A remarkable Perthshire country house
Dalriach House is situated within striking distance of some of Perthshire's most beautiful natural landmarks and towns: Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Dunkeld, Blair Castle, The Queen's View, Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion as well as lochs Tummel, Rannoch and Tay to name a few. With so much dramatic countryside on the doorstep there is a huge choice of outdoor activities available in the area including a glorious riverside walk only a short distance from the house.
Considering its rural location, the house is very well provided for locally. There is a village shop, Post Office, medical centre and primary school in Kinloch Rannoch (6 miles). Pitlochry and Aberfeldy (both about 14 miles) have supermarkets, professional services and a selection of independent shops and restaurants. Aberfeldy's Birks Cinema and Pitlochry's much loved Festival Theatre are excellent local sources of entertainment. The well known House of Bruar provides an impressive one-stop shopping experience only 12 miles away and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Breadalbane Academy provides primary to secondary education in Aberfeldy while private schools in Perthshire include Strathallan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond, Morrisons Academy, Craigclowan and Ardvreck. The A9 at Pitlochry provides fast access north and south while trains run regularly from Pitlochry to London and Inverness.
Dalriach House dates back as far as 1783 and was substantially extended in the early 20th century creating the handsome Edwardian country house that exists today. With two sweeping driveways and expanses of neat lawn, a paddock and woodland at the front of the house it has a beautiful south facing setting and commands quite a presence. Over the last 9 years Dalriach House has been beautifully refurbished and every room is immaculately presented.
The front door opens to a broad tiled vestibule and then to a welcoming reception hall. With its wood burning stove, double doors to the drawing room, decorative plasterwork and painted panelled staircase it is a beautiful room and ideal for entertaining. The two main features of the drawing room are a charming circular bay window and a decorative marble fireplace. The dining room is similarly characterised by a large bay window and a carved fireplace inset with marble believed to come from Glen Tilt. The dining kitchen is fitted with oak units, a four oven cream aga and has a beautiful parquet floor. The utility room is fitted with a pretty painted timber dresser and a run of units. The library is a cosy but bright room fitted with bookshelves and a wood-burning stove. Beyond is the study which is fitted with timber cabinetry and has its original fireplace. At the back of the house a series of useful rooms include two pantries with their original cold slate shelves, the laundry/boiler room and a WC beside the back door.
There is a front and a back staircase to the first floor. The main landing gives access to a luxurious principal bedroom suite where the dressing room is one of the highlights of the property. Fitted with floor to ceiling cupboards as well as a central island it has fabulous storage as well as being lit by two large south facing windows. The principal bedroom has a large bay window and a beautiful contemporary bathroom. Five further double bedrooms share two bathrooms and two separate WCs.
A smart gated entrance opens to a lovely front driveway to a lovely front driveway flanked by woodland, the paddock, and then by expanses of lawn. There is plenty of parking in front and behind the house, along with a separate double garage. Two covered verandahs outside the drawing room and dining room are pretty and sheltered spots to sit out in good weather. There are colourful herbaceous borders on the eastern side of the house and two grassy paddocks; one at the rear of the house and one beside the front driveway. These would be ideal for keeping hobby livestock. Opposite the rear driveway entrance is a small path leading to a beautiful section of the River Tummel which has a footpath along the riverbank.
A range of stores at the back of the house are currently used as follows:
A charming old stone bothy with whitewashed walls and a corrugated iron roof has most recently been used as a hay store but offers enormous potential depending on a buyer's requirements
Square Footage: 6595 sq ft
Acreage: 6.56 Acres
Heading north from Perth leave the A9 just north of Pitlochry and join the B8079. After about 1.5 miles turn left on to the B8019 and follow this road past the Queen's View, along the side of Loch Tummel until reaching Tummel Bridge. The entrance to Dalriach House is on the right-hand side about 1.2 miles after leaving Tummel Bridge on the road to Kinloch Rannoch.