Glen Cottage

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Cottage
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Hot Tub

The heavenly Dalnaglar Castle Estate boasts 200 splendid acres offer peace, tranquility, many fabulous activities and a breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Sitting in a wonderful elevated position with stunning views of the southern Cairngorms, Glen Cottage offers beautiful living space and three bedrooms, perfect for a family or friends holiday. This is a holiday for those that want to get away from it all and perhaps try their hand at swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hill walking, cycling and so many other outdoor pleasures. The views from the doorstep of Glen Cottage are phenomenal plus you have the added indulgent treat of a wonderful hot tub and alfresco dining in the garden! Your hot tub will have been re-filled with hot water awaiting your arrival. What a fabulous start to your holiday!

Glen Cottage offers flexible sleeping with two of the bedrooms enjoying zip and link beds that can either be set up as super king-size beds or twins. This is ideal if you are taking a holiday with a group of friends. Two of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor. They are delightful with minimalist styling and gorgeous linens on the beds. They share a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower. Upstairs you will find the final twin bedroom with its characterful, vaulted ceiling, ensuite shower room and lovely countryside views.

Downstairs, guests enjoy sociable open plan living with wonderful character and style. Evenings can be spent curled up on the sofa and chairs in front of a roaring open fire while watching the wall-mounted 70 inch television with its Sky sports and movie channels. The contemporary kitchen is very well-equipped, ready to prepare some delicious feasts and hearty Scottish breakfasts. It offers a dishwasher, double oven, hob and microwave. The washing machine is kept in a cupboard in an adjacent hallway. Guests can dine indoors or out on the deck.

The garden is wonderful with splendid Cairngorms views and plenty of space for children to play. You will be itching to discover the whole estate with its many charms. There are four other cottages and a castle on the Cairngorms Castle Estate, sleeping up to 47 guests in total! It is a wonderful location for a special event or celebration. Each holiday property enjoys total privacy and access to the whole magical estate. Cairngorms Castle and the Estate have a fascinating history. The first map showing a building on the site was published between 1747 and 1755. The origins of the estate appear to have been Cairngorms Cottage which was built as a hunting lodge and inhabited by the Shaw family from the late 1700’s. Cairngorms Castle was built in the early 1860’s, commissioned by Lord Clyde, Queen Victoria’s banker and designed by Her Majesty’s architect from Balmoral. The estate sold in 1867 at a traditional ‘Roup’ for a reduced price of £10,000 as advertised in the Times! Guests staying on any of the properties on the 200 acre estate enjoy beautiful scenery and the freshest of air on this dreamy estate. You can fish for rainbow and brown trout or take a trip out on the estate’s private loch in the five person dinghy or fish for salmon or stroll along the River Shee which runs through the estate. Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the close proximity of the famous Glenshee Snowsports Centre ten miles away and walkers love the sensational 64 mile CateranTrail, the second stage of which passes through the estate. You can take a beautiful moorland route to the Tail’s highest point between Strathardle and Glenshee enjoying breathtaking views of the lush glens and rugged peaks. Cairngorms Castle is also a wonderful base for exploring the Cairngorms National Park with its choice of 55 Munros, four of which are the highest mountains in the UK. Those less active can enjoy the very scenic, spectacular drive along the 90 mile Snowroads stretch, starting at nearby Blairgowrie and driving to the Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey.

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What you should know…

  • There are additional charges for fishing and using the estate dinghy. Please let our Concierge Team know if you are interested in these or any other activities as they can be pre-arranged
  • Two of the bedrooms feature zip and link beds for flexible sleeping arrangements
  • Please note that the hot tub is available for an extra charge

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen with double oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher
- Bedroom with twin beds (can be set up as a super-king on request)
- Bedroom with twin beds (can be set up as a super-king on request)
- Family shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds

- Hot tub available for an extra fee of £50
- Terrace
- Dining facilities

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Washing machine
- Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
- Parking

* Please note that the ground floor shower room is situated up four steps.

Location

About the surrounding area of Glen Cottage
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The delightful Glen Cottage is located on the Cairngorms Castle Estate in the heart of Glenshee, a spectacular, lush green glen. It enjoys the most breathtaking mountain scenery and very fresh air. The Estate is situated on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park, just 2 hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Glenshee translates as ‘The Valley of Peace’ and is known fondly by the the locals as ‘the fairy glen’. The area is famous for its fantastic variety of activities including walking, angling, shooting, golf, cycling and also winter sports. Mountain biking, falconry and pony trekking are also available. The fantastic Glenshee Snowsports Centre is just ten miles from the cottage. If that is not enough to get the adrenaline flowing, Nae Limits offer an impressive range of water and land adventures including white water rafting, river tubing and quad biking.

The scenery is absolutely spectacular. The 64 mile Caterlan Trail passes through the estate and takes you to the highest point of the trail with sensational panoramic views of the mountain peaks and deep green glens. The Cairngorms National Park offers scenic drives and 55 Munroes to climb. They are ideal for beginners and experienced hill walkers alike. Kayakers and canoeists enjoy the challenging network of rivers. Instructor led beginner sessions can be arranged.   

