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Award-Winning 5 Star Luxury Private Retreat - Hot Tub, Tennis, Fishing, Horses

Family-friendly Auchterarder accommodation with fireplace and kitchen

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Auchterarder, SCT, United Kingdom
  • My husband and I have just come back from three nights at The Retreat and we can’t speak…

    Nov 24, 2021

  • The Retreat lived up to its name in every way. Easily one of the best self-catering…

    Aug 7, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair

What’s around

  • Innerpeffray Library - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • St Serf's Church - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Gleneagles Golf Course - 7.4 mi / 12 km
  • Ochil Hills - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Drummond Gardens - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Scone Palace - 14.1 mi / 22.7 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

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About this cottage

This award-winning, VisitScotland 5 star Luxury Retreat has the perfect location for a holiday cottage in Perthshire; quiet and secluded with amazing views over the Strathearn Valley, yet only 10 minutes from Scotland's Best Restaurant, Gleneagles Hotel, Spa and Golf Courses and the Scenic Scottish Highlands.

Retreat Guests enjoy the use of a fabulous wood burning hot tub which has the most amazing views over the valley, a lovely Tennis Court and free Salmon Fishing on the River Earn. As well as seasonal organic vegetables from the Estate.

We have a nearby Horse Paddock so that guests can bring a maximum of two horses and a large fenced in garden for dogs.

The City of Perth, Glenturret Whisky Distillery, Drummond Castle Gardens and Crieff are only 15 mins from the cottage. Scone Palace, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument are all easily accessible in under 30 mins as is Loch Tay and the Scottish Highlands.

Edinburgh and Glasgow are both reached within an hour, making the Retreat the ideal base for a holiday in Scotland.

This special Retreat is reached by private access and is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Trinity Gask Estate.

The Interior of this Gorgeous Cottage is simple, fresh and contemporary. There is a large, high-ceilinged, open-plan kitchen/living area with a stylish well equipped kitchen complete with a dining table for 8. In the living area, large comfortable leather sofas are perfect for stretching out on in front of the open fire.

There are two spacious and beautifully decorated Bedrooms:

The Double Bedroom is very large and spacious with windows to the East and West with uninterrupted views over the Strathearn Valley. The super king bed is extremely comfortable and is made up with crisp Egyptian cotton linen. Both bedrooms have more than ample hanging and shelf space and come with hair-dryers, fluffy robes and slippers.

The pretty Twin Room is bright and airy. 2 West windows provide views towards Ben Vorlich and the Crieff Hills.

The family Bathroom has a big doubled ended bath, separate walk in Shower and is stocked with organic shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion.

The second Bathroom is an en suite shower room with a large walk in shower and gorgeous views south over the valley. There is door from this bathroom out onto a terrace which is the perfect place to enjoy the morning sun with a coffee in the robes and slippers provided.... enjoy that holiday feeling!!

Adjacent to the back door is a separate outhouse/utility room, which is the perfect washing and drying room. There is a large stainless steel sink, washing machine, plenty of cupboard and hanging space, an overhead pulley and underfloor heating. Spacious, airy and warm, it is the ideal place for pets to sleep when they are not in the garden.

Please note that, due to our allergy free status, pets are not allowed in the house at any time.

We also offer a free welcome pack to all guests on arrival (milk, bread, coffee/tea, fruit, biscuits, jam, eggs).

We also include toiletries and bathrobes and slippers.

For your entertainment, there is a 37' HD Smart TV flat screen with free SkySports, DVD, Ipod docking station and CD/radio player and a karaoke machine! There is a good selection of games and an abundance of touring, walking and cycling maps as well as interesting books on Scottish wildlife, history and culture.

What’s around


  • Innerpeffray Library - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • St Serf's Church - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Gleneagles Golf Course - 7.4 mi / 12 km
  • Ochil Hills - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Drummond Gardens - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Scone Palace - 14.1 mi / 22.7 km
  • Crieff Visitor Centre - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Phoenix Falconry - 9.6 mi / 15.4 km
  • Drummond Castle Gardens - 10.2 mi / 16.4 km
  • Huntingtower Castle - 10.5 mi / 16.8 km

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 53 min drive
  • Dundee (DND) - 35 min drive
  • Gleneagles Station - 14 min drive
  • Perth Station - 18 min drive
  • Dunblane Station - 27 min drive
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Auchterarder, SCT, United Kingdom

The manager

Lisa Roberts

Speaks: English, French, Italian

The cottage

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Massages
  • Near theme parks
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Snow sports gear
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Tennis courts


  • Access to spa tub


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Beach towels
  • Beach loungers

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

The property is provided by our partners at Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Vrbo once you’ve completed your booking.

