Dalnagar Castle And Cottages - Keepers Cottage ref: UK30246

Glenshee, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Satellite TV 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Create lasting memories in this bright and beautifully refurbished Keepers Cottage, situated within the picturesque Dalnaglar Castle estate, on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park.
Relax and unwind with family or friends in this well-equipped, three bedroom cottage that sleeps six, either in six single beds or two doubles and a twin. Guests will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the estate, the surrounding natural beauty and the variety of adventuring opportunities on their doorstep, including the ski slopes of Glenshee, which are a short drive away.
The upstairs bedroom has twin beds and its own en-suite shower room with power-shower. The two ground floor bedrooms can be set up as twin bedrooms or zip-and-linked to make super kingsize beds. They are situated at opposite ends of the cottage and share a shower room with walk-in shower.
The light and spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living area has a wood burner and wall-mounted 70" plasma TV with Sky Sports and movie packages included. The kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, double oven and hob, microwave and Denby dinner service.
Open the patio door and enjoy some fun time with the children or relax with your family/friends in the large rear garden, with a newly fitted decking area with seating and magnificent views over the southern Cairngorms.
Stroll around the 200-acre estate, enjoying the fresh air and stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Take a stroll along, or fish for salmon (subject to fees and prior booking) on the River Shee which runs through the estate.
Venture out of the estate and there is plenty to keep you entertained. Skiers and snowboarders will benefit from Keepers Cottage’s proximity to the popular Glenshee Snowsports Centre, just 10 miles away. Walkers will love the Caterlan Trail, with the second of the five stages of the 64-mile trail passing through the estate. This stage takes you along a beautiful moorland route to the trail’s highest point between Strathardle and Glenshee, offering spectacular views of glens and rugged peaks.
The cottage is also an ideal base for exploring the Cairngorms National Park. With a choice of 55 munros (four of which have the highest mountains in the UK) for beginner and experienced hill walkers to conquer. Kayakers and canoeists will enjoy exploring the challenging network of rivers (instructor led beginner sessions can be arranged).
If you prefer to enjoy the wild highland scenery from the comfort of your car, you’ll love the breathtaking 90-mile Snowroads stretch. The route, starting in the nearby market town of Blairgowrie, takes you past the Dalnaglar Estate and up through the east Cairngorms to the Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. At the end of a busy day’s adventure, what better way to relax than in your own private hot tub outside on the decking. Shop, pub and restaurant 9 miles.
Keepers Cottage can be booked together with Tower Cottage (UK30211), Dalnaglar Cottage (UK30260), Wester Caiplich (UK30261), Easter Caiplich (UK30263) and Dalnaglar Castle (UK7072) to accommodate up to 48 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner and 70" Sky TV (sports and movie package).
Dining area: With patio door leading to patio.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Steep stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.


Garden with decking and garden furniture. Woodland and landscaped grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Hot tub for 6 (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    9 miles
  • Distance
    15 miles
  • Restaurant
    9 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    9 miles
  • Railway station distance
    31.0 miles
  • Lake
    12.8 miles (Reservoir)

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About the local area

Stirling is at the centre of the nation's national heritage, and it was here that William Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. The city and its castle have had a very rich and turbulent past, being the residence of many Scottish Kings and the scene of numerous sieges and famous battles, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

The castle is perched on a rocky crag, elevated above the surrounding countryside and is one of Scotland's grandest. Stirling itself nestles in lowland rolling hills and has a lovely `Old Town' with striking architecture and cobbled streets which wind upwards to the castle. The Old Town Jail is now a fascinating attraction depicting the horrors of life in a 19th century jail, also of interest is the medieval Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI was crowned and John Knox preached.

Stirling is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile with peaceful slopes, rolling countryside and a scattering of town and villages such as the former spa town of Allan Water, with riverside walks and olde worlde charm and Doune with its imposing 14th century castle and award-winning nature reserve.

Perthshire is most definitely the Adventure Capital of Scotland. Here you'll find world class fishing, high level mountain trekking and lower level waymarked forest trails, great on road and off road cycling and superb golf courses. Or maybe try your hand at canyoning, microlight flights or cliff jumping!

Discover a rich diversity of landscapes and habitats that support a range of plants, animals and birds; exceptional woodlands, mighty rivers and high mountains all make this an area a haven for naturists. The River Tay runs through Perthshire to the sea and has internationally important populations of salmon and otters. Many of Perthshire lochs attract breeding pairs of osprey and Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is a magnet for wildfowl. Up in the hills red deer can be heard roaring during the autumn rut.

The small provincial city of Perth is situated on the banks of Tay and has an influential history stretching back over 8,000 years; close by Scone Palace is where many Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. There are many places of interest such as the pretty town of Pitlochry on the river Tummel overlooked by Ben Vrackie; here there are wonderful riverside and woodland walks, also the beautiful Loch Tay near Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon which stretches some 34 miles and has some of Perthshire's finest scenery.

Things to do nearby

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

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Perth Museum and Art Gallery

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Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

This 28 mile round route is excellent for exploring Loch Katrine and the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Beatrix Potter Garden

The Beatrix Potter garden located in the Birnham institute, near Dunkeld, is said to be the childhood inspiration to the writing and artwork of Beatrix Potter.

Linlithgow Palace

Set in West Lothian and with roots as far back as the 12th century, Linlithgow Palace boasts some amazing scenery making it extremely popular with visitors throughout the year.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House

Set in over 6,500 acres of outstanding natural landscape, Hopetoun House is steeped in family history and displays wonderful architecture with the many scenic walks and trails surrounding it.

Crieff Visitor Centre

Crieff visitor centre is home to an interesting mixture of attractions.

Scottish Crannog Centre

Who would have thought that sites such as Loch Tay would be hiding early iron-age loch dwellings (Crannogs) deep under the water?!

Loch Katrine

The best place to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Trossachs is Loch Katrine.

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