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 Old Laundry is a lovely space, in a stunning setting, with all the amenities you could wish for. Its affordability makes it a place we return to again and again. The gorgeous views from every window, the clean air, the high ceilings and charming interior, the fun available in the near villages - it's got it all. If you like beautiful rambles, charming villages, incredible shopping (House of Bruar just up the road), kind and interesting neighbors, misty mornings, clear skies, lots of birdwatching, rivers to walk along and lochs to explore, the sound of sheep and cattle from the surround...more
Bridge cottage was clean comfortable and very well equipped. It is in a beautiful peaceful secluded location. Whilst there we saw red squirrels in the garden and otters and deer nearby The stretch of river between the cottage and the dam is very pretty and we spotted a beaver whilst using the rowing boat provided I would recommend bridge cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful week away
Charming cottage in a really beautiful location! Breakfast and lunch in the garden a bit of a treat ... and lovely walk up to MacGregor's Cave, and view from opposite was just stunning in the early evening light.
We stayed at the cottage first week in June 2018 . We had never stayed on the Dunalistair Estate before but we were really surprised by the lovely cottage and the wonderful area it is in. The cottage was well appointed and very clean and comfortable. We are keen on wildlife and photography and found the area really good for this. The little extra touches provided in the cottage were very welcome. ie, Not having to bring kitchen roll or kitchen foil and condiments was very useful. It was also good to know that the owners and management were easily contactable and near by. Been welcomed by a mem...more
East Lodge is one of a group of very nice refurbished cottages in probably one of the most scenic areas of Scotland. It is particularly interesting as it was the very ornate entrance lodge to the now ruined Dunalastair House, and has its own turret and grand archway. The rooms are clean and adequately furnished, and the lounge and kitchen/diner just big enough for eight people together. It has a cosy atmosphere, and enough logs for two fires (more can be bought). The beds are comfortable, and the equipment generally of a decent standard. The only two issues for us that could be improved is tha...more
The cottage is well-equipped, charming and is perfectly situated within an area of woodland. There are many walks to be had within a short distance of the cottage and a multitude of visitor attractions a short drive away (e.g. Bruar falls and retail area), if you want to venture away a little. Given the charm of the cottage and the area, we ventured very little and found much interest in the wildlife occurring just in the garden. We had fantastic views of Red Squirrel from the conservatory and were informed by the guest book that Pine Marten even visited nocturnally. We weren't that fortuna...more