Work now underway on homes on “health-giving” site

by Kelly Horn

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Rural homes individually designed by award-winning architect practice

Property PR photography, Athron Hill Exterior shot.

A SMALL collection of bespoke homes is now under construction within a 150-acre expanse of wooded park land formerly home to a Victorian Convalescence in the Perthshire hills.

At a location famed in the early 20th century for its fresh air and high altitudes, the first release of Athron Hill will consist of 11 contemporary family homes designed by award-winning Fraser/Livingston architects.

With each home sitting on different aspects of the hill, Fraser/Livingston has individually planned and designed the properties to respect and enhance their location.

The development, situated north-west of Milnathort and offering views on Loch Leven and the Cleish Hills, is set to launch off-plan in the coming weeks, courtesy of selling agents, Savills, with demand expected to be high.

Alloa-based Marshall Construction has been appointed as lead contractor as part of a six figure deal, with a number of local subcontractors appointed, including W&J Ground works and Claymore Timber Frames.

Dan Multon, Director with Athron Hill Development Company, said: “Breaking ground is a big moment for us and we look forward to seeing the first homes take shape and become part of the setting.

“The Victorians certainly understood the power of extraordinary locations on our health and wellbeing – and the homes here will be surrounded by the same dramatic landscape and features that drew people out a century and more ago.

“Not only will buyers be getting a beautiful family home, they’ll also be able to access the wider site of private woodlands, hillwalking trails, and a community orchard which are all included in our plans.”

Property PR photography, Athron Hill Exterior.

Formerly home to Ochil Hills Sanatorium, which opened in 1902, it served the well-to-do classes, charging five guineas a week.

The grounds were added to in the following years, becoming the County Sanatorium for Clackmannan and Stirling, also serving Dunfermline Burgh and Glasgow. It was closed in 1987, and left derelict from around 2001 and before being demolished.

Now, Athron Hill will see it become a location for families to settle, able to enjoy the health-giving surrounds while enjoying high-spec contemporary living.

Internally, the homes are centred on a split-level kitchen, dining and lounge area, with wraparound windows maximising sunlight, with the site layout allowing most homes to be south facing. All homes will also feature a separate home working studio located by the garage, and cinema room.

The first homes will be released to market in the coming weeks, with the first completions anticipated to take place around the summer. To learn more about Athron Hill visit: https://www.athronhill.co.uk/

To make any sales-related enquiries, contact Jo McLaren at Savills UK, on 0131 247 3770 or jo.mclaren@savills.com

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