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Situated in the very heart of Scotland amidst forest and woodlands, Perthshire has some of the finest and most accessible scenery anywhere to be found in the Scottish Highlands.

Whether you are outdoor enthusiasts, budding naturalists or simply like sitting back and soaking up the view; you''ll find something to feed your imagination here in Perthshire.

There''s a rich vein of history and culture that runs through Perthshire and from earliest times the area has played a very important role in shaping Scotland''s history. The region is awash with ancestral homes, castles and Iron Age forts. Follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots at Loch Leven Castle and discover one of Scotland''s most dramatic prison escapes. Or visit the crowning place of Scottish Kings, the ancient Scone Palace. Head to Killiecrankie to see the famous ‘Soliders Leap’ as epitomised in the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.

There are lots great holiday ideas for families too, all located within easy reach. Children will love Noah''s Ark Family Centre or flying birds of prey at Gleneagles School of Falconry. Find yourself being transported back to nature; you''ll find some of Europe''s most remarkable trees and woodlands in Perthshire, and there are some wonderful forest trails to tempt walkers and hikers.

Why not enjoy a bike ride and picnic around one of the regions many tranquil rivers, or head into the mountains for a Highland Safari and get up close with wildlife and rugged scenery. There''s an abundance of excellent golf courses in the area, as well as an unrivalled range of outdoor activities, including angling, snowsports and whitewater rafting, all within easy reach of your holiday cottage.

Many of the local towns and villages offer an insight into the area''s traditional craft making and local produce, from glass blowing and crystal engraving to Scotland’s oldest distilleries at Crieff. You''ll be inspired by Perthshire’s credentials as first class holiday destination.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Perthshire today.

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  • Hatton Cottages - Osprey Cottage

    Dunkeld, nr. Pitlochry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 15885

    These three properties are situated in a peaceful wooded area with walks right from the doorstep and numerous roe deer around, yet only 2½ miles from the village of Dunkeld with its shops, ancient fountain and cathedral. Osprey Cottage (ref 15885) has been converted to create a super holiday retreat with rugs on polished wooden floors upstairs in the living areas, and cosy bedrooms below. Heather Croft (ref 26213) is a detached bungalow nearby, cleverly designed by the owners with lots of windows to maximize views of the surrounding countryside. The But ‘n’ Ben (ref 28139) is a charming converted barn for two. An ideal choice whatever the weather. Next door to Dunkeld is Birnam, home of the Beatrix Potter exhibition and where there are riverside walks along the Tay. An 18-hole golf course is 1½ miles away beside the Loch of Lowes Wildlife Reserve. There are walks and cycle tracks in the bordering forest. Fishing locally. Shops and pubs 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. Wooden floors throughout first floor.

    Oil central heating and electricity included (£30per week, £4.20 per night short breaks 15th September-21st April). Video. DVD. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Bed linen and towels included. Dishwasher. Shared 3-acre natural and wooded grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in grounds.

  • River Cottage

    Enochdhu

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SGGO


    Set in stunning surroundings with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside, River Cottage is a charming, self-catering, detached holiday cottage. Idyllically positioned for those seeking a tranquil and rural retreat, surrounded by magnificent scenery, close to the hamlet of Enochdhu in the heart of Perthshire. Once part of the Kindrogan Hunting Estate, the cottage is built on ‘policy ground’ and is renowned for its outstanding countryside, wildlife and dark sky location. There are an abundance of cycle and footpaths from the front door and The Cateran Trail is close by, as is Glenshee, Scotland’s largest ski area. After exploring the area, guests can relax on the terrace with a glass of wine and see deer drinking from the river, an abundance of bird life and red squirrels are frequent visitors. Kirkmichael is only 3 miles away and has a local shop, restaurants and pubs, Pitlochry is only 10 miles, Blairgowrie 15 miles and Perth 28 miles. Glensheet Ski Centre is just 20 miles away and pre-arranged private mountain guiding or skiing instructions can be arranged directly with the owner. Shop 3 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and French doors to balcony with river views. Kitchen with dining area and wooden floor. First floor: Double bedroom with views over River Ardle. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Wood-burning stove (no fuel provided)
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Use of owner’s freezer by arrangement
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed decked area with furniture
    • Natural woodland
    • Roadside parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river adjacent to woodland

  • Mid Balchandy Cottage

    Pitlochry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: SSAB

    Mid Balchandy Cottage is an immaculately presented, detached holiday home providing spacious, luxury accommodation, and even bathrobes and slippers are provided. Renovated to a high standard and thoughtfully furnished for guests’ comfort and ease, it emanates a wonderful atmosphere in which to relax in an unrivalled setting with glorious uninterrupted views of the Strathtay Hills and surrounding Perthshire countryside. The spacious dining room and living room both benefit from a cosy wood-burning stove, and stunning views can be admired from the window seats. The garden room affords panoramic views and is the perfect place in which to sit and relax - warm and snug in the winter months, or with the double doors open and giving access onto the barbecue deck during the long summer evenings. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen from the cottage and in the surrounding countryside including pheasants, partridges, rabbits, hares, squirrels, red and roe deer and many species of wild birds. This is the perfect location for friends and family to meet up and enjoy this area with all it has to offer.

    By prior arrangement with the owner your stay can be tailored to your needs, the wine cooler can be stocked with a selection of drinks and pre-ordered groceries delivered. A delicious, cooked meal can also be waiting and the wood-burning stoves lit, ensuring that your holiday at Mid Balchandy Cottage exceeds expectations right from the start.
    There are leisure pursuits to suit all tastes including walking, cycling, fishing in lochs and on the famous Rivers Tummel and Tay , shooting and visiting local whisky distilleries. Glenshee, Scotland’s largest ski area, lies just an hour away, and a selection of popular organised events is always on the calendar including Blair Castle Horse Trials, Highland Games, The Enchanted Forest and Caledonia Etap Cycle Race to name but a few. A network of roads gives easy access to Pitlochry within 5 minutes, Perth in 25 minutes and Edinburgh in 1½ hours. Shop, pub and restaurant within 2 miles.

    Step to entrance. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and French doors to garden room with patio doors to decked area. Large dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking). Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin), TV and sloping ceiling; one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Three Freesat TVs (one 40", two 32")
    • DVD
    • Gas/electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wine cooler
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with decked area and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Full catering at cost by arrangement (including picnic lunches)
    • Grocery delivery at cost by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • No children under 8 yrs
    • NB: 2 steps on decked area

  • Brewlands Estate - Croft End Cottage

    Glenisla, Blairgowrie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: SPPX

    Set on a Highland estate spanning 4500 acres with hills rising to 2500ft, these four holiday properties are situated on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park with a wild flower reserve nearby, and an abundance of wildlife including ospreys and huge herds of deer. For 300 years Cistercian Monks spent half of each year at this peaceful place, making butter and cheese and brewing beer from the pure springs that continue to feed the houses. Delightful 18th-century Clover Cottage is reached from its parking area via a short track across a stream. With its own large garden with views towards the great massif of the Grampians. Claypotts is a charming 18th-century cottage, is in an utterly peaceful glen at the heart of the estate with its own enclosed garden on the banks of the River Isla. Croft End Cottage, a 15th-century cottage lies secluded behind double hedges and is a romantic yet fabulously comfortable place perfect for explorers, lovers and honeymooners. Brewlands Cottage is a 17th-century, cosy, very comfortable property in a lovely riverside location with fishing from the garden and views of high hills and surrounding quiet countryside. There are ancient wild flower meadows with rare wild yellow violets and orchids. Red squirrels live around the gardens and the walls support rare ferns and lichens which grow only in unpolluted places. Walking from the door of each cottage. Excellent golf courses at St Andrews, Carnoustie, Gleneagles and Rosemount. Glenshee ski resort is 35 minutes, as is Pitlochry with its theatre, restaurants and kilt and cashmere shops. An adventure centre 20 minutes away, with pony trekking at Balmoral Estate and many castles and stately homes to visit: Balmoral, Glamis, Blair Atholl, Scone Palace and Braemar. Visit the famous Whisky Trail. Riding centre 6 miles. The oldest tree in Europe is in Fortingall, 1 hour. Shops 12 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Living/dining room with cast-iron wood-burning stove in stone fireplace, wooden floor, countryside views and country-style kitchen area with granite worktops. Sun porch. Snug with TV. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, cast-iron fireplace and wood-panelled en-suite shower room (power shower) with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • ½-acre enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Cycle store
    • Table tennis, table football and board games
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Wood-burning stove - logs at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating by meter reading
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Bathrobes and toiletries
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Hot tub
    • Shooting, stalking, ghillie, wildlife Landrover safari, loch and river fishing, guided hill walks and rod hire at costs by arrangement
    • Tennis lessons
    • Cook and bagpiper by arrangement
    • Beauty therapist available by arrangement
    • Collection from airport/station by arrangement
    • Mountain bike hire
    • Catering to any level by arrangement
    • Shopping can be arranged
    • Housekeeping by arrangement at cost
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking

  • Shielhill Bothy

    Stanley, nr. Perth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UTE

    Converted from the old stable buildings, this wonderful holiday cottage is bright, spacious and modern. The open-plan living area is set on the first floor providing a unique upside down cottage layout with all the bedrooms and their associated facilities on the ground floor. Perth is only 5 miles away where visitors will find excellent shopping, restaurants, bars, and a superb theatre and concert hall. The famous Scone Palace is approx. 4 miles from the cottage, less than an hour’s drive leads to Stirling, Edinburgh or Glamis castles. Stanley Mills, a unique complex of water-powered cotton mills, is situated within walking distance on the banks of the River Tay (¾ mile), and a wide range of outdoor activities are also available nearby, including fishing, cycling, white water rafting, clay pigeon shooting, canyoning, archery and golf. Shops 1/2 mile.

    Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV/DVD. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, exposed stonework, rugs on wooden floor and well-equipped modern fitted kitchen area with sloping ceiling.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity included
    • Full oil central heating included (October - April £30per week)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • TV/DVD
    • TV/video
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Covered verandah-style sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Cycle storage
    • Unsuitable for the infirm

  • Sitting in Clover

    Killiecrankie, nr. Pitlochry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43225

    This detached holiday lodge, with an unusual grass and flower covered roof, enjoys a peaceful, rural setting only 4 miles from the beautiful town of Pitlochry. It shares a communal drive, and is located in a perfect place for exploring this scenic and historical part of the Higlands. Visit the Enchanted Forest, where visitors can experience the spectacular imagery, music and lighting effects of the forest at night, or the Explorers Garden. A trip to the Queen’s View, The Pass or the Soldier’s Leap are within easy reach. There are numerous golf courses, watersports on Loch Faskally and mountain biking available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Wet room with toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Large enclosed garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Stream in garden.

  • Glenearn Estate - Glenearn Lodge

    Bridge of Earn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: STTD

    Peacefully set in the pastoral grounds of Glenearn Estate, this delightful single-storey holiday cottage offers peace and tranquillity in a beautiful rural setting. The Lodge is elegantly furnished and is a very comfortable and stylish retreat throughout the year. Excellent walks abound in the immediate vicinity as well as along the banks of the River Earn. A more strenuous hike up Moncrieffe Hill to the north offers the reward of splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Fishing can be arranged locally in one of the many rivers, streams and lochs in the area and 12 golf courses are within a 10-mile radius. The charming city of Perth is just 4 miles away and the capital Edinburgh is within an hour’s drive. Easy access to Glasgow. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.

    Living room with leaded windows, French doors and views over grounds. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity included
    • NSH included (October-March £25)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Use of owner’s grounds
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

  • Buchanan’s Bothy

    Inchyra by Perth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC524046
    Buchanan’s Bothy is a wonderful VS 4 star detached cottage nestling on the banks of the River Tay in stunning Perthshire countryside. Situated amidst the rolling fields just east of the city of Perth, this self catering cottage is situated in the tranquil hamlet of Inchyra. The cottage has a bright south facing outlook with two large bedrooms downstairs and a wonderful spacious open planned living area on the first floor.  This room has fantastic character with wooden beams on the ceiling, wooden flooring, a feature stone fireplace with wood burning stove and a stunning open view over the River Tay.  The kitchen is fully fitted with natural pine units and is well equipped. The dining area is directly next to the kitchen. There is a private grassy garden area to the rear of the cottage and a raised walkway leads you down to the river’s edge at the front. 

    Ground Floor: The property is heated by electric and comprises:
    Bedroom 1:  with super king-size bed, hairdryer, electric blanket and en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds, hairdryer and electric blanket
    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Open plan living space
    Lounge area:  with wood-burning stove, TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Dining area:  with wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer / dryer

    All electricity included. First basked of logs for stove supplied. Bed linen and towels provided.  Cot, highchair and fire guard available.  Stair-gate on request. Wifi internet available.Grassy garden areas. Private rear garden with outdoor furniture, BBQ (coals not included). Off road parking for 2 cars. Riverside location – cottage set back slightly with a fence running parallel between river and cottage with gate access and wooden walkway leading down to river side.

