Cuil an Duin

Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross

Two country-chic cottages in wing of warm yellow 1927 house. Charming owners, beautiful grounds and breathtaking views


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Sleeping from 2 – 3


Rhododendrons form a brilliant guard of honour to escort you to this 1927 house. The entrance to the cottages, a wing of Cuil an Duin which was once the servants’ quarter, is through an archway to one side of the house. With separate entrances and a shared outside space these comfy country-chic holiday homes have all you need to unwind: good crockery, wool duvets and Egyptian cotton on Hypnos beds, splashes of tweed, Highland soaps and an abundance of fluffy white towels in gleaming bathrooms. Admire mountain views, head off into ancient woodland, roam the gardens – the 20 acres are stunning. Sally and David are charming and everything here says ‘welcome’; warm yellow ochre walls, happy hens pecking about the orchard, a stove lit in Garden cottage. Fresh flowers await you and the sun pours in when it shines. Meet horses in the paddock, spot wild deer, a tawny owl and red squirrels. Flora the Labrador and Chloe the cat are resident in the big house. And there are outdoor pursuits galore: hill-walking, cycling, white water rafting, bungee-jumping… Too energetic? Potter about Dunkeld, Aberfeldy or Pitlochry.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Children over 12 welcome. Short breaks available.


Nightly price
from £57
Weekly price
from £450
1 Cottage for 3
From £572 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From £571 bed1 bedroom


Red Squirrel Cottage is a little piece of heaven. We couldn't have enjoyed our visit more. Sally and David have a beautiful home and have thought of everything. Beautifully decorated throughout with modern appliances, great wifi and the most comfortable bed ever. Honestly, I wondered if we could fit the mattress in the car to take home! If you want peace and tranquility yet access to a gorgeous part of Scotland, this is the place. We'll be back for the cottage and the squirrels!

Judith, Llandudno

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sally Keay & David Royce

  • Visit historic Blair Castle and Gardens, ancient seat of the Dukes of Atholl. Equestrian enthusiasts will love the annual horse trials held in the castle grounds. Go wildlife spotting on a ranger safari or pony trekking in the hills.
  • How about a spot of retail therapy at House of Bruar - our local 'Harrods of the North'. Browse the extensive collections of fine country clothing, sample top quality local produce in the foodhall and enjoy a spot of lunch in the excellent restaurant.
  • Go birdwatching at the Loch of the Lowes Nature Reserve - a spectacular freshwater loch where breeding ospreys nest close to the hide. Combine this with a visit to Historic Dunkeld Cathedral and The Hermitage, a National Trust property.
  • Take a tour of the renowned Edradour Distillery, Scotland's smallest traditional distillery producing fine single malts. If you're feeling energetic, combine this with a quick hike up nearby Ben Vrackie for a great view. We suggest you do the hike first!
  • Enjoy a show at the marvellous Pitlochry Festival Theatre, the 'Theatre in the Hills'. With a different production on each night throughout the summer season, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Browse the artisan shops and visit the art galleries in nearby Aberfeldy. Enjoy coffee and cake at the award winning Watermill bookshop. Stroll through the famous leafy Birks of Aberfeldy following in the footsteps of poet Robert Burns.