Cuil-an-Duin Country House provides Bed and Breakfast and self-catering accommodation located in Highland Perthshire, between the towns of Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry. Set in 20 acres of woodland gardens and grounds it offers peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings with abundant wildlife.
Overlooking the Tay Valley, the area provides outdoor activities for all abilities.
What makes a stay at Cuil-an-Duin Country House unique?
According to comments from guests, there is a feeling of peace and tranquility at Cuil-an-Duin. You begin to unwind as soon as you enter the long driveway, lined with rhododendrons and magnificent Douglas Fir trees. The hosts, Sally and David are friendly and attentive and will make time to help plan your stay.
"It feels like staying with friends". Due to the small number of guests at any one time, the hosts are able to offer a high level of personal service.
There is an abudance of wildlife in the woodland grounds - deer, red squirrel, pine marten, badger, foxes visit the gardens regularly and are often seen on webcams strategically positioned around. There are over 40 species of birds visiting the gardens and you can watch them over breakfast.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Cuil-an-Duin Country House?
Room One is available as a private suite comprising large bedroom and separate sitting room. The sitting room comprises a sofa, coffee table and desk area, and is ideal for reading and relaxing; tea and coffee facilities are available. The bedroom has a superkingsize bed; dual aspect room overlooking the gardens with westerly views to the mountains beyond. En-suite bathroom with twin basins and bath (with shower over). Room 1 can also be made up as a twin bed room, on request.
Room Two: kingsize sleigh bed; south facing room overlooking the gardens and woods. En-suite bathroom, bath (with shower over).
Room Three: kingsize bed; south facing room overlooking the gardens and woods. Wash-hand basin in room. Separate adjacent private shower room with large shower cubicle. The private bathroom for Room Three has a walk-in shower and is for the exclusive use of that room. It is situated next door to the bedroom off a hallway which is also used to access Room 2. That is why it is called “Private” rather than “en-suite”.
All rooms have TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.
Guests also have access to the Drawing Room with a large log fire and a Grand Piano.
There are 20 acres of woodlands and gardens which guest can explore and meet some of the extensive variety of wildlife
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Pitlochry area?
Cuil-an-Duin is conveniently located between the towns of Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire.
Dunkeld has a range of artisan shops, restaurants and a Cathedral, all in a riverside setting; Aberfeldy, with its Art Deco cinema, Watermill bookshop and cafe, and walk around the "Birks of Aberfeldy"; and Pitlochry with restaurants, cafes, the Festival Theatre, and the Fascally Dam Visitors Centre, provide a wide variety of activities.
The Cairngorm National Park provides opportuinty for walking, cycling, or driving around the spectacular countryside. Blair Castle and Gardens at Blair Atholl is worth a visit or, for a spot of retail therapy, visit the House of Bruar.
Centrally located in Scotland, it is a good base to explore the local and wider area. Edinburgh and Inverness are easily accessible; Dundee and the East Coast fishing villages and beaches are good for a day out; and Balmoral is a short drive across the moors.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Guests can enjoy a dcelicious full Scottish Breakfast in the Dining Room. There is a wide choice available and special dietary requests can usually be accommodated if notifited in advance.
There are plenty of local pubs and restaurnats available for all tastes. Cuil-an-Duin is situated between the towns of Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, each with a selection of cafes and restaurants. A list of restaurants will be provided on booking and reservations in advance are recommended, particularly at weekends.
Children over the age of 12 are welcome. Dogs are not permitted.