Scott Holley of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “This is a very pretty period cottage with a beautiful established garden and in a wonderful rural setting close to Comrie. The property has been lovingly maintained and offers the ideal mix of formal and informal entertaining space, with great charm and character. There is also the potential to develop the property if desired, possibly by creating an annexe in the adjacent outbuilding or connecting it to the main house, subject to obtaining planning permission. The situation of The Garden Cottage, in this lovely part of Perthshire, is unmatched.”
Built in 1868, The Garden Cottage has a traditional stone exterior, complemented by pretty overhanging eaves, slate roof and astragal windows.
The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:- entrance hall, open plan sitting room/dining room, breakfasting kitchen, study, shower room, seating area, three bedrooms (two en-suites).
Offering charming and flexible accommodation, the reception space is a particular feature of the house. The dual aspect sitting room has exposed stone walls, a feature fireplace with a wood burning stove and leads out on to the terrace, ideal for outdoor dining.
The attractive breakfasting kitchen has a triple aspect, direct garden access and further character features including exposed stone work and a wood burning stove.
There are two south facing double bedrooms on the ground floor, one with en-suite bathroom. In addition, there is a study, ideal for home working, and a shower room.
The first floor has a further double bedroom with a dual aspect and en-suite bathroom. There is also a generous landing, which is currently a seating area. However, it was formerly a bedroom and there is the potential to reinstate the wall to create a 4th bedroom, possibly with a Jack & Jill bathroom connecting to the adjacent en-suite bathroom.
The well-established gardens extend to just over an acre and are enclosed by a combination of stone wall and hedging. The different parts of the garden include a pretty stone terrace bounded by lawn, a charming, more formally planted garden with specimen plants and shrubs, and a vegetable garden with polytunnel. There is a rich variety of plants, shrubs and mature trees providing year-round colour, texture and interest.
There is a detached stone-built workshop and store room which may lend itself to be incorporated into the house via an extension to create further accommodation, or alternatively could be developed to form a self-contained annexe, all subject to obtaining the necessary consents. There is also a detached double garage.
The village of Comrie lies some 4 miles to the west and offers amenities including a primary school, shops and hotel. There are many pretty walks in the immediate area.
The Gleneagles Hotel with its three championship golf courses, restaurants and recreational facilities for members is about 12 miles from the property. Gleneagles Railway Station provides daily services including a sleeper service to London, whilst Dunblane Railway Station provides more frequent daily services to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Crieff, about three miles distant, provides very good day-to-day facilities.
The Garden Cottage is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £595,000.