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.
Great time with the family as always, the weather was brilliant, drinks and games in the sunshine, fire, marshmallows and a sing along, great time had by all.
Only downfall is the showers, it made it hard for us women to wash our hair but we survived!!!
Surrounded by beautiful scenery this cottage provided a cosy welcome when we returned from walks and other outings. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed sitting in front of the log burner one cool evening. A bath while watching the bats, at twilight, as they flew through the trees was magical, as was seeing red squirrels, swans and buzzards. Fantastic views everywhere. The dog loved his surroundings too. We loved also the sheltered bench at the front door.
We have stayed on another cottage on the estate and on both occasions have found everyone involved in the organ...more
I don't have the words to truly express the joy I always feel when arriving at the Dunalistair Estate and especially Rose Cottage for our holiday. If your looking to really unwind this cottage is the place to be. The views are spectacular with plenty of wildlife right outside the door. The property is tastefully decorated and the log burner and Raburn ensure its always warm in the winter months. The housekeeper Beatrice is always helpful and takes great care to ensure guests have everything they need. The estate and surrounding area are some of the most scenic in Scotland . I highly recommend ...more
This house is well presented, clean and tidy. Ideally placed in the centre of Perthshire to visit all the tourist hot spots but still remote enough if you want a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The local wildlife both feathered and furry are right on your door step. Not to mention all the great walks from nearby Munro’s to leisurely strolls through the Tay Forest Park and if you are feeling really adventurous you could try the nearby bungee jump or trips down the River Tay by various modes of transport.
This was my second stay at this delightful little cottage, and it totally met all my expectations. When I arrived it was after sunset, but the cottage was illuminated, and warm and welcoming. The wood burner was set and just ready to light. And the milk in the fridge was most welcome for making a much needed pot of tea after the long drive. It was lovely to unwind in the evening with the log burner providing plenty of warmth. It was nice to speak to Rose on the first evening, to confirm we had arrived safely and everything was fine with the cottage.
The weather was mostly dry and sunny for t...more
We stayed at this cottage in 2017 and were very impressed by location, comfort and surrounding nature. This year again we were not disappointed. The local wildlife and birds in garden kept us fascinated for hours and the log burning stove inside the cottage kept us warm and cosy. Dog friendly and secure enclosed garden.