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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
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
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 well equipped. Will definitely return and hopefully be able to stay longer.
Date of stay: May 2018
Management response:Responded May 7, 2018
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 ...
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 attentive but very respectful of guests privacy.
Nice locality with a...More
Date of stay: October 2016
Management response:Responded October 27, 2016
We're glad you enjoyed staying here - and would love to welcome you back again anytime!
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 needed for a quiet, relaxing stay. The king-sized...More
Date of stay: September 2016
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Management response:Responded October 12, 2016
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 great such as the lovely scones and homemade jam on...More
Date of stay: May 2016
Management response:Responded June 19, 2016
Glad you enjoyed yourselves - all feedback is taken into account and hopefully benefits the next guests!
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.