Enjoy a cool refreshment on the terrace
Relax and read
Enjoy dining in
Relax in the lounge after your day out
Open-plan lounge and dining area
Open-plan kitchen and dining area
Double bedroom
View towards the property
Lovely little terrace and seating area
Views on road from Auchterarder to Crieff
1 / 10  Enjoy a cool refreshment on the terrace
2 / 10  Relax and read
3 / 10  Enjoy dining in
4 / 10  Relax in the lounge after your day out
5 / 10  Open-plan lounge and dining area
6 / 10  Open-plan kitchen and dining area
7 / 10  Double bedroom
8 / 10  View towards the property
9 / 10  Lovely little terrace and seating area
10 / 10  Views on road from Auchterarder to Crieff

The Bothy Behind Douglaslea

Gleneagles (2.7mls SW), Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Perfect base for touring the Trossachs, Loch Tay and Loch Lomond
  • Located in the lovely historic town of Auchterader 
  • Play golf at one of the three famous golf courses at Gleneagles which is open to visitors all year round.
  • Book a spa day at the Gleneagles Spa Hotel or Crieff Hydro to relax and unwind.
  • Why not visit Dunblane and have lunch or afternoon tea at Andy Murry’s Cromlix House hotel. 
  • Take a leisurely stroll around the unique village shops, pubs and restaurants.
Property code: PE507

Situated at the entrance to the pretty little town of Auchterarder, this detached stone cottage is well placed between Stirling and Perth. Situated up a small pedestrian lane off the main street and within a short walk of shops, pubs and restaurants.

This charming, friendly cottage is perfectly made for two, and could be your cosy retreat for touring the Trossachs, Loch Tay and the Loch Lomond area of the Scottish Highlands. It’s a traditional building, lovingly renovated, and sits in the heart of the historic town of Auchterarder, beside the famous golf courses of Gleneagles.

The property itself started life as a stable for the main house a little way away, and was formed into its own dwelling in 1925. It retains a charming sense of character, with sweet country interiors, a beautiful stone facade, and decor that is bright and homely.

Step in to discover the welcoming heart of the home, the open-plan living area. Blending wooden floors and beams with natural decor and pops of colour, and with plenty of light from outside, this space is warm and inviting. The kitchen is just off to the side and has everything you need to make romantic meals for two, then you can enjoy eating at the delightful dining table. The lounge area, with its snug sofas, is the perfect place to read and unwind after a long day of exploring.

Head upstairs to find your bedroom. In the eaves, it enjoys exposed beams and wonderful views of the surrounding area. The bed is a comfy double, ideal for getting a good night’s rest ready for tomorrow.

And outside the property, an eating area on a gravelled terrace gives you the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and an al fresco breakfast before setting out.

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

  • 1 Double bedroom with sloping ceilings
  • Shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine 
  • Smart TV and DVD in lounge 
  • Electric and central heating included 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Street parking
  • Regret no smoking 
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within walking distance 

The bothy is located up a pedestrian lane just off the main street of Auchterarder, giving you easy walking access to all the independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The town has a rich history (beyond just golf), which you can discover on foot, passing by the classic Perthshire buildings on the longest main street in Scotland. Check out the Innerpeffray Library, or simply enjoy a wee cuppa at one of the delightful tearooms in town.

Just down the road, a few hundred metres away, you'll discover the Auchterarder Golf Club, where you can delight in a quick (or leisurely) round of golf in inspiring scenery. But don't spend all your best swings here, because this is just one of the famous three courses that comprise Gleneagles, where the Ryder Cup has been held. Golf fans and newbies alike will love relaxing in the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel with its two Michelin stars and spa.

Head south for 19 miles to the town of Stirling for more culture, shopping and great eateries. Take a tour of the local history, including Stirling Castle, a stunning crag-top structure and landscaped gardens where Mary Queen of Scots was raised. Or visit the National Wallace Monument, a majestic tower built on the hilltop overlooking the town.

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Eryl 24th August 2019

Highly recommend, perfect for two. Great place to stay and easy to travel around and visit places. And dog friendly which was a bonus

Reviewed by Andrew 16th November 2018

This little Bothy is Ideal for what we wanted, I would recommend it to any couples looking for a get away. The Manager Fiona was very helpfull

Reviewed by Karl 7th July 2018

An excellent location with access to walk in both the east and west.

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