8 bedroom character property for sale

Tower Of Lethendy, Meikleour, Perthshire, PH2

Offers Over £4,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fully refurbished Tower House
  • 39 acres of magnificent grounds
  • Private golf course
  • Swimming pool & Two tennis courts
  • Walled garden & orchard
  • 3 reception, 8 beds and 7 baths
  • Two gate lodges & two cottages
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The ultimate Scottish residence with private golf course

Location

TOWER OF LETHENDY lies 14 miles north of the county town of Perth in an exceptionally private position surrounded by beautiful and enchanting Perthshire countryside, with the Grampian Mountains to the north providing a dramatic backdrop. The Vale of Strathmore, to the south, is revered for its productive fertile agricultural land on which cereals, soft fruits and potatoes are grown and which supports many fine stands of hardwood trees. The estate enjoys good access south to Perth and the motorway network of Central Scotland bringing Edinburgh Airport (56 miles) and Glasgow Airport (83 miles) within easy reach. Dundee Airport (21 miles) has direct services to Stansted Airport with onward connections to many European destinations.

Daily provisions and rural supplies are found in Blairgowrie (3.5 miles) and Dunkeld (9 miles). Dunkeld, traditionally seen as a gateway to the Scottish Highlands with its historical cathedral dating from the 12th century, is a charming small town sitting on the banks of the River Tay which boasts an array of quality independent shops and galleries. Beyond Pitlochry on the A9 destination shopping can be enjoyed at House of Bruar which offers a fine selection of Scottish produce and country goods. The nearest railway station is Birnam and Dunkeld on the Inverness - Perth line with regular services between Inverness and Perth and onwards to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London (including a sleeper service).

Perth lies 14 miles to the south and provides a greater selection of shops, cultural and leisure facilities including professional services and private preparatory schooling. Within easy driving distance are a number of private schools including Glenalmond and Strathallan and Ardvreck and Craigclowan prep schools (all coeducational) and Kilgraston (girls only).

The estate is ideally positioned to take advantage of all Perthshire has to offer. For the traditional country sportsman, the season begins with salmon fishing on Scotland's longest river, the Tay, on 15th January and runs to 15th October each year. Stalking and grouse shooting may be taken on one of the many Highland estates, a short drive away to the north, in addition to pheasant and partridge shooting which can be enjoyed over many low ground estates locally. For the winter sports enthusiast, Tower of Lethendy is ideally placed for the ski slopes of both Aviemore and Glenshee. There are challenging cycling routes and wonderful woodland walks in the locality for those not wishing to tackle some of Scotland's notable Munros to the north. For the golfing enthusiast the Tower of Lethendy will be very special as it boasts its own challenging 18 hole golf course and lies within easy reach of Scotland's finest championship golf courses including Gleneagles, venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup, St. Andrews, the home of golf and venue for the 2015 British Open, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, and lies in close proximity to The Rosemount Course (Blairgowrie Golf Club), host of The 2014 Junior Ryder Cup.

The immediate area abounds with wildlife. The Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve at Loch of the Lowes to the north of Tower of Lethendy is famous for its ospreys and together with Loch of Clunie attracts many migratory birds.

Description

TOWER OF LETHENDY is one of the premier residential estates in Scotland. The estate extends in total to about 39 acres with two private drives, leading to the principal house, each protected by a gate lodge and lined by majestic Douglas firs and limes. The grounds are delightful, with formal gardens, both grass and hard tennis courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and magnificent mature specimen trees. The parkland is laid out as a golf course with six greens and eight tees making up 18 different holes. The original par 3 golf course has been enhanced by drainage works and modified by the addition of further tees and bunkers and the upgrading of the greens. The course is maintained by a full time green keeper.

The tower itself is striking. Built of local red sandstone under a slate roof the accommodation is as shown on the accompanying plans over four floors. There is a very high standard of workmanship and attention to detail throughout its impressive rooms. In particular the stonework and wood panelling throughout much of the house is exquisite. The grand front entrance, which is suitably guarded on either side by two stone lions, leads directly into a wonderful entrance and reception hall where guests can gather before dinner. The reception rooms and bedroom suites are eminently suitable for hosting lavish house parties yet the house is equally suited to being
a comfortable and homely family abode.

