Best properties in Methven

Ideally placed, new build developments in Methven take advantage of the countryside scenery, local amenities, and easy access to the rest of Perthshire. Detached bungalows and detached and terraced homes are built to modern specifications, using quality materials, finishes, and timeless interiors. Contemporary and energy-efficient designs and features offer comfort and peace of mind. New builds are move-in-ready, so you will not spend time and money retrofitting old homes.

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Living in historic Methven for a sense of wellbeing

It is situated in central Perth and Kinross, on the A85 due west of Perth near the village of Almondbank. Methven is positioned between River Almond and Pow Water. Well positioned for both Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is just over an hour’s drive from each city and a 30-minute drive from the city of Perth.

Methven has warm summers, cool winters, and mild weather for most of the year.

On 19th June 1306, during the Wars of Scottish Independence, the Battle of Methven took place between Robert the Bruce and the English army under the command of Aymer de Valence, who later became the Earl of Pembroke. Bruce and his army were routed by the English army in a surprise attack at Methven.

  • Methven Castle once was the home of Margaret Tudor, Henry VIII's sister and widow of James IV, who married the 1st Lord Methven. The landscaped grounds consist of late 18th and 19th Century parkland, woodland, and shrubbery. It was modified to the designs of John Mylne in the 17th Century, with later additions included in the early 19th Century.
  • Strathearn Distillery is Scotland's smallest distillery and produces hand-crafted, artisan, single cask, and single malt whiskies. Double-distilled and triple-distilled whisky made using a mixture of peated and unpeated malt and a variety of sherry, rum, bourbon, and gin are crafted here.
  • The medieval Huntingtower Castle, also known as The House of Ruthven, has two well-preserved tower houses dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. It has hosted notable visitors like Queen Mary of Scots. Its magnificent painted ceilings and grounds beckon a day out.
  • Located near Crieff, Drummond Castle Gardens are Scotland's finest formal gardens and some of Europe's best. Dating back to the 17th Century and resigned & terraced in the 19th Century, they feature the yew hedges and copper beech trees Queen Victoria planted.
  • Rising from the banks of the River Tay in Perth, Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is Scotland’s first official woodland park. The top of Kinnoull Hill offers expansive viewpoints across the Perth countryside.

  • There is plenty of opportunity for walks and picnics in the area. Methven-Almondbank Circular takes you past the Methven Castle, through the Methven Woods, and follows the River Almond to Almondbank. It then passes Methven Loch and through the woods to Methven.
  • MacRosty Park in Crieff is perfect for a day out with kids. Numerous pathways offer walks across the park leading to picnic spots and the Victorian bandstand. The Barvick Burn River also curves through the Park.
  • Noahs Ark Golf Centre has a family-friendly mini golf course with 18 floodlit holes. It is real golf in miniature form with differing putter sizes for kids and adults alike.
  • Some of Scotland's best golf courses are set in the panoramic Perthshire country. King James VI Golf Club in Perth is one of those and one of only two inland island Golf Courses in the world.

Crieff Arts Festival taking place in nearby Crieff, showcases paintings, sculptures, and crafts. Otherlands Festival is a three-day music and arts festival held at the Scone Palace grounds. Perth Festival of the Arts is Scotland's oldest independent arts festival that features music, literature, stand-up, and visual arts for 10-12 days. Seasonal festivals and winter markets come to Perth during December.

Convenience stores, chemists, a post office, and local stores are available in the high street. The market town of Crieff also offers a collection of independent shops. Perth provides a full-on shopping experience with its large shopping centres, the farmers' market, and popular stores like Aldi, Tesco, Lidl, Asda, Metro, and Farmfoods.

Methven has a number of eateries and a fine dining Indian restaurant. Crieff’s high street is lined with independent cafes, bakers, quality bars, restaurants, and pubs. The Perth food scene offers a wide variety of choices, everything from Michelin-star dining to artisanal roasters.

Methven Primary School & Nursery is situated at the heart of the village. The nearby Glenalmond College is a co-educational boarding and day independent school described as "outstanding" by The Good Schools Guide. You also have access to top-quality schools in Perth. There are exceptional learning opportunities at Perth College UHI and the Scottish Agricultural College within the city of Perth.

The nearest railway station to Methven is Perth. And buses from Perth to Methven run frequently. Dundee is the nearest airport.

The population of Methven is 1300