A fully restored country house, income producing courtyard cottages and luxury pine lodges, trout ponds and a range of ancillary buildings, all set in about 26 acres in a classic highland mountains and glens setting by the River Dochart.
Acharn House is a detached country estate house set amid parkland type grounds. It is of substantial stone construction under a slated roof, with high pitch dormer apexes, the soffits
of which are intricately carved to the front elevation.
An extension is to the rear elevation and
blends well with original architecture. The accommodation is laid out across two well-
presented levels and the home is well set up for family and guest entertaining and living.
Internally, there is good use of heritage tiling and ceramics, hardwood flooring, Regency
cornicing and plaster work, all teamed with a fresh neutral palette of décor. The house has
been completed with Swedish triple glazing, biomass heating and greater than regulation-required levels of insulation creating high levels of thermal retention, all combining to improve the efficiency of Acharn House.
The package of assets at Acharn House are currently income producing, and there may be scope (subject to planning permission) to increase the enterprise. The assets also lend themselves well toward multi-generational family living and given the level of accommodation and the situation of great natural scenic beauty the assets could easily be conceived as a wedding and guests venue destination.
Outer canopy porch and outer door to vestibule with tiled floor, door with cut glass detail to broad entrance reception hallway with heritage terra cotta tile and detailed inlay, open archway to drawing room with bay window formation and working open fireplace set in Adam style with marble hearth and slips, door to garden style family/TV room with pine lined vaulted ceiling, exposed stone wall, warming multi fuel burner and twin leaf doors to gardens. Study or home office with a range of glazed fitted furniture and gun safe. Former main reception hallway with under stairs stores. Formal dining room, conservatory with exposed natural stone wall and twin leaf doors to gardens. Well-equipped breakfasting kitchen with space for table and chairs, polished marble worktops, inset cream coloured 4-oven Aga range cooker with timber over mantle and wrought ironmongery, side door to gardens. Rear hall with pine panel to dado height and door to rear gardens, cloaks area, inner rear hallway with fitted furniture to utility room, temperature controlled dry goods and pantry store. Pine lined rest room, shower and turbo spa bathroom, Nordic sauna with Jukkas burner.
Restored original staircase to split three quarter landing leading to main upper hallway leading to bedroom 1 (master suite) double bedroom open plan to well fitted dressing room with glazed projection tower neuk, en suite shower room with wet zone type shower enclosure, bedroom 2 with en suite shower room. Secondary upper hallway with access via retractable ladder to insulated and floored attic space, family bath and shower room, bedroom 3, a twin room with fitted furniture, fitness/conditioning room with fitted furniture, bedrooms 4 and 5 with velux and gable windows, both with en suite shower rooms and fitted furniture.
Acharn House Cottages
Situated to the rear of Acharn House and created from a range of former stone steadings. There are 6 fully refurbished cottages and ancillary buildings, all completed in white painted stone and under slated roofs. One of the cottages, Birch, was originally 2 cottages and could be converted back with the fitting of a kitchen. The cottages are arranged around a generous block paved courtyard.
Finnish Pine Lodges
On an elevated woodland setting to the west of the main house, 3 detached quality Finnish solid pine lodges, with open fronted canopies and mineral felt tile roofs.
Larch, Alder, Maple
Outer entrance canopies, Outer door to stylish open plan sitting and dining rooms, arch to well equipped kitchen, bedrooms 1 and 2, both featuring inbuilt furniture, wet wall finished bath/shower room in Larch and wheelchair accessible walk-in shower in Maple and Alder, outside utilities room. Larch has twin leaf doors from the sitting room to an expansive woodland facing raised deck/veranda.
The self-catered holiday enterprise of Acharn House Cottages and The Pine Lodges, operating at approx. 80% occupancy, generate about £250,000 per annum, less the cost of sales. There may exist scope (subject to planning) to increase the holiday letting enterprise.
Outer canopy, small entrance vestibule, open plan sitting room, dining area and fitted kitchen, stairs to half landing to bedroom 1, full landing to bedroom 2, both rooms with fitted furniture, shower room.
Outer canopy, entrance vestibule, larger open plan sitting room, dining area and fitted kitchen, under stairs stores cupboard. Stairs to upper hallway with fitted stores, bedrooms 1 and 2 with fitted furniture, bathroom.
