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“Perfect winter retreat”
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Looking at the front of Squirrel Cottage from the garden.
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Red Squirrels are frequent visitors to the squirrel feeders around Squirrel Cottage. Squirrel Cottage living room with a wood pellet fire for instant heat.
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Looking at the front of Squirrel Cottage from the garden.
Red Squirrels are frequent visitors to the squirrel feeders around Squirrel Cottage.
Squirrel Cottage living room with a wood pellet fire for instant heat.
The bedroom is large and the bed can be made up as a kingsize double or twin beds.
Squirrel Cottage kitchen is well equiped with all the washing powders and soaps provided.
The large sunroom has windows on three sides, two relaxing chairs, a large table, various puzzles ..
One of several bird feeders aroung Squirrel Cottage. Here long Tailed Tits enjoying the peanuts.
Roe deer are seen in and around Squirrel Cottage. More often late winter and early spring.
A young red squirrel squeezing in to get black sunflower seeds, outside Squirrel Cottage bedroom.
Winter at Squirrel Cottage, with full central heating and insulation its is a good time of the year
Autumn at Squirrel Cottage, this photo was taken mid October.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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Tair50
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect winter retreat”
Reviewed 14 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Spent the short hours of daylight walking but returned to immaculately clean, comfortable cottage. We were only able to have 4 nights way and the welcome pack provided was a great help in self catering for a short stay.Every possible need catered for : additional food for birds and ravenous red squirrels through to current radio times, sweets , toiletries etc. Comprehensive information about local area , walks, maps, history .Such care and thought to welcome the wildlife . Amazing one way window in bedroom meant we could see birds and squirrels in close up . Peaceful and convenient location. James and Kathleen have really done everything possible to make the cottage a home from home. No hesitation in recommending.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Dec 2016
Thank you very much for sharing your experience of Squirrel Cottage with everyone and importantly coming for a short break at this time of tthe year, as you say the days are short. With our very best wishes, Kathleen and James
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Robert C
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent relaxing getaway even in winter.”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Have reviewed Squirrel Cottage previously and as usual it is a perfect getaway for a quiet peaceful stay but also excellent as a base for exploring Perthshire. Previous stays have been in summer period but have now experienced the cottage in winter. We were lucky to have good weather for the time of year but had we not been so fortunate, there are excellent facilities for making the cottage warm and comfortable from central heating and eco friendly heaters to a plentiful supply of extra bedding.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Dec 2016
Thank you very much Robert for your comments, especially as you have now stayed in the colder months. Yes Squirrel Cottage's oil fired central heating heats the cottage very well through out the whole cottage and as you say there are extra blankets too. We very much appreciate you leaving your experience for others at this time of year. Our very best wishes and thank, Kathleen and James
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HelenCatt...
Gobowen
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home from home............even better!!!”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We have just spent another amazing week at Squirrel Cottage. This time we only saw one squirrel but that didn't deter from the enjoyment of the holiday. The cottage is so well equipped there is nothing to want for.
It was lovely to come back each day to such a clean, comfortable and homely base. We spent quite a few hours in the sun room relaxing with a good back.
Kathleen and James have really thought of everything. Right down to a camera in one of the bird boxes with a live link to the television...............fantastic! Even though the box is empty just now.
If you want certainty about accommodation in this area then you will find nothing better than Squirrel Cottage. You do need to book early though.

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Liked best: Relaxing in the sun room, watching the birds and reading.
Liked least: There is nothing to dislike.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Oct 2016
Wow..... Helen, thank you very much for the glowing review, we really appreciate it. October tends to be a bad time for Red Squirrels at our feeders, as there is often lots natural food, hazel nuts, beach nuts for them to eat. The red squirrels return in large numbers the natural crop runs out. We have a feeling this year's natural crop is not massive, as we had so little sunshine this summer (not much rain either), so interesting when we see them back. Our guess is mid to late November - time will tell. Best wishes and thank you for your feedback. Kathleen and James
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pamwilson...
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We have just returned from a week in Squirrel Cottage in Killicrankie, it was perfect. It was so quiet and peaceful. Lots of wild life to keep us entertained, the red squirrels were amazing, and I even saw a pine marten. The cottage itself was immaculate and very well equipped, the area was a walkers paradise. Kathleen and James were very friendly and helpful. Can't wait for a return visit.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
Thank you very much for such a speedy posting of your expereince of staying at Squirrel Cottage. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes from Kathleen and James
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Passport6...
1 review
“A great cottage”
Reviewed 6 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A great place for touring, walking or just relaxing and watching the wildlife. A lovely part of the country. We were also very lucky to enjoy good weather. Kathleen and James have thought about everything to make a self catering holiday a great success. The cottage was well stocked with all the essentials and the welcome grocery starter pack was a lovely bonus.

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Liked best: Kathleen and James couldn't be more helpful to ensure a great stay
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
7 Sep 2016
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts about Squirrel Cottage with everyone. We are really pleased you enjpyed your stay. Best wishes from Killiecrankie, Kathleen and James
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Robert C
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent relaxing getaway.”
Reviewed 4 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Have been going to Squirrel Cottage for a couple of years now and have rebooked for next year. Its an excellent self contained cottage attached to the main Coach House. It has all amenities you need. Ideal for a relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle but an ideal base for exploring Perthshire. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and the grounds are full of wildlife. It is also ideal for coeliacs who have problems eating in some establishments. Self catering solves this problem and you can eat and sleep at your own convenience. Inclement weather is no problem as the cottage is equipped with TV's, DVD's, laptop computer and other amenities. Good Wi Fi reception.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Peace and quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
8 Aug 2016
Thank you Robert for taking the time to give your really detailed feed back, allowing other potential guests know your experiences firast hand of staying at Squirrel Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes, Kathleen and James.
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Helen A
Shieldhill, Lochmaben
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A hiden gem”
Reviewed 4 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This holiday cottage is the perfect getaway for couple and wildlife lovers. The garden is full of red squirrels, siskins, nuthatches, woodpeckers, all well fed by the owners. The house has lots of little luxuries to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
Killiecrankie is a great base to tour the beautiful Perthshire countryside we had coffee and scones in a different place everyday with lots more if we needed them. There is the local bungee jump for thrill seekers, and loads of museums and castles on your doorstep Scotland at it prettiest.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experiences of staying at Squirrel Cottage and the wider area. We certainly agree there is loads to do in the area, whether you are a walker, wildlife lover, enjoy highland scenery, or visit attractions. Best wishes from Kathleen and James.
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