The Smithy lies within the highly scenic Strathbraan, to the west of the Royal Burgh of Dunkeld in the popular and sought after County of Perthshire. Offering good day-to-day services, Dunkeld is a thriving village with Post Office, bank, delicatessen, butcher, small supermarket, doctor's surgery and primary school. The Dunkeld House Hotel lies on the edge of the village offering recreational activities to members whilst a railway station to the north of the A9 provides regular services to the north and south.
The City of Perth lies some 20 miles south of The Smithy and offers a wide array of national retailers together with a theatre, concert hall, cinema, swimming pool, numerous restaurants and library. Further, there are a number of banks, supermarkets and both railway and bus stations.
The cities of both Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in just over a 1½hr journey by car and provide international airports together with a wealth of city amenities.
The Smithy is within a daily commute of a number of independent schools. On the edge of Perth is the Preparatory School of Craigclowan with Kilgraston by Bridge of Earn and Strathallan in the village of Forgandenny. Glenalmond lies beyond Harrietfield whilst Ardvreck and Morrison's Academy are both found in Crieff.
Perthshire is a county which provides a wide array of recreational pursuits. Hill walking may be enjoyed in the surrounding hills and glens with pretty woodland walks at the nearby Hermitage or along the banks of the River Tay from Dunkeld. For the golfer, there is an 18-hole course in Dunkeld itself whilst the championship course at Rosemount is within a comfortable distance. The world-renowned Gleneagles Hotel by Auchterarder lies about a 30-minute journey by car to the south with its three championship courses and equestrian centre, shooting school and sports facilities for members. Both fishing and shooting may be taken locally whilst for those interested in historical houses and gardens, there is Scone Palace close to Perth with its Palace, arboretum and extensive grounds and is close to Crieff, with Drummond Castle gardens open during the summer months. The Loch of the Lowes lies to the north-east of Dunkeld with its visitor centre and wildlife reserve and from where ospreys, red squirrels, woodpeckers and other woodland birds can all be observed.
The Smithy is a delightful amenity farm extending to approximately 55.21 acres and enjoying a principally southerly aspect. Centred on a pretty cottage, The Smithy also benefits from a holiday cottage and useful timber outbuilding. The land comprises permanent pasture, rough grazings and woodland.
Lot 1 - The Smithy
The Smithy was completed in 2005 and was designed by the well-respected Edinburgh architect Simpson and Brown. It has a traditional stone exterior lying under a slated roof with timber double glazed windows with solar panels on the roof of the sitting room. The Smithy enjoys outstanding views over Strathbraan.
The accommodation lies over two floors and is centred on the wonderful dining kitchen enjoying a double aspect, Esse, wooden floor and walk-in larder. Double doors lead to the spacious hallway with wooden floor and from where doors lead to the sitting room with its double height ceiling and a wood burning stove, south facing bedroom, useful study and shower room, which has under floor heating . Adjacent to the kitchen is a practical utility room with a door to the garden. The staircase leads to the first floor landing from where two bedrooms and a family bathroom are reached.
The accommodation of The Smithy comprises:
Utility room, dining kitchen with walk-in larder off, sitting room, bedroom, study, shower room.
Two bedrooms, bathroom.
The Bothy lies to the west of The Smithy and was completed as an annex cottage by the current owner in 2010. It was sensitively positioned to ensure its aspect is south-west and thus not overlooking the principal house. The Bothy is currently run as a holiday cottage. It offers well presented and comfortable accommodation centred on an open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room with wood burning stove and under floor heating with windows facing south-west. There are two bedrooms with wooden floors and radiators, serviced by a family bathroom with under floor heating and a radiator.
The garden surrounds The Smithy with a terraced seating area lying to the south giving a wonderful spot for outdoor dining and from where to enjoy the view. A parking area lies beyond.
Lying to the south-east of The Smithy is a timber outbuilding under a box profile roof and open on one side. There are 12 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the outbuilding lying to the south-east. They were commissioned in 2011 with a FIT payment over 25 years.
The land forming Lot 1 extends to approximately 12.8 acres (5.17 ha) and is made up of fields down to permanent pasture, rough grazing and woodland.
Lot 2 extends to about 15.62 acres (6.32 ha) and comprises rough grazing ground and woodland. It lies immediately to the north of Lot 1.
Lot 3 extends to about 26.79 acres (10.84 ha) and comprises woodland and rough grazing.
To reach The Smithy from Perth, travel north on the A9 for approximately 12 miles, passing Dunkeld train station on the left hand side, after this turn left onto the A822 (signposted Crieff and Amulree). Continue on this road for approximately 4 miles, continuing through the hamlet of Trochry and passing Corbenic on the right. The Smithy is signposted with two other properties on the right hand side, where you will see the CKD Galbraith 'For Sale' board.
All viewings by prior appointment only through the selling agents CKD Galbraith.
Miller Gerrard, The Studio, 13 High Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6ET. Tel: 01250 873468