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Traditional Highland Estate Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Rural Cottage In Stunning Location within Dall Estate.

Experience living on a Scottish Highland Estate dating back to 1347 the principal Clan seat of the Robertsons (Clan Donnachaidh) wonderful views, located just off the south shores of Loch Rannoch, Highland Perthshire and next to the second largest ice age forest left in Scotland. Abundant wildlife including red deer who graze outside the windows on the extensive parklands of the Estate. Cozy traditional cottage sleeping up to 4 adults in two bedrooms. Open fire in lounge, electric heating. Fully equipped for a memorable holiday. Free fishing on loch Rannoch included. Please read all property notes and facilities before booking.

Julia James
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Julia James

We bought the Estate to get away from the rat race and give our children the upbringing we dreamed of. We wanted peace and seclusion with no man made noise, just beautiful surroundings and the amazing wildlife.

Julia James purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Julia James chose Perthshire

It ticked all the boxes and much more.

What makes this cottage unique

Get away from everything and relax in this unique location. Go our for the day to visit Scotland's heritage or just stay here and enjoy the Loch and beautiful walks. Short breaks accepted please email for prices.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pitlochry in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , We make this room up for couples unless requested otherwise
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Large double room can be either twin room or super king bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Electric is paid by meter reading. Please note the Estate is served by a private spring water supply that is untreated so boiled water notices are displayed in the properties for EU regulations. The water is naturally tinted brown from the peat. Private drainage so nothing that would cause a blockage to be flushed down the toilet. Other Estate properties to the side and rear of the cottage but still very private. Linens are provided for two persons. Linens charge £8 per additional person. Travel cot can be provided, no linens. Please note a cleaning charge of £35 per hour will be deducted from the good housekeeping deposit if the property is left in a dirty condition.


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Traditional Highland Estate Cottage
average rating of 4.2777777 based on 18 reviews

Quiet place

  • 3 of 5

It's a cut house.

We feel a little bit alone near the cottage. But we can see lot of animals.

The particular point is the bathroom

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most peaceful and private break ever.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and myself chose this property for our 30th Wedding Anniversary and I can say without doubt it lived up to every one of our expectations. The cottage was beautiful, the surroundings were breathtaking and the privacy was without measure. I only hope we have the opportunity to return for a longer period of time. What was listed was what you got and much much more.

Many thanks to Malcolm and Julia for making our Anniversary a most memorable occasion.

Couldn't recommend this properly enough for a complete getaway from reality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had such a lovely time here at Ploughmans cottage. We couldn't have had a better review. We wanted to achieve just what you said for guests to enjoy a great place to get away from it all and good value for money.We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Very clean and quiet. Well-equipped for cooking. Comfortable beds. Cozy, if you're prepared.

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four with two young boys, 10 & 11. We live in a semi-rural location and so were prepared for the untreated water, septic system, and heating issues. It was chilly even though we stayed mid-summer, in June—or perhaps we are thinned-skinned Californians. We built a fire each night (get wood at the village store: much more efficient than electric heat), and settled in to read, chat, play games. The beds were very comfortable, we slept well.

We mostly ate in-house, but had one meal at the Macdonald House hotel across the lake. It was good, reasonably priced, and friendly.

The chill in the air probably helped us on our walks nearby, near the Kilvrecht campsite. In fact, it seems one could walk uphill from the property onto those trails, though we drove and combined it with a trip ink the village.

We would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great having reviews like this. We are happy this cottage and the area is recommended so much by our visitors. The Scottish highlands are unique and are an experience worth having. We hope to welcome you back again!
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Relaxing, romantic, perfect location, clean and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend was visiting me from America so I decided to surprise her with a cottage getaway in the highlands and when I saw this I couldn't resist. Upon arrival we instantly fell in love with the area and the estate in which we were staying in. The estate itself is rich in history and fauna, not to mention the views of Loch Rannoch are outstanding. The cottage had an ideal kitchen, hot water, great wifi, an electric blanket on the bed, a beautiful garden, and above all we felt perfectly safe and protected within the estate. Our only downfall was that we didn't book another night! We would love to come back in winter to get snowed in and make use of he wood burning fire. Thanks again! Ali and Theresa.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you loved the cottage and the area. Thanks for the lovely review. We hope to see you back soon!
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Not so cosy cottage

  • 2 of 5

First impressions count and unfortunately, arriving on a chilly October day, a warm welcome was nowhere to be found. The cottage was freezing cold and it took a long time for the electric heaters to take the chill off. Yes, there is an open fire, but not a single stick of firewood was provided which seems a little mean. Electricity is charged in addition to the rental fee which is very unusual and slightly inconvenient. We would much rather have paid a higher rental fee and arrived to a warm and welcoming property. No-one visited or contacted us during our stay so we didn't have the opportunity to speak to anyone.

The setting is indeed "quirky", most of the surrounding buildings are in need of upgrade (or demolition) and rather added to the unwelcoming arrival.

I would describe the property as being adequately equipped, not great. The shower was rather temperamental, either boiling hot or freezing cold, but the beds at least were comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry the cottage didn't meet your expectations. We encourage any guests to fully read the notes about the property first before booking. We don't include electric in our pricing so that guests on a tight budget or are out all day get a cheaper property to rent. Traditional stone built cottages do need time to heat up and can't be expected to compare with modern highly insulated properties. We are sorry the shower was not consistent but had we got a phone call about it we could have had the opportunity to get our on site plumber to sort it quickly. We have staff here full time so I can't comment on how the visitors felt there was no one around, we like to give our guests privacy too. Phone and free wifi are at the cottage if theres any questions or help needed with anything.
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A short peaceful break

  • 4 of 5

Set in stunning surroundings, this cottage is well equipped and a very comfortable size for 4 adults. There is a small front garden area that is filled with tradition cottage flowers and rambling roses which smell lovely in a Summer evening.

If you are looking for real break away from the hubbub of everyday life, this will be perfect for you. Set right on the shores of Loch Rannoch, it is very peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here.
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Car: necessary

2 hrs drive from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness airports. Local shopping, post office restaurant at nearest village 5 miles. Whiskey distilleries at Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Balir Atholl, Dalwhinnie. Approx 2 hours drive to Loch Ness. Approx 2 hours drive to Fort Willim and Ben Nevis. Rannoch Station 12 miles see west highland rail times for trips to Fort William and Mallaig or Galsgow down to London on sleepover train.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pitlochry, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Aug 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Please read all notes on the facilities and property information before booking. A cleaning charge will be deducted from the security deposit if the cottage is left in a dirty condition.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.