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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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

Property Manager
Lisa Roberts
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

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 Perth

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 Perth in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 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.


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Award-Winning, Top Rated, 5 Star Luxury Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis, Fishing, Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews

Excellent property, stunning location, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The property is set in its own grounds overlooking some stunning views and nestled in a woodland area. Very tranquil and a lovely location for a perfect getaway. The owners were incredibly friendly and couldn't do enough to help make the stay special. The attention to detail with regard to ensuring that the property was adequately equipped was second to none. The property has been painstakingly restored to a high standard with underfloor heating and period style double glazing. The facilities are excellent including the wood burning hot tub. The location is perfect for sightseeing. Just over 10 minutes to the nearest supermarket and within short reach of some of the most picturesque places in Scotland. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a special time away which will create many wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review - thank you so much! We are delighted to hear how highly you rate the Woodland Retreat and how much you enjoyed your stay :)
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Gorgeous getaway from it all retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the attention to detail , everything you need and more is here thanks to Lisa and Jamie. there was a wonderful welcome hamper of all the things you would use. Lisa popped over to us from her farm, some chillies, apples and a marrow. We also had flapjacks , milk and butter in the fridge. The views from the retreat are wonderful, we were also lucky enough to see some red squirrels. We would love to stay again very soon.

Oh and the hot tub was fun too!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review - it always makes us so happy to hear how much people enjoy their stays at the Woodland Retreat :) it would be a pleasure to welcome you back sometime soon!
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Wonderful cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 3 nights at The Woodland Retreat while traveling through Scotland with friends. Our experience was outstanding. The cottage is beautiful, immaculate and amazingly well equipped, with wonderful views of rolling farmland. The owners, Lisa and Jamie, could not have been more charming. They've thought of everything possible to make their guests comfortable.

Our only regret was that we hadn't booked this house for longer. Had we realized how convenient its location is in the center of Scotland, we would have used The Woodland Retreat as a home base for at least a week as day trips to almost anywhere are fairly easy. And, we'd have had more time to enjoy relaxing in the comfort of this lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so, so much for the fabulous review! We were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Woodland Retreat.
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Eagle Creek, Oregon

Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Amazingly built and appointed cottage. Exceptionally hosted. Quiet rural setting filled with wildlife. Could not ask for a better location to explore Central Scotland and Highlands yet allow for retuning each day to all the comforts of home. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great recommendation! It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family from Oregon and we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Woodland Retreat so much !
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Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Woodland Retreat. My sister and I were born in the Auchterarder area and love coming back to visit. The Woodland Retreat is the best property that we have found in the area. It is an immaculate 5 star property in a very private location with lovely big beech trees and great views. The house is beautiful inside and Lisa, the owner, has though of everything that you could wish for down to fluffy bathrobes and slippers! The garden is large and sheltered and is a brilliant place to see the sun setting and spot all sorts of different birds whilst having a morning coffee (from the fab nespresso machine) or a glass of wine in the evening.. total relaxation!

We went on great walks through the woodlands to the Roman Signal stations and also enjoyed our walk along the banks of the river Earn where we saw swans, lots of different types of duck and geese. There is a great tennis court close by (racquets and balls are supplied) and it has an amazing view over Strathearn. Three grazing horses and fancy chickens in the surrounding paddock added to the rural idyll! There is a great local farm shop and a good choice of restaurants so The Woodland is definitely a 10 out of 10 for us. We always have the best time and are already booked in for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - thank you! We always enjoy welcoming you back to your "calf" country and are always so pleased to hear how much you enjoy your stays.
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Totally Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute weekend break, we were looking for somewhere peaceful to recharge our batteries with nice walks or just to chill out and we certainly found a "gem". We received an amazing welcome from Lisa and Jamie and their cottage is stunning. The fire was lit for us arriving and they also provide essentials to help get you started which is a lovely touch. Everything you need is here and at a very high standard. I can't speak highly enough of a great location and facilities - a proper home from home! We weren't very lucky with the Scottish weather but it certainly gave us an excuse to snuggle up next to the fire and watch a few great movies that were supplied. The hot tub took a little practice of how long to heat up, but sitting in it was worth it. Thank you so much for a great stay - we will be back

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your weekend away - delighted that you were able to chill out, relax and recharge your batteries! We will look forward to welcoming you back again.
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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 Perth, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Week 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year Week 2018
30 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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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