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Award-Winning, Hot Tub, Luxury 5 Star Private Retreat, SkySports,Tennis, Fishing

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Stunning views from the front door and kitchen table!
The lovely, bright open-plan kitchen/dining area

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
This award-winning, top-rated Visitscotland 5 Star holiday Retreat is credited with being the most romantic and best located self-catering cottage in the area. A beautifully decorated and spacious house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it has a traditional log burning Hot Tub and is totally private with stunning open views south over the Strathearn Valley. Yet only 10 minutes from Scotland's best Restaurant, The Gleneagles Hotel/Spa and Golf Courses and the Scenic Scottish Highlands. It is the perfect location for a holiday in Perthshire, Scotland! The Retreat is reached by private access and is surrounded by the picturesque landscape of Trinity Gask Estate with its private woodlands, ponds and Salmon Fishing on the River Earn. This beautiful cottage has been lovingly restored and ...This award-winning, top-rated Visitscotland 5 Star holiday Retreat is credited with being the most romantic and best located self-catering cottage in the area. A beautifully decorated and spacious house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it has a traditional log burning Hot Tub and is totally private with stunning open views south over the Strathearn Valley. Yet only 10 minutes from Scotland's best Restaurant, The Gleneagles Hotel/Spa and Golf Courses and the Scenic Scottish Highlands. It is the perfect location for a holiday in Perthshire, Scotland! The Retreat is reached by private access and is surrounded by the picturesque landscape of Trinity Gask Estate with its private woodlands, ponds and Salmon Fishing on the River Earn. This beautiful cottage has been lovingly restored and successfully marries the charm of a traditional stone house with the best progressive eco-build practices. Relax and enjoy the benefits of sleeping in a breathable, allergy free house with solid oak wooden floors and underfloor heating. Guests at the Retreat can enjoy a fabulous Hot Tub with incredible views and play Tennis on a new Astro/artificial grass Tennis Court. The court is a short distance from the cottage and has the same stunning views across the Strathearn Valley. See photo gallery for a photograph of the beautiful court. Enjoy the feeling of a luxury stay with fluffy Hot Tub ROBES and SLIPPERS, free access to SKY sports and entertainment packages, NESPRESSO coffee machine and capsules. A food welcome pack, luxury toiletries and household goods are all included in the rental. The extremely spacious interior of this special cottage is simple, fresh and contemporary. There is a large, high-ceilinged, open-plan kitchen/living area with a stylish contemporary kitchen complete with a large dining table for 6. In the living area, large comfortable leather sofas are perfect for stretching out on in front of the open fire. There are two Spacious Bedrooms: The Twin Bedroom has two windows with views West (perfect for evening sun) towards woodlands and Ben Vorlich. All beds are extremely comfortable and are made up with crisp Egyptian cotton linen. Both bedrooms have more than ample hanging and shelf space and come with hairdryers. The large Double Bedroom is high-ceilinged and extremely bright, 1 east and 1 south windows provide uninterrupted views across the valley. There is a large super king size bed and this room leads into a spacious en suite showeroom leading out on to a sunny decking area. The Family Bathroom has a big doubled ended bath, separate walk in shower and is stocked with organic shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion. There is also a beautiful new en suite shower room from the Double Bedroom with a large walk in shower and amazing south views and a door on to a superb garden terrace. Adjacent to the back door is a separate outhouse, which is the perfect washing and drying room. There is a large stainless steel sink, washing machine, an overhead pulley and underfloor heating. Spacious, airy and warm, it is the ideal place for pets to sleep when they are not in the garden. Please note that pets are not allowed in the house at any time due to our allergy-free status. For your entertainment there is a 37' HD flat screen smart TV with Sky sports and entertainment packages included. A DVD, Ipod docking station and CD/radio player and a karaoke machine! There is a good selection of games and an abundance of touring, walking and cycling maps as well as interesting books on Scottish wildlife, history and culture. For those that enjoy touring, the Retreat is well positioned to visit many top tourist attractions. The Glenturret Whiskey Distillery, Stirling Castle, Drummond Castle Gardens, Perth and Scone Palace are only 15 minutes from the cottage. Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews can all be reached within an hour... making The Retreat an ideal base for a holiday in Scotland!
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Dogs are welcome but due to our allergy free status no pets are allowed in the house at any time. We have a drying/utility room which is bright and spacious with underfloor heating which works well for dogs when they are not in the large enclosed garden surrounding the property.
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Mrs L
Hosting since October 2010
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOn the arrival day, Lisa the owner will arrange to meet you at the cottage to show you everything that you need to know and also help with local information and recommendations. Lisa lives on the Estate and is always on hand to help with anything that will make your stay more enjoyable.

