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AWARD-WINNING, ROMANTIC 5 STAR COTTAGE IN SUPERB LOCATION. TENNIS COURT,FISHING

Lisa Roberts

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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AWARD-WINNING, ROMANTIC 5 STAR COTTAGE IN SUPERB LOCATION. TENNIS COURT,FISHING

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 star luxury 2 bedroom private Retreat with spectacular views and tennis court

This award-winning VisiScotland 5 star holiday retreat is reached by private access and is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Trinity Gask Estate with its private woodlands, ponds and fishing beats on the River Earn. With stunning open views south over the Strathearn Valley, this cottage has been lovingly restored and successfully marries the charm of a traditional stone house with the best progressive eco-build practices. Relax and enjoy the benefits of sleeping in a breathable, allergy free house with solid oak wooden floors and underfloor heating.

Guests at the Retreat are able to enjoy the use of a new astro tennis court which is located close to the cottage and also benefit from free access to three beats on the River Earn (a short distance from the cottage door).

The interior of this special cottage is simple, fresh and contemporary. There is a large, high-ceilinged, open-plan kitchen/living area with a stylish contemporary kitchen complete with a dining table for 8. In the living area, large comfortable leather sofas are perfect for stretching out on in front of the open fire.

There are two spacious bedrooms: the double has two windows with views west (perfect for evening sun) towards woodlands and Ben Vorlich. The super king bed is extremely comfortable and is made up with crisp Egyptian cotton linen. Both bedrooms have more than ample hanging and shelf space and come with hair-dryers. The twin room is high-ceilinged and extremely bright, 2 east and 1 south, windows provide uninterrupted views across the valley. The bathroom has a big doubled ended bath, separate walk in shower and is stocked with organic shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion.

Adjacent to the back door is a separate outhouse/utility room, which is the perfect washing and drying room. There is a large stainless steel sink, washing machine, plenty of cupboard and hanging space, an overhead pulley and underfloor heating. Spacious, airy and warm, it is the ideal place for pets to sleep when they are not in the garden. Please note that, due to our allergy free status, pets are not allowed in the house at any time.

Guests at the Retreat can enjoy playing tennis on a new astro/artificial grass tennis court. The court is a short distance from the cottage and has the same stunning views across the Strathearn Valley. See photo gallery for a photograph of the beautiful court.

For your entertainment there is a 37' HD flat screen TV, DVD, Ipod docking station and CD/radio player and a karaoke machine! There is a good selection of games and an abundance of touring, walking and cycling maps as well as interesting books on Scottish wildlife, history and culture.

The Retreat is the perfect location for a holiday cottage in Perthshire, quiet and secluded with amazing views over the Strathearn valley, yet only 10 mins from Auchterarder and the Gleneagles Hotel Resort and golf courses. Glenturret whisky distillery, Drummond Castle Gardens and Crieff are 15mins from the cottage. The city of Perth, Scone Palace, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are all easily accessible in under 30mins as is Loch Tay and the Scottish Highlands. The capital city of Edinburgh and Scotland's largest city, Glasgow are both reached within an hour, making the Retreat the ideal base for a holiday in Scotland.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Lisa Roberts (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, italian

About Lisa Roberts

Lisa Roberts owns and manages the Retreat. Lisa lives on the Estate with her four children and husband, Jamie, who farms the surrounding agricultural land and manages the fishing and woodlands. The Retreat is their first holiday property on the Estate. They run a number of other successful long term let properties and wanted to give visitors from both the UK and overseas the opportunity to sample Scotland's wonderful rural life - somewhere they could come to relax, unwind and enjoy their beautiful surroundings. Lisa used to run a tourism business out of the five star Gleneagles Hotel so is very familiar with the local area; the Retreat has a wealth of information for visitors to help plan their excursions as well as recommendations for dining in the area. Both Jamie and Lisa are sociable and well travelled and enjoy meeting the many visitors who come from all over the world to visit this special Retreat in a beautiful area of Perthshire.

Lisa Roberts purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Lisa Roberts chose Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils

We decided to renovate this particular property and turn it into a holiday let because it has the perfect location for a holiday in Scotland - very private with stunning views in all directions and yet 10 mins from local shops and Crieff with the gateway to the Highlands on the door step.

