Brae Lodge has a stunning setting in the hills to the south of Loch Tay. There are spectacular views from the front rooms of the Lodge over Loch Tay below.
The surrounding scenery is breathtaking with woodland around the loch and mountains including Ben Lawers rising above. This area is popular for hill walking with The Rob Roy Way passing Brae Lodge. It is home to a rich variety of wildlife, with many species of birds, including ospreys, and red squirrels. Otters are sometimes seen on the loch shore. Loch Tay offers sailing, boating and fishing. Other attractions include the Scottish Crannog Centre and Dewars Distillery.
Killin and Kenmore are the local villages at either end of Loch Tay, each with their own primary school. Killin has local shops, pubs and hotels and the Falls of Dochart is a much-photographed beauty spot. Kenmore has a hotel and pub, caf�, local deli, shop, post office. There are nine hole golf courses in both villages, and Taymouth Castle is an 18 hole course. Aberfeldy has more extensive restaurant and retail opportunities, a leisure centre and secondary school. Private schooling is at Glenalmond College, Morrison's Academy and Ardvreck (preparatory), all in or near Crieff.
Despite its highland setting, Brae Lodge is centrally located and accessible. Perth is 46 miles and both Edinburgh and Glasgow are within 80 miles. Pitlochry railway station is on the mainline from Inverness to London and served by the ScotRail sleeper service. The A9 is the main access route into the Highlands and links with the M90 south to Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport is on the near side of the city.
Brae Lodge is a traditional highland sporting lodge owned by Abernethy Trust Limited since 1984. Abernethy, founded in 1971, is a non-profit organisation with charitable status.
Abernethy runs several outdoor activities centres in Scotland, providing outdoor instruction and residential facilities to a wide range of people including primary schools; youth groups; family weeks; youth camps; student expeditions; charity and university groups.
As a consequence of the effects of the Covid pandemic, Abernethy closed two of their centres last year and have now decided to sell this Ardeonaig Centre.
Brae Lodge retains much of its original form with an impressive fa�ade. It is built of white harled stone under a pitched slate roof with front facing gables and dormer windows along the roofline.
Internally the house retains period features such as the panelling in the hall and the Brae Lounge. It has been adapted for residential use by opening up the dining hall into the conservatory and by the installation of a commercial kitchen and scullery.
There are two other reception rooms in addition to the Brae Lounge and three offices all off the hall. The back quarters include a laundry and boot room. The first floor is arranged as 17 bedrooms served by two communal shower rooms and male/female toilets with eight showers and eight WCs in total. There are also three individual shower rooms. There is potential to reconfigure these rooms.
Beside the back door is a wooden drying room. Opposite the front door is the biomass heating shed.
The main outbuildings are in a yard to the rear. These comprise a large sports hall and games room with kit store and hall. There is also a conference building with toilet and side rooms. There is an office and garage with light and water.
GROUNDS 8.34 acres
The grounds of Brae Lodge extend to 8.34 acres with a steep, wooded bank running down to the Ardeonaig Burn.
There is a paved terrace to the east of the house between the Brae Lounge and the conservatory. Steps lead down to extensive lawns.
In the corner, opposite the sports hall, is a flat area used as a football pitch. There is a climbing frame beside.
To the north of the property, off a separate drive, is an adventure area with a larger climbing frame and an archery field. There are two large car parking areas and camping facilities include a fire hydrant, water supply, toilets and outdoor sink. A path leads down the wooded bank to the burn.
LOCH FRONTAGE 0.5 acres
Included in the sale of Brae Lodge is an area of ground of 0.49 acres on the edge of Loch Tay, to the north of the Ardeonaig Hotel. This area adjoins the Ardeonaig Burn, is fenced with metal gates and has a slipway and jetty.
There is a right to use the access road through the grounds of the Ardeonaig Hotel for the purposes of fishing and boating (for both vehicles and pedestrians). No building is allowed on this ground other than the erection of a boathouse (subject to various approvals). The ground is not allowed to be used for camping, parking caravans or any commercial purposes.
This means that the buyers of Brae Lodge can enjoy boating, sailing, canoeing, trout fishing and wild swimming in the loch.
THREE CHALETS 0.2 acres
To the south of the property, behind the sports hall, are three wooden chalets, each with a living room / kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a shower room. They have their own entrance off the access drive and a shared parking area. They are set in grounds of 0.2 acres.
These chalets will be sold separately if the buyer of Brae Lodge does not require them.
Opposite Brae Lodge are a pair of six bedroom houses, called Fin Glen and Seon na Glen, both with HMO certificates. These may be available to be bought in addition (if not sold separately beforehand).
Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
John Mitchell, Irvine Geddes, 25 West High Street, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4AU
Tel: 01764 653 761
The access road is owned by Brae Lodge subject to other property owners having a right of access. Maintenance is shared.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Broadband and 4G available on site.
Heating and Hot Water
Brae Lodge space and water heating is supplied by biomass boiler. The biomass boiler does not supply any other properties. Abernethy have a contract with an energy company for the supply of heat from an onsite biomass boiler. This is a 20 year contract until 2034. The current annual cost is about �12,000 per annum increasing annually in accordance with a contract formula.
Driving north on the A9 from Perth leave the main road at Ballinluig and take the A827 west through Aberfeldy and to Kenmore. As the road meets the end of Loch Tay, just before Kenmore, turn left onto the south Loch Tay Road signposted to Acharn. Continue for 10 miles to Ardeonaig. The private road to Brae Lodge is on the left, opposite the Ardeonaig Hotel.
Coming from the west through Killin turn right just before the Falls of Dochart Inn. Follow the south Loch Tay Road for 8 miles to Ardeonaig. The private road to Brae Lodge is on the right, opposite the Ardeonaig Hotel.
Follow the private road up the hill for about 1 mile. Brae Lodge is on the left. The road continues to some cottages and a farm beyond.