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Award-Winning, Top Rated 5 Star Luxury Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis Fishing, Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Stunning, Deluxe 2 bed/2 bath Rural Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis, Fishing and Golf

This beautiful, super-deluxe 5 star holiday Retreat has it all! Set in the most picturesque Woodland, the stunningly designed Georgian House enjoys a very private location with superb views over the Strathearn Valley. Only 10 minutes from Scotland's Best Restaurant, The Gleneagles Hotel, Spa, Golf Courses and the scenic Scottish Highlands - it's the perfect location for a holiday in Perthshire, Scotland!

To View a VIRTUAL TOUR (video) of this Beautiful Property click on the FACILITIES tab and you will find the link at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy the picturesque setting, wonderful views and sunsets from the sheltered decking area. The perfect place for a BBQ and to take a relaxing soak in the traditional, Swedish-style Hot Tub, as the sun dips down over Ben Vorlich and the Crieff hills in the West.

Guests at the Woodland Retreat also enjoy the use of a lovely Tennis Court and Free Salmon Fishing on the River Earn - all on the doorstep!

'Wow!' is the first word that springs to mind when you step inside this amazing cottage. The beautiful interior has been renovated to the highest speculation and is full of style and character.

The cottage is a superb, Listed example of Georgian architecture. It has been lovingly restored to successfully marry the charm and character of a traditional stone house with the best progressive eco-build practices.

The entire interior has been newly renovated and modernised to incorporate a very large open-plan contemporary living space with solid oak floors and underfloor heating throughout. The ceilings are incredibly high and the unique central sandstone chimney is a striking feature which facilitates the definition of the three living areas in the heart of the cottage.

A stylish, fully equipped kitchen complete with all mod-cons and a Caithness stone worktop leads to the bright, wooden panelled dining area. The large oak table seats 8 comfortably, and offers fantastic South views out into the garden and beyond.

A wonderful atmospheric and cosy Lounge is created around the wood-burner, where comfortable leather sofas are perfect for stretching out on in front of the fire.

Beautiful Georgian windows have shutters and window seats and are the perfect place to enjoy a book or get the binoculars out and study visiting wildlife.

There are two spacious, bright, South-facing Bedrooms:

The Double (en suite) Room is beautifully decorated with an extremely comfortable kingsize bed, made up with crisp Egyptian cotton linen.

Both Bedrooms have more than ample hanging and shelf space and come with hair-dryers.

The En Suite is very light and high-ceilinged with a large Shower and window.

The Twin Room is also high-ceilinged and extremely bright, with windows to both the South and West. There are two twin beds which can be made into a double if necessary.

The Family Bathroom is large and spacious with a generous doubled ended bath, separate walk in shower and is stocked with organic shampoo and soap. The lighting is high-tech; enjoy a romantic candle-lit bath bathed in stunning blue light!

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, 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.

For your Entertainment there is a 57' Smart/HD flat screen TV with a sub-woofer sound system and DVD player. There is a good selection of maps as well as interesting books on Scottish wildlife, history and culture.

Guests at the Woodland Retreat can also enjoy playing tennis on an astro grass tennis court. The court is a short distance from the cottage and has the same stunning views across the Strathearn Valley.

Visitors can enjoy many wonderful walks through private 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.

The Woodland Retreat is also centrally positioned to visit top tourist attractions; The City of Perth, Glenturret whisky distillery, Drummond Castle Gardens and Crieff are only 15mins from the cottage. Scone Palace, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are all easily accessible in under 30mins as is Loch Tay and the Scottish Highlands.

Edinburgh and Glasgow are both reached within an hour, making the Woodland Retreat the ideal base for a holiday in Scotland.

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Owner
Lisa Roberts
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2017

About Lisa Roberts

Lisa Roberts owns and manages the Woodland 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 Woodland Retreat is their second holiday property on the Estate, both properties are 5 star, award-winning and top-rated in the area. 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 Retreats have 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 2014

Why Lisa Roberts chose Perthshire

The Woodland Retreat is the quintessential 'Hansel and Gretel' cottage in the most perfect location for a holiday in Scotland - a very romantic, private haven of peace and tranquillity with stunning views and yet only 10 mins from local shops/restaurants and amenities as well as the Gleneagles Resort Hotel.

Golf is always nearby, from the world-famous Gleneagles courses (10 mins) to the local courses in Auchterarder and Crieff.

The Scenic Highlands are on the doorstep and the cultural centres of Edinburgh and Glasgow are within an hour.

What makes this cottage unique

The Woodland Retreat is a fine example of listed Georgian architecture, guests have the unique opportunity to holiday in a beautiful historic house (with a 'wow' interior!) . The location is equally superb: 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.

Beautiful walks, a tennis court and free fishing on the River Earn are all on the doorstep.

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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Award-Winning, Top Rated 5 Star Luxury Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis Fishing, Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

Luxurious and amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 nights in December and it was amazing! As soon as we arrived, there was a basket of wine, chocolates and essentials, the Christmas lights were on and the hot tub was heating up - ready for us to use. It is in a great area and so peaceful to be away from all the noise. The house is spotless, warm and cosy - even when we arrived in the cold December weather. Lisa and the staff are very helpful and just a phone call away for help. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Woodland Retreat and will look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying at The Woodland Retreat and the cottage was every bit as wonderful as we'd remembered!

The cottage has been finished to a high standard and was spotlessly clean on arrival. The wood fire was lit and the hot tub warming up, the welcome pack of goodies were very much appreciated after a long drive too.

