Dunolly Cottage ref: UKC1555

Aberfeldy, near Pitlochry, Perthshire & Stirling

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Wifi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Green Scheme 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Located in Perthshire, at the western tip of the Aberfeldy Conservation Area, Dunolly Cottage nestles in a beautiful setting. Enjoying magnificent views over the River Tay and across to the hills and mountains, it lies just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Dating back to the 1890s, this Grade C listed building was originally a workshop for the champion piper and renowned bagpipe maker, Duncan MacDougall, who also built Dunolly House. In 1929, the workshop was converted in to a cottage by the Provost of Aberfeldy, to house his chauffeur. In 1970 the cottage was extended and became an annexe to the boys’ hostel for Breadalbane Academy weekly boarders. After this, it was a bunkhouse annexe to the Dunolly Outdoor Adventure Centre. Today, the cottage has been renovated and extended to provide guests with an unforgettable holiday experience, with spacious and beautifully presented accommodation with your every need having been thought of.

You can enjoy a superbly appointed and beautifully furnished luxury cottage that offers a very high degree of comfort. Particular attention has been paid to making the facilities as accessible as possible with the inclusion of a ground floor en-suite bedroom. If you plan to practice your cooking skills, you will find all you need in the well-equipped kitchen, including a range of cookery books and a dual-fuel range cooker which has two ovens and a separate grill – all you need to prepare a super dinner for your party. From the dining area, enjoy spectacular views of the River Tay and the mountains, with Ben Lawers to the west and Schiehallion lieing to the north (though hidden by the hills between). There is even a welcome pack and a bottle of bubbly to get your holiday started with a pop!

Sitting approximately 30ft above the River Tay footpath, this is the perfect location for relaxing in the garden with a glass of wine. The outdoor space has been thoughtfully designed with a patio area between the rear of the cottage and the river, and a further patio area to the side which adjoins a lawn area. When the gates are shut, the garden is fully enclosed so that small dogs or young children can play freely whilst you relax and enjoy your surroundings. By direct prior arrangement with the proprietors, your stay can be tailored to suit your needs. Pre-ordered groceries can be delivered, or if you want to relax during your stay and leave the cooking to someone else, a selection of delicious, cooked meals can also be arranged for you, ensuring that your holiday at Dunolly Cottage is a luxury break away and exceeds expectations right from the start. There is an abundance of footpaths along the riverside from the doorstep, as well as quiet lanes for cycling. Aberfeldy golf course is only a 5-minute walk away. This is a wonderful location for enjoying a last minute getaway or gathering of friends and family, in the great outdoors at the heart of highland Perthshire. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With electric wood burner, 43" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With gas/electric range, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, iPod dock and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet..

First floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Shower seat and toilet seat raiser available on request. Welcome pack. Catering available by arrangement.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patios, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Pitlochry
  • Shops
    400 yards
  • Distance
    14 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Pitlochry
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    14 miles
  • Lake
    5 miles

About the local area

Stirling is at the centre of the nation's national heritage, and it was here that William Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. The city and its castle have had a very rich and turbulent past, being the residence of many Scottish Kings and the scene of numerous sieges and famous battles, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

The castle is perched on a rocky crag, elevated above the surrounding countryside and is one of Scotland's grandest. Stirling itself nestles in lowland rolling hills and has a lovely `Old Town' with striking architecture and cobbled streets which wind upwards to the castle. The Old Town Jail is now a fascinating attraction depicting the horrors of life in a 19th century jail, also of interest is the medieval Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI was crowned and John Knox preached.

Stirling is an ideal base from which to explore nearby Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile with peaceful slopes, rolling countryside and a scattering of town and villages such as the former spa town of Allan Water, with riverside walks and olde worlde charm and Doune with its imposing 14th century castle and award-winning nature reserve.

Perthshire is most definitely the Adventure Capital of Scotland. Here you'll find world class fishing, high level mountain trekking and lower level waymarked forest trails, great on road and off road cycling and superb golf courses. Or maybe try your hand at canyoning, microlight flights or cliff jumping!

Discover a rich diversity of landscapes and habitats that support a range of plants, animals and birds; exceptional woodlands, mighty rivers and high mountains all make this an area a haven for naturists. The River Tay runs through Perthshire to the sea and has internationally important populations of salmon and otters. Many of Perthshire lochs attract breeding pairs of osprey and Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is a magnet for wildfowl. Up in the hills red deer can be heard roaring during the autumn rut.

The small provincial city of Perth is situated on the banks of Tay and has an influential history stretching back over 8,000 years; close by Scone Palace is where many Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. There are many places of interest such as the pretty town of Pitlochry on the river Tummel overlooked by Ben Vrackie; here there are wonderful riverside and woodland walks, also the beautiful Loch Tay near Aberfeldy and Glen Lyon which stretches some 34 miles and has some of Perthshire's finest scenery.

Things to do nearby

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

This historical military regiment is a great destination for a family day out.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in the U.K., Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect day trip out on one of those famous Scottish rainy days!

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Aberfoyle to Loch Katrine

This 28 mile round route is excellent for exploring Loch Katrine and the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Beatrix Potter Garden

The Beatrix Potter garden located in the Birnham institute, near Dunkeld, is said to be the childhood inspiration to the writing and artwork of Beatrix Potter.

Linlithgow Palace

Set in West Lothian and with roots as far back as the 12th century, Linlithgow Palace boasts some amazing scenery making it extremely popular with visitors throughout the year.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

Scone Palace

Contrary to what its name may lead you to believe, Scone Palace is actually a place rich in history.

Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House

Set in over 6,500 acres of outstanding natural landscape, Hopetoun House is steeped in family history and displays wonderful architecture with the many scenic walks and trails surrounding it.

Crieff Visitor Centre

Crieff visitor centre is home to an interesting mixture of attractions.

Scottish Crannog Centre

Who would have thought that sites such as Loch Tay would be hiding early iron-age loch dwellings (Crannogs) deep under the water?!

Loch Katrine

The best place to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Trossachs is Loch Katrine.

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