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8 bedroom detached house for sale
Inchadney, Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Perthshire
- 18th century former manse
- Stunning views over Loch Tay
- 3 reception rooms
- Kitchen / dining room
- 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Inchadney has an enviable setting in an elevated position facing north west over Loch Tay and the picturesque village of Kenmore. It sits above the South Loch Tay Road, a single-track road, which carries mainly local traffic. There are terraced lawns and mature trees below the house.
Fishing and boating are close to hand and Inchadney has a shared right of access over a strip of shore on Loch Tay to "pull" a boat, and an associated right of access for vehicles.
The surrounding scenery is absolutely majestic. Loch Tay, with Ben Lawers rising high above, is one of the most famous and most photographed views in Scotland. The surrounding countryside is initially green fields, interspersed with woodlands, and then more rugged, with spectacular heather clad hills rising high above. Outdoor activities in the area include golf, hill walking and mountaineering, water sports on the loch, fishing, shooting and stalking. Nearby Ben Lawers is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and renowned for its rare flowers.
Kenmore is a thriving highland village, which is famous for the annual opening of the River Tay salmon season and for Taymouth Castle, which has recently been bought by Meteor Property and is to be developed as a luxury hotel to rival Gleneagles. It has an 18-hole golf course, opened in 1923 and designed by James Braid, one of Scotland's most revered golf course designers. The course is currently being extended and redesigned and will re-open next year as part of the prestigious Taymouth Castle development with a high end hotel, resort and spa. The village was laid out as a model village from the 1600s onwards, by the Earls of Breadalbane. Today, it is a conservation area with the Kenmore Hotel and church complementing rows of period cottages. Other local attractions include the Scottish Crannog Centre and the picturesque village of Fortingall, home to a yew tree said to be up to 5,000 years old.
There is a primary school in Kenmore and secondary education is available in Aberfeldy at Breadalbane Academy, part of a new community campus with swimming pool, gym and library.
Inchadney is a magnificent former Church of Scotland manse constructed in 1765 of stone under a slate roof. It was built under the patronage of the Earl of Breadalbane in the then current Georgian style, together with the church and village. A local history written by the Reverend William Gillies, Minister of Kenmore from 1912, entitled In Famed Breadalbane and published in 1938, is believed to have been written at Inchadney. The Reverend J B Mackenzie, renowned as the first photographer in Perthshire, also lived at the property. The house was remodelled in the 1830s and the current owners renovated the property in 2010.
The interiors of the house are beautifully laid out and are finished with high quality materials. There is generous accommodation split over three levels. The pretty pitched entrance porch with decorative gable provides a warm welcome to the house, which boasts a magnificent drawing room and dining room and a very versatile family kitchen with dining area, combining flexible family living space with plenty of storage. The dining room features an oil-fired stove set in a fireplace with a timber surround and tiled interior. Many of the rooms have large windows with spectacular views of the loch and have wooden or parquet floors, working shutters, ceiling coving and wooden fireplaces. Some of the ground floor rooms have dual aspect windows, flooding them with light. The kitchen has a dining area with extensive built in storage and features a white, two oven electric Aga, fitted floor units with granite work surfaces, wall mounted shelving and a modern ladder style radiator. The library, with its wood burning stove, could easily be used as another reception room. Off the passage linking the sitting room and the library is a log store with external access.
There are seven bedrooms in all in the main house: four on the first floor and a further three on the second floor. One of the first floor bedrooms has an adjoining dressing room that could be used as a study or converted into an en suite shower room (subject to planning consents). There are two bathrooms on the first floor; the main bathroom contains a delightful free standing bath and twin banks set in a vanity unit with marble top. There is a window seat set within wooden cladding and a large window over the bath. The bedrooms on the second floor are set within the eaves and have coombed ceilings with Velux windows; two of the bedrooms are dual aspect.
The property also benefits from a converted bothy which has been linked to the main house by a boot room, also used as a utility area, which has doors to the front and rear. The annexe comprises a sitting room, bedroom and en suite bathroom. The sitting room has a fireplace with wooden surround, dual aspect windows, loch views and wooden parquet flooring. The bedroom has patio doors to the rear, wooden parquet flooring and an exposed stone wall. The en suite bathroom contains a wc, basin and a shower with Mira electric shower and concrete tray set in wooden parquet flooring.
A range of outbuildings, timber built under a metal roof, adjoin the annexe, comprising a garden store, a wood store and a shed housing the oil tank. There is a large new woodshed adjacent to the kitchen door at the rear of the house.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Inchadney is set within about 2.8 acres of its own grounds, which are protected by the natural slope of the hill and surrounding trees.
The grounds to the front of the property comprise terraced lawns, with spring bulbs and flower beds with mature shrubs. Mature trees along the boundary create a wonderful woodland setting without compromising the loch views.
Behind the house is a picturesque, sloping walled garden with lawned areas, fruit trees, beech hedges, a variety of shrubs and spring bulbs. A small burn runs through part of the grounds. There are stone paths and patio areas to the rear of the property. A panoramic glass garden room was added in 2011 to take full advantage of the magnificent views.
From Perth take the A9 north to Ballinluig. Take the A827 west through Aberfeldy and continue towards Kenmore. At the right hand bend just before entering Kenmore turn left and take the left hand fork (not the South Loch Tay Road which is the road running nearest to the loch edge) and follow this private road for about 200 yards. As the road starts to rise, at a sharp left hand bend, the gates and gravel driveway to Inchadney will be seen straight ahead.
To the south of the property stands a farm steading that has been converted into a new home with separate access and garden. This has not been included in these particulars but may be available by separate negotiation.