Dunalastair Estate lies in a National Scenic Area between the Cairngorm and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parks and has been featured on several BBC programmes including BBC Holiday, BBC Open Country and The Mart.
The Estate runs between Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch and is approximately 18 miles due west of Pitlochry (roughly 40 minutes by car but the cottages are scattered around the estate so times vary slightly).
Directions: From Pitlochry you can take either the B8019 to Tummel Bridge and from there on towards Dunalastair (signposted Kinloch Rannoch) on the B846 or, if coming from the north, you can leave the A9 at Calvine and follow the B847 south through Trinafour.
Detailed directions with post codes and where to find the keys will be sent on completion of booking.
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By filling in the box below with your Postcode, you will receive UK road directions to Dunalastair Estate.
Taxis must be booked in advance.
The nearest petrol stations are Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Blair Atholl. The latter is 24 hour and is pay at the pump by card.
For bus timetables Kinloch Rannoch to Pitlochry click here
Rannoch 'Dial a Bus' service
This is an on-demand transport service operating in the Kinloch Rannoch to Rannoch Station area, provided by two local taxi/private hire car (PHC) operators. Fares are equivalent to bus fares and Free Concessionary Travel is available to holders of a Scottish National Entitlement Card.
(You can download a pdf about the system here)
Journeys must be booked ahead. A 'dial a bus' taxi can pick you up and drop you off where you want within the prescribed area.
Dial a Bus operates within a defined area and time period and does not follow a fixed route or timetable.
Pitlochry Car Hire
If you are arriving by train, you can hire a car in Pitlochry from this company.
Pitlochry Station is approximately 18 miles east of Dunalastair and on the main line to Inverness from Kings Cross.
Rannoch Station is around the same distance west of Dunalastair on the West Highland Line. There are fewer services on this line but the train journey from Rannoch to Mallaig makes a lovely day trip on part of one of the UK's Great Train Journeys, part of which is known as the "Harry Potter Line"! Information can be found here.
In the small fishing village of Mallaig you can enjoy lunch overlooking the harbour before returning to Rannoch and your cottage in time for supper.
See also Trainline
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The following information may be useful in planning journeys and day trips.