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Falkland, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 977313)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "The bath tub was high and slippy ."

    The staircase was old there for rounded stairs slippy hand rail needed . No drainer at sink no rubber mat to stop dishes breaking on Belfast sink . No washing line to hang cloths out. And the lounge carpet was covered in dog hair nrpever been cleaned . It’s a shame as it a nice cottage in a great area .and I was under the impression I would get my £46 pounds return if I did not break anything or leave the house dirty .the house was cleaner than when we arrived .

    Dear Linda, Thank you for your review, and for pointing out that Dunira is a nice cottage in a great area. It is unfortunate that you have chosen to give Dunira such a low score. As you can see from our other reviews this is not the norm for our lovely property. There is a picture of the bath on the Sykes website. We find it to be easily accessible and not slippery, however taking precautions when entering or exiting is always wise. The stairs are also shown on the Sykes website. They are painted in a high quality floor paint, which we feel provides ample grip. The layout of the stairs is clearly shown on the Sykes website, and a little more research on your part would have made you aware that some aspects of Dunira would not be suitable for you. Dunira is, after all, an old and quirky cottage. As explained, following several texts, we do not have a washing line in the garden. We have a folding clothes dryer in the washing machine cupboard which can be taken outside. A quick search would have revealed this. The washing up bowl, and drainer, were in the kitchen corner cupboard, and again a quick search would have revealed them. We don’t know why they were in this cupboard, but our cleaners found them within minutes of entering Dunira, after your departure. The cottage is professionally cleaned after each guest’s stay, and we can only apologise for any dog hairs left on the lounge rug. I did try to sort out your confusion over what you thought was a cleaning / breakage deposit, which was in fact the Sykes booking fee. It might have helped if you’d had a clearer understanding of what you’d paid Sykes for. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2022

  • "Had a great time in dunira the cottage had everything we needed and more very ..."

    Had a great time in dunira the cottage had everything we needed and more very quiet location even though it was in the centre of village 10/10

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2022

  • "Property & village were fab."

    Great central place to visit from. The bath is the only minor issue. Short stay may be fine but we were there for two weeks and are used to a walk in shower.

    Dear Peter, Many thanks for your review. We’re pleased you enjoyed the property and village. I’m sorry the bath/shower set up did not quite meet your needs. We do try to address this by referring to the shower set up on the Sykes website. We hope to welcome you back. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2022

  • "A delightful property, with quality fittings and furnishings and an excellently fitted out kitchen which had plenty of nice touches such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing machine sachets, and cleaning materials - essential when staying for a week!"

    Bathroom a delight and top toiletries. Outside, such a pretty enclosed garden perfect for those taking their dog. And just a minute (really) away, a lovely deli selling tasty bread, pastries and croissants, among a host of other items. Oh, and three very good pubs serving very good food with the furthest just a five minute walk away. What more could you ask for in a break? And it was so quiet at night. Thoroughly recommend.

    Dear Sharon, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it, and are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Dunira. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was very comfortable,clean and maintained to a high standard. Good location in centre of Falkland which was great base for exploring surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "Wow, fab week away, our hosts were amazing, Dunira had everything we needed, Falklands a great base, cosy, well equipped and so good for its location in the centre of the village/town."

    We will be back, thank you Nick feel totally relaxed and ready to start again with a busy few months back at work ! Sharon, Trev & Millie-paws xx

    Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for your positive review. We really appreciate your feedback, and we’re so please you enjoyed Dunira. We hope to welcome you back soon. All the best, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in this charming cottage in Falkland."

    It was clean and comfortable with a spacious kitchen and cosy sitting room. The walled garden was sheltered and dog safe and the icing on the cake was the wonderful copper bath. It was lovely to have the village amenities on the doorstep and the locals were friendly and helpful. The many walking trails in the Falkland Estate are brilliant for dog walks and we would highly recommend walking to the Maspie Den to the waterfalls and beyond into the Lomand hills. Meals at the Stag Inn were good and the staff very hospitable.

    Dear Graham, Thank you so much for your comments on Dunira. We hope to welcome you back again sometime in the near future. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2022

  • "This was the best vacation stay I have ever had the pleasure to stay in."

    We stayed here 2 weeks in March and this provided us such an amazing reset we needed! The owners have restored this cottage impeccably and managed to make it equally modern AND cozy. We immediately felt like we were home when we arrived. The kitchen is beautiful and we were surprised to see was stocked with many things we thought we would need to run out and buy. Fires in the living room every evening. The house was very warm and wifi worked in every room which was important as we were both working every day. The bed was very comfortable. But the BEST part, was the bath. There is also a sweet yard but was too cold to use it when we were there. The hosts communicated well with us. The cleaning staff was friendly and efficient. The pictures online 100% are accurate and the value for money based on the cottage and it's amazing location in the middle of town makes this a no brainer. Only thing to note- upstairs has sloped ceilings so be prepared to tilt your head when entering the bathroom and the bedroom. Thank you so much, we will be back!

