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Luxury cottages in Glenshee~ hot tubs~logburners~wifi~mountain views~sleep 2/5 - The Groose Hoose (New Steading Cottage)

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



The Groose Hoose (New Steading Cottage)

Beautiful cottage with hot-tub, wood-burner, underfloor heating, free wifi & pets welcome

New Steading Cottage is a single storey cottage, with a large open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area, oak flooring throughout and underfloor heating. With large patio doors onto a decking area, and garden with Hot Tub with Easterly views over mountains, fields and rivers. The cottage has a log-burning stove in the lounge.

The cottage is well equipped including DVD, Sky freesat, CD/MP3 stereo, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave.

There is a king-sized master bedroom, with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and family bathroom with bath and shower over.

A large decking area leads down onto a private garden with hot tub. Children and pets are welcome.

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About the property

Dalnoid Holiday Cottages

Dalnoid Holiday Cottages are situated on 6 acres of grounds on the hillside in Glenshee. We have 4 properties - 1 luxury 'tree-house' and 3 cottages. All have been built or renovated to a high standard to ensure our guests can enjoy the modern, spacious and comfortable accommodation.

All 4 cottages have their own private hot-tubs in the gardens.

The Glenshee Treehouse is something truly special and perfect for a honeymoon, special birthday or anniversary, or just to treat yourselves. Situated on an elevated platform, with a back-drop of majestic pine trees, the Treehouse sleeps 2, with a super-king size double bed, luxury bathroom with walk-in shower and his'n'hers basins, modern kitchen including washer-dryer, oven & hob, fridge freezer, wine cooler, coffee machine and breakfast bar. The main living space enjoys floor to ceiling windows taking in a full 180 deg panoramic view of mountains, rivers and forest which can be enjoyed from the swivel armchairs, or the dining area. A wood-burning stove and the modern radiators will help to keep you cosy in winter, or open the patio doors and venture out onto the cantilevered deck to truly see the outstanding views and enjoy the hot-tub.

New and Old Steading Cottages each sleep 4 (with additional space for a put-u-up bed or cot for larger families). Both cottages have large floor to ceiling windows in the lounge, with stunning views overlooking mountains and rivers, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of the lounge or the outside private decking area and garden. There is underfloor heating throughout these cottages, powered by ground-source heat pumps, as well as a log-burning stove in the lounge - we provide free logs.

These cottages each have a master bedroom with a king-size double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers bedside tables, armchair, radio alarm clock. The master bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms, with shower, WC and washbasin.

The twin bedrooms have 2 single beds, with large wardrobe/cupboards, bedside tables and radio alarm clock.

The family bathrooms have a full-sized bath with shower over, WC and washbasin.

The large open-plan living/dining/kitchen areas have 2 sofas, coffee tables, sideboard, TV (Sky Freesat), DVD player, dining table and 4 chairs (the table will extend and we can provide additional chairs if you need extra dining capacity to seat 8.

The kitchen is well equipped with double oven (LPG), dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge-freezer. There are a good range of crockery, cutlery and glasses (8 settings), as well as serving dishes and equipment.

Outside the patio doors, there is a secure private decking area and lawned garden with hot tubs.

SMIDDY COTTAGE is a detached stone-built cottage that used to be the blacksmiths and sleeps 4 people.

There is a king-size double bedroom and a twin bedroom, each with a large built-in wardrobe, bedside tables, chair, mirrors etc.

The family bathroom has a bath and separate shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

The open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area has large windows to the south and east to enjoy the river and mountain views. The cottage has an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and plenty of crockery, dishes etc.

The lounge has a sofa and armchair, TV with DVD and Sky freesat.

Smiddy Cottage is surrounded by a fully fenced garden, mainly laid to lawn, with hot tub and seating outside.

Heating and water are via an oil-fired central heating system, with radiators in each room, as well as a wood-burning stove in the lounge.

Pets and children are very welcome in New Steading, Old Steading and Smiddy Cottages. We can provide secure storage for bikes as well as an outside area for washing them down.

Free WiFi is available in all of our cottages.

There is a large parking area, for up to 8 cars next to the cottages, away from the main road.

