6 bedroom equestrian facility for saleBalquharrie, Muthill, Crieff, Perthshire, PH5
- Lovely period country house
- set in extensive grounds
- outlook to highlands
- 3 reception rooms, kitchen / family room
- 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, WC.
- outside office, games room and store
- 3 bedroom gardeners cottage
- outhouse and wooden stores
- gardens & woodland. Tennis court
- EPC Rating = E
Lovely period country house set in extensive grounds with outlook to highlands
Balquharrie is set in over 17 acres of its own grounds just outside Muthill and enjoys uninterrupted views over Crieff to the Perthshire hills. This area of Scotland is renowned for its rolling hills and magnificent countryside and yet is highly accessible to the cities in the south, through the excellent road and rail links.
Muthill is a picturesque conservation village and provides a good primary school, village shop with post office, hairdressing salon, 9-hole golf course, bowling green club and a local pony club. Drummond Castle, with its famous formal parterre, is close by and is a delight to visit in the summer. Crieff and Auchterarder are both within easy reach and offer excellent day to day facilities. Perth and Stirling are both within half an hour's drive and offer a wider range of facilities. Edinburgh and Glasgow, with their international airports, are generally reached within about an hour's drive. There is a ralway station at Gleneagles, offering commuter services and a sleeper service to London.
Gleneagles, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup, is only 6½ ,miles away. The hotel has exceptional facilities including three outstanding golf courses, a country club and an equestrian centre.
Salmon and trout fishing, pheasant shooting and stalking may be taken locally, with the ski slopes of Glenshee and Glencoe being within comfortable driving distance.
There is a comprehensive range of schools within easy reach, including the private schools of Ardvreck and Morrison's Academy, both in Crieff, Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston and Craigclowan.
Balquharrie House is a delightful stone built property dating from the early 1800s. It has a symmetrical front facade with a front facing dormer above the front door. The west elevation with its French doors overlooking the terrace is also very attractive.
Internally the accommodation is ideal for modern family occupation. Either side of the central hall are a south facing drawing room and dining room. Behind the dining room is the west facing kitchen / family room with glazed doors onto the terrace. There is a sitting room off the back hall and a utility room. There are six bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom and guest bedroom each have an en suite bathroom.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a detached stone building which has a games room and store / boiler room downstairs and an office upstairs.
To the side are a three bedroom gardener's cottage and a stone built former coach house now used for garaging and storage
Solid front door to vestibule with flagstone floor. Half glazed inner door to:
Drawing Room Adam style carved wooden mantel with slate inset and hearth. Glazed door to garden.
Dining Room Wooden floor. Fireplace with white marble mantel.
Kitchen / Family Room Four oven Aga. Neff electric hob. Extensive wooden fronted wall cupboards with marble work surface. Island unit incorporating electric oven. Built in dresser. Open fireplace with solid fuel stove. French doors to garden.
Inner hall with under stair cupboard.
Cloakroom Fitted coat hooks, sink and work surface. Shelved boot rack.
Utility room Belfast sink. Plumbed for washing machine.
Larder and WC with wash basin.
Stairs up to first floor with separate landings to north and south. South landing with door off to:
Master Bedroom Built in wardrobes.
En suite bathroom Bath with shower and shower screen, WC, wash basin with cupboards around, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 Built in wardrobes. Wash basin.
Half landing with door to:
North landing with shelved cupboard off. Doors to:
Bedroom 5 Shelved cupboard.
Bathroom Bath. Wash basin. WC. Heated towel rail.
En suite bathroom Bath with electric shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Linen cupboard Shelves and hot water cylinder.
To the rear of the house is a detached stone built bothy with an arched door and window.
Games Room Wooden floor. Storage under the window seats.
Boiler room Trianco oil fired central heating boiler. Store room off.
Office Wooden floor. Stove. Velux windows with views to north.
COTTAGE AND OUTBUILDINGS
To the north east of the house is the three bedroom Garden Cottage which is of Dorran construction with wooden facing and a tiled roof.
Adjacent to this is a stone built coach house with a slate roof, up and over doors and flagstone flooring. It is used as garaging on the ground floor with a storage loft above and former loose boxes to the side.
On the third side is an open fronted log shed. Next to this is a garage with double wooden doors housing a tractor and trailer, and beside this a potting shed.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Balquharrie House is set in 17.8 acres of gardens and parkland grazing.
A driveway from the public road lined by mature trees and beech hedges leads up to a gravel sweep at the front door with a large central lawn. Shrubs and rhododendrons surround the property, giving it great seclusion and amenity. To the side is a formal garden with a central sundial and raised rose beds with a high stone wall behind.
The gardens continue behind the house where there is a further area of lawn shielded by a brick wall to the side. On the outer side of the wall is a hen house and enclosed run.
The four fields surround the house. They are let to a local farmer on an annual tenancy agreement which terminates at the end of February. In the two fields to the west there are 22 tree cages with a variety of field trees including birch, copper beech, dawn redwood, Bhutan pine, tulip, red oak, paper bark maple, deodar, coastal redwood, turkey oak, katsura and Atlantic cedar.
To the west of the house outside the kitchen is a paved terrace with a surrounding wall. There is a rock garden with a former well to the side. A path leads through from this area to an all weather tennis court which is surrounded by a beech hedge. The surface is by Charles Lawrence Surfaces.
Mains water from private pipe at roadside. Private drainage to septic tank. Mains electricity. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler.
Balquharrie House is in Perth and Kinross Council Tax Band G. The Cottage is in Council Tax Band E.
Fixtures and Fittings
The light fittings in the drawing room and the urns in the garden are specifically excluded. The curtains are available for a price to be agreed in addition to the sale price.
Square Footage: 4,227 sq ft
Acreage: 17.8 Acres
Driving north into Muthill on the A833 from Gleneagles continue into the centre of the village. Turn sharp right at the corner, pass the church on your left hand side and continue out of the village. The drive and gates to Balquharrie are in trees on the left hand side after about ¼ mile.
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