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6 bedroom detached house for sale
52 Balmoral Road, Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 7AH
- 4 public rooms
- 6 bedrooms (2 en suite)
- Off street parking
Blairgowrie offers a wide range of shopping and business facilities, including three supermarkets, a wide range of specialist shops, two medical centres and a cottage hospital. Perth (17 miles) and Dundee (20 miles) provide all the services expected of major cities and Blairgowrie is well situated for commuting to both. The property is within easy walking distance of Blairgowrie town centre, which can be reached by a picturesque riverside walk.
The range of outdoor pursuits in the area is impressive. There are three golf courses at Rosemount, including a championship course, together with a further three courses at Alyth and a recently extended 18 hole course at Dunkeld. In addition there is a new course at Piperdam Country Club near Dundee. Apart from providing some of Perthshire's finest scenery, the surrounding countryside offers skiing at Glenshee, hillwalking in the glens and fishing on the Rivers Ericht, Isla and Tay and on local lochs. There are riding facilities and a leisure centre in Blairgowrie.
Primary schooling is available in Blairgowrie at the Hill Primary and St Stephen's Primary, with secondary schooling at Blairgowrie High. Private education is available at Craigclowan (Perth), Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston and Dundee High School.
The area has good communications. The M90 at Perth links to Edinburgh, whilst the A9 links west to Stirling and Glasgow and north to Inverness. The A90 north to Aberdeen can be accessed at Forfar, via Kirriemuir (A926). There are mainline railway stations at Perth, Dundee and Dunkeld (13 miles). Dundee Airport has direct services to London City, Birmingham and Belfast whilst Edinburgh has a wide range of domestic and international flights.
This Victorian detached dwelling house was built in the 1860s and retains many period features such as high ceilings with cornicing, bay windows and open fireplaces. The property has been extensively and sympathetically modernised including extensive re-plumbing and re-wiring, replacement windows, and new fixtures and fittings in the bathrooms, kitchen and utility room. It has been fully redecorated including new floor coverings throughout.
Belying its relatively modest frontage to Balmoral Road, the accommodation is extensive, with a two storey rear wing, and ideal for a growing family, who may also require to accommodate elderly family members. It could also be used for Bed and Breakfast, being in an ideal position for passing trade heading towards the slopes of Glenshee and to Royal Deeside.
The front door opens to a reception hall with panelled doors to the reception rooms, and a sweeping staircase leading to the mid landing and the first floor accommodation. To the left of the hall is a formal lounge with a fitted electric fire, a bay window and a shallow press cupboard. To the right is a sitting room with an open fire with cast iron inset, and a bay window. This room is connected by an archway to the dining room. To the rear of the house there is a family room with a chimney breast division to the kitchen, housing a wood burning stove which can be enjoyed from both the family room and the kitchen. Opening off the family room is a conservatory with French doors leading to the garden, floor to ceiling windows and a polycarbonate roof.
The breakfasting kitchen has its original flagstone floor and shares the log burning stove with the family room. The kitchen has been fully modernised with base and wall mounted units, contrasting worktops, gas hob, cooker hood, double oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap. There is ample space for a breakfasting table. Off it is a utility room with an external door, units to match the kitchen, worktop with inset stainless steel sink and mixer tap, plumbing for automatic washing machine and ample space for a tumble dryer and chest freezer.
Also on the ground floor are two double bedrooms, one of which has a fireplace and is currently used as an office. There is also a shower room comprising WC, wash basin and shower, storage units and fully tiled walled and floor.
On the first floor there are four further double bedrooms, two of which have en suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom comprising WC, wash basin with storage below, shower bath with shower above, tiling to dado height, tiled floor and a wall mounted illuminated vanity mirror. The upper hall is lit by a large light well with original wall paintings on its sides. There are two walk in storage cupboards.
A stone staircase from the inner hall on the ground floor leads to a basement, which provides useful storage space. It has a tiled floor, power and light, and a door to the garden.
The original wash house is stone built with a slate roof and has an open fireplace and a stone floor. There is a trough and water supply. Part of the building also forms a store and workshop, with power, and light. Attached to the outbuilding is a wood store.
Driveway and gardens
The property is accessed from Balmoral Road through double wrought iron gates in a stone wall with wrought iron railings. There is an extensive chipped parking area to the front of the house from where further gates lead towards the rear of the property where there is more parking and a sheltered, paved area, ideal for al fresco dining. The rear garden is lawned and has a pergola, chipped pathways, raised vegetable plots, and a potting shed. The garden continues to the side with a lawn, clothes drying poles and a further gate to the front of the property. The gardens are fully enclosed.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Gas central heating, double glazing. Broadband is available in the area.
Perth & Kinross Council Tax Band G
Fixtures and fittings
All fitted blinds, floor coverings and integrated kitchen appliances are included in the sale.
Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion.
Offers must be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the Selling Agents. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents following inspection.
Within 7 days of the conclusion of Missives a deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid. The deposit will be non returnable in the event of the Purchaser(s) failing to complete the sale for reasons not attributable to the Seller or his agents.
Entering Blairgowrie from Perth on the A93, follow signs for Alyth, Kirriemuir (A926), Braemar. Cross the River Ericht and take the third turn on the left into Balmoral Road (A93). Number 52 is on the right hand side, after approximately 350 yards.