HD Video Available. Presented to the market in exceptional condition throughout is this charming two bedroom semi detached cottage in the small rural hamlet of New Fowlis.
The cottage has an interesting history, being originally part of the local blacksmith's yard that served the area.
The current owners have embarked on a complete renovation of the cottage with the creation of an open-plan living, dining & kitchen area on the ground floor, the installation of a new shower room on the first floor and the creation of a utility room & WC on the ground floor. New replacement double-glazed windows have been fitted throughout, with the addition of new velux roof windows. The roof itself has been completely overhauled, with new sarking, leadwork, reclaimed Welsh slate, gulleys and ridges. Rainwater goods have been replaced, porch rebuilt and exterior stonework repaired and repointed with lime mortar. Further modernisation includes a mains gas-fired combi boiler & central heating system plus the installation of a wood burning stove. All internal walls and flooring have been renewed, with insulation in exterior walls and underfloor. Solid English oak is now a feature on the ground floor.
Externally there is a small but well designed garden offering the perfect spot to relax in the summer months. There are two private parking spaces provided.
Smithy cottage lies in the picturesque Strathearn Valley and is less than five miles from Crieff. This town provides an excellent array of facilities including a variety of independent shops, two supermarkets, a health centre, library, banks, two primary schools and a secondary school. In addition, there are the independent schools of Morrison's Academy and Ardvreck, whilst slightly further afield, are Glenalmond College, Strathallan, Craigclowan and Kilgraston.
Crieff also offers excellent recreational facilities. The Crieff Hydro Hotel has a swimming pool, equestrian centre, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, gym and restaurants with pretty woodland walks lying above on The Knock, the hill sitting at the top of Crieff and from where panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and mountains beyond can be enjoyed. Crieff Golf Club offers both an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole course.
The vibrant country town of Perth, lying some 13.5 miles to the east, offers many services including individual and national retailers, cinema, theatre, modern concert hall, museum, restaurants, railway and bus stations and Perth Royal Infirmary.
Both Edinburgh and Glasgow, with their international airports, can be reached in around an hour's journey by car whilst Dundee, approximately 36 miles to the west, has an airport with a regular service to London Stansted. EPC - C
A few things about this property:
- Two bedroom semi detached cottage
- Open-plan living, dining & kitchen area
- Utility room
- Shower room
The finer detail:
- Gas-fired combi boiler
- Wood burning stove
- Double-glazed windows
- EPC - C
Crieff in Perth and Kinross, is a medium sized market town (population 7,368) that lies 17.8 miles (28km) west from Perth. The town lies on the A85 road between Perth and Crianlarich and on the A822 between Greenloaning and Aberfeldy, situated amongst spectacular scenery.
Victorian villas and more modern detached homes and terraces are common housing options and schools in the area include Morrison’s Academy and Crieff Primary.
The town has historically been a popular tourist destination, and there are plenty of attractions on offer today including The Famous Grouse Experience - the oldest distillery in Scotland and home of the famous tipple - with tours, tastings and events. For those looking to enjoy the beautiful countryside around there is the local MacRosty Park, walking, fishing, boating and canoeing on Loch Earn at St Fillans and hillwalking at nearby Glen Ledknock. The annual Crieff Highland Games continue to draw crowds each year and the Crieff Hydro Hotel, provides 4 star accommodation and self-catering holiday lets. The Crieff Hydro Leisure Club offers various membership packages to local residents too.