Lucie Howatson of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “This is an extraordinary opportunity to take on an established business in an absolutely beautiful location. The current owners have invested considerable time and money to create a first-class portfolio of holiday lets with absolute attention to detail. Each property has lovely, high-spec interiors, well-equipped kitchen and individual outdoor area, providing privacy, and each of the holiday cottages and treehouses has a hot tub and lovely views. The site also has attractive communal areas with mature trees and a wildlife pond. The high levels of repeat bookings are a testament to the care and dedication of the owners.

“In addition, Glenshee is an excellent location, being a renowned tourism hotspot in the summer and also attracting visitors all winter who come to Scotland’s largest ski resort at Glenshee, or to enjoy traditional field sports, cycling or walking. The potential for the purchasers to continue running the business while enjoying the beauty of this area is likely to generate a high degree of interest.”

The properties at Dalnoid are as follows:

  • Dalnoid Farmhouse – a substantial farmhouse sleeping eight, with three bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room, a large open-plan living/dining area and spacious country kitchen. There is a large garden with private hot-tub, summer house, BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven.
  • Three attractive traditional holiday cottages – The Coo Shed, The Groose Hoose and Smiddy Cottage, all sleeping four, with two bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, stylish lounge with log-burner and with their own enclosed garden and hot tub outside.
  • Two architect-designed luxury treehouses for two people, (Silver Birch and Scots Pine) offering distinctive, open plan accommodation and features such as log-burning stoves in the lounge, high-end kitchens and super king-size beds. The treehouses each have an extensive decking area outside with seating, and hot-tubs offering privacy and lovely views.
  • A bespoke Shepherd’s Hut is situated in an elevated position with beautiful views to the south and east across the neighbouring farmland, Blackwater River and the hills of Glenshee. The cosy Shepherd’s Hut has a lounge/dining area with wood burner, well-equipped kitchen area, a double-bed, en-suite shower-room and its own private garden area with hot tub, BBQ, comfy seating and a picnic bench for alfresco dining.

There is also potential to further develop the business, subject to the necessary planning consents. An area of land to the north of the site has not been developed and could potentially be a site for a further cottage or shepherd’s hut, subject to planning consent. In addition, planning permission was previously granted to refurbish The Barn (currently used for storage), as a one bedroomed holiday property. This permission has now lapsed but there is the potential to seek its reinstatement.

The plot extends to about 4.40 acres (1.78 hectares) in total.

Dalnoid is very accessible, with the attractive town of Blairgowrie only about 13 miles away and Braemar 21 miles. The county town of Perth is about 29 miles distant, offering a wide range of shops and services while Edinburgh is about 73 miles.

Perthshire, and in particular Glenshee, welcomes tourists throughout the year. Glenshee is home to the largest ski resort in Scotland, the Glenshee Snowsports Centre, where skiing within the breath-taking landscapes of The Cairnwell, Meall Odhar and Glas Maol takes place in the winter months. In the summer, walkers come from far and wide to challenge themselves on the many Munros, or to take on the Cateran Trail which includes paths through nearby Strathardle and Glen Isla. For golfers, Dalmunzie Hotel at The Spittal of Glenshee has a 9-hole golf course and there is the Rosemount championship golf course at Blairgowrie. Traditional sporting pursuits including shooting and fishing can be enjoyed locally near Blairgowrie and throughout the Angus Glens, plus there are opportunities for simulated shooting skeets near Dunkeld and Dundee.

All of the holiday properties at Dalnoid have enjoyed excellent occupancy rates in recent years – further details are available from Galbraith.


Dalnoid Cottages and Treehouses, Glenshee, Perthshire, is for sale as a whole for offers over £1,750,000.