Tomdachoille Farmhouse, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5NA
A unique opportunity to purchase a traditional farmhouse and approximately 0.99 acres of land, in a much sought-after location within rural Highland Perthshire.
Tomdachoille Farmhouse would be ideally suited to those with an appreciation of not just the setting in itself, but equally those wishing to make the most of the range of outdoor activities available in the surrounding area.
Stunning secluded location overlooking the River Tummel
Traditional two storey stone-built farmhouse
Generous enclosed mature garden with charming small established fruit orchard
Approximately 0.86 acres of amenity broadleaf woodland
Pitlochry 2 miles, Perth 28 miles, Edinburgh Airport 69 miles, Glasgow Airport 94 miles
Offers over £300,000
Tomdachoille Farmhouse sits in a sheltered position (approximately 98 metres above sea level) on the south side of Pitlochry and the River Tummel. The gently sloping secluded setting allows one to fully appreciate the spectacular Highland Perthshire scenery and the full array of colours with the passing of seasons.
The pretty Victorian town of Pitlochry is steeped in history and has become a popular recreational and tourist destination due to its spectacular scenery and accessibility from Central Scotland. Tomdachoille Farmhouse is located less than 2 miles from Pitlochry and on the outskirts of the hamlet of Dunfallandy. The property is conveniently located to take advantage of local services which provides quality independent shops, galleries, dentists, banks and numerous well-regarded places to eat. Primary schooling is available in both Pitlochry and Ballinluig, while the local high school is also in Pitlochry. Various highly regarded private schools are available within the wider Perthshire area including Morrisons Academy, Glenalmond College and Strathallan.
A wider range of services and amenities including a hospital and larger supermarkets can be found in Perth, approximately 28 miles to the south.
Tomdachoille Farmhouse is less than 2 miles from the A9 which provides excellent transport links both north and south while the Pitlochry mainline railway station provides regular services to Inverness, Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as the Caledonian sleeper service to London.
Despite these convenient transport links, the relatively isolated nature of the property offers a rarely available degree of privacy in what is a highly sought-after area.
Tomdachoille Farmhouse is accessed by a 90-metre hardcore track suitable for most standard road vehicles. The track leads down to a private gate which then opens out to the west of the property.
Perthshire is widely known as Big Tree Country and beautiful walks can be found amongst the majestic Douglas fir and Scots pine forest at The Hermitage, less than two miles away. If you want to go slightly further afield, you might take a wander through the forests that border the Bruar Falls, one of Perthshires most famous beauty spots by Blair Atholl.
The Cairngorms National Park is a short drive north and is home to numerous Munros and diverse wildlife. Outdoor activities including fishing, stalking, mountain biking, canoeing and climbing can all be found locally, while in the winter, skiing can be enjoyed at Aviemore or Glenshee, both approximately one hours' drive away.
Culturally the area also has a vibrant arts scene with the internationally acclaimed Pitlochry Festival Theatre, known as Scotland's 'Theatre in the Hills which has a busy calendar of theatrical performances and other events throughout the year and is just a short walk away, less than 2 miles from Tomdachoille Farmhouse. Pitlochry is renowned not only for the festival theatre, but the Hydro Dam and the salmon ladder are also popular attractions. Further south, the Birnam Arts Centre also boasts 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.
For the golfer there are some fine courses available within relatively short distances, including Pitlochry golf course which boasts fantastic views of the surrounding countryside as well as the Dunkeld and Birnam golf course positioned within a glorious woodland setting further south. Further north, Blair Atholl also has a golf course as well as the exceptional Blair Castle and Gardens. The House of Bruar, thought of as one of Scotlands most prestigious independent shopping experiences, is located just over 20 minutes drive from Tomdachoille Farmhouse, and provides a wide selection of country clothing and a famous food hall and delicatessen. Nearby Dunkeld offers a wide range of walks for all abilities, including Birnam Hill, The Hermitage and various walks along the famous River Tay.
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.
Tomdachoille Farmhouse is of traditional stone and lime construction under a pitched timber framed slate covered roof. The four-bedroom house is spread over two floors, the first floor consists of an open plan kitchen/dining room, reception room with fireplace ready to receive a solid fuel stove, a spacious utility room/boot room and large hallway with storage cupboards. The first floor consists of four bedrooms and a shower room.
While the property would benefit from a degree of internal refurbishment to bring it up to modern standard, it provides potential purchasers with the opportunity to put their own stamp on what is sure to become a comfortable family home.
The property currently extends to approximately 121m2 over two floors and includes the following:
Kitchen (4.40m x 3.60m)
Reception room (4.40m x 3.56m)
Utility room/boot room (3.00m x 2.48m)
Bathroom (2.70m x 2.00m)
Double bedroom 1 (3.90m x 3.10m)
Double bedroom 2 (3.60m x 3.60m)
Double bedroom 3 (3.70m x 3.10m)
Double bedroom 4 (3.70m x 3.10m)
Shower room (2.30m x 2.00m)
GARDEN AND LAND
The property benefits from a generous enclosed garden which surrounds the property. The garden is partially laid to lawn complementing a range of well-maintained mature shrubs and herbaceous borders. Additionally, there is a charming small established fruit orchard near the access track. This sheltered and bright garden will provide a varied habitat and shelter for a diverse wildlife. The garden is a short walk to the River Tummel where you can enjoy the stunning views across the Tummel valley towards Ben-y-Vrackie which sits above Pitlochry.
The enclosed garden extends to approximately 0.13 acres, just beyond this sits a small concrete block construction under a timber framed corrugated iron roof which could be brought back into serviceable condition and repurposed as a potting shed or for storage of garden equipment.
In addition, there is approximately 0.86 acres of north facing hillside leading down towards the River Tummel predominantly planted in mature broadleaves. This area may benefit from thinning which would allow one to enjoy an unobstructed view of the river.
Tomdachoille Farmhouse benefits from partial double glazing while heating is provided by an oil-fired wet system. There is mains electricity and telephone service, the water supply is from a private source originating from elsewhere on the Estate and drainage is by way of a private septic tank.
It is intended that the purchaser would take ownership of the private access track coloured pink on the plan leading towards the property. However, ownership of the section coloured blue would remain with the Estate with full access rights being granted and maintenance costs being shared on a user basis with the neighbouring proprietors and other authorised users.
Rates and Home Report
Council Tax Band: E
Home Report Value: £300,000 (house only)
Home Report available on request
EPC rating: F
Strictly by prior agreement with the selling agents who should be contacted in advance to advise on access arrangements.
When travelling south on the A9, towards Pitlochry, exit the A9 at the Foss Road junction on the left, near Fonab Castle. Continue on the Foss Road for approximately 0.5 miles. Turn right on to an unnamed road, sign posted for Dunfallandy. Continue on this road for approximately 1.2 miles, take a slight left down a discrete private track for approximately 100 yards and you will reach the gate for Tomdachoille Farmhouse.
When travelling north on the A9, towards Pitlochry, exit the A9 onto the A924. Continue on the A924 for approximately 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Bridge Road, sign posted for Festival Theatre, continue for approximately 0.2 miles. Turn left on to an unnamed road, sign posted for Dunfallandy. Continue on this road for approximately 1.2 miles, take a slight left down a discrete private track for approximately 100 yards and you will reach the gate for Tomdachoille Farmhouse.