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Perthshire Self Catering cottage, Riechip, Dunkeld, sleeps 16

Areas: Perthshire

Dunkeld Travel and Heritage Information


Riechip, Dunkeld, Tayside

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 16

Pricing From: £1189.00

This detached shooting lodge is located near to Dunkeld in Perthshire and can sleep sixteen people in eight bedrooms.

Riechip is a 19th century shooting lodge in rural Perthshire, just six miles from Dunkeld. The property sleeps sixteen people and has eight bedrooms, a family bathroom and two shower rooms. The property also has a fitted kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room and lockable gun cupboards.

Outside the property is off road parking for ten cars and a lawned garden and access to the estate grounds including a fishing loch. An historic building, Riechip is a superb holiday home in a spectacular location.


Below hostel standard
We were unlucky enough to stay here while attending a family wedding at a venue close by. My mother booked it for 16 of us, 8 adults and 8 children at a cost of £1600 for 2 nights. For this we were expecting a clean place to stay and enjoy together. Let me begin by explaining just how dirty the house was, if it was a pub I would not order food there. There was fly tape in the kitchen that had been there for a long time literally covered in flies and the kitchen was filled with them. The worktops were sticky and dirty as were the floors and literally everything else. We had to scrub the kitchen before we could even make a cup of tea, the kettle was also full of flies. Now I expect some flies given the location but this was next level and was massively reduced once we cleaned. There were stains on the sheets and the crockery and cutlery had to be washed and bleached and then put through the dishwater. Now I will get onto the highlight! When we went to bath the baby the water came out of the tap yellow with black bits, the water in the kitchen was also yellow. When an owner came by I raised these issues and he did not seem bothered, merely said he wasn?t aware and that we were going home in less than two days. So, we were meant to go to the wedding unwashed? We went to the local shops and bought bottled water for our needs (we were not reimbursed) If you go with children, the area outside is not theirs for play, the owner told the children to keep to their part (very small area) . While outside there was a manhole not covered correctly that one of the children almost had a severe accident with. An adult was alongside him and swiftly grabbed him avoiding a very serious accident. The owners responded and a couple of weeks later reimbursed us £300 and compared prices to local hostels and hotels. Considering we didn?t even have drinking water this is an insult really and not a fair comparison. If we could have got into one of these though we would have but they were full. Staying here was awful.

A poor experience
We booked Riechip for a family reunion. It was reasonably priced compared to other similar sized properties and having looked at the pictures I was expecting it to be quite basic. However, it fell well short of what would be acceptable for holiday accommodation. When we arrived we were told that there was a major issue with the water supply. This meant that we had some water downstairs and 1 working toilet (for 16) but no water upstairs, no showers and no hot water. The owner had been aware of the problem for 24 hours but had made no attempt to contact us. As it was a saturday they were not able to get a plumber out until monday to fix the issue so we had 48hrs without washing facillities and only 1 working toilet. When the water did come back on it was so discoloured in the bathroom it left brown staining on the bath. We only decided to stay as many of our family had travelled a long distance to get there. After our holiday I wrote an email to complain about the issues. I received no reply. It was only after repeated phonecalls to Sykes that I was able to get 20% of the booking cost back. The owner did not respond to the complaint. Sykes's attitude towards complaints seems to be lets ignore it and hope the customer gives up. I understand issues happen with properties but I feel the owner of Riechip clearly does not care for his guests and is not interested in providing good, safe accomodation.
Anna H

Riechip was very comfortable and exactly what we required, in a good location for all of the activities in the vicinity. The drying room was essential and well used, thekitchen was well stocked with utensils, cutlery & crockery. Beds were comfortable and most of the bedrooms were large. The living room was large with superb views over the valley.
Mr Tierney

Excellent settings and good facilities to enjoy a weekend away from the city. Plenty of local walks with the option of easily reachable activities.
Mr Anwar

The views from the property were spectacular. The house was big enough to accommodate the 16 people comfortably. The open fire was great and there was enough fire wood to last our stay. The kitchen was very well kitted out and made cooking easy. We had a great time!
Mrs Oosterhof



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Economy 7 electric heating, freestanding heaters in every room with open fire in sitting room
Gas oven and hob, 2 x fridges, 2 x freezers, ice making machine, washing machine, 2 x tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
All fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair
Off road parking for 10 cars
Lawned garden to rear with garden furniture
Two well-behaved dogs welcome (July to Jan only)
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 5 miles
Note: No dogs permitted February, March, April, May or June due to lambing
Note: Strictly no cats
Note: Shooting/stalking available on estate at additional charge by prior arrangement with owner
Note: Due to the location, a suitable vehicle will be required in icy/snowy conditions

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

The Birnam Oak - 4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Little Dunkeld Church - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dunkeld Cathedral - 4.1 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

The Hermitage - 4.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Meikleour Hedge - 8.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Stobhall - 8.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dunfallandy Stone - 9.1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Stanley Mills - 9.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Dirnanean Garden - 9.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Black Castle (Caisteal Dubh) - 10.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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