West End Cottage
West End Cottage is situated in a rural location in the hamlet of Butterstone, surrounded by beautiful Perthshire countryside.
Butterstone is an idyllic rural hamlet and whilst offering peace and tranquillity has a good community feel with its village hall. There is an abundance of wildlife and lovely walks on the doorstep. Nearby Butterstone Loch offers opportunity for fishing and walking.
Nearby 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. Dunkeld has a lively arts, music scene and galleries, including The Taybank, Scotland's historic music pub. There is a convenience supermarket, post office, doctor's 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. There are excellent transport connections close by including the A9 leading to Inverness and Perth and a train station at Dunkeld with destinations to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and a direct train to London Kings Cross and Euston. The property sits on a bus route which provides access to both primary and secondary schooling.
There is plenty to keep wildlife enthusiasts busy with the local woodlands being home to the red squirrel. Otters, dippers and wagtails can be observed along the riverside and salmon can be seen leaping at The Hermitage.
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, 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 championship Rosemount course at Blairgowrie. Further recreational facilities can be found at The Erigmore Estate Leisure Park, located on the edge of Birnam including indoor swimming pool with spa and sauna, restaurant and children's outdoor play area. The Tay Forest Park is within easy reach and includes some of Scotland's tallest trees and best view points of lochs and mountains.
Perth lying approximately 18 miles to the south offers more extensive facilities including national retailers, cinema, theatre, concert hall and both rail and bus stations. Dundee lies approximately 26 miles to the east and provides two universities, shopping centres, the Olympia swimming pool and an airport with regular services to London Stanstead.
West End Cottage is a traditional stone cottage which has been sympathetically extended in recent years to offer a perfect combination of modern and country living. The cottage offers much flexibility and charm throughout. The naturally bright and well appointed kitchen is situated in the extended part of the cottage, along with the utility and offers a wonderful space for family living or entertaining with space for dining. The kitchen has a good range of cream shaker style units, double eye level oven and grill with French doors to the garden.
On semi open plan to the kitchen is the most charming and welcoming sitting room, the focal point of this room is an attractive wood burning stove with stone surround and hearth, a wonderful space for relaxing or entertaining. The utility room is accessed from the rear of the kitchen and has space for appliances with further storage and also doubles as a handy boot room. Remote control Velux windows are located in both the kitchen and downstairs cloakroom
Further through in the original part of the cottage, off the sitting room is a family bathroom which is tastefully presented, with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and hand basin. The original entrance to the cottage is located here along with a spacious double bedroom with dressing area, fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom, this room offers flexibility for guests or extended family.
On the first floor there are two further bedrooms both have fitted wardrobes, one with dual aspect and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Sitting room, Dining kitchen, Family bathroom, Bedroom, Dressing room, En-suite bathroom
First Floor: Two bedrooms
The generous sized garden is delightful and is fully enclosed with a stone wall and hedge, mostly laid to lawn with a selection of fruit trees including apple and plum and a variety of mature shrubs. A stone patio with barbeque area offers a perfect place to enjoy the summer sun and for the keen gardener there are vegetable beds along with a shed offering storage. The garden offers huge scope and is ideal for a family and pet lovers. The stone outbuilding has been fully floored with power and lighting and offers potential for development (subject to the necessary consents). The summerhouse located within the garden is to be included. To the front of the property is a private driveway accessed from the main road with further access provided to the rear.
By appointment with the Selling Agents.
From Dunkeld, upon reaching the hamlet of Butterstone, just after the turning on the left signposted The New School turn left into the drive of West End Cottage.
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