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Blairgowrie 12 miles; Pitlochry 13 miles; Perth 14 miles.
The River Tay flows through the small town of Dunkeld and there are plenty of places to enjoy the views, either from the cathedral gardens or from the Taybank bar where you might be lucky enough to hear some impromptu music performed. The town itself dates from the 9th century and boasts a wealth of history from the Dark and Middle Ages to more recent history with Thomas Telford’s bridge over the Tay. The forests surrounding Dunkeld and nearby Birnam are known as Perthshire Big Tree Country and are celebrated in Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play”. The Hermitage is a National Trust site of beautiful forest which contains Ossian’s Hall of Mirrors, a folly built as a tribute to the 3rd century blind poet Ossian on a rocky outcrop near the Black Linn waterfalls. With the Loch Of The Lowes nature Reserve nearby and also the Victorian village of Birnam with its famous Birnam Oak and a Beatrix Potter exhibition marking her regular visits to the village, this area is one of the most spectacular and varied in Scotland and well worth a visit.
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Dunkeld 6 miles. Formerly the shooting lodge of the Duke of Atholl, this marvellous property occupies a spectacular hillside position in Butterstone, with open views over rural Perthshire, and offers everything for the outdoor sports enthusiast. Built in the late 19th century, this Dunkeld holiday cottage combines the ideal location with a vast range of activities on offer locally. The area is a paradise for walkers, with fantastic scenery from the doorstep, and a rich variety of wildlife. This Dunkeld holiday home also provides easy access to 29 golf courses across Perthshire, often generally quiet even in summer, to challenge beginners and experts alike. Some of the most excellent shooting and stalking can be arranged via the owner, or spend time by the private loch on the moor. Boasting eight bedrooms, all either double or twin, this Dunkeld holiday home offers the ideal base for exploring this beautiful region. With a fully equipped kitchen allowing catering for 16 guests and a separate dining room which provides stylish entertaining, this Dunkeld holiday home also contains a spacious sitting room with an open fire looking out over glorious Perthshire scenery. There is a lawned garden at this Dunkeld shooting lodge, where you can sit and relax with a refreshing dram after a day in the spectacular countryside. The towns of Dunkeld (6 miles), Blairgowrie (10 miles), Pitlochry (17 miles) and Perth (18 miles) are well worth a visit, as is the dramatic Loch Tay with excellent walking on the surrounding hills. A wonderful Scottish holiday home, with absolutely everything that you could wish for from an outdoor pursuits holiday.
Eight bedrooms: 2 x double, 6 x twin (5 x zip/link, can be double on request). Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. 2 x shower room with shower. Basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Utility/food store. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire. Drying room. Lockable gun cupboards.
Electric heating with open fire in sitting room. Gas oven and hob, 2 x fridges, 2 x freezers, ice making machine, washing machine, 2 x tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 10 cars. Lawned garden to rear with garden furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (June to Feb only). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 miles. Note: No dogs permitted March, April, or May due to lambing. Note: Strictly no cats. Note: Shooting/stalking available on estate at additional charge by prior arrangement with owner. Note: Cook available to hire at additional charge, subject to availability.
Previous visitors' comments about Riechip:
Great big space for a large family gathering. We particularly liked the living room with it's big comfy chairs, fantastic open fire. The house has lots of character.
Mrs Alston, January 2013
The house was comfortable and homely and our group enjoyed the holiday. The area of Dunkeld was lovely. The men enjoyed their shooting days and were well looked after by the owner who arranged their days shoot.
Mrs Birch, Deeside, December 2012
I had the best birthday party I've ever had and really really enjoyed staying at the property. It was wonderful. It was perfect. Thank you.
Ms Hart, Edinburgh, December 2012