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Meikle Logie Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 50km

Highland Perthshire is the true geographical centre of Scotland and there is no better base to enjoy all that the area has to offer than Dunkeld. The scenery around Dunkeld is stunnning and Meikle Logie Cottage has some of the best south-facing views in the area, overlooking Strathbraan. The National Trust for Scotland's Hermitage on the River Braan is just a short walk away.

The cottage is 10 minutes drive from Dunkeld, crossing the spectacular Rumbling Bridge falls to get to and from the property. In addition, it is just 20 minutes from Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, and 40 minutes from Crieff. Within that distance you have not only Dunkeld Cathedral but three distilleries and six golf courses, all with public access. There are numerous forest and hill walks and many cycle tracks, as well as Pitlochry Theatre, the Birnam Institute and many galleries and gardens. The House of Bruar shopping centre, the 'Harrods of the north', is also just 30 minutes away.

The area is well known for its wildlife and red, roe and fallow deer are regularly seen in the area (all three coming to the garden at Meikle Logie) as well as red squirrels, otters and pine martens. The ospreys from the Loch of Lowes reserve visit the River Braan, just five minutes from the cottage, and golden eagles, white-tailed eagles, peregrines, hen harriers, merlin and red kites are also seen. Strathbraan is also good for black grouse, crossbills and upland waders.

Walking, climbing and cycling are all popular in the area, as are fishing, shooting and stalking. Trout, salmon and sea trout fishing are readily available (and often very reasonably priced) on nearby rivers such as the Tay, Tummel, Ericht, Earn and Braan and good rainbow trout fishing is available on Butterstone Loch, just outside Dunkeld. Shooting and stalking can be arranged on nearby estates, though advanced notice is required for these seasonal activities.

Further afield, Edinburgh is just 90 minutes drive away (or get a train from Dunkeld and cross the world-famous Forth Road Bridge), Glasgow is within similar striking distance and Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is just two hours away by car or train. The towns of Perth and Dundee, with wonderful shopping, art galleries, concert halls, theatres and cinemas, are even closer.

The recently changed boundary of the Cairngorms National Park means that it is just 30 minutes to the north, including Blair Castle on the Park's southern boundary, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is just 40 minutes to the south west. No matter the season, or the weather, there will always be spectacular landscapes and scenery in and around Highland Perthshire.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Andrews 50 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 90 km, Nearest railway: Dunkeld and Birnam 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors

This property is part of the recently rebuilt barn, now attached to the main steading residence. What was once a derelict barn, last used as a sheep fank and originating from the 1860s, has been rebuilt with the same stone and slate to form a truly stunning residential property retaining the external charm but featuring the best of modern architectural design. A stone-flagged entrance porch provides more than enough space for coats and muddy boots, leading into the main living, dining area. This large open plan room features French doors to capture the best of the early morning sun (opening on to the courtyard car-parking area) with fitted kitchen incorporating twin oven, electric hob, fridge, dishwasher etc - a delightful living and dining area. The original gable height has been extended to give a 25ft ceiling and a true feeling of space.

The open plan extends to a staircase, utilising the height of the room and featuring an upstairs sitting room that overlooks the living area, with an outside balcony, taking in the stunning views to the south-west. What better way to start the day with the rising sun streaming in from the east and in the evening, the sun on the balcony to the west.

The living room leads onto a corridor and the two bedrooms. The master bedroom (king sized double bed) features two windows and an en-suite featuring WC, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and a large wet-wall lined shower. The second bedroom has either a super-king size bed or two singles, and inbuilt wardrobe.

There is also a utility room featuring washing machine, tumble drier, iron and drying pulley as well as bathroom with bath, WC, heated towel rail and wash-hand basin.

All of the ground floor accommodation (apart from the entrance hall) is oak-floored and benefits from oil-fired under-floor heating. The hot water is derived from solar panels, backed up by an oil boiler. The living room also has a wood-burning stove, for a chilly spring evening or cold winter night. All windows are double-glazed and the standard of insulation is very high. All heating and wood fuel is included.