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Delivino Auchterarder (5.8 mi), Cafe Mimi's (6 mi), and Sheray Punjab (6 mi).
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, birdwatching, and ecotours. Relax in the spa tub after a day on the slopes or enjoy the use of a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pure Slice of Heaven

    Had a 3 night stay at the Retreat. Couldn't have been better! Would highly recommend. Thanks Lisa and Jamie for a lovely relaxing break.

    Alison B., 3 night trip, Sep 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A retreat in every way.

    Spent a fantastic week at Lisa and Jamie's property for a week of walking and just getting away from it. Exceeded our expectations in every way, peaceful, beautiful vista's all around and far enough but close enough for whatever activities you wish to chose. Racing at Perth is a lovely day out, country pubs and farm shops a plenty and the walking close by or further afield at the Trossachs National Park or the Lomond hills as recommended by Lisa were a rewarding day out and with challenging walks for all levels. Lisa and Jamie were lovely hosts and after a very welcoming introduction and overview we were left to enjoy our holiday, however when needed they were happy to help anf ensure our stay was problem free and the opportunity we needed to recharge our batteries. We will without hesitation be returning in the future as long as we can get booked as I am sure this property will be booked up with many returning guests which is a testament to the lovely owners. Thank you Lisa and Jamie.

    Wayne C., Other trip, May 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything thought of

    Not only was The Retreat was a fantastic property in a beautiful location, the hosts made us feel so welcome with being so readily contactable, lighting the fire for the hot tub before we arrived and providing a very generous welcome package - although the Prosecco didn’t last long!. Everything we possibly could have needed was provided by the hosts - dressing gowns and slippers for the hot tub, binoculars and umbrellas for a walk, and ample firewood for the fire - all these touches really made for a great stay - definitely one of the best properties we’ve stayed at in the UK.

    David W., Other trip, Oct 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay in idyllic home

    Thanks to Lisa for a brilliant stay in The Retreat. Very easy to find with the directions from Lisa, such a fantastic, rural property that feels very private but close to Perth, Crieff and Auchterarder. Communication from Lisa prior to stay very helpful and check in process easy with property and keys available on arrival. Very clean house with lots of kitchen accessories available to make stay easy and homely. Hot tub great too with fabulous views. Look forward to going back to the Retreat in the future, thank you Lisa

    Alan F., Other trip, Nov 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect in way. We had a wonderful time at the Retreat

    We had a wonderful time at the Retreat. Communication with Lisa and Jamie was prompt, friendly and super efficient. The cottage really does have everything you need for a five star holiday. The views are fantastic, it is so peaceful and the hot tub is wonderful. Outside it is nice to have so many outdoor seats to enjoy the peacefulness and indoors the furnishings are perfect- comfy beds and sofas and huge TV to enjoy Sky Sports! The kitchen has everything you can possibly need. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Jason L., Other trip, Jul 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Simply perfect

    This home is beautiful very spacious and modern.You have everything you could possibly need very clean .The outside views are stunning nothing better than sitting in the hot tub at night watching the sun go down .We will definitely return soon .

    Sharon M., Other trip, Nov 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Holiday heaven

    Ticked all the boxes for us as a family ,a great weeks chill out,all Lisa’s recommendations much appreciated . See you next time . The Hughes’es

    dave h., Other trip, Aug 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peaceful luxury

    A well appointed property in idyllic surroundings. The perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet close enough to everything you might possibly want. The log fired hot tub makes it extra special.

    Andrew H., Other trip, Oct 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing weekend

    We had a fantastic time at the retreat. We where welcomed by Lisa who showed us around the retreat and even left a basket of books and toys for my kids to explore. Lisa and Jamie have thought of everything at the retreat. It is a beautiful place to relax. It was a perfect setting for our engagement as my partner proposed to me. The only thing we needed was an extra nights stay so we booked an additional night! Can’t wait to return again!

    Gaynor R., Other trip, Jan 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The perfect retreat!

    My wife and I stayed here over the Christmas week and had a wonderful time. The property is perfectly named as it sits on its own in a quiet spot on farmland overlooking rolling hills. However, Auchterarder and Perth are only a short distance away and the property has all the creature comforts you need and finished to a high standard. Lisa and Jamie were wonderful hosts and even put a Christmas Tree up for us and made sure the hot tub was ready and kettled boiled for when we arrived. We’ve already booked it again for next year!

    Darren M., Other trip, Dec 31, 2019

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