Just under 30 minutes from the city of Perth and an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the serene village of Methven sits between the River Almond and Pow Water. Surrounded by Perthshire scenery, pastoral bounty and history, it is idyllic for a peaceful life. Add a newly built home with contemporary specs to the mix, and you have the best of both worlds. If you have never considered Methven as a place to live or are learning about it now, here are the reasons to invest in a new build.
Located 10km west of Perth and east of Crieff, Methven offers the convenience of commuting to Perth daily for work, shopping, healthcare, education or leisure.
Environment and surroundings
The county of Perth and Kinross, which Methven belongs to, straddles the Highland border, dividing Highland and Lowland Perthshire by the Highland Boundary Fault. The Highlands of Perthshire include parts of the Grampian Mountains, glacial valleys, ribbon lakes, lochs and burns. Lowland Perthshire features the fertile Midland Valley, rich with arable land, lush greenery and rivers.
From Methven Castle to Scone Palace in Perth, historic castles are a main attraction in the area. The markets in Crieff will also keep you replenished with fresh, local produce.
Schools and universities
Methven Primary School & Nursery located in the heart of the village, is within large grounds, offering children play, PE and outdoor learning opportunities. The nearby Glenalmond College is a top Co-Ed independent boarding and day independent school for those aged 12-18.
Living in Methven, you have plenty of choices in schools in the surrounding area, including Perth and Crieff. Perth offers colleges good higher education, notably Perth College UHI and the Scottish Agricultural College. Universities in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee also provide world-class learning. Students can stay close to home when going off to college in one of these cities.
Commuting and transport
Methven, directly accessible by A85, provides convenient travel links. Buses from Perth take you into the city and back. The nearest railway station is Perth, and the nearest airport is Dundee, about 40 minutes away.
Suitable for modern living
Methven may sound like a place from ancient tales, but it offers all the amenities for modern living. Serviced by local businesses and independent stores, the village offers a post office, convenience stores, a wellness centre, a bowling club, a community centre, a playground with sports facilities, a skate park, doctor’s surgery, chemists, eateries, a pub and a parish church.
Cohesive, aesthetic, safe and sustainable, Methven developments allow residents to experience high-quality living amidst Perthshire’s natural charm.
Events and activities
While Perth City offers a full social calendar, Methven Community Centre hosts various live cultural and entertainment events. The Methven Parks Committee, overseeing the upkeep of King George’s Jubilee Park and the Methven Woodland Den, also organises events and activities in the village. A night out in Perth can treat you to concerts, plays, football, movies, festivals and more.
Walks, walks, walks- try every trail and route! There’s plenty of woodlands and riverside paths.
Methven Castle and its elegantly manicured grounds consist of late-18th and 19th Century designed parkland, woodland and shrubbery.
Buy hand-crafted single malt whisky at Strathearn Distillery in Methven, Scotland’s smallest distillery. It is one of the only distilleries still using Maris Otter malt, which produces a deliciously creamy, malty new-make spirit.
Enjoy the lengthy list of leisure activities and indulgent pampering at Crieff Hydro Hotel and Spa. They also do a lovely afternoon tea.
Visit the Huntingtower Castle and picnic on its immaculate grounds.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum, and dine al fresco in the castle courtyard, courtesy of its award-winning bistro.
Take your best shot at Buchanty Spout, Scotland’s best place to see leaping salmon. This small waterfall and series of rapids on the River Almond north of Crieff are at their peak during late summer and autumn.
Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Course provides panoramic golfing, fishing, off-road driving and more.
Why choose a newly built home in Methven?
With energy efficiency and EPC ratings becoming more important than ever for the comfort and affordability of homes, new builds have gained an advantage over existing builds.
Brand new homes achieve higher energy efficiency, safety, design, build quality and sustainability standards. These include energy-efficient heating, top-grade insulation, spacious rooms, better natural lighting, versatile spaces, garages, sprinkler systems, modern fixtures and fittings, LED lighting, fire alarm systems, electrical surge protection devices, and solar panels. These homes are more economical to run and have fewer maintenance costs.
New build homes in Methven offer high-quality living for families and those seeking to retire to the country. Along with the latest design and build features comes the coveted space every buyer desires. Whether it is for children to play freely or adults to grow a lush garden, developments are the ideal residential choice for a flexible and comfortable country life.
Methven development by GS Brown
Methven will take you by surprise. It is one of the few places in the Scottish countryside that offers the merits of a picturesque, quiet village life without being too far from the dynamic city life or the rest of Scotland’s main cities. GS Brown has been raising the bar in quality construction since 1970. We select our locations with scrutiny, ensuring they check all the boxes.
Our 3 & 4-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes meet the highest environmental, sustainable and building standards. From designer fittings to fully integrated appliances to superior energy efficiency, our properties deliver quality and care to the last detail. Snap up your home from the Hayfield Brae development in Methven. What are you most looking forward to enjoying in Methven?