Other places to stay in and around Aberfeldy
Places to stay
Aberfeldy - Kenmore - Fearnan - Glenlyon & Fortingall
Hotels and Inns
Bed & Breakfast Guesthouses
Cottages and Self Catering
Of Murthly Cottages
holiday accommodation and a friendly welcome await you at this superbly
located, recently converted, rural Grade B listed building about 1 mile
outside Aberfeldy, set in an elevated position with stunning panoramic
views overlooking the upper-Tay valley in Highland Perthshire. Watch the
sun rise to the east down the valley over the picturesque town of Aberfeldy.
Relax and enjoy the sunset over the spectacular mountains to the west.
Sit outside in the hot tub watching the stars and enjoying the view onto
the floodlit Castle Menzies, or relax in front of a wood burning stove.
Fully equipped to superior standards with washing machine, tumble drier,
dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, digital TV, DVD and CD player.
All linen supplied and included. Spacious enclosed private walled garden
with patio, BBQ and garden furniture.
Complementary welcome pack & bottle of wine.
Go out & enjoy walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, gold panning,
golf, rafting, canoeing, sailing, pony-trekking, 4x4 off-road driving
Stay in and relax with a wood burning stove, hot-tub, DVD's, comfortable
couches, family games , Books, satellite TV, Nintendo Wii, wi-fi internet
Dunskiag is a Grade-B listed traditional Scottish farmhouse that was
fully rebuilt and renovated in 2003 to provide a high standard of modern
accommodation internally, yet not compromising the original building.
The unique scotch-slate roof has been completely restored and windows
replaced with high quality solid oak sash-and-case glazing. The building
is heated with underfloor heating throughout, powered by one of the first
geothermal heating exchange units installed in Scotland, taking heat from
360 feet below the ground to provide a very energy-efficient and environmentally
friendly source of energy.
The neighbouring steadings are the home of the farmhouse owners. The next
nearest house to Dunskiag is a good half a mile away, so the seclusion
of the property is assured, yet it is a simple journey by bike or car
of just a few minutes to the local town of Aberfeldy giving the ideal
balance of seclusion but with the local town amenity of Aberfeldy.
A sheltered front door leads into a vaulted entrance hall with storage
for all your outdoor shoes and clothing. Off this is a convenient shower
room with toilet, hand basin and shower. Also leading from the entrance
hall is the open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area, staircase to upstairs
and a separate second lounge area.
The oak floored kitchen is well appointed with induction hob, Neff double
oven, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and all the other high standard
equipment you would expect. A large 8x3' oak dining table with 8 oak dining
chairs is in close proximity allowing for ideal holiday family meal times.
2 comfortable leather couches and single leather easy-chair sit around
a charming modern wood burning stove. Sitting conveniently, but unobtrusively,
in the lounge is a plasma screen TV with Sky satellite package, DVD and
The lounge, kitchen and dining area have uninterrupted views across the
valley towards the mountains and Castle Menzies.
The second downstairs lounge is a convenient bolt hole for adults or children
alike and has comfortable seating,second TV, DVD player and games console.
Wi-fi internet access is available from here or in all other areas of
Upstairs the second family bathroom has a bath with handheld shower, toilet
and hand basin.
The 4 bedrooms are beautifully yet simply appointed: B/R 1 - two single
oak beds & chest of drawers. B/R 2 - standard double oak bed with
bedside tables, and with wardrobe and chest of drawers. B/R 3 - this is
a small single room with a single oak bed and chest of drawers. Conveniently
it has a second door which leads into the master bedroom (B/R 4) which
is ideal for small children or can be kept closed if preferred. B/R 4
- this is the master bedroom with king sized oak bed with bedside tables,
2 chest of drawers and an oak wardrobe.
Outside the property offers the most superb location for a holiday. It
is completely enclosed by a stone-dyke wall so is ideal if you want to
keep an eye on small children. The main outlook of the property is in
the East-West directions along the valley. From its elevated position
you can enjoy marvellous views in many directions observing with Glen
Lyon and Ben Lawers mountains to the west; Strathtay valley to the east
and the River Tay meandering along the valley floor itself. These views
can be enjoyed sitting in the garden or if you prefer you can soak in
the outdoor hot tub enjoying a cold glass of wine, talking with your friends.
A larger adjacent walled grassed area is also available for games such
as football or rounders. A basket is available in the farmhouse to collect
your fresh eggs from our chickens (if they have felt like laying!).
There are so many things to do in the local area that it is difficult
to know where to begin. There is something for everyone ( and their children
For those who wish to be active there is rafting, canoeing, saling, windsurfing,
quad biking, paint-balling, laser-balling, jet skiing, kayaking, canyoning,
ropes courses, hill walking, Munro bagging, low level walks, 4x4 off road
driving, fishing, mountain biking, 4x4 mountain safaris and many more.
Our local contacts and knowledge can help point you in the right direction
without relying on GPS or the latest mobile phone tracking technology.
For those wishing to relax a little more we can point you to local art
galleries, shops & coffee shops or in the evenings there is a good
choice of local restaurants.