Accommodation for up to 16 people
 

Exploring Perthshire

Have a look at 'explore highland perthshire' - www.explorescotland.net and www.highlandperthshire.com

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES :

Walking - The range of walking routes is immense, anything from an easy stroll to the River Tay or Caputh Hill or a 1 hour walk along awesome riverbank to Dunkeld. There is also The Hermitage where there are very large Douglas Fir trees (some of the largest in Britain at 65 metres), with a tremendous waterfall at Ossian's hall. There are many river and loch walks and it's a 1 hour drive to The Cairngorms for something more extreme!

Mountain Biking - Excellent mountain biking with mile upon mile of local trails, much of it "singletrack" - all very accessible and close by! We have experienced MTB all over the world, but rate this as one of the best areas. Contact us for advice on where to go for all the hidden trails!

Highland Safaris - Offer a unique range of 'safari' products in breathtaking scenery. New during 2011 was their BikeTRAX - a purpose built MTB skills loop (www.highlandsafaris.net)

Fishing - Salmon & Trout fishing are available on The River Tay - Trout permits available in Dunkeld, please contact us to ask about salmon fishing. Loch fishing also available locally at Butterstone Loch - see www.butterstonelochfishings.co.uk

Bird Watching - Scottish Wildlife Trust owned Loch of The Lowes visitor centre has a world famous Osprey - 'Lady' - she has arrived for an astounding 26th year in Perthshire and has 2 eggs to protect this year (she has laid an amazing 66 eggs in her lifetime!) and is only a 10 min drive. The vast variety of landscape & habitats in the area allows for a huge variety of bird life including Eagles, Red Kites and Capercaillie - contact us for more information.

Wildlife - this area is wonderful for many different types of wildlife and includes Pine Martins just outside the village, as well as Red Squirrels, Otters and many types of Deer.

Golf - Dunkeld 18 hole course 10 mins drive - visitors welcome. Courses also at Blairgowrie, Pitlochry, Strathtay, Scone

White Water Rafting, Paint-balling, Quad biking - Nae Limits, Ballinluig, 15 mins drive 0845 178 177 www.naelimits.co.uk
4x4 driving - The Land Rover Experience, Dunkeld Hilton 10 mins
Clay Pigeon Shooting - Dunkeld Hilton
Highland Offroad - an exceptional off road driving experience
Scottish Quads - Scotland's Premier Quad Biking venue. www.scottishquads.co.uk

Ski-ing at Glenshee - 40 mins away when the weather allows

 

SIGHTSEEING:

Castles & Palaces - Scone Palace, Glamis Castle, Blair Castle, Drummond Castle, Castle Menzies all within an hour's drive
Distilleries - Glenturret, Aberfeldy, Edradour, Dalwhinnie
Historic Towns - Dunkeld 10 mins drive, Pitlochry 25 mins drive, Aberfeldy 40 mins drive

 

EATING & DRINKING:

Shopping for Self-Catering:
Local shops - NISA in Murthly (1 mile) open daily 6am-8pm, Dunkeld has a fantastic butcher, salmon smokehouse & deli. There is a permanent small farmers market shop in Blairgowrie which sells local, in season produce.

House of Bruar on A9 north of Blair Athol (40 mins) - fantastic food hall

Supermarkets - 24 hour Tescos in Perth (A9 exit for Football stadium) & Blairgowrie

Eating out:
Meikelour Hotel, Meikelour - good pub restaurant with lovely garden - on Blairgowrie Road and 10 mins drive
Stewart Tower ice ream parlour, Bankfoot Road - 10 mins drive
Birnam Institute Café - good coffees and home baking
Bankfoot Inn Bankfoot, 4 miles south. Excellent pub food and friendly welcome - live music on Wednesday evenings

 

THE ARTS:

Pitlochry Theatre and Birnam Arts & Conference Centre have a varierty of events throughout the year.