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Squirrel Cottage Killiecrankie

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Squirrel Cottage is known for its comfort with many repeat bookings each year. It sleeps two in double or twin beds, the bedroom is spacious, a large sun room over looks the garden. Shower and a separate bath. Many guests comment on all the extras. Squirrel Cottage has lots of wildlife. Regular visits by Red Squirrels that will amuse and entertain you. Lots of birds at feeders, particularly the bedroom feeder which is only feet away from the window, many guests comment on how wonderful it is. There is the occasional roe deer, and rare visits by Pine martins. We are currently setting up a pine martin feed station in an attempt to attract pine martins at times when guests can view them See this on Squirrel Cottage Face Book Page. Full oil fired central heating throughout and wood pellet fi...Squirrel Cottage is known for its comfort with many repeat bookings each year. It sleeps two in double or twin beds, the bedroom is spacious, a large sun room over looks the garden. Shower and a separate bath. Many guests comment on all the extras. Squirrel Cottage has lots of wildlife. Regular visits by Red Squirrels that will amuse and entertain you. Lots of birds at feeders, particularly the bedroom feeder which is only feet away from the window, many guests comment on how wonderful it is. There is the occasional roe deer, and rare visits by Pine martins. We are currently setting up a pine martin feed station in an attempt to attract pine martins at times when guests can view them See this on Squirrel Cottage Face Book Page. Full oil fired central heating throughout and wood pellet fire allows for extra heating in the living room. Heating and electric charged at cost (no mark up - you pay exactly what we pay); we feel this is the fairest way to do this, as some people spend lots of time in Squirrel Cottage while others are out most of the time. We do not feel it is fair for low users to subsidizing high users. Hope you agree! Sleeps two, but it is NOT suitable for children under 16 years of age on account of the steep river bank and we keep it free of all animals for those with allergies. It is for non smokers, inside and outside. Located just above the village of Killiecrankie, 3 miles equidistant from Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.More
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About the Owner
James and Kathleen R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:67%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2012
Interaction with guests
When guests arrive we like to welcome them and Kathleen shows them around Squirrel Cottage. We are often on hand if there are any issues that might arise and can help with local knowledge whether walks or visitor attractions and routes to drive. We respect our guests privacy, so very much let the guests take the lead on how much interaction they like. We like to check after the second or third day that everything is alright.
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Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

What a pleasure it is to return to Squirrel Cottage, anytime of the year and we’ve never been disappointed. Lovely and warm, cosy and comfortable and a super place to relax and unwind- even in January and still lots of lovely wildlife!

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank janatkinson2004
JamesR3112, VR Owner at Squirrel Cottage Killiecrankie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for sharing your experience. Please accept our apologies for the slow acknowledgement, our excuse is, as you know we excaped to India for sunshine and have seen lots of tigers too. Best wishes from Kathleen and James

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Another lovely Autumn weeks holiday in the Pitlochry area made all the better by this excellent accommodation. It wants for nothing we could think of. The lack of a view is more than made up for by watching the birds and squirrels (we saw three...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Camper16372821834
JamesR3112, VR Owner at Squirrel Cottage Killiecrankie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. Please accept our apologies for being so slow to acknowledge your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Squirrel Cottage and hope to see you again some time. Best wishes. Kathleen and James

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We have just returned from our third visit to Squirrel Cottage and have booked again for next year. It is the place to get away from it all, peaceful and quiet. The wild life is amazing, red squirrels, lots and lots of birds to each...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank pamwilson12
JamesR3112, VR Owner at Squirrel Cottage Killiecrankie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you Pam, we love having you both to stay. We have just found a lady who does Beaver Guided walks. We sat beside a beaver lodge watching a family of beavers entertain us until it got dark. There is a link on our web...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Squirrel Cottage is the perfect hideaway for wildlife lovers and a great location for exploring the surrounding area. It’s a pleasure watching the squirrels and birds at the feeding stations. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped, with lots of extras which...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank 262melvynb
JamesR3112, VR Owner at Squirrel Cottage Killiecrankie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your superb review of Squirrel Cottage. It is always a pleasure having you both to stay.You might be interested to hear we have found a lady who does Beaver Guided walks, last Thursday we sat on the banks of a river beside...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had a brilliant week at Squirrel Cottage. It is spacious, clean and homely, with everything you could want provided. We saw 5 red squirrels in one go plus lots of birds on the feeders and pheasants with chicks. The whole environment is very peaceful...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Christine F
JamesR3112, VR Owner at Squirrel Cottage Killiecrankie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Christine, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Squirrel Cottage. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. The pheasants and chicks were a first for us too, sadly pheasants are poor mothers and not all the chicks survived....More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
Squirrel Cottage is 3 miles from Pitlochry, a popular highland town with lovely Scottish Baronial Victorian built buildings, it has an excellent choice of restaurants and of course it has its well known dam and fish ladder, which allows over 5,000 salmon each year to spawn upstream. There is much to do in the area with Dunkeld and its Cathedral on the banks of the River Tay 15minutes by car away. Blair Atholl and Blair Castle the ancetral home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, 3 miles away. The Scottish Crannog Centre at Kenmore and plenty of walks in the area that will keep you busy for weeks.
Getting around
Having a car is probably the best way to get around the Pitlochry area - there is limited public transport, buses often revolve around school timetables. There is plenty of walks, guests often walk to Blair Atholl and back (4 miles each way) and to Pitlochry (which is roughly 4 miles each way in the opposite direction) - you can get public transport one way and walk back off the main roads.
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