A rare opportunity to purchase this DETACHED STEADING BUILDING which is situated in approximately 2 acres of land and has the benefit of magnificent views of Loch Tay to the front and of Ben Lawers to the rear.
- Fantastic Opportunity
- Stunning Surrounding
- Detached Steading
Room InformationWester Croftintygan Steading has full planning permission with extensive and detailed plans, building warrant and full structural engineer plans. The design of the Steading conversion with the current plans will give four large bedrooms, attractive vaulted ceilings in the public rooms and an impressive stairway within the entrance hall. The proposed total floor space is approximately 347m² which includes the garage and plant room. The current plans offer an open plan kitchen leading to a dining room with four apex-to-gable windows overlooking the loch. The dining room will be separated from the lounge with a central log burning stove with full height stone fireplace. The glass frontage will make the most of the superb views over Loch Tay and provide solar gain to help heat the property.
The water supply is via a newly drilled borehole which has been completed to supply the steading an excellent yield of private water. A temporary treatment plan is housed in a shed inside the steading and will be incorporated into the plant room on completion of the build.
There is a newly laid mains electric supply via underground cable to the proposed plant room and garage (which is currently in a temporary supply box).
An underground telephone cable has also been laid from supply pole into the proposed plant utility area.
Some preparatory groundworks have been undertaken to improve drainage and access on site, e.g. land drains.
For the proposed heating, the intention is to use a borehole for a ground-source heat pump which will heat the house with free renewable energy via an underfloor heating system on the ground floor and radiators on the upper floor. There is also the option to fit solar PV panels if preferred to help with environmental credentials.
The change of use, alterations and extensions to change from the steading to a dwelling house can be found under planning number 18/00356/FLL or on the following web link:
There are several alternative plan designs drawn up to give options for the project.
We understand that as the building is currently classed as agricultural, it is not subject to LLBT (Land and Buildings Transaction Tax), meaning a saving of up to £10,000 on the purchase.
Additionally since the existing structure is agricultural, we understand that the converted property will be classed as a New Build and therefore rated Zero for VAT. This means that conversion costs are VAT free which is a saving of 20% on build costs.
The property is located just a short distance from the Lawers Inn, and the highly desirable village of Kenmore is approximately 7 miles to the North East where there are day-to-day requirements including a primary school, general store/post office, hotels and the Courtyard with a bistro and shop. Killin is approximately 7 miles to the South West where there are also a range of amenities. The area offers a variety of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, golf course, hiking, bird watching and fishing which is available on the rivers Tay, Tummel and Dochart. Golfers can enjoy local courses at Strathtay, Aberfeldy, Kenmore and Pitlochry. There are main line train stations at Pitlochry and Dunkeld with direct services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London. A sleeper service to London Kings Cross is also available. Perth is the closest city where there is a further range of shopping and retail facilities together with major supermarkets and further schooling.