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The Hirsel

Near Dunkeld, Perthshire

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

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 recently refurbished while still maintaining its character, it offers very comfortable accommodation.

The sitting room is kept cosy by its open fire and the newly installed 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.

Up the stairs (steep but with handrail) 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).

Map & Local

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

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

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
Boot room with wash basin.

Upstairs

Double bedroom
Twin bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels (per person)
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)
£10.00
Pet
£20.00

Services

Ben linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. 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. WiFi is 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 (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.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2024
Price

Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £850.00 £850.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £895.00 £895.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £750.00 £750.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £595.00 £650.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £750.00 £750.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £550.00 £595.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £895.00 £895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £895.00 £895.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £550.00 £595.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £595.00 £650.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £750.00 £750.00
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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.

Reviews

Reviews
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20-Apr-2024

Clean warm and cosy. The upstairs ceilings are low and some areas are quite small, but overall a lovely cottage. Peacefu...

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11-Apr-2024

What an amazing place! This cottage is not your ordinary holiday cottage, it is magical. The cottage is placed on privat...

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27-Feb-2024

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Well equipped and furnished. Open fire was well used in the New Year snow. The h...

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Thank you for taking time to leave a review - open fires always make for a cosy cottage, especially when there is snow f...

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28-Mar-2024

An absolute gem of a holiday cottage which was wonderfully warm and slap bang in the middle of nowhere with endless walk...

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So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Hirsel. We look forward to welcome you back again soon.

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19-Sep-2023

My husband and I had an absolutely lovely week staying in The Hirsel. We chose the cottage purely based on the rural loc...

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