Whether you are seeking a property in Perth city centre or a country cottage on the edge of a village our team of local search consultants would be delighted to help with your search and acquisition.
Perth & Kinross Property Finders
Perth and Kinross, which make up part of the vast historic county of Perthshire and Kinross-shire, are home to some of Scotland’s most sought-after properties surrounded by the varied and stunning scenery of both the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands. Vast country estates, imposing Georgian homes and castles steeped in Scottish history are iconic to the Perthshire area.
The city of Perth, set idyllically on the River Tay, is known as ‘The Fair City’ after Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Fair Maid of Perth, and is very well connected to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The heady heights of Schiehallion, one of Scotland’s best-known ‘Munros’, is one of the area’s most impressive natural landmarks, and Perthshire is also home to the famous Gleneagles Hotel and world-renowned golf course.
Loch Leven, positioned to the east of Kinross, is a majestic freshwater loch with Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned, strikingly situated on an island in the centre. Trips can be taken to visit the island in the summer and walks in the surrounding areas offer spectacular views.
To the west of Kinross are the Ochil Hills which also offer stunning and often challenging walks for those who love the outdoors. For exhilarating outdoor activities, Glenshee offers 40km of mountains (three Munros) and valleys for skiing and snowboarding in winter, and is serviced by an impressive ski lift system. This region of Scotland, which is also home to several exceptional private and state schools, is hard to beat when it comes to quality of life in exceptionally scenic surroundings, whilst remaining close enough to the action of the larger Scottish cities.
Homes in Perth
Often referred to as the gateway to the highlands, the Fair City of Perth has won the ‘Beautiful Britain’ award many times over for its well-manicured gardens and gorgeous setting on the banks of the River Tay. Surrounded by rolling green hills and countryside, the city has a serene rural feel whilst hosting an array of urban amenities with award winning restaurants and a popular shopping centre. There are a number of annual festivals and a thriving cultural scene, with many events hosted at the Perth Concert Hall, an impressive venue for both international and local artists.
For sporting enthusiasts, the Perth Racecourse serves as a fantastic day out, and the land is shared by the imposing Scone Palace which marks the home of the infamous ‘Stone of Destiny’, where Scottish kings including Robert the Bruce were crowned. Scone Palace also plays host to the famous Scottish Game Fair which attracts thousands each year and has many markets and shows tailored to residents of the Scottish countryside. The two-acre hillside greenery of Branklyn Gardens is a must visit for the green fingered, and rare Himalayan blue poppy and Japanese Maple can be found here.
To the western outskirts of Perth is the imposing Huntingtower Castle which offers an intriguing historical day out. Homes in Perth come in an array of architectural designs, including contemporary newly built homes and elegant Georgian detached houses. Trains from Perth to Edinburgh take 1 hour and 15 minutes, and just under an hour by car. There are some gorgeous neighbouring villages to Perth (including Scone village) for those looking to move just outside town, and Craigclowan Preparatory School and Glenalmond College are popular private schools nearby.
Homes in Dunkeld & Birnham
Dunkeld is a beautifully preserved historical cathedral town charmingly positioned on the northern banks of the River Tay, whilst it’s neighbouring village Birnham sits on the south. Both villages lie close to the Highland Boundary Fault line and are connected by an impressive arched bridge built by Thomas Telford of Shakespeare fame.
Dunkeld Cathedral is an ancient landmark in Perthshire which can be traced back to the 9th century. Whilst parts of the building were destroyed during the Reformation, the spectacularly restored 14th century building is used regularly today as the parish church which has its own wonderful choir. The town offers a selection of gorgeous independent bakeries, boutiques and restaurants. Highland Safaris offer some impressive outdoor activities, where the spectacular surrounding scenery and wildlife can be explored by Land Rover.
Nearby Loch of the Lowes is looked after by the Scottish Wildlife Trust which breeds red squirrels, beavers, otters, woodpeckers and ospreys to name just a few. The village of Birnham has its own unique charm and was one of Beatrix Potter’s favourite holiday destinations. There is now an exhibition and garden centre dedicated to the author which attracts visitors year on year. The World Haggis Eating competition is hosted in Birnham which forms part of the Highland Games and there is an arts and performance centre run by the community.
Many of the historical buildings in the area have been restored by National Trust for Scotland and there is an abundance of beautiful architecture in both villages. Dunkeld & Birnam also benefit from their own mainline railway station where regular direct trains depart to Perth and Edinburgh.
Homes in Pitlochry
The highland town of Pitlochry, which is set on the banks of the River Tummel, is a much-loved destination for those that enjoy the wild outdoors, and is a favourite amongst hillwalkers due to the challenging and beautiful mountainous scenery surrounding it. The Munros Schiehallion and Ben Vrackie are accessible from Pitlochry and form some of the most dramatic landscapes in Perthshire.
Pitlochry was the winner of a ‘Britain in Bloom’ award and there are many horticultural projects ongoing which keep the green open spaces of the town in mint condition. The town itself grew in popularity after a visit from Queen Victoria, and this is reflected in the impressive Victorian architecture which has been preserved throughout. The famous Pitlochry Dam is a popular visitor centre which shows how hydroelectricity is created and used, and how the Salmon Ladder allows fish to bypass the dam. One of the oldest distillery in Scotland, Blair Atholl Distillery, is located near Pitlochry, as is the exquisite Blair Castle with its stunning grounds.
The Enchanted Forest is a spectacular sound and light show in the nearby Faskally Wood which takes place in October each year and attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Pitlochry benefits from its own railway station which has direct trains to nearby Perth and Edinburgh and is an exceptional choice for those looking for rural living in Perthshire.
Buying a property in Perth & Kinross
Within the wider Perth & Kinross areas there are active micro property markets where the most desirable properties rarely become available to purchase. If you’re struggling to find the perfect property or would like expert guidance through the process of finding and buying your next home, our local property finders would be delighted to assist.