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Traditional Highland Estate Cottage



Updated: 25-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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About the Owner

Julia James
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 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.

14 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


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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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Ploughmans Cottage on the Dall Estate, it was exactly what we where expecting. It was traditionaly decorated and very quaint. We where very fortunate with the weather, we had five days of glorious sunshine. It was so peaceful and situated right beside Loch Rannoch, was perfect for watching the sunset.

The owners Julia & Malcolm were very friendly and helpful. We will certainly be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review and letting everyone reading it know what a lovely holiday you enjoyed in our cottage, we look forward to seeing you again for your next holiday.
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  • 2 of 5

Not enough heating to keep warm in winter and immersion not hot water

Run down surroundings detract from

Impression on website of seclusion

Unfit drinking water major issue

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's very sad that unfair reviews are written after the stay and any complaints not taken up with the caretakers or owners before departure. We have had severe cold weather recently and provide ample electric heating if required by way of storage heaters and free standing supplementary heaters plus an open fire. If the heating is not used we cannot be responsible for the property being cold. The spring water supply is fully explained in the booking notes and feel that this is enough information to make guest aware the water is not treated. We drink the water as it is but EU regulations insist we display boil water notices in the properties. Regarding the comment about rundown surroundings, we have had storm damage to some properties and trees down etc. This is beyond our control and efforts are being made to tidy up the grounds. We do not say the property is secluded or on its own, it is on a Private Estate with some buildings nearby, is does not affect the unobstructed views of the wonderful location.
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Cracking wee cottage, beutiful surroundings, quirky setting.

  • 4 of 5

What a beutiful and we'll kept cottage, the unspoiled period decor, layout, and cleanliness of this cracking we place is exactly what me and my darling wife were looking for, so many other holiday let cottages have had the whole point ripped out of them and replaced with modern finishings and furnishings which in my opinion is part of what an escape to the country is suposed to leave behind, the open fire perfect to come back to after a sole lifting day walking in the beauty of Scotland.

As our visit was in early February the cold plaid a big role in proceedings, the open fire is a must have for us and gives that authentic cottage living feel, the rest of the house was cold and fresh which further ads to the feel of a getaway from modern living although, electric is charged at cost, had I known how cheap it would be I would have used the heaters more

The setting was a little surprise on arrival as from the pictures we didn't expect to be surrounded by building's on three sides, this didn't detract as much as we first thought as the view from the front is lovely, this may be to many people's lyking as we do tend to seek out the most remote and isolated little cottages for our getaways.

The surrounding area is exactly what we were looking for with a well stocked but very local shop just minutes along the loch by car and the very highland feel to the whole place it is enchanting.

The other reason for our getaway is the hiking and what a perfect spot for this with so much variation to cover the the prevaling weather and preferences you just can't go wrong, we climbed the historic Shiehallian after our first night by that lovely fire, the climb and mount Its self was very rewarding as always with a Monroe but the weather could not have been much worse with driving wind ladened with rain, sleat and then hail as we ascended high humidity up in the clouds and mostly snow and rain on our descent we and our tech were definitely put to the test and rewarded with a sense of defiant achievement, the weather for our next day was much the same so having sutch choice at our doorstep almost, we decided to stick to the lower altitudes of an enchanting anchint woodland walk rather than our planed hike which would have taken in four Monroe's for the price of two,

We loved our getaway once again.

The location is perfect, the cottage is cottagie but the estate with its many past uses and resultant buildings is in a state.

I would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your honest review, we are pleased that you like other guests really love the cottage and have made the most of the beautiful surroundings and got out for walks and hikes. We agree that some parts the Estate needs some attention, the recent storms have caused quite a lot of damage and a programme of tidying will be implemented once the weather permits.
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From the Owner

It ticked all the boxes and much more.

Activity and Interests

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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.
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Updated: 25-Jun-2017


From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom


  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Large double room can be either twin room or super king bed. Smaller double bed room.


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • 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.