Blackhill Farm sits in a delightful position within a beautiful rural area north of the River Tay and within Upper Strathtay. Surrounded by farmland, woodland and hills, the location is exceptional for watching wildlife and nature. The nearby historic …
Blackhill Farm sits in a delightful position within a beautiful rural area north of the River Tay and within Upper Strathtay. Surrounded by farmland, woodland and hills, the location is exceptional for watching wildlife and nature. The nearby historic village of Strathtay is on the national cycle network and for the walking enthusiast Strathtay is part of the Rob Roy Way with a track leading to Pitlochry.
There are many facilities within the village including a Spar convenience store with a Post Office, two Churches, the Strathtay Golf Club and a short walk across the River Tay within Grandtully there is The Highland Chocolatier and two restaurants, The Inn on The Tay and The Grandtully Hotel serving morning coffee to evening dinners. The Tay Forest Park is within easy reach. There are fishing pools on the River Tay at Pitcastle, Grandtully and Findynate and there is easy access to the Grandtully rapids.
Water sports may be enjoyed on Loch Tay which also provides opportunities for fishing, with Ben Lawers located on its north shore. There are numerous opportunities for cycling, golfing and outdoor pursuits. Aberfeldy has a selection of independent retailers, banks, supermarket and schooling at the Breadalbane Academy, doctors, dentist and veterinary practices. Pitlochry to the north offers a good range of independent retailers along with restaurants, schooling, medical, dental, optical and veterinary practices as well as the Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Dunkeld to the south is among the best preserved and most historic villages in Scotland. Along with a good selection of cafes, restaurants and specialist retailers, there is a supermarket, a medical centre, two dental surgeries, a well-regarded primary school and the famous Cathedral.
There are excellent transport connections close by including the A9 leading to Inverness and Perth and a mainline train station at Pitlochry and Dunkeld with destinations to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and a direct train service 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, hospitals, railway station, library and fitness centres.
Blackhill Farm is an impressive family home with character, offering ample entertaining space and flexibility for modern day living. The house is accessed via the front porch which leads into the entrance hall. The kitchen has a good range of wall and base storage units, an integrated oven, microwave and dishwasher. The flexibility of the reception space is a particularly strong feature, all which benefits from having a dual aspect.
Adjacent to the kitchen is an attractive family room with a wood burning stove which leads into a further room currently used as a reading room and music room. To the east of the kitchen is a dining room which has a door providing garden access. Beyond this is the sitting room with an attractive open fireplace and exposed wooden floors, which is currently used as an art room. The remaining accommodation on the ground floor includes a double bedroom with a generous en-suite shower room, which also has built in wardrobes; another wc on the ground floor has recently been modernised with built-in modern white fittings.
The first floor has three double bedrooms, two with an en-suite bathroom and one with an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 has a pretty working fireplace and a good sized walk in cupboard. The master bedroom, with exposed wooden floors has a walk in dressing room area and storage within the en-suite.
There is a generously sized attached steading which can be accessed directly from the farmhouse. Historically, we understand this had been a former watermill and distillery for Blackhill House (a neighbouring property). The steading is over two levels and is currently used for storage, workshops and as an artist studio. The first floor is a floored loft area. The steading has internally exposed stone walls and beams. The owners have had preliminary discussions and a preplanning consultation with Perth & Kinross planning department as to the development potential of the steading. We understand these have been encouraging and Perth and Kinross planning department has recorded that it will be supportive in principle, although as yet no formal planning application has been submitted for the conversion of the steading. An architect’s concept has been prepared as the basis for progressing an application, this shows how the steading could be developed into a substantial three bedroom detached or semi-detached property with its own grounds.
The steading could therefore provide a lot of development potential for further residential accommodation, for annexe accommodation, for holiday letting, for use as extended family living, or for two families who wish to collaborate to create two homes in this location.
The value of this potential in the steading is not reflected in the Home Report opinion on the value of
Ground Floor: Porch, WC, Kitchen, Family Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom, En-Suite Shower Room, Study/Music Room
First Floor: 3 Bedrooms. 2 En-Suite Bathrooms, En-Suite Shower Room
The gardens compliment the house and surrounding environment well. There is ample parking to the front of the house and to the front of the double garage, situated between the steading and the farmhouse.
To the south-east of the steading is an open area of grass which borders the Cluny burn. To the rear of the farmhouse is also the Cluny burn, lawn, mature trees and seating areas. The gardens are a haven for wildlife and the burn running to the rear of the gardens are a wonderful feature of Blackhill Farm.