Near Dunkeld, PerthshireGuest Rating
South Mill is an interesting conversion of a 19th century mill in a pretty courtyard setting in the little hamlet of Trochry, just 3.5 miles from Dunkeld in Perthshire.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Having been converted along with its sister property North Mill, it now offers all modern comforts whilst retaining original features including the stone lintel above the door that dates right back to 1843. Some items such as the old mill wheels have been repurposed to great effect having been cleverly turned into tables and there are fascinating photos dotted around of how the building once looked.
The main open plan living accommodation has been laid out upstairs to make the most of the light and airy feel there, with a wood-burning stove that keeps it cosy throughout. French doors open out onto a west-facing balcony that is a lovely spot to enjoy the sun in the afternoon/evenings whilst keeping an eye out for birds and other wildlife including ever entertaining red squirrels.
The kitchen area is neat and well-equipped for cooking and an arrangement is in place with a local cook who can deliver meals frozen ready to be heated up, so a night off from cooking can be enjoyed without even leaving the house!
Downstairs the bedroom has zip-link beds that can be configured as either a king-size double bed or as twin beds for maximum flexibility. Off it the modern bathroom has the added luxury of underfloor heating that is a welcome treat first thing in the morning.
Parking is just adjacent to the mill and the charming courtyard garden can be a real sun trap with the shrubs and plants that line the path adding a splash of colour. There are lots of walks in the surrounding countryside and the owner has thoughtfully provided some useful maps that detail them.
Dunkeld (4 miles) is a well preserved historic town that is known for its impressive cathedral on the banks of the River Tay. It is very well catered for in terms of shops, a small supermarket and eating places.
There is also a very picturesque 18 hole golf course to try and if you fancy exploring the area on two wheels, bike hire is available from Progression Bikes.
If a day spent sightseeing or shopping in the city beckons, Perth is easily reachable in under half an hour’s train ride from Birnam (4 miles).
The Loch of the Lowes RSPB reserve (6.5 miles) is definitely worth a visit, with the highlight being the pair of breeding ospreys that return every year. An observation hide has been set up just 150 metres from the nest so you can get right up close to these fascinating birds without disturbing them. Otters can be seen throughout the year and from May to August you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some beavers.
Whisky enthusiasts will enjoy a tour at the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery (14 miles) and the Cluny House gardens just outside Aberfeldy are a great place to spend an afternoon wandering around admiring the beautiful plants and flowers and spotting the cheeky red squirrels.
There are watersports out on Loch Tay from Kenmore (17 miles) with canoe, kayak, paddle board and pedalo hire and a water trampoline that is fun for all ages.
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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.
Double/twin bedroom (zip-linked to make super king-size)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Cupboard with washing machine.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, radio, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave etc.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating and panel heaters (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs 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 pet is welcome at an additional charge (1 medium dog, 1 small dog). 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 2|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£325.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£365.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£445.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£365.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£445.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£525.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£445.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£525.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£445.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£365.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£445.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£325.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£525.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£525.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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 cottage was very clean, comfortable & warm. The owner had left home-baking on our arrival which was a very nice touc...Read More
We had a good time despite the rain for most of the week.
Autumn is fantastic in Perthshire
Nice quiet location, the right size cottage for us and our baby, with everything we needed, cot etc...
I feel it would be difficult to find a more helpful and congenial host than Ann. Helpful too having Ann live on site. N...Read More
Lovely property, beautiful location
The bedroom was cold hence lost a star for this (no heating in bedroom)