Idyllically situated overlooking the Keltney Burn, Kiln House is part of the historic Keltneyburn Milton—formerly a rural industrial hamlet centred on a watermill, since transformed into residential properties by an award winning project.
Perfectly positioned as a Highland hideaway or as a home base for tourism, Kiln House is a Listed Building noted for its picturesqueness, nestled among splendid Scottish scenery, at the mouth of Glen Lyon and within easy reach of the awesome, the adventurous, the spectacular, the serene; and all of the activity and sightseeing that this undeniably beautiful part of Scotland has to offer.
Built in 1824 by Colonel David Stewart of Garth, Kiln House was evidently intended as both a Corn Kiln for the watermill and as the Malt Kiln of the Keltneyburn Distillery.
Inside, the multi-level layout reflects its original purpose, although is also modern and open plan. Kiln House is thoughtfully furnished and equipped for comfort and practicality, interweaving creative, contemporary and traditional themes, yet echoes the unique history and heritage of the property in its décor too.
Outside, the natural landscape of the garden cascades down to the edge of the Keltney Burn in a series of terraces clustered around the old mill lade and what was once the tumbling run-off from its sluice. Outdoor living is well catered for: breakfast or dine, sit and read, or have a romantic glass of champagne together, as the burn splashes by. This is a place to just be and enjoy.
Expect to see red squirrels darting by the burn and coming into the garden, roe deer in the evening in the field opposite the Smithy and as a herd on the nearby hills, occasional red deer in the distance, wild birds, pheasants, ducks, buzzards and now and again evidence of pine martin, beaver, badger and fox.
Kenmore and Loch Tay, the ancient Fortingall Yew, the Munros Schiehallion and Ben Lawers, Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, the Falls of Moness and Birks of Aberfeldy, of Dochart at Killin and close by, the less well-known Falls of Keltney; and of course the wilds of Glen Lyon itself where red deer roam and golden eagles soar; are each just short distances away, while the local town of Aberfeldy has shops, cafés, a cinema, the Dewars Whisky distillery and a delightful bookshop.
The locality offers walking, cycling, fishing, golf, shooting, white water rafting, castles, stone circles, restaurants and two chocolatiers. Other attractions are in day tripping range.
Kiln House is well suited to couples, friends or families. The terrain and steps make it unsuitable for wheelchairs unfortunately, or for the very young for whom some of what is most beautiful about the Kiln House environment may present risks. Beach 3½ miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.
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14 steps to entrance.
Vestibule/utility room: With fridge/freezer.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
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Living room 1: Overlooking garden and burn, with 32" Freeview Smart TV.
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Lower Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Living room 2: Galleried with office space.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and door leading to garden.
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Electric central heating (underfloor in kitchen), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.
Tiered garden with terraces, picnic table, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 8 years old. There is an unfenced, sometimes rapidly rising and then fast-flowing river in the garden, 8 steps down and over rough terrain. There is also a mill lade, sluice and tunnel.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
3.5 miles (loch)