Beech Tree Cottage, Fingask Castle, Rait

Entire cottage hosted by Arlene F, & Andrew

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.


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Fingask Castle, and Beech Tree Cottage is half way between Perth and Dundee, and approx 1 hour drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Fingask has a 'magic' of it's own, set in a glen overlooking the Carse of Gowrie, the River Tay and has views over to Fife. It truly is a gem, hidden in the heart of the Perthshire countryside.
Beech Tree is one of our larger cottages so great for families or friends to share but also very comfortable for smaller groups and couples and for furry friends (pets) too.

The space
Beech Tree is a two storey cottage at the end of the courtyard. The house has oil-fired central heating and an open log fire (we do supply logs, but not kindling).
The ground floor has a sitting/dining room, kitchen, double bedroom with ensuite shower room and utility room with loo.

The sitting/dining room - with open log fire, two sofas, single reclining chair, a dining table that seats 6-8, and TV with freeview. A door leads directly to the shared lawn, garden furniture is supplied from spring to autumn. The shared play area is nearby with children's trampoline, swing and climbing frame.

The eat-in kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. Pots, pans, oven dishes, crockery, glasses and cups are all available. Also included is washing up liquid, a few dishwasher tablets, dish cloth/scourer and tea towels.
The utility room houses the washing machine and downstairs loo.

The stone staircase leads to the second floor where there are three bedrooms. The first is a single room with a cabin bed, narrower than a normal sized single bed, this will fit a smaller adult or child. The twin bedroom contains two standard single beds, next door is a bathroom with a bath and sink, in the cupboard here you will find the towels. Opposite is the family shower room containing a sink, large walk in shower and toilet.
The third bedroom at the end of the hall is a triple room with three single beds and a hand basin.
An occasional 'camp' bed is available if required, this can be used in either the twin or the triple bedroom. Bedding for this can be found in the blue chest in the twin bedroom.

Electricity and wi-fi is supplied with the hire of the cottage.
While the wi-fi is reasonable we are rural and cannot guarantee a strong signal. Especially if many people are using it at the same time. It is sufficient for browsing, for shorter facetime or zoom calls and usually ok for streaming Netflix or such like however perhaps not for prolonged periods or large/fast downloads. We would recommend downloading large files/movies or such like prior to arrival 'just in case'!

Pets are welcome at Fingask - please let us know they are coming.
They are not permitted on our furniture and must not be left alone in the cottage at any time. Dogs must be kept on a lead while out and about in the grounds - please respect this for the enjoyment of other guests and also to help us protect the wildlife and farm animals that are on/near our site.
Please ensure you clean up after your pet.

Cot/High Chair/Stairgate
We have a cot, high chairs and stair gates available to book if required. Please let us know on booking or prior to your arrival - depending on what time you arrive there may be no-one in the office so do let us know and they will be in the cottage for your arrival.

Check in
At the moment we don't have a formal check in proceure. Follow the directions to your cottage, give us a wave or a call in the office to let us know you have arrived.

There is a handbook you should find on the coffee table in the living room when you arrive. This will give you cottage information such as how the heating works etc. There is no wi-fi password.

Arlene is usually in the office Monday to Friday 9 am til 5pm, do get in touch with any queries. Messages are monitored over the weekend by Andrew or if anything urgent outwith office hours you can use the phone numbers to contact him or Helen. They live on site in the castle with their family, there is always someone on site for emergencies.

Also supplied -
bedding and towels (hand towels and bath towels)
hand soap
toilet paper
kitchen towel, washing up liquid, a few dishwasher tablets, bin bags.
iron and ironing board
No food or drinks are supplied, please bring what you need with you.
Due to present circumstances we do not any tea/coffee/salt/pepper etc.
There is a small Spar shop in the village of Errol (4/5miles approx).
Asda, Tesco, Aldi or Lidl supermarkets can be found in Perth and Dundee.
Both Asda and Tesco also deliver here should you prefer. Please plan any shopping deliveries for AFTER you arrive and make sure that you state the name of the cottage/house you are staying in.

Our outdoor pool is usually open from Easter until first frost (usually October). The pool is towards the top of the estate.
N.B. take appropriate care around the pool and use it respectfully. Any guest found to be using the pool cover as a diving aid will immediately be asked to leave. The pool is there for your enjoyment though some do not behave respectfully or responsibly leading to the motor/equipment being broken leaving the pool unusable and impacting on all site users.

Games Room
The games room is located at the back of the castle. Go up the stairs and turn left, at the end of the building on your right there is a door, they key is usually under the stone if its not in the lock. Please ensure that under 12's are not left unsupervised.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in Rait

Dec 8, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022

4.86 out of 5 stars from 51 reviews


Where you’ll be

Rait, Scotland, United Kingdom

Fingask is a wonderful place to explore! Full of magical places to discover from a Chinese Bridge to an Iron Age Fort! Statues and topiary trees fill the lawns and hide & seek can be played in the woods!

The Tufted Duck Cafe is a 10 minute stroll down the back drive to the village of Rait, excellent coffee and cake await, along with light snacks, also the Antiques centre to wander around, all open Monday to Saturday 10 am until 4.30 pm, Sundays 12 noon until 4 pm.

Hosted by Arlene F, & Andrew

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Welcome to Fingask Castle!
The estate sits on the hillside near the village of Rait. A super location for walks and wildlife, we have a games room for guest use and a swimming pool as part of the estate which guests are permitted to use at their own risk.
A secluded spot just a short drive from Perth and Dundee we are in a great location to explore the area or to simply relax and switch off from the wider world.
We have seven self catering cottages and nine Potting Sheds which are twin bed rooms with en-suite facilities. All have wi-fi so how connected you stay is entirely up to you!
Arlene looks after the bookings Monday to Friday.
Andrew looks after bookings over the weekends and evenings.
Andrew and Helen own Fingask and live on site with their family year round.
Let us know if you have any queries and we hope to see you soon!
Welcome to Fingask Castle!
The estate sits on the hillside near the village of Rait. A super location for walks and wildlife, we have a games room for guest use and a swimmi…

During your stay

Arlene is bookings administrator and usually found in the office just under the glass cover way close to the cottage between 9 - 5 Monday to Friday.
Outside of these times please refer to the cottage handbook on the coffee table where you will find contact names and phone numbers for those on site.
You will often also find Andrew (owner) in the office.
Arlene is bookings administrator and usually found in the office just under the glass cover way close to the cottage between 9 - 5 Monday to Friday.
Outside of these times ple…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy