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Northern Perthshire covers the area from Pitlochry north on the A9 and the area west of Pitlochry following the B8019 past Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch. Such an expanse brings a variety of landscapes, from the fertile, gently undulating south, to spectacular Highland Perthshire with such beauty spots as Lochs Earn, Tay, Tummel and Rannoch and imposing mountains such as Ben y Vrackie, Schiehallion and Ben Lawers.
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A Packed Itinerary of Places to Visit
The area offers a host of attractions, walking and climbing of course, skiing at Glenshee, riding, cycling, fishing (the Tay is one of the great salmon rivers), sailing and even canoeing, to name but a few.
An interesting stop just 4 miles north of Pitlochry, is the Pass of Killiecrankie where a soldier escaped his enemies at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 by jumping over an 18-foot gorge (the Soldier's Leap). The visitor centre provides information on the Jacobite Rebellion and local flora and fauna, and there are attractive walks through the woods.
Blair Atholl is a good centre for walks and cycle routes, but its most popular attraction is the 13th century Blair Castle, nestled deep in the Grampian foothills. The seat of the Duke of Atholl, part of it is open to the public, including a splendid ballroom. A few miles north is the House of Bruar, a modern complex containing a large restaurant and many shops selling Scottish produce and country clothing.
With glorious scenery and much of historic interest, it also has the benefit of an excellent infrastructure of roads and facilities, making it easy to take in a great deal in a short stay, whilst also being within an hour's drive of both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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|Date||Product||Score||Customer Comment||Our Response|
|19-Nov-2019||Sea Croft FB9 (overall)||Good efficient service, questions answered when needed.|
|18-Nov-2019||Fortingall Schoolhouse AA6 (overall)||Easy to use website with stunning photographs of prospective properties and detailed descriptions of features. Fast booking system and reliable correspondence throughout the process right until the end of your stay.|
|18-Nov-2019||South Persie House CN2 (overall)||Unique Cottages made the booking process seamless. I would highly endorse this self catering accommodation company and similarly, I would recommend this wonderful holiday house - exceedingly comfortable -great warmth, superb beds and bedding, well equipped kitchen -the latter definitely very much the hub of the house. The secure garden is not overlooked and provides a great expansive playground for the dogs. The swimming pool is a great boon for young and old alike. We would love to have a summer week here although anytime of the year has its own appeal. A particular thank you to Sharon the housekeeper who, with a touch of magic, keeps the place pristine clean. The welcome goodies were very much appreciated. An A plus experience from start to finish.|
|17-Nov-2019||Tigh Na Tri Cottage BR9 (overall)||Excellent!|
|17-Nov-2019||Gorrenberry House BP8 (overall)||Everything made simple and clear. Cottage just as it was marketed.|
|17-Nov-2019||Millside Cottage DZ2 (overall)||So easy to book and very informative about the cottage.|
|17-Nov-2019||Boreray Cottage AH6 (overall)||We have returned from a cottage that was high standard in a special location. Not a high price but a wonderful experience. Originally booked into a different property then found negative reviews. Unique hols changed our property without fuss.|
|16-Nov-2019||The Folly at Old Melrose CN7 (overall)||Efficient service provided by Unique Cottages. They wasted no time confirming if we could stay with our 2 dogs.|
|16-Nov-2019||Tayvulin AN8 (overall)||The house was exactly what we hoped for and met every one of our needs it was clean and warm with lots of space for us and our 3 children 15 11 and 8. We had lovely family nights toasting marshmallows and playing the wii and watched some of the DVDs on offer. We were delighted to be able to store the bikes safely in the garage. We ate at the table which could sit 8 and I had all i needed to cook simple meals. I used the washing machine and airer for drying clothes and the location was convenient and we walked down to the shops and cafes several times. Would love to stay again **|
|15-Nov-2019||Skylark Cottage CF1 (overall)||Yes would recommend|