Tay House

Dunkeld, Perthshire
+44 (0)7900 995496

Shoot, fish or play golf from this roomy townhouse in a pretty village with private river frontage and woods and hills beyond


11 beds


11 bedrooms


Sleeps 22

Pets welcome

The Experience

The house dates from around 1830 and is set in Dunkeld, which overlooks a spectacular span of the River Tay. Michael will usually be on hand to meet you and is a keen sportsman who can arrange activities as well as a tour of his salmon smokehouse.

All is beautifully refurbished in traditional style with a contemporary twist. Antiques and sporting stuff give the feel of a comfy private club and books, board games and information on local walks will keep the non-sporty more than happy.

Pop next door to The Taybank hotel and pub, well known for its impromptu folk music sessions, or stroll to a half-dozen restaurants. On warm evenings light up the barbecue and gaze out at your private stretch of the river.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring one of Perthshire's prettiest villages
  • Coming by train – the house is a short walk from the station
  • Having the river so near
Tay House - Gallery

You should know

  • The stone spiral staircases might daunt those with dodgy knees
  • No TVs
  • No stags or hens


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Breakfast, £12 per person. Packed lunch, £10 per person. Dinner, 3 courses, £50 per person.


Nightly price
from £2000
Weekly price
from £10000
Damage deposit
1 House for 22
From £200011 beds11 bedrooms


Sporting parties, friends or family gatherings will love this sumptuous riverside town house. Walking out of the front door there is so much to do, see and experience in the pretty village of Dunkeld, as well as further afield in the woods, hills and mountains of scenic Perthshire.

Pamela-Ann, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Dunkeld is a small village with a 13th-century cathedral and a very handsome bridge designed by Thomas Telford. There’s a long-standing gallery on the high street, and an arts and culture centre in Birnam on the other side – both in walking distance. The last oak tree of Shakespeare's Birnam Wood can still be found further down the River Tay.

Local points of interest from Michael Smith

  • Home to the Birnam Oak, this is Big Tree country as written about in Macbeth
  • Dunkeld is technically a City with its own Cathedral
  • We're on the banks of the famous River Tay
  • This area is great for activity, famous for its beautiful terrain and outdoor pursuits
  • There's very little need for your car, everything is on the doorstep!


Michael Smith

Michael or his housekeeper will greet you with a glass of bubbly and give you a tour of the house. Michael has lived in London for the past 17 years but was born, brought up and schooled locally. He’s keen to make your stay brilliant and can arrange all sorts of treats like a chef, butler or chauffeur.