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Introduction to Drumcroy
Drumcroy provides purchasers with a rare
opportunity to acquire a development site in a
magnificent Highland Perthshire setting enjoying
views across the Strathtay Valley, all within
approximately 90 minutes drive of both Edinburgh
Extending to approximately 4.05 Ha (10.01 acres) in total, the site comprises a primarily north-facing plot with direct access from the public road (A827) and internal access already formed. It is being offered complete with planning permission to erect 11 new high specification lodges and a large managers house with an additional integral holiday lodge in an elevated location with magnificent views.
Drumcroy previously formed part of the
neighbouring farm and came under the current
proprietors ownership in 2015, with an amendment
to the existing planning permission following shortly thereafter to provide the current configuration.
Nestled amongst the undulating foothills of the
Highland fringe at approximately 135 metres above sea level, the Drumcroy development site benefits from a primarily northerly outlook with largely unobstructed views of the adjacent bank of the River Tay and into the Strathtay Valley beyond to the west and east.
Located approximately one mile east of the town of
Aberfeldy, which is a 20-minute walk or a short drive, Drumcroy enjoys easy access to local services which include a supermarket, petrol station, health services, bank, post office, veterinary surgery and dental practices.
Further to the south-east lies Perth, which is the major urban hub in the region and provides the full range of commercial, professional and leisure services one might expect from a city. Perth can be easily accessed by road via the A827 which links directly onto the A9 (the arterial road link between Inverness and the south) at the Logierait/Ballinluig junction 8.5 miles to the east.
There are also mainline railway stations available at
Pitlochry (14 miles to the north east) and Dunkeld (17 miles to the south east), both of which provide regular services to Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The sleeper service to London is also accessible on this line.
The Drumcroy development would be ideally suited to catering for the staycation or long weekend holiday maker who is keen to secure an escape from the city and take advantage of the abundant
outdoor pursuits available across wider Highland Perthshire.
The county is well known for its adventure sports opportunities and, within a relatively short distance by car, there are plenty of adrenaline-charged activities available including quad bike treks,
4x4 driving experiences, white-water rafting, canyoning and if sufficiently brave - bungee jumping. The local area is especially well know for kayaking with an Olympic qualifying course at Grandtully which also hosts several national events each year.
Widely known as Big Tree Country Highland Perthshire also provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy walks amongst the majestic Douglas fir and pine forest at The Hermitage, near Dunkeld, or the
larch and pine forests that border the Bruar Falls, one of Perthshires most famous beauty spots near Blair Atholl. The Fortingall Yew, thought to be the oldest living thing in Europe at approximately
5,000 years old, is nearby and you can enjoy the numerous walks available as part of the local path networks.
For the golfer there are some fantastic local courses available within a relatively short drive including Aberfeldy, Mains of Taymouth, Dunkeld and Birnam which is in a mixed woodland setting, or the well-regarded Pitlochry course which boasts fantastic views.
For the country sports enthusiast, day tickets for salmon and sea trout fishing are available on the Rivers Tay, Tilt, Tummel, Lyon, Almond and Earn, to name just a few, while field sports might
similarly be taken on local estates.
There are of course abundant opportunities to enjoy the renowned Highland Perthshire landscape with Strath Tummel, Loch Rannoch and Schiehallion to the north and Loch Tay to the
west. The internationally acclaimed Cairngorms National Park is just a short distance away and home to numerous Munros and abundant wildlife. In the winter skiing can be enjoyed at Aviemore
The area surrounding Drumcroy is also rich in
historical sites of interest such as Castle Menzies
(approximately two miles to the west at Weem), Blair Castle, Dunkeld Cathedral and theDufallandy Stone.
The area also has a vibrant arts scene with the
Dunkeld Art Exhibition attracting approximately
10,000 visitors every year and hosting artists from all over the UK showing paintings, prints and sculptures.
The Birnam Arts Centre also enjoys a burgeoning
reputation offering a diverse programme of highquality performances in music, theatre, dance and comedy as well as a wide range of workshops and activities.
In Pitlochry there is the acclaimed Festival Theatre,
known as Scotlands Theatre in the Hills which has a busy calendar of theatrical performances and other events throughout the year. Perth itself is home to one of the oldest (and recently refurbished) theatres and concert halls in Scotland which likewise hosts numerous well-attended events.
In broader recreational terms Aberfeldy and
neighbouring villages and towns provide a range
of quality independent shops and plenty of wellregarded restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Aberfeldy also boasts the Birks Cinema and the
award-winning Watermill Bookshop, while the
Breadalbane Campus provides a swimming pool,
climbing wall, squash court, fitness suite, drama
studio and library.
