Braecock Mill is located by the village of Caputh, to the north of Perth and to the south east of Dunkeld offering a highly convenient and accessible rural location. The desirable village of Murthly is within easy reach, located …
Braecock Mill is located by the village of Caputh, to the north of Perth and to the south east of Dunkeld offering a highly convenient and accessible rural location. The desirable village of Murthly is within easy reach, located on the south bank of the river Tay, Murthly has a primary school and village hall, post office, store and the Uisge Bar & Restaurant, a highly rated and popular family restaurant. The historic village of Spittalfield is close by, the village was originally a planned weaving village and established in 1766 around a village green. The village green provides open space with a children’s play area, there is a cricket club, bowling club, car garages and the popular Glendelvine Primary School.
Dunkeld is among the best preserved and most historic villages in Scotland. It has a thriving community, along with a good selection of cafes, restaurants and specialist retailers, there is a supermarket, a medical centre, dental surgeries and a wellregarded primary school. Dunkeld Cathedral, with its stunning riverside setting 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, great tracks for cyclists and plenty of fishing for anglers. Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld 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.
Blairgowrie provides good facilities and services including two supermarkets, individual retailers, primary and secondary schools, medical centre and restaurants. The A9 provides easy access south to Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Perth is the closest city where a variety of shopping facilities are available from national retailers and retail parks, major supermarkets and a variety of independent shops, hospital, bus and railway station, Doctors, library, health and fitness centres, swimming pool, theatre, concert hall and cinema. There are a number of independent schools within an easy school run including Craigclowan Preparatory School, Kilgraston, Strathallan, Glenalmond, Morrison’s Academy, Ardvreck Preparatory School and Dollar Academy.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are little more than an hour away by car. 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.
The local countryside offers a variety of outdoor pursuits, whilst the ski slopes of Glenshee can be reached in about a 1 1/2 hrs journey by car to the north.
Braecock Mill is a spacious and delightful steading conversion which offers accommodation ideally suited for family living and entertaining. The house retains a lot of character and charm together with many attractive qualities. The entrance porch is suitable to be used as a garden room and with the triple aspect, the views onto the gardens and natural light can be enjoyed. The former horsemill is an impressive sitting room which has a wood burning stove and stone surround, windows to all external sides and stunning ceiling height making it a most magnificent reception space. The adjacent dining hall is equally impressive with beautifully detailed wood panelling and doors leading into the south facing inner courtyard. The breakfasting kitchen has a good range of wall and base units, a dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave oven and a range. Beyond the kitchen is a rear entrance with coat cupboard, shower room and a utility. On the ground floor beyond the dining hall is a ground floor bedroom wing, which consists of two ground floor bedrooms, each benefits from integrated storage space and these bedrooms are served by a family bathroom. The larger of these two bedrooms has a dual aspect and doors which lead directly into the south facing inner court yard.
The first floor has equally impressive accommodation which includes three further bedrooms. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have a dual aspect, with bedroom 2 having an en-suite shower room. The master bedroom has a walk through dressing room and an en-suite. The first floor landing has been cleverly used as a home study to take full advantage of the generously sized area. There is the advantage of a door which leads onto a first floor west facing terrace offering stunningly elevated views onto the gardens, land and countryside.
The accommodation comprises:-
Porch/Garden Room, Sitting Room, Dining Hall, Breakfasting Kitchen, Utility, Shower Room, Coat Cupboard, 5 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, 2-En-Suite Shower Rooms, Study
GARDEN & GROUNDS
To the east of the house is a parking area and beyond that is an area of garden ideally suited for a vegetable garden together with a further area of lawn currently used as a drying green. Both parts of this garden border onto open countryside. To the west of the house are further gardens consisting of lawn with a rich variety of mature trees. Beyond this is a paddock of about 7.12 acres which borders the River Tay on one side. By this field is an open fronted and timber built tractor shed with a concrete floor, water supply and this would provide an ideal opportunity for conversion into stables or for the keeping of other livestock.
To the south of the field lies the River Tay which is owned to the mid-point, with the right to fish for brown trout. To the north west of the house and to the north of the tractor shed/grazing land is an enclosed area of about 16.97 acres which is home to a beautifully situated lake, stocked with brown trout, which offers sensational amenity to the property and attracts a rich variety of wildlife. There is a summer house together with a range of deciduous and coniferous woodland with delightful areas for walking. This is ideal for boating, fishing and for those interested in conservation and wildlife habitat. A pretty island with trees is positioned within the centre of the lake. Grassland surrounds the lake, which makes for a charming parkland setting.