The Doocot Dunning – Home 4300929 House
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
The Doocot Dunning – Home 4300929
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- 2 nights min stay
- Not suitable for children
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
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 … 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 doctor’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.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Full bath
- Shared garden
- Climbing frame
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
- Calendar last updated:
- 30 Apr 2021
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
– based on 27 reviews
- Very Good
“Peace and tranquility”
Based in Dunning , the Doocot is the perfect getaway , set in lovely surroundings with fantastic views .The Doocot is very well equipped with everything you need provided, including home brewed gin , … More
Response from the owner Glad you enjoyed yourselves and pleased you made good use of all the goodies!
“A true sanctuary”
The Doocot is very special indeed; beautifully decorated with every conceivable amenity and more! Hilary adds particular little touches like fresh flowers and eggs, fruit and (since it was Easter) wee… More
Response from the owner So glad you had a lovely time and hope to see you here again one day soon ...
“Perfect Short Break”
This is not my first time at the perfect Doocot and nor will it be my last. We're addicted to this perfect little hideaway. This time I visited with my Mum and her dog. Everything was wonderful a… More
Response from the owner Great seeing you both again and looking forward to your next visit. I'm glad you liked the dog treats - they are a new addition this year and so far proving popular!
“Little gem. Wish I could keep this secret!”
The cottage is in such a tranquil setting yet only a five minute walk from a village full of history but with amenities such as a shop, hotels etc. Warm welcome at the Dunning hotel. Short drive from… More
Response from the owner Very pleased you enjoyed your visit and Maisie did too!
We stayed at the cottage for a week with our dog for a dog friendly holiday (not sure why the info on this page says it is not pet friendly). The bedroom is a decent size with a king size bed and a de… More
This cottage is in Dunning which is ideally located to explore Perthshire and further afield. The owners are friendly and extremely helpful. The cottage itself is lovely - warm, comfortable and very… More
Response from the owner Many thanks for that and good to meet you both. Look forward to seeing you again sometime - don't forget to keep an eye on our FB page for special offers ...
“Ideal spot to Relax and Switch off”
The Doocot at Dunning is very accessible just off the A9. It fulfills its description as a comfortable and compact holiday unit. Warm and cosy and all comforts needed. The owners are helpful and atten… More
Response from the owner We're glad you enjoyed staying here - and would love to welcome you back again anytime!
“A comfortable, restful place to stay with special touches and wonderful hosts”
We stayed in the Studio for a few nights while visiting family in the area. It was a last-minute lucky find, and we were very pleased. It is simply furnished in calm colors and had everything we nee… More
Response from the owner It was great meeting you both and sorry about the eggs! The hens are surely on strike as we have still had no eggs ... perhaps it's time for some younger models? Hope to see you both again.
We had the most wonderful short stay at the Doocot Dunning. The cottage is set in the most lovely grounds, is well equipped and the housekeeping of a high standard. The little extra touches were gre… More
Response from the owner Glad you enjoyed yourselves - all feedback is taken into account and hopefully benefits the next guests!
“The Most Perfect Cottage In Scotland”
The cottage is warm and welcoming with everything you could want or need during your stay. The hosts were kind, friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. The setting is peaceful and … More
Response from the owner So glad you had a good holiday with us and it would be lovely to see you again on your next visit! I popped down to the farmshop (Broadslap, Dunning) and the manager was asking after you both ... he said to send his regards. Best wishes, H
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