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The Cavern at the Tavern

(Ref. 1119525)

Ardler near Meigle, Perthshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved this flat I had a lovely relaxing time will definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2024

  • "Loved the property, great size livingroom, very comfortable."

    Everything you need. Food in the pub is excellent, plenty of choice. Host Alan is very welcoming and helpful. We had dogs with us, plenty walks round about for them. Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really nice property for dog owners and anyone looking for access to good walks - many really good ones within 15-30 min drive."

    Only thing i missed was a washing machine but I’m sure if i asked they would have helped as the property is above a pub and the owners are extremely nice and helpful.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Jan 2024

  • "I had a great week here."

    The apartment is well set up and comfy. Friendly welcome. Some wonderful local walks. I would go back.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2024

  • "We stayed here over new year's eve and our stay here was amazing from start to finish."

    Due to the time of year, the pub was fully booked for food but the staff were very friendly and managed to accommodate us. The owners were great with us and offered some brilliant advice on where to walk, both locally, and in the Grampian mountains with our dog. The property itself was very clean, modern, and comfortable. We will definitely be returning! Thank you to the owners, and the staff in the pub for an amazing break.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay except for the noise from adjourning Tavern."

    We put it down to the time of the year with it being between Christmas and New Year. Lots of moving of tables late at night and lots of shouting and loud music up until 12pm. Didn’t expect it to be as loud. Having said that, the owner was very friendly and helpful. Apartment was very pleasant and if it wasn’t for the Storm there would have been some lovely walks locally for our dog.

    Reviewed by Leanne3.8Dec 2023

  • "Great stay at the cavern at the tavern, very cosy and good food at the tavern,."

    The hosts were super accommodating. Thanks ian.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property very well decorated and furnished."

    Andy and Claire were fantastic hosts. My only suggestion is the bedroom could easily fit a king size bed as the double is really small and the mattress was a bit firm but would not stop us from going back.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Oct 2023

  • "My wife and I stayed with our dog over October half term and thought it was fantastic."

    The pub food was exceptional and all the staff were really friendly. Worked brilliantly for us as we could leave the dog in the Cavern as we had our meals in the adjoining Tavern!

    Reviewed by Stephen1.3Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely top class accommodation."

    Hosts just the best! Looked after us so well during storm Babet and made our stay memorable. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Only negative thing was the mattress was very uncomfortable. Everything else was spot on clean warm and having the tavern next door was a bonus

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Oct 2023

  • "We thought there was a downstairs bedroom from the property detail."

    The bathroom was downstairs & my wife is partly disabled so it was a bit difficult for her during the night getting up & downstairs.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Sep 2023

  • "Cottage was fabulous."

    Food at the pub outstanding and the staff was excellent and the service was even better. The cottage’s location was in a excellent location for the site seeing we wanted to do.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2023

  • "Love this place."

    Cavern was beautiful and furnished to a very high standard. Owners were lovely and very helpful. The Cavern is also in a great setting. Can’t rate this enough. First class all the way. If you want to book for meals at the Tavern it gets very busy, so book before hand if you can.

    Reviewed by April5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time here."

    The property is very comfortable, well-equipped and nicely furnished. The lounge and bathroom are particularly good with plenty of space and storage. There is a secure area for the dog. It was lovely to have the doors to the balcony open and enjoy the scenery and the birds singing. The owners are very helpful and friendly, and the pub serves delicious, realistically priced meals. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay!"

    Lots of space and good facilities. Owner was super helpful. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Internal stairs unsuitable for older people and elderly dogs."

    Very steep with no handrail. My elderly dog could not climb stairs and fell twice while trying. My husband also struggled with stairs as no handrail. We were booked in for a week and left after 1 night. Flat was lovely for younger people.

    Reviewed by Alison3.1Jul 2023

  • "Staff were welcoming, friendly and accommodating."

    Food and accomodation were excellent and I can't say enough good things

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very nicely decorated cottage to a high standard."

    One of the best tvs we have had in a cottage .Very nicely furnished lots of storage in kitchen however not enough cutlery and mugs and cooking equipment to be able to fill dishwasher had to hand wash .No tin opener that we could find . Very friendly owners and staff in the pub .A nice area within easy reach of St Andrews , Dundee and Scone Palace . We didn’t realise our garden part would be accessed via the fire door by quite a number of people and children coming through from the pub .Good job our dog was friendly,as he was out there a lot .

    Reviewed by Thomas3.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    The hosts are very friendly and obliging. It is attached to a nice pub and they do welcome dogs so expect a little noise. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time in the Cavern."

