Keillor House & Keillor Cottage

Kettins, Blairgowrie, PH13 9JT

Offers Over £1,400,000

9.4 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 4 reception rooms, breakfasting kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Contemporary detached cottage (2 bedroom)
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Delightful grounds with cascading ponds, parkland field and walled garden
  • Historical ‘B’ listed doo ‘cot
  • Practical range of outbuildings
  • Highly commutable position for Perth & Dundee
  • EPC = D & E

SITUATIONKeillor House lies in a quiet rural setting, some 2 miles to the west of the pretty village of Newtyle in the county of Perthshire. Newtyle is a thriving village with modern primary school, village shop with post office, butcher and church together with various community clubs. Coupar Angus lies just 3 miles to the east offering a broader range of services whilst Blairgowrie, which can be reached in approximately 15 minutes by car, to the north with good day to day facilities including supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, health centre and secondary schooling.Dundee, known as the ‘City of Discovery’ is some 12 miles distant and home to the V&A Museum, Discovery Point where the RSS Discovery is permanently moored, together with national retailers, two universities and airport. Perth (16 miles) also provides an excellent range of services including a modern concert hall, recently refurbished theatre, museum and restaurants.Both Edinburgh and Aberdeen lie some 65 miles distant and can both be accessed easily by road and by rail from Dundee. Further, Dundee airport provides regular daily flights to London. There is a wide array of outdoor pursuits within comfortable reach of Keillor House; walking can be enjoyed both on the Sidlaw Hills and slightly further afield to the north in the Grampian and Cairngorm mountain ranges. For the golfer, there are a number of courses within easy reach including the championship course of Rosemount at Blairgowrie and two courses in Perth. In addition, there is an 18 hole course in Dunkeld whilst both the championship courses at both Carnoustie and St Andrews can be reached in less than an hours journey by car. Sailing can be enjoyed on the Tay Estuary and around the coast with salmon fishing available to be taken on the River Tay, North Esk and South Esk. Perth Racecourse holds regular meets throughout the year with the Dewars Ice Rink being home to the Perth Curling Club. The ski slopes of Glenshee are about an hour’s drive north for the winter sport enthusiast.DESCRIPTIONKeillor House is a beautiful period country house of principally stone construction under a slated roof with sash and cash windows and a pretty entrance porch. It enjoys a southerly aspect overlooking the pretty parkland field to the front flanked with mature deciduous trees and cascading ponds, providing a most attractive and mature backdrop to the house. Following its purchase, the current owners undertook a programme of refurbishment resulting in a well presented and practical family house boasting a wealth of period features throughout.On entering Keillor House the charm is immediately evident in the hall with a sweeping wooden staircase, part wood panelling and cornicing. Panelled doors lead to both the drawing room and dining room; these two principal reception rooms enjoy high ceilings, bay windows, wooden floors, ornate cornicing and period fireplaces. A door leads from the drawing room into the garden room, a delightful and quiet room with tall south facing windows from where to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.To the east side of the house is the library, a most cosy and intimate room with fitted bookcases, fireplace and south facing windows. The breakfasting kitchen is at the rear of the house and has an excellent range of fitted floor and wall cupboards with a walk in larder with the butler’s pantry adjacent. To the west side of the house is a superb, good sized family room which offers multiple potential uses such as a studio, playroom or home office. Beyond is the generous and practical laundry room.Unusually, Keillor House has an indoor swimming pool, forming the east wing with generous windows overlooking the grounds. There are two showers and a WC, together with a small kitchen area, resulting in a superb space for the whole family to enjoy. The bedrooms lie on the first floor. The principal bedroom is generously proportioned with a double aspect and lies adjacent to a family bathroom. There are further three double bedrooms, one with a dressing room, serviced by two further bathrooms with a single bedroom completing the first floor accommodation.The accommodation can be summarised as follows:Ground Floor:Vestibule, Hall, Drawing Room, Garden Room, Dining Room, Library, Family Room, Kitchen, Larder, Butler’s Pantry, Laundry, Cloakroom, Swimming Pool with 2 Showers and WC.First Floor:Principal Bedroom, 3 further Bedrooms, Box Room, 3 Bathrooms.GARDENS AND GROUNDSKeillor House sits within delightful gardens and grounds extending to about 9.40 acres providing a mature setting for this charming country house. A pair of electric gates lead to a tree lined drive with rhododendrons giving wonderful colour in spring. The drive leads to a gravelled parking area to the front of the house, with further parking to the rear. Beyond the front garden and in front of the parkland field, are a series of cascading ponds with bridges giving access to the field.To the rear of the house is a delightful walled garden which has been thoughtfully designed to create a secluded garden with well stocked borders, neat paths and a pond. Keillor House has a fine collection of mature trees throughout the gardens and grounds complimented with the planting of hedges resulting in a country house offering superb privacy and seclusion.Keillor House benefits from a number of useful outbuildings providing garaging and storage and includes a traditional stone kennel with run.KEILLOR COTTAGELying to the east of the principal house is a lovely modern cottage, constructed in 2008. It has a harled exterior under a slate roof with a gravelled parking area to the front and a pretty garden to the rear.The accommodation comprises:Vestibule, Kitchen, Sun Room, Sitting Room, 2 Bedrooms and Bathroom.