4 bedroom detached house for saleSkykomish, Fortingall, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15
Under Offer £700,000
- Superb Bespoke Family House
- High Spec Fixtures & Fittings
- Stunning Setting and Views
- Kitchen / dining room
- Drawing room, reading room, study
- Four bedrooms (one en suite), Bathroom
- Integral double garage
- Garage, wood store, potting shed
- Gardens - about 1.48 acres
- EPC Rating = A
The small hamlet of Garth lies in Glen Lyon on the edge of the historic village of Fortingall. A major attraction of the area is the stunning scenery which includes some of Scotland's best known beauty spots, including Glen Lyon, Kenmore and Loch Tay, Schiehallion and Ben Lawers.
Aberfeldy, the nearest main centre, provides all essential services including a selection of quality shops, a new medical centre and cottage hospital, banking, and veterinary, optical and dental practices. Pitlochry, about 22 miles away, has a railway station with a direct sleeper service to London, and the famous Festival Theatre. There is also a railway station at Dunkeld.
In addition to schooling at the well regarded Breadalbane Academy in Aberfeldy (nursery to sixth year secondary) which has recently benefited from new facilities, there is a very good selection of renowned private schools within easy reach including Kilgraston, Strathallan, Craigclowan, Glenalmond, Morrison's Academy and Ardvreck, all within about 40 miles.
Skykomish enjoys all the benefits of its Highland location, whilst remaining very accessible. Perth is only 39 miles away via the A9, and Edinburgh and Glasgow and their airports are all within 90 miles.
Highland Perthshire has many beautiful walks and Pitlochry is on the National Cycle Path. There is salmon and trout fishing on local rivers. There are golf courses at Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Taymouth Castle, Dunkeld and Pitlochry, with the championship courses at Rosemount, Gleneagles, Carnoustie and St Andrews within a reasonable distance. For skiers, Glenshee, Aviemore and the Nevis Range are all within easy reach. Water sports are available at the purpose built centre at Loch Tay.
Skykomish is an individually designed contemporary family home set in an elevated position with superb views over the neighbouring Perthshire countryside across Glen Lyon towards the River Lyon. The house sits in approximately 1.48 acres of mature gardens and grounds and was completed in 2014. It is timber framed in construction with a part slate, part raised seam metal pitched roof and beautiful Siberian larch timber cladding. It has been finished to an extremely high standard throughout with high specification fixtures and fittings, engineered oak flooring on the ground floor and under floor heating throughout provided by a geothermal heat source. The property benefits from an extremely high thermal and acoustic insulation specification and triple glazing to all windows.
The tarmac driveway sweeps up through the south facing front garden up to the front of the house where there is a large parking area and double electric doors to the integral garage. Timber steps lead up to the front porch which wraps around the south, west and north sides of the house. There is also a tarmac path to the west side of the house to facilitate disabled person access.
The front door leads into the main entrance hall off which there are large openings into the kitchen / dining room as well as the drawing room. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of handmade base storage units with granite surfaces, a breakfast bar, and a large fully shelved pantry cupboard. It also has an integrated sink and a range of modern appliances including an electric Aga with five gas hobs over, an Aga double door fridge with freezer doors below and a Siemens dishwasher. The kitchen has lime stone flooring, while the dining area is floored with engineered oak and has wonderful views to the east overlooking the gardens.
The drawing room has exposed timber ceiling beams and double doors leading out onto the west facing porch. The wood burning stove is set into a large fireplace with stone surround and painted timber mantelpiece. An opening leads through to the reading room which has full height fitted bookshelves. The study is also set off the entrance hall with views over the front and side gardens. It is also fitted with shelves and has a door leading through to the integral garage. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a WC and a utility room with integral sink, Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer and large storage cupboard. A door from here leads out to the rear of the house.
The timber staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the first floor gallery landing. This has superb natural light thanks to south facing Velux and dormer windows. The master bedroom suite has windows to the south and west providing outstanding views across Glen Lyon and towards the Perthshire hills. It also has a dressing room with an excellent range of fitted wardrobes as well as an en suite bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, traditional cast iron slipper style bath and separate double sized walk in shower cubicle. There are three further double bedrooms, all of which have excellent storage, however one of the three is large enough to be used as a games room, sitting room or home office. The family bathroom is also situated off the landing and contains a steel bath with separate shower attachment, WC, wash hand basin and separate double sized walk in shower cubicle.
Skykomish sits in beautiful mature south facing gardens (about 1.48 acres) which contain a variety of spectacular mature trees offering an abundance of privacy along with the rhododendrons. The garden was originally part of the gardens of the neighbouring Garth House. The principal garden sits to the front of the house, however there is also a large garden to the east which is overlooked by the kitchen / dining room. A gravel path passes around the side of the house connecting the two gardens together.
The integral double garage has electric aluminiu m insulated roller doors to the front of the house and there is also separate access from the study and from the garden to the east of the house. It is fitted with a good supply of workbenches, storage units and shelves and also houses the ground source Worcester Bosch heat pump. Situated halfway up the drive there is a further timber built garage with a concrete floor with integrated work pit and room for two cars. It also has a manually operated steel roller door. To the side there is a lean-to for wood storage and to the rear there is a potting shed.
Mains water and electricity. Drainage to private septic tank. Under floor heating and hot water provided by ground source heat pump. Bottled gas supply to cooking hobs.
Skykomish is in Perth and Kinross Council Tax Band G.
The driveway leading up from the main road is shared. Maintenance contribution is voluntary and the present owner contributes £50 per annum. There is a right of access over the small portion of land at the end of Skykomish's privately owned drive.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted carpets, blinds, light fittings and integrated white goods are included in the sale. The curtains are also included.
Square Footage: 4,228 sq ft
Acreage: 1.48 Acres
From the A9 at Ballinluig, take the A827 west, signposted Aberfeldy. In Aberfeldy, at the crossroads with traffic lights, turn right into Taybridge Road (B846), towards Coshieville and Kinloch Rannoch. After approximately 4 miles, turn left at Coshieville Guest House (signposted towards Fortingall and Fearnan). After about 1.8 miles, the shared drive to Skykomish will be found on the right. Skykomish is the first house on the left.
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