Holiday home for rent sleeping 2/3 near Dunkeld, Perthshire

Bedrooms: 1 Sleeps: 2 Bathroom: 1 Pets welcome

Charming self-catering in gorgeous garden of a Scottish baronial style mansion, close to Dunkeld and the River Tay, with stunning views of Birnam Hill. This delightful cottage has been thoughtfully renovated and the owners are passionate about autistic inclusion and have designed the accommodation at Dunaird Cottage to be as accessible and autism friendly as possible. There are many holiday activities to do nearby and plenty of hill walking, hiking, cycling, golf, and fishing.

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Dunaird Cottage, St. Mary's Road, 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!

Dunaird Cottage is an excellent base to explore the glories of this wonderful county. Come back to the warm and cosy cottage and relax with a bottle of wine or a wee dram while enjoying the breath-taking views of Birnam Hill.

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  • Sleeps – 2-3
  • Bedrooms - 1 double + sofa bed
  • Bathrooms - 1 shower room with walk in electric shower
  • Microwave
  • TV, DVD, CD Player
  • Electric stove log burner
  • Peaceful garden and garden furniture
  • Summer house and barbeque
  • outdoor seating area with firepit/BBQ
  • Off road parking
  • Secure storage available for golf clubs,
    bikes, fishing rods etc
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Short breaks by arrangement
  • Non Smoking
  • 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 (subject to licence)
  • Beautiful walks all from the doorstep
  • Extreme sports - white water rafting, bouldering
  • Skiing, snowboarding - Glenshee 45 mins, Aviemore 1 hr
  • Dunkeld Cathedral - walking distance
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Sitting room
Kitchen Dining area


Dunaird Cottage is set in the grounds of a beautiful "B" listed Victorian Manor House dating back to 1861. There are breathtaking views of Birnam Hill from the cottage that can be enjoyed relaxing in the garden and listening to the birds. There is a barbecue and sheltered seating area just beside the cottage with beautiful gardens and a summer house to explore, perfect to unwind after a day's hill walking or sight seeing.

Inside the cottage there is an open plan living and kitchen area with space for dining. The soft cream panelled walls and cosy electric log burner are warm and welcoming after a day's adventure in the Highlands. A comfy sofa and arm chair await you for a relaxing evening by the fire with a glass of wine. There is a flat screen TV and CD/DVD player with a selection of CDs, DVDs and books available. The kitchen has all you will need for a self catering break and leads out into the entrance hall. The spacious shower room with walk in electric shower and heated towel rail is beside the cosy double bedroom.

Directions to Birnam:

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 and Cottage, 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.

What's included:

Heating and electricity are included in the rental price.

Bed linen and towels are provided. Also tea towels, washing up liquid, loo paper and kitchen roll, essential cooking condiments, some toiletries and an arrival welcome pack.

Pets welcome by arrangement.

Cost and availability:

Dunaird Cottage is rented out throughout the year. Change over days are Mondays and Friday - check in 4pm, check out 11am although other days and times can be accommodated by prior arrangement.

Predominantly 1 and 2 week breaks July – September though short breaks may be available from time to time so please do enquire.

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Dunaird Cottage, St. Mary's Road, Birnam, Nr Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0BJ Scotland

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This delightful cottage has a train station and bus stops all in walking/cycling distance, it is easy to get to Dunaird Cottage and explore the local area without a car. You can enjoy hill walking, hiking, cycling,golf, fishing on the doorstep!