5 bedroom detached house for sale

Easter Bankhead, Path Of Condie, Forgandenny, Perthshire, PH2

Offers Over £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Contemporary conversion of traditional farmhouse
  • Adjoining annexe/home office
  • Separate stone steading
  • Open plan living room with lovely views
  • 2 further reception rooms
  • 4/5 bedrooms; 3 bath/showers
  • Enclosed mature gardens; Woodstore
  • Lovely rural setting with countryside outlook
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

An extended former farmhouse with annexe and separate steading, set in a picturesque location, with lovely countryside views.

Location

Easter Bankhead sits in picturesque rolling Perthshire countryside, with views over the surrounding Ochil Hills. Despite its rural location, it is well placed for access to Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh with the M90 just a few miles away. The nearby villages of Forgandenny, Milnathort (8 miles) and Bridge of Earn (9 miles) offer local facilities, including general stores, post office and banking, and primary schooling. Perth is around 13 miles away, and has an excellent range of shops, supermarkets and professional services expected of a regional city, in addition to a concert hall and leisure facilities. There is National Hunt racing and polo at Scone, which also hosts the annual Scottish Game Fair.
The M90 offers access to Edinburgh to the south, and there are links to the north and west via the A9 to Inverness and M9/M80 to Stirling and Glasgow. There is a railway station at Perth with connections to the national rail network. Edinburgh Airport (about 33 miles) is to the north of the city and within easy reach. Dundee Airport (about 31 miles) offers a direct service to London City Airport.

Secondary schooling is available in Perth, and the area is well served by private schools, including Strathallan at Forgandenny and Kilgraston at Bridge of Earn.

There are golf courses nearby at Milnathort, Kinross, Dunning and Perth, as well as the world famous course at Gleneagles, approximately 17 miles away. Perthshire is renowned for its field sports. The Rivers Tay and Earn provide salmon fishing and closer to home at Loch Leven there is brown trout fishing. Pheasant shooting can be rented locally on nearby estates. The Ochil Hills are a popular destination for hill walkers and mountain bikers. Perth is a gateway to the Highlands with many opportunities for hill walking and skiing at both Glenshee and Aviemore.

Description

DESCRIPTION

Believed to be a former tenant farm for the Ledlanet Estate, this traditional farmhouse and adjoining steading dates from the 1800s, along with the nearby settlement at Path of Condie.

The original farmhouse has been substantially extended by the current owners, incorporating the adjoining stone steading, to create a lovely family home offering a mixture of contemporary and traditional accommodation. Care has been taken to retain many of the original features such as the beautiful exterior stonework and internal floor levels which have been incorporated into the design. The exceptionally generous reception space has been thoughtfully laid out to take advantage of the lovely views over the garden and beyond to the Perthshire countryside.

ACCOMMODATION

A pathway leads to the front door, which opens into a hallway which comprises part of the original steading. Off the hall a door leads to a useful utility area, with Velux roof light, fitted units and space for a fridge. A boiler room off houses the Worcester boiler. There is a door to the back garden.

From the hall, steps lead down into a wonderful open plan reception room, with split levels giving the room natural divisions into separate living areas. The open plan sitting room has floor level sliding windows, overlooking the garden, and a further window to the rear. Warmth is provided by a Dowling multi-fuel burning stove. There is wiring for a surround sound system. Further steps lead to a cosy snug, with Velux windows and a further window looking out over the garden and countryside beyond. Throughout are reclaimed maple floors and ceilings with exposed larch beams. The differing ceiling heights of the original steading buildings have been incorporated into the design of the space, while archways and openings have been retained to maximise the light and flow of the accommodation.

An archway leads into a garden room, currently used as a further seating area. This open plan space links the original farmhouse with the former steading. It has a full wall of floor to ceiling glazed windows and patio doors opening out onto a terraced patio. There is a further window to the rear. A door leads into an inner hall, the original hallway of the farmhouse.

