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.
I think that given we have stayed here 10 times over the years says plenty. We enjoy the remote location of the cottage and the views are fantastic looking up Dunalastair Water and further afield. At this time of the year the trees are very autumnal and so colourful. There are several walks you can take from the Old Laundry and you will see the trees and the odd bambi running around. Also look out for red squirrels
Old Laundry has a unique feature of a roll top bath in the room and its smashing having a bath looking out at the lovely countryside. Also a welcome log burning stove and onc...more
We stayed at Bridge cottage for a week I we half term , it is in a stunning setting , the only way I can describe it without pictures is that it is like being in a painting ! The views ,walks and wildlife around are amazing . The cottage itself is well equipped with what you will need . There is no central heating which didn't bother me but may some people . There are heaters on the walls that warm the place up and a log burner !! There is nothing around so you need to take all food etc with you unless you are willing to drive to shops . You can get Asda or Tesco delivery thou . We liked the f...more
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.