Dunalastair Estate is located in Highland Perthshire, an area renowned for its beautiful scenery and quiet glens such as Rannoch where the estate is situated. Only 2 hours drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, our nine individual, luxury cottages are a perfect base for touring. The area has a huge number of activities for all ages from walking and cycling to visiting distilleries, from bungee jumping to white water rafting, horse-riding to cycling, gardens to theatre, safaris to geocaching and so much more.
Set apart on a 10,000 acres hill-farming estate, the cottages are all different and sleep 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8. Some are by the river and all have wonderful views and you can frequently see interesting wildlife near the cottages such as deer, osprey, red squirrels, whooper swans, otter, pine marten.
All cottages have woodburning stoves or open fire and all (except Bridge Cottage) have TV and WIFI. Changeover days are Fridays and Saturdays, depending on the cottage, but short breaks are often available, particularly out of the main season.
There is a tennis court available and trout fishing on the river or from rowing boats on Dunalastair Loch, and other traditional sporting activities are sometimes available at certain times.
The cottage itself was great, well equipped and comfortable but best of all was the location its stunning. If you like long and scenic walks then this is the place to go (our dog loved it), from munro's, forrest, rivers and lochs it has it all. We stayed 22 May 2018 for 3 nights and the weather was fantastic, better than abroad and not a midgie in sight........
Excellent Location. Beautiful nature. Lovely place to stay.
Booking is easy, the manager is very friendly and visit you the first day to welcome you.
We have enjoyed the silence of the surroundings. No TV, internet, what a joy.
A seperate showercabin would be nice. Not easy to shower in the bath (for the elderly)
The sofa in the livingroom is not very comfy (to old).
But the location is so good, we will book again sometime.
Balmore is comfortable and well equipped, in a stunning location. We received very good instructions and directions and we appreciated that Beatrice made a special effort to check we were okay on the Saturday morning as we did not arrive until late Friday evening due to bad traffic on much of the journey.
The pack of bird seed provided was really good for attracting 'Eric' the pheasant and his partner into the back garden and the bird feeder attracted many different types of bird including ciskins, blue, great and coal tits, greater spotted woodpecker and chaffinches. The picture window...more
The week we spent at East lodge was bliss, we didn’t want to leave, everyone has to stay in East Lodge at least once lol, a few people on my Facebook have asked for the booking link so hopefully more people get to enjoy it too and hopefully we’ll be back soon x
Rose Cottage lives up to its name and image it conjures up.
Location: About half a mile from the Kinloch Rannoch road. In a peaceful rural location next to a quiet farm apart from rather vocal cows on occasions the only other sounds come from birds and distant running water. View through the trees in front (South facing) are up to Schiehallion, to the left the hills over Loch Tummel and the right down to Dunalastair Reservoir. As there really isn’t much after Kinloch Rannoch, traffic is minimal.
Cottage: Old stone cottage with some modernisation. Good size kitchen (housed two Labrador beds) ...more
Honestly if you want to get away from it all, this is the place. Booked for my 40th with my family and it was everything I hoped. Amazing views with lots of nature around, very little people about which is a welcome break due to my line of work.
Owners are amazing and very very helpful, we will be returning to this beautiful part of the country.
Farm house is just so cozy and warm with good facilities and large bedrooms.
Bath enamel had a number of chips.
Boiler programmer turned on central heating when the programmer screen was set to off.
Sudden metal expansion noise from boiler or adjacent radiator like it had been hit with a lump hammer.
Plastic pull cords on two of the blinds failed.
The two single beds had loose frame fixings so were noisy when turning over during the night. Fixed promptly when reported.
No main oven light so difficult to use. Ate out more.
Bathroom window had the start of black mold inside at the edges.
Good secluded location in beautiful countryside.
Nice river walk...more