Outer canopy, small entrance vestibule, open plan sitting room, dining area and fitted kitchen, exposed beams, inner hallway, fitted wardrobes, bathroom, stairs to upper hallway with fitted stores, bedrooms 1 and 2 with fitted furniture.
Canopy porch, open plan sitting, dining to kitchen, bedroom 1, inner hallway with fitted furniture, bedroom 2, shower room.
Outer stone staircase to first floor level, open plan sitting room and fitted kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
Originally 2 cottages (Beech and Poplar and easily converted back with the fitting of a kitchen), 2 canopy porches, sitting room, large dining kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Business laundry and linen stores. Access to Acharn water plant, filtration and UV lamping gear.
Tiled floor, plumbed white goods.
Guests Dining Hall
Rustic tile floor, exposed and repointed stone walls, split stable door to courtyard, multi fuel burner on raised corner hearth, exposed beams, red facing brick open arch to kitchen/servery.
Ladies & Gents WC.
Inner hallway leading to workshop and general purpose stores, twin leaf rear doors, concrete floor, hoist. Stairs to full length and floored attic space providing long term stores.
Large animal hoist and game hooks, granite butchery worktop, drained tiled floor.
Box profile steel clad 2-bedroom static van.
Aluminium framed greenhouse.
Timber garden shed to the rear of the house.
Pine built reception/guest arrivals office, independent electric heating, overhung canopy.
3 bay steel portal frame open fronted equipment and machinery stores under a box profile sheet roof, compacted gravel floor.
3 bay steel portal frame constructed Agri shed, concrete floor, concrete block and box profile sheet clad walling, fabric cement corrugated sheet roof, space for commercial auger fed wood chip biomass burner and 3000 litre buffer tank. Currently used for storing vehicles and agricultural equipment. 17.7m x 9.8m.
Housing automated start 52 KVA diesel operated backup generator.
Lean to Shed
Three bay lean to shed providing central open fronted general purpose stores, twin leaf door fronted and well vented log stores, blown fed supply biomass wood chip store.
Secure cycle store.
Detached larch clad pavilion with Coraline corrugated sheet roof and overhung canopy, all set on a concrete base with concrete handling and grooming area. Tack and feed stores, currently providing poultry house and attached enclosure.
A stone bell mouth entry leads via a gravel surfaced tree lined avenue with Victoriana lamp standards to the main house, courtyard and buildings. The gardens are bounded by post and rail fencing and are laid mainly to grass with mature trees, shrubs and bushes at the fringes. Rear gardens are laid to grass and feature raised sleeper framed kitchen produce beds. The courtyard to the rear is to red mono block finish and there are gravel pathways and roads that connect the buildings. A fenced all weather tennis court and childrens adventure play zone are to the rear of the courtyard and cottages. There are two convenient gated access points to the Sustrans walk and cycle track to the south of Acharn House.
The land is to a combination of permanent grass pasture, parkland grounds and about 3.5 acres semi ancient native woodland, some of the trees are subject to a TPO.
Private (bore) filtered and UV lamped water supply, triple glazing, drainage (Finnish Cabins) is by private Bio disc septic tank system, Acharn House and Cottages are to a separate septic tank. Auger fed wood chip biomass boiler. The biomass RHI is commercial and has a further 13 years to run, the biomass RHI produces about £20,000 per annum. 80 panel solar farm, the FIT of which significantly reduces electricity charges. 52Kva auto start diesel fuel backup generator.
Acharn House is utilities secure with the mains and back up provision of power, heat and hot water.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Acharn House is in council tax G and the amount payable for 2023/24 is £2,748.89. Birch Cottage is in council tax band C and the amount payable for 2023/24 is £1,316.89.
Until 1st April, 2023 the cottages (with the exception of Birch) and the lodges qualified for small business rates relief. In April 2023 the rates increased above the threshold for small business relief however an agent acting on behalf of our clients has lodged a formal appeal.
Acharn House is EPC rating B.
From Perth take the A9 north to Ballinluig then take the A827 west through Aberfeldy and Kenmore and continue along the north side of Loch Tay. Continue on the A827 to reach Killin. Proceed through Killin in a westerly direction and after 1.5 miles find the entrance to Acharn House on the left-hand side.
From Stirling take the A84 north through Callander and join the A85 at Lochearnhead. Continue north through Glen Ogle and turn right onto the A827 to Killin. Proceed easterly on the A827 for 1.2 miles to find the entrance to Acharn House on the right-hand side.