Pheasant Cottage

Dunkeld, Perthshire

Traditional stone cottage outside, deep contemporary comfort inside and a private garden surrounded by wonderful wild Highland landscape


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


The views alone would sell the place – but there’s more to Pheasant Cottage. The interior of white and all the greys of the local stones, plus the softness of natural wool and wood, is peaceful, practical, totally calming. The large open-plan living space has comfy sofas and a kettle hanging by the glowing stove so you can refill the teapot without leaving your chair. Jennifer’s superb renovation, from wreck to high spec in eight months, includes a perfect kitchen, built by her husband, with three-sided views: living art. Bedrooms are sisal, linen and tweed, the master room has a wall of windows onto its own terrace. You have a private enclosed garden and beyond is Scotland in all her glory, her moors, forests and rivers for wild nature walks, classic stone farms, castles and towns for history – much of it bloody. Food is seriously good too with exceptional local ingredients (book a Feast Night at Ballintaggart Farm if you can, visit Gloagburn Farm Shop and Dunkeld’s Aran Bakery). All the country sports can be arranged, and that includes wild salmon fishing on the Tay, right on Beatrix Potter’s favourite beat.


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

Special offer: Due to a late cancellation, we are offering 25% discount on a 5 night break between 1st - 6th July. Contact us for further details.

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £135
Weekly price
from £945
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £1355 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jennifer Carmichael

  • At Pheasant Cottage you're a 5-minute stroll from the banks of the River Tay. Pack up our guest picnic hamper and rug (filled with goodies from Dunkeld Deli) and head for an afternoon of relaxation... if brave enough, take a dip in the river!!
  • Spend a day locally. Head to the Hermitage (National Trust) waterfall site, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Follow on with a visit to the Falls of Dochart - take a dip in the water pools or follow one of the many local walking trails
  • Fancy salmon fishing, shooting, stalking or clays - our cottage used to form part of Kinnaird Estate which offers a variety of sporting activities - check out their website for more details. Salmon fishing packages are also available from Dalguise Fishing
  • Jump in the car and spend the day exploring glorious Perthshire - a trip to Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Fortingall, Glen Lyon, Loch Rannoch & Tummel are just a small number of must-see places (inc. Queen Victoria's viewpoint - spectacular!)
  • Fancy a spa day, afternoon tea or a game of golf?! We are located 30 minutes' drive from Fonab castle and Scotland's leading 5-star hotel - Gleneagles. Having recently undergone an extreme transformation - the hotel and grounds are well worth a visit!
  • Step outside our front door, turn left and explore! The surrounding hills are yours for the taking. Whether it be hiking, strolling or cycling, we are located at the foot of Loch Skaich and Craig Lochie - for some respite, lunch in the both is a must!