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 enjoyed this 3 night stay very much, the cottage was idyllic. I am an avid bird lover so really enjoyed sitting at the kitchen table watching the birds on the feeders, think we counted 17 different species over the 3 days. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed walking around the area attached to the cottage. All in all a great energy boost, will be back at some point.
Great peaceful location if your looking to get away from it all but also close enough to all the main villages/towns in this beautiful area, would be happy to recommend Dunalastair estate and this very comfortable cottage.
We are a group of 6 friends who come for the same week every year to Dunalastair and always stay in East Lodge.
The Estate is beautiful, the service is excellent and that is why we are already looking forward to coming back next year!
We have stayed at Maragdubh many times and in fact this was our 10th New Year. That alone speaks volumes. We also managed to spend Christmas there too in 2018 and loved it. The farmhouse is in a wonderful setting with spectacular views out towards Dunalastair Water and the Munro Schiehallion. You can spend all day just looking out at the changing view depending on the weather. Also watching the birds feed from the feeders in the garden.
The welcoming touches are great too. A tray with tea, coffee and biscuits awaits you. Cut flowers on the table. The kitchen is well equipped, the livi...more
Just returned from a fabulous Christmas week at this cottage in December 2018, it exceeded all our expectations and we had a lovely relaxing family holiday. We chose this cottage as had stayed here in 2007 and knew the location plus the cottage is great for dogs. The cottage has been updated since our last stay but still retained its charm. The location is perfect if you want a peaceful break but close enough to civilisation as long as you have a car. As a family of 3 including a teenager plus the dog it was perfect for our requirements, the kitchen is really well equipped with everything you ...more