Alyth is a small historic market town founded in the 13th century with a river running through the centre, surrounded by attractive countryside and near to outstanding scenery, including several superb Perthshire glens, mountains, rivers and lochs. Alyth offers …
Alyth is a small historic market town founded in the 13th century with a river running through the centre, surrounded by attractive countryside and near to outstanding scenery, including several superb Perthshire glens, mountains, rivers and lochs. Alyth offers day to day amenities with doctor and dentist surgeries as well a number of independent retailers, shops, restaurants, cafes, takeaways. Also a museum and historic church arches dating from c1500, and the Den of Alyth, a site of Special Scientific Interest, with 22 hectares of oak woodland, paths over Alyth burn, picnic areas, dog-walking and playpark. Alyth boasts three golf clubs - Glen Isla, Alyth and Strathmore - and the renowned Cateran Trail of old drove roads passes through.
Further comprehensive facilities can be found at the nearby larger Blairgowrie, including a large Tesco and other supermarkets; a leisure centre, independent retailers including antique, country and gift shops. There are primary schools in both Alyth and Blairgowrie and secondary schooling can be found at Blairgowrie High School as well as at Perth Academy, Perth Grammar School or Perth High School, with renowned independent schools in addition at the High School of Dundee, Strathallan, Morrison’s Academy, and Glenalmond College, and prep schools at Ardvreck, Craigclowan and Kilgraston.
Perth and Dundee both provide comprehensive city amenities including railway stations, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, art galleries, museums (including the renowned V&A Dundee), and extensive shopping opportunities. Dundee also has two universities, a major teaching hospital at Ninewells and an airport providing regular links to London Stansted.
Perthshire provides superb Scottish scenery and a rich environment for outdoor pursuits such as walking, hiking, climbing, cycling, country sports or driving; a great choice of recreational opportunities may be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside and the nearby mountains, hills, glens, rivers and lochs of both Perthshire and Angus (Glen Isla, Glen Prosen, Glen Clova, Glen Doll, Loch Rannoch, Loch Tummel, Loch of the Lowes, Schiehallion etc). There are great opportunities to observe and photograph Scottish wildlife such as eagles, red squirrels and deer and to pursue landscape photography and painting. The ski slopes of Glenshee are within easy reach along with Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Balmoral, Royal Deeside and the Highlands, and the famous Gleneagles resort. There are further golf courses at Perth, Piperdam and Rosemount in Blairgowrie.
Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in around an hour and provide large city amenities, cultural activity, retail and leisure facilities, together with airports providing flights to UK and International destinations.
Crosslands is a charming double fronted period house, dating from 1854 and positioned within a quiet street and enjoys an extensive mature Victorian walled garden which provides a high degree of privacy and includes a good sized pond. The reception areas and front bedrooms benefit from attractive views onto the gardens.
The sitting room has an attractive mantelpiece and fire surround, ceiling rose and cornice with a recessed glass-fronted display cabinet and recessed book shelves, further shelving, and a cupboard with doors. The dining room, which would also make an attractive snug or family room, has a recessed alcove with a shelved cupboard with doors beneath.
The adjacent dual aspect kitchen and breakfasting room have a good range of storage units with an integrated oven and hob, a washing machine and a substantial store. A spacious conservatory located to the rear and off the kitchen provides direct access into the gardens and offers further entertaining and family living space. The remaining accommodation on the ground floor includes a hall and recently installed wet room with modern fixtures and fittings. A lovely original curved Victorian staircase with wrought iron work and mahogany bannister leads to the first floor where there are three bedrooms, two of which benefit from lovely views overlooking the garden, together with a good sized family bathroom which has a roll top bath.
The accommodation comprises:-
Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Breakfasting Room, Conservatory, Wet Room, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom
The extensive south facing walled gardens offer a particularly attractive setting at Crosslands. The gardens enjoy sun throughout the day and have been landscaped to include lawn, seating areas, and a large organic pond, and feature a splendid clematis above the front door and a variety of colourful borders and mature shrubs and trees. To the rear is an area for off street parking, two spacious timber garden sheds, together with a further seating area, and this good-sized area offers potential as a space for a studio/home office/workshop.