Stunning, Deluxe 2 bed/2 bath Rural Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis, Fishing and Golf
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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 Auchterarder
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!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cot and high chair available
A few house requests... There is no smoking permitted in the property. Due to our allergy free status no pets are allowed inside the cottage at any time. (Dogs are permitted through prior arrangement and must sleep in the drying room next to the back door when they are not in the large enclosed garden). Prior to departure it would be much appreciated if all food and rubbish was taken out of the property and placed in the outside bins provided.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We were a group of four adults staying for one week.
The Woodland retreat is the perfect place to stay if you like peace and quiet in the countryside but close enough to everywhere you might want to visit.
From the moment we arrived and saw the tasteful, quality furnishings and decor, we knew we’d made the right decision in booking this beautiful place. It was warm and cosy with many mod cons to make our stay even better. The beds were very comfy too.
There were provisions left for us to have a cuppa and a biscuit and also the essentials we needed to start our holiday including breakfast provisions. Lisa and Jamie even left us a box of vegetables from their farm. If that isn’t going the extra mile, then what is? Their knowledge of the area was excellent and helped us plan our holiday itinerary.
The countryside around the cottage is teeming with wildlife. We were fortunate to see hares, red squirrels, deer and plenty of birds.
Would we go back? Yes, in a flash!
Thank you so much for the lovely review you kindly posted. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Woodland so much! 😊�
Stunning, homely property in the most beautiful surroundings.
We have been very lucky when holidaying in Scotland and stayed in two amazing properties. Our stay at Woodland Retreat exceeded our expectations, we had reservations about our dogs not being allowed in the house as they spend evenings on the sofa with us at home but they were absolutely fine and were so worn out by their countryside walks they were happy to sit on the patio with us in the evenings. I will definately be considering a separate room for the dogs when we make changes to our own home as I had no cleaning up to do... heavan! Everything was perfect, the kitchen was better equipped than my own, everything had been thought about. The fresh vegetables were beautiful and has inspired me to shop local rather than use the supermarket for everything. Lisa and Jamie were extremely helpful and went over and above to make our stay comfortable. This place really is a home from home and we will definately be returning 😍�
Fabulous 5star retreat,amazing property and hosts.
Delightful cottage,very private and excellent views.Nothing was too much for the owners Lisa and Jamie really lovely couple and could not do enough for you.They certainly aim to please their guests and are very successful in doing so.Lots of lovley villages nearby
and had a fab time using the hot tub.Thankyou so much Lisa and Jamie for allowing us to have an amazing time at the Woodland Retreat.
Thank you so much for such a lovely review - it was a pleasure to meet you both and we were so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your two weeks at The Woodland Retreat. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future :)
Perfekter Urlaub in der Natur
Wir haben eine Woche in diesem wunderbaren Haus verbracht. Es ist perfekt mit allem ausgestattet und liebevoll gestaltet. Wir haben selten so schön gewohnt! Vielen Dank an Lisa und Jamie für die herzliche Betreuung!
Thank you so much for such a lovely, kind review - in German! We were so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Woodland Retreat! 😊
Superb Private Getaway
A superb cottage set in wonderful large private garden with stunning views to the hills. Extremely well appointed and to an very high standard. Great attention to detail and beautifully set out accommodation. The hot tub is a real treat and being a wood fuel heated one adds to the fun. Would highly recommend this luxury cottage and dealing with Lisa was an absolute pleasure.
Thank you so much for this lovely review - it was a pleasure to welcome you to The Woodland Retreat and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much! 😊
Charming, Relaxing and Completely Enjoyable
What a great property! Our 4 night stay was fantastic; the house is incredible - you have done a great job in restoring and renovating a charming house and creating a comfortable and relaxing retreat. Your attention to detail is greatly appreciated (from towel warmers in the bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers, advanced appliances, to providing a complete manual of household guides, area eating/entertainment options, and immediately assisting whenever we needed anything). You both are great hosts and I will return the next time I come to Scotland !!
Thank you very much for your kind review. We were so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Woodland Retreat and your first Golfing holiday in Scotland!
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.