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Looking at the front of Squirrel Cottage from the garden.
47 reviews
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
Squirrel Cottage is known for its comfort with many repeat bookings each year. It sleeps two in double or twin beds, the bedroom is spacious, a large sun room over looks the garden. Shower and a separate bath. Many guests comment on all the extras.

Squirrel Cottage has lots of wildlife. Regular visits by Red Squirrels that will amuse and entertain you. Lots of birds at feeders, particularly the bedroom feeder which is only feet away from the window, many guests comment on how wonderful it is. There is the occasional roe deer, and rare visits by Pine martins. We are currently setting up a pine martin feed station in an attempt to attract pine martins at times when guests can view them See this on Squirrel Cottage Face Book Page.

Full oil fired central heating throughout and wood pellet fire allows for extra heating in the living room. He...
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About the Owner, James and Kathleen R
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 75 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 48 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL289016
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Andy S
2 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday for a stay in September 2017

Looked forward to this holiday since booking it back in Feb and we were not disappointed. The cottage was well appointed and had great little finishing touches such as chocolates, shower accessories, tea and biscuits, bread and milk and some home-made jams - to name a few! Also 2 sets of binoculars, a bat detector and nuts for the squirrels!...

Valerie S
South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This was the most well equipped cottage we have ever had! Our hosts, Kathleen and James had thought of everything that one could possibly need. Its a beautiful, cosy cottage in an idyllic setting, the wildlife is amazing and the whole area is breath taking.

Management response:

Thank you Valerie for sharing your expereince of staying at Squirrel Cottage on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate the time you have taken to do this. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit, it was a pleasure having you both to stay. Best wishes Kathleen and James


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Reviewed August 10, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We spent a wonderful 5 nights in this lovely cottage which is located in beautiful, relaxing surroundings. At the bedroom window and the conservatory we saw a variety of different birds including woodpeckers, pheasents,lots of finches and many more. There was also frequent visits by at least 3 different red squirrels and lots of bats. We have never stayed in...

Management response:

Thank you Alan and Carole for sharing your lovely comments, we really enjoyed having you to stay at Squirrel Cottage. The camera trap we set when you left, has hundreds of red squirrels, alas no Pine Marten as yet. We will e-mail you the Pinemarten footage as soon as we get it. Our very best wishes, Kathleen and James


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  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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Oct 1, 2017 -
Oct 28, 2017
7 nights --
Oct 29, 2017 -
Dec 23, 2017
3 nights
Dec 30, 2017 -
Jan 6, 2018
New Year week
7 nights --
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Please note, heating and electricity are extra. You pay exactly for what you use, meter readings are taken when you arrive and you pay the rates we pay, there are no mark ups. We feel this is the fairest way to do this, as some people spend all their time in Squirrel Cottage with heating on to keep them nice and warm; while others spend a lot of time out and about walking and visiting sites. We do not feel it is fair for the low users to subsidize the high users. Hope you agree!
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About the neighborhood
Squirrel Cottage is 3 miles from Pitlochry, a popular highland town with lovely Scottish Baronial Victorian built buildings, it has an excellent choice of restaurants and of course it has its well known dam and fish ladder, which allows over 5,000 salmon each year to spawn upstream.

There is much to do in the area with Dunkeld and its Cathedral on the banks of the River Tay 15minutes by car away. Blair Atholl and Blair Castle the ancetral home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, 3 miles away. The Scottish Crannog Centre at Kenmore and plenty of walks in the area that will keep you busy for weeks.
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How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh Airport: 55.9 mi
Railway: Pitlochry Railway Station: 3.1 mi
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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