Dall Cottage Camping

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Grass tent pitch (added by manager 28 Sep 2022)
Pitches by the river (added by manager 28 sep 2022)
Pitch no.1 in some early morning shade (added by visitor 23 jul 2021)
View looking towards the cairngorms (added by manager 06 jul 2019)

  • Peaceful setting with riverside pitches and views of the Cairngorms
  • A 15-min drive from Blair Atholl, 20 from Pitlochry and 60 from Perth
  • Semi-wild camping with hot shower plus free-range eggs for sale
Peace in Perthshire, with views of the Cairngorms? Come along to Dall Cottage Camping. The sensible folk here have set up their small site to stay as close to nature as possible, keeping the vibe as semi-wild camping in a rural wildlife haven. The site is next to the River Garry over a river ford crossing and is only accessible to walkers, cyclists and 4x4 vehicles, which means a definite remote feel as well as plenty of space… (parking and a lift in a 4x4 are available for those travelling in normal cars). And for your adventures off site? This is a stunning setting for outdoor days: on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park (Britain’s biggest, fact fans), a short drive from three lochs and just north of Tay Forest Park. There’s easy access to towns and cities too: Pitlochry is 20 minutes’ drive away, the Fair Trade shopping of Aberfeldy within 40, and Perth just over an hour. Blair Atholl, home to the Atholl Country Life Museum and Blair Castle, is 15 minutes from the site. Wild camping of any flavour most certainly needs fire, and the Dall Cottage team turn up trumps here too, providing firepits for guests’ use so that eats, drinks and stargazing can be done alongside toasty flames. Amenities are well thought out too: there’s a hot shower, clean and well-equipped compost toilet. Please note that only four wheel drive vehicles can be parked next to the pitch; other cars will need to be parked on the other side of the river (transport can be provided across the river on arrival and departure, but please provide the team with a time in advance).

Site type

Tent pitches 4
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • Access to the site is through a river across a rough un-surfaced ford, so is only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with good ground clearance. Campers on foot, bike, or trail-type motorbikes can also cross, but with caution and by experienced riders. Most of the time the river is low, allowing for crossing, however, on occasion the river can rise quickly after heavy rainand be un-passable, please be aware of this. If you're travelling in a normal car, you'll need to park on the other side of the river and use the site's 4x4 to transport your gear (please arrange this in advance).

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Will 100% go back. Despite the weather had a fantastic weekend.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Great campsite, very spacious. Tents were a good distance from eachother and every pitch had its own fire pit. The shop was a nice touch which I wasn’t expecting and owners were fantastic.

Disliked: Male toilet inside lock didn’t quite line up so found it difficult to lock and still unsure how the shower was meant to lock. We were the only ones on site so didn’t ask for assistance though.

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Absolutely amazing place with shower and toilet.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Absolutely amazing place with shower and toilet.

Recommend to friends Visit again

I like everything about it from the owners being very welcoming to…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Bradley B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: I like everything about it from the owners being very welcoming to the camp site and even the trip to the camp site. Firstly as soon as you arrive you leave you car one-sided of the stream and then get an amazing trip over a stream to enter the camp in an ex military vehicle to a stunning camp site. The whole camp site is very eco friendly and has places where you can set a fire and also has a small shack where you can buy marshmallows, chocolate and firewood in there, this was amazing making it a true camping experience. in the morning if you are leaving all you need to do is get in contact with the owner to get a trip back over the stream and back to you car. like I said I really enjoyed it I would give it a 10/10 and would definitely book it again if I go back up that way.

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Beautiful setting and clean facilities but all the wilderness is maintained.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful setting and clean facilities but all the wilderness is maintained.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site. With clean facilities and good pitches next to river

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Sophie S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Really enjoyed our stay at Dall cottage. Had to cross a ford to access the campsite, our car wouldn’t get across but no bother as there is a truck that can be arranged to take you across. Definitely has everything you need, a little shop with drinks, wood and blankets. Toilet and shower were both good, kept very clean. Had a real remote feel to the campsite, not many other campers and spaced out enough to not feel crowded. Each pitch has a ready set up fire pit area which is a really nice touch. The campsite is close to Pitlochry for shops and day out, plenty of walks to be had in the area. Overall had a great stay, enjoyed the walk across the river to access the site. Friendly and helpful owners.

