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Award-Winning, Top Rated, 5 Star Luxury Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis, Fishing, Golf

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stunning, Deluxe 2 bed/2 bath Rural Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis, Fishing and Golf

This beautiful, super-deluxe 5 star holiday Retreat has it all! Set in the most picturesque Woodland, the stunningly designed Georgian House enjoys a very private location with superb views over the Strathearn Valley. Only 10 minutes from Scotland's Best Restaurant, The Gleneagles Hotel, Spa, Golf Courses and the scenic Scottish Highlands - it's the perfect location for a holiday in Perthshire, Scotland!

To View a VIRTUAL TOUR (video) of this Beautiful Property click on the FACILITIES tab and you will find the link at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy the picturesque setting, wonderful views and sunsets from the sheltered decking area. The perfect place for a BBQ and to take a relaxing soak in the traditional, Swedish-style Hot Tub, as the sun dips down over Ben Vorlich and the Crieff hills in the West.

Guests at the Woodland Retreat also enjoy the use of a lovely Tennis Court and Free Salmon Fishing on the River Earn - all on the doorstep!

'Wow!' is the first word that springs to mind when you step inside this amazing cottage. The beautiful interior has been renovated to the highest speculation and is full of style and character.

The cottage is a superb, Listed example of Georgian architecture. It has been lovingly restored to successfully marry the charm and character of a traditional stone house with the best progressive eco-build practices.

The entire interior has been newly renovated and modernised to incorporate a very large open-plan contemporary living space with solid oak floors and underfloor heating throughout. The ceilings are incredibly high and the unique central sandstone chimney is a striking feature which facilitates the definition of the three living areas in the heart of the cottage.

A stylish, fully equipped kitchen complete with all mod-cons and a Caithness stone worktop leads to the bright, wooden panelled dining area. The large oak table seats 8 comfortably, and offers fantastic South views out into the garden and beyond.

A wonderful atmospheric and cosy Lounge is created around the wood-burner, where comfortable leather sofas are perfect for stretching out on in front of the fire.

Beautiful Georgian windows have shutters and window seats and are the perfect place to enjoy a book or get the binoculars out and study visiting wildlife.

There are two spacious, bright, South-facing Bedrooms:

The Double (en suite) Room is beautifully decorated with an extremely comfortable kingsize bed, made up with crisp Egyptian cotton linen.

Both Bedrooms have more than ample hanging and shelf space and come with hair-dryers.

The En Suite is very light and high-ceilinged with a large Shower and window.

The Twin Room is also high-ceilinged and extremely bright, with windows to both the South and West. There are two twin beds which can be made into a double if necessary.

The Family Bathroom is large and spacious with a generous doubled ended bath, separate walk in shower and is stocked with organic shampoo and soap. The lighting is high-tech; enjoy a romantic candle-lit bath bathed in stunning blue light!

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, 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 57' Smart/HD flat screen TV with a sub-woofer sound system and DVD player. There is a good selection of maps as well as interesting books on Scottish wildlife, history and culture.

Guests at the Woodland Retreat can also enjoy playing tennis on an astro grass tennis court. The court is a short distance from the cottage and has the same stunning views across the Strathearn Valley.

Visitors can enjoy many wonderful walks through private 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.

The Woodland Retreat is also centrally positioned to visit top tourist attractions; The City of Perth, Glenturret whisky distillery, Drummond Castle Gardens and Crieff are only 15mins from the cottage. Scone Palace, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are all easily accessible in under 30mins as is Loch Tay and the Scottish Highlands.

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


More Details

Lisa Roberts
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Lisa Roberts

Lisa Roberts owns and manages the Woodland 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 Woodland Retreat is their second holiday property on the Estate, both properties are 5 star, award-winning and top-rated in the area. 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 Retreats have 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 2014

Why Lisa Roberts chose Perthshire

The Woodland Retreat is the quintessential 'Hansel and Gretel' cottage in the most perfect location for a holiday in Scotland - a very romantic, private haven of peace and tranquillity with stunning views and yet only 10 mins from local shops/restaurants and amenities as well as the Gleneagles Resort Hotel.

Golf is always nearby, from the world-famous Gleneagles courses (10 mins) to the local courses in Auchterarder and Crieff.

The Scenic Highlands are on the doorstep and the cultural centres of Edinburgh and Glasgow are within an hour.

What makes this cottage unique

The Woodland Retreat is a fine example of listed Georgian architecture, guests have the unique opportunity to holiday in a beautiful historic house (with a 'wow' interior!) . The location is equally superb: 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.

Beautiful walks, a tennis court and free fishing on the River Earn are all on the doorstep.

