Broughty Ferry, DundeeGuest Rating
Winkie’s Loft is a lovely, characterful upper floor hideaway that sits in a little row looking right out at the River Tay in the pretty seaside town of Broughty Ferry and in very easy reach of the wonderful city of Dundee (4 miles).
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This unusually named apartment has quite an interesting story to it. It is actually named after a carrier pigeon that flew 120 miles back to her loft in Broughty Ferry to alert rescue crews to the plight of his team’s wrecked aircraft in WW2. It was then honoured by becoming the first ever animal to receive the Dickin medal for bravery.
Open plan living is the order of the day here as the sitting/dining room and kitchen is all in together, making it a great space for socialising and spending time together. Curl up on the comfy sofas and enjoy a film, that is if you can tear your eyes away from the ever-changing riverview outside. A modern shower room with a walk-in shower completes the accommodation on this level.
Steep stairs lead up to the third floor where two spacious double bedrooms have been laid out, each with their own lovely views out over the water. The ceilings upstairs are coombed and low in places so may not be suitable for taller guests.
There is usually parking on the street right outside but if not there is plenty of free parking around. At the rear of the property is a shared grassed garden which is a good place to dry washing or enjoy a drink of an evening.
Broughty Ferry itself is a lovely seaside town that is known as the ‘jewel in Dundee’s crown’. The town’s main attraction is the wonderful long sandy beach and seafront walkway that are both great to have a wander along whilst taking in the beautiful view.
There are plenty of places to head to for a meal out and they are all in easy walking distance. The town also has various grocery shops, bakers, butchers and supermarkets for supplies. Several excellent golf courses can be found nearby including the famous Carnoustie (10 miles) and, of course, St Andrews (16.5 miles).
Pirate Boats offer boat tours on the River Tay allowing the local scenery to be seen from the unique perspective of the water whilst looking out for bottle nose dolphins. For something a bit different there are tours that run on a luxury vintage bus so the sights can be enjoyed in comfort and style.
Broughty Ferry Castle dates back to 1495 and now houses an interesting museum with exhibits that illustrate the history of the town. Right by it is a play park that children will love and a crazy golf course that will appeal to both kids and adults alike.
As the bustling city of Dundee is only 4 miles away it can be explored with ease and is only a 6 minute journey by train if you prefer to leave the car behind. Bikes and even electric bikes can be hired for zipping around the streets and the V & A Design Museum on the waterfront is not only a very interesting building architecturally but inside is a celebration of everything design-related from around the world.
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/kitchen with TV, electric oven and hob, fridge, etc
Shower, WC and wash basin
Utility cupboard (downstairs) with washing machine and chest freezer
Double bedroom (king-size)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is gas CH (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. One small dog is welcome. 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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 01 Feb 2024||£450.00|
|02 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024||£495.00|
|29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024||£550.00|
|19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024||£495.00|
|03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024||£550.00|
|24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024||£595.00|
|31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024||£550.00|
|21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024||£595.00|
|19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024||£595.00|
|23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024||£550.00|
|13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024||£495.00|
|04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024||£550.00|
|25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£450.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||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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As always we had a most enjoyable holiday at Winkie’s Loft, which is a well situated and cosy flat. We have been to this...Read More
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Very interesting places to visit and easy to exercise