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Winkie's Loft

Broughty Ferry, Dundee

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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).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

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.

Map & Local

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.



First floor

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

Second floor

Double bedroom (king-size)
Double bedroom

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



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 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: Fri

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).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
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 - 30 Jan 2025 £450.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £495.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £550.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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Lovey cottage, great location and lovely view from the living room window.. Lots to see and do either on foot or a short...

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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...

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Windows in lounge/kitchen and bathroom were originals. Could not open lounge windows, kitchen window could not be fully ...

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Thank you for your review. The owners were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the accommodation and views. They were sorry...

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Lovely well equipped cottage with fantastic views. Good location with lots of pubs, restaurant and coffee shops within a...

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