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.
Just had the most amazing 5 days staying at the old laundry on Dunaliaster Estate. The cottage was beautiful and well laid out for our dogs - loved the separate utility area for the dogs to dry in after swimming in the Loch. Loved all of the walks leaving from the cottage.
Bonus of great host Bridget.
Will definitely be back next year
We have just returned from our week's stay at The Old Post Office and we had a fantastic time. Directions given were easy to follow, cottage was beautiful, very homely and had everything we needed for our weeks stay. Very cosy and warm throughout the wild weather and snow. Fantastic views across the Loch and towards Schiehallion, the view changing constantly with the weather. An abundance of wildlife to be seen from the cottage and throughout the local area. The children (and I) were thrilled to see signs of the Beavers on our walk around the estate. We had our shopping delivered for the day o...more
A lovely farmer workers cottage conversion, with charming period features, and set back off the road behind a working cattle farm. Enclosed gardens meant our 6 month old puppy could enjoy the outdoors, with freedom. The cottage was clean and well maintained with comfortable living and plenty of space for a family of 4, with a dog. Plenty of activities on the doorstep and access to the Cairngorms national park. Bagged the local Munro too, with a great climb up Sheihallion.
We have stayed in some lovely cottages in the past, but East Lodge has to be the one that we will remember due to it's stunning location. Waking up to see deer in the garden, and the sun shining on the mountain beyond the river, is a truly special experience and one that we will hold dear.
What can I say apart from what a truly stunning place to visit !
Rolling mountains misty lochs snowy trails & an abundance of wildlife !
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and left wishing we had booked for longer !
Tuim cottage supplies everything you need it’s cosy and inviting from the moment you arrive closely followed by the owner Beatrice popping in to say hello and make sure your happy.
Lovely little note books have been kept so you can follow what animals you might see with tips on how to find them !
If I had a pen I would have added our sightings as my two boys chose bird spot...more