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On the Map: Perthshire’s Perfect Stays

7 October 2021

Who wouldn’t want to pay a visit to the “fairest portion of the northern kingdom?”

That’s how the great Sir Walter Scott once described Perthshire, and happily, Scotland‘s magical ‘Big Tree Country’ has remained just as fair in these modern times.

Characterised by fairytale woodland, sparkling glens, towering munros – and of course, big trees! – nature lovers will rejoice in this magnificent part of the world, in which diverse wildlife thrives.

Even Perth, a city that was Scotland’s ancient capital for five centuries, is rich in natural beauty; nestled between two green public parks and set on the banks of the River Tay.

Get ready to immerse your soul in perfect Perthshire, with a stay in one of these unusual retreats.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Spiers Lodge | Crieff

Loch Tay Highland Lodges

Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland
An award-winning lochside retreat in the central highlands of Scotland with a range of unique accommodation and onsite activities.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
£100 (2 night pod stay)

Comrie Croft Nordic Kata Tents

Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Enjoy a wee slice of gloriously green relaxation and fresh adventure in an authentic Scottish heartland home-from-home.
Sleeps: Up to 6 per tent
£99 / night (Sun-Thurs)

Craighead Howf

Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
‘Howf' is the Scottish word for a favourite haunt of family and friends - and once you've visited Craighead Howf, there's little doubt you'd choose anywhere else for true escapism.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
£95 / night

Braidhaugh Park

Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Your Scottish riverside escape, complete with hot tub-equipped lodges and rustic glamping pods for all to enjoy!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 4 per unit
£50 / night (pod)

Forest Holidays Strathyre

Strathyre, Perthshire, Scotland
If your holiday wish list includes breath-taking scenery, luxury accommodation and a range of bespoke indulgences for that perfect escape, Forest Holidays at Strathyre is sure to tick every box.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
£345 (3/4 nts)

Alexander House Glamping

Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland
Luxuriate in the beauty of the 
Sleeps: 2 (Yurts) 4 (Cabins)
£75 / night

Craighead Round Door Howfs

Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
Experience a magical stay in a quirky and authentic storybook home, built right into the windswept Scottish hillsides.
Bedrooms: 1 per howf
Sleeps: 2 per howf
£185 / night

Glenshee Treehouses

Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland
Two sumptuous, architect-designed treehouses secluded on the edge of Scotland's stunning Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2
£265 / night

The Treehouses at Lanrick

Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
Five sumptuous, eco-friendly tree-treats with idyllic riverside views and a woodland sauna, magically nestled on the borders of the Trossachs National Park.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per treehouse
£240 / night


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