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Luxury Self Catering accommodation in the Highland Perthshire

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Smiddy Cottage is a delightful stone built cottage nestling in the beautiful Highland Perthshire countryside

A former working smiddy, dating back over 100 years. The four star property has recently been refurbished and offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to two people. A delightful place to stay to either relax or explore the countryside

The perfect rural base to explore Perthshire

Pitlochry is just 7 miles away and boasts a great number of shops, cafes and restaurants. Pitlochry is also home to the Festival Theatre, offering a number of plays and concerts throughout the season.


About Smiddy Cottage

A former working Smiddy famous for the making of the Cameron plough. The plough was exhibited in Edinburgh in 1886 and won a number of gold medals. The plough can be seen in the garden of the cottage.

Smiddy Cottage is a self-contained wing of the main house in Tullimet near Pitlochy, a beautiful setting within the Perthshire hills. Smiddy Cottage is a real ‘home form home’.

Entry into the cottage has three steps and there after the accommodation is on one level. The cottage accommodates 2 people and is entirely private with glorious views of the surrounding countryside.

Ideal for guests wishing for a quiet break to relax and unwind, there are many walks around the local area, and for the more energetic guests you can venture up the hills to some of the lochs.

Just 10 minutes’ drive takes you to the tourist town of Pitlochry; Dunkeld, Blair Atholl, Aberfeldy and Perth are all within a half hours drive making Smiddy cottage a perfect base for exploring Perthshire.

2018 Price & Availability

2nd £510 now £450
9th £510
16th £510
23rd £510
30th £550
7th Booked
14th £550
21st £550
28th £555
4th £555
11th £555
18st £555
25th £555
1st £505
8th £505
15th £505
22nd £505
29th £500

From the end of September we accept  nightly bookings for any arrival date. These nights are charged from £70 per night and exclude the Christmas & New Year Period.

Deposit of is required 25% on booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Booking made within 6 weeks of arrival are payable in full upon booking.

You can check in to Smiddy Cottage from 3pm, and the cottage should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. The keys for the cottage are stored in a key safe, please phone a few days before arrival and we will supply you with the key code for entry.

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Terms & Conditions of booking Smiddy Cottage

  1. A non-refundable 25% deposit is required at the time of booking.
  2. Payment in full is required 6 weeks prior to arrival.
  3. If a booking is cancelled within 1 month prior to arrival, a refund of 25% will be offered. If cancelled within 14 days of arrival, the full booking amount will be charged.
  4. Payment by cheque and BACS transfer is accepted, please ask for bank details when booking. 

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Things to Do

Blair Castle

Blair Castle

Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Visit the castle and enjoy a tour of 30 rooms and the collections they contain.


House of Bruar

A fabulous shopping experience for everyone. The House of Bruar has a wonderful food hall, an extensive range of clothing and a lovely restraunt.

things to do

The Hermitage Dunkeld

The Hermitage (Officially the Hermitage pleasure ground), at Dunkeld was created by John Murray the 3rd Duke of Atholl, in the mid to late 18th century as part of his home, Dunkeld House – to heighten his guests experience thrill and shear enjoyment as they walked to view the falls.

Ossian’s Hall, Hermitage Bridge and Ossian”s Cave were all added as “part of the 3rd Duke’s scheme to heighten the visitor’s thrill and imbue the area with a mystical history.”

The Hermitage is open all year round, it is run by the National Trust for Scotland. It is located just off the A9 after the Dunkeld going north turning on the left, where there are two large car parks (a £2 per car parking fee helps maintain the grounds) and the falls, Ossian’s Hall, Hermitage Bridge are about 1km away walking through some magnificent Douglass Fir trees, some of the tallest trees in Britain.

Wheel Chair users are accommodated for along a special route and there are a number of excellent way marked trails for those who wish to walk or cycle in the area. The Hermitage at Dunkeld is highly recommended.



Have you ever tried geocaching? What a fabulous way to see the local area. Click above to find out more about the exciting activity that is so much fun for all. Enjoy


North Perthshire Walks

Pitlochry is one of the most popular resorts in the Highlands and has been for over 150 years, a handsome stone-built town known for its theatre and fish-ladder. It is the gateway to an area of fine Perthshire Highland scenery; the glens here are fertile, the mountains beckoning and the rivers magnificient. To the north is Blair Atholl at the foot of Glen Tilt, one of the most beautiful glens in all Scotland and accessible only on foot. Blair Atholl is the northern end of Perthshire; further north is the bleak Drumochter Pass. Heading west is Loch Rannoch, presided over by mighty Schiehallion, one of the most popular Munros; this region also acts as a gateway to the wilds of Rannoch Moor.


Pitlochry Golf Course

Pitlochry Golf provides the perfect blend of exhilarating golf and pure relaxation. Wonderfully set in the gateway to the Highlands it offers an exceptional course that will test every element of your game.

Try your hand on our 18 hole par 69 course with its awe-inspiring views and undulating greens. The course is open to all – members, visitors and groups and offers enjoyable play for the average player and challenges the advanced. The 5700 yard course boasts manicured greens and tree-lined fairways with a majestic mountainous backdrop whilst the Clubhouse and Pro Shop offer great service and amenity.

Established in 1909 The Pitlochry Golf Club provides members with competitive and social golf all year round, priding themselves in having the balance of competitiveness and fun just about right, Pitlochry is the perfect place to enjoy all the benefits of golf club membership.


Crannog Centre

A crannog is a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago.

Many crannogs were built out in the water as defensive homesteads and represented symbols of power and wealth. The Scottish Crannog Centre features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling, built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA), registered charity no. SCO18418.

This authentic recreation is based on the excavation evidence from the 2,500 year old site of ‘Oakbank Crannog’, one of the 18 crannogs preserved in Loch Tay, Scotland. The STUA continues to explore other underwater sites in Loch Tay and further afield, regularly adding new discoveries to its award-winning centre at Kenmore, Perthshire.


Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The ‘Theatre in the Hills’ has an international reputation for the high quality and scale of its productions, drawing over 100,000 visitors every year to enjoy a unique repertoire which allows visitors to see a different show every night of the week – two on matinée days! Perfectly capsulated in the slogan ‘stay 6 days and see 6 plays’.

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Smiddy Cottage
Tulliemet, Ballinluig,  
PH9 0PA 

Call us on: 01796 482270

Latitude: 56.645 | Longitude: -3.620

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