Near Dunkeld, PerthshireGuest Rating
The Hirsel is a traditional stone cottage on a large private country estate close by a working farm high in the hills between Dunkeld (7 miles) and Blairgowrie (11 miles) in central Perthshire.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Just over an hour's drive from Edinburgh and accessed via the fast A9, A923 and then 3 miles of private road to the door, the location truly is a perfect balance of accessibility and remoteness.
The cottage stands, detached, facing its own small fenced grass garden, with lovely countryside of heathery hills and Scots pines all around. It offers an interesting and relaxing holiday to those who really want to be away from it all and would enjoy experiencing life on a true Scottish Highland Estate.
The Hirsel is one of these old traditional cottages which will appeal to true country lovers. Well maintained and refurbished over the last few years but still maintaining its character, it offers very comfortable accommodation.
The sitting room is kept cosy by its open fire and the kitchen/dining room is spacious and bright with everything you need to cook up a storm and a charming dining area alongside. Also on this level are a family bathroom and a handy additional shower room.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. They are both very attractive and, particularly in the case of the twin, are furnished in an elegant style which is exactly right for a traditional Highland house of this type.
The Laird and the Keeper's House will be your nearest neighbours. There are also curlews, peewits, ospreys, larks and very many birds to watch as well as roe and fallow deer, stoats and pine martens and trout in two lochans (you can fish from the bank or a boat).
Dunkeld is a charming little town with lots of interesting shops and excellent restaurants.
Even before you even reach it, you will pass the Loch of the Lowes RSPB reserve - from the hide there you can watch the ospreys nest and, if you are lucky, watch them fish in the loch. At Dunkeld too there is the Beatrix Potter Centre, for it is said that she drew much inspiration for her charming characters from the time she spent in this area.
Just outside the town are the woodland walks round the Hermitage, a stunningly situated folly above the River Braan, where in season you can watch the salmon leaping the spectacular falls. The nearby A9 links you easily to Inverness, Loch Ness and the west - while from Blairgowrie and the A93 you have access to the Angus Glens and Royal Deeside.
Just 13 miles north of Dunkeld is Pitlochry, with its fish ladder and famous Theatre in the Hills. From there you can explore lochs Tummel and Rannoch and admire at first hand the Queen's View, which may already be familiar from many calendars!
Climbers and serious hill walkers will find much to tempt them. Ben Vrackie is just above Pitlochry, while Schiehallion is accessed from Rannoch and Bens Lawers and Chonzie are near Loch Tay.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with open fire and TV (satellite)/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with induction hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer and microwave, etc
Bathroom with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Boot room with wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Ben linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay), electric fan heaters and open fire. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small) at an additional charge. If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- Save 10% - w/c 23 Sep 17 From 23/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£425.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£365.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£560.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£560.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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