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5 bedroom detached house for sale
The Coach House, Balruddery Meadows, Flocklones, Dundee
- 5 bedrooms (2 en suite)
- Open plan living/dining room
- Family room, study, playroom
- Family bathroom
- Private enclosed courtyard
The Coach House, at Balruddery Meadows, is situated in an elevated position with fabulous views over the Carse of Gowrie, and across the River Tay to Fife. This is a most attractive area which stretches between Perth and Dundee and combines pleasant countryside with good access to Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh. From Perth the M90 links to Edinburgh, whilst the A9 and M9/M80 link to Stirling and Glasgow, and the A9 heads north to Inverness. The A90 links Perth to Dundee and on to Aberdeen. There are railway stations at Perth and at Dundee, which also has an airport with services to London City, Birmingham and Belfast. Edinburgh Airport is easily reached.
Dundee provides all the facilities expected of a major city and is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences, and has renowned cultural facilities. Perth, some 19 miles distant, also has an excellent range of shops. There are primary schools at Liff and Longforgan with secondary schooling in Monifieth. Private schooling is found at Dundee High School, Craigclowan, Kilgraston, St Leonards, Glenalmond and Strathallan. Local shopping is found in Longforgan and Muirhead.
The recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. Nearby golf courses are found at Piperdam, Murrayshall and Perth, with Rosemount, Gleneagles, St Andrews and Carnoustie all within easy driving distance. Fishing can be taken on the River Tay, and there is horse racing and polo at Scone Palace. Perth is a gateway to the Highlands with hill walking and ski-ing. There are walks in the Sidlaw Hills, lying to the north.
The Coach House, 4 Balruddery Meadows, comprises the principal part of the original coach house which dates from 1880, which along with the adjacent stable block, was built to service Balruddery House, which was designed by David Neave and has since been demolished. The building is a two storey, classically detailed coach house, built around a courtyard which is private to the house. It was converted in 1992, and was acquired by the sellers in 1999.
It occupies an enviable south facing position with excellent views, and the conversion has been cleverly designed to make the most of its position. The views are outstanding. As well as looking across to Fife there are views to Dundee and the Tay Railway Bridge. The accommodation is spacious and the house is ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining.
Externally the house retains its original period appearance, so it combines the best of both new and old. It is double glazed and insulated. Since 1999 further works have been undertaken, including installing an imaginative double sided and glass fronted fireplace, which effectively divides the dining room from the living room. Canadian maple flooring and tiling have been installed through the ground floor. The laundry, pantry and one en suite shower room have all been renewed, whilst the attic has been reinsulated. Downstairs there is a large open plan sitting room/dining room, which is an imposing room benefiting from the lovely views. Beyond is the kitchen and family room. Also accessed from the hallway is the study. A back door from the covered entrance (also used as garaging) links directly to the laundry and boot room. Upstairs are five bedrooms (two en suite), together with a large games/snooker room, which could have potential to be converted into further accommodation if required.
The Coach House is a most imposing house. At the back of the house there is a block paved parking and turning area with folding doors opening to a covered entrance, with wood lined walls and a concrete floor, which opens onto the private enclosed courtyard.
A glazed front door, with glazed side lights and two carriage lights, opens to hallway, inner hall, open plan living room/dining room, family room, study, snooker room/playroom, 2 downstairs WCs, kitchen, pantry, laundry room, boot room, master bedroom with en suite shower room, further bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom.
The principal part of the garden is in front of the house, facing south, and is enclosed by fencing. It is mainly down to lawn with shrubs, rhododendrons and trees. There is an attractive paved and block seating area immediately in front of the house, which is ideal for entertaining, screened by a raised bed planter. To the rear is an enclosed oil tank. On the other side of the access road is a paddock extending to about 0.77 acres, which protects the view.
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From Dundee on the A90 dual carriageway (heading west towards Perth), take the second turning for Longforgan and proceed under the dual carriageway and take the turning for Carmichaels and Flocklones. After 0.7 miles, at the T junction at Carmichaels Farm turn right, signposted Flocklones. Continue past Flocklones and the entrance into Balruddery Meadows will be seen on the left. Continue up the tarmac road and bear left at the top. Continue on round to the right passing the Coach House and the entrance is at the rear.
If coming from Perth on the A90 take the first turning for Longforgan and then turn left, signposted Flocklones and Carmichaels and proceed as above.