    Dear Francesco, Thank you so much for your comments. It was a pleasure for us to have you stay at Dunira, and we’d welcome you back anytime. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by FrancescoFeb 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Dunira."

    The cottage is cosy with a well equipped kitchen and the most fabulous bath!

    Dear Gillian, We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay at at Dunira, and thank you so much for your positive review. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianDec 2021

  • "A beautiful wee cottage that has been restored to a high standard."

    The kitchen is large,very modern & has all the kit you need. The bed is large & very comfortable with a big wardrobe for clothes etc. The crowning glory is the bathroom with a stunning free standing copper bath. The cottage is in a fantastic location- in the middle of the village but relatively quiet. Falkland is a great wee village with lots to do close by.

    Dear Mrs Hodgins, Many thanks for such a positive review. It’s very reassuring to know that guests have enjoyed their holiday experience at Dunira. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "What a week!"

    Falkland stole our heart and Dunira was just the icing on the cake. It was just what we both needed. A beautiful base for local walks, towns and treats! The cottage was so well equipped, quirky and homely. Yes you have to be careful of the sloping roofline upstairs but it certainly doesn’t detract from the whole experience. We’ll be back!!!

    Dear Mrs Finerty, Thank you so much for your positive feed back, and we’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dunira. Kind regards, Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "The cottage and location were excellent."

    A well equipped kitchen , with everything you could need. The cottage is in the middle of the village with lots of wonderful shops and places to eat. The bed was very comfortable , and the bath worth a soak in. We did not light the log burner but as autumn arrives is ideal for cosy evenings in. There is a small offset area to the sitting room, ideal for a dog, only comment we would make is in other dog friendly cottages we have stayed in, there are some dog items, bowls, treats etc. Also as the downstairs has no doors between sitting room and kitchen,, having a stair gate available for this area might be useful to keep a dog from trying to get upstairs. (Does detract from the lively cottage just a suggestion). The couple of minor issues we found were taken on board by the owners who made contact with us before we arrived. The area were the cottage is located is great with lots of places to see and visit. 100% would return and recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Michelle And RegSep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, well equipped kitchen, quality and comfortable bed and lounge furniture and well placed within the village."

    So many places to visit locally and a bit further afield, definitely worth another visit.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "The shower needs a curtain ."

    You can buy round curtain poles which would suit the copper bath . Sitting down for a shower is not acceptable !

    Dear Guest, It is unfortunate that you've given Dunira such a low score based solely, it would appear, on the shower. We have chosen not to have a shower curtain, as is evident in the Sykes website photos, so as to not detract from the aesthetic look of the bathroom. We have recently made it clear on the Sykes website that the shower is best used in the sitting position, and the reasons why, and we hope this won't in any way affect our future guests enjoyment of Dunira. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2021

  • "Dunira is a gorgeous period cottage in the beautiful village of Falkland."

    We were lucky to have amazing weather and we spent a lot of our time in the wonderful garden, which was enclosed and felt very private and safe for our dog. The cottage overall is just lovely, with very tasteful decor, a well appointed kitchen and the king of all baths. We didn't want to leave and would definitely like to go back. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and the location is perfect for access to all shops, pubs and the wonderful Falkland Estate for dog walks. I highly recommend going to the top of East Lomond Hill and seeing the breathtaking views and Falkland nestled at the bottom like a toy town.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, Falkland village is beautiful."

    Nice little cafes and bakeries and delicious pub food. Good area for dog walking and really friendly people. Would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by IreneJul 2021

  • "Fantastic location in a very pretty and friendly village"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Falkland is a lovely village and an excellent location for exploring Fife."

    However, it's popularity means that parking can be a big problem when the Palace is open, especially on Saturday. The cottage is furnished to a high standard and has a sun trap pleasant garden. The copper bath looks superb but you need to be agile to enjoy it as also does the overhead shower because of the restrictions placed on its use. Would also recommend the fish and chips at the Stag.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "We were utterly charmed by Dunira and Falkland village."

    We both agreed that it was one of the nicest places we've ever stayed and one of the best holidays we've ever been on. The cottage was so cosy and in a perfect location and we would love to come back for another stay in the future.

    Reviewed by OliviaJun 2021

  • "Dunira is a beautiful, cozy cottage set right in the center of the charming town of Falkland."

    Everything was as advertised although the pictures do not do it justice! The garden is large and private and absolutely delightful. The bed is the most comfortable I have ever slept in and the kitchen is large and very well appointed. Everything is laid out to make it easy for guests and Nick is available and very helpful if you have questions or a problem. I would highly recommend Dunira and this beautiful area of Scotland.

