For sale Craigeuan Coach House and Steading, Gilmerton, Crieff, PH7 3NE

Freehold
Offers Over £565,500
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Introduction to Craigeuan
Craigeuan Coach House and Steading provides a rare opportunity to create a superior family home with stabling, workshops and storage, which could be converted to a range of uses or to form additional residential units, all conveniently located in a magnificent setting boasting panoramic views over Strathearn and surrounding countryside, all within easy commuting distance of Perth.

Extending to approximately 16.73 Ha (41.33 Ac) in total, Craigeuan Coach House and Steading currently comprises a 1.5 storey partially redundant steading building of traditional stone and lime construction under a pitched timber framed slate roof and an existing 4-bedroom house benefiting from double glazing throughout, mains water
supply and private drainage. The property would benefit from internal refurbishment and possibly a degree of reconfiguration or extension, subject to securing the requisite planning permission.

The gardens and associated outside space immediately surrounding the Coach House and Steading complex (shown as lot 1 on the sale plan) extends to approximately 0.82 Ha (2.02 Ac) and are laid mainly to lawn with a variety of shrubs, herbaceous borders and mature trees. There is also a central courtyard which could provide ample private parking.

Historical Note
Craigeuan Coach House and Stables were originally
built to provide ancillary accommodation to the main estate house of Cultoquhey (pronounced Cul - to - whey) between 1818 and 1822 for Anthony Maxtone, the 12th Laird of Cultoquhey. The family moved into the new principal estate house in 1833 which lies immediately to the west, has now been converted into the Cultoquhey House Hotel.

The woods famed as the location for the death of Kate McNiven, the witch of Monzie, reputedly the last witch to be burned in Scotland lie to the west.

McNiven lived in the village of Monzie and was well
known as a healer and prophetess. Her family came from elsewhere in Strathearn which may have contributed to local ill feeling towards her.

In 1715, during the witch hunts, she was forced into hiding in a cave beside the Shaggy Burn, near the village of Monzie (north of Gilmerton) but was discovered and sentenced to death by fire just 20 years before the passing of the Witchcraft Act of 1735, which reduced the penalty for practicing witchcraft from death to imprisonment.

Before the sentence was carried out, McNiven is reported to have cursed the village of Monzie and the local landowner amongst others.

After her death, all her curses and predictions apparently came true, except for the one prophecy she left about the Maxtone family who may have tried to intervene thereby, receiving a prophecy of good fortune: "The day a Lord will be born with bright, lively eyes, a treasure will be found in Cultoquhey”.

The Maxtone family’s original charter for the lands at Cultoquhey is believed to have been granted around 1410, and it is thought that since that time, right up until the bulk of the estate and houses were sold in 1955, no land was either added nor removed from the estate. Like many of Scotland’s leading families, the time did eventually come
to sell the houses and land with the disposition for the sale of Craigeuan eventually being recorded in the General Register of Sasines on the 9th July 1956.

Location
Set amongst fertile Perthshire farmland, Craigeuan benefits from a south facing aspect exposing the buildings to plenty of sunlight and wide panoramic views across the gently undulating Strathearn countryside.

Located approximately 15 miles west of Perth, which is the major urban hub in the region and provides the full range of commercial, professional and leisure services one might expect, Craigeuan also benefits from convenient road links via the A85 (the main road between Crieff and Perth), which also branches off to surrounding towns and villages.

A bit closer to home are the villages of Gilmerton which is just 0.6 miles to the west or Crieff, approximately 3 miles to the south west, both of which are convenient alternatives for essentials and services.

If venturing beyond Perthshire by road, Edinburgh is approximately 57 miles to the south east, Glasgow is approximately 50 miles to the south west, while Dundee is approximately 39 miles east and Inverness 119 miles north. There is also a main line railway station available in Perth, which provides regular services to Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The sleeper service to London is also accessible on this line.

Surrounding Area
Craigeuan Coach House and Steading enjoys a rural setting within the desirable county of Perthshire. The nearby town of Crieff provides a range of quality independent shops and numerous well-regarded restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as a medical centre, veterinary surgery and post office. Primary and secondary schooling is available at the Community Campus, while private schools such as Ardveck Preparatory School, Morrison’s Academy, Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Glenalmond and Kilgraston are all within a short driving distance.

For the golfer, there are some fine courses available within relatively short distances
including the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel and golf resort, with more golf clubs at Crieff, Comrie and Auchterarder. Crieff golf course has 18 and 9 hole courses, while Comrie is also popular for a quick 9 holes after work.

The area is well regarded for its wide variety of outdoor pursuits. Crieff Hydro offers a variety of leisure facilities and outdoor activities. Additionally, for the country sports enthusiast, day tickets for salmon and sea trout fishing are available on the Rivers Tay, Almond and Earn, to name just a few, while field-sports might be available on the
larger neighbouring estates. There are, of course, abundant opportunities to enjoy the renowned Highland Perthshire landscape, with easy access to the Cairngorms National Park, which is home to numerous Munros and abundant wildlife. In the winter, skiing can be enjoyed at Aviemore or Glenshee, both of which are approximately one hour’s drive away.

Craiguean Coach House and Steading would be ideally suited to someone equine minded or perhaps interested in establishing a hobby farm in Perthshire.

Lot 1
Craigeuan Coach House and Steading
Approximately 0.82 Ha (2.02Ac)
As the name would suggest, the “Coach House and Steadings” was traditionally used when Craigeuan formed part of the larger estate of Cultoquhey. While it is thought that the property was probably built around 1820, it is believed that the current
proprietors are only the third occupiers in its approximate 200 year history.

The Coach House and Steadings are of a sought-after traditional style and of stone and lime construction under a pitched timber-framed slate covered roof.

In its current configuration, the Coach House comprises a small kitchen and shower room accessed directly from a rear door which leads to the other rooms; a cosy south facing sitting room
with wood burning stove, a large reception area/hall with wood burning stove, a further south facing living room with bay style window which bathes the interior in natural light. Alternatively,
the ground floor can be accessed by the front door which leads directly into the reception hall leading to the main staircase.

The first floor comprises a south facing master bedroom, with a further three double bedrooms and a bathroom with threepiece suite and shower over the bath.

The Coach House benefits from electric Dimplex central heating and is double-glazed throughout. Water is from the mains supply while drainage is by way of septic tank. The Coach House has a current EPC rating of F and is classed as council tax band F.

Outside, the Coach House is surrounded by a large garden, mainly laid to lawn but with some mature trees and herbaceous borders, all of which are enclosed on three sides by a combination of stock-proof fencing and mature trees. The Coach House is accessed via a hardcore drive suitable for
standard road vehicles which branches off onto a smaller gravel driveway leading to the courtyard.

Lots 2 to 6
The land at Craigeuan, extends to approximately 15.91Ha (39.31Ac) in total, is primarily south facing and classified as primarily Grade 3.2 according to the Macaulay Land Capability for Agriculture Scale (LCA). Grade 3.2 is described in the LCA as generally being capable of average production, though high yields of barley, oats and grass can be obtained. The soil type is mainly brown forest soils from the Balrownie Soil Association. Drifts derived mainly from sandstones of Lower Old Red Sandstone age.

Lot 2
Extends to approximately 6.47Ha (15.98Ac)

Lot 3
Extends to approximately 3.15Ha (7.78Ac)

Lot 4
Extends to approximately 2.06Ha (5.10Ac)

Lot 5
Extends to approximately 3.71Ha (9.17Ac)

Lot 6
Extends to approximately 0.52Ha (1.28Ac) excluding the footprint of the existing agricultural building.

Consisting of grass and a further area of rough ground leading down to the burn and unclassified public road lying immediately to the south. The agricultural building is of steel portal frame construction with corrugated steel roof and cladding, partial concrete block wall to approximately 4 feet (internally) over a poured concrete floor. The building is currently used to store grain and straw.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agent.