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Auchterarder in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En Suite Shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , High-ceilinged, bright shower room with large window
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Spacious with double-ended Bath, Shower and mood lighting
  • One En Suite Shower Room and one spacious Family Bathroom with large double ended bath and separate shower. Complete with fresh towels, soap and shampoo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , One Double Room with En Suite Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be put togather to make a double bed
  • Two Beautiful bright bedrooms with comfortable beds made up in Egyptian cotton linen. South views to garden and beyond. One Double Room with En Suite Shower and one Twin Bedroom with large Family Bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The Woodland Retreat has it all - a beautiful rural setting with stunning views to enjoy Scotland's wonderful landscape. There is a fabulous Swedish style (wood burning) wooden hot tub from which to enjoy spectacular views over the West hills. Tennis and Fishing on the River Earn is also on the doorstep. Only 20 mins to access numerous, top quality golf courses, local amenities and tourist destinations. The capital city of Edinburgh and Glasgow with superb Cultural facilities are both within an hour's drive of the cottage.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Award-Winning, Top Rated, 5 Star Luxury Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis, Fishing, Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Luxurious and amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 nights in December and it was amazing! As soon as we arrived, there was a basket of wine, chocolates and essentials, the Christmas lights were on and the hot tub was heating up - ready for us to use. It is in a great area and so peaceful to be away from all the noise. The house is spotless, warm and cosy - even when we arrived in the cold December weather. Lisa and the staff are very helpful and just a phone call away for help. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Woodland Retreat and will look forward to welcoming you back.
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First visit to Scotland

  • 5 of 5

Lovely rural location. Surrounded by woodland. Beautifully restored and with a hot tub and log burner ideal for a relaxing stay

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Scotland and loved the Woodland Retreat.
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Fantastic luxury getaway in the country.

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately presented open plan layout, spacious grounds with local woodland walks, spa style feel with wood fired hot tub. We spent a relaxing long weekend here and it couldn't have been more idyllic. The house itself is very well equipped for you to do your own cooking with some excellent local shops nearby (or some local restaurants nearby if you don't fancy staying in); there's plenty of firewood for both wood burning stove and hot tub; extra bird food for the feeders; shampoo/soaps in every shower/bathroom; wifi and the ability to connect your bluetooth device to the sound system for some music. The place is very clean and feels warm without ever feeling stuffy and you can adjust the lighting to suit whatever mood! The owners are also very helpful and friendly. We will definitely return, hopefully sooner than later. Phil & Maria

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Phil and Maria! We were really pleased to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back soon. All the best from Trinity Gask!
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property from the 3rd to 6th March 2017. The cottage is set in a beautiful location and you will want for nothing. Log burning fire, hottub, comfortable beds, makes this a great romantic or family break. Welcome pack of bread, jam, butter, coffee and stocked cupboards with all essentials is a nice touch by the owners. Lisa was very helpful with our booking and was also on hand to give us ideas of what to do in the area. I would have no problem as recommending this property as 5 * and trust anyone who stays will enjoy themselves as much as we did.

Many thanks

Colin, Emma and Emily

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review - we were so pleased that you enjoyed your break away and managed to get some time fishing on the River Earn. All the best, Lisa
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  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying at The Woodland Retreat and the cottage was every bit as wonderful as we'd remembered!

The cottage has been finished to a high standard and was spotlessly clean on arrival. The wood fire was lit and the hot tub warming up, the welcome pack of goodies were very much appreciated after a long drive too.

The Woodland Retreat is spacious but cosy and is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay making it the perfect home from home. The location is just fantastic too, so peaceful and quiet with the woodland behind and a view of the mountains to the front, you really do feel away from it all

Thanks Lisa and Jamie for being such fantastic hosts, you'll see us again very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - it is always our pleasure to welcome you back!
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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The 4 of us had a wonderful 3 night break at Woodland Retreat. Lisa and Jamie couldn't do enough for us, even down to dropping off a missed ingredient for dinner! We especially loved the comfortable beds and pillows and the warm welcome we received. We would highly recommend the Woodland Retreat - the only down point was that it wasn't long enough for us! Looking forward to another visit soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
The Kirkstyle, Dunning
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
M90 exit 10
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Andrew Fairlie's/Gleneagles, Barley Bree/Muthill
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Glen Shee
Nearest Beach
56 Kilometres
St Andrews
Car: recommended

The Woodland Retreat is a top-rated, 5 star/deluxe property in a fabulous location for any self-catering holiday in Perthshire, Scotland.

Golf, Tennis, Fishing and tourist trails are all on the doorstep.

It is accredited with being the most picturesque and best located holiday cottage in the area.

This truly beautiful, newly renovated, listed Georgian cottage is set back off the road in acres of wonderful, mature woodland. It is the quintessential 'Hansel and Gretel' cottage, reached by private access and 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, where a great variety of birds, red squirrels and deer can be regularly seen.

Guests at the Woodland Retreat are able to enjoy the use of a new astro tennis court which is located close to the cottage and also benefit from free access to three beats on the River Earn (a short distance from the cottage door).

Conveniently located only 10 mins from a selection of Golf courses and Auchterarder with its impressive selection of shops, cafes and restaurants, The Woodland Retreat is also within 15 minutes drive of three of Scotland's top restaurants - a very special dinner is never far away!

The world famous Gleneagles Hotel Resort (2014 Ryder Cup venue) 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 Woodland 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 minute drive from the cottage.

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Auchterarder, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Week 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year Week 2017
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

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,
£365 (for 2 people) weekend


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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