The formal episcopal church at Kinclaven, near the River Tay is in the heart of scenic Perthshire countryside. The popular rural town of Blairgowrie lies about 6 miles away providing excellent day-to-day amenities with primary and secondary schools, banks, …
The formal episcopal church at Kinclaven, near the River Tay is in the heart of scenic Perthshire countryside. The popular rural town of Blairgowrie lies about 6 miles away providing excellent day-to-day amenities with primary and secondary schools, banks, hotels, restaurants, library, health care, leisure centre with swimming pool, cottage hospital, supermarkets and a variety of independent retailers. Locally there are also a number of independent schools including, Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond, Morrisons Academy, Ardvrek, Dundee High School and Strathallan.
The cities of Perth and Dundee are within easy reach and both offer an extensive range of national retailers, cinemas, theatres, swimming pools and railway stations. Dundee has an airport with regular services to London. Edinburgh and Glasgow are easy to get to from the nearby motorway network accessed from Perth. Here there are all the retailers and services expected from major cities, together with bus, train stations and airports. Perthshire boasts a wealth of recreational activities. For the golfer, Blairgowrie Golf Club features two championship golf courses, while other courses can be found nearby in Dunkeld, Alyth, Carnoustie, St Andrews and Gleneagles. Local sport includes outstanding salmon fishing on the famous River Tay, shooting, skiing at Glenshee, along with ample opportunities for hill walking.
Dunkeld, about 10 miles away is among the best preserved and most historic villages in Scotland. It has a thriving community, with an excellent range of amenities. Along with a good selection of 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. 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, great tracks for cyclists and plenty of fishing for anglers, with Loch of the Lowes being a designated wildlife reserve.
Detailed planning permission has been granted under reference 21/00284/FLL.
The planning permission allows for a new four bedroom family home that reflects the character, style, size and proportions of the original church. The proposed new house will have an entrance porch leading to an open plan hallway flanked by a utility room to one side and a family bathroom to the other. The hallway leads to the main open plan sitting / kitchen / dining area that is within what would previously have been the main volume of the old church Nave and Chancel. The octagonal form of the old Chancel makes the perfect ‘bay window’ to the main sitting area to take advantage of the outlook to the north east side whilst the form of the original Vestry is reimagined as the new stair up to accommodation within the roof space.
An extension to the north west of the original building form allows the formation of a ground floor accessible bedroom with en-suite whilst the roof space above this accommodates a further bedroom. The remaining roof space accommodates a further 2 bedrooms and an upstairs bathroom. The site comes with approximately 6.37 acres of land which provide an ideal opportunity for paddocks for equestrian or smallholding use or alternatively extensive landscaping to compliment the house.