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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Forgandenny Road, Ballendrick, Bridge Of Earn, Perthshire

Under Offer £400,000

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Tenure: Freehold

The Smithy dates back to around 1806, and as its name suggests, it was originally home to the local blacksmith. The attractive building is constructed mainly of stone beneath a slate roof, and is set in the small hamlet of Ballendrick, which is around 1 mile from Bridge of Earn. The property has been altered over the years and has recently been beautifully and sympathetically upgraded and extended by the present owners, and is now sure to appeal to those with traditional and contemporary tastes alike.

The accommodation is arranged over ground and first floor and is extremely flexible in its use, so is ideal for modern family living. A spacious dining hall gives access to the formal sitting room, which features a brick inglenook-style fireplace with log burner, exposed stone walls and an oak floor. Off the sitting room is a study, which has windows to the front and side. To the rear is a wonderful open plan kitchen, dining and family room and with its direct access to the garden, and cosy log burning stove, is sure to be the main hub of the house year round. To the side of the kitchen is a useful utility area leading into a very large boot room, which has direct access to the garage and garden. Also on the ground floor there is a fully-tiled family bathroom and two bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms.

To the side of The Smithy is a large, double garage with power and lighting. Above the garage is a large storage area, which may provide a further development opportunity, subject to any required planning permission being granted. To the front of the garage is a wide gravel driveway, which provides parking for several vehicles.

The large, fully enclosed, rear garden has been landscaped with ease of maintenance in mind and has a large area of lawn with mature trees, feature borders and flower beds providing colour and interest. There are several pretty patios on which to sit and enjoy the garden and the open views beyond.

The Smithy House is situated in the hamlet of Ballendrick, which is about a mile from the village of Bridge of Earn, which caters for most daily requirements with a post office, and general store. Nearby Perth lies on the banks of the River Tay, and offers a good range of high street shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, professional services, concert hall and theatre. The city has a state-of-the-art curling ice rink and a superb leisure centre with training and leisure water, flumes, gym and health suite. There is a primary school in Bridge of Earn, and secondary schools in Perth. Private schools are in the area and include Kilgraston, Craigclowan, Strathallan, Morrisons, Ardvreck and Glenalmond.

There are good transportation links nearby with the M90 and M9 motorways providing easy access to Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the national motorway network. The railway station at Perth provides services to Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London (including the sleeper service) and there are daily flights from Dundee Airport (22.5 miles) to London Stansted and Edinburgh Airport (37 miles) has flights to UK, European and international destinations.

Perthshire is a county of contrasting landscapes. Outdoor activities and recreational pursuits in the area are, therefore, diverse. This includes walking and mountain biking in the Perthshire Hills. Golf is a feature in the area with several courses locally, including the championship courses at Gleneagles. Riding is also popular with pony trekking and livery widely available. There is National Hunt racing at Scone Palace along with regular polo competitions. Glenshee Ski Centre (47 miles) has 21 lifts and 36 runs and offers skiing throughout the winter when conditions allow. Sailing, water-skiing, kayaking and sea plane flights take place on Lochs Earn and Tay. There is salmon, trout and sea trout fishing on the River Earn. Pheasant, grouse and partridge shooting are widely available in the area and there is stalking in the nearby hills.

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