6 bedroom detached house for saleAlyth, Blairgowrie, Perthshire
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- 6 BEDROOMS
- 7 RECEPTION ROOMS
- 5 BATHROOMS
Completed in 1920, Craigellie House is an impressive, yet comfortable, B-listed family house sitting on the foot of the Hill of Alyth yet above the Den OAlyth. It was commissioned for the Shands of Craigellie, and was based on the style of the original Craigellie House which was designed in 1839 by the renowned Aberdeenshire architect, John Smith. Whilst basing his design on the original house, the architect, George Watt added some classical Italianate changes to the design. It has a central bow frontage creating a grand initial appearance to the property, with a small Italianate tower on the east wing. The drive sweeps through the garden, passing the front façade of the house and leads round to the entrance vestibule on the west wing.
The principal reception rooms overlook the south facing gardens ensuring that they all receive excellent levels of natural light. The drawing room has double aspect views with an impressive bay window forming part of the entrance, whilst the dining room has been decorated for formal evenings and provides plenty of room for a good-sized dining table. The sitting room lies in between them with the bowed frontage. The kitchen has been recently upgraded with a style befitting the property as well as being light and timeless. The west wing is currently furnished to provide office accommodation; however it was previously a billiard room and a study.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor, all generously proportioned and two of which have en-suite facilities within them. The fifth bedroom has been transformed into a dressing room for the master bedroom. The front bedrooms have either a bathroom or shower room adjacent to them so effectively providing them with their own personal facilities.
The east wing is currently used as a self-contained annexe although it could be brought back into the main house, if preferred. It provides generous accommodation with a good-sized breakfasting kitchen, sitting room, dining room/study along with two double bedrooms on the first floor. There is access from this annexe into the tower which currently houses the water tanks.
Principal House EPC Rating D
Annexe EPC Rating E
The grounds of Craigellie House are generously proportioned and principally lie to the front of the house with lawns sweeping down to the tree-lined boundary. There is a paved terrace to the front of the house with an array of mature trees and bushes. There are impressive deciduous and fir trees on the fringes of the lawn helping to create an aura of privacy. The driveway is flanked by trees with the driveway splitting to provide access to the front and back doors.
To the east of the house is a sheltered paddock extending to about 1.35 acres which is ideal for small numbers of livestock or ponies. There is access onto the Hill of Alyth.
Craigellie House is located at the foot of the Hill of Alyth with views over Den OAlyth, a beautiful wooded glen with walkways and picnic areas where you can enjoy the local flora and fauna.
Alyth is a charming market town which serves the surrounding rural community by providing a range of primary services including a small supermarket, several shops, a post office and a bank. The well-known hotel, The Lands of Loyal, lies on the outskirts of the town. Blairgowrie provides a wider range of services and facilities while Dundee and Perth provide the retail, recreational and cultural facilities to be expected of two of Scotland's major centres of commerce.
There is good, local, state education with a primary school in Alyth and secondary schooling in Blairgowrie. Private education in the area is widely available with established schools including Glenalmond College, Strathallan School, Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Dundee High School and Lathallan.
The national motorway network at Perth provides rapid access to Edinburgh and Glasgow, while the M90 at Forfar ensures easy access to Dundee and Aberdeen. Dundee Airport (20 miles) provides regular flights to London Stanstead, while Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow airports have flights to UK, European and international destinations.
Perthshire is a county of contrasting landscapes ranging from the high mountains and steep glens of the southern Grampians to the gently undulating good quality arable land of the Vale of Strathmore. Outdoor activities and recreational pursuits in the area are, therefore, diverse. This includes walking and mountain biking in the Perthshire Hills and Angus glens. There is salmon fishing on the Rivers Isla and Ericht and trout fishing in a number of local lochs and reservoirs whilst grouse, pheasant and partridge shooting and red and roe deer-stalking is available to let on several nearby estates. Golf is a feature of the Perthshire and Angus countryside with several courses locally including the championship course at Rosemount, Blairgowrie. For the ultimate challenge, the Open Championship courses at Carnoustie and St Andrews are accessible being 30 miles and 32 miles distant respectively. Riding is also locally popular with pony trekking and livery widely available. Glenshee Ski Centre (23.5 miles) has 21 lifts and 36 runs and offers skiing throughout the winter when conditions allow.
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