Dalnoid is perfectly situated for exploring the area. Royal Deeside, Cairngorms National Park, the Angus Glens, Pitlochry, Dunkeld and Aberfeldy are all within 1 hour's drive and Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness are all within 2 hours.

Being on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, the surrounding countryside is stunning and home to much of Scotland's rarer breeds of wildlife - from red squirrels, deer, capercaillies and golden eagles.

Dalnoid is well positioned for general sightseeing, with Balmoral Castle, Glamis Castle, Scone Palace and Blair Castle all within an hour's drive.

The popular tourist town of Pitlochry, with its Festival Theatre, autumn light show in the Enchanted Forest, Edradour and Blair Atholl distilleries is only 30 minutes away across Moulin Moor.

For those that enjoy shopping, as well as the major Scottish cities that are available for a day trip, a drive over to House of Bruar (45 mins away) is a must. A unique shopping experience for Ladieswear, Menswear, Cashmere and Knitwear, Country Living, Fishing, Gallery, Food Hall and Restaurant. For something closer to home, we also now run the Wee House of Glenshee 1 mile from Dalnoid, and stock a wide range of gifts and crafts, as well as a tea room and small visitor centre.

For those that want to explore further, Aviemore, Grantown on Spey, Tomintoul, Banchory and Aboyne are all easily reached in under 2 hours, travelling on very scenic routes through the Cairngorms National Park.

Dalnoid is surrounded by stunning countryside, with great walks ranging from gentle loch-side strolls to Scotland's Munroes. The Linn of Dee near Braemar and The Hermitage near Dunkeld are popular spots, for more gentle walks in stunning surroundings.

In the winter we are only 20 mins from the Glenshee ski slopes, which in the summer are transformed into a mountain biking track. For keen skiers, the Lecht ski centre (between Royal Deeside and Tomintoul) and Cairngorm ski centre near Aviemore, are also both accessible as a day trip from Dalnoid.

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Sue Smith
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

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16 August, 2018

About Sue Smith

Philip and Sue moved to Glenshee in 2006, after working in London for many years. Philip grew up in Scotland and skied regularly in Glenshee, so knew the area, and Dalnoid specifically.

Sue Smith purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Sue Smith chose Blairgowrie

We bought Dalnoid in 2006 after falling in love with the stunning views and have transformed it from derelict buildings, into much sought-after holiday accommodation.

From the first day we visited we knew how we wanted it all to look and how we would operate. After many months of hard work, we opened New Steading Cottage in 2008 and have enjoyed greeting our guests ever since, with many returning year after year.

In 2014 we had the idea to build a 'treehouse' in the field to the North. Build started at the end of 2015 and we opened to our first guests in September 2016.

What makes this cottage unique

We have had many self-catering holidays ourselves and are so often disappointed when we arrive, that the little things haven't been thought about - whether its a lack of coat hangers in the wardrobes, a desperate lack of suitable equipment in the kitchen, or a feeling that we need to clean the cottage before we can stay in it. So we have tried to ensure that at Dalnoid we've thought of everything:

- our cleaning standards are very high and always checked by us

- we don't charge for any extras - so electricity, gas, logs, bedding, towels, hot-tubs, wifi are all included in the price you pay

- you'll find a few home-made goodies in the kitchen when you arrive (depending on what Sue has been cooking that week), as well as milk in the fridge, everything you'll need for a first cuppa and all of the basics you'd have at home (cling film, tin foil, plastic bags, kitchen roll, salt & pepper, oil etc)

- We've included everything we can think of in the kitchen (but if you think of something else, just make a note in the visitor book and we'll see what we can do), including a Scottish porridge spurtle!

- there are at least 25 coat hangers in each wardrobe

- there are lambswool blankets and hot water bottles in the bedrooms, for those that like to be extra warm at night

- there are soap dispensers at all of the sinks (including the kitchen), as well as a range of Scottish toiletries in the bathroom

- there are plenty of tablets for the dishwasher and washing machine and toilet rolls in the bathrooms

- there are a good supply of books and games in the cupboard, including a box full of toys in the twin bedroom

- there are sledges (and snow shovels) for the winter months

- there are BBQs and comfy garden seating for summer months

We try to ensure that our guests arrive and are pleased with what they see and they've not had to pack the kitchen sink to enjoy their holiday..

