02 Sep Another 5* award for Cuil-an-Duin Country House
Sally and David are happy to announce that, following a thorough inspection by Visit Scotland, Garden Cottage and Red Squirrel Cottage have both been awarded a 5* Grading for Self Catering Accommodation by the Quality Assurance Panel. The 1 and 2 bedroom cottages can be booked separately or may be joined together by an interconnecting door to create a 3 bedroom cottage for up to 5 guests. Set in 20 acres of private woodland grounds, Cuil-an-Duin was built for the 9th Duke of Atholl and served as his private residence for over 20 years. The 5* award for Self Catering Cottages together with the existing 5* award for Bed and Breakfast in the main house means that guests now have a choice of accommodation styles to suit their needs without compromising on quality.
The inspector commented that “The standard of decoration is excellent, with all paintwork looking clean and fresh. Both cottages are furnished to an exceptional standard, with a combination of solid oak and high quality pine furniture, leather sofas, and superb interlined curtains. The standard of the lighting and heating is excellent, with the wood burning stove in Garden Cottage an attractive focal point. The 100% wool carpet in the bedrooms is ideal for this type of environment. All beds have Hypnos mattresses, wool duvets and well presented quality Egyptian cotton linen. The presentation is excellent, with the use of scatter cushions and quality throws.
The well equipped kitchens are an excellent standard, with plenty of work space available for food preparation etc. The bathrooms are well presented, with fixture, fittings and sanitaryware in pristine condition. The Highland Soap Co toiletries are an excellent standard, and guests will appreciate the quality of the towels provided.
The standard of housekeeping is exceptional, with all areas spotlessly clean.”