Wildlife Break Examples

Ruggles Cottage, Dunira Estate

Sleeps 6 – WiFi – Dog Friendly – Log Burning Stove

Ruggles Cottage is a quiet retreat in rural Perthshire for up to six guests. Located between the villages of Comrie and St. Fillans on the historic Dunira Estate, this beautiful modernised traditional cottage offers both comfort and quality. Red kites, buzzards, deer and red squirrels may all be seen nearby in the stunning countryside surrounding the cottage. The cottage has three bedrooms, one king-sized en-suite and two twin rooms. There is a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge with log fire. WiFi is available at the cottage.

We will start early on your chosen tour day (between 7-9am depending on sunrise times) and visit Loch Earn to walk along the south side of the loch looking for woodland birds i.e. Wood Warbler, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Treecreeper, Bullfinch, various tit species, Buzzards and also keep our eyes peeled for Red Squirrels.

After this we will drive along a couple of glens in search of raptors such as Hen Harrier, Merlin, Kestrel, Peregrine and also Golden Eagle. We can also take a stroll for an hour or so (as preferred) to take in some of the must see local natural wonders such as the Deil’s Cauldron.

If you would like to extend your day's experience (summer only), after a break for dinner, we can come back before sunset to take you down to the River Earn with a chance of seeing Beaver or Otter.

We will provide lights snacks and water whilst out. If you don't want to cook when you get back we can recommend dining out at one of the local hotels in St Fillans such as The Achray House Hotel or the Four Seasons.

Prices will vary depending on length. Other similar accommodation is be available.

Please visit Cooper Cottages website to view their extensive range of cottages.

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