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Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas

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traditional stone cottage, dates from mid-19th century
Underfloor heating, woodturning stove and Sky TV.
SECRET BOTHY is good to go, thanks to implementing an enhanced cleaning and sanitising routine.
1 of 15traditional stone cottage, dates from mid-19th century
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Secluded in historic Killiecrankie, by Pitlochry, Secret Bothy is a hidden gem which has put special measures in place for your added protection. Thanks to the enhanced cleaning and new sanitising regime, Secret Bothy has been awarded Visit Scotland's official 'Good to Go' status. The cottage has a traditional exterior and a contemporary interior. It has been rejuvenated with underfloor heating, a woodburning stove, Sky TV, Wifi, 2 double ensuite bedrooms, spa bath, walk-in showers, spacious living area, modern kitchen, fully equipped utility room and many delightful extras. It's a great base for outdoor pursuits from golf and skiing to walking and cycling. You know that you can relax the minute you arrive at this luxury getaway. ...Secluded in historic Killiecrankie, by Pitlochry, Secret Bothy is a hidden gem which has put special measures in place for your added protection. Thanks to the enhanced cleaning and new sanitising regime, Secret Bothy has been awarded Visit Scotland's official 'Good to Go' status. The cottage has a traditional exterior and a contemporary interior. It has been rejuvenated with underfloor heating, a woodburning stove, Sky TV, Wifi, 2 double ensuite bedrooms, spa bath, walk-in showers, spacious living area, modern kitchen, fully equipped utility room and many delightful extras. It's a great base for outdoor pursuits from golf and skiing to walking and cycling. You know that you can relax the minute you arrive at this luxury getaway. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Sorry not suitable for events or parties. No smoking/no pets. Maximum number of guests is 4 (plus 1 infant).
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Secret B
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to book a trip to Scotland to celebrate our 50th birthday and the secret bothy did not disappoint. Loretta and James are fabulous hosts and always happy to help if you need any guidance or recommendations for the local area...More

Date of stay: August 2021
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Guide531185, VR Owner at Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your special celebration in Killiecrankie. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to welcome you back some day. Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed September 22, 2020

Couldn’t recommend more. It’s in a super location, close enough to Pitlochry for everything you need and a great base for the area. Well-equipped and modern, with loads of nice personal touches. The owners are helpful and friendly and made our stay very enjoyable. We...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Guide531185, VR Owner at Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2020

Thank you very much for your kind review of Secret Bothy. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Killiecrankie and hope that you manage to return soon. We would love to welcome you back.

Reviewed September 10, 2020

The Secret Bothy is a beautiful and extremely well-appointed holiday hideaway, perfectly located for exploring Perthshire. This was our second stay - we first stayed in 2017, and were delighted to find it just as wonderful, comfortable and well-equipped as we'd remembered! Loretta and James...More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank sarahlouisek2014
Guide531185, VR Owner at Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2020

Thank you very much for your kind review of Secret Bothy. We were delighted that you chose Killiecrankie for your holiday after restrictions eased and found our new system so satisfactory.

Reviewed September 8, 2019

Lovely luxurious cottage in a beautiful quiet location. Loretta and James have thought of everything to make your stay very comfortable. We loved spending our evenings here after long days out walking. From the log burning stove, coffee machine and generous welcome hamper all our...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank Anniemid123
Guide531185, VR Owner at Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2019

Thank you very much for your top review. We are so pleased that you found Secret Bothy and it turned out to be just the ticket for enthusiastic walkers. We would love to welcome you back.

Reviewed August 16, 2019

Secret Bothy cottage is a relaxing and calm location in a charming scottish region. This cottage is perfectly equipped and the owners (Loretta & James) are so wonderful. After your daily adventures, you will greatly appreciate the comfort of this cottage to rest. You have...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank Nikkos75
Guide531185, VR Owner at Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Thank you very much for kind review of Secret Bothy. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and hope that we will be able to welcome you back to this part of Scotland one day.

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Reviewed July 20, 2019

The accommodation looks just as lovely in real life as it does in the photos. We received a warm welcome on our arrival not to mention a basket full of locally sourced goodies. The owners have managed to achieve the feeling of an isolated bothy...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Guide531185, VR Owner at Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Thank you for such a glowing review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Secret Bothy and look forward to your return. There's still a lot to see and do!

Reviewed October 10, 2018

We wanted a base from which to enjoy the Theatre Festival in Pitlochry. The Secret Bothy was perfect for this and more. We had a very relaxing time at the cottage which was very well appointed and very comfortable. We were minutes away from the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Joe L
Guide531185, VR Owner at Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed a comfortable stay at Secret Bothy and found the location ideal for both the Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the V&A Dundee. Both are well worth visiting. We hope that you will be...More

Reviewed February 25, 2018

We had a lovely week’s family holiday at the Secret Bothy. Loretta and James were the perfect hosts who helped out with local knowledge to make it a perfect break. We miss the log burner and underfloor heating already! Superbly equipped cottage. Fast Tracks skiing...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Management response:Responded February 25, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. We are particularly pleased that the ski trip to Glenshee went so well. I hope that we can welcome you back another time.

Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We spent a relaxing week here. The cottage is lovely with every amenity you could wish for, & set in a secluded location which is very close to Pitlochry. We had terrible weather, but it didn't stop us going to the Festival Theatre nearly every...More

Date of stay: August 2017
2  Thank Jennifer S
Management response:Responded September 19, 2017

Thank you for your rave review. I am pleased that Pitlochry Festival Theatre's programme saved the day.

Reviewed August 9, 2017

Booked this as a family holiday along with my step daughter and her family. It is located 3 miles form the centre of Piclochery and all the local amenities. This accomodation has been expertly fitted out and also includes laundry and drying facilities if required....More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Jonathan P
Management response:Responded August 16, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted that the whole family enjoyed the stay at Secret Bothy. I know who had the most fun in the garden!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Killiecrankie comprises just a few dwellings, a hotel and a small community hall. The area encompasses majestic scenery, farms, sporting estates, the celebrated Pass of Killiecrankie, a deep natural gorge, a famous Jacobite battle site and various sites of scientific interest. It also boasts a wonderful array of wildlife from the red squirrel and otters to pine marten and roe deer. Highland Fling built Britain's first, permanent, purpose built bungee jump from a bridge (over the Garry) here. Killiecrankie is a superb base for visitors wanting to join the whisky trail round local distilleries. It hosts the excellent Enchanted Forest autumn sound-and-light show. And it marks the southern perimeter of the Cairngorms National Park. Only ten minutes from here is Blair Castle, our very ow...
Getting around
Secret Bothy is within a few miles of two mainline railway stations. Pitlochry station is just 3 miles south and Blair Atholl about the same distance in the opposite direction. These connections allow for direct rail travel up to Inverness (and beyond) or to London. In other words, rail travel from here is good. However, once you are here there is a lot to explore. Your own wheels are essential. There is car hire available locally but it must be booked in advance. Two wheels are also an option - either your own or hired locally. There are several places to rent bikes. There is a rural bus service but the service is limited.
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Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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Secret Bothy, the wee cottage with big ideas has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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