based on 25 reviews
Patti (Hampshire)
Reality exceeds the photos!

This is a very wonderful and obviously much-loved cottage and one of the few that is even better in the flesh than in the photos. The communications you provide as well as the information was very thorough and helpful. The upstairs sitting area was a surprise and absolute delight with the most stunning view. You have made this into a very special place.

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 5/2021

Ross, Rachael, Anne & Emily (oh and Murphy) (Edinburgh)
Return Guests

Another fantastic stay at Bolthole! Lovely seeing the red squirrels and walking amongst the trees. See you next time. Cheers!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 5/2021

Stephen (Strathaven, Scotland)
Magical Cottage

This is an absolutely magical cottage. Everything you could need for a relaxing break is here. Beautiful location. Stunning scenery and interesting walks all on your doorstep. The local wildlife is fantastic too with a variety of birds visiting the many bird feeders and a few red squirrels also using the 'facilities' too. The interior is very well thought out and made us feel right at home. You can tell a lot of thought and care has gone into creating this space. The log burner was a real treat. My wife's 50th birthday was a part of the reason we came here and a few lovely touches were added by David & Lesley which were a big surprise when we arrived and hugely appreciated. If you are thinking of booking a wee escape in the country you could not ask for anything better than this. We will definitely be back. Don't hesitate.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 11/2020

Tina & John
Many thanks

Many thanks for a most enjoyable stay at Bolthole Cottage, for your generous hospitality, and for your wild, red squirrel garden! Autumn woodland trails and deer spotted hillwalks leave us with warm memories. Wishing you all the best. PS. We spotted a group of red-legged partridges.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 11/2020

Louise & Andy (London)
6 Stars!

An early frost nestles in the glen whilst the trees blaze with autumnal through the windows to the north……what a wonderful cottage, beautifully thought through inside and set in some of Scotland's best countryside. Out of 5 stars? Six! A wonderful place to spend nearly three weeks. We've had a brilliant stay and loved the beautiful cottage and countryside. We will miss the views, walks and wood-burner. Thanks vey much.

Young couple  |  stayed in 10/2020

Lynn (Yorkshire)
Top Accommodation

You will want for nothing at the Bolt Hole. It’s obviously so well-loved and David and Lesley really care that you enjoy your time there. It’s one of the best equipped and well-designed places we’ve stayed in and the views are wonderful from every window. If you’re active outdoor types there’s everything you need on the doorstep and if you prefer to hunker down, curl up with a book by the log burner or up on the mezzanine, it totally delivers. Comfy beds, a great kitchen, wonderful showers, lots of welcoming treats: a very special place to relax and forget the cares of the world for a bit.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 10/2020

Ross (Edinburgh)

Bolthole Cottage is a perfect retreat away from busy life! It's ideally situated in the countryside near Blairgowrie, but not too far away from local amenities. The cottage itself is furnished to a high standard throughout, sparklingly clean, and is set in the most stunning location. Our family of 4 (and pooch) loved our stay. David was helpful throughout the checkin process and during our stay, providing recommendations on walks and what to look out for locally. Stop reading this review now and just book it! :)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2020

Shaena (England)

I honestly don't know how to express just how phenomenal your cottage is. From the comfortable homely feel, wildlife, amazing log fire and the incredible quiet, to the scenery, it has been way above and beyond our expectations. A special thank you for the balloons and welcome basket. Speechless almost!!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2020

Agnes (Glasgow)

Staying at the cottage was like having a 5* hotel all to ourselves! The photos don't do it justice. David and Lesley have truly thought about everything - their attention to detail is outstanding.

Group  |  stayed in 8/2020

Great stay

We had such a lovely time at the cottage and really enjoyed the setting and outside space as well as the wonderful cottage. There were some really thoughtful touches such as a note for our children and little quiz and present! It was so comfortable and relaxing there. We’re looking forward to coming back next year!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2020

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