A unique, architect designed property in a magnificent setting
Ground Floor: Entrance hall | Open plan, split-level kitchen/Sitting room/Dining room | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and sauna | Second bedroom with en suite shower room | Cloakroom with WC First Floor: Bedroom 4/Study | Single bedroom
Tomghuibhais is an architect-designed property of stone and timber construction with timber cladding under a pitched slate roof. The house was built on a hillside and has been designed to take advantage of the magnificent views offered from the elevated position. This unique property is accessed directly off a country lane, located to the south of Aberfeldy. Inside the property, an entrance hall leads to a conservatory and a spacious split-level living area with wooden flooring and a wood burning stove. The property is filled with interesting interior features such as the exposed stone walls, wooden beams and pillars. The dining area is raised above the lounge and is approached via a flight of wooden steps. The master bedroom has a tiled en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool spa bath and a Finnish sauna while a second double bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The bedrooms are wooden clad with a mixture of tiled and carpeted flooring. A spiral staircase leads to a cosy snug/fourth bedroom with a wood burning stove and benefits from incredible views of the valley. Adjacent to the snug is a single bedroom with a Velux skylight and timber clad ceiling. Tomghuibhais has large windows on the ground floor to capture the majestic views, while the stepped windows and balcony on the first floor show some of the architectural flair used in the design of the property.
Tomghuibhais is accessed directly off Urlar Road with a concrete parking area at the rear of the property and a lean-to wood store nearby. Outside, a sun deck adjoins the property above the terraced garden providing a wonderful space for outdoor entertaining. At the back of the house there are two lawns bordered by a fence line, trees including silver birch, and a small stone wall with a path bordering the outside of the house. At the front of the property, steps lead down from the sun deck onto the lawn which slopes downward and is bordered by coniferous and broadleaf woodland.
Tomghuibhais occupies a spectacular position on the southern edge of Aberfeldy with views of the valley to the north. The Birks of Aberfeldy of Burns poetry fame is a wooded gorge on the doorstep of Tomghuibhais and provides scenic walks. The mountains of Glen Lyon, which is the longest enclosed glen in Scotland and also happens to be one of the prettiest, are visible in the distance.
The centre of the Victorian resort and market town of Aberfeldy is just to the north of the property. Banking and medical facilities including a cottage hospital, a butchers, delicatessen bakery, clothing, gift and antique shops are within easy reach. Aberfeldy also offers cultural facilities such as an art gallery, a library, an award winning independent bookshop and a community owned cinema. There is also a monthly farmers market. There are local primary schools and the refurbished Breadalbane Academy provides secondary schooling and community sports and leisure facilities. Tomghuibhais is well placed for some of Scotlands best private schools with daily buses running from Aberfeldy to Morrisons Academy, Ardvreck School and Glenalmond College. There is a railway station at Pitlochry providing daily services to Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as services to London which includes the sleeper train. Pitlochry also provides a range of facilities including the renowned Festival Theatre. Nearby country hotels and restaurants include Fortingall, The Grandtully Hotel and The Ailean Chraggan.
Perthshire is world famous for its field sports. Red deer stalking and grouse shooting are available to let from nearby estates. The River Tay runs through Aberfeldy and is considered to be of the Big Four salmon rivers in Scotland, making it one of the most famous salmon fisheries in the world. For golfers, there are several local courses including Aberfeldy, Kenmore and Pitlochry and the venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup, Gleneagles, is 33 miles away. The nearby mountains such as Schiehallion are popular with walkers while water sports are available on Loch Tay.
For Tomghuibhais, follow the A9 and the A827 to Aberfeldy. In the centre of the town, turn left on to the A826 signposted Crieff. On the outskirts of town, turn right on to Urlar Road (signposted). Tomghuibhais is on the right.Read all
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