    We found the downstairs bathroom a bit inconvenient during the night but we were aware of this when we booked. We were made to feel very welcome. I only scored 8 for recommendation as I am always very reluctant to give advice to people on holiday accommodation.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7May 2023

  • "Would definitely return to the cavern."

    Owners were very friendly as were the staff in the tavern. We ate all but one day at the tavern where the food was second to none.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property in a beautiful location , adjacent to the village pub which serves excellent food and drinks ."

    The property is spacious with very comfortable lounge area with comfy seating and all modern technologies needed fast broadband and smart TV . The bedroom is also spacious and very good blackout blinds enabling a good nights sleep .Kitchen has all the appliances needed and necessary utensils. Hosts are very friendly and helpful if required. Highly recommended property.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property was beautifully furnished and in a lovely location."

    Ideally situated next to the owners pub. Alan, the landlord and owner of the property, was very welcoming. We ate in the Tavern for most of our stay as the food was superb (especially the steak pie) and very reasonably priced. There are also all the facilities required in the apartment for home cooking if you wanted to do so. There are walks from the doorstep which were ideal for our two dogs. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property to anyone and hopefully we can visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week in Scotland, the property was really lovely clean and tidy and in a great location for a base to explore Scotland we had lovely weather as well has great food at the tavern also well equipped with all we needed."

    10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Mar 2023

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  • Ground-floor duplex apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with Juliet balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and free WiFi which covers inside and outside the property
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road, designated parking space for 1 car in the pub car park
  • Access to the pub's beer garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (additional dogs per contact with owners for approval)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles (small store limited provisions) larger major supermarkets in Blairgowrie or Forfar both 12 miles from our locations and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not allow bookings less than 3 nights long
  • Note: This property is adjoined to a pub and overlooks the pub's beer garden , it is advisable to book a table in our restaurant prior to your arrival if you intend to dine with us on your arrival date

The property

Meigle 2.2 miles.

Tucked away in the quaint village of Ardler near Meigle in Perthshire, Scotland is The Cavern at the Tavern.

This wonderful, dog-friendly apartment benefits from a designated off-road parking space for one car, a first-floor sitting room with Juliet balcony and a spacious double bedroom; the perfect setting for couples and their beloved canine companion looking to explore Perthshire.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and help your partner result in a tasty meal in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Dine together here at the intimate dining table before climbing the stairs to snuggle up on the plush sofa with some tasty treats and your favourite tipple before flicking on the Smart TV to watch your favourite films.

Watch as the sun sets over Ardler from the french doors then head to the double bedroom to get some much-needed rest and rejuvenation.

In the morning wash off the day in the ground-floor bathroom then head out to explore the nearby village of Meigle where you can stock up on essentials to help ease your self-catered stay before heading back in Ardler to where you can enjoy a fantastic date night at The Ardler Tavern which adjoins the The Cavern.

Those seeking a more vibrant nightlife can explore the nearby city of Dundee which is home to a myriad of bars and pubs including the Abandon Ship and Clancy’s Irish Bar.

Delve into the area's history by tour museums including the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, the Dundee Science Centre and HMS Unicorn, a restored Royal Navy warship exhibiting naval life across its impressive four decks.

Be sure to stop off at the Camperdown Wildlife Centre on the outskirts of the city which focuses on conservation and research and houses a variety of animals.

Make unforgettable memories with you loved one at The Cavern at the Tavern.

EPC Rating: Band G

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Forfar 12.3 miles; Dundee 13.3 miles

Meigle is a quaint village nestled between Dundee and Forfar. The charming village is known for its historic roots as the Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum at its heart displays a collection of more than thirty Pictish Stones alongside carvings that date all the way back to the 8th and 10th century. The village is also notably the burial place of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman who served as Prime Minister of the UK from 1905-1908. Despite being small in size the village houses a local store where you can stock up on necessities and a pub the Kinloch Arms Hotel which serves an array and traditional pub food and drinks. History is woven through the small villages scattered nearby, find the Eassie Pictish Stone, the impressive 14th century Glamis Castle and a museum in Kirriemuir which is recognised as the birthplace of J M Barrie. Gin lovers can delight in a day spent at the Gin Bothy Experience, where you can sample an array of gins alongside an afternoon tea. Or venture slightly further afield to visit the coastal city of Dundee where you can make your way through its collection of museums including Verdant Works, HMS Unicorn and the Dundee Museum of Transport. Meigle is a fantastic base from which to explore Perthshire.

Note: This property does not accept bookings less than 3 nights long.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas