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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

The Ale House, Caputh, Perth, Perthshire, PH1

Offers Over £410,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Converted ale house
  • Superb family home
  • Kitchen/ breakfast room
  • Sitting room and dining room
  • Four bedrooms and study
  • three bath/ shower rooms
  • Driveway and out buildings
  • Garden with patio
  • EPC Rating = D
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

B listed former Ale House converted into a spacious family home.


Caputh is a small village on the north side of the River Tay, only 13 miles north of Perth. Perth, known as the Fair City, is considered one of the most desirable Scottish cities. It has an excellent range of shops, supermarkets and professional services as well as a number of high quality restaurants and good leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, ice rink and two sports centres. The annual Perth Festival of the Arts attracts internationally renowned artists, orchestras and opera companies. The wonderful concert hall also has a full programme of concerts throughout the year. Closer at hand, the Birnam Institute also provides a wide range of cultural events and classes. There is a health club at the Dunkeld House Hotel, which also provides a clay pigeon shooting school and the Land Rover Experience.

Recreational opportunities in and around Perth are excellent. Scone Palace, one of Scotland's finest stately homes, hosts the Game and Wildlife Conservancy Trust's annual Scottish Fair as well as National Hunt Racing. There are popular golf courses at Dunkeld, Murrayshall, Crieff and Comrie and renowned championship courses at Gleneagles near Auchterarder and Rosemount in Blairgowrie. Perthshire's extensive network of roads and tracks offers fantastic cycling in all directions. Perth is a gateway to the Highlands with superb opportunities for walking and skiing at both Glenshee and Aviemore. Fishing can be taken locally on the Tay along with other rivers and trout fisheries which are within easy reach and there are ample opportunities for shooting. There are riding stables close at hand.

Birnam railway station, which is just 6 miles away, has free parking and offers both local services north and south and a sleeper service to and from London. Perth has a railway station with services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. There is a local bus service with stops in the village and national bus services operate out of Perth and from the Broxden Park and Ride on the western edge of the city, just off the A9. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are easily reached and there are direct flights from Dundee to London Stansted and Amsterdam.

There are primary schools in Murthly and Spittalfield, and secondary schools in Perth, Dunkeld and Aberfeldy. Private schools in the area include Ardvreck (Crieff), Craigclowan (Perth), both preparatory schools, Morrison's Academy (Crieff), Dundee High School, Kilgraston (Bridge of Earn), Strathallan and Glenalmond.


The Ale House is a unique stone built property which has recently been refurbished and converted to create what is now a wonderful family home. Although much of the history of the building is unknown, ale was undoubtedly made in this fantastic building, with the granary located next door. A fresh water supply, which still exists, fed The Ale House for production purposes. The B listed building is thought to date back to 1808, according to the front door stone lintel. The initials AB which are also carved in the stonework at the front are thought to be those of Alexander Bullions who occupied the premises in the early 1800s and was known locally for brewing ale and whisky. In more recent years the current owner has fully restored the building.
At the front of the house is a solid timber door which gives access into the ground floor hall. Above the door is a staircase which rises up to give access to a further front door on the first floor. On the ground floor is the kitchen, which has tiled flooring and is fitted with a range of bespoke pine units with matching work tops and an integrated Belfast sink. Appliances include an electric Rangemaster range cooker with extractor fan above. The utility room is adjacent and is plumbed for a washing machine and houses the oil fired boiler. Off the kitchen and up a small flight of stairs is the dining area which has an exposed stone wall, exposed roof beams and a door out to the garden. A staircase from here leads up to the sitting room on the first floor and there is a further stair by the front door up to the upper floors. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a bedroom and bathroom.

The sitting room has reclaimed floorboards (which continue into the hall) and windows on three aspects. The focal point of the room is the wood burning stove and fireplace which is set into the exposed stone wall. Off the hallway is a door with steps down to the front and a bedroom, bathroom and study.

There are a further two bedrooms on the second floor which both have two Velux windows which allow plenty of natural light into the bedrooms. There is a shower room off the landing and a box room which provides good storage space.

A shared entrance from the main road opens up to a driveway with two sets of painted timber gates into The Ale House and driveway. The Ale House has a fantastic garden which is mainly laid to lawn but has areas of gravel and is sheltered by beech hedges and mature trees. Within the garden are rhododendrons, cherry, apple and pear trees along with a magnificent beech tree. Beneath the beech tree is a raised terrace where outdoor dining and barbequing can be enjoyed. There are a variety of outbuildings by the driveway which provide storage for garden tools and equipment.


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Central heating provided by oil fired boiler.

The Ale House is category B listed.

Jameson & Mackay, 1 Charlotte Street, Perth, PH1 5LP. Tel: 01738 631 666. Fax: 01738 643 430.

Local Authority
Perth and Kinross Council Tax Band F

Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted floor coverings, light fittings, curtains, blinds and integrated white goods are to be included within the sale price. The blue painted shed does not form part of the sale.

The first section of driveway is shared with Whistle Cottage and maintenance is split.

Taken in August 2016

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: 2,820 sq ft


Follow the A9 north out of Perth for approximately 13 miles. Turn right at the exit by Bankfoot and follow the road then take a left onto the B9099. Follow the road through Murthly and cross the River Tay. At the T junction turn right and The Ale House is just at the end of the village with a blue gate.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
28 August 2016

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