Glen Carra House
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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Glen Carra is located just two minutes' walk from the centre, on the outskirts of Dunkeld which is often referred to as one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only fifteen minutes train/ bus ride from Perth, the house has easy, walking, access to all amenities in the picturesque village centre. Dunkeld is renowned for its charm and its historical significance (previously the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland)as well as the many excellent hotels and restaurants that often have live music.
The house benefits from a large rear enclosed garden with outdoor seating and table. The living room with picture windows incorporate stunning views of the surrounding hills. The kitchen and dining are furnished to a very high standard and extremely well equipped. There are two double and two twin bedrooms with two ensuites and one bathroom. The villa is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 80 km, Nearest railway: Dunkeld and Birnam 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Recently refurbished to a high standard offering a bright, modern and well furnished interior
4 bedrooms, 2 double and 2 twin.
2 en-suite shower rooms upstairs plus one family bathroom downstairs
Open plan kitchen and dining area with large doors to enclosed back garden
Dining table to seat 8 people
South facing living room with large picture windows to take in the surrounding hillside views
Wood burning stove
Free Wi-Fi available
Sky with free-sat channels
Flat screen TV and DVD player plus a selection of CDs, DVDs and games for guests to use
Utility /boot room/ drying area with washing machine and space for sporting equipment
Bed linen and towels are provided
Electricity and some logs for the stove are included.
Off street parking for 2 cars
Highchair, stair gates and travel cot available (baby linen not provided)
|Further details outdoors|
Detached house with enclosed private garden
Located within a peaceful street within Dunkeld.
Unique, architect designed oak clad exterior.
The Tayside/Perthshire region
Situated in the very heart of Scotland, Perthshire represents the perfect place to find all that you expect of a great Scottish holiday. Most of Perthshire is little more than one hour by road or rail from Glasgow or Edinburgh, but a world apart.
Towns and places to visit in Perthshire include Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon, Auchterarder, Gleneagles and the Ochils, Blairgowrie and East Perthshire, Crieff, Comrie and Strathearn, Dunkeld and Birnam, Kinross-shire and Loch Leven, the Fair City of Perth, Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire, and some of the most scenic Scottish glens.
Take a walk in Perthshire this spring and summer and discover why this beautiful region is known as ‘Big Tree Country’, home of the tallest trees, widest conifer and tallest hedge in Britain.
Use some of the 250 miles of waymarked paths to get to the Roman camps, medieval castles and whisky distilleries where you can spend a great day out discovering all about the detailed history.
Venture into the hills and mountains of the Cairngorms National Park in Highland Perthshire to see the wildlife - head out with a guide to learn more about the animals and see the best sights.
Once you’ve soaked up the stunning scenery of outdoor Perthshire, head into the city to find shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and theatres. Framed by two grand public parks and the striking Tay Street promenade, Perth is a lovely city offering the best in shopping, nightlife and culture.
Enjoy a number of exciting activities in Perthshire from gorge walking and fishing to pony trekking and sphereing.
Tucked away in the heart of central Perthshire, you will discover the Victorian village of Birnam and the picturesque cathedral town of Dunkeld resting on opposite banks of the River Tay.
All local amenities are within walking distance from the house. A few highlights are listed below....
Shopping - Local shops in Dunkeld include a butchers, bakers, delicatessen, newsagent, Post Office, Co-op store and some lovely gift/clothes shops.
Eating and drinking - Dunkeld offers many different places to eat out and drink from cosy cafes to characterful live music pubs and fine dining at the local hotels and restaurants.
Historical & Cultural Attractions - Dunkeld Cathedral
Birnam Arts Centre and Beatrix Potter exhibition. The centre offers an exciting events programme of music, theatre, comedy and dance.
Wildlife - Wildlife is abundant, with many birds of prey living in the area and wild deer roaming the fields and our front garden!
The osprey nesting site is at Loch of the Lowes, only 2 miles away.
A good selection of books, maps and leaflets is available at the house for plenty more ideas!
Dunkeld is a fantastic location to explore central Scotland and other nearby towns of interest such as Pitlochry and Aberfeldy are easily reached where there are many more things to see and do.
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2 Jul 2014
The property was extremely clean and well decorated and very well equipped. The 3 bathrooms were a great asset for us when getting ready for a family wedding. The location was very convenient with ple… More
Dunkeld does seem to be a hotspot for weddings with the Cathedral a popular spot for the main event. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and best wishes to the newly weds!
