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“Really enjoyable stay.”
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Review of Secret Bothy

traditional stone cottage, dates from mid-19th century
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traditional stone cottage, dates from mid-19th century
contemporary interior, rejuvenated in 21st century fully equipped for fine dining at home
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28 reviews
traditional stone cottage, dates from mid-19th century
contemporary interior, rejuvenated in 21st century
fully equipped for fine dining at home
wood burning stove with complimentary logs
each double bedroom has own TV and en suite
walk-in showers and underfloor heating
each double bedroom has hair dryer and bathrobes
spa bath, walk-in shower, toiletries, bathrobes, heated mirror
nespresso machine and complimentary coffee capsules
complimentary hamper on arrival
no need to bring the kitchen sink, all the essentials (and extras) are already here
rebuilt back of cottage overlooks productive walled garden
neighbouring Blair Castle, 10 minutes from Secret Bothy
local resident
nearby Carn Liath, the lowest of Beinn a'Ghlo's 3 summits
nearby Glen Banvie, an easy walk through woods and open moorland
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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David B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really enjoyable stay.”
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The positive experience started well before we arrived as the booking process and responsiveness of the owners was excellent. We were provided with quite a bit of detail about the property and the area, as well as additional options for accommodating our infant daughter (cot/high chair/dietary constraints).

Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly and were shown the property in detail. It was clear that the owners were proud of it and made it very clear that they were there for any support required. Options for shopping, dining, sightseeing were many and they offered to engage any vendors as appropriate.

In terms of the property, it is a small cottage which actually is an extension of the owners home. It is immaculately presented, and is situated on some lovely family home grounds. There are some excellent trails within easy walking distance, including the Kiliecrankie visitor centre (home to soldiers leap and Killiecrankie pass trails). There is a hotel 5 minutes walk up the road where we had a very nice lunch. Pitlochry was a 5-7 minute drive away and very convenient for replenishing supplies. Blair Castle and House of Bruar also very easy / quick drives away.

We would highly recommend this property for a small family or friends to explore the area.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Apr 2015
Thank you very much for such a great review. We hope to welcome you back to Killiecrankie soon.
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great Property”
Reviewed March 31, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Found this property on line and gave it a go. If is a great wee house well appointed throughout with everything you could want for a self catering holiday. It's been well designed to make use of the space and feels much bigger than it looks from the outside. A warm welcome on arrival together with a hamper of goodies and a basket of logs makes staying here special.

Will certainly be back again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Apr 2015
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Killiecrankie.
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Emma H
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic cottage with excellent hosts”
Reviewed March 13, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Our group of 4 stayed in the cottage in February 2015, its a brilliant base to explore the surround (stunning!) area. The cottage itself is perfectly formed, and completely comfortable for 4 adults. The standard of decoration and ‘spec’ is extremely high, with a feel of your own cosy hotel! Loretta is a wonderful host who made us feel instantly welcome, and is full of recommendations and ideas to explore the local area. We travelled from London via Edinburgh, the journey was easy and instructions to the cottage provided beforehand made it simple to locate.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Mar 2015
Thank you for your review of Secret Bothy. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Killiecrankie soon.
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Alj207
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Superb self catering cottage with all the mod cons - total bliss”
Reviewed March 3, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

My boyfriend and I had an absolutely fantastic long weekend at the luxurious Secret Bothy.The cottage was beautiful and to our surprise, kitted out with all the mod cons (WiFi, Sky TV, dishwasher etc). It was furnished to a very high standard and oozed charm and cosiness! We especially loved the log burner, under floor heating and jacuzzi bath! The extra touches such as bathrobes, slippers, super soft towels, welcome hamper and local recommendations made our stay even more special.

The cottage was located within beautiful surroundings and was only a 10 min drive to Pitlochry, the nearest town. We are not experienced hikers so spent the weekend relaxing and exploring the local area by foot and car - we saw some incredible sights (Queen's View, Pass of Killiecrankie, River Garry and the many mountains!). Visiting off season comes highly recommended as you benefit from lots of peace and quiet! However, we recommend you check before you travel anywhere (pubs, restaurants, attractions etc) as some only open during the summer months.

We would definitely return and will be recommending the Secret Bothy to all our friends and family!

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Liked best: Log burner during the evening
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
5 Mar 2015
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay as you did and hope to welcome you back to Killiecrankie soon. Thank you for your glowing report.
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Hk26
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Perfect weekend getaway”
Reviewed December 9, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Fantastic place with all mod cons and lovely little extras. Had a super weekend staying here. Despite the snow outside we were extremely cosy and comfortable in the bothy. Lovely setting and brilliant hosts. Will definitely return.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Dec 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Killiecrankie
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conanpr
scotland
1 review
“Short Break”
Reviewed December 8, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Superb accommodation setting picturesque with wildlife on your doorstep.
Roaring log burner plus underfloor heating made the bothy cosy on coldest of evenings.
Excellent hosts made us welcome and we will return for sure.

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Liked best: Too many to list
Liked least: No problems
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
10 Dec 2014
Many thanks for your review. We too are looking forward to your next visit.
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loubilouA...
aberdeen
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfection - a hideaway in an excellent location”
Reviewed November 11, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

3 night stay with husband and 3 year old and Loretta the owner was fantastic from the minute we booked. Very luxurious accommodation with all facilities you would need, underfloor heating, spa bath, and incredible stove. Lovely garden to use, wonderful welcome hamper. hidden away but minutes from Pitlochry. This is very well priced considering the level of accommodation out there and we would only look to book here in the future!! If you are looking to stay in perthshire , whatever the time of year, this is the place. Robes, slippers, comfy beds, TVs in the rooms and a fab coffee maker. Thanks Loretta for a perfect stay!!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
13 Nov 2014
Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement. We look forward to seeing you (and family)again in the near future.
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