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Butterstone near Dunkeld, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place for 15/16 people, amazing views."

    Nice and clean.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2024

  • "The location, space and configuration is excellent but the house is at the tipping point where it really needs some care and attention given to it."

    Perhaps we were one of the first groups in the property this year, hence it was bitterly cold throughout and took some considerable time to heat up. We had no hot showers on one day but a plumber was arranged to call and fixed it for the second and third days of our stay.

    Reviewed by George2.5Mar 2024

  • "Great property and lovely location."

    We have stayed here many times over the years and really enjoyed the facilities, the peace and the outstanding beauty of the area. This year we had a problem with the plumbing which meant that we had either scolding hot water or freezing cold water from the Tuesday to the Saturday. A plumber was called but was not able to resolve the problem which was disappointing.

    Reviewed by Antoinette3.4Feb 2024

  • "Better information on trash disposal and recycling would help."

    We had to pick up some of the procedures from the locals.

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Oct 2023

  • "Great property suited our group."

    Quite remote. Big kitchen and dinning room. Not 5 star but not listed as.felt very relaxed there

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "This property was perfect for our group: plenty of space and the views are stunning."

    The kitchen was really well equipped and the dining room was big enough to seat everyone for dinner. The house was clean and there were good instructions prior to our stay about collecting keys etc. The only issue was the shower in the main bathroom did not work and there is not a secure garden for dogs- the area backs on to a fenced off sheep field. Overall, we would recommend this property for a large group of people who want to go out and explore the surrounding area. It is not fancy but has a country style feel to it and perfect for cosy nights in front of the fire.

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Oct 2021

  • "We booked Riechip around 4 months ago after our original booking for another property was cancelled."

    We realised when we booked Riechip that it was a Hunting Lodge and not luxurious accommodation with many facilities, which was reflected in the price so our expectations were not high. In the end Riechip slightly exceeded expectations. We had 14 adults and 2 infants so both the dining room and the living room were more than big enough for our gatherings. With 3 showers and 3 WCs there was never any conflict. Some of the rooms had hand basins. The kitchen was big enough to allow cooking for 14 and there were more than sufficient plates and glasses etc. Having 2 fridges, 2 freezers and 2 dishwashers was definitely a bonus. The view from the lounge was spectacular. Overall Riechip was comfortable but some of the decor, furniture and facilities were getting a little tired. If like us you do not have high expectations you can have a great holiday here, particularly if you have a large party, with the ability to sit out front and admire the view or to travel further up the hill to the isolated loch on the moor. In summary we had a great holiday and if looking for a large property competitively priced, to get away from it all, in future we would certainly consider Riechip.

    Reviewed by Ken3.1Sep 2021

  • "Super spot up there in stunning Perthshire."

    We had a superb time.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very disappointed with this booking and our stay at Riechip Lodge."

    We found the house to be dirty and uncared for. Bathrooms were mouldy and only one shower was functional on arrival (not enough for 10 people). Upholstery was tired, ripped and stained. Carpets were worn and a waterfall appeared in the porch when it rained, soaking the carpet beneath. The dining room looked very different to the photograph in the Sykes advertisement - the house had a "youth hostel" feel to it rather than that of a shooting lodge. Whilst the scenery round about is absolutely stunning, we would not recommend booking this property and feel the ad was very misleading.

    Reviewed by Debbie1.9Aug 2021

  • "Great stay."

    Another booking fell through but the guys fron sykes were pretty good at sorting it out. Suggested this one. I'm so please the other one cancelled. This was just great, had everything there that we needed, was so comfortable, quiet and a really great time away. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2020

  • "WiFi did not work for the entire week - notified on first day One shower was ..."

    WiFi did not work for the entire week - notified on first day One shower was impossible to control (too hot) Having to pay £5 for table tennis facility was ridiculous (why not include in price) Kettle did not work properly

    Reviewed by David3.8Aug 2020

  • "Excellent setting with stunning views."

    Lots of deer about. Interaction with the owners was perfect - friendly and knowledgeable. The location is great for walking and outdoor activities. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jan 2020

  • "The house was great for a large number."

    Lots of kitchen equipment with everything you could need.Plenty glassware .... our own bar ! The open fire was great and supplies of fuel excellent . Owner visited several times to check everything was ok. Position isolated but beautiful and views lovely. Lots of walks from the door. Bedrooms fine and bathrooms although dated the showers had great pressure. Only downside the creaky floorboards upstairs!

    Reviewed by Morag4.4Dec 2019

  • "Lovely house in an amazing setting."

    Some areas a bit dated but good value for money

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.1Dec 2019

  • "We found the property to be in an excellent location - up a mountain - with wonderful views, the property was in a great location for touring with everything we could hope for, being a group of 10 men on a golfing holiday."

    You will be pleased to note that we are having our trip next year in Ireland and I have already booked and paid for Errit in County Roscommon Ref.915995. Still a discount is always appreciated

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent place with a brilliant kitchen to work in with large catering pots and ..."

    Excellent place with a brilliant kitchen to work in with large catering pots and pans what you need when catering for large numbers Brilliant views and only 45 mins from the Cairngorms mountains

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great kitchen for cooking and lovely livingroom."

    Reviewed by Juliet3.8Mar 2019

  • "Fantastische ligging van de lodge."

    Rust. Je hebt uitzicht op n meer. Het wild komt langs alsof je in een dierentuin zit

    Reviewed by Pierre4.1Jun 2018

  • "The Hunting Lodge 'Reichip' exceeded our expectations."

    Location of the Lodge itself is on top of a hill with breathtaking views all around stretching far below. The 8 bedrooms are all very comfortable , well decorated and very clean. There is a large dining room as well as a large and very comfortable lounge area both with beautiful views. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything one could wish for to cater to a large number of guests. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The local village of Dunkeld is about a 10-12 minutes ride away with a local butchers, bakery and a small supermarket, ample for your needs. Enjoyed our relaxing week in Reichip! I must also mention that the owner went out of his way to answer any queries we had, even calling us while he was away abroad. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Abid5.0Apr 2018

  • "Really comfortable house at a lovely location."

    All of us had a really lovely time there. Only thing that I would suggest is that the reference to wifi make it clear that the internet speed is very slow. Not an issue for us but some people may be expecting/needing something somewhat faster.

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Oct 2017

  • "The co-owner dropped in on our first day - he was very friendly and explained a few things that were not obvious."

    Generally all was as we expected from the description and the information sent in advance and we had a great time. The kitchen was well equipped, with a good oven and plenty of plates, cups and cutlery. One surprise - there was nothing to make coffee in (no filter machine or french press). The surroundings are great for walking and mountain biking and we saw loads of fallow/red deer and two of our group spotted a (rare) white stag.

    Reviewed by R4.0Aug 2017

  • "Loved the lambs and the scenery."

    Reviewed by Razwana4.6May 2017

  • "This was our second visit and again it was an ideal place for the 11 of us."

    Beautiful scenery, quiet and peaceful, within easy reach of all the outings we had planned.

    Reviewed by Mick4.6Nov 2016

  • "We had an amazing time."

    We care a large extended family who enjoy getting together. Amazing time had by all. Thanks for adding to our memories

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2013

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  • Eight bedrooms: 2 x double, 6 x twin
  • 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.
  • Economy 7 electric heating, freestanding heaters in every room 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.

The property

Dunkeld 6 miles.

A 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.

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Dunkeld 4 miles; 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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