ERRICHEL ESTATE

Our Farm

We have a strong belief in supporting rare & native breed livestock, which are built to survive our altitude and climate.  Our animals live free-range in a non-intensive farming environment.  They are allowed to behave naturally, have normal social groups and are carefully looked after by our small team.  On the 200 acres of hill surrounding Errichel House we keep:

Shetland Cattle – small, hardy and thrifty – these cows are quiet, intelligent and produce a top quality product for meat and dairy.  We currently use our own Shetland Beef in Thyme at Errichel Restaurant and you can buy our beef for your own use at Errichel House.  Chef Patron Paul has developed a range of cured beef products and his Shetland Beef Bilton has been awarded 2 Stars in the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards.  This is a delicious, high protein snack – ideal for walking or enjoying with your favourite tipple.  We are slowly learning and developing the skills needed for dairy production and hope in future to be able to add this to our product range.

Shetland Sheep – small, hardy and thrifty – these sheep have a beautiful fine fleece which is sought after for spinners and knitters.  We use our own hogget in Thyme at Errichel Restaurant and you can buy lamb or hogget from Errichel House.

Large Black Pigs – large, great foragers and hardy – these pigs are incredibly docile and friendly, easy to keep and produce an excellent product.  We use our pork in Thyme at Errichel Restaurant & Errichel House B&B. Pork, ham and sausages are available to purchase from Errichel House.

Highland Ponies & Shetland Ponies – Wonderful natured, perfectly built for our environment, these ponies make excellent family friends.  They enjoy their work, make good ridden ponies and do a great job of keeping the grass short!  Occasionally we have some Highland Ponies for sale.  Please email us for further details.

We have a Duck Pond with Mallards, Indian Runners, Cayuga and Khaki Ducks.  We keep a small number of geese and a selection of interesting poultry breeds.  We use duck, hen and goose eggs in Thyme at Errichel restaurant and often have some boxes for sale at Errichel House.

We also have a small herd of toggenburg goats, not to mention our pet cats and very friendly dogs on the farm.

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Perthshire is a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands, providing a fantastic range of walking opportunities. At the heart of Scotland, Perthshire has lots of great hills, lovely glens, scenic viewpoints, old drove roads, hill forts, castles, hidden waterfalls, lochs, rivers and some of the tallest trees in the UK. The area offers the widest possible choice of walking, from gentle riverside strolls to challenging hills and mountains.

Errichel is a great base for exploring Perthshire and getting outdoors. The farm itself offers interesting opportunities to explore hill forts, ancient farming methods and local wildlife. Nearby are the famous Birks O’ Aberfeldy – closely associated with Robert Burns – and the equally impressive Falls of Acharn. The Rob Roy Way, running from Pitlochry to Drymen, passes Errichel. Many of the great hills of Perthshire, including Schiehallion, Ben Lawers, Beinn a’ Ghlo and Ben Vrackie, are less than 40 minutes away.

Perthshire Treks is based in Pitlochry and offers bespoke, high quality walking adventures in Perthshire and elsewhere in the Scottish Highlands. They can pull together ideas for a day’s walking or for a longer stay at Errichel, custom made for your interests and experience, and help you enjoy these. Perthshire Treks also run a number of scheduled walks through the summer, including Schiehallion and a lovely route between Grandtully and Pitlochry. You can find out more by visiting perthshiretreks.scot.

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