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Looking at the front of Squirrel Cottage from the garden.
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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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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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76 reviews
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“Treat Yourself to a stay at this home from home”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Great place to stay at any time of the year. Cottage itself is cosy, extremely well equipped, spotless and set in lovely grounds with plenty of birds and wildlife to watch from the comfort of the large conservatory. The owners are very friendly without being intrusive. There are walks from the house which have been reccied for you with directions and points of interest recorded on laminated cards. The shops, restaurants and pubs in Pitlochry are only 3 miles away. The retail shops at Bruar are about 4 miles in the opposite direction. The surrounding area is steeped in history and the landscape is stunning. Highland Safaris in Aberfeldy is a great place to visit, especially as you pass The Highland Choclatier en route which is also worth a stop for a quick fix for any chocoholics.
We stayed for three nights but you could easily stay for much longer as there is plenty to do and see near-by and you will also want to spend time simply enjoying the cottage itself and yes there are squirrels in the garden which are great to watch and/or photograph.

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Liked best: Watching the birds and squirrels from the lovely conservatory
Liked least: Having to leave after only three nights
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for sharing your experiences of staying at Squirrel Cottage and your tips on what to see and do in the area for prospective guests - we thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay. Best wishes, Kathleen and James
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wgpr2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Probably the best self catering accommodation ever”
Reviewed 17 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed in Squirrel Cottage for a three day break, wanting peace and tranquillity away from our busy lives - this cottage certainly fulfilled that and we came away refreshed and determined to re-visit sometime. The facilities were great, even bird watching from a comfortable bed!! All the little personal touches supplied by the delightful and helpful owners were greatly appreciated. We sat and read our books, took a gentle stroll to the Hotel for lunch, wrestled with the television occasionally and generally relaxed in beautiful surroundings.
We would thoroughly recommend a sojourn in Squirrel Cottage

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Management Response
26 Jan 2015
Thank you for sharing your experiences at Squirrel Cottage - we are delighted that your three day break fulfilled your desire for peace and tranquillity from your busy lives, and the busy bird feeders entertained you, we also find them mesmerising – best wishes Kathleen and James
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SandranMa...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect.”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We had a wonderful short break at Squirrel Cottage in December. It was a winter wonderland with snow and ice outside but we were snug as bugs inside. My husband fell n love with the woodburnng stove. Squirrel Cottage is better than a home from home.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for leaving your comments on Squirrel Cottage and so pleased to hear you loved your stay. It was great having you and your husband to stay. Best wishes from Kathleen and James
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Callum M
2 reviews
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“Quiet countryside base”
Reviewed 25 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This cottage was the perfect base for an outdoors weekend away in the Highlands. Kathleen and James were very welcoming and flexible with checking in & out.

The cottage itself was incredibly well stocked and had everything you could possibly need, including an extensive larder.

Would definitely stay again!

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Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
4 Dec 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are both really pleased it worked out well for you and would love to welcome you back in the future.
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Phil P
Martlesham, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect stay in perfect cottage”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This was our 4th stay at Squirrel Cottage and once again it didn't disappoint. James and Kathleen are perfect hosts with a fantastic knowledge of local events, sites and the wildlife. The cottage itself is very well equipped with many nice homely touches and always clean and welcoming. We were lucky enough to see red squirrel most days and a pine marten visited although we did not see it in person, but saw the evidence on James's ingenious video camera. There were birds to numerous to mention at all of the well placed feeders.
The cottage is perfectly located to visit many of the local attractions and indeed even the Ryder Cup whilst we were there! Looking forward to our return visit already

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Liked best: The kindness & knowledge of the hosts
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Oct 2014
Thank you very much for your review, it is always an honour having you both to stay at Squirrel Cottage. We hope our Pine Martin project successfully attracts the Pine Martens each night so you will be able to see them in person when you visit again in July (you can keep up to date through the Face Book page).
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