Dunskiag Long Barn, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
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, watersports, quad biking, kayaking, canyoning, hill walking, Munro bagging, low level walks, 4x4 off road driving, fishing, mountain biking, 4x4 mountain safaris and many more exciting activities. For those wishing to relax a little more you can be pointed to gentle walks, local art galleries, craft shops and coffee shops or in the evenings there is a good choice of local restaurants. The Birnam Institute and Pitlochry Festival both provide superb theatre and music options. Being in the Heart of Scotland we are perfectly placed for exploring further afield with many visitor attractions a short drive from Aberfeldy.
- Long Barn, sleeps up to 4
- Hot Tub facing to the south
overlooking the ancient heart of Scotland forest
- Indoor sauna
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 kingsize + 1 twin)
- 1 Bathroom with over-bath shower
- Cot and high chair available
- Dishwasher and microwave
- Washing machine and tumble dryer
- Nespresso coffee machine
- TV and DVD player with collection of DVDs
- Speaker with phone connectivity
- Wood burning stove with all logs supplied
- Short breaks available
- Semi enclosed garden
- Travel cots available
- Private garden with garden furniture and BBQ
- Weekend and short breaks available
- Short breaks
- Welcome pack with home made shortbread
and tablet, milk and a bottle of wine.
Dishwasher tabs, tea towels and other
essentials for your holiday are all provided.
- Free range eggs
- 1-2 Well behaved dogs by arrangement
- Aberfeldy - 1 mile
- Airports - Edinburgh and Glasgow
approx 1.5 hours, Inverness 2 hours
- Dunkeld and Pitlochry stations - c14 miles
- Good pub food 2 miles
- Golf - 9 hole courses in Aberfeldy (1 mile),
9 holes in Kenmore (6 miles),
Strathtay (4 miles)
- Mountain biking
- Pony trekking
- Fishing - river and loch
- Gardens - Bolfracks (2 miles)
- Cluny House (3 miles)
- Quad biking
- 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 also a TV, DVD player and connectable speaker for your phone. 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 hooks for hanging your jackets and plenty of space for boots and holiday kit. A 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 graveled 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. Within the grounds of Dunskiag we have free range chickens which, in the lighter months, provide a regular egg supply which guests are most welcome to collect and use.
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.
All towels and quality bedding and hot tub towels supplied.
Welcome pack with milk, homemade shortbread and tablet and wine. Tea/coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, cafetiere, dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid, basic cleaning product, loo rolls and bin bags are also supplied. Tea towels and other essentials for your holiday are all provided to set your holiday off to a relaxing start.
We have free range chickens who’s eggs you are welcome to gather.
Cost and availability:
This luxury self-catering cottage near Aberfeldy is rented out year round.
Change over day is Friday - arrive 4pm; depart 10am. Short breaks are available - 4 night breaks (Mon-Thurs) or 3 night breaks Fri-Sun.
To book this fabulous Perthshire self-catering cottage with a hot tub and sauna, click the enquiry button below and see prices and availability.
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Dunskiag Long Barn, Aberfeldy, Highland Perthshire, PH15 2EX Scotland