Property Details

7 Kenaclacher Steading, Rannoch, PH17 2DQ
2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
Offers Over £195,000


  • 2 Double bedrooms
  • In highly desirable holiday retreat location
  • Delightful end-terrace cottage
A delightful 2-bedroom end-terrace cottage providing a highly desirable holiday retreat within a most attractive steading development in the beautiful Loch Rannoch and Glen Lyon National Scenic Area of Highland Perthshire
***Please note the scenic pictures are of the surrounding area and are not included with the property***

Designed to a high standard by the award-winning architectural practice of Campbell and Morris Associates, the conversion of Kenaclacher Steading in the small Highland Perthshire settlement of Bridge of Gaur created nine modern houses within the reconstructed stone walls and slate roof of a traditional farm building. The communal grounds of the Steading are beautifully maintained. This wild and lovely area provides a wide range of outdoor and leisure pursuits, including hill walking and water sports, and is rich in wildlife. Eagles and ospreys nest on crags and woods, both north and south of Loch Rannoch, and other raptors and rare birds are often seen, as are deer, hares, red squirrels and pine marten. The latter three species often visit the steading gardens.
No 7 is a beautifully appointed cottage, providing comfortable accommodation throughout. The property has been finished to the highest of contemporary standards and, together with its rural location and the spectacular local landscapes, is an ideal holiday property in a National Scenic Area.

Kenaclacher sits a short distance from the west end of Loch Rannoch with views of the spectacular Highland Perthshire mountains and moors. The village of Kinloch Rannoch is approximately 12 miles to the east and has a useful range of local services including a primary school, general store, hairdresser, hotels and church. Perth lies approximately 60 miles to the South and the nearby tourist town of Pitlochry is situated about 31 miles away, providing a convenient range of shops for day to day requirements, as well as a theatre and a wealth of recreational opportunities.
Rannoch railway station is about 5 miles to the west and provides four trains per day from Glasgow Queen Street to Rannoch and points north. A Sleeper Service runs most nights to Rannoch Station directly from London Euston via Watford Junction, Carlisle and Edinburgh. Local taxi services can be booked in advance through the Rannoch Dial-a-Bus scheme to meet any train. This combination of rail and local taxi provides a most useful access option for those travelling from any distance and not able or wishing to drive.
The A9 trunk road can be accessed at Pitlochry and provides easy road access to Inverness, Perth, Edinburgh and Stirling. Loch Rannoch itself is some 9 miles long and in turn flows via the River Tummel into the famous Loch Tummel renowned for its Queen’s View. Loch Rannoch provides the backdrop to a variety of activities over the summer months including fishing and boating and, in the winter, shooting and stalking. To the west lies the renowned Rannoch Moor which is a designated National Heritage Site and provides superb walking and outdoor opportunities. The stunning and popular Munros, Schiehallion and Ben Alder, are easily accessed and are each located around 12 miles from Kenaclacher. The area has many footpaths through attractive wild land, including an 11-mile footpath from Rannoch Station through woodlands to the historic Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe.

House No7 was completed in July 2010. It is one of the larger houses in the development and has two double bedrooms, two shower rooms, each equipped with a Mira Azora shower in a walk-in cabinet, a wash basin, towelwarmer radiator and a w/c, a large fully-equipped kitchen-diner, ample lounge, hall and secure cupboard with safe. Access from the communal courtyard to the south is through a private slabbed area and into a hall. There is a large fully-slabbed area surrounded by a traditional dry-stone wall between the house and the common grounds to the north and east. The property’s two parking spaces are immediately adjacent to a back gate. The property is equipped with motion- sensitive security lighting at front and back plus a fixed external light. The three external doors are fitted with keyed-alike Avocet ABS security locks.

The easiest route from Perth and the south is to follow the A9 to House of Bruar. Leave the A9 at House of Bruar and then follow the B847 through Calvine and Struan and head west to Kinloch Rannoch. Travel through Kinloch Rannoch along the north shore of Loch Rannoch and Bridge of Gaur is a short distance from the west end of the Loch. Kenaclacher stands on the left hand side of the road. Alternatively, leave the A9 at Pitlochry and take the road towards Killiecrankie and take the left turn signposted B8019 to the Queen’s View and Tummel Bridge, crossing over the Garry Bridge. This road follows the north shore of Loch Tummel. Pass through Tummel Bridge and head on to Kinloch Rannoch and then on to Bridge of Gaur and Kenaclacher.

