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Shielhill Bothy

Stanley, Near Perth

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Shielhill Bothy offers the best of both worlds as it benefits from lovely, peaceful rural surroundings and is just outside the village of Stanley with easy access to its amenities and only 7 miles from bustling Perth.

Quick Info

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

What was once an old stable building has been transformed into a light and bright retreat with its original stable door and the main living accommodation set out upstairs.

As it is open plan everything is easily to hand with seating to relax in around the cosy wood-burning stove at one end of the room and an inviting dining and kitchen area at the other end with a central staircase that can be gated off for safety.

A steep staircase leads down to where the bedrooms and bathrooms are laid out downstairs. There is an attractive double bedroom with a modern en suite shower room and a spacious twin room that makes use of a family bathroom.

Outside the veranda is a delightful place to sit and relax, enjoy a quiet drink or read a good book and as it is covered it can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Secure storage for bikes is available if you fancy exploring on two wheels and there is also off road parking for up to 2 cars just in front of the bothy.

Map & Local

A small supermarket and village shop are both in walking distance and there is also a choice of different eateries to try for meals out. The beautiful River Tay just a short walk away is a popular spot for watersports, fishing for salmon, trout or coarse and pretty walks along the riverside where there is a stretch of sandy beach.

An interesting place to visit within the village is Stanley Mills, a cotton mill that was built back in 1786 and harnessed the power of the river to produce cotton and other textiles before the days of electricity. It now houses an interesting exhibition that gives an insight into the history of the mill and the people that used to work there.

Children will love the nearby Active Kids Adventure Park (1 mile) that has lots of indoor and outdoor activities and animals to see including donkeys, goats, chickens, sheep and highland cattle.

The Wildlife Reserve at Loch of the Lowes (10 miles) near Dunkeld is mainly known for the pair of ospreys (known as Lassie and Laddie) that return each year to breed. A hide allows for viewing of the nest and there is even a close up live CCTV feed that allows visitors to keep an eye on their progress from home.

A day trip into Perth (7 miles) is an absolute must as there is so much to see and do with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants and a supermarket that is open 24 hours a day. The Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the place to head for some culture or the Black Watch Museum that explains all about the history of Scotland’s oldest Highland military regiment.

To see the city from a really unique perspective take a boat trip out on the River Tay. One of the trips allows for a stop off at the Willowgate Activity Centre where there is canoeing/kayaking, paddle boarding, archery and even bush craft lessons to try.

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.




Double bedroom (king-size) with TV and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with TV/DVD
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Utility cupboard with washing machine.


Sitting/dining room/kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, microwave, wood-burning stove and TV/DVD.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

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 4
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required