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Award-Winning, Top Rated 5 Star Luxury Private Retreat - Tennis, Fishing, Horses

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Star Luxury 2 bedroom Private Retreat with Spectacular Views - Tennis,Fishing

This award-winning, VisitScotland 5 star Luxury Retreat has the perfect location for a holiday cottage in Perthshire; quiet and secluded with amazing views over the Strathearn Valley, yet only 10 minutes from Scotland's Best Restaurant, Gleneagles Hotel, Spa and Golf Courses and the Scenic Scottish Highlands.

Retreat Guests enjoy the use of a lovely Tennis Court and free Salmon Fishing on the River Earn. As well as seasonal organic vegetables from the Estate.

We have a nearby Horse Paddock so that guests can bring a maximum of two horses and a large fenced in garden for dogs.

The City of Perth, Glenturret Whisky Distillery, Drummond Castle Gardens and Crieff are only 15 mins from the cottage. Scone Palace, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are all easily accessible in under 30 mins as is Loch Tay and the Scottish Highlands.

Edinburgh and Glasgow are both reached within an hour, making the Retreat the ideal base for a holiday in Scotland.

This special Retreat is reached by private access and is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Trinity Gask Estate.

The Interior of this Gorgeous Cottage is simple, fresh and contemporary. There is a large, high-ceilinged, open-plan kitchen/living area with a stylish well equipped kitchen complete with a dining table for 8. In the living area, large comfortable leather sofas are perfect for stretching out on in front of the open fire.

There are Two Spacious and beautifully decorated Bedrooms:

The Double has two windows with views west (perfect for evening sun) towards woodlands and Ben Vorlich. The super king bed is extremely comfortable and is made up with crisp Egyptian cotton linen. Both bedrooms have more than ample hanging and shelf space and come with hair-dryers.

The Twin Room is very bright and large with a high-ceiling and 3 separate windows provide uninterrupted views across the valley.

The Bathroom has a big doubled ended bath, separate walk in Shower and is stocked with organic shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion.

Adjacent to the back door is a separate outhouse/utility room, which is the perfect washing and drying room. There is a large stainless steel sink, washing machine, plenty of cupboard and hanging space, 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, due to our allergy free status, pets are not allowed in the house at any time.

For your entertainment there is a 37' HD flat screen TV, 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Roberts
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Lisa Roberts

Lisa Roberts owns and manages the Retreat. Lisa lives on the Estate with her four children and husband, Jamie, who farms the surrounding agricultural land and manages the fishing and woodlands. The Retreat is one of two holiday properties on the Estate. They run a number of other successful long term let properties and wanted to give visitors from both the UK and overseas the opportunity to sample Scotland's wonderful rural life - somewhere they could come to relax, unwind and enjoy their beautiful surroundings. Lisa used to run a tourism business out of the five star Gleneagles Hotel so is very familiar with the local area; the Retreat has a wealth of information for visitors to help plan their excursions as well as recommendations for dining in the area. Both Jamie and Lisa are sociable and well travelled and enjoy meeting the many visitors who come from all over the world to visit this special Retreat in a beautiful area of Perthshire.

Lisa Roberts purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Lisa Roberts chose Perth

We decided to renovate this particular property and turn it into a holiday let because it has the perfect location for a holiday in Scotland - very private with stunning views in all directions and yet 10 mins from local shops and Crieff with the gateway to the Highlands on the door step.

What makes this cottage unique

The Retreat is an award-winning property and has a large number of repeat visitors because it is a beautiful and very comfortable house in which to relax. The location is stunning, without stepping in a car, visitors can enjoy many walks through the woodlands and along the River Earn, where they can see fish jumping, deer, pheasant, partridge and red squirrels crossing woodland trails and birds of prey soaring overhead.

Guests cam enjoy the use of a new astro tennis court and also free fishing on the River Earn.

The Retreat is also incredibly romantic. Couples come back time and time again to enjoy quality time together, having the UK's best restaurant 10 mins away is also a bonus!

As a result, we have had many engagements happening at the cottage... both planned and unplanned!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Rate 5 stars

What a find! After spending hours looking at various self-catering holiday cottage options in the auchterarder area, we hit the jackpot with the Retreat!

