Dunaird Coach House
Dunkeld and Birnam, Perthshire
Dunkeld and Birnam are charming little villages nestled in 'Big Tree Country', Scotland's gateway to the Highlands. Throughout the seasons the peaceful beauty of Perthshire explodes in colour, from the fresh shades of green in the ancient woodlands in spring, to the hues of purple heather in the hills of late summer to the feast of glorious colour in autumn and the lovely fresh snows of winter, Perthshire is spectacular all year round!
The area has an extensive range of activities for all tastes - you can choose from walking, hiking, bird/wildlife watching (nesting ospreys at the Loch of the Lowes), cycling (excellent on and off road tracks), golf (over 40 courses in Perthshire alone) with Dunkeld itself having a great course, fishing on the Tay and local lochs, canoeing and swimming - to name but a few! For those who are more adventurous there are 'extreme sports' based locally including white water rafting, bouldering etc with Nae Limits. Also off road driving, archery, and quad biking. Skiing and snowboarding are about 45 minutes away at Glenshee.
Perthshire is full of historic places of interest: lots of castles with beautiful gardens to sit and relax in (Blair Castle, Scone Palace), Dunkeld Cathedral by the tranquil River Tay, The Scottish Crannog on Loch Tay and many museums and art galleries to visit.
Dunkeld itself hosts a range of interesting shops, restaurants and pubs, and is a haven of inspiration to authors, musicians and artists alike. Events include Dougie Maclean's Amber Festival and the Neil Gow Festival. The local Birnam Arts Centre has art exhibitions, concerts, plays and the Beatrix Potter exhibition. Beatrix Potter spent holidays here as a child and was inspired to write the story of Peter Rabbit here in Dunkeld!
The Coach House is an excellent base to explore the glories of this wonderful county. Come back to the warm and cosy Coach House and relax with a bottle of wine or a wee dram while enjoying the breath taking views of Birnam Hill.
- Sleeps - 4
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 super king size, 1 king)
- Bathrooms - 2 plus extra WC
- Washing machine
- TV, DVD, CD Player, radio alarm clocks by each bed
- Cot and high chair available
- Peaceful garden
- Summer house and gas barbeque
- Off road parking
- Secure storage for golf clubs, bikes, fishing rods etc
- Pets by arrangement
- Short breaks Oct-Mar
- Perth - 14 miles
- Edinburgh Airport - 55 miles), Glasgow Airport - 80 miles
- Dunkeld station - 1.5 miles
- Selection of pubs and restaurants within walking distance
- Dunkeld Golf Course - 1.5 miles
- 40 golf courses in Perthshire
- 4X4 off road driving, quad bikes, archery - 1.5 miles
- Swimming, jacuzzi, sauna, gym - 1.5 miles
- Fishing on the River Tay
- Beautiful walks all from the doorstep
- Extreme sports - white water rafting, bouldering
- Skiing, snowboarding - Glenshee 45 mins, Aviemore 1 hr
- Dunkeld Cathedral - walking distance
The Coach House is set in the grounds of a beautiful B listed baronial manor house. There are breathtaking views of Birnam Hill to enjoy from the very peaceful gardens, where you can listen to the birds sing and look out for the resident red squirrel - he sometimes comes for a drink at the small pond! There is a lovely seating area with summer house and gas barbeque where you can sit in the afternoon sun with a good book or just relax!
Inside, the ground floor of the Coach House comprises of a hallway with wooden floor and understair storage for any extra cases etc. The bedroom leading off the hall is decorated in cream tones with original paintings. It has a super kingsize bed with good quality bed linen and is very comfy. There are ample built in wardrobes with a mirror and seat, and the ensuite has a good electric shower and heated towel rail. A cloakroom area can be found in the utility room with automatic washing machine, clothes airer, ironing board and iron and extra fridge/freezer as well as room for shoes and boots etc.
Upstairs there is a tastefully decorated well-equipped kitchen with gas hob and electric oven. It has all you could need including dishwasher, fridge and microwave. This follows through to the living area which is bright and spacious with triple velux windows. Inviting comfortable sofas and a cosy relaxed atmosphere created with soft lights at night, what could be better after a day's hill climbing than chilling out with a glass of wine? There is also a selection of DVDs and CDs for your enjoyment.
The upstairs bedroom has a comfortable kingsize bed and is very spacious with built in wardrobes, dressing table and chair. There is a hairdryer for your convenience and a laundry bin. The bathroom leading off this room has a modern stylish decor with mains powered shower and heated towel rail.
Outside there is off road parking for at least two cars in the courtyard and secure storage for golf clubs, bicycles and fishing rods etc. There is a small selection of outside toys for the younger children such as a go-cart, scooter etc which guests are welcome to borrow.
By Road: From Perth and the south, take A9 north approx 12 miles. Take the first turn on the right signposted Birnam and Dunkeld. Continue towards Birnam and you'll see a green sign for Dunaird Coach House, turn right onto St Mary's Road and carry on to the top of the hill.
From Pitlochry and the north proceed approx 12 miles south and take the 2nd turn on the left signposted Birnam and Dunkeld and proceed as above.
All gas and electricity are included in the rental price. Bed linen and towels are provided. Also tea towels, dishwasher tablets, loo paper and kitchen roll.
Cost and availability.
The Coach House is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday with entry at 4pm and check out by 11am. Other times can be accommodated by arrangement.
Short breaks are available from October to March subject to suitability.
Whilst there is a step into the property there is a downstairs bedroom with ensuite for those less able.
To book this peaceful Perthshire house with wonderful views over Birnam Hill, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
Dunaird Coach House, St Mary's Road, Birnam, Perthshire PH8 0BJ Scotland