Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This beautiful cottage is perfect for a family of four or one or two couples as it is spacious and warm with great views and has an enclosed garden. Pets welcome. Located on Dunalastair Estate near Kinloch Rannoch, Highland Perthshire, in a breathtakingly beautiful part of Scotland, there is so much to do in the area including exciting outdoor activities, such as water sports, bungee jumping, canoeing, safaris and beautiful gardens, castles, distilleries and so much more. Off the beaten track yet within easy day-trips' reach of a huge number of fascinating places of interest for all ages and tastes. Close to Cairngorm National Park as well. Rental from £412 per week.
Fishing, boating and tennis on the estate. Walk directly from your cottage into the surrounding hills. 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.
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 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. There are books and puzzles and a flat screen TV with Skyfree Sat. A hifi and DVD player is also provided. The heating is by storage/convector heaters. 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.
|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 the holiday cottages have been available for guests since 1971.
Welcome tray for tea/coffee on arrival.
Pets welcome for a small charge.
Cot and highchair available free on request.
Shared tennis court available free. Rackets and balls can be borrowed.
Bicyles 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.