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Introduction to Drumcroy
Drumcroy provides purchasers with a rare opportunity to acquire individual holiday lodges from a successful business in a magnificent Highland Perthshire setting enjoying views across the Strathtay Valley, all within approximately 90 minutes drive of both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Extending to approximately 1.12Ha (2.75 acres) in total, the existing Drumcroy development comprises five recently refurbished holiday lodges in an elevated location with magnificent views.
Drumcroy previously formed part of the neighbouring farm and was initially developed as a diversification to that business before coming under the current proprietors ownership in 2015.
During their period of tenure, the Drumcroy lodges have been renovated in a modern Scandinavian style to provide minimalist yet comfortable accommodation from which to explore and
enjoy the surrounding countryside and partake in the myriad of outdoor opportunities the local area provides.
Nestled amongst the undulating foothills of the Highland fringe at approximately 135 metres above sea level, Drumcroy benefits from a primarily northerly outlook which provides the lodges 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 away, 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, eight-and-a-half 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.
A Drumcroy lodge would be ideally suited to someone who wanted to secure a weekend escape from the city and make the most of the ease of access which they provide to 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 known 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 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, while in
the winter skiing can be enjoyed at Aviemore or Glenshee.
The area surrounding Drumcroy is also rich in historical sites of interest such as Castle Menzies (approximately 2 miles to the west at Weem), Blair Castle, Dunkeld Cathedral, and the Dufallandy 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 high-quality 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
In broader recreational terms Aberfeldy and neighbouring villages and towns provide a range of quality independent shops and plenty of well-regarded restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Aberfeldy also boasts the Birks Cinema and the awardwinning Watermill Bookshop, while the Breadalbane Campus provides a swimming pool, climbing wall, squash court, fitness suite, drama studio and library.
All of the lodges were built in the late 1990s and are of timber framed construction under pitched tile covered roofs. Following a series of (mainly internal) renovations in 2015, which included the installation of new bathrooms and kitchens, as well as a programme of internal painting and refurnishing, the lodges are in good condition. All the lodges benefit frm mains water (partially delivered through private pipes), while drainage is by way of shared septic tank. Heating is provided by electric panel heaters with wood burning
stoves for additional space heating in the living rooms.
The site is currently operated as a holiday lodge business and the common areas, including the access to the site from the south west which is suitable for standard road vehicles, are maintained by the current owners on a proportionate/user basis with the neighbouring farmer. A deed of conditions governing maintenance and legal
responsibility for the common areas within the site boundary post-sale has already been put in place by the sellers solicitors following the sale of one lodge (Tay) earlier this year.
This will be available to review as part of the due diligence process following a viewing and receipt of a note of interest or formal written offer.
If considering a purchase of the whole, then further details about occupancy levels and turnover for the holiday business can be made available, together with an opportunity to acquire the intellectual property rights for the business and associated website.
Farragon comprises an open plan L-shaped kitchen/diner and living room, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with modern 3-piece suite including shower over bath. The living room features French doors that open onto a small deck that looks out across the north bank of the Tay and the Strathtay Valley.
Double glazed throughout, Farragon benefits from
mains water supply while drainage is by way of septic tank. Heating is provided through a combination of wall mounted electric panel heaters and wood burning stove in the living room.
Farragon has a current EPC rating of G.
Outside, Farragon is primarily surrounded by areas laid to lawn with some planters, flowerpots and a seating area.
The access road leads directly up to the front door and there is a dedicated parking space immediately to the east.
In its current configuration, Lyon comprises an L-shaped open plan kitchen and living room with French doors opening out onto a small deck area
looking to the north east beyond Tummel Lodge and down into the eastern Strathtay Valley. There are two double bedrooms and a well-appointed
family bathroom with WC, sink and electric shower over the bath.
Lyon is double glazed throughout and benefits from mains water supply and private drainage by way of septic tank, while heating is provided by a
combination of wall mounted electric panel heaters supplemented by a wood burning stove in the living room. Lyon has a current EPC rating of G.
