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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Dun Aluinn, Alma Avenue, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15

Offers Over £799,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding listed country house requiring refurbishment
  • Ideal opportunity to create outstanding family home
  • Further potential for executive/hospitality use
  • Additional 4 house sites with previous planning permission
  • Separate bungalow with 4 en suite bedrooms
  • Newly built timber garage/workshop
  • Walking distance of Aberfeldy town centre
  • Spectacular views
  • About 5.10 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A handsome traditional country house with
development sites


Dun Aluinn is situated on the edge of Aberfeldy, one of Perthshire's most popular and picturesque highland towns. Aberfeldy is a vibrant town with a range of shops and services including a medical centre, a cottage hospital, banks, legal services, independent shops, cafés, art galleries and a supermarket.

The Breadalbane Academy (a short walk from Dun Aluinn) provides nursery to sixth year secondary education and has an excellent reputation. Leisure opportunities within the town include an 18 hole golf course on the banks of the Tay, the newly re-furbished Birks Cinema and the Aberfeldy Recreation Centre at the Breadalbane Community Campus. Pitlochry (about 15 miles) is also a thriving town with a wide range of shops and attractions including its Festival Theatre. It has a railway station with regular services to London and Inverness. For a more comprehensive range of high street shops and services Perth is
only about 32 miles to the south.

Dun Aluinn is ideally situated for people who enjoy the countryside and the area has always been enormously popular with climbers and walkers. The Birks of Aberfeldy and the Rob Roy Way are both close to Dun Aluinn and there is a fabulous view over the Tay valley to Schiehallion, one of Scotland's most beautiful Munros. Salmon and trout fishing is available on nearby rivers and lochs while stalking and shooting is available to let from nearby estates. Water sports arepopular on Lochs Tay, Earn and Tummel as well as kayaking on the River Tay. In addition to the many sporting and leisure opportunities in
the locality, the countryside surrounding Dun Aluinn also has some of the most famous beauty spots in Scotland including Glen Lyon, the arts & crafts village of Fortingall, the Falls of Dochart, Kenmore on Loch Tay, The Queen's View at Loch Tummel and the Pass of Killiecrankie.


Dun Aluinn House
Dun Aluinn House was constructed in 1909 for a Mr Hugh Handyside, to a design by successful architects of the time called Sydney Mitchell & Wilson. It is Category C-Listed. The house began life as a private residence and became a hotel in the 1920s. By the 1970s Dun Aluinn was used as a hostel for Breadalbane Academy.

The current owners bought Dun Aluinn in order to transform it into a luxury executive retreat. The project has been halted prior to completion and, although the property is not habitable, the majority of the work is complete. No expense has been spared in bringing it to its current state. The house has been completely re-wired and is fitted with 5 amp sockets, Cat 6 cabling and a fire alarm system. It has been re-plumbed
and fitted with a new central heating and pressurised hot water system.

New double glazed sash and case windows have been fitted
throughout. The kitchen is ready to be fitted (there are no units or appliances in place) and the bathrooms are ready for the Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware to be fitted (which has been purchased and is included in the sale together with shelving and mirrors). Once fittings, fixtures and decoration are in place, Dun Aluinn's internal transformation would be complete.

The entrance to Dun Aluinn is by a carved stone covered entrance to the original mosaic tiled vestibule, with a cloakroom off. The reception hall, which is lit from a roof light above, has an open fireplace and is a welcoming room from which all the principal rooms are accessed. The original staircase with its decorative wrought iron balustrade, timber hand rail and stone treads rises majestically to the first floor.

The principal entertaining room is a large drawing room and dining room. This room has magnificent windows, which make the very best of the westerly view, with French doors opening directly to the terrace. It also has potential to be divided into two rooms to separate the dining room and drawing room if required. Also off the main hall are a sitting room and a study.

A corridor leads to the rear of the property where there is a ground floor bedroom with space for an en suite bathroom, a large kitchen, an office, two wcs, and the boiler room.
Five double bedrooms are accessed from the first floor principal landing and three from a half landing off the staircase. All eight have provision for en suite bathrooms or shower rooms.

Although positioned on the edge of Aberfeldy and within walking
distance of the town centre, Dun Aluinn House has a private and
rural setting, being at the end of a driveway and surrounded by either mature trees or open fields. The property is approached through stone gate pillars by a drive which leads to a turning circle at the front of the house. Statuesque beech trees, a sweeping turning circle, a tall beech hedge and a terrace with decorative stone balustrading are some attractive existing features within the grounds.

The Annexe
Screened from the house by a tall beech hedge is a four bedroom bungalow currently known as The Annexe and used as caretaker's accommodation. Although it is a serviceable house with four en suite bedrooms, the property is of a non-standard construction. Subject to obtaining the relevant planning consents, it would make a stunning house site.

A new garage / workshop has been constructed behind the beech hedge. With timber cladding, windows and a covered logstore behind, it is a high quality and useful outbuilding.

House sites
Detailed Planning Permission (11/01443/FLL) has been granted for four houses to be built in the grounds of Dun Aluinn. The positioning of the houses on ground which slopes away to the north of the house means that in most cases their impact on Dun Aluinn would be limited and the outstanding views from the property would remain intact. Planning permission has now lapsed but the owners are taking steps to apply to have this re-instated.

Local Planning
A housing scheme has been granted planning permission to the south and west of Dun Aluinn. More information can be found on the Perth and Kinross Planning portal. 16/00478/IPM

Square Footage: 6,491 sq ft
Acreage: 5.1 Acres


From the traffic lights in the centre of Aberfeldy take the A827 west towards Kenmore. After about 250 yards take the first left turn up Alma Avenue. Follow Alma Avenue around a right hand bend and the entrance to Dun Aluinn is between stone gate piers on the left.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 November 2014

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