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Wonderful campsite and very friendly owners. The campsite shop is a brilliant…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Wonderful campsite and very friendly owners. The campsite shop is a brilliant idea. We loved our stay here.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Fantastic location. Toilets are spotless. Peace and quiet next to the river.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Fantastic location. Toilets are spotless. Peace and quiet next to the river. Will definitely be back

Recommend to friends Visit again

Tremendous location. Secure. Brilliant hosts, really friendly and helpful. Small amount of…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Steven H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Tremendous location. Secure. Brilliant hosts, really friendly and helpful. Small amount of pitches was a great idea, really makes the campsite feel unique and I always felt comfortable and safe. Was super lucky it was in the mid 20s the day I was there and the river was amazing to swim in! Dog loved it too! Will be back for sure. Thanks.

Disliked: Nothing. Was exactly as described and if you prepare then you'll have a great time.

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All of it. The peace and quiet. The location. The cute set…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: All of it. The peace and quiet. The location. The cute set up. Couldn't fault a thing and can't wait to go back.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Good location for a night before a Highland adventure

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Being beside the River Garry covers any nearby noise from the road, the sound of cuckoo's in the trees along the railway line, the fire pits, and the friendly owners and all terrain vehicle that can carry you across the river to the pitches.

Disliked: Not really a dislike but the site will be even better when the planted trees have grown some height, allowing more forested and private pitches

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Dall Cottage Camping

Calvine

Pitlochry

Perthshire

Scotland

PH18 5UL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

56.79702°N
-4.03159°W

Route directions

From the south, stay on the A9 until you see the turnoff signposted Dalnamein to the left. Take the turning and almost straight in front of you you'll see two metal farm gates. Go through the gates (please do close all gates behind you) down the track and park on the right just before the river. Please text in good time prior to your arrival should you need assistance with crossing the river. From the north, look out for the Dalnamein sign to your right 1 mile after the dual carriageway and follow as above.

Nearest transport

Coach
13 mi Fishers Hotel
13 mi Fishers Hotel
16.8 mi Bus Bay
Rail
7.2 mi Blair Atholl Rail Station
12.5 mi Dalwhinnie Rail Station
13 mi Pitlochry Rail Station

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Local village Blair Atholl is a pretty place to start wanderings off at, for a stroll around the extensive gardens of 13th-century Blair Castle… followed by fish and chips at the town’s acclaimed takeaway. Scottish tweed, other clothing and gifts are all sourceable at the House of Bruar. The Pitlochry fish ladder is a local destination to take your camera along to: this famed fishway has 34 pools in total, including one with an underwater viewing area and CCTV for easy viewing. In town, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre has performances and festivals throughout the year, or if you’re feeling energetic you can strike out on the long-distance Rob Roy Way which runs for 79 miles from Pitlochy to Drymen in Stirling. More walking paths and mountain biking routes are close by, along with walks by Loch Rammel, Loch Errochty and Loch Tummel all within 25 minutes’ drive. More placid options include the zoo and safari park of the Highland Wildlife Park (45 minutes’ drive), Aviemore (55 minutes), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (also 55 minutes) and Scone Palace (an hour and five minutes). Further afield, get along to Dundee or St Andrews (an hour and 25 minutes and an hour and 45 minutes away respectively), for several castles and Firth of Tay views at the former and some of the most famed golf in the world at the latter.

Must see

Blair Castle 6.8 mi

Braemar Highland Heritage Centre 27.9 mi

Braemar Castle 28.5 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Falls of Bruar 4.3 mi

Old Bridge of Tilt - Glen Tilt - Gows Bridge 7.2 mi

Schiehallion from Braes of Foss 8.3 mi

Schiehallion Scramble 8.4 mi

Beinn a'Ghlo from Loch Moraig (Blair Atholl) 9.1 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Perthshire?

  • Does Dall Cottage Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dall Cottage Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Dall Cottage Camping? Local village Blair Atholl is a pretty place to start wanderings off at, for a stroll around the extensive gardens of 13th-century Blair Castle… followed by fish and chips at the town’s … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dall Cottage Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.

    If you require assistance across the river, please call or text in advance with your estimated arrival time.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Dall Cottage Camping? From £32 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.