Further details outdoors

There is a large garden with lawns, overlooking the whole of Strathbraan. Sun loungers and other garden furniture is available. There is a climbing frame, swings and a zip wire for children, as well as chickens to feed.

The Tayside/Perthshire region

The cottage is 10 minutes drive from Dunkeld, crossing the spectacular Rumbling Bridge falls to get to and from the property. In addition, it is just 20 minutes from Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, and 40 minutes from Crieff. Within that distance you have not only Dunkeld Cathedral but three distilleries and six golf courses, all with public access. There are numerous forest and hill walks and many cycle tracks, as well as Pitlochry Theatre, the Birnam Institute and many galleries and gardens. The House of Bruar shopping centre, the 'Harrods of the north', is also just 30 minutes away.

Dunkeld

Walking, climbing and cycling are all popular in the area, as are fishing, shooting and stalking. Trout, salmon and sea trout fishing are readily available (and often very reasonably priced) on nearby rivers such as the Tay, Tummel, Ericht, Earn and Braan and good rainbow trout fishing is available on Butterstone Loch, just outside Dunkeld. Shooting and stalking can be arranged on nearby estates, though advanced notice is required for these seasonal activities.

Further afield, Edinburgh is just 90 minutes drive away (or get a train from Dunkeld and cross the world-famous Forth Road Bridge), Glasgow is within similar striking distance and Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is just two hours away by car or train. The towns of Perth and Dundee, with wonderful shopping, art galleries, concert halls, theatres and cinemas, are even closer.

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Review 1-10 of 12

1 Apr 2014

5/5

"Super cottage in an ideal location"

The cottage is located a couple of miles from Dunkeld in a lovely, peaceful location. We particularly enjoyed seeing the red squirrels and woodpeckers on the birdfeeders from the living room window. … More

25 Sep 2013

5/5

"Wonderful house, beautiful location"

We had a wonderful stay at this charming steading conversion near Dunkeld. As three tired Mums wanting some rest and relaxation it was the perfect rural retreat, with gentle hill and forest walks on t… More

11 Sep 2013

5/5

"Idyllic rural retreat with welcoming hosts"

My wife and I, along with our two children (aged 17 and 11) had a lovely time at Meikle Logie. The owners, Tiffy and Colin, live in the adjoining cottage and are lovely and welcoming. They offer lots … More

6 Sep 2013

5/5

"Perthshire Gem"

A delightful barn conversion - top quality fittings and fixtures and very well-designed for holiday living. A big plus for us was that our 2 dogs were made welcome (even by the resident cat!) and the… More

13 Jul 2013

5/5

"Fantastic high quality cottage that welcomes dogs"

Colin and Tiffy have done a fantastic job with this converted barn. It is beautifully appointed and kitted out. The photos don't do it justice. And as for the views - what can I say? The views to… More

21 Jun 2013

5/5

"A very special cottage in a stunning location"

My partner and I, with our three dogs, stayed for four nights in this superbly appointed and very comfortable cottage. The owners, Colin and Tiff, could not have been more friendly, helpful and relax… More

12 Jun 2013

5/5

"Stunning property and location"

Much to our surprise, we had beautiful weather when we stayed at Meikle Logie in May this year. We even had to cover our 18 month boy in sun cream. But even if it had been grey and rainy, we would sti… More

11 Feb 2013

4/5

"Great accomodation in a great location"

Spent three days in the cottage as part of a family break. The cottage is brilliant, it's clean and very homely. The cottage was also bigger than I expected. Our party consisted of six adults and… More

8 Feb 2013

5/5

"Fantastic weekend!"

We stayed here in mid January when the weather was very wintry however Colin and Tiffy did everything they could to help us out. This is a fantastic self catering cottage with everything you need to make you feel welcome. The quality of the accommodation is excellent and spotlessly clean.The location is beautiful and perfect for relaxing. We are booked to go back again it was that good! Would highly recommend it.

26 Oct 2012

5/5

"Great place, charming owners"

I wanted to spend some time by myself, in a serene place, that is surrounded by wild nature, and Meikle Logie Cottage turned out to be just what I was looking for.The cottage surrounding is beautiful … More

Review 1-10 of 12

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