Ruins of ‘haunted’ Scottish village with private beach, ancient woods and market fishing rights for £ 125,000
THE ruins of a haunted Scottish Highland village with a private beach, ancient forests and fishing rights are for sale.
The quaint three-acre Old Village of Lawers can be found on the shores of Loch Tay in Perthshire and on the market for £ 125,000.
The site is described by seller Goldcrest Land and Forestry Group as “an ancient ruined village set in stunning Highland scenery” with “remarkable historical and romantic connections including, famously, its own ghost”.
The village is surrounded by pastures and offers a potential buyer several historic structures.
The ruined House of the Lawers, which once housed the Lady of the Lawers, is at the western end of the village.
The Lady of Lawers was the last resident of the village and her ghost would haunt the village.
She is also remembered for making several prophecies, many of which came true.
When she spoke of “firefighters” crossing the Drumochter Pass, she predicted the arrival of the railroad.
Near two ancient monuments, on the edge of the loch, are ideal places where boats can be launched and the owner has the right to fish.
Goldcrest hailed the secluded area as a “great site” for picnicking or camping.
To the west of the village is Lawyers Kirk, believed to date from around 1669, and the buildings on the east side include a mill and kiln.
The stream which crosses the village would formerly have fed the mill.
Ayrshire’s father, 11, “died at the altar moments before he was married” with the love of his life
An 1841 census of the old village revealed that there were possibly 17 people living near the loch.
However, in 1891 there were only seven residents, all of whom lived in the Pier Master’s house.
The building, which would be out of the area for sale, was abandoned in 1926.
The old village sits roughly halfway between Killin at the western end of Loch Tay and Kenmore in the east.
In addition to the idyllic loch, the area also has woods, moorlands, rivers, farmland and mountains – with seven munros nearby.
Ben Lawers, Scotland’s tenth highest mountain, lies just north of the old village.
For those interested in water sports, Loch Tay and Loch Earn and nearby Loch Tummel are ideal for activities.
Aberfeldy, just over 10 kilometers east of Kenmore, is full of shops, bars and restaurants.
About 15 miles further east is Pitlochry, which is served by a rail station, with services to Inverness and London.
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