Quintessential Scottish House Comes To The Perthshire Market

17 June 2015

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a quintessential Scottish country house then the magnificent baronial house of Balhomie could be for you.

Balhomie - External

On sale through CKD Galbraith, Balhomie is a C listed Scottish country house set in a truly stunning private location overlooking the River Tay in the heart of rural Perthshire. 

With its crow steps, turrets, fine dressed stone and architectural details, Balhomie is very much the Scottish country house. The house was built by Sir Ernest and Lady Moon as a shooting lodge in 1901 and arose as a result of Lady Moon expressing her love of the view during a picnic they enjoyed together on the very same spot. 

The exceptional grandeur of the property from the outside is very much mirrored inside with an abundance of beautiful period features remaining throughout the property, including polished wooden floors, panelled doors with original door furniture, ornate cornicing, cast iron radiators and grand fireplaces all complimented by the pleasing scale of each room. 

Balhomie - Drawing Room

With an elegant drawing room, double aspect dining room and cosy sitting room there is ample space for entertaining family and guests alike. Each of these principal reception rooms is reached from the well-proportioned hall centred on an open fire with attractive mantle and the finely carved sweeping staircase leading to an attractive galleried landing.

When taking a step outside you are greeted by sweeping lawns and well stocked flower borders, complimenting the stunning Perthshire setting and offering a fantastic backdrop from which to recreate that peaceful picnic that inspired the build of the property all those years ago. 

The grounds include an orchard with productive fruit trees and the original glasshouse remain in the kitchen garden and are nurturing peach and nectarine trees. In addition there is a summer house and gravelled path flanked by lawns on the site of the former productive beds. The Onion House is an aptly named pretty outbuilding which is currently utilised as a garden store.

Balhomie - Kitchen

Emma Chalmers, head of CKD Galbraith’s agency department in Perth, who is handling the sale, said:

"From the period features inside to its extensive gardens and grounds, Balhomie is the quintessential Scottish Country house. Conveniently located for both Perth and Dundee, it nevertheless enjoys a secluded and sheltered position overlooking the River Tay. In truly excellent condition, it is rare for a property as magnificent as Balhomie to come to the market."

Balhomie is for sale at offers over £1,300,000.

More details of this quintessential country house

Call the Perth team on 01738 451111

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