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.
This was a long and well overdue visit to the Dunalastair estate and Balmore Cottage. Because of Covid travel restrictions we had cancelled 2 previous planned visits. When we were allowed the freedom to travel and stay overnight it was excellent timing that Balmore Cottage was available. We were right in there and got booked up right away. All done and dusted in a matter of clicks on the computer.
It was a lovely relaxing week and change of scenery. Got the log stove burning and we sat enjoying the views of the trees, Schiehallion, the hieland coos and baby lambs in fields next to the c...more
We really loved this place. So clean and well equipped and set in a great location. The caretakers are pleasant and helpful, especially Beatrice, and Jim has good local knowledge about fishing etc
Wildlife abundant. We saw deer, birds of prey ( including what we think was a sea eagle) and salmon In the river. Perfect location for hill walking. Only thing I'd say needs replacing is the shower which has very low pressure but that wouldn't put us off visiting again. Excellent.
The location of Bridge Cottage is every bit as good as it looks on the website. The scenery is breathtaking for miles around and the cottage is a little piece of tranquility, far away from the madding crowd. The cottage itself is well equipped, with everything you could think of needing on holiday. Beatrice from Dunalastair Estate was extremely helpful on the day of our arrival, which we appreciated and was a nice touch. We’ll definitely be back.
We enjoyed a wonderful week at Rose Cottage. The location of the cottage is behind a working farm which provided both interest and privacy during our stay. The view of Schiehallion from the cottage on our first morning with the fabulous autumn colours set the tone for a week of outdoor activities and cosy evenings in front of the fire. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and the local shop topped up our groceries. We didn't need to travel far to enjoy great walks and cycles. The area has amazing trees and the autumn is spectacular, The weather covered all seasons but that added t...more
Thoroughly enjoyable end of November away-from-it-all 4 night stay in this lovely cottage ideal for 2 people but has beds for 3. Double bed was comfy with a very cosy quilt. Very impressed with the service as the broken toaster was replaced within hours and additional kindling was delivered quickly. Well-equipped kitchen with an easy to use dishwasher. Excellent WiFi - mobile reception is patchy). Loved the log burner - fairly easy to light and clean-out the ashes. Perfect location for outdoor activities. A good variety of birds at the feeder including a Greater Spotted Woodpecker. We cycled a...more
Words can't really describe how magical the farmhouse is. My fiancée and I stayed for 4 nights and wish we had stayed longer. Beatrice and Rose were amazingly helpful from the start and we couldn't have asked for more from them. The farmhouse has everything you need, a fire, a big dining room table, puzzles and a really cosy living room. It even has it's own private track up from the main road which made you feel like you were away from civilisation, which is exactly what we wanted for the time we were there. We had the pleasure of waking up to the most amazing views of the mountains across Du...more
We had a very enjoyable time at Tuim Cottage. We found the website to be very informative and very accurate, customer service was spot on. The cottage itself was warm and cosy when we arrived and was spotlessly clean. It is very well equipped and provided all that we needed for a weeks stay. Couldnt fault it.