A pretty thatched cottage with B listed derelict cottage and walled garden offering tremendous potential.
Garden Cottage and West Cottage are situated in a hamlet once known as the "fermtoun" of Tullicro. There are just four other inhabited properties in the group, three of which are arranged around a neat triangle of grass affectionately known as the village green. Most of the neighbouring properties are traditional stone buildings which have been sympathetically developed and extended.
Formerly an 18th century traditional stone cart shed, Garden Cottage was converted in 2000 into a delightful but simple thatched cottage with pretty dormer windows reminiscent of cottages in the nearby conservation village of Fortingall. The property consists of a ground floor store room with a bedroom, bathroom and utility room servicing the upstairs studio room which has south and north facing dormer windows, a wood burning stove and a fitted kitchen along one wall. There is space for a dining table and comfortable seating. From the kitchen there are lovely views over the Tay Valley. In 2013 the cottage was extended at the west end where there is now a bedroom with a room above which is currently accessed by a pull down ladder but which has a window, flooring, and power sockets.
West Cottage is a pretty little cottage also likely to pre-date Garden Cottage and is believed to have been part of a longhouse which incorporated a byre for animals. The cottage has been derelict for many years. It is listed Grade B by Historic Environment Scotland and is now a rare example of local traditional construction with its cruck framed roof beneath a thatched and corrugated iron roof. Interested parties are encouraged to seek advice from Perth and Kinross Planning Authority to understand what development potential there is for West Cottage.
THE WALLED GARDEN
Behind Garden Cottage is an enchanting, and now overgrown, walled garden. At one time the garden was a productive fruit and vegetable garden planted with herbaceous borders and it still has a productive orchard and soft fruit bushes. The garden has two timber garden sheds along with a timber summerhouse / store.
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This rather romantic pair of rural cottages benefits from a handful of neighbours, providing a welcome small community feel, and yet is at the heart of a spectacular and uninterrupted Scottish landscape.Stephanie Clarke