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Dunning Road, Auchterarder, PH3 1DU

Absolute Ownership (Freehold)

Offers Over £450,000

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Property specification

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
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A traditionally constructed stone and lime cottage with a useful range of outbuildings and nine acres of open woodland grazings bounding the Ruthven Water.

Perth 12 miles, Stirling 22 miles, Edinburgh 55 miles, Glasgow 47 miles (all distances are approximate)

• Large traditional cottage

• Former byre with development potential

• Approximately 9 acres of land, roughly 7 of which is considered woodland grazings with the remaining 2 being primary mixed broadleaf amenity woodland

Development potential

• Sought after semi-rural location with good transport links via road and rail

• Commutable distance to Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Foswell Coul lies on the north-eastern periphery of the town of Auchterarder occupying a roughly nine-acre site consisting of mixed age and species amenity broadleaf woodland and grazings. The surrounding land use is predominantly arable agriculture interspersed with woodland coverts and shelterbelts before giving way to the more upland landscape of the Ochil Hills which rise to the northeast and the southern Grampian Mountains of Ben Chonzie, Choineachain Hill and Auchnafree Hill to the northwest.

This enviable and relatively secluded location allows one to fully appreciate some of rural Perthshire’s spectacular scenery and enjoy the full range of colours on display with the passing of the seasons.

Extending in total to approximately nine acres, Foswell Coul consists of the existing cottage, extensive garden, a stone and lime miniature bothy, and former byre as well as various other smaller sheds, outbuildings and enclosures currently used as kennels. Beyond the house and ancillary buildings there are around seven acres of woodland grazings and a further two acres of mixed broadleaf amenity woodlands forming a riparian strip along the Ruthven Water which is owned to its mid-point or “medium filum” in Scots legal parlance.

The property is accessed by its own tree lined private hardcore track which joins directly to the B8062 public road.

The surrounding land use is predominantly grazing interspersed with arable farmland and amenity woodlands.

Now requiring of a degree of renovation and indeed modernisation, Foswell Coul is a traditionally constructed and sought-after style stone and lime cottage under a pitched

timber framed slate covered roof, all pleasingly nestled amongst a mature primarily road-leafed mixed age and species woodland. The property currently extends to approximately 156m2 and includes a large kitchen, utility off the kitchen with ancillary office/store/larder, large living room, sunroom, conservatory, double bedroom, and bathroom/wet room with shower on the ground floor, while the first floor provides two further double bedrooms and a shower room with WC. The property is partially double glazed and benefits from mains water supply while drainage is by way of septic tank. Central heating is via an oil-fired boiler with the tank located to the east of the house.

Subject to securing planning permission for the addition of an extension, Foswell Coul has the potential to provide a substantial, spacious and flexible family home.


Foswell Coul has around nine acres of land, of which about seven are regarded as woodland grazings/paddocks. The remaining two acres are primarily mixed broadleaf amenity woodland, which create a riparian strip along the Ruthven Water and follow the boundary to the east. There is also a small area of willow coppice.

While it could be put to a number of uses such as an intensive market garden or hobby farming, it would undoubtedly be ideal for horses and stabling, in addition to immediate curtilage of the existing house which would provide ample room for a large vegetable garden and smaller stock animals.

A programme of selective thinning may create additional space for further natural regeneration which can help create a more complex and biodiverse habitat providing shelter for a wider range of native wildlife. Even small-scale regeneration can make valuable contributions to the overall diversity of tree cover which helps to support a healthy ecosystem.


Strictly by prior agreement with the selling agents who should be contacted in advance to advise on access arrangements. It is likely, due to the current owners work pattern, that viewings may be preferred on specific days/ times. Please contact our Perth team for more information

Virtual tour available on request.


Any offer by prospective purchaser(s), regardless of where they are ordinarily resident and regardless whether on a cash or subject to loan finance basis, must be accompanied by a financial reference from a bank/funding source that is acceptable to the sellers. Prospective purchasers will also be required to produce identification sufficient to satisfy anti money laundering regulations and checks against the intended purchaser or nominee together with other documentation that may be required, from time to time, in order to support any conditional offers submitted to the seller. Bidwells LLP accepts no liability of any type arising from your delay or other lack of cooperation in this regard. Failure to provide the requisite AML documentation with offers may result in them not being considered at the closing date or being superseded by an offer which is. Settlement may also be delayed or aborted due to non-compliance with requests for information or failure to deliver adequate information within the requisite timeframes. We may hold your name on our database unless you instruct us otherwise.

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Train Stations
  • Auchterarder 4.68km
  • Perth 17.62km
  • Alloa 21.82km
  • Dunblane 22.20km
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