Water Wynd Cottage
Dunkeld, PerthshireGuest Rating
Water Wynd Cottage is a charming property set down a quiet lane in Dunkeld in Perthshire, right by the beautiful River Tay and with easy access to the town’s many shops and amenities.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Inside, its sitting room is warm and inviting with a gas coal effect fire to curl up in front of and a dining area alongside. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook with and the dishes are taken care of too, as there is a dishwasher. You are on holiday after all.
Upstairs are an attractive double bedroom, a light and bright twin bedroom and a neat bathroom with bath and shower over.
Outside the little ‘sitooterie’ by the back door is the ideal spot to sit and enjoy a relaxed breakfast with a path leading from the door right down to the river. A shed provides useful secure storage and the enclosed grassed garden has wonderful views out towards the Thomas Telford Bridge.
Parking is available in the adjoining road or in the pretty square nearby where the Atholl Memorial Fountain stands in memory of the 6th Duke of Atholl.
Dunkeld’s charming cathedral is just a stone’s throw away and just round the corner from the cottage is a café and a lovely gift shop where you can paint your own pottery and have it glazed and fired. The picturesque River Tay is just yards from the cottage with lovely walks along the banks and permits available for fishing.
There are scenic walks to be had within the Tay Forest Park at The Hermitage (1.5 miles), where waymarked paths lead along the River Braan to the fascinating Black Linn waterfall with plenty of wildlife to spot along the way (including red squirrels).
This area is ‘big tree country’ and there are certainly some fine specimens to be found. Across the river in Birnam stand the imposing Birnam Oak and neighbouring Birnam Sycamore that are believed to be the only survivors of the famous Birnam Wood featured in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Every year on the last Saturday of August Birnam hosts its annual Highland Games with visitors coming from all around to enjoy pipe music and dancing, as well as traditional games such as ‘tossing the caber’ and ‘putting the stone’. There is even a haggis eating competition!
Perth (14 miles), known as the ‘fair city’, is great for shopping with a wide range to choose from, as well as lots of different eateries with everything from ‘pub grub’ to fine dining on offer. If you don’t fancy driving, the train station at Birnam (1 mile) is in walking distance and from there it is an easy 25 minute train journey right into the heart of the city.
Perth has many interesting historical sites including Huntingtower Castle, a medieval castle that is fascinating to wander around and Elcho Castle, a very well-preserved 16th century tower house with views out over the River Tay. Just outside Perth is Scone Palace that is drenched in history as it is the place where many Scottish kings, including Robert the Bruce, were once crowned. The palace’s grounds extend to around 100 acres and they are particularly pretty in February/March when the woodland floor is carpeted in thousands of snowdrops.
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 gas coal effect fire and TV/DVD
Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, etc.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating and gas coal effect fire (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 small). 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£395.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£450.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£575.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£450.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£575.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£675.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£575.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£675.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£575.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£450.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£575.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£395.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£675.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£675.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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Beautiful, clean, well equipped cosy cottage. Great location Dunkeld is a lovely little town, Perthshire is amazing espe...Read More
We had two weeks at Water Wynd and it wasn't enough. The location is lovely and the cottage, probably the most comfortab...Read More
Perfect holiday cottage. Home from home everything we needed in a holiday cottage. Our dog settled very well. Perfect ar...Read More
Some tasty digs in a tasty town.
Water Wynd Cottage must be the finest all round cottage we have had the pleasure to stay in. I wont waffle on, what I w...Read More
'I had a really warm welcome and so has my dog. Lovely warm cosy cottage, beautiful bedrooms, perfect spot in Dunkeld.'
'This has got to be the best equipped and most comfortable holiday home we have stayed in - well worthy of your 5 star rating.'
'Staying in Water Wynd Cottage has been extra special – we have loved being so close to the Tay and the Square. We have played gold in Dunkeld ad Blairgowrie and have loved our walks along The Tay and up Ben Vrackie.'
'Thank you for providing a most comfortable and well-appointed cottage in the most perfect location! Highlights were the hermitage, the forest is stunning and all our walks by the river – so restorative.'
'Thank you for a lovely stay in a very comfortable and well-equipped home with decent furniture. Very good shops and abundant places to eat. We would come here again.'
'This cottage has everything we could possibly need and is clean and comfortable. A great week thank you and we hope that we will be back.'
'We’ve had a fantastic week. We loved being so close to the lovely shops and cafes. We were so pleased to see the ospreys and red squirrels at Loch Lowes.'
'Comfortable, cosy cottage. Love the park, lovely walks, amazing homely cottage. Thank you for the best week. Wine and dog treats were lovely too!'
'We had a great stay. House was very warm and super well–equipped, beds very comfortable and location, excellent! My daughter loved the pottery place downstairs.'
'If this cottage was for sale, I wouldn't be going home! Really well-equipped and comfortable, a real home from home and so much to do on our doorstep.'