Golfers are not left out. There are over 100 fantastic courses including Braemar, the highest course in Scotland and possibly the most beautiful. The Cairngorm Mountains rise up each side of the course. The championship courses at Rosemount and Blairgowrie and the world famous Gleneagles, St Andrews and Caroustie are all within easy reach.

The Cairngorms Castle Estate enjoys a fishing stretch of just under a mile with excellent salmon and trout fishing for novice and experienced fishers on the River Shee. The Shee Water is located at the head of the River Ericht tributary of the whole Tay system and has had a consistently strong run for 40 years. The Ericht has a fish counter on it which regularly sees 10,000 to 15,000 fish through in a season which usually runs from May to August. There is also rainbow and brown trout fishing in the estate’s private loch with the estate’s dinghy available for guests to enjoy.

Another popular excursion is a trip to a distillery. Gin lovers adore the Persie Gin Distillery which is just six miles from the castle. Chocoholics can treat themselves at the award-winning Chocolatier Iain Burnett’s gift shop.

The nearby towns of Blairgowrie and Pitlochry are very attractive. They are an easy drive and offer excellent amenities and plenty of attractions, including the Fish Ladder and Festival Theatre in Pitlochry.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dundee Airport

(51km)

Nearest Town/City Blairgowrie

(24km)

Nearest Village Kirkmichael

(14km)

Nearest Restaurant The Kirky Bar & Restaurant

(14km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore, Blairgowrie

(24km)

Nearest Golf Blairgowrie Golf Club

(27km)

Region

 Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow. But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Glen Cottage is perfect for a family holiday. This delightful cottage offers a spacious living area with a television and Sky channels. Outside in the enclosed garden, you will discover the very popular hot tub and seating for alfresco dining. There is plenty of space for children to play. Children have a ball racing around the estate and discovering the loch, the pond, the forests and the beautiful gardens. It is such a wonderful holiday being out in the fresh air. They also enjoy seeing the wildlife including red and roe deer, squirrels and buzzards. Just imagine the games of hide and seek you can play!

The Cairngorms is a fantastic location for activity holidays. The hill walking and river activities are amazing and there are so many activities to keep little one enthralled and immersed in its great outdoor playground. All set in spectacular Scottish scenery, there are many award-winning attractions including open air museums, castles, distillery tours, wild animals and rollercoasters. The Highland Folk Museum is no ordinary museum, it is a recreated life size village that was used in the television series Outlander. You can explore the living tradition of the Highland Games at The Braemar Highland Games Centre. If you have Scottish roots, you will love the museums dedicated to local Clans and the Jacobite uprisings, telling the tales of a bloodthirsty past.

The Landmark Forest Adventure Park packs a punch and offers thrill-seeking children a massive adrenaline rush. The Highland Wildlife Park offers a fantastic zoo experience. Older children love the Aviemore Kart Raceway. Castles are also a great option. Baemar, Balmoral and Blair Castles are located in the Cairngorms.

This area is brilliant at all times of the year but in the winter, the big attraction is the snowy weather. The Cairngorms National Park plays host to 3 out of Scotland’s 5 ski centres, Glenshee, Cairngorm Mountain and the Lect. On snowy days, visitors love to hit the slopes by ski, snowboard or even snowshoe. The scenery is absolutely incredible so even if you are not participating, you can enjoy the views with coffee or hot chocolate in hand at the cafes on the slopes. The Glenshee Snowsports Centre is just moments from the cottage. Daily tickets and equipment hire can be booked online. Glenshee has the most comprehensive network of ski-lifts in Scotland with 3 chairlifts, 4 T-bar surface lifts and 15 Poma style platter lifts. They are self loading but lift attendants are there to help. The centre offers ski lessons and a special Ski Academy for children from 5 years old to 15 years from beginners to advanced skiers. There is coaching from 2-4 hours daily including performance training, race training and coaching. Children love it!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras payable locally:

- Hot tub available for an extra fee of £50

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £150 card authorisation to be taken prior to arrival and to be released in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday or Monday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed for an additional charge of £35 per dog, per stay. Please request at the time of booking
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Property Licence Number PK12034P
EPC Rating E

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 £1,390
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £1,135
Jun 28th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 £1,390
Sep 6th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £1,124
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £1,604
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £1,604
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 £1,135
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 18th 2025 £1,380
Apr 18th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £1,135
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 £1,390
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £1,135
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 £1,390
Sep 5th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 £1,124

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 €1,520
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €1,241
Jun 28th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 €1,520
Sep 6th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €1,229
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €1,754
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €1,754
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 €1,241
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 18th 2025 €1,508
Apr 18th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €1,241
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 €1,520
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €1,241
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 €1,520
Sep 5th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 €1,229

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 $1,652
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $1,348
Jun 28th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 $1,652
Sep 6th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $1,335
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $1,906
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $1,906
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 $1,348
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 18th 2025 $1,639
Apr 18th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $1,348
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 $1,652
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $1,348
Jun 27th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 $1,652
Sep 5th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 $1,335

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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