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Merlin Cottage

  • Portnellan
  • Glen Dochart
  • Crianlarich
  • Perthshire
  • FK20 8QS
no star
Self Catering


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Hire
  • Close to Golf Course
  • Close to Shops
  • Cot and Highchair
  • Countryside Views
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Family
  • Fishing On-site
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic Romantic
  • Lake Views
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Other Accommodation On-site
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • River Views
  • Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Bike hire
  • Fresh organic meats at reception
  • Clay pigeon/ Target shooting
  • Loch and river fishing
  • Free use of Canadian canoes

About this Holiday Cottage

A 19th Century semi-detached cottage brimming with traditional charm and character, 4 Star Merlin Cottage at award-winning Portnellan Highland Estate was originally a pig byre to the farm and comes complete with 3 feet thick stone walls.  Situated around the estate's private courtyard, the cottage has spectacular views towards the Loch and River Dochart plus a unique 'upside down' design featuring living space on the upper floor.  The cottage has been recently redecorated to a very high standard.

All are welcome - Portnellan offers a holiday experience to suit all tastes whether you're looking for that stunning Highlands romantic retreat or an activity getaway with over 40 munros within a 10 mile radius!  Guests enjoy inclusive access to free on-site loch and river fishing and free use of boats and Canadian canoes.  Bike hire, clay pigeon and target shooting are also available. Book direct online - short breaks, weekly bookings and long-stays are available all year round!

Living Areas

  • Entrance is from the private courtyard into a stone built porch area.
  • Living areas are upstairs with fantastic views towards Loch Dochart and surrounding lambing fields.
  • Stairs lead up to the landing.
  • A living and dining area with a suite, TV with Sky package, DVD and writing chest are to the right of the landing.
  • A fully fitted hand-built kitchen in Cherry wood is on the left of the landing, containing a washer/ dryer, NEFF ceramic hob, oven, a dishwasher and a combination microwave.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

  • Sleeping 4, Merlin has two downstairs bedrooms including a double and twin.
  • An adjacent bathroom contains a bath and an overhead shower.


Private courtyard leading into a stone built porch area with garden furniture.

Other Things to Note

  • Low energy LED lighting, brand new carpets and a mega flow hot water system all feature in the cottage.
  • Bedlinen, towels, double glazing and low energy electric heating are inclusive.
  • The on-site visitor centre has a shop, games, DVDs and fresh organic meat on sale for BBQs - WiFi and BBQs are available on request for a small extra fee.
  • Groceries can be delivered direct to your cottage ready for arrival by pre-order only.
  • Ever dreamed of owning your own luxury property in the Highlands?  Luxury properties sleeping 1 to 8 are available to buy or rent at the Portnellan Estate - call us direct to discuss, or find out more on our website.


Short breaks, weekly or longer stays welcome all year round.  Senior citizens and children under 12 receive a 10% discount.

Award-winning Portnellan Estate

Merlin Cottage is one of a selection of stunning 4 and 5 Star holiday properties within the Portnellan Estate.  We're a multi award-winning holiday experience, consecutively receiving a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.  The estate has also recently been shortlisted for Visit Scotland's Thistle Award category 'Best Self-catering in Scotland' for our region.

Around and About

Crianlarich village is just 2 miles from Portnellan, and a wealth of outdoor activity opportunities are within and around the Estate.  Pick up local guides and information from the on-site visitor centre.   A shop, loch and river fishing, boat/ Canadian Canoe and bike hire are all available.  Over 40 munros are within a 10 mile radius offering spectacular opportunities for hill walking. 


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