|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Hot Tub now available !
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.
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.
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
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.
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..
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.
Everything was perfect from start to finish, so peaceful, clean, modern & spacious.
Thought we liked the idea of a wood burner but to be honest, it was far to warm to light it what with the effect of the underfloor heating aswell.
Hot tub was brilliant & straight forward to use. Garage was made available for our motorbike, but the property was so quiet & parking area obscured from any passing traffic that we felt quite safe leaving outside, but a big thanks for the opportunity/offer of its use all the same.
Would not hesitate to book again when planning a break in this area. Very central to many locations yet far enough away from any hustle & bustle. Just a great relaxing holiday destination with beautiful scenery just outside the door.
Best Regards & thanks
Paul & Tina
Thank you for a fantastic short break. What can I say the whole experience was amazing from beginning to end. The cottage was so luxurious, the fittings and finishings inside were a very high standard. Everything you could possibly need is there, the best equipped self catering we have ever been too.
The scenery and surrounding area is just breathtakingly beautiful!! The hot tub was just amazing and the views while in it are perfect!
The icing on the cake had to be the little home baked goodies and hame made jam that sue left for us arriving and to top it all off the log burning stove was so cosy,
We will without a doubt return here and I would highly recommend that everyone should have a relaxing break here!
Thank you phil and sue for making our break extra special.
Beautiful very clean well equipped cottage in gorgeous countryside with exceptional views.Rooms spacious and comfortable log burning stove in lounge which we used (snow during our stay) very cosy at night. Very welcoming owner home made jam and scones on arrival milk water etc in fridge.Lots of information in property maps tourist guides etc. Lots of walks on your doorstep bring - walking boots a must ot fully appreciate the area Nearest reastaurant at Bridge of Cally and Dalmunzie hotel at Spittal of Glenshee. Would highly recommend this property.
Four of us stayed in the old steading at Dalnoid last week and were very impressed with the standard of accommodation. It was absolutely superb, immaculately clean and very well equipped,free internet access is also available.
Added to that the views are wonderful and the location although very peaceful is central for those who want to explore the surrounding small towns.
For the more adventurous there are lots of superb walks and mountains to climb in the vicinity.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this accommodation, and we will definitely be booking it again ourselves.
Wir nutzten die Ferienwohnung als 2 Paare. Die Ausstattung war sehr gut, sodass die Selbstverpflegung kein Problem war. Eingekauft haben wir unterwegs im sehr preiswerten ASDA oder auch mal in Blairgowrie. Wir wanderten viel und starteten dabei im Glenshee (ca. 20 Fahrminuten) oder hinter Braemar (ca. 30). Wir hätten aber auch gleich vom Ferienhaus loswandern können, doch das heben wir uns fürs nächste Mal auf. In Inverness,Edinburgh,Stirling, am Loch Ness,Loch Lomond und Blair Castle waren wir auch. Auch das Braemar Castle war sehr interessant. Wir sind lange nicht alle Touren gewandert! Empfehlen würde ich, am Glenshee visitor centre (10 Fahrmin. Richtung Skigebiet) ein Büchlein mit Touren zu kaufen (ca. 6 BP); auch ein kostenloses Wanderheft mit Touren um das Skigebiet gibts dort. Die Aussicht während der Wandertouren ist atemberaubend! Wir hatten 14 Tage lang super Wetter, nur am letzten Tag regnete es, aber selbst da schafften wir vor dem Regenguss noch die Tour mit dem Sessellift. Am Loch Muik gibt es tolle Touren, die wir uns für das nächste Mal aufhoben (wir sahen tolle Pfade bei unserer vorletzten Wanderung). Wer nach Inverness fährt, sollte unbedingt wie wir rückzu durch die Highlands fahren (einfach Braemar ins Navi eingeben und die Nord-Ost-Route nehmen), denn dort hat man wundervolle Panorama-Aussichten! In Braemar treten auch die Pipers (eine Gruppe Dudelsackspieler) regelmäßig auf, an Aushängen im Ort kann man erfahren, wann). Den schönen Kamin haben wir gar nicht genutzt, weil es so warm war während unseres Aufenthaltes. Die Betten sind sehr gut, weder meine Schwester (sie hat häufig Rückenprobleme) noch ich im anderen Schlafzimmer hatten Probleme beim Schlafen. Alle Zimmer sind stilvoll eingerichtet, mein Mann war besonders von den Kissenbezügen (Schottenmuster mit Knopf) im Wohnzimmer angetan. Auf der Terrasse haben wir häufig gegessen. Verblüfft waren wir, wie spät es dunkel wurde. Man konnte fast die ganze Nacht hindurch zum Berg auf der anderen Seite sehen! Den Schlaf hat das aber absolut nicht gestört :-) Empfehlen würde ich auch, eine Wäscheleine mitzunehmen, falls man vorhat Wäsche zu waschen. Zwar gibt es einen Steh-Wäschetrockner (also nicht die Maschine), aber der war für unsere Handtücher reserviert. Auch die Bäder sind liebevoll eingerichtet. Man wird wie im Hotel mit einer "Erstversorgung" empfangen :-) ES WAR TOLL! Anfahrt: Braemar eingeben ins Navi, von Aberdeen aus kommt man dann erst nach Braemar,von da Richtg.Blairgowrie
Vom 19. Mai - 2. Juni 2013 waren wir mit unseren ein- und dreijährigen Kindern im New Steading Cottage zu Gast.
Eine außergewöhnlich schöne und unvergessliche Zeit!
Selten habe ich erlebt, das Objektbeschreibung und Urlaubserlebnis so genau übereinstimmen.
Für jeden zu empfehlen, der Ruhe & Erholung bei gleichzeitig hohem Komfort im Ferienhaus sucht.
Alles funktionierte tadellos und anfallende Anfragen z.B. nach Elektro-Heizung oder mehr Holz wegen eines zweitägigen Kälteeinbruchs wurden sofort gelöst.
Wir waren jeden Tag viel unterwegs, auch bis Inverness und Aberdeen, und haben uns jeden Abend aufs Heimkommen ins Ferienhaus gefreut.
Wichtig für Schottland-Neulinge:
Von Ende Mai bis Ende Juli ist es sehr hell und sehr lange Tag, so dass lichtempfindliche Menschen schlecht schlafen.
Bei unserem Aufenthalt wurde es nicht vor 22.30 h dunkel, der Himmel im Norden bleibt vom Restlicht durchgehend etwas schimmernd (Zone der hellen Nächte), ab 1.45 h beginnt sich der Himmel leicht orange zu färben und ab 3.30 h ist es Tag.
Wir sind uns sicher, dass sich Gäste aller Art und Altersgruppe in Dalnoid sehr wohlfühlen werden.
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.