Atholl Estates' Blair Castle has been the home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries. The castle has had a diverse history, witnessing both turbulent and peaceful times, enlarged and adapted over 750 years. Home to politicians, soldiers, agriculturalists and entrepreneurs, the family history is brought to life against a backdrop of fine 18th century interiors and Scots Baronial architecture, in 30 rooms. The estate regularly welcomes visitors for weddings, private functions and corporate events, while opportunities to stay on the estate, explore the land and engage in many activities are also present.
With the rise in popularity of staycations within the UK and Scotland, Atholl Estates were pleased to create two new unique holiday accommodation offerings, the Lapwing and Curlew Shepherds’ Huts. Situated within Highland Perthshire, along with an abundance of wildlife and walking trails right from the doorstep, these properties are the ultimate retreat. Sitting on a stunning spot in the Tulliemet valley, the new shepherds’ huts command breathtaking views across Strathtay. Offering the ideal glamping getaway, they are surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, from osprey, nesting eagles, and deer to newly-arrived resident beavers in the Tulliemet River. The huts were lovingly handcrafted in Cumbria and designed for couples seeking a high-class glamping experience. Comfort is at the fore, with a king-size bedchamber, hand-stitched quilts, hot shower, fully fitted kitchen, electric underfloor heating, and log burning stoves. Combined with outdoor hammocks, a fire pit surrounded by wooden armchairs, and sheep wool rugs, the shepherds’ huts offer guests an unparalleled way to experience Scotland’s natural environment in luxurious comfort.