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The Doocot Dunning

27 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 ...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.More
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About the Owner
Hilary P
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 , home made jam and plenty of fresh eggs .

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Rowena46
Vacationer399269, VR Owner at The Doocot Dunning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed yourselves and pleased you made good use of all the goodies!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 chocolate eggs, milk and fizz in the fridge, plenty of logs for the fire...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Compass60119493483
Vacationer399269, VR Owner at The Doocot Dunning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad you had a lovely time and hope to see you here again one day soon ...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 as usual: fabulous seclusion, fabulous attention to detail,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Karen-Ann M
Vacationer399269, VR Owner at The Doocot Dunning, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed January 7, 2019

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 so much of the beautiful Perthshire countryside....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank wilma g
Vacationer399269, VR Owner at The Doocot Dunning, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very pleased you enjoyed your visit and Maisie did too!

Reviewed September 28, 2018

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 decent sized...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank PaulaNorwich_UK
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Stove
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Internet Access
Toaster
Deck
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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.
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