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Sleeps - 14
Region - Perthshire
Sporting Salmon Fishing · Shooting · Stalking · Walked-up shooting
Activities Golf · Tennis · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Mobile coverage · Tennis court · Wifi
Features Children Friendly · Self-Catered
Rental From £7,500.00 per week
Stenton House stands in a magnificent position with extensive lawns and grounds which lead down to the Stenton Beat of the River Tay. Salmon fishing on the Stenton Beat of the River Tay is available for house guests, subject to availability.
Stenton House enjoys a south facing aspect with superb views over the River Tay and provides wonderful accommodation for up to 14 guests. Stenton House makes the perfect venue for fishing parties, shooting parties or for a special family gathering. The house has been subject to a comprehensive programme of renovations and improvements and offers extremely comfortable accommodation in seven bedrooms together with six bathrooms. The dining room table seats 12 comfortably.
The gardens and grounds have been meticulously maintained to create the perfect environment and enhance the superb backdrop of the River Tay and rolling countryside beyond.
2022 Pricing Weekly rentals for up to 14 guests £7,500 – £8,500.00 on a self-catered basis. Christmas and New Year weeks £9,250.00 on a self-catered basis.
Short breaks outwith Peak Season considered. Price on application.
Fishing Salmon fishing for 3 rods on the Stenton Beat of the River Tay is available,subject to availability. An arrangement exists with the opposite proprietors whereby anglers fish double bank on alternate days. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday fishing in 2022). £150 per rod per day to include the services of a Ghillie.
Salmon fishing on the River Tay opens on the 15th January and ends on the 15th October each year.
Housekeeping A few hours of Housekeeping is included on 3 days during your stay.
Dogs Dogs are not allowed in the house but there are indoor kennels in an adjacent outbuilding available by prior arrangement.
An amazing Victorian country house located in a wonderful position overlooking the River Tay with salmon fishing available on the Stenton Beat.
Stenton House is the perfect house for a family gathering, a salmon fishing week or a special celebration. There are seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, providing accommodation for up to 14 guests. The dining room table seats 12 comfortably.
There is a private principal bedroom suite, with a dressing room and well-appointed bathroom, leading from the master bedroom. Six further bedrooms, four of which have en-suite bathrooms and a separate family bathroom complete the first and second floor accommodation.
Games room with snooker table and outdoor tennis court.
Fishing Hut Access to the fishing hut is restricted to fishing guests only unless prior permission has been granted by the ghillie, Colin Wilkie. This is to protect the interests of those fishing. In 2022 Stenton has the fishing rights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week and this may be let independently to the house if the fishing is not taken by guests at Stenton. Murthly Estate own the right to fish the Stenton side of the river on the alternate days. If the fishing is let together with the house there will be access to the fishing hut between the hours of 9am and 6pm, outside of these times it will again be down to the discretion of the ghillie. As there is no fishing in Scotland on a Sunday it may be possible to use the fishing hut during the day, but guests must please ensure it is left tidy and with all rubbish/washing up removed. Please note that BBQs are not allowed on the decking area outside the hut.
The accommodation briefly comprises:
Ground Floor Entrance hall, Dining room, Drawing room, large Kitchen/ Breakfast room, Conservatory, Games room, Office, Utility room, Cloakroom, 2 x W/C’s.
First Floor Master Bedroom Emperor – en-suite Twin or Superking (Zip and Link) – en-suite King Size sharing family bathroom in the hall with the twin bedroom. Twin Bedroom sharing family bathroom in hall. Super King with en-suite
Second Floor 2 x Superking Bedrooms, en-suite. Please note that access to each of these bedrooms is via two different separate stair cases (ie they don’t share the same stair case!).
Oudoors Croquet lawn and tennis court. There is a Weber BBQ and a croquet set at the house for the guests to use. Guests should provide their own tennis balls.
Salmon Fishing The Stenton Beat extends to half a mile of single (left) bank of salmon fishings on the River Tay with a 3-year average of 80 salmon/grilse per annum. Stenton is one of the most picturesque beats on the Tay and offers lovely fly water for 3 rods over eight named pools, throughout the whole of the beat. Accessed either on foot from the gardens of Stenton House or alternatively via a vehicular track leading from the public road to the river bank.
The named pools are: Hilda’s Hole, The Meetings, Willie’s Hole, Stenton Pool, Steps, Rock Pool, Fir Tree and Neck of Willie’s.
The middle Tay beats fish well throughout the season. Many spring salmon make their first stop at Murthly and Stenton so a fresh springer can be expected. During the summer months the grilse fishing can be first rate. There is often a good head of fresh grilse and conditions can be perfect for fly fishing. Given a lift in the water levels, good catches of fish can then be made in the autumn.
The Stenton Beat lies immediately downstream from the Glendelvine Beat is where Miss Georgina Ballantine caught the British record salmon in October 1922. A total of 12 casts of the original fish were produced; one of these is on display in Stenton House. The beat is set amidst stunning woodland scenery with impressive stands of mature Douglas Fir and other species giving the whole beat a very grand feel. There is one ghillie on the beat and one boat but much of the river can easily and safely be fished by wading, especially in low water.
The beat fishes well in all heights of water, from late spring and summer into the autumn.
Stenton beat is half a mile long and fished from both banks by wading and from the boat. It is located two miles from Dunkeld and marches with the Glendelvine water.
An arrangement exists with the opposite proprietors whereby anglers fish double bank on alternate days. (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday fishing in 2021).
Pheasant/Partridge Shooting There is first class driven shooting locally and Stenton House provides perfect accommodation for shooting parties.
Gardens The gardens and grounds have been carefully designed and laid out to give privacy and a magnificent setting for Stenton House. On the south side of the house parterres lie on either side of ornate stone steps with box hedges, paved paths and manicured flower beds. Impressive lawns sweep from the terrace by the house down to a beech hedge that leads to the river bank and an attractive barbecue area with stunning views over the river. To the east of the house the drive is flanked by immaculate lawns and impressive topiarised cypress trees. A children’s play area and a recently resurfaced tennis court sit at the far end of the garden protected by a beech hedge.
Tennis court There is a recently resurfaced tennis court for Stenton House guests to enjoy.
Dunkeld The ancient town of Dunkeld lies three miles north-west, on the north bank of the River Tay. Once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, the picturesque town is steeped in Scottish history and is the setting of the magnificent Dunkeld Cathedral, which dates from the 14th Century. Today, Dunkeld serves the surrounding rural community with several independent shops and services that cater for day-to-day needs including several hotels and restaurants. The neighbouring village of Birnam, which is well-known by literary enthusiasts as the favoured Scottish holiday-spot of Beatrix Potter, has a railway station which provides sleeper services to London, as well as more local connections to Perth, Pitlochry, Inverness, Edinburgh and Stirling.
Local attractions include the Hermitage Woodland Gorge, Birnam Arts and Conference Centre and Beatrix Potter Exhibition Centre, the Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve, as well as the House of Bruar Retail Centre and Blair Castle at Blair Atholl.
Dunkeld Golf Course is one of the most picturesque in Highland Perthshire.
Mountain bike and Electric Mountain hire can be arranged in Dunkeld.
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