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The Stables - Dunkeld

Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylishly converted stables on the edge of the Tay Forest Park
  • Overlooking the winding River Tay
  • White-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and more available in the local area
  • Comfy super king-size master bedroom
  • Complex of three properties
  • French doors leading to a charming private terraced area
Property code: CA373

Bright and modern family home in recent stable conversion, perfectly located for exploring the vast Tay Forest Park and surrounding Perthshire.

One of three cottages on a rural steading conversion, set in seclusion 3 miles from the village of Dunkeld in the Perthshire countryside. The Tay Forest Park surrounds the property, giving you some great easy walks straight from the front door. Ideal for adventure sports fans, white-water rafting, hiking and mountain biking are all on offer nearby, as well as fishing on the River Tay. The area is also full of historic castles, distilleries and pretty Highland villages, meaning there is something for everyone.

 

Inside, the cottage is light and bright, with spacious rooms, comfortable furnishings and some high-end fittings to make your stay really comfortable, including underfloor heating to keep things toasty on the chilliest of nights.

 

On the ground floor, you’ll find a large living space with French doors out to the garden, a choice of sofas and a TV to gather around in the evenings. Across the hallway is the open-plan kitchen/diner, well-equipped with everything you’ll need to cook up tasty holiday meals, and a table with space for everyone to eat a hearty breakfast before heading out to the hills.

 

On the first floor, there are two light and airy bedrooms. One has a super king-size zip-and-link bed that can also be made up as a twin, and the other is a twin bedroom. There is also a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

 

Outside is a patio garden with furniture and lovely views over the surrounding countryside – the perfect place to relax after a long day out exploring. There is parking for two cars.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 super king-size zip-and-link, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 shower room with WC and 1 bathroom with WC and shower over the bath
  • Fridge with ice box, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher
  • Cot and child’s bed available by request
  • TV/DVD player and iPod dock
  • Underfloor heating and electricity included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Shared laundry area
  • Village with shops and pub 3 miles
  • Discount available for smaller parties - please call for more details

 

The area around the cottage is known as one of Scotland's most scenic areas. The River Tay is less than half a mile from the property and offers outstanding fishing. The Tay Forest Park, also less than half a mile away, is a haven for walkers and cyclists with dramatic landscapes to explore and both challenging and easy trails, making it a great family escape.

 

The Cairngorms National Park, where you'll find an even bigger choice of walking trails and outstanding views, is just 20 miles away. With snow-capped peaks, lochs and tree-lined valleys, it's the UK's largest outdoor park and offers almost any adventure activity you can think of.

 

The village of Dunkeld, 3 miles away on the banks of the River Tay, is home to the nearest pubs and shops. It has its own majestic cathedral, plenty of independent shops and is renowned for its colourful houses.

 

This area of Scotland is well-known for its distilleries. The nearest is Blair Athol Distillery, in the town of Pitlochry, 12 miles away. While you're there, explore the town, which is known as one of Scotland's most beautiful. It offers great views, regular food festivals, and a lively restaurant and pub scene.

 

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Lovelace June 2019

Well equipped and beautiful views.

Reviewed by Mr Stansfield October 2018

A very nice cottage, very well maintained and pleasant. The owners were welcoming and helpful. For us it was in a good location, being near Dunkeld and the A9 but not so near that there was any traffic noise. The Hermitage very close, half an hour to Aberfeldy or Pitlochry.

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Nissen-voorn July 2018

The stables, located on the edge of the tay forest, from which you can walk beautifully. Nearby is the Hermitage of Dunkeld. The stables are fully equipped. A nice place to explore the meadow circumference.

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