 people. On the first floor, there are 2 double rooms (both of which have en-suite wet-rooms with under-floor heating) and a twin room, together with a large family bathroom. All bedrooms are decorated to the highest standards of style and quality. The beds in the apartment have 2000 pocket sprung mattresses. All the bedding is from The White Company, high quality Egyptian cotton and guests have use of luxury robes during their stay. From the first floor, you enter the light-flooded tower, with a steel staircase.
The tower has retained its original features in the old stone walls and evangelistic windows. Halfway up the tower staircase, you enter the large open plan living area, with the balcony at one end and the kitchen at the other. The balcony enjoys wonderful views over the Crieff hills and beyond and offers the perfect place to watch the sunrise and the sunset with your morning latte or glass of fizz before dinner.
At the top of the tower, there are spectacular 360 degree views across Crieff and the surrounding hills. Relax in comfortable armchairs, and enjoy the views. Off the living area is the cinema room with 42″ wall-mounted plasma TV, wireless music centre and remote controlled LED lighting together with comfortable seating; sofa and arm-chairs. The wireless music centre allows you to listen to your chosen music in the living area and kitchen and even the bedrooms. You can listen to different music in every room and your music can follow you wherever you are in the apartment.
Centrally located in Crieff, The Church Tower (St Ninians) dates from the late 19th Century and was converted in the 1960's into a Church of Scotland seminary retreat and training centre before being converted into a beautiful five-star property. It is ideal for exploring the Southern Highlands of the Trossachs National Park. Edinburgh and Glasgow are both just over an hour away.
Five Star Adventures
There's plenty of great activities in the area, historical sights and fun experiences to choose from during your stay at the Church Tower. Visit Drummond Castle Gardens as featured in Rob Roy and the palace of Versailles scenes in Outlander is one of Europe and Scotland's most important and impressive formal gardens. The ancient yew hedges and the remaining beech tree planted by Queen Victoria, commemorating her visit in 1842. Raise a glass at Scotland's oldest distillery, Glenturret, where you can tour the distillery and sample the whisky - they have been distilling the amber nectar here since 1775 or pamper yourself at Gleneagles Spa and restaurant. The Michelin starred restaurant and ESPA Spa are open to non-members, booking in advance is essential.
Stop off at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre in Comrie. The Wildlife Centre is home to 70 animal species in enclosures with covered walkways and fly fishing ponds. Walk around Loch Monzievaird an impressive and picturesque lake featuring the remains of Castle Cluggy & a small island that was once a prison or take climb the Knock of Crieff, a local landmark and hill with spellbinding views from the top. Outlander fans will instantly recognise Tullibardine Chapel in Auchterarder where Clare & Jamie with Rupert & the others were all hiding from the redcoats. A peaceful location with lots of interesting facts. The Scottish Crannog Centre is a living history museum that never fails to impress, includes a museum, the remarkable reconstructed crannog and a living history area with hands-on demonstrations of ancient crafts and technologies by Iron Age interpreters. Doune Castle (Castle Leoch to Outlander fans) is one of the most famous filming locations in Scotland. It's been featured in Ivanhoe (both Liz Taylor's 1952 film and the 1996 BBC adaptation), Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones, and Outlander.
Church Tower from £200 per night. Pets welcome by arrangement with the owner.
"Evangelistic views and historical charm from a gorgeously grown up Church Tower in Crieff with stunning décor and luxurious features throughout."
"Loved the views from the balcony and the tower. Lovely spacious living area and beautiful bedrooms. Great having the main bathroom as well as 2 en suites. "
"A wonderful property with fantastic views from the church tower! We enjoyed the house and location very much. 2 en-suite rooms and a family bathroom meant no queues for the bathrooms. The house was exceptionally clean and the check-in / check-out process very flexible and straightforward. Communications from the property owner and caretaker were also incredibly prompt. The location made it easy to explore Scotland, whether travelling north, south, east or west. Highly recommended!"
"The property was a unique and fun place to stay. It was very well set up and met al expectation. We had a great stay at the Church Tower in Crieff. Comfortable accommodations in a great location. The property was well equipped with everything we needed."
"We were three couples that had a fantastic time in this interesting and unique VRBO. We loved Crieff pubs for food. Close enough to the Highlands and airports to be a perfect spot for us."
"Crieff is a great base for exploring Scotland, and this apartment is a wonderful place to stay in Crieff. Located just off the High Street in the older part of town, there are pubs, restaurants and food shops within easy walking distance. The architecture is stunning, with a modern home nestled within the exposed stone walls of the old church tower. We spent two weeks here, half of it with five adults, and enjoyed every day."
"Could not have been more pleased with our rental in the old church. All the small things are included. We had a wonderful time and the rental proceed to be a great location for exploring the area. I would happily recommend it. We fit two families comfortably and had a couple of memorable nights coming in and enjoying our after dinner drinks in the belfry."
"Wonderful place to stay. Charming and quiet with pretty views. We enjoyed staying at the church tower very much. There was plenty of room and the bell tower was a great spot to enjoy coffee in morning and a glass of wine in the evening. We drove to many surrounding villages and found the area to be most beautiful! It's a perfect spot for a quiet getaway!"
"A unique, stunning property with amazing views. Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the church tower.
"This was our central point for exploring Stirling, St Andrews and the highlands and it was so nice coming home to this wonderful apartment. It was truly a home away from home."
"Absolutely stunning. Centrally located. Crieff is a beautiful town and the flat was within walking distance to downtown. We loved staying at Church Tower. Everything was beautiful. Everyone's favourite room was the bell tower."
"This house is amazing, even better than the pictures! The tower has brilliant views across the countryside, it's extremely comfortable and kitted out with everything you need. Crieff is a beautiful place for a few days too, nice walks from the house and a really good selection of local food shops - butchers, bakers, fishmongers, local food hall - plus decent restaurants."