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“Relax and Unwind”
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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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Excellent - based on 57 reviews
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janatkins...
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relax and Unwind”
Reviewed 9 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

What a fabulous retreat this cottage is. So comfortable with everything one needs for a perfect holiday. The red squirrels antics are fascinating and a joy to watch and the greenfinches and goldfinches on the bird feeding stations too. What a pleasure it was to revisit. But, if you must, you have access to WiFi also!

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Management Response
19 May 2018
Thank you for sharing you stay with everyone - yes the red squirrels are really enjoyable to watch. Best wishes from Squirrel Cottage, Kathleen and James
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malcolm i
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful wildlife retreat.”
Reviewed 29 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

A wonderful fully equipped cottage with virtually non stop red squirrel action. A wide variety of birds were feeding at feeders from first light to last. The cottage is also very convenient for other nearby outdoor attractions. The week we were there was enhanced by 4 days of snow which added to the attractiveness of the setting. James and Kathleen have fitted out the cottage to a very high standard with lots of added luxuries which you don't get elsewhere! Repeat visit a certainty!

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Management Response
7 Feb 2018
Thank you Malcolm, we really appreciate what you had to say and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Red squirrels did their bit too, but be warned they can disappear in the autumn especially as they prefer wild tree and bush seeds to peanuts at that time of the year. Best wishes from Killiecrankie and look forward to seeing you again. Kathleen and James
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Andy S
2 reviews
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“Fabulous Cottage”
Reviewed 16 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Looked forward to this holiday since booking it back in Feb and we were not disappointed. The cottage was well appointed and had great little finishing touches such as chocolates, shower accessories, tea and biscuits, bread and milk and some home-made jams - to name a few! Also 2 sets of binoculars, a bat detector and nuts for the squirrels! The seating was comfortable and the bed warm and cosy. The main attraction is of course the red squirrels - we did not see a great deal of them as we were mostly out hiking during the day but the days we were back in the afternoon - there they were. Even on a rainy day, you could just sit in the conservatory (or the bedroom) and watch the bird feeders - totally fascinating. Kathleen was very welcoming and made us instantly at home.
James gave up his time to take us on a short walk to some badger sets he knew about. Although we did not see one the first time, we returned the following 2 nights and saw badgers as well as a large number of bats.

All in all - a fantastic cottage, in a superb location for wildlife and walking.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Oct 2017
Thank you very much for your excellent and comprehensive review, it is really appreciated. It was great having you to stay in Squirrel Cottage and we are pleased you were able to spot the badgers, even though James failed. With our very best wishes, Kathleen and James
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Valerie S
South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 19 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This was the most well equipped cottage we have ever had! Our hosts, Kathleen and James had thought of everything that one could possibly need. Its a beautiful, cosy cottage in an idyllic setting, the wildlife is amazing and the whole area is breath taking.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thank you Valerie for sharing your expereince of staying at Squirrel Cottage on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate the time you have taken to do this. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit, it was a pleasure having you both to stay. Best wishes Kathleen and James
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AlanandCa...
Sunderland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Holiday Cottage.”
Reviewed 10 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We spent a wonderful 5 nights in this lovely cottage which is located in beautiful, relaxing surroundings.
At the bedroom window and the conservatory we saw a variety of different birds including woodpeckers, pheasents,lots of finches and many more. There was also frequent visits by at least 3 different red squirrels and lots of bats.
We have never stayed in a holiday cottage as comfortable and as well equipped as this one.
The owners were fantastic, they were very friendly and there to give assistance and advice, but also respected our privacy.
We highly recommend this holiday cottage,
We will definitely be revisiting.

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Management Response
11 Aug 2017
Thank you Alan and Carole for sharing your lovely comments, we really enjoyed having you to stay at Squirrel Cottage. The camera trap we set when you left, has hundreds of red squirrels, alas no Pine Marten as yet. We will e-mail you the Pinemarten footage as soon as we get it. Our very best wishes, Kathleen and James
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Beall53
Lincoln
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Wildlife watchers dream”
Reviewed 21 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Our 3rd visit to Squirrel Cottage & it was up to the usual high standard. We saw the red squirrels every day, particularly as we came armed with hazelnuts to tempt them. Very comfortable, clean cosy cottage with many extras left for guests to use, including toiletries, chocolates, bread & milk etc. Huge conservatory, great for relaxing in or more importantly to watch the visiting wildlife from. Kathleen & James were the perfect hosts once again, on hand if you need them but not intrusive. Excellent wildlife watching opportunities include bats, red squirrels & a huge variety of birds. The cottage & surroundings are so nice that we were happy to spend quite a lot of time relaxing, photographing the wildlife & playing the 9 hole putting course set out in the garden. Once again thanks for a great holiday. We have already booked again for next May.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jul 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your eperiences with others. It was a real pleasure having you back to stay at Squirrel Cottage, the squirrels certainly missed you and all the hazelnuts once you left. One red squirrel was to be seen regulalry on the front lawn sniffing about for the nuts. With our very best wishes, Kathleen and James
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Malcolm C
1 review
“Peaceful squirrel and bird watching retreat”
Reviewed 28 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Close to killiecrankie centre,queens view is only a few miles away,Blair castle is close by as well ,plenty of shops and restaurants in Pitlochry just three miles away,close to the A9 for trips to Perth south or avemore and Inverness north.realy friendly owners,property has every thing you may need for a quiet restful holiday.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jun 2017
Thank you Malcolm for taking the time for sharing your expeience of staying at Squirrel Cottage. Best wishes Kathleen and James
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