12 bedroom detached house for sale

Jordanstone Estate, Alyth, By Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH11

Offers Over £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms, billiards room
  • 12 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Four cottages
  • garaging for 13 cars
  • Victorian glasshouse
  • traditional outbuildings
  • wonderful gardens
  • 11.9 acres
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Impressive country house with four cottages, extensive garaging and wonderful gardens.

Location

Jordanstone House has a private setting in 11.9 acres of its own grounds on the edge of the Vale of Strathmore, the fertile plain that lies between the Grampian Mountains and the Sidlaw Hills, on the county border between Perthshire and Angus.

The property is well placed for modern communications. The A94 connects Perth to Forfar and the main Dundee to Aberdeen road (A90). Perth is only 22 miles away and has a motorway connection to Edinburgh. Dundee Airport has services to London City Airport, Birmingham and Belfast and a railway station on the main east coast line.

Alyth has good local facilities. Blairgowrie and Forfar provide a more extensive range of shops and professional services while the larger towns of Perth and Dundee are within easy reach. There are a number of public schools in the area including Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston (girls), Dundee High School and St Leonards. Prep schools include Craigclowan, Ardvreck and St Leonards-New Park.

The recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. There is grouse shooting and stalking on nearby estates and fishing on the Rivers Tay, Isla and Ericht. There are a number of good pheasant shoots nearby. The northernmost fox hunt in Britain is just over the Firth of Tay in Fife. Both national hunt racing and polo take place at Scone on the near side of Perth. There is a golf course near the house and Carnoustie, St Andrews, Rosemount and Gleneagles are all within easy reach.

Description

The current owners acquired Jordanstone in 2004 and have renovated the property to create the stunning country house and gardens that can be seen today.

Jordanstone House has been upgraded but retains its period character. The house is built of stone and partially rendered under a predominantly slate roof. Internally period features include ornate marble and carved stone fireplaces, elaborate plaster work relief ceilings, circular windows and a south facing loggia.

The house is approached though an impressive gateway with a tarmac drive leading past the West Lodge to the sweep at the side of the house.

Accommodation

Double oak doors to a vestibule with vaulted ceiling, sandstone corbels, flagstone floor and initialled marriage stone. Part glazed double doors to hall with the library to the side with oak panelled walls and bookcases and fireplace with marble surround.

Reception hall with decorative carved stone fireplace depicting the Duncan family motto ‘vivat veritas’ (long live truth) and wood burning stove. Ceiling rose, cornicing. Double doors to south facing loggia.

Drawing room with fireplace with pink marble and carved oak surround and brick hearth. Lorimer decorative moulded plasterwork with plastered panels and ceiling depicting fruit and flowers. Dado panelling, window seat and polished wood sprung floor.

Study with fireplace with wooden Adam period mantel. Shelved cupboard. Dining room with dado panelling and fireplace with marble surround and carved decorative mantel. Panelled ceiling in geometric design.

Kitchen / family room with a large carved stone fireplace surrounded by wood panelling. Four oven electric Aga and hand-built timber units. Bay window. Door to stairs down to billiards room and up to two staff bedrooms and a shower room.

Pantry and butler’s pantry with original floor fitted cupboards and silver safe. Gun room / cloakroom with cast iron fireplace with marble slips. Original glass fronted gun board above. Twin enamel sinks with marble surrounds. Separate WC.

First Floor

In the south west corner, master bedroom with fireplace with stone hearth and carved mantel. En suite bathroom with free standing bath, dual wash basins with marble surround, WC and shower. Second bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin, separate WC.

Off landing three south facing bedrooms with fireplaces and wash basins. Bathroom.

In east wing two bedrooms with marble fireplaces. Bathroom and separate WC.

Back landing with secondary stairs. Staff bedroom with fireplace and wash basin. Shower room.

In west wing bedroom with fireplace and door to small bedroom or dressing room. Bathroom. Scullery with sink and plumbing for washing machine.

Second Floor
Three bedrooms with coombed ceilings, bathroom and separate WC and staff sitting room.

Basement
The lower ground floor has its own access from a courtyard at the rear. The rooms that are in use have been renovated and include a panelled billiard room with a bay window and sitting area with fireplace. In addition there is an office, laundry and old kitchen and a number of further storage rooms.


Range of Traditional Outbuildings and Garages

The original stables and coach house have been converted into an impressive garage block with additional, new garaging being built to create a courtyard to the south. This comprises a new heated five bay garage and one four bay heated garage, a further three spaces in the covered courtyard and one off beside the four post ramp, adding up to space for 13 cars plus a further three in the separate sheds to the front of the stables. These currently house grass and tractor equipment but this could be roomed in the new facility behind the walled garden.

There are sliding double doors to internal courtyard with garage with car lift and work shop with partially floored loft above. Bothy with kitchen and shower room downstairs and bedroom above.

Modern garage with detached garage opposite both with under floor heating, electric doors, wood panelling and double glazed roof lights.

Adjacent to the garage block is a brick built range with a store, workshop and single garage at the end.

Square Footage: 17,939 sq ft
Acreage: 11.9 Acres

Directions

From Perth take the A94 east towards Forfar and shortly before Meigle turn left onto the B954 signposted Alyth. Continue over the River Isla and at the crest of the hill, turn right signposted Jordanstone. Continue along the private, tree lined road and the entrance gates to Jordanstone are directly in front of you.


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21 June 2016

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  • Invergowrie (11.9 mi)
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