Butterstone near Dunkeld, Scotland (Ref. 10725)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Dunkeld 6 miles. Formerly the shooting lodge of the Duke of Atholl, this marvellous property occupies a spectacular hillside position in Butterstone, with open views over rural Perthshire, and offers everything for the outdoor sports enthusiast. Built in the late 19th century, this Dunkeld holiday cottage combines the ideal location with a vast range of activities on offer locally. The area is a paradise for walkers, with fantastic scenery from the doorstep, and a rich variety of wildlife. This Dunkeld holiday home also provides easy access to 29 golf courses across Perthshire, often generally quiet even in summer, to challenge beginners and experts alike. Some of the most excellent shooting and stalking can be arranged via the owner, or spend time by the private loch on the moor. Boasting eight bedrooms, all either double or twin, this Dunkeld holiday home offers the ideal base for exploring this beautiful region. With a fully equipped kitchen allowing catering for 16 guests and a separate dining room which provides stylish entertaining, this Dunkeld holiday home also contains a spacious sitting room with an open fire looking out over glorious Perthshire scenery. There is a lawned garden at this Dunkeld shooting lodge, where you can sit and relax with a refreshing dram after a day in the spectacular countryside. For the thrill-seekers in the party, why not book an off road driving session at the Land Rover Scotland Experience, just 1.5 miles from the cottage? The towns of Dunkeld (6 miles), Blairgowrie (10 miles), Pitlochry (17 miles) and Perth (18 miles) are well worth a visit, as is the dramatic Loch Tay with excellent walking on the surrounding hills. A wonderful Scottish holiday home, with absolutely everything that you could wish for from an outdoor pursuits holiday.


Eight bedrooms: 2 x double, 6 x twin (5 x zip/link, can be double on request). Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. 2 x shower room with shower. Basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Utility/food store. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire. Drying room. Lockable gun cupboards.


Electric heating with open fire in sitting room. Gas oven and hob, 2 x fridges, 2 x freezers, ice making machine, washing machine, 2 x tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 10 cars. Lawned garden to rear with garden furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (July to Jan only). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 miles. Note: No dogs permitted February, March, April, May or June due to lambing. Note: Strictly no cats. Note: Shooting/stalking available on estate at additional charge by prior arrangement with owner. Note: Due to the location, a suitable vehicle will be required in icy/snowy conditions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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Guest Reviews


    • “Great for a Crowd”
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    • “We loved staying at the Riechip in Dunkeld! It was perfect for our group of 15 (adults and teens). We loved the big lounge (sitting room) and the large kitchen and dining room. Also, the property has amazing views and its own loch for fishing. We wished we had more time to stay and hope to visit again someday. Everyone in our party loved the house!”

    PandMinDC, Washington, DC, August 2012


    • “What a lovely welcoming house, perfect for a large party. We had everything we needed with plenty of room for everyone. Had beautiful views. The owner and the farmer who looks after the house were most helpful. We had a wonderful weekend and we would highly recommend this property. We will definitely be back!”

    Mrs Turnbull, Wishaw, March 2015

    • “We all had a lovely family holiday weekend. The grandchildren (all 9 of them) had a great time in the house playing hide and seek and other such games - it was very spacious. As the weather was good, we had plenty of walks and the little ones loved to watch the sheep. One of my sons-in law looked after the fire and made the lounge very comfortable in the evenings. We explored the area and all in all a good time was had by all.”

    Mrs Mckay, Carnoustie, February 2015

    • “Peaceful, quiet and the views are amazing. First rate.”

    Mr Hussey, Uckfield, October 2014

    • “Where to start? The property is fabulous. It is spacious and excellently equipped. It is perfectly located to allow for that feeling of splendid isolation whilst also being a short drive to all the facilities in the nearby towns and villages. For all us city dwellers, Riechip offers a chance to relax in beautiful countryside and explore the surrounds at our leisure. Each morning, views from the windows took our breath away. Each night, the log fire and grand lounge area led to fantastically relaxed evenings. Will be back for more!!”

    Dr Bowles, Leeds, January 2014

    • “The open fire was great. Lovely big dining room table and chairs. Well equipped kitchen. Very comfortable. Enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with all my family.”

    Mrs Skinner, Ilfracombe, December 2013

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About the location


Blairgowrie 12 miles; Pitlochry 13 miles; Perth 14 miles.

The River Tay flows through the small town of Dunkeld and there are plenty of places to enjoy the views, either from the cathedral gardens or from the Taybank bar where you might be lucky enough to hear some impromptu music performed. The town itself dates from the 9th century and boasts a wealth of history from the Dark and Middle Ages to more recent history with Thomas Telford’s bridge over the Tay. The forests surrounding Dunkeld and nearby Birnam are known as Perthshire Big Tree Country and are celebrated in Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play”. The Hermitage is a National Trust site of beautiful forest which contains Ossian’s Hall of Mirrors, a folly built as a tribute to the 3rd century blind poet Ossian on a rocky outcrop near the Black Linn waterfalls. With the Loch Of The Lowes nature Reserve nearby and also the Victorian village of Birnam with its famous Birnam Oak and a Beatrix Potter exhibition marking her regular visits to the village, this area is one of the most spectacular and varied in Scotland and well worth a visit.