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Red Squirrels are frequent visitors to the squirrel feeders around Squirrel Cottage. Squirrel Cottage living room with a wood pellet fire for instant heat.
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Looking at the front of Squirrel Cottage from the garden.
Red Squirrels are frequent visitors to the squirrel feeders around Squirrel Cottage.
Squirrel Cottage living room with a wood pellet fire for instant heat.
The bedroom is large and the bed can be made up as a kingsize double or twin beds.
Squirrel Cottage kitchen is well equiped with all the washing powders and soaps provided.
The large sunroom has windows on three sides, two relaxing chairs, a large table, various puzzles ..
One of several bird feeders aroung Squirrel Cottage. Here long Tailed Tits enjoying the peanuts.
Roe deer are seen in and around Squirrel Cottage. More often late winter and early spring.
A young red squirrel squeezing in to get black sunflower seeds, outside Squirrel Cottage bedroom.
Winter at Squirrel Cottage, with full central heating and insulation its is a good time of the year
Autumn at Squirrel Cottage, this photo was taken mid October.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 57 reviews
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Christine...
Pewsey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed July 12, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We had a brilliant week at Squirrel Cottage. It is spacious, clean and homely, with everything you could want provided. We saw 5 red squirrels in one go plus lots of birds on the feeders and pheasants with chicks. The whole environment is very peaceful and relaxing and there are plenty of interesting places to visit nearby. The Moulin Inn up the hill east out of Pitlochry does great food and we enjoyed an interesting visit to Balmoral with a fantastic drive there through Glenshee and a really scenic spot at the Linn of Dee. Pitlochry Theatre is very close and has really good productions. Many thanks to Kathleen and James.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Oct 2018
Hi Christine,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Squirrel Cottage. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. The pheasants and chicks were a first for us too, sadly pheasants are poor mothers and not all the chicks survived. Please accept our apologies for only just seeing the review and hence our slow acknowledgement.
Our very best wishes,
Kathleen and James
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Beall53
Lincoln
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Red Squirrel Heaven”
Reviewed June 18, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

This was our 4th time at Squirrel cottage & we have already booked another week for next year. Kathleen & James are very welcoming, even letting us set up squirrel photo opportunities on the lawn using moss covered logs etc. Lots of extras when you arrive from bread, chocolates, butter & milk, through to toiletries, bottled spring water & even a sewing kit in case you need one. The cottage is immaculate throughout, loads of wildlife literally on your doorstep, a 9 hole putting green, bat detectors & so much more. We had another fantastic holiday, mainly due to the abundance of red squirrels every day, all the extras that are provided & the hospitality of Kathleen & James. See our previous reviews as well, highly recommended.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jul 2018
Wow what a review. Thank you. The red squirrels certainly knew that you'd left, as they were looking for hazelnuts all over the garden. They loved your stay once again. Look forward to seeing you both again next year. Best wishes from Kathleen and James.
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kevharris...
Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Gem of a holiday cottage in a perfect location”
Reviewed June 13, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

This property has made our short-list for returning to, in the very near future. It is an excellent, comfortable holiday rental in a perfect location for visiting this part of Scotland - and the sheer joy of seeing red squirrels in the garden every day, together with pheasant, and a wide variety of birds was second to none.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2018
Thank you very much Kevin and Anne - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay, it was a real pleasure having you both staying at Squirrel Cottage. Look forward to seeing you again in 2020.
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janatkins...
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relax and Unwind”
Reviewed May 9, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

What a fabulous retreat this cottage is. So comfortable with everything one needs for a perfect holiday. The red squirrels antics are fascinating and a joy to watch and the greenfinches and goldfinches on the bird feeding stations too. What a pleasure it was to revisit. But, if you must, you have access to WiFi also!

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Management Response
19 May 2018
Thank you for sharing you stay with everyone - yes the red squirrels are really enjoyable to watch. Best wishes from Squirrel Cottage, Kathleen and James
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malcolm i
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful wildlife retreat.”
Reviewed January 29, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

A wonderful fully equipped cottage with virtually non stop red squirrel action. A wide variety of birds were feeding at feeders from first light to last. The cottage is also very convenient for other nearby outdoor attractions. The week we were there was enhanced by 4 days of snow which added to the attractiveness of the setting. James and Kathleen have fitted out the cottage to a very high standard with lots of added luxuries which you don't get elsewhere! Repeat visit a certainty!

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Management Response
7 Feb 2018
Thank you Malcolm, we really appreciate what you had to say and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Red squirrels did their bit too, but be warned they can disappear in the autumn especially as they prefer wild tree and bush seeds to peanuts at that time of the year. Best wishes from Killiecrankie and look forward to seeing you again. Kathleen and James
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Andy S
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Cottage”
Reviewed October 16, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Looked forward to this holiday since booking it back in Feb and we were not disappointed. The cottage was well appointed and had great little finishing touches such as chocolates, shower accessories, tea and biscuits, bread and milk and some home-made jams - to name a few! Also 2 sets of binoculars, a bat detector and nuts for the squirrels! The seating was comfortable and the bed warm and cosy. The main attraction is of course the red squirrels - we did not see a great deal of them as we were mostly out hiking during the day but the days we were back in the afternoon - there they were. Even on a rainy day, you could just sit in the conservatory (or the bedroom) and watch the bird feeders - totally fascinating. Kathleen was very welcoming and made us instantly at home.
James gave up his time to take us on a short walk to some badger sets he knew about. Although we did not see one the first time, we returned the following 2 nights and saw badgers as well as a large number of bats.

All in all - a fantastic cottage, in a superb location for wildlife and walking.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Oct 2017
Thank you very much for your excellent and comprehensive review, it is really appreciated. It was great having you to stay in Squirrel Cottage and we are pleased you were able to spot the badgers, even though James failed. With our very best wishes, Kathleen and James
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Valerie S
South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
Reviewed August 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This was the most well equipped cottage we have ever had! Our hosts, Kathleen and James had thought of everything that one could possibly need. Its a beautiful, cosy cottage in an idyllic setting, the wildlife is amazing and the whole area is breath taking.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thank you Valerie for sharing your expereince of staying at Squirrel Cottage on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate the time you have taken to do this. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit, it was a pleasure having you both to stay. Best wishes Kathleen and James
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