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Taigh a Ghobha

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Dunkeld, Perthshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is utterly charming and the perfect Perthshire hideaway."

    A tranquil spot for relaxation. The owners have taken such care to make it a home away from home. We look forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect cottage in a great location ."

    It’s in a quiet country area but within easy reach of amenities & a variety of country walks . The owners have put a lot of care into providing all you need for your stay & make you feel very welcome . I wish more rental cottages were up to this standard.

    Reviewed by Max5.0Oct 2023

  • "Home from home."

    Beautiful location. Ideal spot for outdoor activities yet quiet and secluded. Lovely welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by G5.0Jul 2023

  • "Taigh Ghobha is a fabulous place to spend a holiday."

    The cute little cottage is in a beautiful location, a short drive from Dunkeld, surrounded by beautiful countryside and secluded walks. Our wonderful hosts had thought of everything so it was easy to settle in and just enjoy being away. Gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Marny5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a quiet and delightful location."

    The interior was furnished impeccably and the views from the windows gorgeous. We watched hares in the fields to the front and red squirrels at the feeder in the garden to the rear. We had everyhting we could wish for and very much welcomed the personal greeting from the hosts. We'd stay again without the slightest hesitation and would recommend without reservation.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very well equipped cottage with all needs addressed, eg."

    Parasol, seating and cushions. Bed was very comfortable, pillows were excellent and high quality bed linen making a very good nights sleep. The garden was lovely to sit in spending time watching the red squirrels. Close to Dunkeld, just over an hour to walk or mins to drive, offering a perfect blend of quiet when wanted with excellent walks or close enough to pubs, restaurants and shops as needed. A perfect cottage or summer or winter and we would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well appointed."

    A home from home.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0May 2023

  • "Hi. We really enjoyed our recent stay at this cottage."

    Very kind of David and Sally to pop in to welcome us, explain a few things about the cottage and answer our questions about local walks etc. They also sent some specific walk routes. That was very kind! The facilities in the cottage are very good and it's very cosy. The snow and ice made running difficult, but walking was just about ok, weather very seasonal for December! With the snowy backdrop, some views of the surrounding area were out of this world.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Dec 2022

  • "Another great stay at Taigh a Ghobha."

    It is the one place we’ve ever come back to and still feel like we need more time to explore the area. The cottage is well situated near Dunkeld and Blairgowrie and the tracks around the local area are great for walking the dog and seeing lots of wildlife. Easy access to plenty of the Perthshire big tree country and a number of distilleries, it is a snug cottage perfect getting a taste of “proper” Scotland.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is our second visit to the property."

    The property is furnished to a high standard with all needs catered for. It is a really characterful cottage, a home from home for us. We just love it. Situated far enough in the countryside to see and hear local wildlife, yet close enough to all other local amenities.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was well appointed and very comfortable."

    The garden was well secured and there were numerous walks on the doorstep for our lively labrador.. The owners were very helpful, visiting soon after our arrival to make sure we were settled in and to answer any queries. There was plenty of information on things to do in the area, supplemented by further details sent to us by email from the owners. A relaxing stay. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Taigh A Ghobha."

    The cottage has a very quiet and peaceful location. It is extremely well equipped. There is so much interesting wildlife to see in the garden and the immediate surrounding area. We could set off on several great walks from the front door. We would return here for another stay sometime.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage with everything that you would want in a self catering - and more!"

    The owners went out of their way to make sure that all was well and couldn’t have been more responsive. We’d love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage is furnished to an excellent/high standard, so comfortable and cosy."

    The stair to the bedrooms is steep, but that is all part of the lovely character of the cottage. Convenient for all local amenities, yet with all the peacefulness of the countryside. Well placed to see/hear local wildlife. This is our second enjoyable visit to Taigh a Ghobha.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "We could not have been more comfortable or have asked for anything more from a holiday cottage."

    The perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy blissful calm and tranquility amidst beautiful countryside teeming with wildlife. A big thank you to owners David and Sally for making this such a special place to be.

    William MarriageOct 2021

  • "As alluring and beautiful as the Perthshire countryside undoubtedly is, our fondest holiday memories were those spent tucked away inside this beautifully cosy and characterful cottage enjoying all of the comforts and the abundance of amenities it had to offer."

    We loved our stay and we look forward to future trips.

    William And Jo MarriageOct 2020

  • "We just wanted to let you know what outstanding host Sally and David were during our stay."

    Considerable effort had clearly gone into making the cottage a lovely place to stay but over and above that the warm welcome we received (complete with delicious home made bread, fresh from the oven) combined with the care we received during our visit following an issue with the stove was wonderful and very much appreciated.

    Alison MacDonald-EwenOct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a very quiet part of Perthshire."

    It had everything we needed; is really well equipped and very cosy; especially when you get the log burner going! We met the owners David & Sally who made us really welcome. We stayed for a week in June and the wildflower garden was just starting to bloom, so with the visiting birds and red squirrels (next door has a fantastic array of feeders); it was a real haven for wildlife. There's lots of tracks and paths locally to walk on where you'll see even more wildlife - deer, hares, raptors. It's a great area to explore with some lovely towns and villages; beautiful countryside, lochs & iconic mountains within easy reach. But if you want a quiet, peaceful time, just sit in the garden and enjoy the surroundings. Wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend to others!

    Michael HoughtonJun 2019

  • "This has been a wonderful cottage in every way - perfect from which to explore an area we have come to love and to visit a new little family member!"

    We have felt totally at peace here. Thank you for a haven away from so many of the bad things in our world.

    Visitor BookMay 2019

  • "Just the best place ever to relax and unwind."

    Everything you need is here. Quiet, warm and cosy. Will be back.

    Visitor BookMay 2019

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay in your cosy cottage."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

    Visitor BookMay 2019

  • "What a beautiful little cottage!"

    A perfectly peaceful home from home - with stunning red squirrel for neighbours and gentle cattle peaking in the kitchen window! Simply lovely, a perfect little getaway! We hope Sally and David's next guests enjoy the space as much as we have.

    Visitor BookMay 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, Sony DAB Bluetooth CD player, WiFi, Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker, books, and local maps
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, lawn, and wildflower meadow
  • One- well behaved dog welcome, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 4.3 miles
  • Blairgowrie 6 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Taigh a Ghobha is a traditional stone cottage in a rural area 4 miles from Dunkeld.This picturesque cottage was the home of the blacksmith ( Gaelic “ Taigh a Ghobha “ ) and dates from 1840.Stone built and keeping many original features.It has been thoroughly modernised with emphasis on maintaining historical style and character with low ceilings ,feature interior drystone wall, wood burning stove and separate kitchen with dining area.The wild flower meadow garden is secluded and framed by traditional rural gates. Situated in tranquil Perthshire countryside, opportunities abound for a wide variety of interests and outdoor pursuits.You can walk, cycle or run from the doorstep on safe , traffic free paths.

Many Munro’s and Corbett’s are a short drive away.Golf is available nearby at Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Rosemount.The Loch of the Lowes Nature Reserve is 2 miles from the cottage and gives the opportunity to view Ospreys, red squirrels, varied birds and beavers.There are many food, arts, crafts and music locations in Birnam and Dunkeld. Outside there is a peaceful, secluded seating area and a garden building to keep bikes and golf equipment safe and dry.

There is off road parking for two cars and the gates provide security within the garden area.

EPC Rating: Band D

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

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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.

Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.