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Victoria Cottage - Perth

Caputh, Perth and Kinross
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set on the banks of the River Tay on the south-eastern edge of the Grampian Mountains
  • Close to the picturesque village of Dunkeld where you enjoy a trip to the beautiful Beatrix Potter Gardens and Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Former home of Miss Georgina Ballantine, who landed the largest rod-caught salmon
  • Ideal base for cycling, walking and hiking with nearby Tay Forest Park and The Hermitage

 

 

 

 

Property code: CA239

Charming riverbank cottage, 12 miles north of the historic city of Perth. The perfect base for hikers, climbers, canoeists and anglers looking to explore Kinross-shire, the Grampians and the Cairngorms.

A delightful, traditional stone cottage on the banks of the River Tay, this home has been beautifully renovated with some original features retained. The cottage has stunning river views, with the living room on the first floor to make the most of them. It is ideal for family holidays or for groups of friends, sleeping six over three bedrooms. It is perfectly placed for those who want to enjoy fishing, with salmon leaping on the River Tay just outside. It is also ideal for those who want an active break exploring the Perthshire countryside and beyond, with the Tay Forest Park just 6 miles away, and the edge of the Cairngorms, around 30 miles away.

Inside, the rooms are spacious and bright, with high-quality furnishings and fittings. The entrance hall leads directly to the kitchen/diner, which has a family dining table overlooking the river and plenty of space to cook up tasty holiday meals. There are ample kitchen units and an electric hob and double electric oven, plus there is a separate utility room. Also on the ground floor is a family bathroom and two twin bedrooms. 

On the first floor, there is a large living room with views over the river. You can kick back on an armchair and enjoy watching the salmon leaping just a few metres away. As well as a choice of comfortable seating and a TV, this room has a wood burner to keep it warm on the chilliest of evenings. Also on this floor is a double bedroom.

Outside, there is a large, well-kept garden with a lawn and river views.

 

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

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 twin bedrooms; 1 double bedroom (can be made as a twin upon request)
  • 1 ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over and WC
  • Electric double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Utility room
  • Wood burner
  • Heating and electricity included
  • TV with DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Part enclosed garden with lawn and garden furniture – please be aware of unenclosed areas if you have children or pets
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within 1.5 miles

Many people come to stay at this property for the fishing, and it is named after Georgina Ballanatine, who caught the largest ever salmon on rod and line in Britain, at 64lb. There is excellent fishing all along the River Tay, which attracts anglers from around the world.

Other than fishing, walking is the big draw in this area. The Tay Forest Park has a wealth of easy woodland trails, more challenging hillside scrambles, and great views over lochs and mountain peaks. The Cairngorms National Park is renowned for its challenging hiking and climbing, but also has some easier trails. Both parks are great for mountain biking as well as walking.

The town of Pitlochry, 17 miles away, is one of the area's liveliest and most popular places to visit. It has an excellent food scene, with a great choice of restaurants and pubs. It is home to some good independent shops, bookshops and galleries. And it is the home of the Blair Athol Distillery, one of Scotland's oldest.

Around 5 miles along the River Tay is the village of Dunkeld. It's famous for its part-ruined cathedral and colourful 18th-century houses, which are owned by the National Trust. It is also a great place to enjoy a pub lunch.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 13th August 2020

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The holiday cottage is in a fantastic location and we loved walking and used our bikes nearby. We felt some equipment in the kitchen needed to be updated/ more provided, but it is a comfortable place to stay. We liked the view of the river from the window. Take your wellies!

Reviewed by John 2nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Miss Smith July 2019

The cottage is lovely and spacious with wonderful views from the upstairs sitting room. Situated close to the river there are a number of walks which don't require you to drive anywhere. There are fabulous places in both Murthly and Spittalfield (Walk in Caf) where you can enjoy lovely coffee and home baking. A visit to the House of Bruar is alwaysRead more worthwhile and it is great to include a trip to Pitlochry theatre with dinner in their restaurant. While the house is lovely it would benefit from some TLC. Some of the chairs in the sitting room are a bit worn and threadbare and it would also be helpful to have some additional crockery. These factors would prevent a 'five star' rating. That said we would definitely consider going back for another holiday. Hide

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Location

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