Perthshire is renowned for its peaceful beauty throughout the seasons and Dunkeld is one of the prettiest parts. It is situated at the gateway to the southern Highlands and surrounded by famous ancient trees, hills, rivers, lochs and an array of impressive historic attractions including palaces, Victorian follies and medieval castles.
The area has a fantastic and extensive list of activites and attractions to delight visitors: the River Tay, for fishing, canoeing and wildlife-watching, many golf courses (Perthshire has over 40), one of the best being just 1.5 miles from Dunkeld, bird-watching at Loch of the Lowes, including nesting Ospreys April-September, lots of cycling tracks (on and off road), "extreme" sports, wonderful walking and hiking (from short strolls along riverbanks and through ancient woodlands to day treks up hills and munros), historic castles and houses including Blair Castle and Scone Palace with gorgeous gardens and grounds.
Regular events take place in the area including classical concerts, theatre, folk music, historic and wildlife tours, festivals and celebrations. There are good leisure facilities: two options within one mile, offering swimming, gym, sauna, jacuzzi etc both with bar and restaurant. These make excellent rainy-day choices! In the depths of winter, skiing and snowboarding is available at Glenshee (around an hour's drive from Dunkeld) which has great facilities including 36 runs, chairlifts, restaurants and a snowsports school. Other winter sports include guided winter walks, 4X4 off-road driving and gorge-crossing. A visitor information centre is within a stone's throw of the property for full details.
If all of these possibilities sound too exhausting, relax! Simply curl up with a good book, sit in the private rear garden with a mug of tea, or take a gentle stroll and perch yourself on the riverbank to watch the sun play on the water and the fish jumping. Our cottage is beckoning you to unwind in comfort.
- Sleeps - 2
- Bedrooms - 1 (double or twin beds)
- Bathroom - 1
- Washing machine + electric heated airer
- Ceramic hob, electric oven
- Wood burning stove
- Efficient electric heaters throughout
- Flat screen colour TV with integral DVD player
- Stereo CD/MP3 player
- Pets by arrangement
- Short breaks low season, min 3 nights
- Idyllic honeymoon or anniversary treat
- Peaceful sunny wildlife garden
with garden furniture & birdfeeders
- Situated in centre of Dunkeld
- Perth - 14 miles
- Airports - Edinburgh 55 miles (1 hour),
Glasgow 80 miles (1 hr 45 mins)
- Dunkeld and Birnam Station 1 mile
(by car 4 minutes, on foot 20 minutes)
- Pubs/restaurants - several within walking distance,
plus a wider selection within 20 minutes drive
- Dunkeld Golf Course - 1.5 miles
- Swimming/sauna/jacuzzi/- under 1 mile
(can walk to it by the riverside)
- Skiing and snowboarding - Glenshee, 45 miles
- Beautiful medieval cathedral with gardens next door
- Castles, historic houses, Scone Palace
The cottage apartment is on the ground floor of a 2-storey house at the end of a pretty cul-de-sac of white conservation houses and cottages. It is adjacent to the beautiful medieval cathedral and its tree-filled gardens and above the majestic River Tay. History and nature in all their glory encompass the property, the little town of Dunkeld and the stunning surrounding area. Delightful local shops include: cafes, bistro, characterful pub, small art gallery, deli, pharmacy, butcher, bank, post office and small Co-op. There is a weekly fish van and the delicious Dunkeld Smoked Salmon smokehouse is just a few minutes away.
Tay Neuk has a small south-facing garden to the rear, which woodland birds love to visit. Parking is on the quiet narrow street which ends at the Cathedral gates. Inside the front door is a good-sized hall for depositing walking boots and shopping spoils. To the right is the double bedroom with a ziplink bed which is super-comfortable and can be converted into two twin beds. This room is tasteful and cosy with good reading lights but soft central lighting, an original fireplace (decorative only) and two windows, one of which looks on to the Cathedral. Bed linen is high quality Egyptian cotton with plenty of pillows and cushions to prop you up with a good book. The bathroom, next to the bedroom, offers a good mains-powered shower and a heated towel rail along with the essentials.
The open plan living room is light and has a dining area which overlooks the peaceful rear garden, ideal for bird-watching. A wood-burning stove keeps this room snug in winter time. A good range of books, DVDs, music and story CDs, maps and local information is supplied, along with games to while away evenings. The compact kitchen offers everything you need for easy meal preparation and is well-lit, attractive and fully equipped, including dishwasher and small fridge/freezer.
The back door leads into the private rear garden. There is an outhouse with washing machine and cleaning equipment which includes space for drying and storage of golf, walking, cycling and fishing equipment. There is also the option of fresh air line drying in the garden in fine weather! The garden sides on to a lane leading down from the Cathedral entrance to the banks of the impressive River Tay, with a good view of the arched Telford Bridge and river birdlife.
Throughout, the property has honey-coloured bamboo wood flooring, soft neutral coloured decor and hints of the surrounding countryside in the shape of wood, stone and natural materials: it has been tastefully furnished in foremost consideration of guests' comfort for a totally relaxing holiday experience.
From the South: Take the Edinburgh City Bypass then the Forth Road Bridge and follow the M90 towards Perth. Leave at Junction 10 for Inverness, Stirling, Crianlarich. Follow signs for Inverness A9 and take the turnoff to Birnam and Dunkeld. Turn right at Birnam/Dunkeld T-junction and enter Dunkeld. More detailed directions prior to travel.
From the North: A9 Inverness-Perth Trunk Route. 14 miles before Perth look for second sign to Blairgowrie/Coupar Angus, this road leads directly into Dunkeld. More detailed directions prior to travel.
The price includes heating and a supply of logs for the stove.
Pets are by arrangement with a deposit payable.
Bed linen and towels (hand, bath and dish) are provided. Basic supplies including washing up liquid, washing powder, loo rolls are provided.
Cost and availability:
Tay Neuk can be rented throughout the year. Changeover day is Saturday. Check-in is from 4pm and checkout by 10am. Short breaks are available between November and April (excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter week), minimum stay 3 nights. Short breaks can start on a Saturday or midweek.
To book this peaceful ground floor accommodation in delightful Dunkeld, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
direct to the owner
Tay Neuk, 18 Cathedral Street, Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0AW Scotland