Extending to approximately 4.05 Ha (10.01 Ac) the Drumcroy development site lies immediately to the south of the A827 public road (which is the main access route into Aberfeldy) and benefits from planning permission to erect 11 new high
specification lodges and a large managers house with additional 12th integral holiday lodge, all in an elevated position.
Initially applied for in 2005 (planning ref: 05/02437/FUL) planning permission was approved for the erection of 14 single-story lodges in 2006. Following the current owners acquisition of the
site in 2015, the planning permission was subsequently revised in 2017 (planning ref: 17/00624/FLL) to provide the current configuration.
It will be obvious to potential purchasers that there may be scope for further development at various gap sites within the larger area being offered for sale, subject to obtaining the requisite planning permission for expansion into these areas.
As the managers accommodation could be considered a permanent dwelling and occupied as a residential unit, a contribution towards the education infrastructure was levied equating to £6,460 and paid in full by the current owner.
However, condition No. 4 of the current planning permission does specify that the new holiday lodges shall be used solely for holiday accommodation and not be occupied as the sole or main residence of any occupant.
The proposed managers house is to be located on land approximately 2 metres below and
immediately to the north-east of the existing lodges forming the adjacent site (also currently for sale through the selling agent) which will act as a backdrop to the west, while the hillside
continues rising to the south and will provide an additional landscape area to the rear for
potential exclusive use with the managers accommodation.
The managers house will be laid out over two stories, extending to approximately 232.2 sq.m / 2,500 sq.ft and consisting of:
• Open plan lounge and kitchen
• Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
• Dining room
First Floor Gross Internal Area:
78.7 sq.m (847 sq.ft)
• Double bedroom with en-suite and French doors leading out onto a balcony
• Master bedroom with en-suite and French doors leading out onto a balcony
While the adjoining 12th lodge will be single
story, extend to approximately 90.9 sq.m / 978 sq.ftand consist of:
• Open plan lounge and kitchen
• Two double bedrooms
No9, 10 and 11
Detailed planning permission (planning ref:
17/02073/FLL ) has been secured for the for the erection of the first three new lodges (no 9, 10 and 11) immediately to the north of the existing Drumcroy Lodges site. The new lodges will be arranged over a single story, extend to approximately 55.3 sq.m / 595 sq.ft.
and consist of:
• Bathroom with shower cubicle
• Double bedroom
• Open plan kitchen/diner and lounge
• Deck area accessed via French doors leading
from the lounge
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
The neighbouring farmer has a right of access through the gate from the public road (A827) at the bottom of the development site but must turn immediately left to enter an adjacent parcel of
land. The sellers are not aware of any other third party rights.
Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agent.
For the time being, the development site is most easily accessed via the Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery, directly off the A827 to the east of the town. The entrance is highly visible with red signage for the distillery. Follow the road up the hill through the distillery where you will see a sign for Spirit of
Wood, proceed on this road and hill for approximately one mile, bearing left until you come to the lodge entrance road on your left.
Alternatively access to the site can be gained from
the bell mouth leading directly from the A872 as you approach Aberfeldy. The internal track is certainly accessible by standard road cars, however the turning area at the top of the hill is unmade at present.
A closing date may be fixed. Therefore, prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents through their solicitors. Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is registered, no guarantee can be given that notice of a closing date will be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.
Formal offers in acceptable Scottish legal form, should be submitted in writing to the Selling Agents at their Perth office. Parties are asked to satisfy themselves that they fully understand the implications of offering under Scottish Law. The
Sellers reserve the right not to accept the highest or any offer.
DATE OF ENTRY
To be mutually agreed in writing.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will become payable to the Seller within 14 days after conclusion of missives. Interest at 5% above the Bank of Scotland base rate shall be payable on
the purchase price from the date of entry until paid and that notwithstanding that the Purchaser may not have taken entry. If the Purchaser fails to make payment within 28 days of the date of entry with all accrued interest the Seller shall be entitled to
resile from the missives and resell the subjects of sale without prejudice to his rights and recover damages from the Purchaser.
OVERSEAS PURCHASERS AND FINANCIAL
Any offer by prospective purchaser(s), regardless of where they are ordinarily resident, must be accompanied by a guarantee from a banker who is acceptable to the Sellers. Any offer by
prospective purchaser(s) that is to be reliant on finance must also be accompanied by supporting documents acceptable to the Sellers.
Prospective purchasers will be required to produce identification sufficient to satisfy anti-money laundering regulations and checks against the intended Purchaser or nominee together with other documentation that may be required, from time to
time, in order to support any offers submitted to the Seller.
Perth & Kinross Council
35 Kinnoull Street
Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel: 01738 475000
Perth, PH1 1RA
Tel: 01738 630666
30 & 34 Reform Street
Dundee, DD1 1RJ
Tel: 01738 440088
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Sales Particulars prepared May 2019. Photographs taken in 2018 and 2019.