Dunvorist lies in a peaceful, semi-rural location just minutes from the centre of Dunkeld. This lively town is among the best preserved and most historic in Scotland. It has a thriving community, with a surprising range of amenities. Along …
Dunvorist lies in a peaceful, semi-rural location just minutes from the centre of Dunkeld. This lively town is among the best preserved and most historic in Scotland. It has a thriving community, with a surprising range of amenities. Along with a good selection of cafes, restaurants and specialist retailers, there is a well-stocked supermarket, a medical centre, two dental surgeries and a primary school. An organic vegetable growing project and a community orchard, both run by volunteers, supply fresh produce for residents.
Dunkeld Cathedral, with its stunning riverside setting, was founded in the 13th century on the site of a former monastery. It is still the parish church and hosts concerts during the year. Dunkeld and neighbouring Birnam have a dynamic arts and music scene. The calendar of events includes a diverse programme of theatre and music at the Birnam Arts centre.
Long summer holidays in and around Dunkeld are said to have inspired Beatrix Potter to write The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The area is renowned for its wildlife, its many walks and its facilities for cycling. The woods around Dunvorist are home to red squirrels, deer and a host of woodland birds. Otters, beavers, dippers and wagtails frequent the banks of the Tay and salmon can be seen leaping at the Hermitage, Pitlochry Dam, Soldier’s Leap at Killiecrankie and the Linn of Tummel. Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld is a designated wildlife reserve.
Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club is one of the most picturesque in Perthshire. Other golf courses nearby include Pitlochry, Blair Atholl and Strathtay. Indoor swimming pools can be found at the Dunkeld House Hotel and Erigmore Estate. The Tay Forest Park has some of Scotland’s tallest trees and offers far-reaching views to the lochs and mountains of the Highlands.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are little more than an hour by car. The railway station at Birnam, a 20-minute walk from Dunvorist, has regular services to Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness and a nightly sleeper to London. Perth, the closest city, offers high street retailers, major supermarkets, a variety of independent shops, hospital, railway station, recently-refurbished theatre, concert hall, library and leisure centres.
Dunvorist is a desirable, detached house surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. The house offers generous and well-proportioned accommodation and benefits from a range of improvements carried out over the past year. Some of the most attractive features include dual and triple aspect rooms that provide a naturally light house with generous space for entertaining and family living. The layout of Dunvorist has unusual flexibility and offers huge potential to create more space and enhance the house.
The sitting room benefits from a recently installed wood burning stove and views across the front, rear and side gardens. The dining room provides direct access into the sun room, which offers tremendous space, access to the gardens and views across the fields beyond where horses graze. The kitchen has a working Rayburn and a pantry together with an adjacent utility room and a boiler cupboard providing extra space.
There are four good-sized bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor and could be used for other purposes such as an office, games room or craft room. The first floor bedrooms have impressive views onto woodland and the open countryside. The master bedroom, with exposed wooden floors, has an en-suite shower room with recently installed modern white fittings. All three bedrooms upstairs have integral wardrobes. The family bathroom, also recently installed with new fittings, has a shower above the bath and a heated towel rail.
There is a double garage to the front of the house, which, subject to planning permission and consents, provides scope to extend, reconfigure and develop the house further to provide additional accommodation or a self-contained annex.
The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:
Vestibule, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Sun Room, WC, Kitchen, Utility, Four Bedrooms, en-suite Shower Room, Bathroom, Double Garage
The well-tended landscaped gardens provide privacy and wonderful views over historic Atholl Estate woodland to the front and open countryside and paddocks to the rear. The garden is nicely balanced with lawn, patio and a variety of established plants and trees complementing the house and surrounding environment well.
There is a double garage to the front of the house, together with off-street parking.