    Reviewed by DaleMay 2021

  • "Arriving on Halloween in Falkland after a 5 hour drive, our beautiful cosy cottage welcomed us, with comfortable furnishings and an inviting log fire."

    We lit it nearly every night, even though the cottage was warm, because it was just so cosy! We'd highly recommend a walk to Maspie Den, especially if you've taken your dog like we did! Ending the walk with a meal in The Stag which was delicious, and then a long soak in the beautiful copper bath is just the perfect way to end the day. The cottage had everything we needed, and a great safe garden for the pooch. The bed was so comfortable and it was lovely hearing the church bells in the morning and seeing the spire from the window. Would also point out that it was amazing value at around £300 for the week! We would 100% stay here again and my parents are planning to come next year!

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Very comfortable and well equipped for the perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "Was a gorgeous, cosy and super clean cottage, it really is a fabulous cottage to stay, was wonderful having the woodburner on the cold nights and the bath was so luxurious loved it."

    The touches in the cottage are so beautiful it is so well equipped and really feels like a home, the kitchen is beautiful and a lovely garden of the kitchen The location is wonderful within Falkland you can walk to restaurants and a great bakery who sell lovely cakes and amazing bacon rolls. So many beautiful gift shops and great walks. Would love to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by CarolannOct 2020

  • "The cottage was just perfect and the wood burning stove was so cosy."

    The bed was really comfy and the kitchen was a great size for cooking and eating in. The copper bath was a wee bit of a challenge to get in and out of but apart from that we would definitely stay here again.

    Dear Guest, thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are very much appreciated. Best wishes, the Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2020

  • "The cottage was warm and inviting."

    Highlights were the extremely well appointed kitchen and the amazing free standing copper bath. Cleanliness was to an exceptional standard. The cottage is extremely well sutufor visiting the many attractions in the area of outstanding natural beauty.,including spectacular walks. It is ideal for visiting Edinburgh,Perth and St Andrews and the costal villages of Fife. Excellent coffee shops and pubs on the village and the Covenanter Hotel provides top of the range dining served by friendly welcoming staff. A wonderful week of total relaxation.!

    Thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are very much appreciated. Best wishes, the Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage in and excellent location."

    The host is very helpful. Had a fantastic week hear.

    Reviewed by LukeSep 2020

  • "Everything about the cottage was good."

    It was cosy, comfortable, and we had everything we needed. Weather was atrocious, but that can't be helped. That the cottage was so convenient for everything and was good to come back to and get off our damp muddy things. The palace was still closed at this time of year which was a shame, but there are plenty coffee shops and interesting gift shops to browse round, and the Pillars of Hercules is an amazing place to visit. Just beware leaving your car in the overspill section of the public car park, which I did because the main area was full when I arrived, because I had my car broken into, and though insubstantial items taken, it was non the less stressful and inconvenient in the middle of our holiday.

    Reviewed by MaureenFeb 2020

  • "This cottage is the best we have ever been to in the 10 years we have been going ..."

    This cottage is the best we have ever been to in the 10 years we have been going on dog holidays it was very clean and warm and had everything you needed for the kitchen the bath was great too and the village and areas around just amazing well done to the owners

    Thank you so much for your very kind and positive comments. We're glad you were warm, as we've just recently had a new gas boiler installed and its good to hear it's running well. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HilaryNov 2019

  • "Beautiful old cottage with so much history attached."

    Set right in the centre of the stunning village of falkland. We loved cooking in the fantastic kitchen, relaxing in the huge bath after walking all day and settling down in the cosy living room. The stag inn is a fantastic traditional pub with roaring log fire and food is excellent, also the lomond tavern is great. Both places 2 to 3 minutes walk from the cottage. Anyone staying here will not be disappointed and you will instantly fall in love with this beautiful wee village. The lomond hills are a must as is the coastal path, and falkland estate has lots of lovely walks right on your doorstep, pillars of Hercules farm shop is brilliant and well worth a visit. Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely review. It's always good to hear that guest staying at Dunira have had a good holiday. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargoNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage right in the heart of a beautiful village."