  • Gardener’s Cottage

    Crieff

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SSAR


    Step back in time and enjoy a self-catering holiday at Monzie Castle Estate in Gardener’s Cottage. As the name would suggest, it was originally built to house the estate gardener and his family. The cottage has gone through a transformation and the estate team has rebuilt many original features and refurbished the furniture. The coffee table, boot rack and bench in the utility room, kitchen table and bedside tables have all been hand crafted by joiners based on the estate. There are many beautiful finishing touches, with chairs having been upholstered, cushions and curtains made and even the lampshades handmade to fit each room. The cosy living room has an open fire which is perfect to curl up in front of with a book and relax, or sit round the table in the kitchen with friends and family and discuss the next day’s activities. Whatever you choose to do during your stay, rest-assured the luxury of Gardener’s Cottage awaits your return for a peaceful and relaxing evening.
    From the doorstep there are miles of countryside through the estate to explore and guests have a perfect opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat, with red squirrels, deer and hares being frequent visitors. The property is close to the holiday town of Crieff with a wide array of independent shops, cafés, art galleries, park, whisky distilleries and walks along the River Earn. With 20 golf courses within 15 miles, including the famous Gleneagles, loch and river fishing, mountain biking and hill walking, this is a perfect location for all ages.
    The estate and cottage are powered by a 1950 hydro electric plant.
    Guests can request a private tour of Monzie Castle and the hydro electric plant in advance. Tours are subject to availability of the owners who work full-time whilst trying to run a very busy and demanding estate! You can read more about the history of the castle, hydro, joinery and farm on the estate website. The castle consists of an L-shaped 17th century house and a castellated country house, built in 1795. The castle was gutted in 1908 by fire and was rebuilt by Sir Robert Lorimer in 1910. The house has been unaltered since then and is a testament to Lorimer.
    Take a day trip to Perth, 17 miles, or a little further, Stirling is 25 miles away. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Large living room with rugs on wooden floor. Large kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking) with tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling; one with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin), one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire in living room - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 16’’ Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small lawned garden and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 4000 acres of grounds
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps and sloping banks in grounds. Fenced stream 300 yards.

  • Ivy Knoll

    Crieff

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41817

    Elevated setting

    In a peaceful elevated setting overlooking the rooftops of the popular town of Crieff and the countryside beyond, this most attractive holiday apartment occupies the ground floor of this superb Victorian villa. Its spacious rooms, some with panoramic windows, have been elegantly furnished to a good standard. Within walking distance of Crieff Hydro with its spa and leisure facilities, there are extensive country walks, excellent golf, fishing and horse riding available locally. Visit the Glenturret Distillery on the outskirts of Crieff for an introduction into whisky making or the Crieff Visitor centre with its highland Drovers Exhibition, pottery workshop and restaurant. Wander through MacRosty park where you can play tennis or visit Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre at Comrie. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with terrace. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Boatland Cottage

    Perth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W3047

    Secluded gardens

    Boatland Lodge is a unique 19th century detached lodge house set in a secluded mature garden on the banks of the River Taym, a great place for relaxing and walking by the river. An ideal holiday base for exploring Perthshire and the many tourists attractions, it is only half a mile from Scone Palace and Edinburgh is easily accessible. The city of Perth is only a 10-minute walk and offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Shops, hotels and restaurants only 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Patio with furniture. Parking. No children under 5 years. No smoking.

  • Gean Cottage

    Rumbling Bridge, nr. Kinross

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43128


    Nestling amongst a vast landscape of hillside scenery, this cosy detached holiday cottage will appeal to those wishing to enjoy peace and tranquillity. World class golf courses at Gleneagles, St Andrews and Ladybank all within a 40-minute drive as well as being in close proximity to many popular local courses. There are lovely local walks, literally right on your doorstep, along the Rumbling Bridge Gorge of the River Devon, down to Muckhart Mill and into the Ochils. The former county town of Kinross is just 5 miles where visitors can enjoy shops and restaurants with Loch Leven nearby. Horse riding and pony trekking are within a mile and the famous track of Knockhill is just 3 miles. Enjoy day trips to local historic sites such as Dollar Castle and Loch Leven Castle, climb the Wallace Monument, visit Stirling Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Doune Castle or Blair Drummond Safari Park. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Burn runs through garden, 10 yards. Access is via a track.

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