The Keeper's House
Near Dunkeld, PerthshireGuest Rating
The Keeper's House has a wonderful position in the high hill country between Dunkeld (7 miles) and Blairgowrie (11 miles) and was formerly the home of the Gamekeeper who tended the wildlife on this large private estate.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The house is just over an hour's drive north of Edinburgh yet really 'away from it all'. It is reached by three miles of private road (a few potholes sometimes appear after a winter's frost). There are only two other dwellings (The Hirsel and the caretaker's house) a little way along the track which leads finally to the Big House and the cottage backs right on to a wooded hillside.
Inside the cottage has loads of character and is simply yet comfortably furnished in a traditional style. The cosy sitting room is most certainly the warm heart of the house, with its relaxing atmosphere and original range fireplace and open fire. The kitchen is a simple galley but has plenty of work surfaces and appliances with the dining area at one end so everything is to hand.
The double bedroom and bathroom are both downstairs, making this a suitable house for guests who prefer not to tackle steps. There is also a handy separate WC.
Upstairs are two twin bedrooms, both of which have dormer windows with lovely views to the front of the house. They do have slightly coombed ceilings, but they are of such a good size that this is unlikely to be a problem even for tall guests. The furnishings are all pleasingly traditional in style and in perfect keeping with the nature of the house.
It really is a perfect spot for relaxing, for walking out into the wilderness and for children to play (the occasional passing farm vehicle is all they should have to look out for if they wish to stray beyond the grass gardens to front and rear).
If you do feel that something more energetic is called for than a simple chill-out session, the cottage is excellently situated for touring in all directions.
On the way into nearby Dunkeld you will pass the RSPB hide at the Loch of the Lowes, where pairs of osprey regularly breed. Dunkeld is a charming wee town with a good range of shops and eating places, a pretty square and a cathedral, while the nearby Hermitage and Beatrix Potter Experience at Birnam are both well worth a visit. Further up the A9 is Pitlochry, with its Festival Theatre and Fish Ladder. It is the gateway to beautiful Lochs Tummel and Rannoch to the west and from there too you are borne swiftly up the A9 to Aviemore, the Cairngorms and Inverness.
If, on the other hand you go east towards Blairgowrie, you will soon come to the Angus glens, which must surely be one of Scotland's best-kept scenic secrets. Or, from Blairgowrie you can also go north to Braemar and famous Royal Deeside with its superb scenery and historic castles (including Balmoral itself.)
To the south, the Fair City of Perth is within a half hour drive, where you will find leisure centres, all manner of sporting activities, excellent shops and restaurants and nearby Scone Palace, the ancient crowning place of the Ard Righ, or high kings of Scotland. Golf, fishing, kayaking and riding are all available locally, so it is unlikely that you will be bored at Keeper's Cottage!
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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/dining room with open fire (range-type) and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, etc. There is a washing machine/tumble dryer under the stairs
Bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and wash basin
WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable by coin meter (£1 coins) during your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (supply of logs INCLUDED). 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 at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). 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 15% - w/c 22 Jul 17 From 22/07/2017 to 28/07/2017
- Save 10% - w/c 29 Jul 17 From 29/07/2017 to 04/08/2017
- Save 10% - w/c 05 Aug 17 From 05/08/2017 to 11/08/2017
- Save 10% - w/c 12 Aug 17 From 12/08/2017 to 18/08/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£595.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£495.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£450.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£495.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£385.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£595.00|
|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 - 12 Oct 2018||POA|
|13 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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Great property great location great people
The keepers house was in a beautiful location.
House was better than pictures on website.
Home from home with e...
Great cottage lovely area liz very helpful
Very friendly and efficient housekeeper, well appointed cottage in great surroundings.
Great holiday ,the dogs loved the enclosed garden,great for walking