    Walks from your doorstep but also convenient for the Fife Coastal Path and St Andrews. The cottage does have restricted height in the upper floor and a staircase that you would struggle with if you had limited mobility but it does outline that in the description and for us it just added to the character of the building. What was amazing was the large free standing copper bath which was a delight to have a long soak in after a day out walking. And a real fire but the heating alone made the cottage warm and cosy during what turned out to be quite a cold, wet spell of weather. Not all the village is dog friendly but the establishments that are turned out to be very dog friendly. The Stag Inn not only welcomes your pooch but also catered very well for coeliacs. Friendly staff, lovely food and very good value for money. Parking isn't right outside your property but the free car park is just across the road and you can load and unload outside the cottage for a few minutes. It was a pleasure to stay right in the heart of such a stunning village just round the corner from Falkland Palace .... easy to see why Outlander chose the area for filming their tv series. Our staffie loved her holiday just as much as we did and the cottage made an ideal base for us

    Thank you for your detailed and positive review. We're so pleased you had a good experience and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndyNov 2019

  • "3rd time we have used sykes and yet to complain about anything."

    Superb service

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "Dunira was a quaint little cottage in the center of Falkland It was a 2 minute walk from Falkland Palace, pubs, Hotel etc."

    The food we had in The Lommond was excellent and good value. If you like a wee stroll just walk on past the Violin shop on the High St, Falkland Estate has excellent walks. We can recommend Maspie Den, there are waterfalls, wooden bridges stone steps and lots more to see. The Hub coffee shop serves delicious coffee in a beautiful setting, just perfect to re-energise after your walk. Falkland was a great place to spend a week.

    Thank you very much for your positive review, and for pointing out the many things to do around Falkland. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamJul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and handy for everywhere."

    A more comfortable armchair would have been nice.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2019

  • "Very stylish, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by LorraineJun 2019

  • "Close to all facilities, and with almost everything that we needed."

    Near to the bus if one didn't have trqnsport or preferred touse the bus. Plenty of waking nearby.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2019

  • "A very beautiful and cosy cottage in a wonderful location."

    Lots of wonderful walks and beautiful places to run if you are into that sort of thing. And then a very nice bath to recover in! We had two lovely dinners out within walking distance as well as eating in.

    Reviewed by EllieJun 2019

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Please note: The shower should only be used in the sitting position whilst having a bath
  • It's not designed (as it has no shower curtain) to be used in the standing position
  • This is to prevent water running down the bathroom wall and seeping though the bathroom floorboards to the room below (as has unfortunately happened before).
  • Gas central heating, with log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • The kitchen is equipped with a Pure DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Gas, electricity, and a starter pack of logs for the log burner, are all included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free public car park around the corner
  • The car park at Back Wynd has an EV charging point
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, downstairs only
  • This is a No Smoking cottage
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Bedroom and bathroom have sloping ceilings

The property

An elegantly decorated, detached cottage found at the heart of the village of Falkland.

Dunira cottage boasts a charming feel with a seamless blend of character and contemporary features, making an ideal base for a romantic break to Scotland.

The ground floor features a stunning, well-equipped shaker style kitchen, designed with a fresh colour palette and a luxurious touch.

In here you will also find an idyllic shaker style dining table, ideal for enjoying your home cooked meals.

Opposite is the cosy living room, completed with the same fresh colour palette and boasting a cosy atmosphere featuring a woodburning fire, TV and a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge, ideal for an additional guest.

Follow the traditional cottage-style stairs up, to the characterful bedroom, finished with exposed beams and a wooden door to highlight the history of the building.

The furniture has been carefully selected to create a sense of freshness and elegance.

Across the landing you will find the impressive bathroom, featuring a large freestanding copper bath, shower over bath, basin and WC.

To the side of the property you will have access to an enclosed garden, with a lawned area, ideal for letting your dog stretch its legs.

As the cottage is centrally located, you are a mere one minute walk away from the local pub, and the nearest shop can be found within a five minute walk.

For attractions, you are only a five minute walk from the stunning Falkland Palace, which is a fine Renaissance palace with an impressive formal garden, filled with history, including home to one of Scotland’s most famous royals, Mary Queen of Scots.

Further afield, the cottage is an hour’s drive from the Scottish capital, Edinburgh or the seaside town of St Andrews, which is a 30 minute drive away.

Dunira is an ideal retreat for a romantic getaway and for exploring what Scotland has to offer.

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About the location


Perth 18 miles; St. Andrews 19 miles; Dundee 21 miles.

Falkland is a town and former royal burgh in Fife. The town sits at the foot of the Lomond Hills in beautiful rolling farmland. It is believed that Falkland was inhabited prior to the 12th century, however the village became more prominent following the building of Falkland Castle after 1160. The castle now sits within the grounds of Falkland Palace, the former royal palace of King James IV of Scotland in 1501, and now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Within the palace is the original real tennis court, built in 1539, which is the world’s oldest tennis court still in use. Nearby is the Lomond Hills Regional Park, offering walking with rewarding views, while the Fife coast, with its collection of attractive fishing villages such as Anstruther and Crail, is a must-see. St. Andrews is only a short drive away and with the rugged scenery of the Angus Glens and the cities of Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee all within easy reach, this great location has plenty to offer.