Crieff sits on the boundary between the Scottish Highlands and the Lowlands, nudging the Highlands. Surrounded by Perthshire’s stunning scenery, Crieff rightly earned the moniker the Montpellier of Scotland. It is not just a resort town that never stopped attracting people through centuries but now a popular location for families and as a retirement Town. From outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts to slow living for those shunning the cities, Crieff makes an idyllic home to retire to. Placed for convenience, everything you need is just a stroll away from your doorstep. Let’s take a look at how Crieff helps you live your retired life to the fullest?
Why pick our development?
Our development is situated on the scenic outskirts of town away from the busy streets, whilst overlooking hills, animals and the picturesque countryside making us stand out from our competitors. Crieff is a thriving town with all of the well-appointed facilities you need for a comfortable and safe life. Cafes, fresh markets, fine-dining restaurants, independent shops, supermarkets, traditional pubs, Doctors, Hospitals and Dentist’s all within walking distance.
Crieff Community Hospital offers excellent services that include inpatient care and outpatient clinics. There are several practices, dentists, surgeries and chemists in town for regular healthcare all within walking distance of the development, as well as being situated on the local bus route.
Leisure and recreation
Crieff boasts a very fulfilling lifestyle, with ample to do within walking distance to the development to keep you busy. Crieff’s High Street has never been busier, with ample restaurants, local businesses, gift shops, DIY stores, cafes and quick bites to eat all thriving due to the towns “shop local” lifestyle.
“Ye lovers of the picturesque, if ye wish to drown your grief,
Take my advice and visit the ancient town of Crieff
The climate is bracing, and the walks lovely to see.
Besides, ye can ramble over the district, and view the beautiful scenery.” – William McGonagall
Local bites to eat
The Pretoria pub – 1.0 miles from the development
Welcoming traditional pub which is very popular with the locals, a great place to meet new friends, listen to live music or watch sports games within the warmth of a friendly atmosphere.
The Quaich – 1.0 miles from the development
A Bar, grill and coffee house who prides themselves on creating a warm, homely atmosphere with bites that are both satisfying and comforting to share with friends or family.
Delivino – 1.2 miles from the development
This family run business Is a favourite within the community, offering traditional Italian dishes whilst sourcing local, fresh ingredients. They offer a bite to eat, sharing platters as well as a lovely evening meal and a fantastic wine list.
When talking about recreation here, Crieff Hydro gets the honorary mention. The resort offers over 60 outdoor and indoor recreational activities in a 900-acre setting. The estate has an adventure park, extreme sports, horseback riding, golfing, tennis, archery, air rifle shooting, woodland combat, zip-lining, watersports, and mountain biking, to name a few.
If it is a spot of golf you are after, the Crieff Golf Club, one of Scotland’s top inland courses, will have you teeing off gleefully. It has an 18-hole course and a 9-hole course, depending on how much time you have to spare. The world-renowned Gleneagles Golf Resort is just a 20-minute drive away. Perthshire county provides a magnificent selection of courses that WILL spoil you for choice.
If you are looking for a walk-in-the-park kind of day, head over to Drummond Gardens on the grounds of Drummond Castle. It is a 17th-century Renaissance Garden adorned with formal terraces, ornamental flower beds, symmetrical patterns, statues and fountains.
Pack a picnic basket for an evening at Macrosty Park with Turret Burn flowing through it. Walk amongst its many mature trees and sit at the ornate Victorian bandstand.
Just west of Crieff is Loch Monzievaird, a picturesque landscape brimming with wildlife, scenery and history. You can enjoy fishing, zip-lining, cycling, walking, boating or kayaking here.
Crieff is a paradise for pleasant walks. There are miles and miles of it. Lady Mary’s Walk is magical, and Knock of Crieff is a bit hilly and ideal for an invigorating hike. Crieff & Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst is a walking festival that takes place annually. It celebrates the life, work and traditions of the people who made cattle-droving crossroads in Scotland in the 1700s.
The Glenturret Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Established in 1775, it still uses many traditional techniques today. Its hand-operated mash tun is the only remaining one in the country. Buy its fine whisky at the distillery shop. Glenturret also offers a fine-dining restaurant – Lalique.
Crieff is community-minded, which is a valuable asset to have in retirement. Looking out for one another in this small community creates a reliable support system for seniors.
- The Crieff Community Trust works for community development.
- Crieff Connexions is a wonderful place that connects people for better well-being. Have a reasonably priced coffee while chatting with others at the community cafe. There are free-to-use laptops and tablets with free WiFi. It also hosts a community pantry, a charity shop and free counselling.
- Strathearn Community Campus in Crieff offers leisure activities for all ages, and you can book a swimming lesson or a game of table tennis here.
- The Crieff Community Garden brings all those who love gardening and gardens together.
- Strathearn Arts is a space where individuals and local groups conduct creative workshops, classes, rehearsals, and other activities.
There are lots of places to volunteer and ask for help. Retirement homes in Crieff thrive on the close-knit community and safety they offer, whether you have family or not.
The development is situated in Tomaknock, Crieff which boasts a bus stop across the road from the development, taking you to the town centre, medical practises and local amenities. Crieff is within easy driving distance of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Inverness. Perth and Dunblane are the nearest railway stations.
Are you looking to buy a home in the country to retire to?
Crieff is one of Scotland’s most retirement-conducive towns. Well-positioned for travel, scenery, leisure, amenities, and a sense of community, it is a place to live a quiet life comfortably. Properties for sale in Crieff by GS Brown Construction have maintained exceptional standards for decades. We build beautifully designed, energy-efficient homes that are cheaper to run and earth-friendly. Our modern specifications create elegant, versatile, bright, and ventilated spaces. Explore our Crieff development to select your home.