Former Manse Answers Prayers of Project Hunters

HOUSE-HUNTERS awaiting the perfect opportunity to restore a listed building – tucked away in natural Scottish landscape – will have their prayers answered with Kirk o’ The Muir.

Formerly a manse, the impressive C-listed 1870 house is set in Perthshire’s secluded countryside but has fallen into a state of disrepair and requires full renovation.

It still retains the roof and is mostly wind and water tight. Internally many of the original Victorian features remain intact and are in good condition.

Adjacent to the manse there is a derelict outbuilding – formerly a coach house – which, too is C listed by association.

And, in the far-left hand corner of the grounds are the remains of a succession church – one of only four in Scotland – dating back to 1744.

The A listed Kirk O’ The Muir Church is in a ruinous condition. The rectangular two storey building has a collapsed roof and extensively crumbled walls.

Ideal for those with a keen eye for traditional Scottish architecture, Kirk o’ The Muir sits right on the edge of Forestry Commission woodland.

Comprised of three bedrooms, a large bathroom, sitting room, family room, kitchen, dining room and two store rooms. The grounds extend to 3.8 acres and are overgrown, but boast mature trees including birch, oak and copper beech.

Kirk o’ The Muir is on the market with Perthshire-based land and estate agents Bell Ingram for offers over £170,000.

Johanna Wiseman, Sales Assistant for Bell Ingram, said: “Kirk o’ The Muir is the sort of property that gets buyers who are keen to take on a project really excited.”
“If bought by someone with vision, this former manse could be transformed into a truly remarkable home, giving the buyer the very rare opportunity to make a property fully their own.”

“Kirk o’ The Muir’s rural location offers tranquillity and privacy without being cut-off from civilisation and its great environment makes it the perfect location for keeping horses and ponies.”

Perfectly placed in a part of Perthshire that is both stunning and well connected. With outdoor pursuits, salmon and trout fishing in nearby lochs, and rivers Tay and Isla, to rambling and skiing on its neighbouring hills, to golfing on award-winning courses, this property is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

The popular villages of Stanley and Bankfoot are nearby offering primary schools, nurseries, pubs, restaurant, hotel and local shopping with the city of Perth being approximately 11 miles away.

A viewing appointment can be arranged through Bell Ingram’s Perth office on 01738 621 121.

Established 117 years ago, Bell Ingram has 130 professional staff across 11 UK offices including: farm, estate and forestry managers; chartered surveyors, estate agents, architects, planners, and building surveyors; and tourism, GIS mapping, and renewable energy specialists.

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Published on 23rd February 2018