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 "comfort" would have earned an "excellent" mark if all of the radiators had been working. Two did not work at all and others had controls missing. If the weather had been much colder this would have given us problems.
Overall this was a very good cottage in a very good location and we had a very enjoyable week.
The information folder gave lots of ideas for walks and places to visit.
We would use again if visiting the area.
We had received very good directions but I didn’t follow directions very well. Rose had stopped by to greet us and was concerned, left fresh flowers, tea, milk, and a note. She checked in again in the morning to make sure all was well. We couldn’t have been taken better care of. Beautiful countryside!
While the environment was quite picturesque, the bathing facilities were quite unacceptable if you are over 60 or over-weight, it was miserable to consider bathing.
As for fishing, that was also incorrectly advertised as access beyond Bridge Cottage to the river was not possible and trying to row a boat and also fish was not possible.
We where also without bathing and toilet facilities on Sunday night.
Absolutely wonderful stay. Great base from which to visit Rannoch, Aberfeldy, Bruar, Aviemore and other parts of the highlands. Loved sitting on the rocks surrounded with conifers and birches on each riverbank watching the river tumble around the boulders with great force and energy.
Maragdubh ist ein schönes Ferienhäuschen mit wunderschöner Aussicht. Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet, auch die beiden Schlafzimmer. Der Garten war ideal für die Kinder und unseren Hund, man hatte viel Platz zum Spielen. Einzig die Sofagarnitur war etwas sehr weich, d.h. ältere Leute haben sicherlich etwas Schwierigkeiten, vom Sofa wieder hochzukommen. Die Lage des Cottages ist prima für diverse Aktivitäten, wir sind viel gewandert, haben uns so einiges angeschaut (Schlösser, Whisky-Distillery, Rannoch Station, Loch Ness,die Städtchen Pitlochry, Dunkeld usw. und natürlich haben wir uns High...more
A perfect location for exploring the Tummel and Rannoch areas. A very cosy cottage with excellent fixtures and fittings and a beautiful setting. Red squirrels and a multitude of birds visited the bird feeders and the view across the glen to Schiehallion inspired us to ‘bag’ it! We will definitely visit again to do all the things we couldn’t fit in this time.