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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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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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Robert C
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent relaxing getaway.”
Reviewed August 4, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Have been going to Squirrel Cottage for a couple of years now and have rebooked for next year. Its an excellent self contained cottage attached to the main Coach House. It has all amenities you need. Ideal for a relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle but an ideal base for exploring Perthshire. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and the grounds are full of wildlife. It is also ideal for coeliacs who have problems eating in some establishments. Self catering solves this problem and you can eat and sleep at your own convenience. Inclement weather is no problem as the cottage is equipped with TV's, DVD's, laptop computer and other amenities. Good Wi Fi reception.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2016
Thank you Robert for taking the time to give your really detailed feed back, allowing other potential guests know your experiences firast hand of staying at Squirrel Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes, Kathleen and James.
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Helen A
Shieldhill, Lochmaben
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A hiden gem”
Reviewed July 4, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This holiday cottage is the perfect getaway for couple and wildlife lovers. The garden is full of red squirrels, siskins, nuthatches, woodpeckers, all well fed by the owners. The house has lots of little luxuries to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
Killiecrankie is a great base to tour the beautiful Perthshire countryside we had coffee and scones in a different place everyday with lots more if we needed them. There is the local bungee jump for thrill seekers, and loads of museums and castles on your doorstep Scotland at it prettiest.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2016
Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experiences of staying at Squirrel Cottage and the wider area. We certainly agree there is loads to do in the area, whether you are a walker, wildlife lover, enjoy highland scenery, or visit attractions. Best wishes from Kathleen and James.
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ch1oehamm...
Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday cottage & owners”
Reviewed July 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This cottage has everything and more that you could wish for. We felt really spoilt. If you are into wildlife this is the place to go. Red squirrels who didn't mind being photographed. Birds galore too. The owners were so friendly & helpful.

Good walking area and places to visit.

I'm sure we will be back again.

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Liked best: Quietness
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2016
Thank you very much sharing your views with everyone. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and were very impressed by all your walking, especially up and down Ben Vrackie. You inspired us both!
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edwinpage
Skipton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A break that was perfect in every way”
Reviewed June 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Although five years had passed since our previous visit to Squirrel Cottage, Kathleen and James remembered us and gave us a hearty welcome back. The cottage is spotlessly clean, well furnished and fully equipped, not only with the essentials but with numerous extras such as toiletries, bottled water, table games,even chocolates! Outside the garden is a haven for wildlife. Red squirrels and deer are frequent visitors, and songbirds abound. The one-way glass windows enable visitors to view all this without causing any disturbance. Binoculars are provided. This cottage has all that you could hope for, and very much more.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Edwin, Thank you very much for your glowing review, we are very pleased that after five years, you feel Squirrel Cottage is as good as ever it was. We certainly plan to keep it that way and really enjoyed having you and your wife to stay once again. Our very best wishes, James and Kathleen
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Beall53
Lincoln
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wildlife heaven”
Reviewed June 5, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Our second visit to Squirrel cottage & it didn't disappoint. As good as our last visit, highly recommended. The cottage is very spacious & comfortable for 2 guests, lots of little extras dotted around like toiletries, chocolates, milk, bread, mineral water etc all make your stay that little bit more comfortable - the owners are very thoughtful, friendly & helpful. Other extras include a 9 hole putting green, bat detector, camera trap etc all for guest use. The jewel in the crown however is the wildlife, obviously the red squirrels but also many birds including nuthatches, woodpeckers & siskins. The cottage nestles in a beautiful setting, lovely garden, surrounded by trees & a burn tumbling by. In short the perfect escape from the rat race. Many Thanks to the owners who seem to have thought of everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible..

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Liked best: The red squirrels
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 6, 2016
Thank you very much for leaving such a detailed review of Squirrel Cottage, it is very much appreciated. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, we loved having you to stay at Squirrel Cottage too. Our very best wishes, James and Kathleen.
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Ann W
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best ever holiday cottage!”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A very warm welcome from James & Kathleen awaited us on arrival.They were perfect hosts throughout our stay.
The cottage was warm,clean & well equipped,with many 'extras' such as toiletries provided.
The wildlife really made the holiday,all within close view of the cottage (binoculars provided).There was even a nesting box being used by blue tits which could be observed on web cam!
All the above made for a very relaxing stay.
Thank you
Ann& Mike

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Liked best: The tranquillity of the stay
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 this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 11, 2016
Ann and Mike, we thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay at Squirrel Cottage. Also thank you for taking the time to share your expereinces of staying at Squirrel Cottage with everyone. We very much hope to see the blue tit with eggs and later with chicks, fingers crossed. Best wishes Kathkleen and James
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PFM10
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely wildlife retreat”
Reviewed May 4, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Stayed for a week primarily to enjoy the wildlife and walks in the area which is very beautiful. Squirrel cottage was a home from home and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there! Didn't want to leave. Bed was a bit hard for us, but other people had commented it was comfy, so maybe just us. But we suggested a removable mattress topper as an.option for guests and this suggestion was well received by our lovely hosts. Would definitely return.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 11, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback, in particular the comments regarding the bed. We have taken on board your suggestion to purchase a removable mattress topper and it is now in place for all guests to enjoy at Squirrel Cottage. We very much appreciate the time you have taken to share your stay expereinces with everyone. Best wishes Kathleen and James
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