Stillaig is located in Strathtummel on the North side of Loch Tummel, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. This area of Highland Perthshire is surrounded by stunning countryside. The town of Pitlochry, a short drive away, sits below …
Stillaig is located in Strathtummel on the North side of Loch Tummel, within an area of outstanding natural beauty. This area of Highland Perthshire is surrounded by stunning countryside. The town of Pitlochry, a short drive away, sits below Ben Vrackie and is adjacent to the River Tummel. This bustling town has an excellent range of services available including restaurants and coffee shops, petrol station, newsagents and chemists. There are also a range of professional service firms, medical centre, dentist and community hospital plus a well-stocked Co-Op supermarket. Nursery, primary and secondary education is available at Pitlochry High School.
The town is a gold medal winner from the Royal Horticultural Society in the Britain in Bloom campaign and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre is a focal point with an all year round and varied programme of events. Adjacent to the theatre is Pitlochry’s Explorer Gardens which are 6 acres of an extensive collection of trees, shrubs, exotic flowers and resident wildlife. The town is host to many events throughout the year including the Pitlochry Highland Games, the Tummel and Tay Festival and the Enchanted Forest sound and light experience.
The local countryside offers a wonderful array of vibrancy during the seasons together with a rich variety of wildlife. Outdoor sports and recreational activities are in abundance which include water sports at Loch Tummel Sailing Club located at Foss, skiing at Glenshee and Aviemore and there are a variety of golf clubs within reach including the 18 hole golf course in Pitlochry, with further courses at Aberfeldy, Taymouth Castle, The Blair Atholl Golf Club and the Strathtay golf course. The national cycle network is close by and for the walking enthusiast part of the Rob Roy Way leads from Pitlochry to Strathtay. The nearby Tay Forest Park have some of Scotland’s tallest trees and offer far-reaching views to the lochs and mountains of the Highlands. Water sports may also be enjoyed on Loch Tay at Kenmore where the marina with purpose built facilities offers sailing, canoeing and kayaking.
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, hospital, railway station, library, health and fitness centres. There is a mainline train station at Pitlochry with direct services to Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth and a sleeper service to London.
Stillaig is a south facing, single storey timber built house sitting on a wonderfully elevated site. The house benefits from having 4 bedrooms, three of which have integrated storage and one has a door providing direct garden access. There is an impressive sitting room with dining area, a feature fireplace with stone surround and a door leading into the garden. A well-equipped breakfasting kitchen has a good range of storage units, an oil fired Aga, plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine and a door leads into the rear garden. An adjacent laundry room provides further storage space and plumbing for a washing machine. A door from the kitchen leads into the integral double garage which provides an impressive amount of space and could, subject to planning and consents, allow for configuration into further residential accommodation.
To the west of the house is a further detached double garage which has a first floor, currently accessed from the rear garden through a separate entrance. Subject to planning and consents, this building would lend itself well to a self-contained annex, ideal for income generation or for family and guest accommodation. Alternatively, the first floor would make a perfect home office, games room, studio or gym.
The accommodation comprises:-
Sitting Room with Dining Area, Breakfasting Kitchen with Utility area, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom, WC, Laundry Room, Integral Double Garage, Detached Double Garage
Stillaig is accessed over a partially tree lined private track which sweeps up to the house. There is a generous amount of parking to the front of the property, together with a further parking area by the detached garage. The gardens surrounding the house are about 1.18 acres and include a variety of lawn, borders, mature trees and woodland and there is a vegetable garden to the west of the detached garage.
To the front is a covered terrace providing an ideal area for dining and enjoying the views over the hills and onto Loch Tummel. The rear garden has a beautiful open outlook onto the field which is owned, together with a beautiful area of amenity woodland to the west and ownership is up to the mid-way point in the burn.
Directly to the north of the house is a grazing field of about 3.63 acres which can be accessed directly from the garden of Stillaig or a separate field entrance further to the east. This field is bounded by woodland to the west and is enclosed by a post and wire fence.
To the south of Stillaig and on the south side of the B8019 lies a further 10.80 acres of grazing land with attractive amenity woodland and this borders the shores of Loch Tummel providing the owner with direct water access together with the right to launch a boat and to fish on the loch. The land offers great amenity for the grazing of horses or livestock, the creation of a smallholding or to develop into further garden ground.
An area of about 0.54 acres to the east of Stillaig has had planning permission approved in March 2021 for one residential dwelling, details can be found under reference 21/00109/FLL on the Perth & Kinross planning portal. The proposed house provides impressive reception space, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms together with southerly views towards Loch Tummel. The plot is specifically excluded from the asking price of Stillaig but can be purchased in addition through separate negotiation.