Buyers in search of a change of lifestyle will fall in love with everything the following rural properties have to offer:
Mains of Soilzarie sits some six miles to the north of the peaceful hamlet of Bridge of Cally and was originally a farmhouse which has been extended and significantly developed in recent years. Now offering well-proportioned and flexible family accommodation this is an impressive five bedroom property.
A wonderful addition to the principle house, Mains of Soilzarie, is the holiday cottage known as the Coach House which has been sensitively upgraded by the current owners presenting a very welcoming holiday let property which sleeps four.
The two properties together at Mains of Soilzarie, Blairgowrie, are available at offers over 575,000.
Enjoying a superb position in the Perthshire countryside is Summerfield, an attractive contemporary house with grounds extending to approximately 2.65 acres including stabling and a riding arena. Summerfield is a short distance from the popular village of Scone which provides a good range of day-to-day facilities whilst the city of Perth is only a 10 minute journey by car.
The sale of Summerfield also includes a holiday cottage, known as Summerfield View which centres around an open-plan dining and sitting room, with two bedrooms and two shower rooms.
Summerfield and Summerfield View are both available as one sale at offers over 495,000.
Welltree Farmhouse is situated in a highly scenic rural setting close to the village of Madderty, around eight miles east of Crieff.
The Farmhouse itself is a delightful period property with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Welltree Farmhouse has been carefully extended to include four bedrooms whilst retaining many period features including; panelled doors, original fireplaces, and wooden floors throughout.
Lying to the west of Welltree Farmhouse is a range of traditional outbuildings included in the sale of the property. The buildings currently provide excellent storage, a workshop, log store, garaging and two dog kennels. However, planning permission has been granted for a section of one of the outbuildings to be converted into a four bedroom guest house or B&B accommodation.
Welltree Farmhouse and the outbuildings are available at a guide price of 580,000.
Balnabein is a fine country house sitting just above Grandtully; one of the best spots in Aberfeldy with truly stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The house has been used as an extremely successful holiday let and would equally make a wonderful family home.
Included in the sale there is a large stone barn which is currently used for storage but could easily be converted into a playroom, gym or, subject to the necessary planning permission, into additional accommodation.
Balnabein is available at offers over 375,000.
Rural Perthshire has breath-taking landscapes; from endless forests to beautiful moorlands and rivers. For outdoor enthusiasts peaks like Schiehallion and Ben Lawers can be scaled, world-class golf courses can be enjoyed including the famous Gleneagles course, whilst the more adventurous can take on some of the adrenalin filled water sports on offer.
The city of Perth is compact yet dynamic and has an outstanding selection of fine restaurants, cafes and great shopping, theatres and museums.
Scott Holley, handling the sales from CKD Galbraith's Perth office, said:
These three properties offer potential buyers the chance to live in one of Scotland's rural hotspot with a multitude of outdoor activities on their doorsteps, with several busy cities, including Perth, all within an hour's drive.
Lifestyle properties such as these, that offer an additional source of income, are becoming increasingly popular and we expect high demand from people looking to reap the benefits of their superb location.
Sue Bourne, manager of Scotland's preeminent holiday lets company, Cottages & Castles, commented on the excellent potential of the properties for use as holiday lets or for B&B accommodation:
Perthshire remains extremely popular as a holiday destination and each property is in a prime location for potential property owners seeking to capitalise from both the summer and winter holiday markets, with Glenshee ski resort and other mountain ranges within driving distance. Estimated rental income from each property could be in the region of around 600 to 1200 per week plus more if the main houses were also let out to accommodate larger parties.