Favourite fixer upper

The pretty red doors of this cottage jump out at you in its forest setting and the property’s potential is equally eye-catching.

Old Faskally Cottage is a two-bedroom C-Listed property in an enviable rural position in the village of Killiecrankie near the town of Pitlochry in Perthshire.

The property is for sale with a guide price of £150,000 and is marketed by Irving Geddes, Crief at OnTheMarket.

As well as the two bedrooms, the cottage has an entrance hall, kitchen, lounge and shower room.

The surrounding gardens enjoy an attractive open outlook and a large store adjoins the property, with a boiler room to the rear.

The cottage is warmed by oil-fired central heating and retains attractive features such as original flooring, doors and windows.

There is no doubt Old Faskally requires full refurbishment but it offers an excellent opportunity to create a stunning rural cottage.

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The Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, and the beautiful pass of Killiecrankie, are a short walk away, with the breathtaking Queen’s View a few miles away by car.

The Munros of Schiehalion and Ben Lawers, as well as Lochs Tummel and Tay, are an easy drive westwards.

The vibrant town of Pitlochry is close-by and has a wide range of services, including a cottage hospital, dentist, supermarket and bank, along with numerous independent retailers.

There are also primary and secondary schools and the renowned Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

The House of Bruar, one of Scotland’s most popular shopping experiences, is only about seven miles north.

There is a mainline train station at Pitlochry with direct services to Edinburgh, Inverness and Perth, and a sleeper service to London Euston.

Perth, which is about 30 miles away, has a more comprehensive range of high street shops and services.

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