In the heart of Perthshire, nestling quietly on a private, 1,200-acre estate in the mighty Tay Valley, these four very comfortable holiday cottages enjoy far-reaching views over a patchwork of farm and woodland. Laundry Cottage and Dunmore Bothy are both detached, single-storey cottages, whilst Stable Cottage, also single-storey, adjoins The Coach House, an impressive, 19th-century stone building retaining many of its original features. These smart colour co-ordinated properties have been furnished with rich luxury curtains and soft furnishing and each property has its own garden; visitors have access to a network of over 6 miles of private estate roads covering the extensive grounds, which include a fold of highland cattle, and two small lochs, home to wild ducks and geese. Boat trips can be arranged to fish for brown trout, as well as angling on the River Tay, with some of Scotland’s finest salmon fishing.
At the nearby Loch of Lowes, a visit to the bird hides is often rewarded by sightings of osprey soaring high overhead. Historic Dunkeld village (3 miles) is one of Perthshire’s gems, with a part-ruined cathedral, good shops and restaurants. Perth, 16 miles, offers large areas of green parkland, where sports matches, boating and putting can be enjoyed. The town boasts numerous museums and art galleries, including the museum of the Black Watch, housed in Balhousie Castle. Edinburgh and Aberdeen within 90 minutes’ drive.
Glasgow is also within driving distance and is a paradise for art lovers – the many museums include the Gallery of Modern Art, the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. More unusual attractions include the Transport Museum, the Botanic Gardens and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. Shops 3 miles.
- Open fire – fuel inc
- Elec and full NSH (Total Control) by meter reading
- Heated towel rail
- Bed linen and towels inc
- Elec blankets
- TV (Teletext)
- Tel/fax by meter reading
- Garden with furniture
- Fishing by arr
- Natural spring water supply from well
A self-contained, single-storey property, adjoining The Coach House, renovated to a high standard with countryside and mountain views from all rooms. Level access to hallway. Living room with open fire in traditional cast-iron fireplace and well-equipped modern fitted kitchen/dining area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional connection beds (for +2, on request). Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.
- Sitting-out area
- Easy walking access
- NB: Steps in garden to lawn
Customer Reviews of Stable Cottage, Dunkeld, sleeps 2-4
1st comment: The cottage was beautiful, we had flowers, a bottle of wine and chocolates welcoming us. Wood was provided to us for free. Everything worked to perfection in the cottage and it was well furnished. The environment was a dream, forest, deers, red squirrels and pheasants all over the place. It was very quiet and the state provided the opportunity to make wonderful walks. The village of Dunkeld it is 10Â´drive from the cottage, it is a beautiful village with a wonderful cathedral and all kind of shops and pubs. The location of the cottage is perfect to travel around and it is just 1hr 30min drive from Edinburgh. We thoroughly recommend the place. Oct 2011.
2nd comment: Stunning, and very peaceful location and very comfortable, well equipped and clean accommodation. Sept 2010.
3rd comment: A lovely cottage in a quiet area, a lovely open fire which was utilised every night, the cottage is perfectly laid out with a lovely charm to it. Sept 2010.
4th comment: Comfortable ground floor accommodation, but faced north which made it rather dark. July 2010.
5th comment: Every convenience. Warm. Good log fire ideal on cold evenings. Good lighting. Quiet. Setting amidst estate ideal for our purpose. Nov 2009.
6th comment: After a ten hour drive from S.Wales to Scotland - we were welcomed with fresh flowers, chocolates and a bottle of wine. The cottage and it’s surroundings were idyllic and the dog didn’t want to return home either! Sept 2007.
7th comment: This is one of the nicest property owners we’ve ever met. The flowers, wine and chocolates on arrival add that special touch. What is it with Beds in Scotland, they are all rock hard! Dec 2007.
8th comment: An excellent secluded holiday location with easy access to Perthshire. Aug 2007.
9th comment: Photograph did not do it justice!! Cottage condition excellent and quality of kitchen and bathroom fantastic - all modern appliances. I would definitely visit again and would recommend to my family and friends. Cottage owner and estate workers very friendly. Estate great for walks and seeing different types of wildlife. March 2006.