10 bedroom detached house for sale

Aberfeldy, PH15

Guide Price £499,950

Property Description

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Like a well cut designer suit the outline of the rather astonishing and grand Drumcharry House is one that will leave its mark on your eyes and your memory. Jaw dropping, mystical, magnificent, superior are just a few of the words that would describe this unique and charismatic property.

Standing in 2.5 acres of garden grounds this ‘B’ Listed detached house built in 1834 offers over 69 rooms in its entirety and as huge as that may sound, this friendly giant has a certain surety about exactly what it has to offer and quite rightly so, it has a more than homely ambiance, surprising, given its size. This property is also flooded with natural bright light adding to its warm and hospitable character.

The floor plans can paint a better picture on the selection of rooms on offer than any descriptive writing can, with so many rooms we are not going to tell you what you have to use them for, at over approximately 1500sqm, the living space for a want of a better word, is vast. In addition to the main house, there is a six bedroom apartment split over three floors with its own kitchen and two bathrooms. The apartment can be accessed through a private entrance and has its very own driveway, away from the main house. Ripe for development or guest accommodation, this just adds to the very long list of positive attributes this property has.

For the connoisseur of original features there are plenty to keep your appetite going. Dating back centuries, our favourites include: -

The turrets and gothic style doors on the exterior
The ornate fireplace in the inner hall dated 1882 and monogrammed ‘DC’ with its lavish turquoise Islamic tiles
The oak wood panelling throughout
The 12ft, 18th Century, decorative fire surround in the dining room.
The main staircase with its unique metal baluster and utterly spectacular 12ft stained glass window
The tiled butchers area in the cellar where game would have been prepared for banquets
The far reaching views in the master bedroom from the double aspect windows and marble fireplace.
The domed cupola in the hallway

Externally the property has extensive mature garden grounds with a mixture of lawn, shrubbery and trees – it would be quite possible to build another property to the left of the main house – that is if you choose to share such spectacular grounds. There are three driveways offering access to the house and plenty parking to the front.

At a ripe old age of 182 it’s none too surprising that this precious old gem is in need of some TLC and repair – for most this will be a minor detail.

The location and setting is of course the finest you can imagine, there is no chance you would find such an exquisite property hanging around any old neighbourhood. Fortingall, in highland Perthshire offers some of Scotland’s most beautiful unspoiled scenery, breath taking views, wildlife and lochs. Approximately an hour from Perth, rural enough for country living convenient enough for city amenities.

If you are a Scottish history lover then you will appreciate that this was the childhood home of Major General David Stewart who was a key figure in the early history of the Black Watch Regiment. It was then passed to Major General Archibald Campbell, who led the British Army in the 1st Anglo Burmese War and also a Napoleonic War Veteran. In 1880 the property was owned by Sir Donald Currie MP who was the founder of the Union Castle Shipping line, the Knight of the Garter and MP for Perthshire. You can read about the property in “The Historical Castles and Mansions of Scotland” by Alexander Millar.

Likely to steal your heart, like it did ours, there is so much potential with this rare and once in a lifetime property opportunity!

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 September 2016

Nearest station

  • Pitlochry (12.9 mi)
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Wilsons Auctions Ltd, Dalry

6 Kilwinning Road, Dalry, Ayrshire, KA24 4LG

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Nearest station

  • Pitlochry (12.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Wilsons Auctions Ltd, Dalry

6 Kilwinning Road, Dalry, Ayrshire, KA24 4LG

01294 697012 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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