4 bedroom detached house for sale

Drumdewan Farmhouse, Dull, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15

Offers Over £395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming traditional former farmhouse
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room
  • Living room; sunroom; study
  • 4 bedrooms (master en-suite)
  • Family bathroom; Utility; W.C
  • Mature gardens; Summer house
  • Lovely countryside views
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

A lovely family home, set in a picturesque rural location, with views over the Tay Valley.

Location

SITUATION

Drumdewan Farmhouse lies in a beautiful rural setting within the village of Dull, around 3 miles west of the popular Highland Perthshire town of Aberfeldy. The surrounding countryside has lovely views over the Tay Valley, with green fields interspersed with woodland and rugged, spectacular heather-clad hills.

Aberfeldy offers the full range of local shops and services, including a medical centre and cottage hospital, banking and veterinary and dental practices. There is local schooling at the well regarded Breadalbane Academy. Pitlochry, about 18 miles, has a further range of shops and is home to the famous Festival Theatre. Here is also a railway station on the main line from Inverness to London, served by the Caledonian Sleeper service. The city of Perth is 28 miles away and offers all the amenities and professional services expected of a regional city. The A9 is the main route into the Highlands and has stretches of dual carriageway between Ballinluig and Perth where it links with the M90 south to Edinburgh. Edinburgh International Airport is on the near side of the city.

There is a very good selection of renowned private schools within reach including Kilgraston, Strathallan, Craigclowan, Glenalmond, and Morrison's Academy and Ardvreck (both at Crieff).
The local area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, with ample opportunities for cycling, walking and climbing. The award winning Highland Safaris centre, with its deer park, café, shop and range of specialist outdoor activities, is just on the doorstep. Highland Perthshire has many wonderful walks and mountains including a number of Munros and Pitlochry is on the National Cycle Path. There is salmon and trout fishing on local rivers, water sports at a purpose built centre at Loch Tay and golf courses at Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Taymouth Castle, Dunkeld and Pitlochry. For skiers, Glenshee, Aviemore and the Nevis Range are all within close range.

Description

Drumdewan Farmhouse is a traditional former farmhouse, forming part of a group of houses comprising this small rural hamlet. It is set in a wonderful elevated south facing position within its own mature gardens.

Built predominantly of stone under a pitched slate roof, the original house is thought to date from the late 19th century. It was later extended and has been further modernised by the current owners to create a characterful family home, carefully laid out to take advantage of the wonderful countryside views.

ACCOMMODATION

From the gravelled parking area at the side of the house a door leads to a vestibule with a corridor extending into the main house.

Off here is a useful utility room with fitted units, sink and space for washing machine and tumble drier. There is an adjoining downstairs cloakroom with washbasin and WC.

To the front of the house is the welcoming open plan kitchen / dining room. This is a wonderful bright and airy, south and east facing room, lit by windows on two sides and forming the central heart of the house. To one side of the room is a range of kitchen units by Howden comprising a central island, cream base and wall hanging units with wooden worktops and shelves, 1 ½ bowl sink, integrated dishwasher and space for an American style fridge freezer. There is a two oven AGA. Double French doors offer direct access to the garden. The generous dining area has ample space for a good sized table and chairs. A larder cupboard provides additional storage. From here stairs lead to the first floor and doors to the ground floor reception rooms.

A glazed door leads into a south facing sitting room. Another bright room which could also be used as a playroom or study, this has recessed wooden shelves, full height glazed windows and a further door to the garden. Additional twin glazed doors lead into a spacious living room. This is split into two distinct seating areas; to the front an open plan sunroom provides a sunny seating area, with south facing windows and double doors to the garden. To the rear a cosy living area has a wood burning stove with stone hearth surround and recessed shelved area providing a focal point.

There is a double bedroom located on the ground floor. With a door leading off the living room, it also has a separate entrance to the rear of the house and could be used as a self-contained granny flat or letting accommodation. It comprises a good sized double bedroom, with an en suite bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin, and a generous walk in dressing cupboard. Off the bedroom is an additional room which could be used as a study, nursery or dressing room.

There are three further double bedrooms on the first floor, all served by a family bathroom. These all have lovely south facing views over the garden and across the valley beyond. To the west end of the house the double bedroom has a garden facing window and a range of fitted wardrobes. The bedroom to the east has windows on two sides and a cupboard housing the hot water tank. A third, double bedroom has a velux window and further window to the garden. The generous family bathroom has a corner bath, washbasin, WC and separate shower cubicle.

This is a delightful family home, set in an outstanding location. It retains much of the character and charm of the original farmhouse, while being ideally laid out for a modern rural family lifestyle.

Outside

A shared driveway from the main road leads in turn to a private road to the house. To the side and rear of the house is gravelled terracing and hard standing, providing plenty of parking for a number of cars. A rockery of raised planted beds provides a colourful backdrop to the house, and there are steps which lead down to a paved pathway and doors to the side and rear of the house.

The front garden is a delightful outdoor space, ideal for sitting out and taking advantage of the beautiful views. A gravelled and paved terrace extends the length of the rear of the house, linking the main reception rooms to the garden, and with space for table and chairs. The garden slopes gently to the south, east and west. To one side there is a generous expanse of lawn and, on the other, gravelled terraces and a vegetable garden. There is a summer house with a small patio offering further space for alfresco dining.

To the side, a further enclosed paved area is a useful utility space. Wood fencing, mature trees, shrubs and hedgerow boundaries provide shelter and privacy.

GENERAL REMARKS

Services
Mains water
Mains electricity
Oil fired central heating
Drainage to shared septic tank

Planning
The owners of Drumdewan Farmhouse are proposing to build a 1 ½ storey dwelling house in the field to the south west of the property. Details can be seen on the Perth & Kinross planning portal,
reference 08/02114/FUL.


Access

Access to Drumdewan Farm is via a shared driveway with maintenance on a shared user basis.

Local Authority

Perth & Kinross council tax band F.

Fixtures and Fittings

Fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. The white goods may be available by separate negotiation.

Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.

Offers

Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents.

It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.

Square Footage: 2,554 sq ft
Acreage: 0.47 Acres

Directions

DIRECTIONS

From Perth take the A9 north, exiting at the A827 to Aberfeldy. At the traffic lights in the centre of Aberfeldy, turn right onto Taybridge Road (B846) and continue over Wade's Bridge. Head out of the town and follow the B846, heading through the village of Weem. After approximately 3 miles turn right, signposted Highland Adventure Safaris. Follow the shared driveway, branching right to take the driveway leading up the hill to Drumdewan Farmhouse.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 August 2016

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  • Pitlochry (9.8 mi)
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  • Pitlochry (9.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Savills, Country Houses, Perth

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01738 318005 Local call rate

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