We have been repeat customers here for a few years now and always throughly enjoy our stay, we are always overwhelmed with the quality of the cottage and the beauty of it’s surroundings and have always been made to feel welcome by Lisa. We would highly recommend this cottage as you won’t find anywhere as high quality as here for the price! Excellent service as always, thank you for always making our stay memorable!
In November this year my youngest sister and I took our parents from Perth, Western Australia for their final visit to Scotland to say goodbye to our close family and friends.
We stayed at Lisa & Jamie’s Woodland Retreat Cottage and what a treat it was! We arrived to a roaring fire, very welcoming hosts and the beautiful sounds of the bagpipes played by Lisa’s nephew.
The cottage and surrounds are quiet and peaceful and we delighted in all that nature had to offer – squirrels, deer, rabbits and an incredible array of bird life, simply spectacular!
The accommodation was fabulous, bedrooms were very spacious, bathrooms immaculate, and the family and living areas were incredibly warm and comfy. The hosts had thought of everything from the deluxe toiletries and scented candles to the entertainment systems. The bikes and mapped walking trails enabled us to fully appreciate the beautiful countryside.
I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
I’ll certainly be bringing my own family back here very soon.
Jamie & Chelsea
This was our 9th year of visiting and we still love, love, LOVE The Retreat. We have stayed in many lovely holiday cottages over the past 20 years, but this remains far and away the best, which is why we are already planning next year's stay! The cottage feels light, airy and spacious during the day and cosy, warm and comfy in the evenings. It is in an incredibly beautiful and peaceful location, with unbelievable sunsets, yet only a short, easy drive from a few lovely little towns and some really excellent restaurants, ranging from the two Michelin starred Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles to our favourite Cafe Kisa and the local chippy, you really are spoilt for choice. There is also tons to see and do in the surrounding area, with or without children, although we often struggle to leave the peace of the cottage! The Retreat is spotless, luxurious and really well equipped with everything you could need for your stay and all the thoughtful extra touches, afternoon tea on arrival, fresh flowers, breakfast stuffs in the fridge etc etc, really make a difference. Jamie and Lisa are brilliant hosts, always willing to help out with questions or recommendations, and Pam, the housekeeper, is also really helpful and a firm favourite with our boys (as is the new Smart TV!) We cannot recommend highly enough!
Quiet and secluded location, free fire wood, big tv, good cooking equipment and panoramic views. The rooms were bright, clean and well presented. Really enjoyed staying here, very relaxing and comfortable. Thank you Lisa.
Everything about this place was perfect, the setting, the accommodation, the welcome, the location and even the weather ( snow). Lisa the owner took great care in all aspects of the booking and even rang to guide us through the country roads on a late dark evening, welcoming us after a 9 hr drive with tea, cake and a lovely warm cottage. The facilities were outstanding and everything we needed to make our stay comfortable was provided. I would definatly recommend this property and look forward to returning in the future.
We had a wonderful stay in the Retreat Cottage on a cold November weekend. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay. Beautiful decoration and some lovely homely touches. We particularly enjoyed the coffee machine and the hot tub. Star gazing from the hot tub was amazing just watch the duck board it can get slippy.
Just had another peaceful week in this beautiful cottage. Excellent quiet location, very well appointed. Always made to feel very welcome by the owner Lisa, with a lovely supply of provisions to get us started.