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Balmore Cottage with hills behind and fields behind (sleeps 4)

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Originally two cottages, this very spacious and comfortable cottage is perfect for a family of four or one or two couples. It has an enclosed garden and pets are welcome. There is a kingsize fourposter in the double room with bathroom adjacent and the twin has an en suite shower room. A half hours drive west of Pitlochry, located on Dunalastair Highland Estate, which is family-run, near Kinloch Rannoch, Highland Perthshire, it is a breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland. The estate has cattle and sheep on the hills and red deer run wild on the tops. There is trout fishing and a tennis court for guests and nearby are water sports, bungee jumping, canoeing, safaris and beautiful gardens, castles, distilleries and so much more. We are off the beaten track yet within easy day-trips' reach of a huge variety of places of interest for all ages and tastes. Close to Cairngorm National Park as well. Rental from £430 per week. Please note that we always answer enquiries promptly.

Walk directly from your cottage into the surrounding hills. There is rare wildlife all around because it is such an unspoilt and special place to be. You may well see an osprey, red squirrels and otters and almost certainly deer.

You can see availability and book on-line from our website. Other cottages available on the estate and prices vary depending on size. Also Late Availability offers. Now with wifi - bring your own laptop or smart phone/iPad.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 100 km, Nearest railway: Pitlochry 32 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Balmore Cottage is a spacious cottage for four with a double room with kingsize fourposter with adjoining bathroom, and a twin room with ensuite shower room. A large living room has dining area in an L-shaped part with sofa and easy chairs around woodburning stove in the main part. The heating is by storage/convector heaters and keeps the well insulated cottage very warm. There are books and puzzles and a flat screen TV with Sky Free Sat. A hifi and DVD player is also provided. It has a modern kitchen with all modern conveniences including dishwasher. The cottage has beautiful views of highland scenery.

It is very well equipped with everything for your comfort and convenience. It is all detailed on our extensive website where you can book online. There is a telephone for incoming calls and emergency calls.

Further details outdoors

This cottage has mown lawn area and fields surrounding. There is garden furniture for use in summer. The cottage was built of stone in the 19th Century for estate staff and has been extensively renovated to make a home from home. The surrounding area is unspoilt and teeming with wildlife. You may see the osprey fishing in Dunalastair Loch or the buzzards circling above. Otters are sometimes seen as well as pine marten and red squirrels. Deer can often be seen about the estate. The large Dunalastair Estate is owned and run by the same family since 1891 and holiday cottages have been available for guests since 1971. They are constantly updated and renovated.

Further details

Welcome tray with tea/coffee on arrival and fresh flowers.

Pets welcome for a small charge.

Cot and highchair available free on request.

Shared tennis court available free. Rackets and balls can be borrowed.

Bicycles can be hired locally.

The Tayside/Perthshire region

We are located in the beautiful and unspoilt glen of Rannoch in Highland Perthshire close to the Cairngorm National Park. The nearest village is Kinloch Rannoch where there are hotels with restaurants, a general store and an outdoor activities centre.

Loch Rannoch dominates the glen and is about 10 miles long and 500 feet deep. Who knows, there may be a monster lurking down there! The area is steeped in history and several clans were represented in the glen. The chiefs of Clan Donnaichadh, which includes the names Robertson, Duncan and Reid amongst others, owned Dunalastair up until the 19th century and several are buried on the estate.

Not far away is Blair Castle, home to the Dukes of Atholl for centuries with their private army, the Atholl Highlanders, who still exist in ceremonial form. Castle Menzies is located about 20 minutes away at Weem near Aberfeldy. There are distilleries to visit including Aberfeldy, Edradour and Blair Atholl.


Great country for hill or forest walking, trout fishing is available on Dunalastair and salmon fishing can be rented on the Tay.

There is pony trekking on Atholl Estates, white water rafting and bunjee jumping through Nae Limits, cycle hire from several local cycle businesses, glorious private gardens to visit in the area, the wonderful Pitlochry Festival Theatre which has great productions.

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16 Aug 2014


"Stunning views, seclusion and isolation"

Stayed at the Bridge Cottage in July this year and soaked in the peace and quiet of the cottage and the surrounding area. Wildlife frequently visited the front garden of the cottage and on the final m… More

26 Jul 2014


"Tired Tuim Cottage"

Just returned from Tuim Cottage,Dunalastair Estate,Rannoch.Decor and furniture and accessories stuck in the 80s.Too expensive for a place where there is no mobile signal and the land line only for inc… More

We are saddened by the review you have given our pretty Tuim Cottage. Although the flies and mobile signals are outwith our control (there is Vodafone and wifi there), we have noted your other comments and thank you for taking the time to highlight them. It was lovely to meet you both..and the dog and hopefully, since you said you were looking for something long-term in this beautiful area, you will find that perfect place.

15 Jan 2014


"Home from home in the Highlands"

We returned to the cottages staying at Maragdubh farmhouse, as we have done for the last 5 New Years. In fact our 9th stay here, tells you all. since our last visit a new stove has been installed in… More

15 Sep 2013


"Absolutely fantastic!"

We (two adults, three kids at 2, 5 and 12) spent two week at Rose Cottage and enjoyed it very much. Location is quiet and in the middle of Scotland, a perfect starting point for trips all around the c… More

8 Sep 2013



We were really lucky with the weather which was a great start but so loved the cottage we stayed in Balmore. The house was stocked with absolutely everything you could possibly need. Full laundry faci… More

3 Jul 2013


"Tranquility at Tuim Cottage"

Fantastic 3 day break in Perthshire. We have NEVER felt so much at home whilst staying self-catering ANYWHERE. The cottage has everything you need, is quiet, surrounded by trees and is just a couple o… More

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our pretty Tuim Cottage. We love it too with its great location by the river and tranquil surroundings - so glad you agree and look forward to welcoming you..and the dog back again.

30 Mar 2013


"Absolutely fantastic!!!"

This is the second time that we have spent a week at Dunalastair, in a different cottage this time, (last time it was Tuim Cottage) but once again it was fantastic. Quiet location, superb scenery with… More

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at West Drumchastle and thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

27 Feb 2013


"A blissful week"

We stayed at Bridge Cottage for a week at the end of July last year. We were looking for a cottage very much off the beaten track (although within 2 hours drive still of Edinburgh!) and where we could… More

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bridge Cottage, it is indeed a lovely spot, and thank you very much for your kind review. It is very much appreciated.

4 Jan 2013


"Fantastic location"

We have stayed at Bridge cottage every year for the past 3 years and have our next stay booked for this year too. It's a great location for really relaxing, especially at this cottage which has l… More

31 Mar 2012


"Absolutely Brilliant Cottage, Location, etc........!!!!!!!!!!!"

We stayed at Tuim Cottage which is next to East Lodge. The location is fantastic. Quiet, remote and everything you would wish for scenery-wise from a Highland Estate. The fire was set and coffee/tea o… More

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