West Freuchies is a substantial property which was constructed around 1995 using the stone reclaimed from the original steading which stood there. It has a pitched slate roof. Adjoining the main house, but independently accessed, is the Mill House which is the original part of the property dating from around 1880 when it was a threshing mill. West Freuchies and the Mill House have been carefully designed with thoughtful attention to detail. The excellent layout of the accommodation has allowed West Freuchies to be run as a successful Bed & Breakfast business for many years and The Mill House is currently an award-winning self-catering property. Both properties have been rated 4 star by VisitScotland.
The grounds of West Freuchies extend to about 1.9 acres.
West Freuchies is peacefully set in Glenisla, close to the boundary between Perthshire and Angus. Glenisla has an active community with its hotel, village hall and annual Highland Games. A bus takes children to the new Isla Primary School at Lintrathen. Secondary schooling, together with a range of shops, banks and associated services are found in Kirriemuir with additional shopping in Alyth. More extensive services are found in Blairgowrie with both Perth and Dundee offer all the services expected of major cities.
West Freuchies is positioned at the foot of Glenmarkie, which is a small glen leading off Glenisla. The hills and woods of Glenisla Forest provide shelter and give the property a highland setting with established forestry and with the moors and mountains of the Cairngorms National Park rising behind.
There are three golf courses at Alyth, and a championship course at Rosemount. Grouse and stalking, can be taken on local estates and salmon and sea trout fishing is available on the rivers Ericht, Isla and Tay. There is local fishing at Lintrathen. There is skiing in Glenshee in the winter which is about 18 miles further north via the B951 and A93.
The main road running through Glenisla is easily reached and the A93 in Glenshee links north to Royal Deeside and south to Perth, and the A9 to Pitlochry is reached via Kirkmichael and Strathardle. From Perth, the M90 links to Edinburgh and the south, while the A9 goes west to Stirling and Glasgow. There is a regional airport at Dundee with services to London Stansted. Edinburgh Airport has a wide range of services and there are railway stations at Dundee and Perth.
Floor plan 1
From the south and Perth take either the A93 to Blairgowrie and then the A926 to Alyth. If travelling from Dundee take the A923 and the B954 to Alyth.
From the roundabout at Alyth take the Glenisla turning and then turn right at the T junction. Continue this road for 4 miles and after crossing the bridge at Reekie Linn take the B954 signposted Backwater Reservoir and Kirkton of Glenisla. At the next T junction turn left onto the B951 signposted Glenisla and Glenshee. Continue for about 2.5 miles and bear right and follow the Forestry road for about 0.5 miles and the entrance to West Freuchies is on the right hand side.