The Woodland Retreat is spacious but cosy and is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay making it the perfect home from home. The location is just fantastic too, so peaceful and quiet with the woodland behind and a view of the mountains to the front, you really do feel away from it all

Thanks Lisa and Jamie for being such fantastic hosts, you'll see us again very soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - it is always our pleasure to welcome you back!
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5

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The 4 of us had a wonderful 3 night break at Woodland Retreat. Lisa and Jamie couldn't do enough for us, even down to dropping off a missed ingredient for dinner! We especially loved the comfortable beds and pillows and the warm welcome we received. We would highly recommend the Woodland Retreat - the only down point was that it wasn't long enough for us! Looking forward to another visit soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

A truly amazing and relaxing weekend in a fantastic property. The photographs on the website do not do justice to the house. The attention to detail, and thought that has gone into the renovation is fantastic. The exterior is classic Georgian but the interior is modern and finished to an extremely high standard. The décor and artwork have been well chosen. The hot tub, is fantastic, although I am not sure what the deer made of us sitting out in it wearing woolly hats, whilst the snow fluttered down. The welcome from Lisa was warm and friendly, and we were shown how to operate everything. Walking through the adjacent woods on a frosty morning was great. A truly relaxing experience, which we would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family. A place we did not want to leave, and would gladly return in an instant.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - Thank you so much! I am so pleased that you had such a memorable weekend at The Woodland Retreat and will look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Stunning property and lovely helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Almost perfect.

Beautiful grounds and property.

Well equipped and owners were so lovely.

Welcome pack was lovely.

Hot tub amazing, our son didn't want to get out.

3d TV a little odd on the eye and not so keen on the scents/ burners. Missing a masher but otherwise couldn't fault it.

We were there for xmas and were chuffed with the decor and real tree. Really hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to hear how much you all enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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5

Superior Self Catering cottage

  • 5 of 5

Myself and three friends stayed here in September 2016 for a long overdue reunion. The property turned out to be so good we hardly left it which enabled us to have a great catch up with each other.

From the outset the engagement from the vendors, greeting and welcome pack on arrival was all seamless and top class.

The property sits on its own grounds in a beautiful location with walks and activities nearby. The standard of the property, its finish and facilities have been well thought out and completed to the highest standard - and we really appreciated the luxury. There really was nothing we wanted for or fell short of during our stay.

We had a car which we would recommend, but only a short drive or taxi ride away are a number of activities, shops and restaurant options.

All of us loved our stay and wished it had been longer. All hoping to revisit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - I was so pleased that the reunion was a big success and you all enjoyed your stay so much.
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Dundee/Edinburgh/Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
The Kirkstyle, Dunning
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Gleneagles
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Gleneagles
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
M90 exit 10
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Andrew Fairlie's/Gleneagles, Barley Bree/Muthill
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Glen Shee
Nearest Beach
56 Kilometres
St Andrews
Car: recommended

The Woodland Retreat is a top-rated, 5 star/deluxe property in a fabulous location for any self-catering holiday in Perthshire, Scotland.

Golf, Tennis, Fishing and tourist trails are all on the doorstep.

It is accredited with being the most picturesque and best located holiday cottage in the area.

This truly beautiful, newly renovated, listed Georgian cottage is set back off the road in acres of wonderful, mature woodland. It is the quintessential 'Hansel and Gretel' cottage, reached by private access and 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, where a great variety of birds, red squirrels and deer can be regularly seen.

Guests at the Woodland 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).

Conveniently located only 10 mins from a selection of Golf courses and Auchterarder with its impressive selection of shops, cafes and restaurants, The Woodland Retreat is also within 15 minutes drive of three of Scotland's top restaurants - a very special dinner is never far away!

The world famous Gleneagles Hotel Resort (2014 Ryder Cup venue) 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 Woodland 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. Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are an easy 30 minute drive from the cottage.

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

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Rates & Availability

Auchterarder Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$132
$662
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$683
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$153
$765
 
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$144
$713
 
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,021
 
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,073
 
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$184
$919
 
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$163
$816
 
 
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$683
 
 
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$693
 
 
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,052
 
 
New Year Week 2017
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,052
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

WEEKEND AND WEEK DAY BREAKS AVAILABLE, Rates available on request.

Please note that we have a minimum stay of 2 nights and the minimum rates are as follows:

£295 (for 2 people) midweek,
£365 (for 2 people) weekend

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEKS - £1025 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Auchterarder Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En Suite Shower - toilet , shower , High-ceilinged, bright shower room with large window
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Spacious with double-ended Bath, Shower and mood lighting
  • One En Suite Shower Room and one spacious Family Bathroom with large double ended bath and separate shower. Complete with fresh towels, soap and shampoo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One Double Room with En Suite Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be put togather to make a double bed
  • Two Beautiful bright bedrooms with comfortable beds made up in Egyptian cotton linen. South views to garden and beyond. One Double Room with En Suite Shower and one Twin Bedroom with large Family Bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The Woodland Retreat has it all - a beautiful rural setting with stunning views to enjoy Scotland's wonderful landscape. There is a fabulous Swedish style (wood burning) wooden hot tub from which to enjoy spectacular views over the West hills. Tennis and Fishing on the River Earn is also on the doorstep. Only 20 mins to access numerous, top quality golf courses, local amenities and tourist destinations. The capital city of Edinburgh and Glasgow with superb Cultural facilities are both within an hour's drive of the cottage.

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