Directions
If coming from the north, follow the A9 south and take the 2nd exit at the Inveralmond roundabout, stay on the A9 for 0.6 miles, then take the exit signposted for Crieff A85. Turn right at the junction then turn left towards Crieff. Turn right onto the A85 and stay on this road for 12.4 miles before turning left and proceeding down the private drive where the Coach House and Steadings will be on your left.

If coming from the south, head north on the M90. At the Broxden roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A9 and stay on this road for 1.2 miles before turning left onto the A85 Crieff road. Continue on the A85 for approximately 12.4 miles miles before turning left and proceeding down the private drive where the Coach House and Steadings will be on your left.

Closing Date
A closing date may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to formally note their interest, through their solicitors, with the Selling Agents. Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is formally noted, no guarantee can be given of a closing date being set or communicated and consequently the property may be sold without further correspondence or notice being given.

Offers
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. Offers should be accompanied by appropriate anti-money laundering documentation
certified by their solicitor.

Deposit
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 Resources
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.

Date of Entry
To be mutually agreed in writing.

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
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 conditional offers submitted to the Seller. Bidwells LLP accepts no liability of any type arising from your delay or
other lack of co-operation, which may include failure to complete the transaction due to non-compliance with requests for information or failure to deliver adequate information prior to conclusion of missives. We may hold your name on our database unless you instruct us otherwise.

Third Party Rights
All sporting and mineral rights, so far as the Sellers have rights thereto, are included in the sale. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied
themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.

Lotting
It is intended to offer the property for sale as described, but the seller reserves the right to divide the property into further lots, or to withdraw the property, or to exclude any property shown in these particulars. In the event that the property is sold in lots, title conditions may be created for access and provision/maintenance of service media, and any new boundary fences required as
a result of a lotted sale that may need to be erected, at the mutual cost of the relevant purchasers.

Clawback Arrangements
Subject to the detail contained in offers received, the seller may seek the inclusion of a clawback arrangements over all or part of the property.

Rates and Home report
Council Tax Band: F
Home Report Value: £365,000
Home Report available on request
EPC Rating: F

VAT
No VAT is chargeable on the sale.

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are not
included in the sale.

Apportionments
The Council Tax and all other outgoings shall be
apportioned between the seller and the purchaser(s) as at the date of entry.

Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.

Disputes
Should any disputes arise as to the boundaries or any points arise out of these remarks, stipulations or plans, or the interpretation of any of them, the question shall be referred to the Selling Agents whose decision acting as experts, shall be final.

Plans and Areas
These are based on Ordnance Survey and are for
reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the Selling Agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or misstatements shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

Local Authority
Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House
35 Kinnoull Street
Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel: 01738 475000

Selling Agent
Bidwells
Broxden House
Lamberkine Drive
Perth, PH1 1RA
Tel: 01738 630666
Email: ross.low@bidwells.co.uk

Solicitor
T Duncan & Co
192 High St
Montrose
DD10 8NA
Tel: 01674 672533

Agent’s Note
Bidwells LLP act for themselves and for the vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that: Nothing contained in these particulars or their contents or actions, both verbally or in writing, by Bidwells LLP form any offer or contract, liability or implied obligation to any applicants, viewing parties or prospective purchasers of the property to the fullest extent permitted by law and should not be relied upon as statements or representative of fact. No person in the employment of Bidwells LLP or any joint agents has authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property. Any areas of measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only, may not be to scale and are not necessarily comprehensive. 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. No assumptions should be made that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Bidwells LLP has not carried out a
survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Where applicable all rentals and prices are quoted exclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated. Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars and the Missives of Sale, the latter shall prevail OS licence no. ES 100017734. © Copyright Bidwells LLP 2017. Bidwells LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC 344553). Registered office is Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 9LD where a list of members is available for inspection. Your statutory rights are not affected by this notice.

Sales Particulars prepared October 2019. Photographs taken in October 2019.


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