The property has three bedrooms, three reception rooms, pretty gardens with useful outbuildings and additional land comprised of rough grazing, mature trees and moorland. The plot extends to about 33.6 acres in all.
Iain Paterson of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “This is a great opportunity to purchase a characterful country cottage in a peaceful and secluded rural setting amidst the extraordinary beauty of the Angus Glens. Wester Auchenleish offers spacious and well-presented accommodation with a range of benefits including the stone bothy and land. The purchaser will be able to enjoy an exceptional lifestyle in this beautiful area while being within easy reach of Blairgowrie, Perth and Dundee.”
Wester Auchenleish has three generous reception rooms offering excellent flexibility for entertaining. The sun room has a double height ceiling, windows on three sides looking out to the garden with views to the hills beyond and concertina doors leading to the patio. The dual aspect dining kitchen has fitted oak cabinetry, a central island with double sink and a gas range cooker. The dual aspect sitting room is warm and characterful, with a stone flagged floor, exposed stone walls and beams, a wood burning stove at one end and an open fire at the other end.
Also on the ground floor is the family bathroom and a double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Unusually, the entrance hall features a traditional ‘box bed’ built into the wall, a style of bed noted in parts of the UK and Europe before the turn of the 20th century. The ‘box’ or ‘press’ bed was built into a wall or wooden closet, offering greater warmth and privacy and noted in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights as ‘convenient and secure’.
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, both with Velux windows and exposed stone walls.
Wester Auchenleish has a generous patio ideal for entertaining in the summer months. The Craigness Burn runs through the attractive garden, mostly laid to grass with mature trees and shrubs. An abundance of wildlife can be found visiting the garden including red squirrels, ducks and pheasants.
The remaining land has a mixture of mature trees, rough grazing and moorland with outstanding views from the top. In addition to the main house, Wester Auchenleish has a traditional stone bothy which has power supply, offering great potential for a variety of uses. There is also a new timber-built double garage with concrete floor and electricity supply.
Wester Auchenleish lies within the beautiful Glenisla, the most westerly of the Angus Glens, with a diverse range of ecologically important habitat, from dramatic heather moors to rolling hills and pasture land. The River Isla runs through the glen, the largest tributary of the River Tay, which is known worldwide for its salmon fishing. The area is also renowned for wild brown trout, golden eagles, red and roe deer.
The popular town of Alyth lies approximately 9.5 miles to the south offering a range of amenities including a supermarket, health centre, and golf course. Blairgowrie, about 14 miles, has a primary and secondary school, a leisure centre with swimming pool, cottage hospital, shops and supermarkets. The city of Dundee is approximately 25 miles to the south east.
Angus offers a wide range of recreational opportunities. Hiking and cycling may be enjoyed locally and the surrounding hills and glens provide a superb environment for many different country and outdoor pursuits.
Wester Auchenleish is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £400,000.