Bay Tree CottageGuest Rating
Midway between Blairgowrie and Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire, on the 'pretty way' between the two towns, is the charming hamlet of Butterstone. Blink and you'll miss it!
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It is as well to keep your eyes open though, otherwise you might also miss Bay Tree Cottage. That would really be a pity as it is a most delightful, traditional, stone-built, semi-detached and downright romantic cottage.
The owner is in the interior design field, so you are in good hands when it comes to comfort and style and at the cottage she has given her talents full rein. On the ground floor there are two cosy sitting rooms, one with a television and open fire and another for relaxing without 'the box' that has a wood-burning stove, rendering both as snug as can be.
There is also a most beautiful extended L-shaped kitchen diner that is well-equipped with plenty of space for cooking and a lovely dining area by the French doors that lead out to the garden. Through from the kitchen is the charming family bathroom that has a traditional roll-top bath with a useful hand shower.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms that are both cosy and welcoming. The first is a very romantic and elegant room with a lovely brass-knobbed bed, partly wood-panelled wall and a large dormer window. The second is just as well presented, again with a large dormer window and a warm and inviting feel. There seems little doubt that in either room guests will enjoy a good night’s sleep!
To the front is a small cottage garden and the front of the house is covered with roses and honeysuckle. It is the secluded rear garden which is particularly captivating though. Enclosed and secluded, it runs back into the woods, with a gate at the end which will take you out into the woods and then to the hills, where you can walk for miles.
There is an outside patio area (with furniture) but the pièce de resistance is the delightful summerhouse, with electricity and stove, where you can sit in comfort even on winter days and watch the many birds who come to feed here.
Dunkeld (4 miles) is a popular tourist village, with interesting shops and some excellent eating places.
Two things not to miss there are the Hermitage, just outside the village at Inver, with wonderful woodland walks along the river Braan leading to a spectacular waterfall where, in season, you can marvel at the salmon trying to leap the falls to make their way upstream to spawn.
Children may be interested in the Beatrix Potter Centre in Birnam, again just outside Dunkeld. The author drew inspiration for many of her drawings from the wildlife she observed when holidaying here. On the way to Dunkeld from Butterstone, you will also pass the Loch of Lowes, with its osprey hide, where you can watch these magnificent birds on their nest and fishing in the loch.
At Dunkeld you are on the A9 which will take you north to Pitlochry (all facilities, famous 'Theatre in the Hills' and fish ladder) and beyond to Aviemore, the Cairngorms and even Inverness. The town is dominated by Ben Vrackie, much relished by hill-walkers, or you can head west by Tummel and Loch Rannoch where there is wonderful scenery and hill walking potential aplenty.
In the other direction, from Blairgowrie (8 miles, with all facilities) you can head up to Braemar, Balmoral and Royal Deeside. Perth (19 miles) has every kind of sporting and cultural facility you could wish for.
For a special meal out, the Kinloch House Hotel is a few miles further along the road to Blairgowrie. There is golf at Dunkeld and Blairgowrie (home of the prestigious Rosemount course), fishing in Butterstone Loch, riding and a swimming pool at Blairgowrie.
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 room with log burning stove
Sitting room/TV room with open range fire and TV/DVD
Dining kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, fridge-freezer etc. (washing machine in outhouse)
Bathroom with bath with hand shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating, open fire and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 medium, 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
- Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£675.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£675.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£395.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£495.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£395.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£495.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£595.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£495.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£595.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£695.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£595.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£695.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£595.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£495.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£595.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||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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Plates were chipped. Trouble with plumbing in bathroom.Toilet filled up and flooded bathroom floor which then had to be ...Read More
Lovely setting, great welcome note from owner/manager and very comfortable.
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Hidden gem close to an amazing walk in Dunkeld. Great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Just what we neede...Read More
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