On the ground floor the dining room has three sets of French doors along the south side, opening directly out onto a sheltered terrace from where the scents from the garden can be enjoyed. Immediately adjacent is a china room, and opposite a very practical and well equipped kitchen. The domestic quarters include an estate office, linen store and laundry.

A beautiful sweeping staircase leads from the ground floor to the first and second floors from which there is an enclosed spiral staircase to the third floor. On the first floor an anteroom with a large open fireplace leads into the drawing room which has a bay window overlooking the gardens below and views beyond over the Perthshire countryside. Adjacent is a south facing sitting room frequented by the family for watching television, playing cards and board games. The library is perhaps one of the finest examples in Scotland with custom fitted floor to ceiling oak book shelving, and an open fireplace with stone surround at one end. A billiard table (excluded) which originated from The Crucible in Sheffield fills the room. Beyond is a well-equipped butler's pantry which serves as a bar and is equipped accordingly and includes an ice-maker.

On the second floor is the master bedroom suite which comprises a south facing master bedroom, sitting room, shower room and
bathroom, and the most comprehensive dressing room. Including the original tower and the top floor of the main house, there are a further seven bedrooms and five bathrooms as well as a sauna and massage room.

Gardens & Grounds
The grounds and gardens surrounding the castle are exceptional. The estate is bounded by a high beech hedge to the south, and is heavily screened by magnificent hardwood trees from the minor public road which runs along the northern boundary. To the west of the house a secluded and magical wooded den through which a small burn (stream) flows to a sunken pond, which could be stocked and fished, has been transformed into a wonderful woodland garden known as "The Dell", where several walkways traversing various water features have been created. The Dell has its own micro climate in which there are many unusual and exciting species of perennials
including specimen rhododendrons and monkey puzzle trees.

Immediately surrounding the house the formal gardens comprise sweeping lawns interspersed with large herbaceous borders. The walled garden is reserved for the production of flowers for the house, with the orchard being a mix of apple, pear and plum trees in addition to redcurrant and blackcurrant bushes. Adjacent to the house is a wonderful African chestnut tree which boasts beautiful large pink flowers in spring and a fabulous sycamore tree thought to be over 400 years old. Other fine specimen trees include walnuts, Sweet chestnut, silver and red birch. Discreetly positioned a short distance from the house is a heated outdoor swimming pool with a wooden cabin providing changing facilities. There are two tennis courts - one grass and one blaze surface. The grounds are kept to an immaculate standard by three full time gardeners.

East Lodge & Ghillie's Cottage
Situated at the entrance to the main drive is the East Lodge to which is adjoined a store and the Ghillies Cottage. Built in the style of the main house and of red stone under a slate roof, the East Lodge comprises a sitting room, kitchen, boot room, three bedrooms and a bathroom over two floors. To the rear are a large storage building and the former Ghillies Cottage (sitting room, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and WC) which has not been renovated. The outbuildings are constructed of stone under a slate roof and include a garage, kennel and workshop.

West Lodge
The West Lodge is situated at the entrance to the rear drive and externally is a mirror image of the East Lodge. Internally the accommodation comprises a sitting room with a dining area, a kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

Garden Cottage
The Garden Cottage is situated beyond the walled garden and to the west of the orchard and provides convenient accommodation for staff when there are large house parties. Of stone construction under a slate roof the accommodation comprises a sitting room, kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom and WC.

Estate Workshop
Situated in the north east corner of the property and with its own separate entrance off the public road is a large steel portal frame building in which all the estate equipment is stored and joinery work undertaken. Externally the building (30m x 18m) has been clad in wood and it is heated internally to provide a pleasant working environment for estate staff all year round. Adjacent are situated a heated greenhouse and polytunnel with irrigation system.

General Remarks

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with Savills Edinburgh office (0131 247 3720).

ENTRY & POSSESSION
Entry by arrangement.

OFFERS
Offers in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, Wemyss House, 8 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6DH. A closing date for offers may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection.

SOLICITORS
Brodies, 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA
Tel: 0131 228 3777
Fax: 0131 228 3878
Email:alex.buchan@brodies.com.

EMPLOYEES
There are six employees whose employment will fall to be transferred to a purchaser under the TUPE Regulations 2006. Further details are available to interested parties.

