Little Narnia is located in the pretty village of Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire. Dunkeld is one of the best preserved and historic villages in Scotland and is located in the heart of Perthshires Big Tree Country. It is a …
Little Narnia is located in the pretty village of Dunkeld in Highland Perthshire. Dunkeld is one of the best preserved and historic villages in Scotland and is located in the heart of Perthshire’s Big Tree Country. It is a popular location with many amenities including a selection of coffee shops, restaurants, gift and retail shops with a lively arts, music scene and galleries. There is a convenience supermarket, post office, doctors surgery and primary school. The majestic Cathedral located by a stunning riverside location, with origins from the 12th century is still the parish church and is host to concerts throughout the year.
The area offers many interesting walks with the local countryside offering a wonderful array of vibrancy during the seasons. The area is said to have been the inspiration for the tale of Peter Rabbit during Beatrix Potter’s many countryside walks during her holidays to the area when she stayed at Eastwood House. 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 the osprey migrating from western Africa to Scotland each Spring.
Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld is a designated wildlife reserve and home to a pair of breeding ospreys, red squirrels, otters and beavers. Up to 3,000 migrant greylag geese roost on the loch and goldeneyes, mallards, goosanders, wigeons, teals, tufted ducks and great crested grebes can also be seen.
The Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club is one of the most picturesque in Perthshire and other golf courses nearby include the 18 hole golf course in Pitlochry, The Blair Atholl Golf Club and the Strathtay golf course. Further recreational facilities can be found at The Erigmore Estate Leisure Park, located on the edge of Birnam. Facilities such as an indoor swimming pool with spa and sauna, restaurant and children’s outdoor play area can be found. The Tay Forest Park is within easy reach and includes some of Scotland’s tallest trees and best view points of lochs and mountains.
Pitlochry, 13 miles north, is a gold medal winner from the Royal Horticultural Society in the Britain in Bloom campaign. The town has a selection of coffee shops, restaurants, gift and retail shops and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, known locally as the ‘Theatre in the Hills’ Aberfeldy is also within easy reach and offers charm with a selection of restaurants, coffee shops, independent retailers, banks, supermarket, swimming pool, library, nursery, primary and secondary schooling at the well regarded Breadalbane Academy, together with doctor’s, dentist and veterinary practices. Aberfeldy is home to The Birks Cinema, with a mix of new releases and classics.
There are excellent transport connections close by including the A9 leading to Inverness and Perth and a train station at Birnam with destinations to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Perth. Secondary schooling is available in Pitlochry at Pitlochry High School, Aberfeldy at Breadalbane Academy or Perth Grammar School. 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, doctors, library, health and fitness centres.
Little Narnia is a detached Dorran built house, situated in an elevated position and surrounded by gardens. The entry hall is a good size and benefits from a storage cupboard with hanging space. The dual aspect sitting room with views to the front garden and onto the open space beyond has an open fire. There are three double bedrooms, one with fitted storage space and one being a dual aspect. The kitchen has plumbing for a washing machine and a cupboard with a hot water tank. The kitchen leads through to a useful larder and to a rear dual aspect porch with a tiled floor which would lends itself to a small sun room or reading area. The garden is enclosed and provides privacy, with a single garage on the southern boundary. The rear garden backs onto woodland and there is an open grassed space to the front. There is secondary double glazing. The road leading to Little Narnia from the highway is un-adopted. Prospective buyers should make all necessary enquiries as to any maintenance and cost liability for its upkeep.
The accommodation comprises: Hall. Cupboard. Sitting Room. Kitchen. Larder. Porch. Three Bedrooms. Bathroom. Garden. Garage.