Separately located characterful estate cottages in Highland Perthshire Scotland - Secluded Locations In Unspoilt Highland Glen With Views Of Hills And Lochs And Rare Wildlife
Our holiday homes in Rannoch have stunning views of mountains, lochs and forests, surrounded by wildlife such as red squirrels, deer, osprey, pine marten, eagles. This National Scenic Area is an unspoilt paradise for those who love nature and peace and quiet. Yet we are within easy driving distance of many interesting visitor attractions from distilleries to historic castles, gardens to wool shops, Loch Ness to Loch Lomond, Balmoral to Edinburgh. Each cottage is privately located and has its own character. They range from a romantic two-person cottage with four-poster to an eight person tower house by the river, with other charming cottages sleeping 4 to 6 by loch, river and forest. The cottages are fully equipped and we provide linen and towels and toiletries. A huge range of activities are available in the area from white water rafting and safaris to horse-riding. There are a cinema and theatre within 30 minutes drive. Fishing and tennis are available on the estate free of charge. Dogs are welcome and children especially so. Wifi in most cottages. For further details see our own website: dunalastair.com
Details for holiday home East Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms
An unique stone tower house full of character and atmosphere. It sits by the river with four bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, sitting room, kitchen/dining room. Flat screen TV, DVD player, hifi, sofas and chairs, in sitting room, garden furniture, fishing on the doorstep, private location. Free wifi.
The newly renovated Kitchen is very well equipped with electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, all crockery, cutlery, dishes, pans, washing machine and tumble dryer etc. Plenty of private parking.
You can walk along the river and in the pine and birch woods from the house or stray further afield towards the hills. You can even make a campfire by the river. Children love it here.
About the Owner
Dunalastair Estate is owned and run by Ian and Rose de Sales La Terriere who, in spite of their name, are Scottish! The family have lived on the estate since 1891. We have six children and, so far, ten grandchildren who love to come and play in the woods and streams and row on the loch, and climb the hills and play tennis. We just love Dunalastair and can't imagine living anywhere else. It is difficult to find anywhere to go on holiday nicer than where we live! We are very lucky and like to share Dunalastair with our visitors. We have been letting holiday cottages for 44 years now and 50% of our holidaymakers have visited us before, some as many as 20 times, or have been recommended to us by friends.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"After our walks and sightseeing tours we were always happy to come back to our convenient and excellent equipped holiday cottage and, of course, to enjoy the views and watch the birds." Balmore Cottage Visitors Book June 2012.
"We have been home from holiday over 2 weeks now but I just want to tell you we had a wonderful week in Rose Cottage. These days it feels like coming home" Sarah W
"The outside picture (of Old Laundry) doesn't really do it justice. This place is like the Tardis - it is huge when you get inside. Absolutely dream place to stay - the log burner was great (got a bit too hot sometimes!), and the cottage was so secluded and quiet. Down its own little lane, off the "main" C road. Fantastic! Altogether a "wow" place to stay"
"All in all it has been a fabulous week and we are very glad that we chose to stay at Balmore for part of our honeymoon. Looking forward to coming back one day!"
D & S from Sussex
From the Owner
“The estate consists of hill farming of sheep and cattle, forestry, trout fishing, sport shooting and holiday cottages (since 1971). The family run the estate with close attention to the environment and are currently developing a new herd of highland/shorthorn cattle that will live out in the wilder parts of the estate and improve the habitat for wildlife. There are many rare and interesting plants and animals/birds to be seen on Dunalastair, including ospreys (summer) red squirrels, red deer, pine marten, eagles and much more.”
Activity and Interests
Approx 2.5 hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports by car. Trains from Kings Cross to Pitlochry. Car recommended as although there is a bus, it doesn't always fit in with trains etc. For sightseeing you need a car. Cars can be hired from Pitlochry or at the airports. Great area for cycling. The famous cycle event, Etape Caledonia, is run past the cottages.
Around 1 to 3 miles from Kinloch Rannoch Village where there is a good general store, hotels, doctor, church, cafe.
Half and hour to Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Blair Castle, House of Bruar, golf courses, pony trekking, white water rafting, gardens to visit.
2 hours to Loch Ness, Balmoral, Edinburgh.
There is a good local store in Kinloch Rannoch and medium-size supermarkets plus delis, butchers and banks in Pitlochry and Aberfeldy. There are a lot of activities in the area such as Highland Safaris, Horse riding, White Water Rafting, Bunjee Jumping, Cycling and many more. For those who like more leisurely pursuits, the gardens of Perthshire are superb - many private gardens are open under the Yellow Book scheme. Pitlochry Festival Theatre produces excellent high quality productions and there are many good restaurants to choose from around Highland Perthshire.
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9 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
You may see availability and book online at our website with ease. A deposit of 50% of the rent secures your booking and full rent is payable six weeks prior to arrival. Rental includes electricity, heating, bedlinen, towels, cleaning equipment, starter pack of logs. Wifi internet in East Lodge.
East Lodge changeover on Friday. We also offer short breaks out of main seasons. Please enquire
Notes on prices:
Rental includes VAT at the current rate. If this should change, rental charges will be amended accordingly. Rental rates include bedlinen and towels, and heating and electricity and a starter pack of logs. Two dogs allowed at £16 per dog/week.
50% deposit on booking and 50% balance six weeks before arrival. VAT is included in the rent and is currently at 20%. However, if VAT rate changes, any monies not paid at time of change will be altered to include new rate.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The holiday cottages are separately located in stunning positions around the 16,000 acre estate with privacy and peace and quiet. Yet, they are within easy reach of many attractions such as Blair Castle, House of Bruar, Pitlochry, Balmoral, Loch Ness and much more. Highland Perthshire is a hub for outdoor sports of every kind from hill walking to highland safaris, water sports, bunjee jumping, gardens, white water rafting, pony trekking and many other things.”
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- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
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- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
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- Dining Area
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- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- whitewater rafting
- 120 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, First floor bathroom
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wet-room on Ground floor next to twin room
- Shower room is a newly renovated, tiled, wetroom with underfloor heating, basin and toilet.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, Ground Floor bedroom with shower next door
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, First floor twin bedroom
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Master bedroom with four-poster on first floor of tower.
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, From Master bdrom there are stairs to 2nd floor twin bedrm
- Bedroom 4 is accessed from stairs within the Master Bedroom.
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