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“Superb in every way”
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Red Squirrels are frequent visitors to the squirrel feeders around Squirrel Cottage. Squirrel Cottage living room with a wood pellet fire for instant heat.
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Looking at the front of Squirrel Cottage from the garden.
Red Squirrels are frequent visitors to the squirrel feeders around Squirrel Cottage.
Squirrel Cottage living room with a wood pellet fire for instant heat.
The bedroom is large and the bed can be made up as a kingsize double or twin beds.
Squirrel Cottage kitchen is well equiped with all the washing powders and soaps provided.
The large sunroom has windows on three sides, two relaxing chairs, a large table, various puzzles ..
One of several bird feeders aroung Squirrel Cottage. Here long Tailed Tits enjoying the peanuts.
Roe deer are seen in and around Squirrel Cottage. More often late winter and early spring.
A young red squirrel squeezing in to get black sunflower seeds, outside Squirrel Cottage bedroom.
Winter at Squirrel Cottage, with full central heating and insulation its is a good time of the year
Autumn at Squirrel Cottage, this photo was taken mid October.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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Ian P
Aberfeldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb in every way”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

First off James and Kathleen can not do enough for you. The cottage is so well laid out with extras you will not believe. We stayed over Hogmanay and till the 3rd January. The view from the bedroom is outstanding if you like watching birds, and from the front conservatory it doesn't disappoint either. Very clean, tidy and well looked after property.

Ian and Kirsty.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 7, 2014
Thank you very much, Ian and Kirsty, it was a real pleasure to have you to stay at Squirrel Cottage. It was great having you join all us locals in Killiecrankie Village for Hogmanay, too. Well done Kirsty for teaching the eightsome reel to a team who had never done it before! All adding to a great night to see the Old Year out and the New Year in.
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Shona P
Dumfries, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The most excellent self-catering cottage bar none!!”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Our first stay at this excellent self-catering cottage was from Saturday 30th August to Saturday 14th September - suffice to say we thought so highly of the accommodation and the owners James and Kathleen that on our return home we booked for a short stay from 14th November to 17th November.

This cottage is the most perfect place we have ever stayed. James and Kathleen have thought of and provided everything you could possibly need whilst staying self catering - all you need to bring are yourself, food/drink and clothing and you are truly good to go. There is provided for you a hospitality tray in the bedroom with a selection of hot chocolates etc, writing materials, toiletries, you name it and it is there!!

The cottage itself is in a perfect location for relaxing.chilling or for visitng the surrounding area. For me, a mamoth animal/nature lover, it was amazing to be able to lie in bed and watch the birds feeding at the station at the rear of the cottage for me it was heavenly. There are also munerous feeders to the front and I spent many happy hours watching antics of the birds. Unfortunately during our first initial visit we were not fortunate enough to see a squirrel but we certainly did on our most recent one. My other half spent a fair amount of his time on the small putting green that is on thefront lawn and he had a whale of a time.

The area itself has an abundance of activities no matter your age or fitness level. Highland safaris at Dull (I kid you not!!) has a lot to over for all ages. We also visited Nae Limits to participate in white water rafting - amazing but oh so cold!! Plenty of good eating places whether that be a full meal or just a coffee.

Our two weeks here in the summer were absolutely brilliant - we have stayed in numerous self-catering establishments throughout the country and this has got be simply the best.

Visit number two just last week was more for a chill out following a rather hectic time at our work and this was just the remedy. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.

We totally love Squirrel Cottage and as such have already put a request in for two weeks next summer.

If you wish to vist this beautiful part of the world we would hihgly recommend you stay at Squirrel Cottage - you would not regret that decision.

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Liked best: Everything!!!!
Liked least: Nothing!!
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Management Response
Dec 3, 2013
Thank you very much, Wow!!! What a great review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for sharing your experiences.
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899robert...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb cottage, surrounded by wildlife, with easy access to countryside.”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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person found this review helpful

We have enjoyed a number of holidays at Squirrel Cottage which is invariably maintained and presented by the Owners to a very high standard of comfort and cleanliness. Their many personal touches have always added to the pleasure of our visits.
The cottage is very peacefully located, and provides a full view of its gardens which are constantly being visited by a very wide range of local wildlife - quite delightful.
Of particular interest to us is the direct access which the Cottage provides to many walking routes - both high and low level - suiting a variety of ages and abilities.

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Management Response
Nov 19, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Squirrel Cottage experiences.
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jeff s
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Another wonderful holiday in Squirrel Cottage.”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We have stayed at Squirrel Cottage twice a year over the last 10 years! Of the many holiday cottages we have enjoyed, this is the best! The comfort of the cottage and the setting in spectacular countryside is second to none! The spacious and very comfortable conservatory gives tremendous views of local wildlife. The cottage is equipped with every comfort for the guests. Kathleen and James are warm and welcoming and take the time to ensure that each visit is a memorable one. Our holiday always passes too quickly, shown by our bookings for the future.

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Liked best: The cottage and setting.
Liked least: There is nothing that we didn't like.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your Squirrel Cottage experiences.
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Susan C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Squirrel Cottage is a veritable haven”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This was our 3rd stay at Squirrel Cottage and it never ceases to delight us. The cottage itself is extremely well equipped including all the little extras ! James and Kathleen are charming hosts and their knowledge of the surrounding area/wildlife is excellent.

There is an abundance of wildlife right on the doorstep; red squirrels, pheasants and species of birds too numerous to mention. The 'magic window' in the bedroom is one way - you can look out and be endlessly entertained watching the birds and red squirrels on their feeders to your hearts content. I have decided that I need 1 camera at each end of the cottage just in case I miss something !

Squirrel Cottage is very much a home from home for us and more than does it's job in de-stressing us 'townies' !

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Management Response
Oct 1, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your experiences of staying at Squirrel Cottage with everyone, particulary as you are repeat guests. Best wishes.
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JAK45
Edinburgh
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful walks & wildlife”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Exceptionally well equipped cottage, large generous square footage for two people, well positioned for walking, The Pitlochry Theatre, excellent food at the Killicrankie Hotel and the wonderful wildlife in the garden. Kathleen and James are a delightful and very helpful.

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Management Response
Oct 1, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your Squirrel Cottage stay expereince with others - hope to see you back again.
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samueltlo...
Glenside, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the Very Best”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed in Squirrel Cottage from August 24 - 31, 2013, and this was one of the best self-catering experiences we have ever had (we have enjoyed over 75 weeks in British self-catering rentals over the past 15 years). The owners of Squirrel Cottage are James and Kathleen Rattray and they were extremely welcoming and supportive. The cottage is superbly equipped in every way. It is in a very quiet and lovely location but we could be in Pitlochry (for shopping and the Festival Theater, etc.) in less than 10 minutes and in the heart of Glen Lyon in 45 minutes. We recommend Squirrel Cottage VERY highly.

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Liked best: The owners - James and Kathleen
Liked least: That we had book only one week!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback, we are very pleased you had an enjoyable stay and for sharing your experiences with others. Hope to see you back some day, it was a real pleasure having you here to stay.
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