The Old Kirk ref: CC524008

Dalguise near Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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9
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bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Free Pets 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Children's Play Area 

Description

In a charming B listed renovated church, located in the quiet hamlet of Dalguise in Perthshire, The Old Kirk has been thoughtfully converted into a stunning 4 bedroom house over three floors with magnificent views across the Tay Valley. Perthshire lies in the heart of Scotland and The Old Kirk is very centrally located for exploring the local area and Scotland’s biggest cities. Dunkeld is only 6 miles away and offers a good selection of shops including a deli, butchers, greengrocers, grocery shop, newsagents, post office and a number of specialist boutiques. Dunkeld and neighbouring Birnam have a huge amount of history, with the Birnam Oak, the only survivor of the wood that played a significant part in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, thought to be nearly 1,000 years old the Birnam Oak now stands with its lower branches resting wearily on crutches. The Beatrix Potter Garden in Birnam tells the storey of the author and her life in the area, whilst over in Dunkeld stands the magnificent Cathedral, close to the banks of the River Tay. Pitlochry with its Festival Theatre, Explorers Garden and good selection of shops and restaurants is only 10 miles away. The area is well known for its spectacular scenery and there is no better way to explore than by walking on one of the many forestry tracks and way-marked trails. And for the more adventurous there are a number of Munros (mountains over 3,000ft) within an hours drive. The great outdoors has much to offer in Perthshire, especially Aberfeldy just 7 miles away, with water sports, fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling and off road sports available locally. If you fancy a day out in the city, Perth is just a 30 minute drive, with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness all within 1 1/2 hours. The Old Kirk is a perfect base for exploring the Perthshire area and beyond.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil under floor heating and comprises:
Dining/Kitchen: With electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility: With sink, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and beautiful large windows overlooking the garden.
Bedroom 2: With two twin beds (one can be put away)
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Lounge: Open plan with satellite TV, DVD and radio/CD player. This living space looks down onto the kitchen and up to a dining area and play room/reading area.

Second floor

Dining Area: Open plan with table and chairs for 10 people.
Children’s/Reading Area: With toys for the children and a comfortable chair for some quiet reading time.
Bedroom 3: With super king size bed.
Bedroom 4: Split level room with a single bed on bottom level and 2 twin beds on top level.. Useful if you want to have parents upstairs and 1 child downstairs or two people sharing, with privacy.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Internet access avaialble.

Miscellaneous

Grassy area including patio with furniture, BBQ, chiminea and children’s play area with play equipment (swing and climbing frame). Off road parking for 3 cars.
There is an interconnected 1 bedroom flat, whose tenant can be called upon by the owner to rectify any maintenance issues at short notice.
  • Nearest town
    Perth
  • Shops
    6 Miles
  • Distance
    20 Miles
  • Restaurant
    6 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dunkeld
  • Pub
    6 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    6 Miles
  • Lake

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

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?!

Scone Palace

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Blair Castle

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

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.

Loch Katrine

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

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