The Mill enjoys a sheltered south facing location beside the Lawers Burn, which once drove the mill wheel, as it makes its way from Ben Lawers to Loch Tay in the small settlement of Lawers in Highland Perthshire. Within …
The Mill enjoys a sheltered south facing location beside the Lawers Burn, which once drove the mill wheel, as it makes its way from Ben Lawers to Loch Tay in the small settlement of Lawers in Highland Perthshire. Within a short walk is the Lawers Inn which serves bar meals whilst the popular village of Kenmore is about 7 miles away to the north east and provides day to day requirements including a primary school, a general store/post office, hotels and The Courtyard with a bistro, delicatessen and shop. Killin, 8 miles to the south west, also offers a range of shops. The main centre in the area is Aberfeldy with a good range of shops and services including the well regarded Breadalbane Academy and located on a Community Campus also housing the public library and swimming pool amongst its facilities. The cities of Stirling and Perth, both offering a full range of amenities are just over an hours’ drive away. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve is close by.
The area, which is renowned for its outstanding scenic beauty. There are a wide variety of outdoor and leisure pursuits, such as water sports on rivers and lochs, golf, walking and climbing, including a number of Munros. There is also a vast choice of clubs and societies catering for most interests.
Lawers Mill is an attractive south facing property converted from a Category B Listed former water mill dating from 1830. The Architect designed conversion took place in the early 1990’s to make the best of the site with the sleeping quarters on the lower ground floor and the living accommodation on the upper floor taking full advantage of the beautiful views of Loch Tay, further enhanced by the glass and steel balcony accessed through patio doors from the impressive main reception room. The property has retained many original features such as the winding gear in the rafters of the living room, the natural stone internal walls, timber floors to the upper floor and the grinding wheel on which the log burner stands and the vent, a distinctive feature of these traditional mills.
It has benefited from extensive improvements in recent years, including a condensing boiler and redecoration. The Mill currently operates as a small business, benefitting from the small business bonus scheme. The Mill is a holiday cottage let through airbnb with an annual turnover of nearly £20,000 during 2017.
The accommodation over two floors comprises on the Upper Ground Floor – Vestibule. Kitchen, open to full pitch with wall and base storage units, solid oak work tops, De Longhi range with 5 burners and large oven/grill, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, solid oak floor. A galleried landing leads to the impressive Reception Room which is open to full pitch with natural stone walls and exposed beams, a solid fuel stove stands on an original grinding wheel with a bespoke rounded fire guard. Some of the original winding gear also lends to the atmosphere of the room. Patio doors lead to a modern glass and steel balcony offering wonderful views over Loch Tay and the surrounding countryside. On the Lower Ground Floor there is a stone flagged Hall with an understair cupboard and Bedroom 1 with an oak floor. Steps lead down to the Lower Hall and a corridor with an engineered wood floor and store cupboard leads to a Shower Room and Bathroom and 3 further bedrooms all with engineered wood floors and deep silled south facing windows.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
A gated drive from the road leads to a parking area for three cars out of view from the house. The sheltered garden to the south being mainly under lawn. The owner has had a pre-application permission discussion with the planning department about an adjacent small paddock and potential permission for a one-storey holiday cottage. Alternatively, it could be developed into further garden space. There is a wooden bridge over the site of the former mill wheel, and overlooking the Lawers burn, the centre of which forms the eastern boundary. The second mill stone is a garden feature and the quern stone has been engraved for use as a house sign and reads “Lawers Mill 1991”.
Water Private shared bore hole
Heating Oil Fired