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Dunvarlich House

Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Grand property full of original features
  • Perfect for celebrating a special occasion with friends and family
  • Cinema room for film nights together
  • Beautiful garden with orchard and summerhouse
  • Views over the River Tay and the hills beyond
  • Explore the Tay Forest Park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and Cairngorms National Park
Property code: CA119

A spacious and charming property perfect for larger parties, boasting a cinema room and river views. Only 0.5 miles away from the centre of pretty village Aberfeldy.

Sleeping 10 guests across five bedrooms, this elegant and utterly charming holiday home is made for fun family get-togethers and memorable occasions. The owners have simply thought of everything to make your stay special. Its riverside setting with views over the River Tay is magical, and the hill views inspire walkers to enjoy this idyllic location. Enjoy an easy stroll into Aberfeldy village (0.5 miles), or take a short drive to enjoy longer hikes on some of Alba’s finest trails.

Many original features can be seen in this period property, including stained-glass windows, wood-panelling and original bathrooms. Beautiful antique furnishings, antique beds and log fires add to the property’s character, while contemporary creature comforts and cool additions such as the media cinema room with surround sound and high resolution LCD screen, adds a contemporary touch to this fine abode. The caretakers also live on-site in a private separate wing at the rear of the property.

Take a few steps up to the property entrance and head inside where there’s a wonderful front porch with armchairs looking out towards the hill views, and a grand and welcoming hallway where guests can marvel at the lofty double staircase and thaw out by the cosy wood burner. The inviting living room also boasts original wood-panelled walls and wonderful period features on the ceilings, as well as in the tapestry and opulent decor; there’s also a bay window and a wood burner to enjoy, while the dining room has a welcoming open fire, and an original record player - great for vintage evening entertainment. There’s also one double bedroom, a cloakroom, a conservatory, a music and games room (with a piano, toy boxes, and games), plus a TV and DVD player and a large squishy sofa to curl up on after a busy day out. If you can break away from this fun-filled living space, there’s also a well-stocked kitchen with an electric cooker and hob, a pantry, and a handy coffee-maker, making it easy to rustle up light lunches and feasts for your much-honoured young Lairds and Ladies.

As night falls, head upstairs to find the spacious and comfortable bedrooms, which includes two double bedrooms, a family room (with a double and single bed), and a twin bedroom. There’s also a shower room, and two magnificent Victorian family bathrooms with original roll-top baths.

Outside, there’s an enclosed garden with beautiful planting, garden furniture, an ornamental summerhouse and games. You’ll find a pub, shops, restaurants and amenities within walking distance.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 4 doubles (including 1 with an additional single bed), 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 bathrooms with original roll-top baths, WC and bidet. 1 shower room
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, coffee maker
  • Open fires throughout – fuel provided
  • TV, DVD, Radio/CD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Regret no dogs
  • Cinema room, and music and games room with piano, TV, DVDs and games
  • Less than 0.5 miles to the nearest pub and shops
  • Please note that the caretakers reside in a completely separate and private rear wing of this property

Enjoy the cafes and eateries in nearby Aberfeldy (0.5 miles), or take a trip to Loch Tay (14 miles), or Loch Rannoch (20 miles). Try a Highland Fling bungee jump (at the NT Killicrankie visitor centre) over the Killicrankie Pass, a spectacular forest location in all seasons (19 miles) and where a Jacobite uprising took place in 1689 near Soldier's Leap, where one soldier escaped by jumping across the river. The location also inspired lyrics from Scotland's greatest bard Robert Burns. Book a local tour with Highland Safaris, such as a visit to Aberfeldy's Red Deer Centre (3.5 miles), where visitors can meet red deer and barn owls up close, enjoy inspiring walks and biking activities, or have a go at gold and gem panning. Take a drive to Blair Atholl (21 miles) on the fringes of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park where you can watch Highland Games in springtime. Or visit Tay Forest Park (20 miles) a vast landscape of woodland and forests where you and your entourage can experience jaw-dropping vistas of the tallest trees, majestic Bens, glassy lochs, ancient forts, and battle sites, all steeped in ancient legend; it lays claim to the bonniest views in Highland Perthshire.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Gowrie April 2019

Brilliant destination for a large family 'gathering' - lovely setting and close to everything you need. The house is in amazing 'timewarp' condition (like living in a National Trust property!) but with modern amenities. Only minor drawback is a lack of shower facilities downstairs for the lower bedroom which makes it awkward for elderly or disabledRead more guests). Kids loved the toy boxes and games Hide

Reviewed by Ms Taylor March 2019

We recently stayed at Dunvarlich to celebrate my Father's 60th. The charm and beauty of the house gets you as soon as you go in and puts you instantly at ease, just wanting to explore every nook! The record player gave us long evenings of delight around the dining table and the size of the house meant that ages 4 weeks to 60 years all had plenty ofRead more space to spread out and enjoy quiet time as well as party time. I would wholeheartedly recommend and can't wait to be back! Hide

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