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7 Nights  

  • £1165  to  £1625

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Short Breaks From

  • £235 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £325 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking

About Keepers Cottage

Keepers Cottage is on Castle Menzies Estate in the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Guests enjoy a quiet location on the estate with access to 17 acres of private grounds close to Aberfeldy in the Upper Tay Valley. The description "cottage" is a little more rustic than the reality. Keepers Cottage is a gorgeous detached self-catering holiday home with space for six people to sleep in three spacious bedrooms with accommodation over two levels. Every bedroom can be configured either as a king or a twin, giving the flexibility that makes the property suitable for families or friends.

Aberfeldy is a fantastic place to get an authentic Highland experience. The small but thriving community is beside the banks of the Tay, Scotland's longest river. Aberfeldy was once the most prominent market town in Perthshire, and many of its businesses are proud to be independently owned and locally run. Don't miss the busy farmer's market if you're there on the first Sunday of the month from May to October. A tour of the Dewar's Distillery should be on the itinerary of any whisky lover, though you can always stop by their cafe, whisky lounge, or distillery shop if you're short on time.

A few miles from the Menzies Estate, Loch Tay attracts anglers and watersports enthusiasts of all persuasions, from sailors to SUPers and wild swimmers. The landscape is also a magnet for hikers, especially with Glen Lyon on the doorstep waiting for you to discover. Walking here means you're treading in the footsteps of the chieftains of Clans Menzies and Campbell or, if you're following the Birks of Aberfeldy trail, on the same route favoured by Robert Burns in the 1780s. Winding roads and challenging mountain climbs make this a memorable holiday for cyclists and mountain bikers, with bike hire and guided tours available locally.

Local attractions include Tay Forest Park, the Scottish Crannog Centre, Drummond Castle and Blair Castle. Castle Menzies, the historic seat of Chiefs of Clan Menzies for more than five centuries, opens to visitors between Easter and the end of September and is just down the road from the cottage. Further afield, Pitlochry is around half an hour's drive from Keepers Cottage, Perth is an hour, and you're only an hour and a half from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Keepers Cottage is an idyllic Highland retreat. Bookings are available all year round so you can enjoy the spectacular scenery in all seasons.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Kate McDiarmid joined Independent Cottages in December 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Perth and Kinross)

Accommodation Comprises:

Keepers Cottage is a wonderful period holiday home with accommodation over two levels. It is beautifully maintained and furnished in a comfortable style that suits the age of the property.


  • Large living/dining room and kitchen with multi-aspect windows and garden views. The living area is comfortably furnished with leather sofas convenient for the flatscreen TV with Freeview channels and a DVD player. The pine dining table seats six.
  • Next to the dining room, the well-equipped kitchen is perfect for a family self-catering holiday. As well as a full complement of pots, pans, crockery and glasses, the owners have installed a dishwasher and a washing machine for guests' convenience.
  • Bedroom One is a spacious suite with a superking bed that can be separated into two single beds, depending on your preference. There is a charming seating area with a bay window and proper storage. The ensuite has a walk-in shower, bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • Two huge bedroom suites give guests the sense of staying in a country house hotel rather than a holiday cottage. Each room has a separate seating area, ample storage, and superking/twin beds configured to your needs. Both ensuite bathrooms have a bath, walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Keepers Cottage has a private garden with guests having plenty of off-street parking and use of the estate's 17 acres of grounds.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. A travel cot and a highchair are available - guests to bring cot bedding if it is required. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.

Keepers Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (3 King/Twin Ensuites)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1165
To £1625
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1887 829666 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Kate McDiarmid
Member Since December 2021

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Keepers Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th July 2024