Spittalfield is an historic rural and accessible village to the north of Perth. The village was originally a planned weaving village and established in 1766 around a village green. It is believed that many of the weavers originated from …
Spittalfield is an historic rural and accessible village to the north of Perth. The village was originally a planned weaving village and established in 1766 around a village green. It is believed that many of the weavers originated from Spittalfields in London and the village adopted the same name. Today, the village has a popular tea room, the village green provides open space with a children’s play area, there is a cricket club, bowling club and two car garages. The popular Glendelvine Primary School is within easy walking distance of Catnip Cottage, as is the newly launched village garden cooperative and farm shop. There is public transport access from Spittalfield to Blairgowrie; Dunkeld and Perth, making this an accessible, yet rural location.
The rural town of Blairgowrie provides day-to-day amenities with primary and secondary schools, banks, hotels, restaurants, library, health care, leisure centre with swimming pool, cottage hospital, three supermarkets and a variety of independent retailers. Blairgowrie Golf Club hosts two championship golf courses together with the ‘Wee Course’ which offers a nine hole alternative. Other courses nearby can be found at Dunkeld, Alyth, Piperdam, Carnoustie, St Andrews and Gleneagles. There is a range of outdoor pursuits close by including walking, field sports and skiing at Glenshee. The Tay Forest Park is within easy reach. There are fishing pools on the River Tay at Pincastle, Grandtully and Findynate. Water sports may be enjoyed on Loch Tay and the surrounding hills and glens offer ample routes for hill walking. The magnificent Loch Tay provides spectacular views and opportunities for salmon fishing, with Ben Lawers located on its north shore. 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.
Dunkeld is one of the best preserved and historic villages in Scotland. It is a popular location with amenities including shops, restaurants, a lively arts, music scene and galleries. There is a convenience supermarket, post office, doctor’s surgery and primary school. The Cathedral located by a riverside location, is still the parish church and is host to concerts throughout the year. Further recreational facilities can be found at The Erigmore Estate Leisure Park, located on the edge of Birnam. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool with spa and sauna, bar and restaurant and children’s outdoor play area.
The cities of Perth and Dundee are within easy reach both of which offer an extensive range of national retailers, cinemas, theatres, swimming pools and railway stations. Dundee has an airport with regular services to London City and Stansted.
There are excellent transport connections close by including the A9 leading to Inverness and Perth and a train station at Pitlochry and Birnam with destinations to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and a direct train to London Kings Cross and the Caledonian Sleeper service to London Euston.
Catnip Cottage is an end of terrace two storey former Factor’s house which has been extensively and sympathetically refurbished to provide impressive accommodation in move-in condition. The dual aspect sitting room has a Morsö Squirrel multi-fuel stove set on Caithness slate with a handmade oak mantle above incorporating an oak leaf and acorn design. A hicory smoked pine floor and deep window cills compliment the character of the room. The breakfasting kitchen has a quarry tiled floor, glazed stable doors and a good range of shaker style storage units together with an oak work surface. The dual aspect provides natural light and views onto the village green and rear garden. There is a Belfast sink and cleverly designed integral glass display units either side of the Aga Rangemaster range cooker.
There are two double bedrooms on the first floor, a linen cupboard with the hot water tank and a bathroom which has tasteful white fittings, the original enamel bath with a Mira electric shower above and a heated towel rail. There is under floor heating in the kitchen, front and rear hall where there is quarry tiled flooring and new double glazing has been installed throughout the property in the past year.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: front and rear entry hall, under stairs cupboard, sitting room, breakfasting kitchen
First Floor: two bedrooms, bathroom, linen cupboard
To the front is a pretty enclosed garden with raised beds and a seating area. The rear garden is a generous size, it is enclosed and there is a good sized timber garage with a felt roof at the rear. A parking area for 2 cars has been created and this is situated to the rear of the house. The rear garden offers great potential to create an outside space that will suit the needs of the new owner.