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Perth, Perthshire, Angus & Fife (Ref. 967460)


(19 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful large, clean and comfortable flat which is just a minute's walk from the centre of Perth, but feeling very calm and quiet, over-looking the private garden (with your own parking space) and the beautiful River Tay."

    The theatre, concert hall and museum are just round the corner, as are several well maintained parks and open spaces. The surrounding streets feel clean and well kept, and there are so many grand and magnificent buildings, it's a really beautiful place to visit. Tom couldn't have done more for us - a big thank you for all your help.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2022

  • "Accommodation and amenities excellent, situation superb, having provided car parking in the heart of a city centre is exceptional."

    We really enjoyed a wonderful holiday break.

    Many thanks for your comments. For us the car parking is an important facility as wel as providing clean and fresh accommodation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Perfect accommodation, very convenient and parking space great"

    Thank you your feedback is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "Very spacious (is bigger than photos suggest) comfortable and warm flat."

    Great location as shops, pubs, restaurants, cinema and museums all a short ( 5 min) walk away. Spotlessly clean. Easy drive to Cairngorm National Park. No hesitation in recommending, just be aware it is a first floor flat so some stairs up to it ( easy, with hand rail).

    Thank you, Pleased you enjoyed your stay Tom Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2021

  • "1. Yes."

    There were signs that maintenance is needed. The ensuite door from the main bedroom didn't shut properly -- it needs planing at the top -- and the hook is falling off. 2. The bright light from Wetherspoons at night was a potential nuisance, as the bedroom blinds provided are not blackout quality. We were able to improvise something but this was an unexpected setback. 3. The bedlinen was thin and poorly fitting -- not consistent with the high standards elsewhere. 4. We had an unexpected email from a Mr Tom Morrison in Perth, asking if he could come round to check a reported washing machine leak. We didn't want to use the washing machine and didn't want to have him round anyway, so ignored it. 5. We'd have rung you during our stay to tell you some of this, but the phone interface was not encouraging -- we could have spent a long time getting through. A local contact would have been helpful for reporting issues. 6. The guest information about the flat was sketchy to say the least. No provision for separate recycling bins looks poor.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Watergate , the large window was the highlight."

    Location is perfect for the city we did a lot of walking. As we were there for a week and the Scottish weather a change of towels would have been appreciated . A recycling bin is highly recommended for outside the facility .

    Reviewed by JohannesJul 2021

  • "Apartment excellent, location excellent parking arrangement excellent and all facilities excellent, will definitely return."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Everything was excellent - only thing that could be improved is the clarity of parking instructions."

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2020

  • "34 Watergate is in a great location in Perth."

    Shops, restaurants and pubs are a short walk away. I was a little worried about the spiral staircase but the steps are wide and broad with a handrail at either side. The flat was very comfortable and well equipped. Although the flat was very central it was very quiet. A second set of keys would have given us a little more flexibility but we worked around it. The outside lock on the downstairs door took us a couple of days to figure out. Once you unlock it with the key you need to open the door then use the key to re lock it before you enter. Then when you close the door it is locked on the outside. Overall we had a lovely stay in 34 Watergate. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2020

  • "The apartment was really lovely and clean ."

    Had stunning views of the river . Excellent location for the town and transport links.The apartment had a home feel to it..Would recommend the apartment to anyone who would like a accommodation which feels like a home from home .Had a lovely time .Would really come and stay in the apartment again.

    Reviewed by IreneDec 2019

  • "Apartment was very clean, cosy and well furnished."

    Having two bathrooms was a bonus and the extra tvs in the bedrooms. Smallish kitchen but enough room for breakfast and the like. Wetherspoons is next to the apartment and is very good value for meals and drinks. Stones throw from the High Street and Perth is easy to walk round. Off street parking is fine, might be a tight squeeze for a large vehicle. All in all a great place for a break. Recommend climbing Kinnoull Hill for some stunning views.

    Reviewed by LouisOct 2019

  • "We stayed at Watergate while working at Perth Theatre."

    The apartment was fantastic - excellent central location with a lovely view of the river, and everything we needed to make ourselves at home. Other reviews have mentioned noise from the Wetherspoons next door but apart from one morning when we were briefly awoken by bottles being recycled we weren't bothered by this at all. The spiral staircase leading to the flat was no issue for us but is worth noting if any of your party have mobility issues. I would highly recommend staying here for your trip to Perth!

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation, well equipped, spacious and comfortable."

    Main negatives - unable to use WiFi, no dishcloth to wash up and no soap dispenser. Lots of helpful information in room and nice touches with teabags, coffee, milk and umbrellas. Location great and some lovely views of the church and river Tay. Adjacent to Wetherspoons pub which is both a positive and negative, i.e great to start the day with a breakfast but not so good when the staff are rolling barrels around noisily at 6.00 am on a Friday morning!

    Reviewed by Richard DavidSep 2019

  • "Lovely apartment, very clean and well appointed, great location for getting out and about plenty to do and see ,would recommend it."

    Reviewed by JuneAug 2019

  • "The apartment was perfect."