It started with a warm welcome from the owner, Lisa, the log fire was roaring and tea and cake were set out for our arrival. The cottage was much larger than expected, immaculate and very cosy - we loved the oak flooring and underfloor heating. The location is a real bonus with fantastic views across the whole valley and is totally private. It was the perfect place to chill out and relax, undisturbed. We brought our dogs who slept in the drying room (also with underfloor heating), there is a very big, flat grass garden around the cottage which is fenced, so our Lab and Terrier had lots of room to roam free when they came back from our walks along the river and through the woodlands. There are a lot of good restaurants within 15 mins ( very informative house notes with helpful recommendations). We enjoyed a lovely meal out but preferred to stay at the cottage with the fire on and watching the wild weather moving across the valley. Very sad to have to leave this haven but already looking forward to revisiting as soon as we can, we couldn't recommend it more highly, to anyone!
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Perth in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , double ended bath with separate shower unit
  • Bright bathroom with double ended bath and a separate shower. Oak flooring with underfloor heating
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , spacious and bright with great views to the mountains
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , spacious and bright with uninterrupted views from all 3 wind
  • Both bedrooms are bright and spacious with stunning views across the open countryside. Extra-comfy beds are made up with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and all towels are provided. Bedrooms have ample storage space and hair-dryers. Oak flooring with underfloor heating.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The Retreat has its own access and is very private. There is a large fenced grass garden surrounding the property and a good selection of sun loungers, al fresco dining furniture and even rocking chairs!


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Award-Winning, Top Rated 5 Star Luxury Private Retreat - Tennis, Fishing, Horses
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews
Marion, Montana

Positively Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most perfect "home away from home" vacation spots in Scotland. The location is just beautiful and very relaxing. My boyfriend and I spent a week here and fell in love with everything about the cottage, the surroundings, the convenience to the little village of Auchterarder and how close we were to so many other places to visit if we were so inclined. We really did not want to venture out that much as we were very happy to just relax and take some walks around the area, cook our meals in the charming kitchen, and wake up to the birds singing in the fields.

The "Retreat" is truly a 5 Star accommodation. The owner, Lisa, met us soon after our arrival and was very helpful with information about the area and how things operated in the cottage.

After spending a month in Scotland, the Retreat stands out in our minds and hearts as one of the biggest highlights of our trip. We will be back and looking forward to our next stay at the "Retreat".

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a glowing review from Montana, thank you so much! It was a pleasure to meet you both and we were extremely happy that you had a wonderful stay at The Retreat.
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property. Really enjoyed the stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5 star review - we were really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Retreat so much :)
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay, very relaxing with stunning views. Everything need on hand and spotlessly clean. Would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Retreat and thank you for the great review 😊
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Perfect. Everything had been thought of.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, high standards, a gem of a place, would recommend highly.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great review - we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and are hoping to return soon.
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Ames, Iowa

Great cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Talk about a 5 star cottage. This is it! So many places never match the pictures or description given of them. This cottage not only meets those descriptions and pictures but exceeds them. Don't even think about it, just rent this cottage. You won't be disappointed. Thank you very much Lisa.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to get a lovely review from Iowa - thank you and glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Retreat in Scotland!
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Denver, CO

Relaxing coxy retreat

  • 5 of 5

I can't even put to words how quaint and lovely this Retreat House is. Every window has an amazing view. When we were there the weather was rainy but it didn't keep us from adventuring. We took day trips all around Scotland and then nestled in to the cozy cottage at night with a fire, wine and dessert. We are from Colorado, USA and had such an easy time booking with Lisa. She is very helpful and gives you so much good information. Lisa greeted us upon arrival and even let us pick veggies from their garden just down the street. I would highly recommend the Retreat house whether you are wanting to stay inside or adventure outside, its a perfect house.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
KIrkstyle, Dunning
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Exit 10, M90
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Andrew Fairlie's/Gleneagles, Barley Bree, Muthill
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
St Andrews
Car: necessary

This award-winning, luxury 5 star Retreat is in the perfect location for a self-catering holiday cottage in Perthshire, Scotland. The exquisite cottage is reached by private access and is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Trinity Gask Estate with its private woodlands, ponds and fishing beats on the River Earn. With stunning views south over the Strathearn Valley, it is a haven of peace and tranquillity, yet only 10 mins from Auchterarder with its impressive selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. The Retreat is also 15 mins from three of Scotland's top restaurants - fine dining is never far away!

The world famous Gleneagles Hotel Resort is on the doorstep with spectacular golf courses, one of Europe's best spas, equestrian, falconry, shooting and off-road driving schools. Andrew Fairlie's, a 2 star Michelin restaurant with Scotland’s first and only Grand Chef Relais and Chateaux award, is also located at Gleneagles, a 10 minute drive from the Retreat.

Perthshire's largest city, Perth, a pretty market town on the River Tay, is conveniently located only 15 mins away as are the Glenturret Whisky Distillery and Drummond Castle Gardens near Crieff. Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are an easy 30 mins drive from the cottage.

Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and the scenic Highlands are all within an hour of the Retreat.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Perth, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Week 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year week 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

WEEKEND AND WEEK DAY BREAKS AVAILABLE, Rates available on request.

Please note that we have a minimum stay of 2 nights and the minimum rates are as follows:
£295 (for 2 people) midweek,
£345 (for 2 people) weekend

Christmas and New Year week stays - £925 per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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