Atholl Estates Shepherds Huts

UK Scotland Central Scotland Perthshire Perth

  • Campfires Allowed
  • Walking
Beautifully-designed shepherd's huts in a sprawling Scottish estate

The Atholl Estate stretches across 145,000 acres of sprawling countryside, moorland and woodland, providing some of rural Scotland’s best views. While this Perthshire estate has a variety of places for guests to stay, none are as enveloped in nature as its duo of luxury shepherd’s huts, with vast views across the small village of Strathtay and beyond. Comfortable and well-equipped for two, these thoughtfully-decorated huts make for an ideal retreat for couples looking for a picturesque getaway.

The two huts, named Lapwing and Curlew, boast a classy, modern-but-rustic aesthetic with all the necessary amenities packed into a cosy living space. Each hut's bedchamber is occupied by a king-size double bed, there's a hot shower and flushing toilet, along with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove for keeping things toasty. Winter's sorted here, then, though summer months are also well catered for thanks to the supplied fire pit and armchairs outside. Whether it's indoors or outdoors, you'll be able to enjoy a meal in at the dining table, or surrounding the fire while looking across the Tulliemet Valley. While the huts are just for the two of you, you're also able to take your furry friend with you for dog walks through the rolling Perth landscape — though make sure your hosts are aware of this four-legged visitor before your arrival!

Those staying in the huts are given free access to the Blair Castle and Gardens, with both attractions offering a window into Scottish history in the ancestral home of the Clan Murray and the seat of their chief, the Duke of Atholl. The vast estate also allows for exploration of Tulliemet Moor,  which forms part of the Forest of Clunie SSSI, where visitors can enjoy the local wildlife such as osprey, deer and otters, or even catch a glimpse of the estate's newly-arrived resident beavers. Beauty spots throughout the moor can be viewed by way of following the shepherd's hill track from its opening, while guests can also book in Beaver Tours in advance. Or, if you want to get a little more hands-on with your natural surroundings, take a short drive to Nae Limits, which provides outdoor adventures both on land and in the water that'll surely get the adrenaline pumping.

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Facilities

Our huts are luxurious and make for the perfect glamping getaway. Decorated beautifully, they offer block printed linens, hand-stitched quilts and the comfiest king-size bedchamber. You will be glamping with a hot shower, fully fitted kitchen, electric underfloor heating, and log burning stoves to keep you extra warm.

The two huts are 20m apart sitting in a meadow and surrounded by fields. There are hammocks to read in, an outdoor firepit with wooden armchairs, and sheepswool rugs.

Suitable For

The huts are ideal for couples looking for a relaxing holiday with the addition of quality facilities and a stunning setting. Well behaved pets are welcome, please ask at the time of booking.

Nearby

Please do explore nearby Tulliemet Moor, which forms part of the Forest of Clunie SSSI. Here you may spot osprey, lapwings and curlews, deer, trout, otters and – if you are lucky – our newly arrived resident beavers. There is a shepherds' hill track right from the door, which takes you to some hidden beauty spots.  Beaver Tours are run by Atholl Estates and can be booked in advance. The Loch of Lowes in nearby Dunkeld is also home to a pair of breeding ospreys and Loch Ordie is another beautiful spot with an abundance of walking trails.

Blair Castle is the ancestral home to the Earls and Dukes of Atholl and is the jewel in the crown of Atholl Estates. Situated in Blair Atholl, we recommend a visit to explore 750 years of Scottish history and experience the beauty and colour of Hercules Garden.

Local activities providers include Nae Limits, which offer white-water rafting and bungee jumping for those with an adventurous spirit!

Food & Drink

Dunkeld offers a host of independent delis, coffee shops and a fabulous bakery called Aran. Pitlochry and Ballinluig are not far by car, for additional services and entertainment during your stay.

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The Owner Says

Our luxurious shepherds' huts offer peace and tranquillity in the glorious surroundings of Highland Perthshire. Overlooking Strathtay within the Tulliemet Valley, they have far-reaching views of rural countryside, with exceptional comfort and handcrafted details to make it a memorable stay. 

Accommodation

Two shepherd's huts sleeping two.

Lapwing

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Situated in Tulliemet valley, our huts enjoy breathtaking views across Strathtay. Our huts are luxurious and make for the perfect glamping getaway. Decorated beautifully with printed linens, hand-stitched quilts, and the comfiest king-size bed. You will be glamping with a hot shower, fully fitted kitchen, underfloor heating and log burning stoves.

Curlew

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Situated in Tulliemet valley, our huts enjoy breathtaking views across Strathtay. Our huts are luxurious and make for the perfect glamping getaway. Decorated beautifully with printed linens, hand-stitched quilts, and the comfiest king-size bed. You will be glamping with a hot shower, fully fitted kitchen, underfloor heating and log burning stoves.

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Location

Contact Atholl Estates Shepherds Huts, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TH

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Getting There

Directions from A9 north:

Turn off at Ballinluig and take first left, past petrol station and first right, signed Tulliemet. Continue up this road for nearly two miles, when the road turns to the right take the drive straight ahead of you, signed Tulliemet House. (sat nav will tell you to carry on to a farm but ignore this).

Continue up a gravel drive, which becomes tarmac. When it goes up a hill towards the top you take the right fork and follow the track past three cottages and farm buildings. The huts are in the first field on your left where parking is provided.

Directions from A9 south:

Turn off the A9 for Ballinluig, go round roundabout and take the last turn to Ballinluig, past post office and turn right, past petrol station and first right signed Tulliemet. Continue up this road for nearly two miles. When the road turns to the right take the drive straight ahead of you, signed Tulliemet House (sat nav will tell you to carry on to farm but ignore this).

Continue up the gravel drive, which becomes tarmac. When it goes up a hill towards the top you take the right fork and follow the track past three cottages and farm buildings. The huts are in the first field on your left where parking is provided.

Please note sat nav takes you up 1st Tulliemet turn from A9 – this can be a dangerous turn and stops at the Milton of Tulliemet farm. The farm drive is very rough and to be avoided, so please continue on the public road for approx. 500m. When the public road turns to the left you will see gates to Tulliemet House on the right. Continue as above.

We don't recommend you use sat nav from the A9.

The closest stations would be Ballinluig, Dunkeld and Pitlochry and from there, a taxi would be able to bring you to the huts.

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