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Butterstone, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Welcoming family home surrounded by nature
  • Perfect size for celebrating special occasions en masse
  • Private and secluded, wrapped in country views
  • Spacious yet cosy interiors packed with home comforts
  • Ample room inside for both socialising and relaxing
  • Surrounded by country walks, great for outdoor enthusiasts
Property code: CA145

In its own corner of paradise, this 12-person retreat is ideal for family gatherings and group holidays. Round up your clan and look forward to an adventure to cherish forever.

This pretty holiday cottage sleeping 12 and two dogs across six bedrooms is tucked up on a hill overlooking Butterstone Loch. It boasts picturesque views year-round, so you can sit and watch the red squirrels feeding, marvel at the variety of bird species including ospreys, and perhaps spot roe and fallow deer grazing as the sun sets. The glorious surroundings are the perfect environment for adventurous families to explore, with a plethora of activities on your doorstep, from walking and biking to fishing and kayaking.

Country charm exudes from this welcoming property with original features including wooden beams, farmhouse doors, and wooden floors that make it a homely accommodation. Modern additions liven up the rooms, with splashes of colour and tasteful furnishings throughout. The rooms are generous and comfortable which makes this delightful property an excellent base in which to spend quality time together and enjoy your stay.

The living room is the hub of the house, with a cosy seating area around a wood burner as well as a large dining table. Next door is a well-equipped kitchen/diner which has a range stove ideal for catering, as well as thoughtful decorative tiles. A second sitting room, also with a wood burner, is the ideal space for relaxing in the evening in front of the TV. Downstairs, you will also find a useful utility room as well as a beautifully decorated family bedroom and spacious family bathroom.

The north wing is situated up some stairs which lead to three family bedrooms, each furnished with comfortable double and single beds which are designed for adults and children. You’ll find some lovely antique pieces which give plenty of character to the spaces. There are also two bathrooms that are stylish and spacious, one of which has a stand-alone bath for ultimate relaxation. The first floor has a further two bedrooms: one king-size and one twin bedroom. These have convenient hand basins and are decorated with attention to detail.

The outside of this property boasts a large garden to the front and back. The front area has garden furniture so that you can enjoy a delightful home-cooked meal outside, or watch the sunset and the wildlife thrive. To the back of the property, you’ll find a play area which includes a trampoline, a slide and a swing so the kids can enjoy hours of entertainment and fresh air. Unlimited parking is available on the driveway.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms: 4 family bedrooms each with 1 double and 1 single bed; 1 king-size bed; 1 twin bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms: 1 bathroom with shower and bath; 1 bathroom with shower over bath; bathroom with bath with handheld shower
  • 2 cots, 1 highchair
  • Electric double oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Oil, electricity and gas included
  • Wood burners (logs included)
  • TV/DVD in lounge; TV in kitchen, CD player/iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Unlimited private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Large enclosed garden
  • 2 acre field containing highland cows part of the year
  • Children’s play area with trampoline, swing, slide and picnic table
  • Large outdoor table and benches
  • Gun cabinet
  • Storage for bikes
  • Utility room
  • Summer house with fridge, tumble dryer and table football
  • Family bedrooms are for adults and children therefore house is for 12 adults and 4 children
  • Cafe within 0.5 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants within 4 miles

This remote and beautiful part of Perthshire is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, with so many fascinating locations just a short distance away. A variety of low and high-level routes beckon walkers and cyclists alike to venture through these fantastic surroundings. Butterstone Loch is only 1 mile away and is great for walking. Alternatively, Loch of the Lowes is just 3.5 miles away and has a visitor centre and 98 hectares of wildlife reserve to explore. You can witness the star attraction – a pair of breeding ospreys – as well as beavers, otters, red squirrels and more.

5 miles away, outside the lovely village of Dunkeld, sits the impressive Birnam Oak. This tree is estimated to be over 500 years old and is the last standing relic of the Birnam Wood that features in Shakespeare's Macbeth. After visiting this fascinating tree, you could head to Birnam Hill which has a scenic circular walk featuring King's Seat.

A little further away, 9 miles from the property, is Corbenic Poetry Path. With hand-built paths, ancient native woodlands and wild moorlands, this quiet corner of Perthshire inspires a love for the beauty of nature.

Further afield, roughly 20 miles away, you can find several impressive castles to visit that tell a story of the rich Scottish history in this area, such as Castle Menzies, Elcho Castle and Huntingtower Castle. While you explore these historical sites, why not stop at the city of Perth for a meal at an award-winning restaurant or take a walk along the River Tay?

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alexander 10th January 2020

Grandmas 70 birthday family get together. Ideal house in a beautiful location for such a celebration.

Reviewed by Maureen 20th December 2019

The house is very welcoming, and extremely cosy with log burning stoves. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The grounds of the house look fabulous, especially if planning a summer visit.

Reviewed by Iain 25th October 2019

This cottage is in an idyllic location, is very comfortable, well maintained and well equipped. Accommodates 16 people comfortably.

Reviewed by K 4th October 2019

We have just returned from a long weekend in Forebrae this is our second visit to this particular cottage and once again the cottage was spotless huge thanks to Gillian the caretaker it's a real home from home. We are a large family and three generations all loved the location, grandchildren loved seeing the deer and peasants roaming about, in factRead more the tv was not used once which speaks volumes. Loved the log burner so cozy in the evenings, will be booking again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Ditchburn August 2019

The accommodation was perfect for our family, with enough rooms for each family with small children (three under the age of 3yrs) to have their own space but come together. Beautiful large living room for us all to gather, and a lovely cosy sitting room where the toddlers could play safely. Two wood burning stoves gave us ample warmth and the largeRead more family bathroom meant our little ones could share a bath together. The garden was beautiful, with lovely views over the river Tay, the added childrens play area was really appreciated by our family, where they all had so much fun. Wild life on the doorstep was there to see, with our daily encounters of red squirrels, pheasants, partridge and red deer. A wonderful mature woodland on the doorstep and magnificent countryside to explore. A truly wonderful location! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Williams July 2019

This is a delightful spot and a lovely house - lots of space and everything you might need is provided.

Reviewed by Mr Davidson June 2019

Our party comprised 7 adults, two small children, an infant and 2 dogs. The cottage accommodated us perfectly with plenty of room for all. The layout is good with the bedrooms away from the communal areas. Up to two dogs are welcome, which was key for us, and dog rules (keep them out of the carpeted areas, including bedrooms) are easy to comply witRead moreh. The place was spotless, ready for our holiday. There are outdoor play areas with swings and trampoline, barbecue and a drinks fridge in the summer house. And if the weather is inclement (we had a thunderstorm) there is plenty room for indoor cooking and eating and a selection of board and card games to keep children and adults amused. The scenery is beautiful, it's peaceful and a haven for wildlife - we watched red squirrels, jays and a nuthatch amongst more common birds visiting the feeding post in front of the house. There are nearby nature trails and wilder walks. This is a great place for a family get-together and a fantastic base for walking, fishing or just chilling. Hide

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