At the eastern edge of the village of Fearnan, Letterellan is on the north side of Loch Tay, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fearnan lies about 2.5 miles from Kenmore on the banks of Loch Tay and situated …
At the eastern edge of the village of Fearnan, Letterellan is on the north side of Loch Tay, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fearnan lies about 2.5 miles from Kenmore on the banks of Loch Tay and situated at the junction leading to Glen Lyon. Kenmore provides a primary school, general store with post office together with the well-known Kenmore Hotel. Located close by is the Mains of Taymouth country estate and golf resort with a variety of facilities such as riding stables, golf course, courtyard bar and restaurant, delicatessen, gift shop and trekking centre. This area is famous for its salmon and trout fishing on the River Tay and the loch.
Water sports may be enjoyed on Loch Tay at Kenmore where the marina with purpose built facilities offers sailing, canoeing and kayaking. The area is renowned for its many walks and facilities for golf, cycling, walking and historic sites. The area is home to a rich variety of wildlife such as red squirrels, deer, pine martens and a host of woodland birds. Otters, beavers, dippers and wagtails frequent the banks of the Tay and salmon can be seen leaping at The Hermitage, Pitlochry Dam, Soldier’s Leap at Killiecrankie and the Linn of Tummel. Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld is a designated wildlife reserve. Ben Lawers, the highest peak in Perthshire, is located nearby on the north shore of Loch Tay. The Tay Forest Park has some of Scotland’s tallest trees and offers far-reaching views to the lochs and mountains.
Aberfeldy has a selection of independent retailers, bank, supermarket and schooling at Breadalbane Academy, doctors, dentist and veterinary practices. There are excellent transport connections close by including the A9 leading to Inverness and Perth and mainline train stations at Pitlochry and Birnam, with destinations to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and a direct train service to London. Perth is the closest city where a variety of shopping facilities are available from retail parks to well-known high street shops, major supermarkets and a variety of independent shops, hospitals and railway station.
Letterellan is a charming, well maintained country home of great distinction and character with fascinating connections. The house offers both impressive and generous reception space for entertaining and family living, together with a flexible layout. The hall, with an open fireplace and oak panelled walls is a welcoming entrance, with the adjacent library hall also having oak panelled walls and integral oak book shelves. The snug, with an open fireplace and attractive panelled walls provides direct access to the gardens. The drawing room and panelled dining room benefit from open fireplaces. The breakfasting kitchen has a triple aspect, an Aga and a good range of shaker style storage units, complemented with granite work surfaces. The ground floor also has a well-placed study, utility and a pantry.
The first floor has seven bedrooms; four of the bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom, with two further bathrooms serving the remaining bedrooms. The dressing room / walk in store would make an ideal conversion into a further bathroom or en-suite. There is a rear staircase which would allow two of the bedrooms to have a separate access, offering further flexibility of use. The bedrooms are well proportioned with some having attractive fire places. The integral double garage houses the boiler and leads to the oil tank store. Adjoining the house to the east is a cleverly designed car port with solid hardwood posts, timber roof panels with spot lights and slate roof, it is a space which offers further flexible use.
Ground Floor: Portico, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Panelled Dining Room, Snug, Library Hall, Breakfasting Kitchen, Utility, Study, Pantry, Cloakroom, Integral Double Garage and Carport
First Floor: Seven Bedrooms (4 En-Suite Bathrooms), 2 Family Bathrooms, Dressing Room, Linen Cupboard
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Letterellan is surrounded by beautifully presented and colourful landscaped gardens which complement the house with a great variety of bulbs, plants, shrubs and trees. The main entrance, with its oval drive leading to the house, is bordered by terraced lawns and magnificent flowering Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Hydrangeas.
To the north is principally natural woodland of Oak, Sycamore, Beech, Ash, Scots Pine and Larch. A path leads to the north eastern corner where a delightful summer house is positioned to take full advantage of the incredible views over Loch Tay and the surrounding countryside. The front and side of the house are adorned with Climbing Roses and Clematis.
To the west is a lawned area with fine shrubs and mature plants including Magnolia, Japonica, Rhododendrons and Acers. The lawn is edged with a colourful herbaceous border with Hydrangeas, Roses, Daffodils, Primroses, Tulips and Snowdrops. It leads up to a former grass tennis court beyond which is a good sized workshop (the old sawmill), a further shed and a pedestrian gate leading towards the village.
There are well positioned areas for seating within the garden and the paved area to the front and by the portico is especially appealing.
On the opposite side of the road lies further garden ground and foreshore. Near the entrance to this ground is a further good sized store, currently used for logs. Access to the foreshore winds down over a private grassed track through bluebell covered woodland. At the foreshore is a private jetty and boat house with launching facilities where direct access onto the loch can be enjoyed.
Above the foreshore is an expansive area with a terrace layout which has been used as a vegetable and fruit garden where there is a further shed. There is attractive amenity woodland on the loch side and the opportunity for the owner further to utilise this space.
SALMON FISHING RIGHT
Included in the sale is a share in Loch Tay Central Salmon Fishings Co Ltd which holds the rights to fish for salmon in the central section of Loch Tay. This share gives the shareholder the right to fish for Salmon with 2 rods from a boat. The Company has a total of 24 shares and typically its running costs amount to approximately £150 per shareholder per annum. Further details and a copy of the Articles of Association are available from the Selling Agents.