The Smithy is located in a quiet rural hamlet and near 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 …
The Smithy is located in a quiet rural hamlet and near 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 and an excellent range of diversity with dramatic mountains, rolling hills and pasture. 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 provides a friendly welcome to all golfers in an interesting and challenging course. Other golf courses nearby include the 18 hole golf course in Pitlochry, nestling on the edge of the town lying over rolling countryside at the foot of Ben-y-Vrackie mountain with beautiful views across the Tummel valley, The Blair Atholl Golf Club which uses the natural contours and landscape making it an easy walking parkland course and the Strathtay golf course, established in 1909 and designed by Captain Steuart of the Ballechin Estate which is a popular wooded parkland course.
Further recreational facilities can be found at The Erigmore Estate Leisure Park, which is open to non residents and is located on the edge of Birnam. Facilities such as an indoor swimming pool with spa and sauna, newly refurbished Zebra Bar and 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.
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, Perth and a direct train to London Kings Cross. 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. Perth offers an excellent selection of restaurants and places to eat, with award winning and renowned local produce. Secondary schooling is available in Pitlochry at Pitlochry High School, Aberfeldy at Breadalbane Academy or Perth Grammar School. 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.
The Smithy is a detached cottage situated within its own gardens and in a private and peaceful setting. The house offers a lot of character and benefits from a generous reception room with an exposed stone wall and an open fireplace. There is an exposed wood floor and door leading into the garden. The kitchen has a range of wall and base units and it is conveniently located adjacent to the sitting room. Both of these rooms have a dual aspect with views onto both sides of the garden making them naturally light rooms and there is a generous entrance porch to the front which could be used as a sun room. The remaining accommodation on the ground floor includes a bedroom with a timber floor and a wash hand basin and a bathroom with white fittings. There are two bedrooms are on the first floor together with a generous walk in cupboard containing the hot water tank. There are good sized gardens of about 0.93 acres surrounding the property together with the remains of Trochry Castle (designated scheduled monument). There are useful garden stores and subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission and consents, may offer potential to further extend the accommodation.
The accommodation comprises:
GROUND FLOOR: Porch / sunroom, sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom
FIRST FLOOR: Two bedrooms, walk in cupboard
The ruins of Trochry Castle are a designated Scheduled Monument. Prospective buyers should make all necessary enquiries with Historic Scotland. Prospective buyers should make all necessary enquiries to the vendors solicitor as to any maintenance or repair liability for the access track leading from the highway to the property.
Perth and Kinross Council, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD. Tel: 01738 475000
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
EPC = F
From Perth take the A9 north and after about 15 miles turn left at the sign post for Crieff. After about 3 miles you will reach Trochry. As you enter the village, turn right down a narrow road and The Smithy is the last cottage straight ahead.