The Mill House, Dowally
Near Pitlochry, Perthshire
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (limited headroom).
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
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.
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014||£695.00|
|27 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2015 - 04 Jan 2016||POA|