The Bothy ref: UK5822

Trochry, by Dunkeld, Perthshire & Stirling

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Nestled away in peaceful Strathbraan near Dunkeld, in the heart of rural Perthshire, The Bothy is tucked away in the most beautiful of locations. Accessed by a half mile private track and in the owner’s 12-acre pasture and woodland grounds, this stone and timber detached cottage has been converted from a barn and offers a comfortable and welcoming holiday home with a cosy wood burner.

Perfect for a couple or small family, The Bothy has an elevated setting facing south-west, where guests can enjoy a beautiful outlook across Strathbraan. Ideal for alfresco dining or relaxing with a glass of wine, the west-facing patio is a great place to watch amazing sunsets and observe the wildlife, including listening to the buzzards crying overhead or watching the oyster catchers, peewits and curlew. Regular visitors in the fields are deer and hares, whilst dippers and ducks enjoy the Tombane Burn. When there are no clouds, the dark skies provide an opportunity for stargazing. Offering a private, peaceful and rural location yet still easily accessible to major road networks, guests can explore Perthshire and further afield.

The property is also perfect for guests wanting to visit the historic and picturesque cathedral town of Dunkeld, which is only 5 miles away. Dunkeld offers riverside walks along the River Tay, local shops, coffee shops, delis, restaurants and historic buildings to visit. The neighbouring village of Birnam has an arts centre which holds regular events and hosts the annual Neil Gow Festival in March, as well as Birnam Woods, celebrated in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and where ancient trees can been seen. For days out and within a 30-minutes drive are Pitlochry, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld and the fair city of Perth on the banks of the River Tay, with lots of places to eat, a theatre, shopping centre, history, culture and leisure centre. Due to the location, The Bothy offers a haven from the outside world. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
3 steps to...
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric and solid fuel central heating (underfloor in living area and bathroom), electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Garden (shared with owner). 12-acre pasture and woodland grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole. There is a pond, sloping banks and drops in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Dunkeld
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dunkeld & Birnam
  • Pub
    5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    8¼ miles (loch)

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

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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