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.
A wonderful stay at Bridge Cottage, excellent location in the middle of nowhere. The cottage had everything you`d expect and more, the log burner was an added bonus. The kitchen was well equipped with added extras. Stunning views and scenery, great walks and the cafe in the village was excellent, well worth a visit. Just could do with a little updating but this didn`t put us off from visiting again.
A lovely farmer workers cottage conversion, with charming period features, and set back off the road behind a working cattle farm. Enclosed gardens meant our 6 month old puppy could enjoy the outdoors, with freedom. The cottage was clean and well maintained with comfortable living and plenty of space for a family of 4, with a dog. Plenty of activities on the doorstep and access to the Cairngorms national park. Bagged the local Munro too, with a great climb up Sheihallion.
This was our 10th New Year at Maragdubh which Im sure speaks for itself. We love going to Maragdubh and its very much like our home in the country and our chance to escape for some peace and quiet.
Maragdubh is set on a lovely location with great views over Dunalastair Water looking up to Schiehallion. The cottage is very cosy and the kitchen is very well equipped and we love the log burning stove. Nice to toast the crumpets on.
Over the festive period the cottages also have Christmas trees, real ones, which add to the whole spirit of the time there.
The staff on the estate are all...more
The cottage is lovely and in a great location, it is very well equipped and spacious, We loved our stay and will definitely return, one small piece of feedback would be for the sofas and chairs to be upholstered or replaced, they’ve seen better days and weren’t very comfortable, other than that the cottage is fabulous