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Private Road, Scotland, PH9

2016-06-24 00:00:00
Reference number: REF467495
795,000 £
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms 9 Baths
Square Feet 2850 Sqft
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Private Road
Jun 24, 2016
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Private Road, Ballinluig Near Pitlochry PH9
Charming former Kingshouse, or government inn, built circa 1700 set in 5.2 acres in a glorious position on the River Tummel, 2 miles south of Pitlochry (Dunkeld 9 miles, Perth 18 miles) on the former road, which now serves as the private track for the house, which was superseded by the advent of the railway in 1866 necessitating the diversion of the A9 trunk road.The property comprises the principal house and three letting properties situated around a courtyard, and a good range of outbuildings. It enjoys riparian trout fishing rights on the river Tummel, and in the Pitcastle and Broom burns which traverse the property. There is an orchard and three paddocks.The house faces west over a fine lawn which stretches down to the river bank, with unbroken views beyond to the Logierait Woods and hills creating a superb backdrop. It is a B listed property, and features include two staircases, working shutters throughout and a magnificent drawing room. Some considerable decorative upgrading is now required as well as a new kitchen, but the property is nevertheless attractively individualistic, and the roof and windows in sound condition.Queen Victoria is said to have stopped here on her first tour of the Highlands. The Earl of Mar raised the Atholl men at Moulinarn for the rising of 1715, and Bonnie Prince Charlie is supposed to have stayed in the ’45. During its time as an inn it received mixed reviews. In her “Memoirs of a Highland Lady” in 1828 Elizabeth Grant describes Moulinarn as “ Dirty without and dark within//and nought to be had but whisky” while in 1823 John Maccallum narrates “No one who values his reputation must pass Moulinearn without drinking of Mrs. Pennycuik\'s Atholl brose, even though his horses were willing to go forward without corn and water……. Moulinearn is not only beautiful as an albergo, inasmuch as its exterior is festooned with honeysuckles and roses, and its interior with hams and sausages, and as the limpid streams of water without, are rivalled by the more limpid rills of whiskey within, but it is beautiful in place and position ; too beautiful for an inn. \"Mihi est propositrum in taberna mori, \" said the noted drunkard: Other philosophers have proposed, on other considerations, to die in inns: But a wiser man would chose to live at Moulinearn. Let the artist take his pencil in his hand, and he will carry away memorials that shall last when the taste of Atholl brose has long faded from his palate……”The three letting properties, clustered around an attractive small courtyard, while not fully marketed at present, have the potential to realise a significant income throughout the year and have been well modernised
9 Baths
Square Feet
2850 Sqft
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