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3 bedroom detached house for sale
Powrie Castle, South Powrie, by Dundee
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Remains of original keep
- About 0.635 acres
Powrie Castle is situated just to the north of Dundee and faces south with elevated views over the city and across the River Tay to Fife. Dundee provides an excellent range of shops and professional services, together with good leisure facilities. It is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences, and has renowned cultural facilities. There is a mainline railway station, with services to the south, including a sleeper, and a regional airport with direct flights to London City, Birmingham and Belfast. There is also excellent shopping in Broughty Ferry. Private schooling is available at The High School of Dundee.
Carnoustie, with its world famous golf course, which hosted the Open in 1999 and in 2007, is easily reached. There are a number of other fine links courses in the area including Barry (Panmure) and Monifieth. There is also fishings at Kingennie Fishings where there are four stocked lochans. There is sailing on the Tay and there are pleasant sandy beaches along the coast. The Angus Glens lie to the north.
The nearby A90 dual carriageway links Perth to Aberdeen via Dundee. From Perth the M90 links to Edinburgh, while the A9 and M9/M80 link to Stirling and Glasgow and the A9 heads north to Inverness. Edinburgh Airport is easily reached.
Powrie Castle is an enchanting castle which dates from the early 17th century. It was built as the northern range to the original keep, which is believed to date from the late 15th century. The two buildings were linked by walls, a courtyard and possibly a further range of buildings to the east which would have been known as the Ladies Quarters. The original keep is now ruinous. Powrie Castle, as it is today, would have been added as additional and domestic accommodation to the larger keep, with the laird's chambers at the first floor level.
The castle, which is stone built with a slate roof, was fully restored in 1977 and subsequently rewired in 1989, when it was acquired by the sellers. The original vaulted bakery is now the kitchen, and lies at the western end of the ground floor, with its original bread oven. The original kitchen, at the eastern side, is now the dining room and still retains its original fireplace. In addition there is a bedroom and bathroom at ground floor level. On the first floor is the wooded vaulted drawing room, together with the Laird & Lady's Bedroom with an en suite shower room in what was the original porch at this level, and access to a study or dressing room in the tower with steps to turret room. Also at first floor level is a further barrel vaulted bedroom. When built the porch was at first floor level and would have been reached by a wooden gallery or stair.
The castle still retains many interesting and historical features with barrel vaulted ceilings, shot holes, ambries, arrow slits, leaded windows with lower shutters, studded doors and Renaissance windows within the original porch. The castle, whilst not large, is ideal for entertaining. It is surrounded by its own gardens and grounds which lead to the original keep.
A paved path leads across the lawn to the front of the castle and very briefly the accommodation comprises drawing room, dining room, kitchen, study, Laird & Lady's Bedroom with en suite, Lindsay bedroom, Green bedroom, bathroom, attic room. Remains of original keep dating from 15th century.
SEE FLOOR PLANS FOR LAYOUT
If coming from the south take the A90 from Perth to Dundee. From Dundee head north on the A90 (signposted for Aberdeen). At the second roundabout, on leaving the city, turn right, signposted for the Black Watch Memorial, Emmock Road and Duntrune. Turn immediately left and proceed up the hill, past the Black Watch Memorial and the turning into Powrie Castle will be seen on the right after 0.4 miles. A gravelled drive leads down to gates which open to a gravelled parking and turning area.
If coming from the north on the A90 turn left at the first roundabout on approaching Dundee and proceed as above.