What makes this cottage unique

The Retreat is an award-winning property and has a large number of repeat visitors because it is a beautiful and very comfortable house in which to relax. The location is stunning, without stepping in a car, visitors can enjoy many walks through the woodlands and along the River Earn, where they can see fish jumping, deer, pheasant, partridge and red squirrels crossing woodland trails and birds of prey soaring overhead.

Guests cam enjoy the use of a new astro tennis court and also free fishing on the River Earn.

The Retreat is also incredibly romantic. Couples come back time and time again to enjoy quality time together, having the UK's best restaurant 10 mins away is also a bonus!

As a result, we have had many engagements happening at the cottage... both planned and unplanned!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rate 5 stars



What a find! After spending hours looking at various self-catering holiday cottage options in the auchterarder area, we hit the jackpot with the Retreat!



It started with a warm welcome from the owner, Lisa, the log fire was roaring and tea and cake were set out for our arrival. The cottage was much larger than expected, immaculate and very cosy - we loved the oak flooring and underfloor heating. The location is a real bonus with fantastic views across the whole valley and is totally private. It was the perfect place to chill out and relax, undisturbed. We brought our dogs who slept in the drying room (also with underfloor heating), there is a very big, flat grass garden around the cottage which is fenced, so our Lab and Terrier had lots of room to roam free when they came back from our walks along the river and through the woodlands. There are a lot of good restaurants within 15 mins ( very informative house notes with helpful recommendations). We enjoyed a lovely meal out but preferred to stay at the cottage with the fire on and watching the wild weather moving across the valley. Very sad to have to leave this haven but already looking forward to revisiting as soon as we can, we couldn't recommend it more highly, to anyone!
Jan 2014
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Award-winning, romantic 5 star cottage in superb location. Tennis court,Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Award-winning, romantic 5 star cottage in superb location. Tennis court,Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1037231
+44 -7889492162
Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
5

Perfect luxury hideaway in beautiful Perthshire

  • 5 of 5
This was our fifth stay at The Retreat and evey time we come we love it more. The cottage is lovely and luxurious, really comfortable and airy or cosy depending on the time of year! Lisa and Jamie have thought of and included everything you could possibly need in the cottage and the attention to detail and care taken, fresh flowers and homemade cakes on arrival for example, is fantastic and they, and Pam the housekeeper, always look after us really well. The view and surrounding countryside is amazing and it is such a peaceful place (once our kids have gone to bed!), but with the hustle and bustle of Perth, Crieff etc nearby when needed. A 5 star place and a 5 star holiday. We will back again next year!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review. It is always a pleasure to welcome you back to the Retreat each year.
business
Award-winning, romantic 5 star cottage in superb location. Tennis court,Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1037231
+44 -7889492162
Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
5

unique property

  • 5 of 5
Enjoying a panoramic view of the beautiful surrounding countryside.this is a unique property.Furnished to a high standard,it is the perfect spot to chill out or venture out to the many nearby attractions and small towns. .Owners are unobtrusive but always helpful should the need arise.We have booked our third visit for 2015.F and B
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, we will of course look forward to seeing you again next year. You are our number one restaurant reviewers!
business
Award-winning, romantic 5 star cottage in superb location. Tennis court,Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1037231
+44 -7889492162
Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
5

Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5
Our 2nd break to this majestic cottage and just as the first, it was absolutely perfect. From the tranquil setting with breathtaking views, to the warmth and character of the cottage itself, everything you need and more is provided, all of luxury standard. From the moment you arrive, all the personal touches including the generous welcome pack makes you feel so relaxed and welcome. The location of the cottage is excellent also, with so much to do in the area for all ages. Many thanks to Lisa and Jamie for providing this 1st class retreat,for the attentiveness and for being so accommodating during our stay. We plan to return next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a wonderful review of the Retreat. Many of our guests are repeat visitors and we are so pleased that you are coming again next year, will look forward to welcoming you back.
business
Award-winning, romantic 5 star cottage in superb location. Tennis court,Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1037231
+44 -7889492162
Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5
We have enjoyed a lot our summer holidays at The Retreat. The situation, the facilities and the owners were outstanding. Thanks so much. We will repeat.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review. We enjoyed meeting you and hearing about your all of your travels around Scotland. It is very different form Spain but you were lucky to have some Spanish weather over the last two weeks :)
business
Award-winning, romantic 5 star cottage in superb location. Tennis court,Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1037231
+44 -7889492162
Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
5

