The Lettoch Cottages in Perthshire

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Just outside the town of Pitlochry, centrally located for visiting the Highlands and Cairngorms National Park, are three cottage rentals—the Lettoch Cottages—that make you stop and ask, ‘Do people really get to live here?’

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Since we were two couples traveling together, we rented the Cow Shed and Cow Shed 2, side by side. What a peaceful, cozy, and stunning place to stay, being located high up on a hill above the village of Killiecrankie with a misty view of rolling hills and sheep scattered! Whether taking a country walk or sitting by the fire, it’s hard to pull yourself away from the surroundings at Lettoch Cottages.

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And right next door is the most charming bed and breakfast, the Hayloft, if you need a night or two before checking into Lettoch Cottages.

There is no shortage of inns and pubs nearby, offering fish and chips, fish pie, steak pie, and other comfort foods.

Four favorites:

Blair Atholl Watermill: Delicious soup, sandwiches, and homemade bread.

Moulin Hotel: Delicious pub food, such as leek pie. (Atholl Arms Hotel, their sister hotel, looks amazing for dining.)

Killiecrankie Hotel: Delicious food in a cozy, charming dining room, just minutes from Lettoch Cottages.

Atholl Palace Hotel: Beautiful grounds. Sit on a sofa on the casual pub side for fish and chips and enjoy the rolling Perthshire hills.

Back in the Rolling Hills of Perthshire

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Perthshire with its stunning hills and mountains dotted with sheep and ancient stone walls and bridges is a place we just weren’t done with yet. So we made our way back to discover a little more and establish some roots. We returned to the region of Perthshire in Scotland to a small village called Killiecrankie, just outside the larger town of Pitlochry.

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But the main reason we returned was to bring my husband’s parents on a trip of a lifetime so that his mom could see where her mom had grown up. Upon finding what seemed to be the farm we were looking for according to Google Maps, something just didn’t seem right. The house was too new to be the original farmhouse from the 1920’s. We knocked on the door, but no one answered. So then we noticed across the street a long private driveway and sheepishly decided to drive down it to see if that could be the farm. After making our way down the long road, we arrived to find an older woman standing in the yard, and we nervously got out of the car to explain ourselves. Upon telling her that we were looking for a certain farm, she said, “This is the farm!” Delighted, she invited us to have a look around. It warmed our hearts for our mom to walk the grounds where her mom had once walked.

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Our time in Perthshire, exploring quaint villages and venturing to other parts of Scotland, was memorable indeed. Next time, I can’t wait to share the charming rentals where we stayed, overlooking the misty, rolling hills of Perthsire.

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Escape to the Rolling Hills of Perthshire

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Just a mere hour from the Edinburgh Airport in a misty land of rolling hills with sheep and cattle grazing about awaits the Hayloft—the most charming, high-quality, peaceful retreat one could find to stay for a night or two! On our way to Scotland’s Isle of Skye, we spent a night, and I was ready to move in. Though I love the sun of Provence, I immediately felt like I could live in this beautiful place. Another place that feels like a world away, like something out of a Jane Austen novel.

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The Hayloft Bed and Breakfast, just outside of Pitlochry, is composed of two independent cottages—the Hayloft and the Barn. We stayed in the Hayloft, a beautifully decorated room with the most gorgeous high-quality fabrics and peaceful views. I couldn’t stop staring out the window at the sheep grazing on the hill or at the charming, rustic outside terrace, which reminded me of  le Clos de Rohan in Provence.

We had the most peaceful sleep in this quiet location. And our morning breakfast basket delivered to our room was a delight—yogurt, berries, croissants and honey, and freshly brewed coffee. Do we really have to leave? I still can’t stop thinking about this place.

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Before we headed out to the Isle of Skye, we took a little walk down a misty lane.

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Serious charm for days! Why is everything so cute?

À bientôt!