- Beautiful traditional stone house
- Sympathetically modernised
- Move in condition
- Outbuildings with potential for various uses
- About 200m from village shop
- Ideal as a permanent home or second home with letting potential
- EPC Rating = E
A striking Victorian house in the sought after village of Strathtay.
Dallraoich is situated on the western edge of the picturesque village of Strathtay in highland Perthshire. The village has an idyllic position on the banks of the River Tay and is characterised by its traditional stone houses. Strathtay has a friendly community with a village shop and post office at its heart. A bridge over the Tay links Strathtay to Grandtully where there is now a choice of places to eat out.
Aberfeldy is the nearest main centre and has all essential services, including a medical centre. The town has a great selection of independent shops, cafés and restaurants, not to mention the Birks cinema which as well as screening mainstream films has a popular bar and café and hosts a variety of community activities. Breadalbane Academy provides nursery to sixth year secondary education.
Dallraoich could hardly be better placed for enjoying the outdoors. In addition to a nine hole golf course at Strathtay, there are golf courses at Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Taymouth Castle, Dunkeld and Pitlochry. Various water sports take place on nearby lochs and rivers, with the rapids at Grandtully being popular for canoeing and rafting. There is also a purpose built water sports centre at Loch Tay. There are some lovely walks directly from Dallraoich and endless more opportunities for hill climbing and walking nearby. Fishing is available on the rivers Lyon, Tummel and Tay, and shooting and stalking can all be taken locally.
The main attraction of the area, however, is the spectacular scenery, which includes some of Scotland’s most famous beauty spots, namely: Glen Lyon, the Falls of Dochart, Kenmore on Loch Tay, The Queen’s View at Loch Tummel, the Pass of Killiecrankie, Schiehallion and Ben Lawers.
Dallraoich enjoys all the benefits of a highland location, while remaining very accessible: Perth is only 27 miles via the A9, while Edinburgh and Glasgow are both within about 84 miles. Pitlochry railway station (about 10 miles) also has direct links to Inverness and London.
Although very much part of the village of Strathtay, Dallraoich is set well back from the road and surrounded by just over half an acre of garden with a field and woodland to its north and west. The house is approached through stone gate piers and a hedge lined driveway leads to parking at the front and to the side of the house.
Dallraoich is an attractive traditional house which has been sympathetically modernised inside and is in move-in condition. The front door opens to a reception hall with beautiful original staircase leading to the first floor. The sitting room is a magnificent room with a large bay window overlooking the front garden, a contemporary fireplace and lots of space for comfortable seating and entertaining. On the other side of the hallway is the family room which is a smaller and more informal space that also has a beautiful bay window and could equally be used as a dining room depending on a buyer’s requirements. An office sits behind the family room and has a view to the rear of the house. It is easy to see how life might gravitate to the kitchen which with its electric AGA and dining area is open to the sun room. The sun room is a bright contemporary space with comfortable seating and with double doors to the garden. From the kitchen there is also access to a cloakroom with WC and a back door to the garden.
The staircase hall and first floor landing are characterised by the richly coloured original timber of the skirtings, doors, facings and staircase. The master bedroom suite at the front of the house is a beautiful airy room with bay window and original fireplace. Sliding doors lead to the en suite shower room which also has its own window and to a separate dressing room. On this floor there are also three further double bedrooms (one with en suite shower room) and a contemporary family bathroom with bath and double shower. An enchanting little room with a pretty arched window overlooks the front of the house and is currently a store room.
A gravel parking area at the front of the house is edged with a border of flowers below which is an expanse of lawn which runs down to the roadside and includes an ornamental pond. Behind the house a beautiful curved stone retaining wall forms a backdrop to the seating area and a path leads up to the rear lawn which is interspersed with mature fruit trees. A pretty terrace at the top of the garden is another lovely place to sit out in good weather. On this level there is a summer house and decking connecting to the studio. There is also a fuel store, WC and garden store which are integral to the rear of the house.
The studio is located at the top of the rear garden and is fitted with timber floor, light and power. Subject to obtaining the relevant consents, this would make a fabulous home office or possibly even guest accommodation.
Beside the house is a brick-built garage/workshop. Complete with windows and inspection pit, the garage is a large and useful building which also houses the boiler and hot water tank for the house. Although currently used for storage, it could, subject to obtaining the relevant consents, be converted to a number of uses.
Square Footage: 2760 sq ft
Acreage: 0.58 Acres
Driving north on the A9 from Perth, leave the main road at Ballinluig and take the A827 west signposted to Aberfeldy. Follow this road for about four miles and take the turning on the right just before the River Tay signposted to Pitnacree and Strathtay. Follow this road into the village of Strathtay. Continue past the golf course and the village shop. Dallraoich is the last house on the right hand side before you reach the white lodge at the entrance to neighbouring Pitcastle Estate.
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