Four-star Bolthole Cottage is helping access to the rural East Perthshire countryside step up by joining the Cateran Trail business support scheme.

Bolthole Cottage

The Cateran Trail skirts just past Bolthole Cottage, which is a modernised, welcoming, top-end cottage that will sleep four people in two cosy bedrooms, each effectively with its own bathroom/ensuite.

The Cottage is genuinely rural, with extensive gardens and spectacular views of the adjacent rolling countryside and views down Strathardle to the Cairngorms.

Bolthole is also a member of the Cyclists, Walkers and Pets Welcome Schemes.

Mental and physical health and wellbeing are more important than ever during these ongoing times of social distancing and restrictions, so getting outdoors to facilities like the Cateran Trail is a great way to look after these aspects of ourselves.

The Cateran Trail – one of Scotland’s Great Trails – offers 64 miles / 103 km of route through Perthshire and the Angus glens in the heart of Scotland that can be divided into five stages which can be explored over five days. It is managed and maintained by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT).

The Supporting the Cateran Trail scheme was launched in 2020 and allows hotels, B&Bs and businesses of all sizes in Perthshire and Angus along the route to broaden their green credentials and contribute towards the improved access and maintenance of the much-loved route.

Bolthole Cottage will help contribute towards PKCT’s efforts to improve access along the Cateran Trail and keep it one of Scotland’s Great Trails by collecting a voluntary donation of £1 on every overnight stay.

Lesley & David Anderson, owners of Bolthole Cottage, said:

Supporting the work of PKCT is a genuine win-win, for us and we are especially delighted to be supporting the development & maintenance of the Cateran Trail. The Trail is a true gem of Scottish nature, wildlife and walking. We regard ourselves as privileged to have our Cottage sitting on such a stunning Scottish countryside asset. We know how much our Guests enjoy walking the Trail and surrounding countryside hence this partnership where Guests, ourselves & PKCT can jointly secure the future is very exciting & welcome.

Peter Quinn, PKCT’s Trust Director, also said:

David and Lesley have been extremely supportive of PKCT, serving as ambassador for us for Easyfundraising, so their decision to join the Supporting the Cateran Trail scheme as well is incredible. Their support of our work and our goals for the Trail’s accessibility is heart-warming, and we look forward to working together to achieve projects that will benefit visitors and local communities alike.

Hotels, B&Bs and businesses wishing to also help support the Cateran Trail can visit or get in touch with Peter at PKCT: [email protected].