Dull Farm Cottage is located in the peaceful and historic village of Dull, near Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire. The village is well situated for local services in Aberfeldy and leisure activities with spectacular views due to it elevated, south facing …
Dull Farm Cottage is located in the peaceful and historic village of Dull, near Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire. The village is well situated for local services in Aberfeldy and leisure activities with spectacular views due to it elevated, south facing position. The area offers complete escapism and a variety of outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, golf, hiking, canoeing and bird watching and contains a rich and diverse range of wildlife, notably the red squirrel.
The historic town of Aberfeldy is within easy reach and offers unique charm. Aberfeldy was Scotland’s first fair trade town. There is a selection of restaurants, coffee shops, independent retailers, banks, supermarket, nursery, primary and secondary schooling at the well regarded Breadalbane Academy, doctors, denstist and veterinary practices. Aberfeldy is also home to the Birks cinema, which offers a mix of new releases and classics together with a popular café and restaurant. The town provides many facilities for young families and children with Victoria Park only just a short walk from the town centre. The Breadalbane Community Campus offers an excellent range of facilities including a swimming pool, fitness classes, sports hall and gym and squash courts.
For golfers, this particular area of Highland Perthshire offers a diverse range of courses including golf at the local 18 hole Aberfeldy Golf Club, established in 1895 which offers a parkland setting where the course is split by the River tay and access is gained over a striking suspension bridge. Further courses include the 18 hole course at Taymouth Castle, established in 1925 and laid out in the former deer park within the valley of the River Tay which offers spectacular scenery, the 18 hole golf course in Pitlochry, nestling on the edge of the town lying over rolling country side at the Ben-y-Vrackie mountain with beautiful views across the Tummel valley. The Blair Atholl Golf Club which uses natural contours and landscape making it easy walking parkland course, established in 1909 and designed by Captain Steuart of Ballechin Estate which is a popular woodland parkland course.
Water sports may be enjoyed on Loch Tay at Kenmore where the marina with purpose built facilities offers sailing, canoeing and kayaking and the surrounding hills and glens are offer ample routes for hill walking. The magnificent Loch Tay Also provides spectacular views, with Ben Lawers located on its north shore and the river Tay offers excellent salmon fishing. Nearby Strathtay is on the national cycle network and for the walking enthusiast Strathtay is part of the Rob Roy Way and there is a track leading to Pitlochry. There are fishing pools on the river Tay at Pincastle, Grantully and Findynate and there is easy access to the Grandtully rapids.
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, hospital, railway station, library, health and fitness centres. Independent schools can be found at Strathallan, Morrison’s Academy and Glenalmond School for boys and girls, prep schools at Ardvreck and Craigclowan and Kilgraston School for girls. Perth offers an excellent selection of restaurants and places to eat with award winning and renowned local produce.
The local countryside offers a wonderful array of vibrancy during the seasons with spring bluebell and wild garlic covered woods, striking autumn colour of reds, oranges and golds and the arrival of greylag geese to feed on the grass during the winter. There is plenty to keep wildlife enthusiasts busy with the local woodlands being home to the red squirrel. Otters, dippers and wagtails can be seen along the riverside and salmon can be seen leaping at the Hermitage, Pitlochry Dam & Salmon ladder, Soldiers leap at Killiecrankie and the Linn of Tummel. Higher up the mountains are home to red deer, golden eagles, red grouse and merlin as well as osprey migrating from western Africa to Scotland each Spring.
There is a mainline train station at Pitlochry and Dunkeld with direct services to Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth and a sleeper service to London Euston from Dunkeld.
Dull Farm Cottage is a traditional cottage of stone construction under a slate roof. The property sits in a self-contained garden and commands spectacular views over the Tay valley. The cottage inside is bright and spacious with large south facing windows with a light and modern kitchen/dining room and sitting room with log burning stove, upstairs there is a large landing are which leads to the master bedroom, one further double room, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. Outside, there is a front garden with southern aspect and outdoor seating area and back garden which offers parking and a lawn. There is also a large garage with plenty of space for additional parking or use as a workshop or games room. The property benefits from a servitude right of access for vehicles and pedestrian via the track to the east. Shown in blue on plan.
The accommodation over two floors, comprises:
Ground Floor: Porch, Kitchen, Bathroom, Reception Room.
First Floor: 1 Double Bedroom, 2 Single Bedrooms, Bathroom.