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Ralston Bothy

Newtyle near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Angus & Fife, PH12 8TL (Ref. 1057592)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Enjoyable and relaxing in delightful surroundings.”

    Observing the large variety of birds visiting the garden was a morning pastime.

    Observing the large variety of birds visiting the garden was a morning pastime. The hot tub provided early evening relaxation.

    - Julia, August 2021

About the property

Blairgowrie 9.5 miles.

Originally part of the Kinpurnie Estate, Ralston Bothy is situated on the outskirts of Newtyle Village within the beautiful Strathmore Valley.

The Bothy, along with its secluded and enclosed garden, and apple orchard, is surrounded by agricultural land providing a delightful Scottish countryside setting.

On entering the property you are immediately struck by the cosy lounge with its two comfy snuggle chairs and easy to use log fire, an ideal place to relax and unwind after your days activities.

Choose a board game or a book for some down time, or plan your next adventure using the wifi connection and the information on the Bothy Location Board situated in the entranceway.

Prepare a lovely meal using local produce from the world famous butcher in Newtyle, Mr James Pirie & sons, in the well-equipped country style kitchen to be served at the dining table or taken outside onto the decking where it can be enjoyed whilst watching the spectacular sunset filter through the nearby woodland.

Newtyle Post Office & Village Store is only a mile from the Bothy and stocks most day to day items, ensuring that you never run out of anything.

Spend a magical evening star gazing or settle in the hot tub with a refreshing drink overlooking the apple orchard and secluded garden.

At day end what could be better than a lovely hot rain shower in the large spacious bathroom before retiring to spend a comfortable night in the sumptuous bothy double bed as you reflect on the day’s memories.

The Bothy is surrounded by interesting, and easily accessible, disused railway lines (first railway in the North of Scotland 1831-1863) and woodland walks which are managed by the Newtyle Path Network or challenge yourselves as you venture to the top of Kinpurnie Hill and its lookout tower.

From here you can witness the most spectacular views of the Valley of Strathmore with the distant Cairngorms in the background.

If you prefer to cycle, the Bothy provides lockable storage for bikes.

If you don’t have a bike, but you would quite like the opportunity to try a local cycle route, you can hire electric bikes from The Cycle Hub in the nearby town of Coupar Angus.

There are plenty of cycle friendly roads directly from the Bothy and a number of popular cycle routes further afield which cater for all abilities.

It is a great way to see the beautiful scenery and wildlife as you travel along the various routes.

If you feel a little more adventurous why not visit Piperdam Leisure Resort near Dundee and Willowgate Activity Centre near Perth who both provide a number of outdoor and indoor activities from quad bike trails to kayaking tours on the River Tay.

Three nearby golf courses, Alyth Golf Club, Strathmore Golf Centre and Glenisla Golf Course will all challenge your golfing skills.

Distillery tours and tastings are very popular, with Edradour Distillery in Pitlochry and Dewars Distillery in Aberfeldy both full of character.

The closest place for a casual meal, lunchtime or evening, is The Ardler Tavern which is only 2 miles from the Bothy.

This traditional tavern provides freshly prepared meals using local produce and has a tempting collection of local ales to sample as well as a number of other refreshments to enjoy.

Strathmore Valley is steeped in history and well worth exploring.

Glamis Castle, the home of the Earl of Strathmore and where the Queen Mother was born, is a must to visit as is Scone Palace near Perth, where all the Scottish Kings were crowned.

Pictish Stones at nearby Meigle and the village of Kirriemuir, where novelist JM Barrie the creator of the much loved children’s character Peter Pan was born.

The city of Dundee with the newly completed V&A Museum and Captain Scott’s famous ship, the ‘Discovery’, are just a short drive away.

Ralston Bothy is perfectly placed for you to enjoy your time here in the truly wonderful Valley of Strathmore no matter what your interests are.


  • All ground-floor
  • One double bedroom (hairdryer provided) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge with dining area
  • Gas central heating with wood burning stove (starter pack provided)
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, slow cooker, under counter fridge (no freezer),washing machine, dishwasher, selection of books and games, TV and WiFi, DVDs, CDs, radio
  • Electricity, gas and logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Additional single foldout bed available (dining table will need to be removed to accommodate this)
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Bike storage available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, decking and hot tub, apple orchard and BBQ/ firepit
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Note: Dog not allowed on furniture or in bedroom area
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping in or surrounding the property
  • Shop under 1 mile, tavern 2 miles
  • Note: Please contact us to confirm if you wish to use the Hotub and which bed configuration you would like. Property now boasts a record player, there is a selection of vinyl records but feel free to bring your own

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About the location


Kirriemuir 12 miles; Dundee 12 miles; Perth 19 miles.

The red sandstone town of Blairgowrie is situated on the bank of the river Ericht, where it emerges from spectacular gorges in Strathmore. With good shops, great restaurants and coffee bars, it makes an excellent town to start exploring Perthshire and the beautiful Angus Glens. Surrounded by rolling fields, famed for their berries, the town is overlooked by hills and mountains, and is the main link to Scotlands largest ski centre at Glenshee. The surrounding countryside is the perfect terrain for horse riding, cycling, mountain biking and hill walking, whilst golfers are well-catered for with several excellent courses (including Rosemount) locally. Gleneagles and championship courses of Carnoustie and St Andrews are also within easy reach. Marvel at the world’s tallest beech hedge at Meikleour (600m long and 30m high), see Meigle’s collection of Pictish sculpted stones, or listen to stirring tales at Glamis Castle, the setting for Macbeth and said to be Scotlands most haunted castle! The small town of Dunkeld is also worth a visit with its historic cathedral, riverside walks, impressive trees, such as the Birnam Oak and parent Larches of Dunkeld, and the Hermitage, which offers breath-taking waterfalls. Abundant wildlife frequent the many surrounding woodlands, from red squirrels, foxes and deer to Swifts, Goldcrests and Buzzards, with breeding Ospreys seen at nearby Loch of the Lowes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas