Nether Craigantaggart is situated within beautiful Highland Perthshire countryside close to Loch of the Lowes and the town of Dunkeld. Dunkeld is among the best preserved and most historic towns in Scotland. It has a thriving community, with an …
Nether Craigantaggart is situated within beautiful Highland Perthshire countryside close to Loch of the Lowes and the town of Dunkeld. Dunkeld is among the best preserved and most historic towns in Scotland. It has a thriving community, with an excellent range of amenities. With a good selection of independent cafes, restaurants and specialist retailers, there is a supermarket, a medical centre, two dental surgeries and a well-regarded primary school. An organic vegetable-growing project and a community orchard are a popular and valuable local asset.
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, with a diverse programme of theatre and music staged at the Birnam Arts centre. The surrounding area has many beautiful walks, tracks for cyclists and fishing for anglers. Loch of the Lowes, about 1 mile to the west, is a designated wildlife reserve. Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club is one of the most picturesque in Perthshire. Indoor swimming pools can be found at the Dunkeld House Hotel and Erigmore Estate.
The nearby Hermitage and Tay Forest Park have some of Scotland’s tallest trees and offer far reaching views to the lochs and mountains of the Highlands. Edinburgh and Glasgow are little more than an hour away by car, with the A9 about 4 miles away. The train station at Birnam has regular services to Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness and a nightly sleeper train to London. Buses to state and independent schools all make stops in Dunkeld.
Nether Craigantaggart is a charming home with many desirable and traditional features such as antique stripped pine doors and cornicing, the house benefits from an abundance of natural light together with flexible and generous entertaining and family living space. The dual aspect drawing room has an attractive open fireplace, two arched recesses with integrated enclosed book shelves below and French doors leading into the gardens. The adjacent kitchen with family room offers further flexible space, where there is an electric Aga, and southerly views can be enjoyed over open countryside. In addition, there is a separate dining room for more formal entertaining with an attractive bay window and integrated corner display unit, and there is a south facing conservatory off the family room.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one being the master bedroom which has integrated wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a linen cupboard, while bedroom two benefits from a wash hand basin. The remaining accommodation on the ground floor includes a wc, utility with a sink and storage units, boot room and an integrated single garage. The garage has the benefit of a pedestrian door to the garden plus a loft storage area.
The first floor has two double bedrooms, each with storage space and there is easy access to eaves space for further storage. A family bathroom serves both first floor bedrooms.
Ground Floor: Vestibule, Drawing Room, Family Room/Kitchen, Conservatory, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, En-Suite Bathroom, Bedroom 2, WC, Utility, Boot Room, Garage
First Floor: Two Bedrooms, Bathroom
GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)
The sweeping entrance drive leads to a generous rear parking area. To the south and west are beautifully presented and colourful landscaped private gardens which form a wonderful surrounding for the house. They contain a great variety of bulbs, plants, shrubs, mature trees and lawn, together with areas for seating. Beyond the westerly garden is an area of amenity woodland where the ruins of an old cottage can be found and the woodland stretches to the far western boundary.
To the south of the entrance track is an area of open grassland bordered by some mature trees, where a timber shed is located together with the old well. The paddock of about 2.4 acres is located to the north of the property and is enclosed by a stone wall and fence. This provides an ideal opportunity for the keeping of horses or other grazing livestock.