based on 21 reviews
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

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

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

Perfect stay

Bolthole Cottage is perfect in every way! Beautiful house, fantastic location and excellent communication at all times. David was a wonderful host and we were so appreciative of the treats left upon our arrival (our pup was too!). We can’t wait to come back! Thank you David.

Young couple  |  stayed in 7/2020

Jane (Cambridge)
First post-lockdown Guest

We were delighted to be your first post-lockdown Guests having been thwarted by the turn of events for our Easter break. It has been a particularly special experience to spend time away from home in summer 2020 in such a beautiful setting. we thoroughly enjoyed being socially distanced here and appreciate all the extra effort you have had to make. Thanks for your kind and considerate hospitality.

Group  |  stayed in 7/2020

Louise, Juliene, Sophie & Julie (Dundee)
End of Uni weekend

We had a lovely weekend away from the chaos! The cottage was perfect and we enjoyed all the little touches in the place. We wish we could stay longer. Thank you very much for your hospitality.

Group  |  stayed in 3/2020

Raphael (UK)

“David's Bolt hole Cottage is one of the best airbnbs we've experienced. The cottage is beautiful, very comfortable, well appointed and tastefully furnished. The location is spectacular and the hosts provided excellent advice on good walks and places to visit in the area. We'd highly recommend Bolthole Cottage, and hope to return ourselves.”

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2019

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