FIXTURES, FITTINGS, CONTENTS AND ESTATE EQUIPMENT
A comprehensive list of items that are included in the sale or may be available in addition is available to interested parties.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Perth & Kinross Council, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull St, Perth PH1 5GD, 01738 475000 or enquiries@pkc.gov.uk.

SERVICES, OCCUPANCIES, LISTINGS & COUNCIL TAX
All properties on the estate have mains water and electricity, and private drainage. In addition, there is a private well which can be used for non-drinking purposes. Oil is stored in a 2,200 litre underground tank.

TOWER OF LETHENDY
Owner Occupied, Oil fired central heating, Burglar and fire alarms, LPG (underground tank).
Listing: B
Council Tax Bank: H
Energy Performance Certificate: E

EAST LODGE
Let, Oil fired central heating.
Listing: C
Council Tax Band: C
Energy Performance Certificate: F

WEST LODGE
Vacant, Oil fired central heating.
Listing: C
Council Tax Band: C
Energy Performance Certificate: F

GARDEN COTTAGE
Vacant, Electric night storage heaters.
Listing: -
Council Tax Band: F
Energy Performance Certificate: F

GHILLIE'S COTTAGE
Vacant, Solid fuel.
Listing: C
Council Tax Bank: C
Energy Performance Certificate: G

SPORTING, MINERAL RIGHTS & TIMBER
The sporting rights are in hand.
The minerals are included within the sale insofar as the seller has right to them and they are not reserved by statute or common law to third parties.
All standing and fallen timber will be included within the sale.
Stipulations

PURCHASE PRICE
Within 7 days of the conclusion of missives a non-returnable deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid. The balance of the purchase price will fall due for payment at the date of entry (whether entry is taken or not) with interest accruing thereon at the rate of 5% above Bank of Scotland base rate. No consignation shall be effectual in avoiding such interest.

DISPUTES
Should any discrepancy arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the Remarks, Stipulations or Plan or the interpretation of any of them, the question shall be referred to the arbitration of the selling agents whose decision acting as experts, shall be final.

PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

OVERSEAS PURCHASERS
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident outwith the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank which is acceptable to the sellers.

LOTTING
It is intended to offer the property for sale as described, but the seller reserves the right to divide the property into further lots, or to withdraw the property, or to exclude any property shown in these particulars.

GENERALLY
Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Missives of Sale, the latter shall prevail.

SERVITUDE RIGHTS, BURDENS, WAYLEAVES AND STATUTORY PUBLIC ACCESS RIGHTS
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.

APPORTIONMENTS
The Council Tax and all other outgoings shall be apportioned between the seller and the purchaser(s) as at the date of entry.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Savills and their clients give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the
property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or
otherwise. Neither these particulars nor any subsequent communication relative to the property shall be binding upon Savills or the Sellers (whether acted on or otherwise) unless the same is incorporated within a written document signed by the Sellers or on their behalf satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of the Requirements.

Square Footage: 13735 sq ft
Acreage: 39 Acres

Directions

Perth 14 miles, Dundee Airport 21 miles, Edinburgh Airport 56 miles, Glasgow Airport 83 miles

DIRECTIONS
From Edinburgh follow A90/M90 north over the Forth Road Bridge to junction 11. Follow the A85 through Perth bearing left on to the A93 signposted for Blairgowrie. After 11 miles bear left on to the A984 to the village of Meikleour. Immediately before leaving the village take the minor road straight ahead (as the main road curves to the left) signposted for Lethendy. Continue to follow this road for 2 miles. At the junction turn left on to the B947 and the gates to Tower of Lethendy are positioned on the left after a short distance. The postcode for the property is PH2 6EQ.

AIRPORTS
Edinburgh Airport - 0844 448 8833 (www.edinburghairport.com)
Dundee Airport - 01382 662200 (info@hial.co.uk)
Glasgow Airport - 0844 481 5555 (www.glasgowairport.com)

RAILWAY STATIONS
The nearest station is at Birnam and Dunkeld. For general timetable enquiries telephone 08457 484950 or visit www.thetrainline.com.

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  • Dunkeld & Birnam (6.8 mi)
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