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Dunkeld, Tayside, Perthshire, Angus & Fife Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall we were very happy with Springwells and enjoyed our stay."

    The only downside was the lack of any TV.

    Glad you enjoyed the stay. I will add instructions to make it clearer how to use the tv and free view box Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.4May 2023

  • "Fantastic property had everything we needed for a great family holiday."

    Thank you and delighted you enjoyed Springwells and Dunkeld Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "The house was warm and clean on our arrival."

    The house is spacious and pleasantly decorated with a modern bathroom and en suite shower room, good sized rooms. Plenty of books, board games and choice of maps to help you choose a walk in the local countryside.- there are huge amount of walks from the doorstep of the property. The town has several excellent bakers shops,a decent selection of pubs/restaurants with lots of local produce to sample.

    Many thanks for the lovely feedback - much appreciated and delighted you enjoyed both Springwells and Dunkeld Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2023

  • "This was a lovely property in an excellent location,right in the centre of Dunkeld."

    The town is a foodie haven with lots of local produce to sample,several excellent bakers shops,a decent selection of pubs/restaurants and plenty of walks from the doorstep of the property. The house is spacious, warm ,comfortable and clean ,tastefully decorated with a modern bathroom and en suite shower room. Lots of books, board games and plenty of maps to help you choose a walk in the local countryside.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay, the village is lovely and friendly with lots of facilities."

    The house was warm and clean on our arrival. There are a few things that need fixing such as dead lightbulbs in the kitchen and living room. Most of the kitchen draws and cupboards are off their hinges, not a major issue but at the price point of the cottage not really good enough. Also no visitors book, no info about the history of the house or the area, this may be covid related? Finally a welcome pack would have been nice. All in all a nice cottage but I think a little overpriced compared to other cottages we have stayed in for what you get.

    Reviewed by James4.4Mar 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Notified the owner of a few items that would be requiring attention before the next guests arrive.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2021

  • "A great house in a great location."

    Piano could do with tuning......but I cant play anyway much to the family's relief!!

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Sep 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor family bedroom with double bed and two single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • First-floor sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire and open fire
  • AGA, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared grounds
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: 4pm check out

The property

Within striking distance of the Tay Forest Park and the majestic River Tay lies Springwells, an exceptional holiday accommodation, formerly a smokehouse, resting just moments from the town centre of Dunkeld.

If you and your loved ones are seeking a beautifully-appointed space to temporarily call home, then this three-storey cottage is perfect for you, with an array of great things to do beckoning.

Enter the property via a couple of steps down and into the kitchen, where the traditional AGA takes centre stage before an array of appliances required for a family holiday, including a handy washing machine and a dishwasher to keep the space clutter free!

Next is the dining room, a formal space where you can enjoy the company of your loved ones over a home-cooked dish or a local takeaway, with the electric fire offering a gentle warmth.

At the end of each bracing day, head up to the first floor to discover the sitting room, a cosy space where you can delve into a good book or flick through the channels of the TV, with the open fire setting the ambiance on a winter’s eve.

The first floor landing also grants access to a sleek family bathroom featuring both a bath and walk-in shower and the master bedroom, boasting a double bed and its own en-suite shower room.

Concluding the interior of the cottage is another double bedroom and the family bedroom, where a plush double bed and two single beds await, this is ideal for a couple with young children.

To the outside, find a two off-road parking space and access to the shared grounds, so that your canine companions can stretch their legs ahead of an action-packed day of exploring.

Just a short stroll away are a number of amenities, including tearooms owned by a Bake Off finalist, coffee shops, bars and restaurants, in addition to shops for the essentials and the highly recommended Dunkeld Smoked Salmon, where you can pick up Scotland’s wild and superior smoked salmon for your home-cooked dishes!

Whilst here, be sure to visit the imposing Dunkeld Cathedral, which features the tomb of the notorious 'Wolf of Badenoch'.

Meander along the River Tay for some stunning views of the famous Thomas Telford's Dunkeld Bridge, before spying the bright little houses, some of which are in the care of National Trust for Scotland.

Tay Forest Park is within striking distance of the cottage, where you will find a varied patchwork of forests, featuring some of Scotland's finest views and most impressive trees, as well as walking opportunities for all ages.

The Hermitage is also within easy reach, where you can follow the paths leading to the impressive Black Linn Falls, before visiting Ossian’s Hall, which was built in 1757 and since refurbished with mirrors, sliding panels and paintings.

Loch Of The Lowes nature reserve is also nearby, as is the beautiful village Birnam, famed by its mention in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and home to Dunsinane Hill, where the ancient Birnam Oak stands as the only survivor of an attack by Malcolm III on Macbeth.

Bring your loved ones to Springwells to share a wonderful break in Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Dunkeld 4 miles; 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.

Please NOTE: Property is suitable for 6 adults and 2 children due to the size of the single beds.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas