Set amidst some of the most striking scenery in Perthshire and enjoying a most tranquil location just outside the highly sought-after village of Dunkeld is this superb 4 bedroom 4 public room and 4 bathroom home benefiting from oil-fired/electric central heating, double glazing, a wealth of off-street parking, detached garage, stunning country views and generous garden grounds.
The property has undergone a high degree of refurbishment in recent years and has been tastefully and sympathetically styled to create a fantastic home perfectly equipped for the needs of modern living whilst retaining a high degree of charm and character. This most deceptive property extends to an impressive a 2379sqft in total and simply must be viewed to fully appreciate the size and quality it has to offer, as well as the picturesque surroundings and high degree of privacy. The versatile U-shaped configuration of the accommodation may also lend itself for use as an attractive B&B or simply as a generous family home and with the majority of the rooms being located on one level, may also suit those looking to downsize or retire.
Ground floor: The property is entered into a welcoming hallway with stairs to the first floor and open access into a formal dining room. The large sitting room enjoys a bright triple aspect with feature fireplace and gas fire and also double doors leading out into the rear garden.
The kitchen is fitted with a modern country-style range of base and wall units with centre island and various appliances. Double doors also lead into the dining room. A further hallway gives access to a spacious double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a useful utility room and also leads into a family room/office which links into a very charming lounge. There is also a further double bedroom and a bathroom.
First floor: On the first floor there is a pleasant landing with space for furniture, the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a further double bedroom with en-suite shower room. All four bedrooms within the property are very spacious in size and boast access to either en-suite facilities or bathroom immediately adjacent.
The large master bedroom also features a dressing area with built-in storage and a balcony window enjoying commanding views over the rear garden and towards the countryside. External Smithy Cottage has a private, south facing courtyard with gravel parking area. There are lovely mature trees landscaped with stone walls and a feature fountain to the east side.
A pathway winds through the trees and a colourful selection of shrubs towards the generous garden to the rear. This garden has been landscaped with a paved terrace, with useful access from the drawing room, before leading up through the herbaceous borders via paved steps onto the raised lawn. There is plenty of space for seating, ideal for al-fresco dining, relaxing and soaking up the serenity of the beautiful surroundings.
There is a single, detached garage with additional space for a workshop area and kennel. Location The property lies in a very quiet part of the countryside but is only about 4 miles from Dunkeld which provides most local amenities including a school, chemist, bank, supermarket, butchers, restaurants and delicatessen amongst other facilities. Perth (18 miles) has a more comprehensive range of businesses and high street shops along with various art galleries, a concert hall, a racecourse and leisure opportunities.
There are good location links with the A9 providing access to the north and south, and connecting to the motorway network. Edinburgh airport lies 57 miles to the south while Dundee airport is only 27 miles to the east and has regular flights to London Stanstead Airport. The nearest train station is at Birnam with regular mainline services to Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London (including the sleeper service). For local schooling, the Royal Dunkeld primary school has an excellent reputation and there are buses to Breadalbane Academy with its new campus in Aberfeldy for secondary education with a wider selection of schools in Perth. For private schooling there are several schools in Perthshire including Craigclowan School, Kilgraston, Strathallan and Glenalmond College.
The Perthshire countryside has always attracted people to the area due to its beauty, wildlife and wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities on offer. Strath Tay, the Sma’ Glen, and Strath Ardle have some of Scotland’s most spectacular low ground and hill walking. Locally there are an abundance of woodland paths and cycle routes through Craigvinean Forest and Inver, with additional scenic walks to the Rumbling Bridge, The Hermitage and along the River Tay.
For keen bird watchers there is the bird sanctuary at Loch of Lowes which is only about a mile from Dunkeld. Within a mile of Dunkeld is its golf course, with a further range of courses nearby including the 18-hole courses at Pitlochry and Perth, the championship course at Rosemount and the world famous courses at Gleneagles which are only 34 miles to the south.
Perthshire is also renowned for its opportunities for country sports including pheasant and grouse shooting which are available to let locally, and there is the shooting school at Dunkeld. There is salmon and sea trout fishing available on the River Tay system, on the Almond, the Ericht, the Islay, the Tummel and the Tilt.
From Perth head North on the A9 for approximately 14 miles until reaching Dunkeld. Head into Dunkeld, crossing the Telford Bridge over the River Tay and head through Atholl Street until reaching a sign post on the right for Blairgowrie (A923). Continue along this road until reaching a signpost for Snaigow and take this road on the right. Pass the access into the Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve, continue alongside the loch and on until reaching a small cluster of properties on the left where Smithy Cottage is clearly identified by it’s own sign at the roadside and our for sale board.
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