Sophisticated country house and a quaint historically charming church tower in the heart of Perthshire

14/10/2019 Sophisticated country house and a quaint historically charming church tower in the heart of Perthshire


Take in Perthshire's breathtaking atmosphere, from its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its beautiful moors, rivers and waterfalls with a stay for the whole family or just the two of you at Dun Aluinn & Church Tower.

Dun Aluinn

Dun Aluinn is a sophisticated exclusive use Perthshire country venue set in elegant grounds in Aberfeldy - A luxury retreat for 18 guests; five star indulgence with cinema room, wood fired hot tub, open fire, steam room and contemporary artwork.

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Dun Aluinn is an Exclusive Use Venue situated in Aberfeldy Perthshire and the rates include a delicious breakfast for all guests each morning by Ballintaggart Farm as well as housekeeping services each day in the day rate. All catering services required thereafter are tailored to guests requirements. Originally built in 1909, the house has been extensively refurbished throughout to the highest of standards and is now available to rent as a luxury large holiday home. Dun Aluinn sits within approx. 5 acres of private grounds and has an extensive terrace with views across Aberfeldy and the Tay Valley to Schiehallion. After a days adventures soak in the wood fired hot tub, which is situated in a secluded part of the grounds close to the house; guaranteeing the quickest relax. The house sleeps up to 18 guests in 9 bedrooms, each with a private en-suite bathroom, one of which is situated on the ground floor and is fully accessible. For large groups space is in abundance with a large kitchen, dining/drawing room, TV room and lounge.

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The kitchen is simply stunning and centres around an enormous handcrafted walnut and brass kitchen by Braco Design with a gorgeous 5.5m long, 20-seater oak-topped dining table. There's also a drawing room alongside the dining room to adjourn to after dinner if you choose. The kitchen has been specially designed around catering for large groups, it includes an American fridge freezer (with 2 additional fridge freezers in the utility room), two dishwashers (allowing groups of 18 to be catered for hassle free) and a large gas range stove which will cook the largest of banquet meals. There is also a central free standing island which make a perfect social space for whoever is mixing the pre-dinner drinks!

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On the ground floor guests have oodles of room to relax, mingle and socialise or be as chilled as they choose with plenty of social space and seating for groups, private reading or general relaxation. There's an open fire in the lounge surrounded by comfortable sofas and jaw dropping views. Step out from the terraces onto your own private patio area or head over to the privacy of the wood fired hot tub for some relaxation after a days walking. There's plenty to do at Dun Aluinn with your own cinema style/entertainment room, TV snug with Sky, Netflix, and an XBox.

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The nine boutique bedroom suites are beautifully arranged aptly named after local trees, with individually sourced furnishings, some with free-standing bathtubs and steam rooms andall have fine linens from highly acclaimed Soho House favourite, Josephine Home. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished. On the ground floor Silver Birch offers a king size bedroom and en suite shower room. Heading upstairs is Wild Cherry, Holly, Oak, and Juniper, four king-size bedrooms, all luxury bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms. Willow and Scots pine have stunning king size beds with luxury en suite wet rooms and personal freestanding baths. Elm and hazel are both king size bedrooms with en suite luxury bathroom and steam room whilst Hazel also has the added luxury of a four poster bed.

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Church Tower

Breathtaking heavenly views and historical charm from a gorgeously grown up Church Tower in Crieff with stunning décor and luxurious features throughout.

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The Church Tower, a five star luxury stay is situated in the heart of Perthshire combining original features including exposed church walls and beams, with the comforts of modern living. Solid oak wooden flooring has been laid throughout the entire property; furnished to an exceptionally high standard with a tasteful mix of the antique and modern furniture as well as a collection of original artwork. The Church Tower Apartment comfortably sleeps up to 8 people. On the first floor, there are 2 double rooms (both of which have en-suite wet-rooms with under-floor heating) and a twin room, together with a large family bathroom. All bedrooms are decorated to the highest standards of style and quality. The beds in the apartment have 2000 pocket sprung mattresses. All the bedding is from The White Company, high quality Egyptian cotton and guests have use of luxury robes during their stay. From the first floor, you enter the light-flooded tower, with a steel staircase.

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The tower has retained its original features in the old stone walls and evangelistic windows. Halfway up the tower staircase, you enter the large open plan living area, with the balcony at one end and the kitchen at the other. The balcony enjoys wonderful views over the Crieff hills and beyond and offers the perfect place to watch the sunrise and the sunset with your morning latte or glass of fizz before dinner.

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At the top of the tower, there are spectacular 360 degree views across Crieff and the surrounding hills. Relax in comfortable armchairs, and enjoy the views. Off the living area is the cinema room with 42″ wall-mounted plasma TV, wireless music centre and remote controlled LED lighting together with comfortable seating; sofa and arm-chairs. The wireless music centre allows you to listen to your chosen music in the living area and kitchen and even the bedrooms. You can listen to different music in every room and your music can follow you wherever you are in the apartment.

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Centrally located in Crieff, The Church Tower (St Ninians) dates from the late 19th Century and was converted in the 1960's into a Church of Scotland seminary retreat and training centre before being converted into a beautiful five-star property. It is ideal for exploring the Southern Highlands of the Trossachs National Park. Edinburgh and Glasgow are both just over an hour away.

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