Lyndoch House enjoys a most desirable setting on the edge of Murrayshall Golf Course, within the hamlet of Balcraig. The nearby village of Scone is some 2 miles to the east and provides an excellent range of day to-day …
Lyndoch House enjoys a most desirable setting on the edge of Murrayshall Golf Course, within the hamlet of Balcraig. The nearby village of Scone is some 2 miles to the east and provides an excellent range of day to-day facilities, including butchers, bakers, two small supermarkets, post office, petrol station, doctor’s surgery, dentists, library, and pharmacist. The village boasts many sporting and recreational facilities including village hall, tennis club, football pitches and a scenic park with duck pond.
There are excellent independent schools in the area, including Ardvreck Preparatory School and Morrison’s Academy both in Crieff, Glenalmond to the north of Methven, Strathallan in Forgandenny, Craigclowan in Perth and Kilgraston in Bridge of Earn. All are within a practical school run. Perth offers a modern concert hall, popular theatre, cinema, national retailers, leisure centre, ice-rink and both railway and bus stations.
Access to the M90 and A9 is within 10 minutes providing convenient routes to Dundee, Edinburgh and Stirling. Edinburgh and Glasgow, with their international airports, can be reached in about an hour’s journey by car. Dundee is within a 30 minute drive, where there are two universities, shopping centres and airport providing regular links to London
Perthshire is a popular county offering a wealth of recreational activities for hacking, hill walking, skiing, mountaineering and water sports whilst field sports may be taken locally. There are numerous golf courses nearby including the adjacent Murrayshall hotel and golf club, an 18 hole course at Crieff; Gleneagles Hotel is within easy reach and provides three championship courses, swimming pool, gym, equestrian centre, shooting school and restaurants. An exciting master plan has been developed with the community for Murrayshall Hotel, which will enhance the local amenities and facilities.
Lyndoch House is a detached family home which has been thoughtfully and thoroughly refurbished and upgraded to create a user friendly layout incorporating tasteful and high quality fixtures and fittings, complemented with the rooms being painted in Farrow and Ball. The house is prominently situated on an elevated position to take full advantage of the views onto the golf course and surrounding countryside.
The current owners have undertaken comprehensive improvement work, which has included upgrading electrical wiring, changing the previous oil fired heating to gas and the installation of a new boiler with the remaining guarantee left which now provides under floor heating to the ground and first floor. The bathrooms have all been replaced and now include Lauren sanitary ware, Hansgrohe shower and taps and Matki shower enclosures. All of the flooring has been replaced, together with all skirting’s, doors and facings being replaced in oak. A new bespoke oak staircase has also installed.
The reception space is particularly appealing with a dual aspect (north and south facing) open plan kitchen and sitting room which has a patio door leading into the gardens and onto a patio. The adjacent dining room, which could also be used as a fourth bedroom, where views of the golf course and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed also has direct garden access, which leads onto a patio. The sitting room, with plenty of natural light and a contemporary feel, provides space for entertaining and family living. A Charnwood wood burner was installed by Stoveco.
There is an impressive breakfasting kitchen which has an abundance of natural light through the dual aspect and views into the gardens. The kitchen benefits from a range of tastefully designed and neutral wall and base units with an Italian marble work surface with integrated appliances which include Miele hob, extractor, oven, microwave and dishwasher. A small dining area opens onto the kitchen and provides a useful space for eating or alternatively could be used as a small office area.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor, the master bedroom has a dual aspect, together with an en-suite shower room. A family bathroom serves the other two bedrooms, both of which have integrated wardrobes.
The entrance vestibule has a coat cupboard and there is a linen cupboard on the first floor and an under stairs cupboard on the ground floor providing a good amount of storage space. A WC on the ground floor offers guest facilities and there is further storage capacity within the utility room which has a sink and houses the boiler.
Ground Floor: Vestibule, Open plan Sitting Room & Breakfasting Kitchen, WC, Dining Room, Utility
First Floor: Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, En-Suite Shower Room
The garden has been professionally designed, landscaped and planted, which makes maximum use of the space to provide a wonderful setting, a place to relax and it supplements the interior design very well.
Attention to detail outside has not been missed and improvement work has included all guttering and rhones have been replaced, all external doors were replaced with timber double glazing and security locking systems and all windows have been refurbished. The steps and walls in the garden were rebuilt in stone to match the house. There are a choice of seating areas to make the most of the surrounding views together with being able to benefit from the sun throughout the day.