Auchnahyle is located on the eastern edge of the popular town of Pitlochry, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Pitlochry has a range of independent retailers, restaurants and coffee shops, petrol station, chemist and museums. There are also …
Auchnahyle is located on the eastern edge of the popular town of Pitlochry, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Pitlochry has a range of independent retailers, restaurants and coffee shops, petrol station, chemist and museums. There are also a range of professional service firms, medical centre, dentist and community hospital. Nursery, primary and secondary education are available at Pitlochry High School. The town is a gold medal winner from the Britain in Bloom and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre has all year round events. Adjacent to the theatre is Pitlochry’s Explorer Gardens which are 6 acres of extensive gardens. The town is host to the Etape Caledonia, Pitlochry Highland Games, the Tummel and Tay Festival and the Enchanted Forest experience.
Dunkeld, located about 12 miles to the south is among the best preserved and most historic villages 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. Dunkeld Cathedral, with its stunning riverside setting, was founded in the 13th century on the site of a former monastery, the village has 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, fishing for anglers and numerous golf courses. The 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. The Mains of Taymouth country estate and golf resort near Kenmore has a variety of facilities such as riding stables, golf course, courtyard bar and restaurant, delicatessen, gift shop and trekking centre. This area is famous for its salmon and trout fishing on the River Tay and the loch. Water sports may be enjoyed on Loch Tay at Kenmore where the marina with purpose built facilities offers sailing, canoeing and kayaking. The area is home to a rich variety of wildlife such as red squirrels, deer, pine martens 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. Ben Lawers, the highest peak in Perthshire, is located on the north shore of Loch Tay.
There are excellent transport connections close by including the A9 leading to Inverness and Perth and mainline train stations at Pitlochry and Birnam, with destinations to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and a direct sleeper service to London. 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 and railway station.
Auchnahyle, formally part of Auchnahyle Farm, now consists of Auchnahyle House, Rowantree Cottage and Morag’s Cottage as the three residential properties, together with an interesting range of traditional outbuildings and an extensive paddock.
There is scope to enhance and further develop the property to suit the new owners needs and it will particularly appeal to those looking for a change of lifestyle and for those seeking the amenity such an interesting and varied property could provide. The proximity to Pitlochry, the flexibility which the two current cottages offer and the possible development opportunities from the outbuildings, offers scope to be creative, opportunities to generate income and rewards from creating such a special lifestyle in which to live or combine a unique living and working environment.
An attractive former farmhouse which has a pleasant south facing position with views onto the private landscaped gardens to the front. The accommodation would now benefit from a comprehensive programme of refurbishment and offers enormous potential to create a desirable family home. Offering well-proportioned rooms and potential to re-configure, the house has potential to create an exciting project for a new owner.
The accommodation consists of;
4 bedrooms 2 with en-suite bathrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, library, dining room, study, kitchen, conservatory.
Located to the north of the farmhouse and attached to the former dairy, this is a pretty double fronted, stone built, two storey cottage. The cottage benefits from a new kitchen and a bathroom having recently been installed and now requires the remaining refurbishment work to be completed throughout the rest of the property. The cottage has a designated garden to its rear.
The accommodation consists of;
Sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility room.
The cottage is located to the west of the farmhouse and is a single storey, attractive one bedroom detached cottage with a private garden to the rear. This cottage is currently let on a Short Assured Tenancy.
The accommodation consists of;
Open plan kitchen/living room, bedroom, bathroom
There are a range of outbuildings, located to the north and east of the farmhouse and form a courtyard setting. The old stone built dairy, is predominately single storey and divided into three sections, there is a partial two storey section accessed from external stairs.
The Long Barn located opposite is also an attractive and mostly single storey, stone built barn currently used for storage and compliments the courtyard setting. It is currently divided into sections and includes a first floor, previously used as an office. Many character features remain including a feature open fireplace. Subject to obtaining planning permission and listed building consent, the stone outbuildings may have potential for development for alternative uses such as conversion into holiday letting units.
An area directly to the west of Auchnahyle House has been identified as a possible location for a new build property and should planning permission be obtainable, could further enhance the portfolio of properties and possible income generation should holiday letting be pursued.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The gardens for Auchnahyle House are located to the south and have been beautifully landscaped and consist of a variety of lawn, mature trees, borders, a poly tunnel, vegetable garden, seating areas and a summer house. Views over open countryside and the fields beyond can be enjoyed. Wonderful views towards Ben Vrackie to the north of Pitlochry can be enjoyed from many parts of Auchnahyle.
The grazing land, known as Tradecoaters Field, is located to the west of the buildings and is classified Grade 4 by the James Hutton Institute. There are about 5.52 acres (2.23 hectares). It is enclosed by a post and rylock fence, with access from the main drive, to the south of Morag’s Cottage. The land is partly edged by attractive amenity woodland and mature trees creating privacy and an excellent opportunity for the keeping of horses or other livestock. Access into Pitlochry can be obtained over the field.
Rowantree Cottage, Morag’s Cottage, The Long Barn and the Old Dairy building are Category B Listed.
There is a shared access road from the public highway to the property, prospective buyers should satisfy themselves regarding maintenance and repairing obligations. The owner of An Taigh Ciuil has a right of access through the courtyard for emergencies.