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On the Map: Perthshire's Perfect Stays

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Published 07/10/2021 On the Map: Perthshire's Perfect Stays


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



Tree Howf

Tree Howf

Surrounding an ancient Ash Tree, this expertly crafted treehouse is completely secluded with views out to the Ochils, an area of natural beauty in Perthshire. Meaning 'haunt' and favourite meeting place for family and friends, this tree 'howf' is one of privacy and uniqueness, a masterpiece of craftmanship that is entirely self-sufficient with no shortage of attention to detail and…

Loch Tay Highland Lodges

Loch Tay Highland Lodges

An award-winning lochside retreat in the central highlands of Scotland with a range of unique accommodation and onsite activities. Immerse yourself in the glorious Scottish Highlands with an unforgettable glamping experience at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, voted "Best Self Catering Accommdation in Scotland 2017" at the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards 2017 and "Best Glamping Accommodation"…

The White Tower

The White Tower

Enjoy a taste of traditional Scotland in this historic 5-star tower retreat surrounded by truly stunning Highland views. Guests at The White Tower at Taymouth Castle call it the ‘ultimate Scottish retreat', and you'll find it hard to disagree!  Surrounded by glorious Highland views, decorated in traditional Scottish style, this gorgeous hideaway will leave you feeling like the…

Comrie Croft Nordic Kata Tents

Comrie Croft Nordic Kata Tents

Enjoy a wee slice of gloriously green relaxation and fresh adventure in an authentic Scottish heartland home-from-home. Located just over an hour away from the bustling cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, you'll find Comrie Croft, a natureful Crieff haven packed full of everything you need for an environmentally friendly, pure air-filled getaway that offers something for absolutely…

Craighead Howf

Craighead Howf

‘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. Craighead Howf is found in the sensational Perthshire countryside, just moments from Dunblane, and it's here you'll discover four charming, unique and oh-so-welcoming howfs for an unforgettable Scottish retreat.…

Braidhaugh Park

Braidhaugh Park

Your Scottish riverside escape, complete with hot tub-equipped lodges and rustic glamping pods for all to enjoy! Featuring outstanding scenery in all directions from its exquisite location on Perthshire's River Earn, a stay at Braidhaugh Holiday Park feels as though you're refreshingly far away from all the stresses of daily life. Yet for those who enjoy strolling around bustling market…

Forest Holidays Strathyre

Forest Holidays Strathyre

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. Strathyre is one of Forest Holidays' exceptional locations, found in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in beautiful Perthshire. Here, 35 exquisitely designed woodland cabins are surrounded by peaceful…

Alexander House Glamping

Alexander House Glamping

Luxuriate in the beauty of the great outdoors, in welcoming en-suite yurts with hot tub or cosy horseboxes secluded in the lush grounds of a Scottish country house. If you've always wanted to experience the very best of rural Scotland, Alexander House couldn't be better located. Just 2.5 miles from the famed Gleneagles and less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, you'll find this…

Leven Earthship

Leven Earthship

A characterful wow factor eco-house in the heart of Scotland, complete with hot tub and outstandlng rural views across Loch Leven. Sleeping up to seven people in three cosy bedrooms, a break at Leven Earthship is the perfect excuse to reconnect with some of your favourite people. You'll find the elevated eco-home on a working farm, with built-in views that take in acres of countryside over…

Craighead Hobbit Howfs

Craighead Hobbit Howfs

Make like Bilbo Baggins, in a quirky and authentic hobbit home built right into the windswept Scottish hillsides. Fancy living the hobbit life, but without the arduous journey and heart-stopping battles Bilbo Baggins encountered in ‘Lord of the Rings?' Now, Craighead Howf, a traditional, welcoming Scottish stone-built farmhouse and steading in Perthshire, offers you the chance to do…

Glenshee Treehouses

Glenshee Treehouses

Two sumptuous, architect-designed treehouses secluded on the edge of Scotland's stunning Cairngorms National Park. If you could imagine the perfect setting for a romantic treehouse, you'd probably picture Perthshire's beautiful Glenshee, magnificently surrounded by mountains, forests and heather-strewn moorland dotted with wildlife. Located on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park,…

Stanley Cabin

Stanley Cabin

A hygge-infused, Scandi-style log cabin in the heart of Perthshire, with soothing views along the banks of the River Tay.  Perfect for that much-needed family getaway, Stanley Cabin is the perfect setting to soothe your souls.Sleeping up to six guests, you'll feel impossibly cosy in this beautiful Scandinavian log cabin, elevated on a hillside for gorgeous River Tay views.  With its…

The Treehouses at Lanrick

The Treehouses at Lanrick

Five sumptuous, eco-friendly tree-treats with idyllic riverside views, magically nestled on the borders of the Trossachs National Park. You'll find The Treehouses at Lanrick in a fairytale setting; amongst private woodland on the banks of the shimmering River Teith, with the Trossachs National Park a mere five-minute drive away. Designer-owners Simon and Louisa felt so passionate about sharing…

Spiers Lodge

Spiers Lodge

An artisan, eco-friendly couple's retreat in the magical heart of Scottish forestland, complete with hot tub and mesmerising Highlands views. Surrounded by enchanting forestland that's teeming with wildlife, Spiers Lodge is nestled in the grounds of the expansive Culdees Castle Estate, for a memorable and authentic Scottish break that's also packed with artisan luxury. The eco-friendly cabin for…

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