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“Enchanted forest holiday”
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Review of Secret Bothy

traditional stone cottage, dates from mid-19th century
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traditional stone cottage, dates from mid-19th century
contemporary interior, rejuvenated in 21st century fully equipped for fine dining at home
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30 reviews
traditional stone cottage, dates from mid-19th century
contemporary interior, rejuvenated in 21st century
fully equipped for fine dining at home
wood burning stove with complimentary logs
each double bedroom has own TV and en suite
walk-in showers and underfloor heating
each double bedroom has hair dryer and bathrobes
spa bath, walk-in shower, toiletries, bathrobes, heated mirror
nespresso machine and complimentary coffee capsules
complimentary hamper on arrival
no need to bring the kitchen sink, all the essentials (and extras) are already here
rebuilt back of cottage overlooks productive walled garden
neighbouring Blair Castle, 10 minutes from Secret Bothy
local resident
nearby Carn Liath, the lowest of Beinn a'Ghlo's 3 summits
nearby Glen Banvie, an easy walk through woods and open moorland
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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2 reviews
“Enchanted forest holiday”
Reviewed October 29, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Just back yesterday from 5 amazing days at the secret bothy .
The cottage was even better than we thought .
Loretta and James couldn't do enough for us , supplying us with a cot and high chair saving packing even more stuff for a 2 year old .
Cottage had every item u could possible look for with regards to cooking and self catering and loads more .
Although I did spend £44 in highland soap company that I blame u for Loretta as the hand wash in cottage was 2 good not to buy .
All these added extras make the secret bothy a 5 star experience, Perfect for anyone planning to go to enchanted forest Nxt year just don't steal the same week as we want as we will def be back Nxt year .
Stuart Fiona and freya

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Management Response
Oct 31, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. I look forward to welcoming the three of you back next year and will top up the rosemary and wild nettle hand wash before your arrival!
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pamlucas2...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Relaxing cottage amid magnificent scenery”
Reviewed October 10, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Had a lovely 3 night weekend stay. Easy access to lots of places of interest roundabout. Cottage is lovely with lovely log fire and underfloor heating a real treat. Loretta and James were very welcoming and had left us a little hamper full of goodies and fresh flowers. We even had a game of table tennis outside which was great fun. Would highly recommend this cottage. Sorry we had to leave.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 10, 2016
Thank you very much for your positive review. I hope that you will manage a return visit (for more outdoor table tennis). You would be very welcome!
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Petuniaaa
Nairn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Luxurious Tranquil Place for a Relaxing Getaway”
Reviewed October 7, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

On arrival Loretta & James were extremely warm & welcoming. They had provided an excellent welcome hamper, and the locally made bread was especially good. Secret Bothy has been sympathetically converted with great care and a lot of thought has been given to how it would be used. We immediately felt very much "at home". Its location is quiet with views of the garden (where you can sit out) and woodland. There is so much to see and do within a 20 mile radius where you will find lots of walks/shops/cafes etc. The lochs, rivers and views in the area are magnificent. Everything about Secret Bothy was perfect.

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Liked best: The spa bath
Liked least: Nothing - everything perfect
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the area and hope that we get a chance to welcome you back.
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Beryl B
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“cozy and welcoming”
Reviewed September 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Its always difficult to be sure that what you see on the internet will come up to expectations - but the Secret Bothy exceeds them. Loretta and James (and especially Red) are so warm and welcoming and their little cottage is obviously cared for with love and attention to detail. I say "little" - but in fact it feels very spacious inside - we traveled as two couples and found there was plenty of room. Full of the conveniences of modern life (underfloor heating, smart kitchen equipment) but also the old fashioned comforts such as soft towels, bath robes and a yummy welcome pack. Add in plenty of car parking space, secure storage for bikes, lovely view across their garden and you have a perfect holiday home.

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Liked best: the well equipped kitchen and open living space and useful utility or boot room
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2016
Thank you very much for your glowing review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we can welcome you (and bikes!) back to Secret Bothy. There's a lot of pedalling to be done round here.
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fc123216
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A fantastic week-end in wonderful accommodation.”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This was our second stay at The Secret Bothy and yet again the welcome we received was outstanding. The pack of goodies greeting us on arrival was perfect, the accommodation delightful and general attention to detail just superb. Loretta and James are so attentive and made the week-end very relaxing. We will definitely be back.

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Liked best: The location and facilities
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 13, 2016
Thank you very much for your terrific review. We must try to fix the weather to warm sunshine for every visit!
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Liked best: very stylish
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Nov 15, 2015
Thank you very much for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you (and bicycles) back to Killiecrankie.
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Jayne M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Exceptional Quality”
Reviewed October 23, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We were made to feel extremely welcome with a lovely welcome pack including drinks, bread and some little extras. The bothy is really high quality with lovely finishes throughout including underfloor heating, the log fire and sky TV! The place was immaculate and we would highly recommend! It was a lovely relaxing week and perfect for getting away from London.

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Liked best: The quality
Liked least: Proximity to the main house
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2015
Thank you very much for such a positive review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back when you are looking for a comfortable getaway.
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