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Squirrel Cottage Killiecrankie

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Squirrel Cottage is known for its comfort with many repeat bookings each year. It sleeps two in double or twin beds, the bedroom is spacious, a large sun room over looks the garden. Shower and a separate bath. Many guests comment on all the extras.

Squirrel Cottage has lots of wildlife. Regular visits by Red Squirrels that will amuse and entertain you. Lots of birds at feeders, particularly the bedroom feeder which is only feet away from the window, many guests comment on how wonderful it is. There is the occasional roe deer, and rare visits by Pine martins. We are currently setting up a pine martin feed station in an attempt to attract pine martins at times when guests can view them See this on Squirrel Cottage Face Book Page.

Full oil fired central heating throughout and wood pellet fire allows for extra heating in the living room. Heating and electric charged at cost (no mark up - you pay exactly what we pay); we feel this is the fairest way to do this, as some people spend lots of time in Squirrel Cottage while others are out most of the time. We do not feel it is fair for low users to subsidizing high users. Hope you agree!

Sleeps two, but it is NOT suitable for children under 16 years of age on account of the steep river bank and we keep it free of all animals for those with allergies. It is for non smokers, inside and outside.

Located just above the village of Killiecrankie, 3 miles equidistant from Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Pitlochry Railway Station 5 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking

The Perth and Kinross region

Squirrel Cottage is located just above the village of Killiecrankie with its own oak wood and wildlife pond at the back and large garden at the front shared with the Coach House. Highland Perthshire has lots to offer the holiday make.

There are a number of walks you can do from Squirrel Cottage, including to Killiecrankie Battle site, a circular walk through the Pass of Killiecrankie and the National Trust Visitor centre. Also a circular loop to the 30 foot falls of Girnaig and also along back roads to Blair Atholl and for the more energetic to Pitlochry (which a number of guests do when staying at Squirrel Cottage.


Squirrel Cottage is 3 miles from Pitlochry, a popular highland town with lovely Scottish Baronial Victorian built buildings, it has an excellent choice of restaurants and of course it has its well known dam and fish ladder, which allows over 5,000 salmon each year to spawn upstream.

There is much to do in the area with Dunkeld and its Cathedral on the banks of the River Tay 15minutes by car away. Blair Atholl and Blair Castle the ancetral home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, 3 miles away. The Scottish Crannog Centre at Kenmore and plenty of walks in the area that will keep you busy for weeks.

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25 Nov 2014


"Quiet countryside base"

This cottage was the perfect base for an outdoors weekend away in the Highlands. Kathleen and James were very welcoming and flexible with checking in & out. The cottage itself was incredibly well stoc… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are both really pleased it worked out well for you and would love to welcome you back in the future.

4 Oct 2014


"Perfect stay in perfect cottage"

This was our 4th stay at Squirrel Cottage and once again it didn't disappoint. James and Kathleen are perfect hosts with a fantastic knowledge of local events, sites and the wildlife. The cottage… More

Thank you very much for your review, it is always an honour having you both to stay at Squirrel Cottage. We hope our Pine Martin project successfully attracts the Pine Martens each night so you will be able to see them in person when you visit again in July (you can keep up to date through the Face Book page).

9 Feb 2014


"Very hard to leave, can't wait to return."

It is a difficult thing, writing a review for Squirrel Cottage; difficult for two major reasons. Firstly, all the glowing reports below this one say everything already – it really is a wonderful pl… More

Just spotted this, another really fabulous review. Thank you so much. Thank you for highlighting that Squirrel cottage and the area is a great place to stay, even in the depths of winter, with 33 different species of birds and animals spotted and lots of good walks. It was a real pleasure having you both to stay in Squirrel Cottage and yes we very much see you as our guests. Your write up on the Scottish Wild Cat was a real delight to read and we have shared it with the Cairngorm National Park authority, as they try to establish all locations of the species.

14 Jan 2014


"A gem"

We agree with all the positive comments from previous reviewers. James and Kathleen treat you as guests rather than just visitors, and are available and willing to offer as much advice and help as you… More

Thank you very much for this review, we are really pleased you found that Squirrel Cottage lived up to your expectations. Yes we do see visitors to Squirrel Cottage as guests, who are paying to have a holiday and do try and make sure they have just that. We are very fortunate by the abundance of wildlife that surrounds Squirrel Cottage, which brings so much pleasure to us and the guests at Squirrel Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back!

1 Jan 2014


"Superb in every way"

First off James and Kathleen can not do enough for you. The cottage is so well laid out with extras you will not believe. We stayed over Hogmanay and till the 3rd January. The view from the bedroom is… More

Thank you very much, Ian and Kirsty, it was a real pleasure to have you to stay at Squirrel Cottage. It was great having you join all us locals in Killiecrankie Village for Hogmanay, too. Well done Kirsty for teaching the eightsome reel to a team who had never done it before! All adding to a great night to see the Old Year out and the New Year in.

18 Nov 2013


"The most excellent self-catering cottage bar none!!"

Our first stay at this excellent self-catering cottage was from Saturday 30th August to Saturday 14th September - suffice to say we thought so highly of the accommodation and the owners James and Kath… More

Thank you very much, Wow!!! What a great review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for sharing your experiences.

17 Nov 2013


"Superb cottage, surrounded by wildlife, with easy access to countryside."

We have enjoyed a number of holidays at Squirrel Cottage which is invariably maintained and presented by the Owners to a very high standard of comfort and cleanliness. Their many personal touches have… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Squirrel Cottage experiences.

29 Oct 2013


"Another wonderful holiday in Squirrel Cottage."

We have stayed at Squirrel Cottage twice a year over the last 10 years! Of the many holiday cottages we have enjoyed, this is the best! The comfort of the cottage and the setting in spectacular count… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Squirrel Cottage experiences.

12 Oct 2013


"Absolutely Superb!!!"

Lovely cottage.The attention to detail by the owners, James & Kathleen, is second to none.The setting is idyllic & if you want a quiet,relaxing holiday you will not find anywhere better than this.… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Squirrel Cottage experiences.

26 Sep 2013


"Squirrel Cottage is a veritable haven"

This was our 3rd stay at Squirrel Cottage and it never ceases to delight us. The cottage itself is extremely well equipped including all the little extras ! James and Kathleen are charming hosts and t… More

Thank you very much for sharing your experiences of staying at Squirrel Cottage with everyone, particulary as you are repeat guests. Best wishes.

Review 1-10 of 16

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Calendar last updated:21 Dec 2014

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