GROUND FLOOR: The Courtyard Door opens into: The Hall With ample space to hang coats and store shoes and boots. The hall gives direct access to all ground floor rooms.

The Lounge benefits from a dual aspect and has large glazed double doors giving access to a generous private walled and paved area and through a back gate to the car park and landscaped common grounds. It is served by a multi-fuel stove which, due to the design of the house, is capable of heating the entire property as an alternative to use of the full oil-fired central heating system. The lounge, kitchen diner and shower room are all fitted with bespoke and colour-matched shutters.

The large fully-fitted kitchen/diner has a SMEG dishwasher,
washing machine and oven, with a ceramic hob and tall fridge/freezer as well as generous storage cupboards. It has glazed double doors giving direct access to the large slabbed garden area and the common grounds to the north, and a window to the courtyard to the south.

Ground Floor Shower Room
The ground floor Shower Room (like its upstairs twin) has a Mira Azora shower in a walk-in cabinet, an Ideal Standard W/C, washbasin, and towel-warmer radiator.

A carpeted stair leads from the lounge up to the Landing which currently provides office/study space with full IT support. The landing in turn gives access to:

Bedroom 1
Currently set up as a twin-bedded room, the eastern bedroom has a generously sized built-in wardrobe and three Velux windows with integrated blinds and views to north and east. (The summit of the legendary mountain Schiehallion - ‘The Fairy Hill of the Caledonians’ - is just visible from this room, above the nearby lower hills).

Bedroom 2
This bedroom is currently set up as a double and, again, has a generous builtin wardrobe. Its two large Velux windows provide a dual aspect to the north and south, with the southward view to Meall Bhuide (the Round Yellow Hill) particularly fine.

Shower Room
The upstairs shower room also has a Mira Azora shower in a walk-in cabinet, an Ideal Standard W/C, washbasin and towel- warmer radiator. This is the larger of the two shower rooms.

The property has been specifically designed to minimise maintenance tasks and benefits from a traditional, zero maintenance dry-stone wall around most of its boundary with estate-style metal fencing forming the remaining boundaries.
All external garden areas are slabbed with traditional flagstones, requiring only occasional herbicide spray.

An excellent clean water supply and waste drainage are both provided by private communal systems. Hot water and central heating are from the property’s own oil-fired boiler. Alternative
space heating can be provided by a Morso Squirrel multi-fuel stove. There is a BT telephone landline with broadband capacity in excess of 20mbs due from this summer.

All owners are members of a Proprietors’ Association which provides:
1. An excellent and pure communal water supply from a modern 80m borehole system.
2. A reliable waste water system with full statutory compliance and legal wayleave.
3. Regular maintenance of hard and soft landscaped areas of the common grounds.
4. Satellite TV from a shared dish, providing 3 separate feeds to this particular house.
5. A communal buildings insurance policy for all houses and water system, with NFU.
6. Electricity supply to all shared infrastructure services – pumps, lighting and blower.
7. A stock of the external paint in the agreed Steading colour (Butinox 3B025 Verditer).

All house owners pay a quarterly factoring fee of £180 to the Kenaclacher Proprietors’ Association for these services, which are reviewed by all at an Annual General Meeting. The Association’s very capable and reliable maintenance contractor also currently provides ground maintenance and other services to several individual home owners by separate arrangement.

The sale price will include all white goods, shelving, shower room mirrors and all fixed light fittings. In addition, two Trimetal Bike Stores (dimensions of each (H) 1.3m x (W) 1.960m x (D) 0.89m, with many storage uses) and a coal bunker will be left in the external storage area. All current security equipment – a large Phoenix 67 litre fireproof safe and a separate main key safe, both in a secure lockable cupboard, and an externally- ounted access single key safe – will also be included in the sale price. These safes are all reprogrammable to the buyer’s own codes.

All fittings were chosen specifically for the property and are of high quality.
The sellers can provide an inventory of contents and are prepared to negotiate the sale of any additional items which the purchaser may wish, in a separate treaty.

No 7 Kenaclacher falls under Council Tax Band “C”.

No 7 Kenaclacher has an EPC rating of C

Strictly by appointment through Ballantynes Perth office –
Tel 01738 441825 or
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.