The Mill House, Dowally

Near Pitlochry, Perthshire

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You really can have it all at the Mill House, some 10 miles south of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire. It has a most secluded and private situation surrounded by a charming garden (with furniture) with small pond and a stream tumbling behind it.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

Accessed by a tiny private lane, yet just a couple of minutes from the A9 Perth-Inverness trunk road, the house dates from about 1780, which accounts for its charm. The comfort it provides, though, is thoroughly 21st century, with a well equipped kitchen and a most spacious living room with wood-burning stove opening to an attractive conservatory, ideal for watching the garden wildlife. The garden is regularly visited by red squirrels, pine martens and a host of birds.

The house is full of character as well as comfort, from the exposed stone wall round the fire in the sitting room to the sympathetically chosen good quality antique furniture. The living area runs almost the entire length of the house, with stairs mounting from a midway point to the upstairs bedroom.

There are two downstairs bedrooms, a traditionally furnished double and a particularly spacious twin room. There is also a fresh, modern family bathroom with shower over.

Upstairs is the delightful master suite with its coombed ceilings, en suite shower, and Velux windows which make it very light, whilst also affording excellent views of the garden.

Map & Local

Behind the cottage a track leads up on to the hills, where you can walk or cycle. There are routes to suit all tastes, from a gentle stroll to Loch Dowally to cross-country adventures all the way to Kirkmichael.

You can even walk over the hill to the pub at Dunkeld and take in the 13th century cathedral (though it is 5 miles each way)! Pitlochry (all facilities) has its 'Theatre in the Hills', or from Ballinluig you can head for Aberfeldy and Loch Tay (water sports).

Historic Killiecrankie and Lochs Tummel and Rannoch are other beautiful spots easily accessible from The Mill House, while Aviemore, the Cairngorms and Inverness are easily reachable for a day trip.

The Logierait Inn, just off the A9 at Ballinluig towards Aberfeldy, serves excellent evening meals, while the Allium Garden Centre at Ballinluig does a very good line in light lunches and home baking. To the south, Perth, with its theatre, concert hall, and leisure centre is easily reached and just outside the city is historic Scone Palace, the ancient coronation site of the Kings of Scotland. From Perth, the Angus coast, Fife and St Andrews are but a short distance further.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting/Dining room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen with oil Rayburn, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, deep-freeze etc.
Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom (limited headroom).
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (supply of logs INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% on Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
  • Save 15% on New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £695.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £695.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £395.00
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £495.00
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £395.00
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £495.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £595.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £495.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £595.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £725.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £595.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £725.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £595.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £495.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £595.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £395.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £725.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £725.00
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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A cottage we have been to before and is ideal the family plus the dogs. Secure garden. Great location with easy access t...

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A high price when you add extra for dogs and possibility of paying extra for heating penalty.


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Comfortable, homely, dog friendly cottage. Perfect location. Lovely log fire and comfortable beds and seating. Will defi...

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Refundable House Holder's deposit required