Dun Aluinn, Perthshire

Dun Aluinn, Perthshire

Dun Aluinn (Beautiful hill fort, Scottish gaelic) opened in October 2018, as Scotland’s first Design Led Exclusive Use venue.   Featured in leading UK and EU design and architectural publications such as – Elle Decoration in the UK, Cote Maison in France, NYarum in Sweden and Residence NL in the Netherlands, all helps to build an independent view of Dun Aluinn.

Situated on a private 5.5 acre Estate overlooking the lovely Highland town of Aberfeldy.  Dun Aluinn is positioned at the high end of the market, with superb accommodation, fabulous food and outstanding service levels.

Design Interiors

This restored Victorian home brings the landscape of the Tay Valley to life with its wood panelling and open fires.  The original mosaic tiles and front door make a striking first impression.  A design led exclusive use property with luxury interiors throughout – the orange corner sofa is a B&B Italia Tufty-Too design by Patricia Urquiola, while the tables are from Oasiq.   An outdoor terrace with Oasiq chairs next to a Kadai Fire Bowl.   A 1940s drinks cabinet came all the way from Fins de Siècles in Barcelona.   Continued to each stunning bedroom and a white stone bath in the master bedroom has dual views over the valley. This oak four-poster bed from Benchmark in England is covered with beautiful throws from Johnstons of Elgin in Northern Scotland.

New Arrival 

We were delighted to open the newly renovated Lodge at Dun Aluinn in July 2021.  Similar to Dun Aluinn, the Lodge has been beautifully restored with superb attention to detail and finishing throughout.   This restored caretaker’s Bungalow has been transformed and brings home the landscape of the Tay Valley to life.  A superb decking area at the front of The Lodge offers sweeping views across the valley and towards the River Tay.

Dun Aluinn and the Lodge can be hired independently of each other or rented together providing a total of 13 luxury en suite bedrooms.


A sophisticated style mansion that boasts the luxury proportions of a country house and the love of being an original Scottish Villa.  This is your private-hire designer refuge that accommodates up to 18 guests in 9 bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, free standing baths in two of the bedrooms and one bathroom with its own steam room.   Superior Egyptian cotton bedlinen, towels and bathrobes from Harper London.

This mansion has an abundance of space in which to enjoy with the open plan Drawing Room and Dining Room with stunning views.  A second lounge and TV room in which to relax the hours away.  The kitchen has been especially designed around catering where your Chef shall create some wonderful and authentic delights of local produce.


Our dining table is a 5.5m-long work of art.  The legs and frame are made from bronze and it’s topped with oak. It’s thought to be the longest bronze table in the world and can comfortably seat twenty guests.

Our pricing is Accommodation only and all catering is exclusively by Ballintaggart Farm.  Locally sourced seasonal produce, served with real passion, all tailored to guests’ requirements.  Ballintaggart have just made the Michelin Guide for 2020, their food and service is outstanding.

Entertainment and Activities

A must is to relax in the wood fired natural cedar Hot Tub nestled in the woods beside the house – its large enough for 10-12 guests – imported from Finland.  For the little ones in the group we have a wonderful play den in the House, with a great mix of books and toys.

Enjoy our Cinema room with Bose surround sound and in the evening sit round the fire pit on the terrace and lovely outside seating and throws. Bose surround sound music system in the lounge, connected wirelessly to Spotify.

Dun Aluinn is within a short walking distance (600m) into Aberfeldy, where guests will find lovely bookshops, coffee shops, restaurants, interior shops.  Amazing walks directly from the house – including the Birks of Aberfeldy, named after the Robert Burns song which was inspired by the birch trees and the Falls of Moness.

We work with many wonderful local suppliers to create bespoke experiences for our guests with the likes of Dewars of Aberfeldy, The Scottish Crannog Experience, Highland Experiences and many more.  We create a full and fun packed itinerary to ensure you sample some of the best our area of Scotland has to offer.

Services included with the House are a Private Chef, Butler/House Manager and Daily Housekeeping.

For more details and to enquire email Susan Reid sjr@susanreid.co.uk

Start DateEnd Date2 night midweek3 night midweek4 night midweek2 night weekend3 night weekend4 night weekend5 nights6 nights7 nights
3rd Jan 202231st Mar 2022£7,000£8,000£10,000£8,000£10,000£11,500£12,500£13,500£15,000
1st Apr 202230th Apr 2022£7,500£8,500£10,500£9,000£11,000£12,500£13,500£15,500£17,000
1st May 202231st May 2022£8,500£10,000£12,000£9,500£12,500£14,500£16,500£18,500£21,000
1st June 202231st Aug 2022£9,000£11,000£13,000£10,000£13,500£15,500£17,500£20,000£23,000
1st Sept 202231st Oct 2022£8,500£10,000£12,000£9,500£12,500£14,500£16,500£18,500£21,000
1st Nov 202220th Dec 2022£7,000£8,000£10,000£8,000£10,000£11,500£12,500£13,500£14,000
ChristmasNew Year 2023£20,000£22,000£24,000£25,000

Year 2023 rates also available, please enquire for details

The following are included in the above rates

Exclusive use of Dun Aluinn house and grounds, 9 bedrooms all ensuite bathrooms, total of up to 18 guests (Add the Lodge for a further 4 bedrooms, 8 guests)
Daily housekeeping and turn-down service
Guest Experience Manager at your service throughout your stay
Morning and afternoon tea/coffee with freshly baked cake
Flowers throughout the lounge/sitting room/dining areas
Guests are welcome to enjoy Dun Aluinn’s extensive selection of Whisky and Gin’s

A remarkable setting… to relax and discover tranquillity with a view of Scotland’s beauty

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  • Exclusive use
  • Scotland's first design led property
  • 9 en suite bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Add Lodge for total 13 bedrooms sleeps 26
  • Staffed full service with Host, Housekeeping and Chef
  • Suitable for house parties and family gatherings and special occasions
  • Corporate Retreat
  • Wedding venue
  • Cedar wood fired hot tub
  • Walking distance to local village
  • 5.5 acres private grounds