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Sleeps 12 adults Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms 4 Pets 2 Welcome Region Perthshire Town/village Blair Atholl
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Holiday House in a hamlet, near Blair Atholl (175)

This is a charming holiday house within walking distance of Blair Castle which is ideal for a family holiday in Perthshire and central Scotland.

Set within a quiet hamlet on an old military road, this large holiday home is a former inn (closed down in 1832) sitting on the hill above Blair Castle. With a south facing view, this semi-detached building has a substantial lawn and good sized parking area to the front and enclosed grounds to the rear. This former inn, is a traditional semi-detached dwelling house, and is ideal for people who are active and want to enjoy the outdoors.

Retaining many original features, the house offers all the facilities required for a self-catered holiday, with a nice sitting room with open fire, a secondary sitting room with TV, an elegant dining room and a well equipped kitchen. Whilst there is a ground floor bedroom available with en-suite shower room, the rest of the bedrooms and bathrooms are situated on the two floors above. With garden furniture to the front of the house, it is an ideal setting on a summer evening. Whilst two dogs are allowed in the house at ground level only, there are also kennels available on site. This is an ideal base to have a family holiday to discover Perthshire and a complimentary family pass to Blair Castle is included as part of the booking and is at the house on arrival.

Enjoy a cosy evening in front of the fire in this Perthshire holiday houseIdeal for breakfast, lunch and dinnerThe dining table is the perfect size The well equipped kitchenA closer view of the kitchenHaving a second sitting room is ideal for the childrenLogs galore

Living Space

Reception rooms

The sitting room is to be found at the front of the house with a selection of varied comfortable seating with an open fire. With various books on the shelf, this is ideal for quiet times as well as in a group to discuss the tour of Blair Castle that day. To the rear of the house is a TV room, with comfortable seating and a TV. Additionally there are some children’s board games and toys, making this a good room for any children in the group.

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen is located to the rear of the house and is modest in style, but is an excellent functional working environment. With a traditional AGA and an additional electric hob and double oven, there is certainly more than enough cooking capacity for twice the number here, though work-space is more of a premium and cooking/preparation is best for one person. There is a kitchen table that can feed up to 4/6 people for less formal meals. The dining room is quite a formal room with large mahogany dining table and fine antique prints on the wall. 12 people can seat in this room in comfort and style. Additionally there is a substantial utility room available at this holiday house.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Additional entertainment/activities available on request
  • Aga
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • CD Player
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden, enclosed
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kennels Available
  • Logs, initial supply
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Oven, double, hob, electric
  • Parking, 5 cars
  • Payphone
  • Ranger service
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
Room 2 is a spacious double bedroom on the first floorRoom 3 is a double room on the first floorRoom 4 is a cosy single room on the first floorFunctional family bathroom on the first floorRoom 5 is a twin room on the second floorThe shared bathroom on the second floorRoom 7 is a single bedroom on the second floor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 12

Accommodation is provided for a group of 12 adults in 7 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 1 shower room, as follows:

Ground floor – Room 1, twin bedroom, with two single beds, with en-suite shower room with shower cabinet and wash hand basin, with separate room with w.c.

First floor – Room 2, double bedroom, with double bed; Room 3, double bedroom, with double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; Room 4, single bedroom, with single bed, bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin.

Second floor – Room 5, twin bedroom, with two single beds; Room 6, twin bedroom, with two single beds; bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin; Room 7, single room, with single bed.

  • 2 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Ensuite Shower Room
  • 1 Double Room/s With Ensuite Bathroom
On arrival through the gates to the holiday houseThere is a nice garden to enjoy at the front of the houseThe setting above Blair Castle is a delightThe view from the garden to the holiday houseThe holiday house is set in an old villageAccessing the small hamlet from the rearTravel through the gates to Blair Castle

Grounds & Surrounds

Located in the hamlet of Old Blair, with its own secure gated entry, surrounded by a handful of houses, overlooking the ruins of an old church, in the foothills of the Cairngorms. With plenty of parking to the front, there is an enclosed garden to the front and rear. Blair Atholl, is the nearest village, with a village store, pub and hotel. Pitlochry, which is 8 miles away, has a major Coop, shops and restaurants. The Blair Castle estate offers as extra, a Ranger service and additional activities, like pony trekking, guided land rover tours, fishing on the river or hill lochs can all be arranged. For golfers the nearest golf course is at Blair Atholl. Blair Castle and the House of Bruar are nearby for outings.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity and heating, with initial supply of logs included within the rental. A complimentary family pass to Blair Castle is included within the let.

Notes & Warnings

Please note that whilst there is ground floor accommodation there are a number of steps on the ground floor.

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

Due to prior bad experience we will not accept bookings from all male/female groups whose sole purpose for the holiday is to celebrate a ‘stag or hen’ style get together/party. Any booking made where the purpose of the holiday is later found to fall into this category, will be cancelled without notice, or refund.

Dogs are welcomed on the ground floor of this property only, kennel also provided.

There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.

LocationBlair Atholl

Blair Atholl is a village that gets a lot of traffic coming through it, even though the main Perth – Inverness route, the A9, by-passes this popular location. Whilst it is an attractive village in its own right, the main focus of attention is visiting the historic Blair Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. The Blair Estate also offers guided tours by rangers on the estate and there are a number of other activities that are great for all the family, including pony-trekking. For walkers there is access to Glen Tilt, which takes you all the way to Braemar. The House of Bruar shopping emporium is nearby and always proves a major hit for shoppers.


Perthshire is a natural choice for visitors as geographically it is in the very heart of Scotland. Its popularity is no wonder; with the lush lowland pastures of the south meeting the rugged grandeur of the Highlands, this county is beautifully rich in scenery and magnificent landscapes. The old county of Kinross-shire is now generally considered to be part of this region, and the local council area is now called Perth and Kinross. Kinross sits beside the beautiful Loch Leven, with Lochleven Castle nearby. The central point is the city of Perth, the fair city bustles with life, with the river Tay running through it. The impressive Scone Palace is nearby, which was the crowning place for Scottish Kings. Perthshire is also home to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and leisure complex. This is also Big Tree Country, with the world's highest hedge at Meikleour, Europe's oldest tree, the widest conifer in Britain, the sole survivor from Shakespeare's Birnam Wood and many more fascinating trees. Why not visit Glenshee and take part in some skiing, or try mountain biking through the many hills and glens. Blair Castle is an impressive site, and with expansive grounds and an adventure playground, will entertain the whole family. 

Highlands and Islands

This region takes in Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the islands include the Inner and Outer Hebrides as well as Orkney and the Shetland islands. For spectacular scenery the Highlands of Scotland provides some of the best, with a huge expanse of area full of mountains, lochs and glens full of romance, wildlife and scenic beauty. The heritage of this area includes Culloden, taking the ferry to the Isle of Skye or just taking in one of the many castles like Eilean Donan. There is also an immense range of wildlife to be found. 


Area Perthshire Type of location Village Nearest shop 1 mile miles Nearest supermarket 8 miles Nearest pub 1 mile miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 75 miles
Glasgow 100 miles
Nearest Train Station
Blair Atholl 1 miles
Pitlochry 8 miles
Blair Castle is a popular attraction and worth a visitHouse of Bruar emporium is worth a visitCalvine Double bridge is a railway bridge over a road bridge


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