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Marion
Marion
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A week of bliss
We just spent a wonderful and relaxing week at the Retreat. The location is absolutely stunning and the cottage has been sympathetically extended and modernised to a very high standard, whilst oozing charm and warmth. We just loved everything about it. The stunning views and sunsets were real Kodak moments. The wood fired hottub was awesome and having a complimentary bottle of Prosecco was just the cherry on the icing. The hosts Lisa and Jamie had thought of everything to make this a truly special experience. We hope to be back soon.
Visited January 2022
Written 15 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
What a terrific review - thank you so much for posting this about your stay at The Retreat. It gives us so much pleasure knowing how much guests enjoy their stays😊
Written 18 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jaye M
Jaye M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely break away
Booked a few days for my boyfriends 30th birthday. The Retreat itself is so lovely, everything was clean and well cared for. Lisa added some extra touches to make it even better. The views were amazing, and the hot tub was perfect. Lisa was great and gave us lots of information about local things to do and places to go. It was an absolutely perfect break. Thanks for everything.
Visited January 2022
Written 7 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
Thank you so much for this lovely review ... it was a pleasure to meet you both and I am so pleased that you both had such a great time at The Retreat 😊
Written 18 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Johnny r
Johnny r
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage in great location with brilliant views.
This is the second time we have stayed at The Retreat. The cottage is beautiful and super clean and is much more spacious than the photos on the website show. It has a big garden and brilliant views. At nights we enjoyed seeing deer coming out of the woods to graze in the field next to the cottage. We also had some spectacular pink sunsets from the hot tub and enjoyed watching large numbers of swans on a pond near the river close to the cottage. It’s a great place to come and relax and enjoy quality time with the family.
Visited November 2021
Written 24 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
We were so pleased to hear how much you enjoy your stays at The Retreat with your family and will look forward to welcoming you back again next year 😊
Written 7 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Darren119
Darren119
Greenhithe, United Kingdom31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Retreat
My wife and I have stayed at the Retreat a number of times and absolutely love it! Hidden away and dog friendly, with amazing views and a short distance from Auchterarder and Perth. We love that it is finished to a very high standard and has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. Lisa and Jamie are also wonderful hosts!
Visited December 2021
Written 23 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
We are so pleased that you enjoy your holidays at The Retreat so much and appreciate its great location and views.
Written 7 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Retreat!
We had an amazing 3 days staying at the retreat cottage. We couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was in person the pictures really don’t do it justice! Lisa was a wonderful host nothing was too much trouble and the finer details she did in the cottage made our stay even more special . The location is totally secluded but close enough to local sites seeing if you did want to explore. We can’t wait to book up for 2022!
Visited September 2021
Written 22 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
Thank you so much for this lovely review and we are delighted that the house and setting exceeded expectations. We will look forward to welcoming you back 😊
Written 7 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KBM
KBM
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful and perfect
Having stayed at The Retreat numerous times since our first visit in 2009 we feel relaxed and at home the minute we walk through the door and wouldn’t stay anywhere else! The owners, Lisa and Jamie, have created the most perfect holiday home and are fantastic hosts. They are so welcoming and always just a phone call away if we need any help or recommendations of things to do in the area. (Loch Leven's Larder is a particular favourite following recommendation from Lisa during our visit earlier this year) The cottage is comfortable, cosy and well equipped with everything we could possible need during our stay. The little touches such as the welcome pack of essentials and fresh flowers are always appreciated and this time we were lucky enough to enjoy Jamie’s home grown lemons in our gin and tonics. Lisa and Jamie also went the extra mile for us putting up a Christmas tree early especially for our toddler who was absolutely delighted when she saw it! The location of The Retreat is simply stunning and we’ve spent many an evening soaking up the beautiful views from the comfort of the hot tub amazed by how peaceful and quiet it is. We’re always sad to leave and are already planning our next visit!
Visited November 2021
Written 6 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
Thank you so much for this lovely review 🎄 we are delighted that you enjoy your stays so much and always look forward to welcoming you back each year 😊
Written 22 December 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stan B
Stan B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Perfect Escape
What a hidden gem! We were absolutely blown away by this beautiful woodland retreat. The lodge itself was luxurious with lots of lovely little touches. The perfect environment to unwind, and to enjoy the wood fired hot tub surrounded by the local wildlife. We even managed a game of tennis with amazing views! Lisa was lovely and so accommodating, we'll definitely be back! Thanks for a special week! Hannah and Stan x
Visited March 2021
Written 28 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
We were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Retreat and thank you very much for the kind and generous review 😇
Written 21 November 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trip376000
Trip376000
Lairg, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Relaxing Getaway
The retreat is a true hidden gem. Set in a peaceful location surrounded with beautiful landscapes, easily located from the main roads and close enough to nearest amenities. The cottage itself is decorated to a high standard and furnished with everything you could need for your stay, plus lots of little bonus extras. The hostess was warm and welcoming with great communication from travel directions, meeting us there for entry and lots of top tips for the area. This was the perfect place for a relaxing long weekend and we can’t wait to come back!
Visited November 2020
Written 1 December 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
That’s so lovely to read - thank you so much for your very kind words and we will look forward to welcoming you back again 😊
Written 27 December 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alan f
Alan f
Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful stay
Thanks to Lisa for a brilliant stay at the Retreat. Great communication before arriving and house very clean on arrival. Excellent location for exploring perthshire but nice remote feel too. House well equipped with everything you need. Hot tub great and easy to use. Look forward to stay again in the future!
Visited November 2020
Written 15 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
Thank you so much for this fantastic review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Retreat and were so happy to read your kind words 😊
Written 23 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul H
Paul H
Knutsford, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Complete and utter relaxation in a draw dropping location - beautiful cottage and jaw dropping 360 degree vista..
Our 4th visit to the retreat cottages, having also stayed at the sister cottage in the woods. We tend to alternate between both as we still can't make our minds up as to which we prefer.. Both cottages are superbly equipped and furnished and each has its own charm, whether it be the woods with the wildlife or the views and vistas of both properties. The owner, Lisa, is very attentive and endeavours to make every stay an absolute pleasure and ensure we want for nothing. We've fly-fished on the river and also visited every part of Scotland from our cottage. We are again booked in for March next year and expect another stay later in the same year. A real home from home..I can't wait to be back..
Visited July 2020
Written 6 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I7154VLlisa
I7154VLlisa
Aw, that is such a lovely review and it makes my job all the more pleasurable when I read such kind words - it’s really made my day - thank you so much !
Written 8 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Shared tennis court
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Turnhouse Airport
30.2 mi

