Eastwood’s magical, south facing gardens stretch out along the north bank of the River Tay for about ¾ km, just downstream of Dunkeld’s beautiful Telford Bridge. With just under 9 acres the gardens boast riverside paths, the rose garden, a hidden folly, hillside woodlands and lovely specimen trees, rhododendrons and azaleas. They are a haven of beauty and tranquillity.
Close to the house there are outdoor tables and chairs overlooking the river accessed through the French windows in the dining room, the kitchen sitting room and the morning room. There is a BBQ, a fire pit, a large sunshade and lanterns for guests to enjoy. At the old tennis court guests are welcome to open up the blue bar shed creating a focal point to enjoy an evening fire against the backdrop of the river.
Eastwood also enjoys access to the River Tay for trout and salmon fishing by arrangement. We have two named pools on the beat, Ferry Pool and St. Mary’s stream. St. Mary’s stream is an excellent wading pool and the rose garden folly and stone table sit alongside the river’s edge providing an excellent picnicking spot for all. Besides a wide range of birds, butterflies and insects we have resident deer, tawny owls, kingfishers, red squirrels, newts and slow worms. If you’re very lucky you can also see osprey’s fishing in the river by the house.
A stroll through the garden to the western-most gate takes you to the Tay river path into Dunkeld, a walk of about 10 minutes from the house.