A LITTLE-KNOWN piece of Scottish landscape has been opened up as a holiday destination for the first time with the arrival of two new shepherds’ huts on the Atholl Estates.

Sitting on a stunning spot in Tulliemet valley in Highland Perthshire, the shepherds’ huts are surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, from osprey to newly arrived resident beavers in the Tulliemet River.

The huts have arrived at a time where many in the country are seeking to stay within Scotland for holiday breaks, and boast the additional advantage of being located away from crowded beauty spots.

Catriona Sutherland, head of marketing at Blair Castle, which lies at the heart of the Atholl Estates, said: “The shepherds’ huts are beautiful, so we’ve chosen to sit them on an area of the estate that we’ve kept a bit of a secret.

“Although on an old shepherds’ path, few people have been able to access this part of the landscape, so our guests will have a very special and exclusive view of the valley. With the huts now in place, a UK holiday in 2021 does not have to mean crowded beaches or traditional beauty spots over-run with staycationers. For anyone enjoying a new connection with nature, the huts are ideal.”

Guests will also have access to all of the activities on the 145,000-acre estate, including 50 miles of waymarked walks and cycle paths and ranger-led nature trails, as well as Blair Castle, home of the Dukes of Atholl, its walled garden and sculpture trail.