A further doorway leads from the garden room into the farmhouse kitchen. This is split into separate kitchen and seating areas. There are bespoke units made from reclaimed pitch pine and worktops are a mixture of wood, tile and granite, offset by a slate tiled floor. Appliances include a Belfast sink, Smeg electric oven and Bosch induction hob. There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher. A window overlooks the rear and a door leads back to the inner hall. A further door leads into the family room, a cosy space with a fireplace with stone mantelpiece and slate hearth housing a wood burning stove. There is a traditional shelved press and windows to the side and rear.

There is a further ground floor reception room, currently used as a dining room but which would make an excellent downstairs bedroom. It has a pitch pine floor, stone mantelpiece and built in wall shelves. A window overlooks the terrace. Adjoining this is the family bathroom. This has been fitted with traditional pitch pine half panelled walls and a range of reclaimed fittings, including freestanding slipper bath, large washbasin and a WC with overhead cistern. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine.

A staircase leads to the first floor landing. Off here are three bedrooms, study / bedroom 4 and a family shower room.

The master bedroom is located in the wing of the farmhouse. This generously proportioned room has windows on both sides, maximising the light and views. There are two deep built in cupboards, currently used as dressing rooms.

Bedrooms 2 and 3, both double bedrooms, have windows overlooking the garden. With oak floors, they also feature traditional finishes; bedroom 2 has a range of fitted cupboards, while bedroom 3 has part panelled walls and fitted shelves with hanging space. Bedroom 4 is currently used as a home office, and would be suitable as a nursery or single bedroom. It has an oak floor, a window to the rear and a shallow fitted cupboard.

A shower room, with corner shower unit, washstand with washbasin, WC and heated towel rail, completes the first floor family accommodation.

Outside

The house is set within its own enclosed garden grounds. Glazed doors from the garden room lead to a raised paved terrace, with ample space for outdoor seating, raised beds and steps leading to a lawn, with a low hedgerow at the front offering open views to the surrounding countryside. Planted borders surrounding the house provide colour and interest.

The gardens extend to the sides and rear. To one side is a further generous expanse of lawn with a border of herbaceous plants, shrubs and conifers. Shelter is provided by lovely mature specimen trees. There is a vegetable patch. The remains of one of the original stone barns provides a lovely feature and discreet area for storage. A raised decked area with wooden decking and space for a table and chairs offers a further elevated seating area.

There is a log / garden store adjoining the house, with a concrete floor, power and light, and traditional wooden double doors.

Annexe

Also adjoining the farmhouse is a self contained annexe which is currently used as a home office. A glazed door leads to a studio space with windows on both sides and Velux windows providing wonderful light. In the corner there is a traditional wood burning stove and there are contemporary wall mounted electric heaters. There is wiring for surround sound and a computer. A door leads to a shower room comprising corner shower cabinet with mixer shower, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail and electric underfloor heating.

Steading

To the rear of the house is a substantial traditional stone steading. On one side is the remains of the former roundel or horsemill and indeed some of the drive mechanism, and the threshing machine is still inside the barn.

The building comprises an L shaped double height stone barn with concrete floor, power and light. Internal steps lead to a first floor former hay store which also has an enclosed dry store. Below is an open sided store with stone archways which is currently used as a garage. It offers fantastic additional storage space and also has potential for conversion subject to obtaining the necessary permissions.

Square Footage: 3,043 sq ft

Directions

Heading south from Perth take Junction 9 off the M90 signed to Bridge of Earn. Turn right onto the A912, left onto Heughfield Road and then right onto the B935 to Forgandenny. Go through Forgandenny and around 0.5 miles after leaving the village turn left, signed to Path Of Condie. At the next T junction turn right and after approximately 2.5 miles turn left, again following the signs for Path of Condie. At the bottom of the hill turn right. Follow the road up through Path of Condie. Easter Bankhead is approximately 0.5 miles further on.

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07 July 2016

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  • Perth (8.4 mi)
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Savills, Country Houses, Perth

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01738 318005 Local call rate

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