A truly amazing and chilled place

  • 5 of 5
The Retreat is an amazing place to stay, ideally located a short distance from Perth whilst allowing you to take in the fantastic Perthshire scenery. The booking process directly with Lisa was great. We always had an immediate response and once booked we got some really useful information from Lisa in relation to things we might want to arrange prior to our arrival. Coupled with clear directions to the cottage we couldn't wait to get there. Our expectations were more than exceeded when we arrived. The cottage is absolutely lovely and we got a warm welcome from Lisa, Jamie and Pamela. The cottage is extremely well kitted out and the Eco aspect of it is impressive. The outside space is brilliant and allows you to take in the breathtaking views. As well as making you feel extremely welcome, Lisa, Jamie and Pamela have created a space that feels like home from home. It's extremely clean and very comfortable and a cottage that you can really relax in. There are some fantastic walks on the doorstep. We're delighted we have found this gem and can't wait to go back. We would absolutely recommend this as a place to stay.......five stars don't really do it justice!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We were very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to welcoming you back to the Retreat in the future.
business
Award-winning, romantic 5 star cottage in superb location. Tennis court,Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1037231
+44 -7889492162
Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Perthshire
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
One reason we came back to Scotland (from Australia, we visited in 2011 and stayed 4 nights at The Retreat) was to enjoy a full week at The Retreat. We were not disappointed. The cottage is well appointed, spacious, comfortable, private and quiet yet within reach of other attractions. My husband enjoyed fishing the River Earn even though he only caught one small brown trout. After four more weeks travelling around Scotland, England and Wales, we have not found any other self catering as good as The Retreat.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay - it was a long way to come and find us again and so we were thrilled that it topped your list of self catering accommodation in the UK. There is hopefully a bigger trout or salmon waiting for you next time!

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Dundee
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
KIrkstyle, Dunning
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Gleneagles
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Perth
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Exit 10, M90
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Yanns, Crieff
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Glenshee
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
St Andrews
Car: necessary

This award-winning, luxury 5 star Retreat is the perfect location for a self-catering holiday cottage in Perthshire, Scotland. The exquisite cottage is reached by private access and is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Trinity Gask Estate with its private woodlands, ponds and fishing beats on the River Earn. With stunning views south over the Strathearn Valley, it is a haven of peace and tranquillity, yet only 10 mins from Auchterarder with its impressive selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. The Retreat is only 10 mins drive from Andrew Fairlie's, voted best restaurant in the UK 2012.

The world famous Gleneagles Hotel Resort is on the doorstep with spectacular golf courses, one of Europe's best spas, equestrian, falconry, shooting and off-road driving schools. Andrew Fairlie's, a 2 star Michelin restaurant with Scotland’s first and only Grand Chef Relais and Chateaux award, is also located at Gleneagles, a 10 minute drive from the Retreat.

Perthshire's largest city, Perth, a pretty market town on the River Tay, is conveniently located only 15 mins away as are the Glenturret Whisky Distillery and Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff.

Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and the scenic Highlands are all within an hour of the Retreat.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £555 Per week

Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Cottage Rental Rates

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Nov-Dec
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
£555
 

Notes

  • WEEKEND AND WEEK DAY BREAKS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST:

    JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014
    Monday-Friday (4 nights) £340, Friday- Monday (3 nights) £375

    APRIL/MAY 2014
    Monday-Friday (4 nights) £365, Friday-Monday (3 nights) £405

    JUNE/SEPT/OCTOBER 2014
    Monday-Friday (4 nights) £455, Friday-Monday (3 nights) £495



    Minimum stay two nights £295 (for 2 people) midweek, £315 (for 2 people) weekend

    Christmas and New Year week stays at £875 per week.


    Friday is the standard change over day, but owners are flexible.

    Good housekeeping, all linen, towels, welcome starter pack, shampoo/soap and logs all included in the rental rates.
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Amenities

Amenities

Auchterarder, Gleneagles and The Ochils Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , double ended bath with separate shower unit
  • Bright bathroom with double ended bath and a separate shower. Oak flooring with underfloor heating
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , spacious and bright with great views to the mountains
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , spacious and bright with uninterrupted views from all 3 wind
  • Both bedrooms are bright and spacious with stunning views across the open countryside. Extra-comfy beds are made up with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and all towels are provided. Bedrooms have ample storage space and hair-dryers. Oak flooring with underfloor heating.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
The Retreat is reached by private access and is very private. There is a large fenced grass garden surrounding the property and a good selection of sun loungers, al fresco dining furniture and even rocking chairs!

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