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had our 3 & 8 year olds and they have loved every minute, especially the sledges you provided. Loved the welcome pack from your kitchen. Absolutely stunning! We will be coming back.
Dec 2011
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Available Rentals

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All rental prices include fuel, heating, logs, towels, bedding, wifi & own hot-tub

Prices based on start date of holiday.

£150 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. Deposit and balance payments can be made by debit/credit card, direct bank transfer or cheque.

Short breaks available all year. 1-4 nights charged at ⅔ weekly rate


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

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • In addition to underfloor heating, both bathrooms also have electric towel warmers. The family bathroom has grab rails fitted for the toilet and bath/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cot/child bed can be included by arrangement
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Cot/child bed can be included by arrangement
  • The king-size double has an en-suite shower room. All bedrooms are spacious, and can accommodate a cot or additional 'put-you up' bed in them.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
As well as a warm welcome from us, you will also find a small welcome pack of goodies to help you settle in. This will include milk in the fridge and some home-made baking and preserves.


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The Groose Hoose (New Steading Cottage)
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Clean, comfortable with added touches to make it just that bit more special

  • 5 of 5

Really pleased with the property and surrounding area. Great for families or couples. High standard accommodation. Although a few properties on site we were never disturbed and had privacy. Lots of things to do nearby. Owners friendly and helpful . Would definitely stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Plenty space for us and our 2 children. Lovely and clean with a nicely stocked kitchen meaning we could cook al our meals no bother. Loved having the hot tub and enjoyed a couple of fires in the wood burner. We took Risk with us and spent a lot of time playing that and some of the other games from the cupboard.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Fantastic !!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wee had such a lovely time wee had spent 10yrs abroad and this holiday definitely beat it. The cottage was lovely everything wee could have wanted the owners supplied everything and more than you could ask for even down to cotton buds and nail files will definitely be going again thanks .

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing spacious cottage with great attention to details !

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb cottage , very high standard of accommodation , very clean , great hot tub, our dog loved the secured garden , great location , we will be back again! Very large for a 4 bed cottage

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Stunning Cottage with the best views.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and maintained cottage in the middle of the rolling mountains. Secluded, spacious and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Log burning fire was lovely and hot tub was just perfect for sipping wine and looking at the hills and scenery. Highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Fantastic cottage in an amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well equipped cottage. Very clean with no issues at all. Loved the hot tub and the long burning fire. Sue and Philip great hosts. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bridge of Cally / Kirkmichael
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Dalmunzie / Blairgowrie / Rosemount / Alyth
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
A9 / M90 Perth
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Dalmunzie / Bridge of Cally / Kirkmichael
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Glenshee Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
St Andrews
Car: necessary

Glenshee, Perthshire is ideally situated for a quiet and scenic holiday. With stunning mountains and quiet roads, Glenshee is the perfect location whether you want to enjoy the outdoors, go out touring, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. Glenshee Ski Centre is only 20 minutes drive away.

Dalnoid Holiday Cottages in Glenshee are ideally situated for walking, cycling and climbing, with the Cateran Trail (a 64 mile circular walking route) just 3 kms from the cottages. Within an hour's drive there are a multitude of Scottish castles and places to visit including: Balmoral, Glamis and Blair Castle, Scone Palace, Royal Deeside, Cairngorms National Park, Angus Glens, Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Blair Athol. The cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness are all within 2 hours drive.

Other Activities: Country sports

Golf: There are a number of golf courses within 30 mins drive of Dalnoid. Choose from:

Dalmunzie (Spittal of Glenshee) - one of the highest golf courses in Britain

The Lansdowne Championship Course (Blairgowrie) - host of major PGA and SGU events

The Rosemount Course (Blairgowrie) venue of Greg Norman's first European tour victory

The Wee Course (Blairgowrie) - a challenging par 32, 9 hole course

Alyth Golf Club

Strathmore Golf Course (nr Alyth)

And St Andrews and Gleneagles are both within 1.5 hours of Dalnoid

Ski: Dalnoid is just 20 mins from the Glenshee Ski centre - Scotland's largest ski area, with easy access on the main A93. We are happy to advise on ski hire and lessons to make your ski holiday as enjoyable as possible.