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Dunvarlich House, Aberfeldy - Sleeps 10

Big house for 10 people on the River Tay near bustling Highland village of Aberfeldy. Spacious, good garden, architecturally Listed B and has a cinema room and music room!!

This spacious 19th century house is a great base for families, complete with a cinema room and music room.

Designed by William Bell circa 1899, Dunvarlich House is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture and has a Historic Scotland listing category B.

The house occupies a stunning position with breathtaking views overlooking the River Tay, with its 18th-century stone bridge, glens and mountains beyond. To the front of the house there are steps that lead down to a beautiful river walk. The house is entered by an Oriental-style vestibule with pale green stained glass, opening into a long, imposing hall and has been lovingly restored and elegantly furnished with antiques for discerning guests and families. It boasts original oak panelling in the drawing room, wood-burning stove, glass sun porch and a quaint, original cloakroom. A double staircase sweeps up either side of a fireplace with log burning stove, leading to five generous bedrooms and two large Victorian bathrooms. The caretakers are resident in a completely separate private rear wing.

Out & About

Set on the edge of the pretty town of Aberfeldy it combines excellent local amenities including a delicatessen, butcher, galleries, bookshops, restaurants, antique shops and swimming-pool all within easy walking distance with the peace and tranquillity of country living. There is a golf course, putting green, bowling green, play park, tennis courts, river rafting and rock climbing all close by, as well as kayaking, sailing, sauna and gym. This truly is a unique holiday property in a perfect location. Shops 1/4 mile.


  • Entrance through vestibule.
  • Large living room with wood-burning stove, oak panelling and large bay window.
  • Spacious dining room with open fire in feature fireplace.
  • Large well-equipped kitchen leading to butlers pantry.
  • Cinema room with satellite TV.
  • Music room with piano.
  • Separate toilet.

First floor:

  • Double bedroom with feature fireplace, river views from bay window and access to adjoining bathroom with roll top bath, bidet and toilet.
  • Double bedroom.
  • Double bedroom with arched window and views to glen and mountains.
  • Further double bedroom with walnut bed, decorative fireplace and access to adjoining bathroom with bath in mahogany surround, bidet, toilet and decorative fireplace.
  • Twin bedroom.
  • Shower room.


  • Open fire and wood-burning stoves - fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Two TVs (one with NOW TV and Sky movies)
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Large enclosed garden, patio and furniture
  • Summer house
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn croquet set available
  • Private parking
  • No smoking

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Customer Reviews of Dunvarlich House, Aberfeldy - Sleeps 10

1st comment: An absolutely wonderful house and the owners are charming, helpful and friendly. Aug 2011.

2nd comment: Simply the best. We could have asked for anything more. Everything was in the house. Furthermore, the house and the area in which it was located were amazingly beautiful. July 2011.

3rd comment: The house was spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming. We were blown away by the fantastic "Arts and Crafts" feeling throughout. There was everything that we could need for a fantastic week - we especially liked the big baskets of toys and the music room. The welcome hamper was great, thank you. A perfect house for a large fairly group holiday. July 2010.

4th comment: The house was very good and well equipped. July 2010.

5th comment: The house and the garden is truly amazing. We were surprised to find old records, books etc. It was very generous to leave all that at the property. There was nothing that we could think of that you did not provide. Loved living there for 2 weeks! July 2009.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SBBZ
  • HMG Ref: 1743
  • Property Type: Detached Architectural
  • Number of Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps Suit: 10
  • Features: Open Fire
  • Facilities: TV, Dishwasher, Washing Machine
  • Location Features: Town
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Week rental Starts: Friday
  • Parking: For 3 Cars
  • Pets: 0
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    Shops Nearby

    • Haggarts of Aberfeldy

      Classic old tweed weavers and shop in the centre of Aberfeldy. Browse the racks of estate tweeds and enjoy some of the old world

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    • Cluny House Gardens

      Lovely wild woodland garden near Aberfeldy that features the UK's widest conifer tree with a girth of 11 metres. Usually quiet. worth visiting.

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    • Garth Castle

      Daringly located and inacessible castle built by the fearsome Wolf of Badenoch in the 14th century. Not open.

    • Castle Menzies

      Striking Z plan in fully restored condition close to Aberfeldy. definately worth a visit.

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