Dundee Airport
27.1 mi
Restaurants
Jon and Fernanda's Restaurant
3.3 mi

Andrew Fairlie
4.9 mi

Delivino Auchterarder
3.3 mi

Cafe Kisa
3.5 mi
Attractions
Broadslap Fruit Farm, Farm Shop and Cafe
2.9 miFarms

St Serf's Church and Dupplin Cross
4.5 miChurches & Cathedrals

The Niblick
3.5 miBars & Clubs

Perthshire Garden Railway
3.9 miGardens
About the neighbourhood
This is the perfect location for a holiday cottage in Perthshire; extremely private, a haven of peace and tranquility, yet only 10 mins from Auchterarder with its impressive selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and delicatessen. The word famous Gleneagles Hotel Resort is also on the doorstep with spectacular golf courses, one of Europe's best spas, equestrian, falconry, shooting and off-road driving school. Perthshire's largest city, Perth, a pretty market town on the River Tay, is conveniently located only 15 minutes away. Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and the scenic Highlands are all within an hour of the Retreat.There are a number of excellent, award-winning restaurants within 15 minutes of the cottage.
Getting around
The Retreat is conveniently located within an hour of Edinburgh and Glasgow airports and 30 minutes from Dundee airport. Gleneagles train station is 15 minutes away and Perth train station is 20 minutes away from the cottage.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Pass Trinity Gask Church on your right and follow road around a beech hedge. Kirkton Farmhouse and steading is on the left hand side and you will also see a large brick chimney. Turn left onto track immediately after this steading, you will see a bin enclosure on your right. Follow track away from steading until you reach the Retreat (approx. 1/4 mile).
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
All rates include Vat and logs for the house open fire and the hot tub

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