3 bedroom bungalow for sale14 School Loan, Croftinloan, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16
Under Offer £330,000
- Open plan sitting room, dining, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms (one en-suite),dressing room, shower room, utility room
- Naturally light throughout with south facing aspect
- Immaculately presented
- Landscaped gardens to front and rear
- Close proximity to Pitlochry and A9
- Spectacular scenery and far reaching views
14 School Loan sits in an elevated position within the picturesque and highly desirable hamlet of Croftinloan. The house is situated in the heart of Highland Perthshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Nearby Pitlochry has been a popular destination for nearly 150 years with rich Victorian heritage and counts Queen Victoria as one of the earliest visitors. Sitting below Ben Vrackie and adjacent to the River Tummel, the bustling town has an excellent range of services available including modern and traditional restaurants and coffee shops, petrol station and garden nursery, book shop, newsagents, chemists, spas and museums. There are also a range of professional service firms, medical centre, dentist and community hospital. Nursery, primary and secondary education is available at Pitlochry High School.
The town is a gold medal winner from the Royal Horticultural Society in the Britain in Bloom campaign and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, known locally as the 'Theatre in the Hills', is a focal point in Highland Perthshire life with an all year round and varied programme of events. Adjacent to the theatre is Pitlochry's Explorer Gardens which are 6 acres of an extensive collection of trees, shrubs, exotic flowers and resident wildlife. The town is host to many events throughout the year including the Pitlochry Highland Games, the Tummel and Tay Festival and the Enchanted Forest.
The area has an excellent range of diversity with dramatic heather mountains and rolling hills and pasture. Perthshire is renowned as one of Scotland's most magnificent and inspiring areas and provides something for everyone, whether that is adventure, exploring, relaxing, nature or history. The area offers complete escapism and a variety of outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, golf, hiking, canoeing and bird watching, and contains a rich and diverse range of wildlife, notably the red squirrel.
For golfers, this particular area of highland Perthshire offers a diverse range of courses including golf at the local 18 hole golf course in Pitlochry, nestling on the edge of the town lying over rolling countryside at the foot of Ben-y-Vrackie mountain with beautiful views across the Tummel valley, the 18 hole Aberfeldy Golf Club, established in 1895 which offers a parkland setting where the course is split by the River Tay and access is gained over a striking suspension bridge. Further courses include the 18 hole course at Taymouth Castle, established in 1925 and laid out in the former deer park within the valley of the river Tay which offers spectacular scenery, The Blair Atholl Golf Club which uses the natural contours and landscape making it an easy walking parkland course and the Strathtay golf course, established in 1909 and designed by Captain Stuart of the Ballechin Estate which is a popular wooded parkland course.
Water sports may be enjoyed on Loch Tay at Kenmore where the marina with purpose built facilities offers sailing, canoeing and kayaking and the surrounding hills and glens offer ample routes for hill walking. The magnificent Loch Tay also provides spectacular views, with Ben Lawers located on its north shore, and the river Tay offers excellent salmon fishing.
The national cycle network is close by and for the walking enthusiast part of the Rob Roy Way leads from Pitlochry to Strathtay. There are fishing pools on the river Tay at Pincastle, Grandtully and Findynate and there is easy access to the Grandtully rapids.
Perth is the closest city where a variety of shopping facilities are available from retail parks to well known high street shops, major supermarkets and a variety of independent shops, hospital, railway station, library, health and fitness centres. Independent schools can be found at Strathallan, Morrison's Academy and Glenalmond School for boys and girls, prep schools at Ardvreck and Craigclowan and Kilgraston School for girls. Perth offers an excellent selection of restaurants and places to eat with award winning and renowned local produce.
The local countryside offers a wonderful array of vibrancy during the seasons with Spring bluebell and wild garlic covered woods, striking Autumn colours of reds, oranges and golds and the arrival of the Greylag geese to feed on the grass during the Winter. There is plenty to keep wildlife enthusiasts busy with the local woodlands being home to the red squirrel. Otters, dippers and wagtails can be seen along the riverside and salmon can be seen leaping at The Hermitage, Pitlochry Dam & Salmon Ladder, Soldiers Leap at Killiecrankie and the Linn of Tummel. Higher up the mountains are home to red deer, golden eagles, red grouse and merlin as well as the osprey migrating from western Africa to Scotland each spring.
Situated to the north of Pitlochry is the famous House of Bruar, known as 'Harrods of the North' which offers some of Scotland's finest produce, clothing, rural artwork, food and a restaurant. There is a mainline train station at Pitlochry with direct services to Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth and a sleeper service to London Euston from Dunkeld.
14 School Loan is a detached bungalow which sits in an elevated position with outstanding, uninterrupted views over the surrounding valley and countryside. The house provides well proportioned rooms and is surrounded by established and landscaped gardens. The sitting room with log burning stove offers a warm and welcoming space with wonderful views onto the garden and hills beyond. The dining area is on open plan with the sitting room and benefits from French doors out to the garden. The kitchen is located off the sitting/dining room and is in a Scandanavian style with an induction range, wooden worktops and ample base units. The property offers high quality fixtures and fittings throughout including Nordan doors, solid maple wood floors,frames and wall panelling. The principal bedroom benefits from a walk in wardrobe and dressing area along with a luxury en-suite with free standing roll-top bath, WC and hand basin. There are two further double bedrooms one of which benefits from a walk in wardrobe which could potentially be converted into a further en-suite. The family shower room has a large walk in shower with wood effect tiles , WC and hand basin. The utility room has a good range of storage units and also benefits from a ceiling mounted drying rack. The property has ample storage throughout and benefits from double glazing, the layout is ideal for family living or entertaining and has a lovely homely feel with a wonderful quality finish.
There is a single garage to the side which has an inside and outside tap, lighting and power. The driveway provides ample space for off street parking. The gardens have been beautifully designed and landscaped to be sympathetic to the local environment and include a wide range of wild flowers, trees and shrubs. The patio area which can be accessed directly from the dining area with French doors offers a wonderful space to take advantage of the truly stunning views. At the bottom of the garden is a gate which leads to a track that takes you to the East Haugh Inn.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Hallway, open plan sitting room, dining area, kitchen, three double bedrooms, one with en-suite and two with walk in wardrobe, family shower room and utility room.
From the A9 heading north take the turning signposted East Haugh/Croftinloan. Follow the road round to the left passing through East Haugh towards Pitlochry. Further along on the right hand side you will see a sign for Croftinloan, follow this road till you come to a mini roundabout and go straight over (signposted School Loan) follow the road round to the left and No.14 is situated further up on the right hand side.
Mains water. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Drainage Bio-Plant. Solar Panels (hot water)
EPC Rating = C
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