Inside Squirrel Cottage

For a cottage in Pitlochry area, Squirrel Cottage at Killiecrankie is ideally placed and within easy reach of all the facilities.

Squirrel cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard, as we would our own home. As one pair of guests said “The accommodation was superlative and is highly recommended. We were very comfortable and the rooms are large!”

Squirrel Cottage Pitlochry sunroom has a dining room table and 6 chairs. Fitted with pull down blinds all round allows for privacy and shutting out the sunlight if required.

The comfortable living room has a sofa, armchair and television with video, DVD player and wood pellet stove. There are two windows that look out on to the wooded gorge of the Altgurnaig Burn (river) below.

Squirrel cottage heating system, pellet fire, electricity, hot water and telephone. There is a wood pellet stove in the living room – this allows you extra heat plus a real flame. Wood pellets are sold at cost of £3 per coal skutle which burns for about 4 hours continuosly. Meter readings for the electricity which includes heating the hot water (most people use aboutWood pellet fire £7 to £10 for the week, the highest reading we have had was £13, (when they switched on the electric immersion heater). The telephone reading will be taken when you arrive,and when you leave and payment made for the units used, (you pay exactly what we are charged – there is no mark up). The oil fired central heating system, is metered so you pay for the litres of oil you use – again there is no mark up! We find some people are out most of the time and use very little, others stay in and use more. We believe the fairest system is for everyone to pay for exaxctly what they use, as opposed to us adding a fixed additional charge, which results in those who use less are subsidising those who use more.

Large bedroom at Squirrel Cottage PitlochryThe beds can be made up as doubles or twin single beds (let us know when you book how you want them made up). There is plenty of cupboard space, in the bedroom, with a built in cupboard all along one wall.

The double glazed one way window looks out on Squirrel and bird feeders, a small wildlife pond and the Oak wood at the back of the house. It is here Roe Deer are occasionally seen early in the mornings or in deep winter January, February and March feeding in the middle of the day. It is a lovely natural view, un spoilt by man.

Squirrel Cottage Pitlochry bathroom consists of a cast iron bath, a high pressure main shower (so plenty of pressure). The shower also has a shower seat for those who prefer to have a seated shower, it flips down from the wall. There is a toilet and wash hand basin. We also provide two large towels and hand towels, plus a couple of rolls of toilet paper.

The bathroom is situated just outside the bedroom literally one step away from the bedroom door.

The  kitchen backs on to the living room, with two windows looking out on the stone drive. The work tops are on 3 sides, a washing machine, dish washer, fridge, kitchen top freezer and micro wave with pots and pans, all cutlery, hand towels and crockery provided.

Squirrel Cottage by Pitlochry is a lovely self catering cottage, ideal for couples looking for something that bit special.