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 as good, if not better than its description.
We avoid 2 person accommodation as the tend to be small. It wasn’t the case here, the property is large and lovely.
It’s possibly the best equipped property we’ve stayed. Nothing was missing. There were more than enough kitchen utensils. We cooked Christmas dinner, nothing was missing.
We can’t fault the cleanliness, when we stripped the bedding off, the underneath protectors were just as clean (they weren’t in the last cottage we stayed in . Another company).
The wildlife seen from the cottage matched our expectations, we s...more
We arrived on the 23rd of December to a beautifully clean, warm cottage, having stayed before we were not really surprised!
We had a lovely quiet stay, had a lot of snowfall too which made it very festive.
Beatrice phoned us on the Friday night to make sure we had got in OK and didn't have any problems, nothing is ever too much trouble.
Looking forward to a return stay in tbe near future.
Yet another amazing holiday in one of the most beautiful places in the country.
It's the perfect place to get away from it all and switch off. It's beautifully clean, and everything you could want is provided . We can't wait to return for another trip .
We were very upset the weather was terrible and should have been told before we set of the snow was terrible we got stuck on the roads with snow and the Ice the fire brigade helped us lucky for us they were on the Same road coming into the estate and we got stuck going up to the rose cottage because the road had not been cleared we left on the Monday a day early the water was brown and getting a bath was a waste of time because it went cold very dissatisfied and would like some sort of refund please and the pictures were misleading as it was very close to a house and farm and noisey when they ...more
We have enjoyed our Christmas and New Year break up here at Maragdubh for many years and always enjoyed our time there. It feels very much home from home for us. A great place to relax and escape life.
Unfortunately this time we had to leave the cottage early and return home, so sadly we did not get our usual full experience. We have however booked for Christmas and New Year 2023/24. Its good to have something to look forward to at the end of the year.
Thanks again to all the staff on the estate who always make us feel very welcome.
Mike & Stu
We loved our stay in West Drunchastle. It was just what we were looking for. Everything we needed for our time there. We ate in every night and loved that you could walk straight out of the cottage onto the fells. Perfect for the dogs.
Third time at Tuim and excellent as ever.clean, comfortable with lovely homemade touches. Beautiful views and garden full of wildlife. The snow was an added bonus with a stockpile of logs to keep us warm.