Highland Perthshire (The Big Tree County) is renowned for its year round splendour and Dunkeld is one of its most enchanting villages. At the heart of Scotland, it is a haven for those who love the outdoors or country pursuits. Dunkeld has a medieval cathedral with peaceful riverside gardens (free entry). The adjacent church is open daily and has a small museum (chapter room). On the doorstep there is an abundance of wildlife and a wide range of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There is vast selection of well marked forestry and riverside walks with Dunkeld being the starting point and a little further afield there are many peaks attractive to Munro baggers.
If you enjoy wildlife, nearby Loch of the Lowes (walking distance) has its resident ospreys who come here to breed. Red and sika deer are often seen on the edge of the village and red squirrels are frequent visitors. Being out in the gloaming will be necessary if you want to see the more elusive pine martins but they have been sighted near Dunkeld. The area is also a favourite for both road biking and mountain biking with a popular downhill mountain bike track at the nearby Hermitage. Salmon and trout fishing are also available.
Perthshire is rich in history and culture and there are a great many visitor attractions, historic buildings, castles and gardens, and other villages and towns within a short drive. The Birnam Institute in the Victorian village of Birnam (a 15 min walk) is an interesting arts centre with theatre and cafe. It has a year-round range of stage productions, concerts and art exhibitions. Dunkeld has a small supermarket, bakers, butcher, cafes, gift shops, hairdresser and beauticians. There is a great selection of places to eat in Dunkeld with four pubs, one with regular live Scottish folk music, and two restaurants all within 3 minutes walk. The nearby Hilton Hotel hosts dinner dances and has a swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room and daily or weekly membership is available. Dunkeld golf course fringes the eastern edge of the village and its clubhouse has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
- Sleeps - 2
- Bedrooms - 1 double
- Bathrooms - 1
- Washing machine
- Large fridge/freezer
- TV with built in DVD and ipod dock,
freeview, video and stereo
- Private garden
- Short breaks welcome
- No smoking
- Sorry, no pets
- Free WiFi
- 2 minutes walk from town centre
(50m up steep hill!)
- Edinburgh Airport - just over 1 hour
- Dunkeld and Birnam station - 1 mile
- Lots of places to eat
- Golf course - 1 mile
- 40 golf courses within 1 hour's drive
including St Andrews and Gleneagles
- Quad biking - 1 mile
- Fishing at the edge of Dunkeld
- Riverside walks
- Forest trails
- Loch of Lowes
- Birnam Institute
The property is a cosy garden flat with quality furnishings and has recently been upgraded. It is ideally situated just a short walk from the village centre and has a lovely south facing aspect towards Birman Hill, with its own good sized private garden. The garden is perfect for relaxing in after a day's sight-seeing or exploring the Perthshire countryside.
The flat has a modern, well equipped open plan kitchen/living room with dining area. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar. The living room/dining area faces onto the garden where you can peacefully watch a wide variety of birds that are frequent visitors. There is a TV with built in DVD player and ipod docking station and also a range of books is available. The modern bathroom has a white suite and a bath with shower over it. There is one bedroom, a small double, perfect for 2!
12 miles north of Perth, Dunkeld is well signposted off the main A9. Brae Street is a continuation of the High Street heading east (uphill). On street parking is available.
Heating is included in the rental price.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Starter pack including tea, coffee, milk, soap powder, dishwasher tablets etc.
The Wee Garden Flat is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday, check in 4.00pm, check out 10.30am.
To book this cosy self-catering garden flat in historic Dunkeld, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
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The Wee Garden Flat, Brae Street, Dunkeld, Perthshire