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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||£345.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£345.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£395.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£495.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£395.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£495.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£595.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£495.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£595.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£495.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£395.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£495.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£345.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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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The best cottage in Scotland - and we've tried a lot in the last 20 years!
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Beautiful cottage excellent.
'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.'
'Perfectly positioned, warm and welcoming cottage. Thank you for the welcome gift which was greatly appreciated after a long journey.'
'My second time staying here in less than a year! Wonderfully cosy cottage. I love this part of Scotland, my heart is here. Enjoy, future holiday makers!'
'Many thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. It has everything you could need and more. Just wishing we could stay longer. Wine and dog treats were a lovely touch - thank you.'
'We've had a jolly festive break in this wonderful cottage. Warm heating and new bathroom add to a very well appointed home from home! We have had a wonderful Christmas here, many, many thanks.'
'What a superb way to spend our last week on holiday in Scotland! As Canadians searching our heritage, your cottage and the people of Dunkeld gave us a warm friendly welcome.'
'We have had a wonderful stay at Water Wynd Cottage. Beautifully appointed and extremely well equipped. We treated ourselves to dinner at Tonal Castle - exceptional!'