Liz and Glen
2 Apr 2014
"Lovely house in a lovely location"
Stayed for a long weekend in March 2014. House was spacious, very clean, all rooms and kitchen/dining area were much better than expected. facilities, games, videos,books and wi-fi available and mad… More
Thanks for taking the time to review and for your positive comments!
Liz and Glen
17 Feb 2014
"Tardis like little gem"
We stayed in Glen Carra with some friends and were amazed by the space inside. It has been tastefully remodelled with large dining kitchen and lounge and is kitted out with everything needed for your stay. For its size Dunkeld offers a great selection of shops and eateries and Perthshire beyond always has lots of things to see and do.
A great house and I am sure we will be back again sometime.
Thanks for the review and comments. It is a bit of a Tardis like property, especially the double bedrooms upstairs which would put many modern properties to shame! Glen
11 Feb 2014
"Excellent holiday home"
We're just back from a long weekend staying in Glen Carra, the house was ideal with everything you could need. The kids loved it too especially the play house and swing in the garden. It's… More
Glad to hear you had a good time and the children made good use of the garden! Liz and Glen
14 Nov 2013
"Marvellous home making a wonderful holiday!"
We were in the house with our 4 children and another couple, filling all 4 bedrooms. There was plenty of room and it is altogether a lovely home. Lovely garden, nice and warm in the cold, nice big front room, good sized kitchen that is nicely equipped, strong and powerful showers, all set in a lovely village. Our children enjoyed the Wii and a nice selection of DVDs for adults and families. There is over 40 miles of walking paths literally outside the front door. Dunkeld is a very nice wee village with nice shops, unique cafes, grocery store & a fantastic cathedral. We love Perthshire and Dunkeld, and staying in this home made the trip absolutely fantastic. Would definitely recommend it to others and hope to return next year. Kind and helpful owners and everything thought through. The only small niggle for us was that the kitchen lighting seemed a bit dim/low for the dark autumn nights.
Thanks for the review, really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay!
10 Nov 2013
"The house was fabulous and we wish we could have stayed longer!!"
This was the most comfortable house I have ever stayed in. The wood burning fire was fabulous especially with the cold nights. Everyone was catered for especially my 6 month old boy who loved the garden and all the space to play in.
There was nothing you had not thought about for your guests and would recommend this beautiful house to anyone
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the house, your stay, and the area so much. Thank you for booking with us and leaving a kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back! Liz and Glen
8 Aug 2013
"A beautiful house, in a lovely location."
This is a lovely house, where the owners have thought of everything you might need. This helps you to feel at home immediately, and makes it muh easier if travelling with small children, like we were. Dunkeld is beautiful too, and within less than a minute's walk. Communication with the owners was particularly easy, both before and during our stay. We will definitely be back!
Many thanks for booking with us. We are glad you noticed and appreciate all the details. We do keep adding to and improving/ refreshing the house so hopefully you will notice a few changes when you come again!
Thanks also for taking the time to review.
Glen and Liz
30 Jul 2013
"A wonderful, spacious family home, excellent location and superb touches"
We had a lovely family weekend. The Glen Carra has room for everyone in this superb house. Liz and Glen have thought of everything. Quality from start to finish.
Thanks for the kind review. We have put so much work into the house (and still do so) and it's great that you have commented on this. We do try to keep on adding to it with the children's play house and slide being among the latest new items in addition to the sun deck that was built early this year. We look forward to welcoming you back! Liz and Glen
24 Jul 2013
We rented the house for a family wdding at the hilton in Dunkeld. It is the perfect location, just down the road from the hotel. The accomadation was perfect, much more than i expected we loved it … More
Thanks for the feedback, pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the wedding worked out as planned. Best wishes, Glen and Liz.
3 Jul 2013
"great location ,well equipped and nicely designed modern house on the edge of beautiful countryside"
We arrived to find a lovely clean ,well equipped house -all 6 women loved exploring the house & commenting on the various design features especially the pebble door knobs.
Dunkeld is a great location for walks to Birnam (past huge ancient trees),The Hermtage ( waterfalls) and past the Cathedral along the river to Dunkeld House passing even more specimen trees.Once a month there is a guided countryside ranger walk to Loch of Lowe where we saw the ospreys nesting & red squirrels .Perth is very close by with a good theatre & Art gallery.
There are many more things to do .This is just our choice for a week's visit. I'm very sure you wouldn't be disappointed.
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Also many thanks for leaving the property in such a tidy manner, this is much appreciated....and noted for the next time you stay! Glen and Liz
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