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Keeper's Cottage

Keeper's Cottage

4.9
out of 5
Ratings from 6 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.8
Location
5.0
Value
4.8
Customer
Service
5.0


This charming 19th century cottage has been sympathetically renovated, combining original features and traditional Highland décor with contemporary elements, resulting in a cosy and exceptionally stylish holiday property.

A beautiful stay in stunning surroundings

Review submitted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Keeper's Cottage is a beautiful, fantastically equipped house set in the stunning surroundings of the Straloch Estate. Both bedrooms are spacious and enjoy great views of the striking landscape. The large, open-plan ground floor, partially separated by a central staircase, provides an ideal mix of modern kitchen and cosy living room areas, with generous sofas arranged around well-stocked log burner.
The house is well set up for 4 guests, with plenty of space to cook, socialise and relax, whilst remaining together. The utility area leading from the back door is equipped with a washing machine, additional sink and airing cupboard, making it perfect for organising muddy boots, coats and dogs. Both bathrooms are kept sparklingly clean and fresh towels and locally made soaps and shampoos are provided. The first floor bathroom is particularly lovely, with both a shower and an antique bath.
The location is uniquely peaceful, set a scenic 10-15-minute drive from the sweet town of Pitlochry and the tidy, gated rear garden/parking makes it an ideal spot for dog-owners. The house is a perfect base for walks around both the estate and the South Cairngorms and the roads in each direction are quiet and picturesque.
Helpful booklets are provided with information about the house, the local area and nearby walks. These also include contact details for Lucy and the housekeeper, meaning that any questions can be answered quickly.
Generous, thoughtful touches on arrival made us feel very welcome.




Short stay in October

Review submitted on Sun, 18 Oct 2020
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed in the Keepers Cottage for 3 nights, we were greeted on arrival with some delicious scones and a wee tipple of gin which was a very welcoming site after a 2 hour drive from Aberdeenshire. The cottage and location definitely surpassed our expectations. Our daughters loved the games room and kayaks which were a nice distraction from their usual hobby of looking at their mobile devices. The facilities were great, a nice modern kitchen, homely rooms, two showers and a fire place (with a good supply of wood). The info supplied on walks in the area were very helpful, I went on a walk with my eldest daughter to Bruachan Falls which is a short drive from the cottage and not too strenuous a walk. It was great having a place to take the dog (Millennium Wood) and let her off the lead and only a few minutes walk from the cottage. The shop in Kirkmichael is not too far away and well stocked with all the basics you would need and some lovely cakes. We met our host Lucy a couple of times who was very hospitable and helpful and we also had one of Penny's lasagnes which I would also recommend (pity we didn't try one of her cakes - hopefully next time). It's a beautiful setting, we'd love to go back and do a bit more exploration of the local area although it's a great place to just chill and watch the resident red squirrels.



Keepers Cottage is the most perfect getaway on the Straloch Estate!

Review submitted on Fri, 16 Oct 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Keepers Cottage is the most perfect getaway on the Straloch Estate.
An excellently equipped, cosy cottage with open fires and endless hot water to relax in after walking through stunning scenery. Red squirrels can be seen every day as well as a wonderful array of birds and deer.
Your dog is more than welcome too: the cottage has a handy boot room and the estate is perfect for dog walks.
The welcome could not be warmer and Lucy is always on hand to answer questions.
If you want to have a break from cooking, Penny can provide beautiful home-cooked meals.
We loved our week-long stay at Straloch and will be coming back again and again.




Fantastic cottage

Review submitted on Mon, 21 Sep 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Brilliantly located cottage which we felt relaxed in as soon as we arrived. Well equipped, clean and comfortable



Fabulous rural escape

Review submitted on Sat, 15 Aug 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We loved our second trip to Straloch even more than our first. Wonderfully comfortable accommodation in the most beautiful surroundings. Numerous stunning walks on the doorstep. A place to enjoy a wild, remote and extraordinary place whilst enjoying the comfort of a cosy and stylish cottage, delicious home cooked meals and luxurious baths. A great opportunity to see rare wildlife and enjoy the outdoors. Plenty of fun things to do for kids too.



The perfect winter break

Review submitted on Sun, 16 Feb 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We couldn't have asked more from Keeper's cottage, every detail has been considered and was the perfect place to spend with the family. The cottage is so well equipped and having been out in the snowy conditions for the day, it's great to come back to such a comfortable, warm and relaxing home. So much to explore and do in the area, what ever the time of year. We would love to come back one summer to enjoy the landscape, paddle on the loch and sit back and relax.