The Doocot is a delightful and secluded cottage, set in woodland and it's own gardens beside an 18th Century doocot. From here you can enjoy the quiet, peaceful surrounding countryside, play nine holes of golf on the local course at the end of the garden or perhaps at the five star Gleneagles courses nearby. There are stunning views across fields toward the Ochil Hills whether you are enjoying an evening glass of wine in the conservatory or breakfasting on the deck. After a busy day you could warm your toes beside the log burning stove while gazing out through the french windows or lie in the hammock and watch the sheep go by!
There is plenty to do and see in the area from fishing to skydiving â€Ś and further a field there are even more opportunities and amenities. We are, after all, only an hour by car from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, 15 minutes from Perth and 25 minutes from Stirling. The Doocot is centrally placed for day trips to the Highlands or for forays over to the west. The East Neuk of Fife and St Andrews are an hour away - so you could spend one day on the beach and the next hill walking in the Highlands.
Dunning itself is only a short walk away from the cottage and boasts a couple of restaurants and a fine pub (or three!) golf, tennis and even the site of the last witch to be burnt in Scotland. Within the village itself there are two small grocers, a post office, and a church. There is also a doctorâ€™s surgery, a mobile bank and a mobile library. To stretch your legs you can walk straight out of the front door and find yourself in the countryside or a short distance away is the beautiful Dell. If you prefer sport there is a nine hole golf course almost at the end of the garden and a couple of tennis courts in the park.
The cottage itself was renovated in 2006. It has it's own private drive and parking facilities plus beautiful garden and woodland on all sides. The aspect is south facing and over fields and a golf course so not overlooked at all - which makes this a very romantic and secluded spot. There is a large area of decking in front of the cottage and both the bedroom and sitting room have french windows opening onto the deck. There is ample garden furniture comprising of patio table and chairs plus comfortable sun loungers on the deck also hammocks and swing seats in the garden. You enter the cottage through a conservatory which leads into the sitting room/kitchen. This is a very cosy room made more welcoming by the log burning stove (there is always a plentiful supply of logs outside) with beautiful views through the french doors to the countryside beyond. There is a TV, DVD and IPOD Dock and all bed linen and towels supplied. The bathroom has all the usual amenities plus a shower over the bath and is well equipped with fresh towels, dressing gowns and toiletries. The bedroom has a super-king size bed which may be split to form two full size single beds and the french windows look out over the countryside and Ochil Hills beyond.TripAdvisor property ID 4300929...Read more
The Doocot Dunning Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Dunning is a small rural village in Central Perthshire with easy access to the major airports of Glasgow and Edinburgh and local train stations. The Doocot itself is situated just outside the village but with easy walking distance of the nearest shop and pub giving it a quiet and private location.
Left on 04/30/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 30, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
Very warm welcome and good communication during booking process.
We are a couple with a young child, and although only one bedroom we had plenty of space for a travel cot. Cottage was spotless clean and owners had thought of every detail to make stay as stress free as possible-even leaving scones and jam on arrival.
Dunning village within walking distance, decent food in the local pub. Lots of tourist activities within one hour drive. Loved the wood burning stove and grounds. Lovely walks nearby.
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