Outside, Lyon is neighboured by Farragon Lodge to the north west and Rannoch Lodge to the north east. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a
bracken covered bank and mature trees beyond to the rear. The access road leads directly past the gable end and there is a dedicated parking space
immediately to the south.
Rannoch comprises an open plan kitchen/diner and
living room with French doors opening onto a small deck area which is sheltered to the north by mature trees and herbaceous undergrowth.
From the patio, Rannoch looks north east beyond Tummel Lodge and down into the eastern
Strathtay Valley. There are two double bedrooms, a well-appointed family bathroom with WC, sink and electric shower over the bath.
Double glazed throughout Rannoch benefits from mains water supply and private drainage by way of septic tank, while heating is provided by a combination of wall mounted electric panel heaters and a wood burning stove in the living room.
Rannoch has a current EPC rating of G.
Outside, Rannoch is neighboured by Lyon Lodge to the south and Tummel Lodge to the east.
There are small areas of lawn to the front and rear with mature trees bordering to the north. Like Lyon, the access road leads directly past Rannoch and there is a dedicated parking space immediately to the south.
Tummel comprises an open plan kitchen/diner and living room with French doors opening onto a small deck providing views across the Strathtay Valley and the north bank of the River Tay. There are two
double bedrooms, a well-appointed family bathroom with WC, sink and electric shower over the bath.
Double glazed throughout, Tummel benefits from mains water supply and private drainage by way of septic tank, while heating is provided by a combination of wall mounted electric panel heaters
and a wood burning stove. Tummel has a current EPC rating of G.
Outside, Tummel is neighboured by Rannoch Lodge to the west and sits in close proximity to Tay (the lodge sold earlier this year) to the east. There is a small strip of lawn to the rear, with mature trees
to either side and a larger area of lawn dropping down the hill to the front providing a gently sloping bank to lie out on and enjoy the views.
The shared access passes directly to the rear and leads to a parking area shared with Tay a few metres to the east.
Cluny comprises an open plan kitchen/diner and living room, two double bedrooms and well-appointed family bathroom with WC, sink and electric shower over the bath. The French doors in the living room open onto a small deck area providing fine views, predominantly to the north and north east across the surrounding countryside and the north bank of the River Tay.
Double glazed throughout Cluny benefits from mains water supply and private drainage by way of septic tank, while heating is provided by a combination of electric panel heating and a
wood burning stove. Cluny has a current EPC rating of G.
Cluny is neighboured by Tay Lodge (sold earlier this year) and Tummel Lodge to the north west. There is a grass embankment enclosing Cluny on three sides to the south, south east and south west and a small area of lawn to the north (front). The shared access terminates directly to the side of
Cluny and widens to provide an exclusive parking area.
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
The sellers are not aware of any other third party rights except those to be incorporated into each lodge title following a sale by the existing deed of conditions.
Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agent.
The lodges are most easily accessed via Dewars Distillery, directly off the A827 to the east of Aberfeldy. 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 for approximately one mile, bearing left until you come to the lodge entrance road on your left.
A closing date may be fixed for individual lodges or for the whole. 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, to support any offers submitted to the Seller.
Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House, 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
The Selling Agents have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed measured survey, nor tested the services. If communications, condition of the property, situation or other such factors are of particular importance to you, please discuss these priorities with us before arranging an appointment to view. This should avoid a wasted journey. Any photographs displayed in these particulars depict only part of the property and it should not be assumed that any items seen therein are included in the sale, or that the property remains as displayed in the photographs. No assumptions should be made regarding other parts of the property that have not been photographed. These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract or part thereof. Bidwells LLP is not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property, nor do we make or give either in these particulars or during negotiation or otherwise. These particulars and plans are believed to be correct but are in no way guaranteed. All areas and measurements quoted are given as a guide only and no liability can be accepted for any errors arising therefrom. Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars and
the Missives of Sale, the latter shall prevail. Bidwells LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (registered number OC344553). Registered head office is Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 9LD, where a list of members is available for inspection.
Sales Particulars prepared June 2019. Photographs taken in 2018 and 2019.