Beaufield is an outstanding country property, beautifully refurbished and of impressive scale and quality, quietly positioned on the edge of the popular hamlet of Balado in Kinross-shire. Enjoying lovely panoramic southerly views over the surrounding countryside, the house sits …
Beaufield is an outstanding country property, beautifully refurbished and of impressive scale and quality, quietly positioned on the edge of the popular hamlet of Balado in Kinross-shire. Enjoying lovely panoramic southerly views over the surrounding countryside, the house sits in most extensive mature landscaped gardens and grounds, enjoying high levels of privacy and seclusion. Local services and facilities are on hand in Kinross and Milnathort, where there is a good range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, pubs and the like as well as a highly regarded modern school complex. Going further afield, accessibility to the cities from Beaufield is excellent, with Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow all within comfortable daily driving distance via the main motorway network. The centre of Edinburgh is approximately 30 minutes away by road, over the new Queensferry Crossing, Glasgow just less than an hour and Perth only 20 minutes to the north. There are railway stations in Perth, Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay and Inverkeithing, with Edinburgh’s busy international airport also within easy striking distance. As a county, Kinross-shire offers an abundance of recreational opportunities and some very fine countryside. Just a short distance to the west of Loch Leven, renowned for its excellent brown trout fishing and for Loch Leven Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner from 1567 until her escape in 1568, the lush rolling landscape is the perfect setting for walking, cycling, riding and golf with many high quality courses within a short drive from Balado, including Gleneagles, Ladybank and the numerous fine courses in and around St. Andrews. Challenging shooting and fishing are also on hand. In terms of days out there are many options in the area from popular historic National Trust for Scotland properties such as Falkland Palace, Kellie Castle and Hill of Tarvit, to the wide open spaces of the Lomond Hills. And as Scotland’s cosmopolitan capital city, Edinburgh offers an array of cultural and sporting opportunities including the world famous annual Edinburgh Festival, many theatres and museums, sporting facilities and a multiplicity of restaurants, bars and shops.
Independent schooling is available nearby at a number of highly rated schools including Dollar Academy, Kilgraston, Strathallan and several Edinburgh schools such as Fettes and Edinburgh Academy.
Constructed to the highest of standards in the 1990s, to an exceptional bespoke design, and recently comprehensively refurbished and remodelled by the present owner, Beaufield is a stunning country property. With a generous gross internal floor area of approximately 500 square meters (including the garage) the accommodation is laid out over three levels and is centred around an elegant main hallway with fine hand-crafted American white oak split staircase and galleried landing. The house benefits from a well balanced mix of impressive reception rooms and spaces for entertaining on the ground floor, with the first floor bedroom accommodation set off a lovely large landing and a superb cinema room at attic level. Both the lovely drawing room and separate dining room have bay windows and fireplaces with impressive mantel surrounds. Adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen with doors to the garden and a centrally located island finished with a black granite top, with a gas hob and suspended extractor fan over. The kitchen units are traditionally styled with integrated appliances including two fridge freezers, two combi microwaves and two ovens. There is ample space within the kitchen for a breakfast table. Beyond the kitchen is a boot room with doors outside and into the garage, and there is also access to the stair leading to the self-contained apartment from the boot room. To the rear of the house the comfortable sitting room benefits from an impressive, bespoke private bar area and enjoys a bright southerly aspect looking out over the garden. Double doors off the hallway open into the office which is currently set up as a gym and could, if required, be utilised as a ground floor bedroom. The hallway has a cloak room and guest WC located off.
At first floor level the impressive master bedroom is located to the rear of the house with balcony looking out over the garden. There is a range of built in wardrobes, a sauna, walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. Three further bedrooms (1 en suite) and the family bathroom complete the accommodation at the level, along with study/bedroom 5. A staircase leads off the landing to the attic cinema room.
SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT
Located above the triple garage is a superb, self-contained one bedroom apartment. The sitting room looks out over the garden with space for a dining table and chairs. There is a fully fitted kitchen, double bedroom, shower room and hall. The apartment is accessed via a staircase from the boot room to the rear of the main house.
Beaufield stands in a beautiful, immaculate landscape garden with areas of lawn, well stocked flower beds and a mono-block driveway with generous parking areas. The house is accessed through a set of electric gates and from the large blocked parking area to the front of the house the driveway continues up to the triple garage which has electric doors. The garden enjoys high levels of privacy and seclusion with plenty of space for outdoor dining and entertaining.
Central heating Oil
NOTE: Gas appliances supplied by private LPG tank
Beaufield is classified as Band H for Council Tax purposes.
From junction 6 on the M90 at Kinross, follow the A977 west for the Kincardine Bridge. After about half a mile turn left at the signs for Easter and Middle Balado and follow this road along to the hamlet of Balado. Continue past The Nurseries and the gates to Beaufield are then third on the left.
The EPC rating is E.
Certain items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation. Fixtures and fittings: no items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.