    When we arrived we could not get into the apartment the key number did not work we phoned Sykes and they immediately sorted out the problem which was entirely our own fault. The cleaner who came out to help us was wonderful and did no show any signs of annoyance at disturbing her evening and wasting her time to which we were extremely apologetic.

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2019

  • "This is a lovely flat, well equipped and extremely convenient for exploring all parts of Scotland with or without a car."

    We used the train all the time and visited many places from Aviemore to Edinburgh. The only slight problem was having Wetherspoons next door. We did hear barrels being moved late and early which was not too bad but we had to have the blinds down in the bedrooms because the very strong lights which light up their yard were on full all night. We think that there should have been more warning that the spiral staircase was 25 steps up into the flat which could have been an issue for people with mobility problems. It was OK for us but might not be for others.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2019

  • "Beautfiful warm very clean comfy flat in the town centre with a parking space in the church gardens."

    We were a bit concerned about parking to start with and had to ring sykes to check if this was actually going to be private and we wouldnt arrive to find someone parked there!. Bit awkward that the caretaker number is actually sykes as they act as letting agent so any issues you have to ring sykes not the caretaker direct. They didnt really answer our question but when we arrived we found that the gates had a big sign on with private parking for 34 watergate. You have to unload at the back and then take car round to the gardens and park on the gravel so the church gardeners can get in and out. Great for town centre literally two steps from the front door of the flat into the shops and high street. Lovely window overlooking the river. All in all had a lovely week. If we could find one fault (and it is nothing to do with the flat itself) it would be the fact that there is a wetherspoons public house next door. The bins and back of the pub were immediately under the bedroom windows so there was associated noise late at night and early morning of staff moving beer barrels and putting rubbish out.

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2019

  • "The position is excellent and the accomodation top class."

    Reviewed by WilliamMar 2019

  • "Amazing ..."

    .you will not find anything better in Perth . Very comfortable , good sized apartment and great facilities . Great place to explore from . We will be making a return visit . You would not be disappointed . It’s a very good find .

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

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  • First floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking adjacent to apartment for 1 car
  • Lockable cycle storage
  • Sorry, no smoking, no pets
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants adjacent

The property

Standing at 212 feet tall St Matthews Church is one of the tallest buildings in Scotland.

Watergate is a self-contained holiday apartment in the City Mission building (circa 1750) next to the church.

The first floor flat with two comfortable bedrooms makes the property ideal for two couples, a small family or a group of friends looking to visit the cosmopolitan city of Perth with museums, art galleries theaters and shops.

Or explore beautiful central Scotland with its lochs and glens, historic castles, mountains, whisky distilleries, magnificent scenery and abundance of wildlife.

The property is set in the center of Perth overlooking the River Tay.

It has off-road parking at the front of the building plus a small, quiet courtyard to the rear with a lockable store for bicycles or golf clubs.

The apartment is accessed from the courtyard door up a spiral concrete stair to the apartment on the first floor which has been newly renovated.

Inside there is a large, beautifully presented open-plan living area, with high ceilings and stunning large arched windows overlooking the River Tay.

With a fully equipped kitchen area, comfy seating and dining table overlooking the magnificent window this is a wonderful room to relax and enjoy your stay.

There is a hallway with access to two double bedrooms one en-suite and a family bathroom.

Perth is a vibrant city in the centre of Scotland set beside the beautiful River Tay.

There are theatres, art galleries, exhibitions, shops and restaurants within the city.

You can take a stroll down the river or for the more adventurous walk up Kinnoull Hill for magnificent views out towards the Lomond Hills and beyond.

Two miles from the city is Scone Palace, The Crowning place of Scottish Kings.

It is a palace of splendour set in magnificent grounds which host a variety of events throughout the year from music festivals, medieval events, horse trials and many more.

Perthshire has many magnificent historical castles, Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, Castle Menzies, The Black Watch Castle and museum are all close by.

Outdoor events include horse riding, fishing, golf, cycling, walking, hill climbing and more extreme sports such as white-water rafting, bungee jumping, canyoning and quad biking.

A great place for family activities with adventure parks, highland safaris, canoeing and bike hire all close by.

Whatever you age or appetite you will find plenty to do in Perth and the surrounding area.

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About the location


Dunkeld 14.9 miles; Crieff 17.8 miles; Pitlochry 27.1 miles

Situated in the heart of Scotland and known as the 'Fair City', Perth boasts many fine shops, bars and restaurants in addition to its two large parkland areas. This delightful city lays claim to many awards and accolades including an award for Britain in Bloom, Beautiful Scotland in Bloom and the Scottish Tourism City of the Year award. Among the city's main tourist attractions are the Perth museum and art gallery, the Black Watch museum, the Scone Palace - the crowning site of the King of Scots, and four 18-hole golf courses. The nearby cathedral town of Dunkeld and the Victorian village of Birnam, located on the opposite bank of the River Tay, are also within easy driving distance. With the Festival Theatre at Pitlochry and the Victorian holiday destination of Crieff, situated in the stunning Strathearn countryside, both easily accessible, this is a superb location for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas