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Lapwing and Curlew Shepherd Huts

The huts are available for booking from May 2021

Situated in Tulliemet valley beneath ancient oaks on an old shepherd’s hill track, our huts enjoy breathtakingly long views across Strathtay and beyond.

Our huts are luxurious. Decorated beautifully with block printed linens, hand-stitched quilts, and the comfiest king-size bedchamber. You will be glamping with a hot shower, fully fitted kitchen, electric underfloor heating, and log burning stoves to keep you extra warm.

The two huts are 20m apart sitting in a meadow and surrounded by fields. There are hammocks to read in, an outdoor firepit with wooden armchairs, and sheepskin rugs.

We encourage you to explore nearby Tulliemet Moor which forms part of the Forest of Clunie SSSI, where you may spot osprey, lapwings and curlews, deer,  trout, otters and – if you are lucky – our newly arrived resident beavers.

the Strathvalley View from Atholl Estates

The Shepherd Huts Include:

All linen and towels supplied

Underfloor heating and wood-burning stove

Kitchen facilities include: oven, hob, fridge and butler’s sink complete with all crockery, cutlery and pans

Bathroom with toilet, basin and shower

Outdoor fire pit, two armchairs, dining table and chairs

Welcome hamper with locally sourced produce

Pets

We do welcome pets at our Shepherd Huts, please ask at the time of booking.

Rates & Important Information

For seasonal rates and important information ahead of your arrival, please use the links below:

2021 Rates

Pre-arrival information

Make a Booking

Bookings are currently made by contacting our team. To find out more and make an enquiry, please click the link below:

make an enquiry

Activities on Atholl Estates

The Shepherd Huts are part of Atholl Estates, where you’ll find a wealth of waymarked trails to explore. With over forty miles of trails within the estate, there’s ample choice to explore the wonderful surroundings.

Situated on the edge of Tulliemet Moor – Scotland’s largest designated conservation area – this area is a fantastic place for nature lovers to explore. Only a short distance away is the tranquil Loch Ordie, a very popular spot for both walking and cycling. Close by, you can also venture to Loch of Lowes, a Wilderness Reserve within Dunkeld, home to a breeding pair of ospreys.

Atholl Estates provide many other activities for you to experience during your stay, including:

Fishing on the River Tilt, Tummel, Garry or our selection of hill lochs

Stalking Red and Roe deer

Land Rover Safaris

Tractor-Trailer Tours

All of these and more can be found on our Activities page.

Blair Castle and Gardens

Blair Castle and Gardens are not to be missed. All guests staying at Lapwing & Curlew Shepherd Huts gain free access to both attractions during their visit.

Blair Castle allows you to see Scottish history through the lives of the Atholl Family, where the collections of furniture, arms, china, lace and portraits speak for themselves.

Blair Castle View over Atholl Estate

Local Services

Alongside activities on the estate, Highland Perthshire offers a whole host of beauty spots and activities in the local area.

Just over seven miles North of Tulliemet, Pitlochry has a wealth of independent shops, eateries, distilleries, and the famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Hire mountain bikes to stand-up paddleboards at Pitlochry Boating Station & Adventure Hire.

Those with an adventurous spirit should visit NAE limits, who cover everything from white-water rafting to bungee jumping.

Floor Plan

Please note the current images are for example purposes. Photographs of the actual huts in situ are coming soon.

The floor plan below shows the layout within each of the huts.

shepherd hut on atholl estates