Savills | Niel Gow Cottage, Inver, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0JR | Property for sale
1,299 sq ft(120.68 sq m)
Offers over £385,000($715,553)

Niel Gow CottageInver, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0JR

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2021
  • Charming traditional single storey cottage
  • 3-4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms
  • Private south facing garden
  • Linked to Dunkeld by footpath
  • Close to A9, shops and Dunkeld train station

*Closing Date set Wednesday 16th June at 12noon* A charming and historic cottage by Dunkeld

About this property

  • Niel Gow Cottage is a B Listed traditional stone and slate cottage believed to date from the early 1700s. Originally it was two semi-detached thatched cottages and over the years it has been sympathetically extended and modernised. A plaque fixed to the exterior of the house is in memory of Niel Gow, the celebrated Scottish fiddler who lived at the cottage from 1727 – 1807. His son and grandson were also brilliant fiddlers and continued living at the cottage after he died. The 17th annual Niel Gow Festival will take place in Dunkeld and Birnam in March 2022.

    The main entrance to the cottage is via a bright porch which opens to a hallway running the length of the property. The main rooms in the house all face south and overlook the garden. At the west end of the house a dining room with fireplace is connected to the sitting room with double doors. The two rooms make a lovely space for entertaining. The sitting room also has a fireplace and French windows opening to the garden. The kitchen has a two oven AGA and there is space for a small dining table. At the east end of the house the principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. Two further bedrooms share a shower room. In addition there is a small single bedroom which would make an ideal office and has a door to the garden.

    Niel Gow Cottage comes with about 0.47 acres of which 0.44 acres is the garden laid out to the front of the house and 0.03 acres is situated on the north side of the property and provides space to park opposite the main entrance door. The garden is elevated, south facing and private. It is currently mainly down to lawn enclosed by a beech hedge but there is plenty of space to create herbaceous borders and plant a vegetable garden. There is also a garden shed.

    Strictly by appointment with Savills – 01738 477525.

    Mains water, electricity and private drainage.
    Oil fired central heating.

    Local Authority & tax band
    Perth and Kinross Council tax band D

    Fixtures & Fittings
    The carpets, curtains, appliances and light fittings are included in the sale. The wooden playhouse in the garden is excluded from the sale.

    Photos Taken and brochure produced
    May 2021

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I love the fact that the cottage is just a footpath away from two glorious rivers, The Hermitage woods and a coffee in Dunkeld.

Stephanie ClarkeProperty agent

Local information

  • Niel Gow Cottage is situated in the pretty and historic village of Inver which lies just to the west of the A9 by Dunkeld between the rivers Braan and Tay. The village is largely owned by Atholl Estates and is characterised by its traditional stone cottages formed around the old village square. From Inver there is a walkway to Dunkeld, and also to The Hermitage. The Hermitage is a stretch of magical Perthshire forest on the banks of the River Braan which is now looked after by the National Trust for Scotland and was designed as a pleasure ground in the early 18th century for the Dukes of Atholl.
  • Beautiful and dramatic countryside surrounds Niel Gow Cottage which is ideally positioned to take advantage of all Perthshire has to offer. In addition to several beautiful walks and mountain bike trails in and around Inver and Dunkeld there is salmon fishing on the Tay, stalking and shooting on local estates, water sports on various lochs as well as the River Tay and skiing at Glenshee (30 miles). Just outside Dunkeld, the Loch of the Lowes is famous for its ospreys and together with Loch of Clunie attracts many migratory birds.
  • Dunkeld, with its historic cathedral and picturesque setting on the banks of the River Tay, has a fabulous selection of independent shops, cafés, hotels and galleries. The arts and conference centre in Birnam (1 mile) as well as Pitlochry's Festival Theatre (13 miles) are superb local cultural resources. There is a choice of secondary schooling in and around Perth along with the Royal School of Dunkeld. Perth also has a comprehensive selection of shops and restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities as well as professional and health services.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Perth take the A9 north for about 12.5 miles. Pass the turning on the right to Dunkeld and just a few metres further on take the left turn towards Crieff. Then turn immediately right to the village of Inver. Follow the road for just over 500m before turning right over the River Braan and enter into the village. Keep left, passing the village square on the right and follow the road around a hairpin bend. Pass Springbank Cottage on the left and arrive at Niel Gow Cottage on the right. There is space to park opposite the cottage.
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold