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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Walled Garden, St. Martins, Perth, PH2

Under Offer £520,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Contemporary home in rural setting
  • Reception hallway
  • Kitchen/ dining/ family room
  • Sitting room
  • Galleried landing with reading area
  • Four bedrooms. All en suite
  • Garage and car port
  • Lawn and decking
  • Countryside views
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding contemporary family home in a delightful rural setting


The Walled Garden is situated on the edge of the small hamlet of St Martins, an historic parish in a tranquil rural setting, in the heart of the Perthshire countryside. This rural hamlet includes a lovely church which is believed to date from the 12th century, and the picturesque surrounding countryside includes a number of local walks, including a footpath which leads from the rear of The Walled Garden to the church.

St Martins lies equidistant between the A93 and A94 and is close to the village of Balbeggie (about 1 mile) which offers local facilities including a primary school, a local shop, pub/hotel and restaurant and other local services.

Perth, known as 'The Fair City', is around 6 miles away and has an excellent range of shops, supermarkets and professional services. It is in a pivotal position for access to the Central Scotland motorway network, with links to Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee via the M90 and A9. It also has a railway station with national rail services including an overnight sleeper service to London. Dundee Airport has scheduled flights to London Stansted, Birmingham and Belfast. The universities in Dundee, and Ninewells Hospital are all within easy commuting distance.
Secondary schooling is available in Perth, while there are also a good number of excellent private schools in the area, including Craigclowan Preparatory School, Strathallan, Glenalmond and Kilgraston, and Dundee High School is within easy reach.

Recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. Scone Palace, one of Scotland's finest stately homes, is just outside Perth. There is National Hunt racing and polo at Scone, and numerous good golf courses nearby, including Murrayshall and Rosemount at Blairgowrie. The property is on the doorstep of the Highlands with plenty of opportunities for cycling and hill walking in the nearby glens and, just to the north, skiing at Glenshee.


Situated in what was formerly the walled garden of the nearby manse for St Martins Church, The Walled Garden is an outstanding contemporary country home, set in its own private garden and with a lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside.

This architect designed home was completed in 2010, and has been finished to an extremely high specification, with spacious and thoughtfully designed accommodation, ideally laid out for a rural family lifestyle.

The house incorporates a modern design and layout coupled with natural finishes and neutral decor. The use of full height glazed windows, together with dual aspects from the main reception rooms, serve to enhance the light and space throughout.


The house is entered via a secure front door which leads to a double height reception hall with a formal dining area. A bespoke oak staircase leads to the galleried landing on the first floor. This welcoming space is enhanced by windows on two sides. Twin glazed doors lead to the main living room and further doors lead to a cloakroom and into the kitchen / family room.

The living room is undoubtedly the heart of the house. With windows on two sides and a double height window with vaulted ceiling, a full width of bespoke full height glass doors provides a link between the house and garden, leading onto an area of wooden decking overlooking the countryside beyond. The room naturally divides into cosy and sunny seating areas and has a central focal point provided by a double sided Fire Belly wood burning stove.

Further twin doors lead into the kitchen / dining / family room. The carefully designed layout incorporates a mixture of cream and wooden base and wall units, with a granite worktop, stainless steel sink and full range of fitted appliances including induction hob, Bosch oven, and Capel steam oven, warming drawer, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. There is ample space for a dining table and chairs, and a separate relaxed seating area with space for sofas and TV. Windows overlook the garden. The kitchen is complemented by a good sized utility room, with further storage, sink units and space for a washing machine and drier, and a separate drying room. A door leads to the covered car port and gives separate access to the garage and garden.

From the main hall, stairs to the first floor open onto a generous galleried landing, with internal glazed windows taking borrowed light from the vaulted living room and providing views of the countryside. There are fitted units and wiring for use as a home office / study. Two cupboards, one of which is currently used as a linen cupboard, provide useful storage.

The family accommodation includes four extremely generous double bedrooms, all of which benefit from en suite bath or shower rooms. The master bedroom suite looks out over the garden. It has a fully fitted walk in dressing room and en suite shower room. Double bedroom 2 has windows overlooking the courtyard. It has fitted cupboards and a good size en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 is located to the rear of the house. This is a particularly large room, with windows on two sides, eaves storage and an en suite shower room. Bedroom 4 is usefully located on the ground floor, and has an en suite shower room off.

The house incorporates modern finishes including full double glazing throughout. There is underfloor heating on the ground floor, while the bathrooms also benefit from underfloor heating, tiled floors and walls and vanity units. There is integral wiring including TV points in the main reception rooms and bedrooms. The accommodation is complemented by environmentally friendly heating solutions including the 12 KW wood burning stove and an air source heat pump.


The shared private drive leads via stone gate piers to a tarmaced parking area to the side of the house. The gardens and grounds are partly enclosed within the original stone walled garden of the former manse, providing both privacy, shelter and an attractive backdrop. Paving and gravelled areas surround the side and rear of the house. Raised herbaceous and shrub beds provide colour and interest along the boundary wall and fence.

To the side of the house is a large garage which has an automatic up and over door with power and light. This has a door to the covered carport which links to the main house and provides a useful covered parking space. There are also external electrical points, and a woodshed.

To the front of the house is an area of lawn, incorporating two raised decked areas which provide a sheltered outside seating space with countryside views beyond.


Mains water
Mains electricity (three phase)
Private drainage to bio disk
Heating provide by an air source heat pump

Renewable Heat Incentive
The Walled Garden benefits from a payment under the Renewable Heat Incentive which provides an annual payment based on the "deemed" use of heat in the house. This is linked to RPI and is due to be paid up to February 2022.

Local Authority
Perth & Kinross council tax banding G.

Fixtures and Fittings
The freestanding white goods and ceiling lights in the kitchen / dining / family room are to be excluded from the sale.

The Walled Garden has a servitude right of access over the shared driveway, with maintenance on a shared user basis.

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.


Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents.

It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.


A deposit of 10% of the purchase price may be required. It will be paid within 7 days of the conclusion of Missives. 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.


Savills, their clients and any joint agents 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.

Square Footage: 3,683 sq ft
Acreage: 0.24 Acres


From Perth take the A94 Angus Road, via Scone, heading north towards Coupar Angus. After about 6 miles, on entering the village of Balbeggie, turn left onto St Martins Road (signed to St Martins). Follow the road out of the village. After about 1 mile turn right into the shared driveway (signed Gylen). Follow the private road, leading round to the left behind the steading to the entrance to The Walled Garden.

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Added on Rightmove:
19 August 2016

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