Dunalastair Estate is located in Highland Perthshire, an area renowned for its beautiful scenery and quiet glens such as Rannoch where the estate is situated. Only 2 hours drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, our nine individual, luxury cottages are a perfect base for touring. The area has a huge number of activities for all ages from walking and cycling to visiting distilleries, from bungee jumping to white water rafting, horse-riding to cycling, gardens to theatre, safaris to geocaching and so much more.
Set apart on a 10,000 acres hill-farming estate, the cottages are all different and sleep 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8. Some are by the river and all have wonderful views and you can frequently see interesting wildlife near the cottages such as deer, osprey, red squirrels, whooper swans, otter, pine marten.
All cottages have woodburning stoves or open fire and all (except Bridge Cottage) have TV and WIFI. Changeover days are Fridays and Saturdays, depending on the cottage, but short breaks are often available, particularly out of the main season.
There is a tennis court available and trout fishing on the river or from rowing boats on Dunalastair Loch, and other traditional sporting activities are sometimes available at certain times.
Everything excellent apart from the shower. Only take baths if you go here as shower is only a hand one and not meant for using as a proper shower as it covers the bathroom with water and takes ages clearing up.
This is the only gripe as cottage lovely, remote and very comfy and also has the added advantage of own boat for sole use of Bridge Cottage guests.
Great for dogs too as easy walk along lane to cottage beside loch - no traffic of course.
We would recommend The Old Post Office to anyone or family wishing to visit and see Scotland and the amazing scenery and wild life.
The cottage was as described and very comfortable and the views simply stunning. From its windows we watched a wide variety of birds at feeder along with the red squirrels that were regular visitors. Roe deer were seen next to the garden every day and on Friday our last night a Red Deer Stag along with 4 hinds could be seen grazing about 100 metres away having come down from the hills.
It is simply a superb place to stay and chill out and you really do wake up s...more
Staying in east lodge was really amazing me and my partner loved it was so lovely everything was brilliant very clean equipped and comfy it was best 2 week ever in holiday it so beautiful and amazing senary and wildlife and lovely walks I cant wait to book it again soon
Pine martens, red squirrels & roe deer in the garden . . . trout out of the Queen's Pool . . . wonderful walks around the estate grounds . . . that view of Schiehallion out of the kitchen window . . . there really is no better location for a holiday. And ideal for dog owners (although don't overlook the spot-on treatment for ticks). Too chilly to swim in the river this year but we did all our favourite things plus a few more. And there's plenty of unexplored territory for next time.
A small cottage fine for two. The secure garden was fine for our big dog. The poor weather meant a lot of time inside,the ikea Pyong chairs are not comfortable for long periods. A beautiful location and peaceful surroundings.