For sale Drumcroy Holiday Lodge, Development Opportunity, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2EA

Offers Over £160,000
For full details please request or download the brochure.

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 and Glasgow.

Drumcroy previously formed part of the neighbouring farm and came under the current proprietor’s ownership in 2015. Following an initial amendment to the existing planning permission at that time, and a further revision last year in light of the increasing interest in the domestic holiday/leisure market, the density and variety of lodge has been increased, alongside the introduction of a large and flexible accommodation complex capable of catering for larger groups, smaller parties or couples as required.

Nestled amongst the undulating foothills of the highland fringe at approximately 135 metres above sea level, Drumcroy 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 10-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, the major urban hub in the region, which 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 grade separated 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 tp London is also accessible on this line.

Surrounding Area
The Drumcroy Development would be ideally suited to the developer looking to cater for the ’staycation’, or long weekend holidaymaker who is keen to secure an escape from the city to take advantage of the abundant outdoor pursuits available across wider Highland Perthshire, or to simply relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery.

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.

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 Perthshire’s most famous beauty spots near Blair Atholl.

You might also visit the Yew Tree in Fortingall, thought to be the oldest living thing in Europe at approximately 5,000 years old, or 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 landscape with Strath Tummel, Loch Rannoch and Schiehallion to the north and Loch Tay to the west. The internationally acclaimed Cairngorms National Park is, of course, 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 Scotland’s ‘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 (yet 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 numerous well-regarded restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Aberfeldy also boasts the Birks Cinema and the award-winning Watermill Bookshop, while the Breadalbane Community Campus provides a swimming pool, climbing wall, squash court, fitness suite, drama studio and library.
Extending to approximately 4.05 Ha (10.02 acres), the Drumcroy development site lies immediately to the south of the A827 public road, which is the main access route into Aberfeldy.

Lot 3
Extending to approximately 1.16 Hectares (2.87 acres), Lot 3 occupies the north west or bottom third of the site and includes 3 x 4 bedroom lodges and a large and flexible accommodation complex, ideally suited to catering to both large or small groups as the market might dictate
general information

Full details of the relevant planning permissions and supporting documentation are available through Perth and Kinross Council’s planning department web portal or, via a secure data room managed by the sellers solicitors, access to which will be granted following the provision of some salient information by a prospective purchaser(s) to the selling agents.

Further information on specific elements of the property
as a whole and the constituent lots, including indicative
turnover and associated financial information relating to
the management of the existing holiday letting business
adjacent to site, planning documents and the deed
of conditions governing rights and responsibilities in
relation to the common areas will be made available via
an online data room, to those who have formally noted
their interest with the Selling Agent and either booked or
undertaken a viewing.

The neighbouring farmer has a right of access through
the gate from the public road (A827) at the bottom of the
site but must turn immediately left to enter an adjacent
parcel of land. The sellers are not aware of any other 3rd
party rights except those to be incorporated into each
lot title following a sale by virtue of the existing deed of
conditions. .

Strictly by appointment through the Selling Agent.

A closing date may be fixed for individual lots or indeed
the entire site. 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.
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