Aberfeldy is situated in Highland Perthshire, in the Tay Valley on the upper reaches of Scotland's longest river, the River Tay. Lying in a u-shaped valley common to Scotland's glaciated landscape, the terrain in and around Aberfeldy is gently undulating. Farming and agriculture dominate in the valley's floor but areas further outside of the town give way to the impressive Grampian Mountains. Scenic peaks, including Schiehallion and Ben Lawers punctuate the landscape.
Just six miles west of the town, Loch Tay is the largest loch in Perthshire, framed by majestic mountains and hillside farms and cottages. As well as being the popular playground of sailors and watersports enthusiasts, the loch is home to 18 ancient dwellings called crannogs. Nearby to the north, Glen Lyon is often described as the longest, loneliest, and loveliest glen in Scotland, and has a wonderfully mystical atmosphere.
There are so many things to do in the local area that it is difficult to know where to begin. There is something for everyone (and their children and grandparents!). For those who wish to be active there is rafting, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, quad biking, paint-balling, laser-balling, jet skiing, kayaking, canyoning, ropes courses, hill walking, Munro bagging, low level walks, 4x4 off road driving, fishing, mountain biking, 4x4 mountain safaris and many more. For those wishing to relax a little more you can be pointed to local art galleries, shops and coffee shops or in the evenings there is a good choice of local restaurants.
- Sleeps - 4 + cot
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 kingsize double + 1 twin)
- Bathrooms - 1
- Washing machine and tumble drier
- Digital TV, DVD and CD player
- Free WiFi
- Wood burning stove
- Indoor sauna
- Outdoor hot tub
- Travel cots available
- Private garden with garden furniture and BBQ
- Weekend and short breaks available
- Aberfeldy - 1 mile
- Airports - Edinburgh and Glasgow approx 1.5 hours,
Inverness 2 hours
- Dunkeld and Pitlochry stations - both c14 miles
- Good pub food 2 miles
- Golf - 18 hole courses in Aberfeldy (1 mile),
Taymouth Castle (6 miles); 9 holes in Kenmore (6 miles)
and Strathtay (4 miles)
- Mountain biking
- Pony trekking
- Fishing - river and loch
- Gardens - Bolfracks (2 miles) and Cluny House (3 miles)
- Quad biking
- Paint balling
- Highland Safaris
You enter the Long Barn via the south-facing side of the building into a small porch area and then, to the right, into the open-plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen. The whole area benefits from the wood-burning stove in the comfortable sitting area. There is a small utility room off this area with large sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. To the left of the entrance porch is a larger hall area off which you will find the well-appointed bathroom with shower. Also in this hallway you will find a large shelved storage cupboard and hooks for hanging your jackets. A small sauna sits opposite the bathroom and gives a luxurious way to relax on your break at Dunskiag.
Upstairs you will find the two bedrooms - a master bedroom with king-sized bed and crisp linen and a twin room. Both rooms have plenty of space for travel cots for any small children requiring them.
Outside the Long Barn, to the south of the building, is a gravelled area with garden furniture, BBQ and where you can sit out in the hot tub and enjoy the woodland views above to the south or the night-time stars. To the west are a couple of small fields which house the Dunskiag chickens which, in the lighter months, provide a regular egg supply which guests are most welcome to collect and use. You may wish to feed the chickens your food and veg scraps!
Come to Aberfeldy, which can be approached from several directions. From the traffic lights in the centre of Aberfeldy travel south (A826) 250m and turn right into Urlar Road. Travel 450m up to the top of this road then just after the last house on the right, take the right hand fork in the road and travel west 1.4km passing over a cattle grid and onto a track. Dunskiag is on the right just before you would cross over the second cattle grid.
Central heating, electricity and logs for the stove are included.
All bed linen and towels are provided.
Complimentary welcome pack and bottle of wine on arrival.
Cost and availability:
Dunskiag Long Barn is rented out throughout the year.
All bookings generally run Friday to Friday, except where agreed. Arrive after 4pm, depart by 10am.
Weekend bookings are Friday to Monday (3 nights) and mid-week bookings, Monday to Friday (4 nights).
To book this luxurious self catering property near Aberfeldy with sauna and hot tub, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
direct to the owner
Dunskiag Long Barn, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2EX Scotland