1 Thorngreen Road
1 Thorngreen Road lies on the edge of the village of Kinrossie in the highly scenic county of Perthshire. The village school, Collace Primary and the church, lie approximately half a mile distance, with the nearby village of Balbeggie provides a village shop whilst Burrelton, about (3 miles) provides a village shop with post office and butcher. There are regular daily bus services through the village to both Dundee and Perth.
Perth lies some 7 miles to the south west and offers a wide range of services and facilities including national retailers, banks, railway and bus stations, restaurant, cinema, concert hall and theatre. Dundee, known as the "City of Discovery", is approximately 17 miles to the east with its two universities, shopping centres, Olympia swimming pool and airport with regular links to London. In addition it is soon to be the home to the new V & A Museum, which is due to be opened in 2015. The city of Edinburgh lies some 50 miles to the south and can be reached in just over an hours journey by car.
Perthshire is renowned for its beauty and diverse countryside and provides a wealth of recreational activities including excellent golf courses, skiing, hill walking, fishing and shooting.
1 Thorngreen Road is a most striking, contemporary eco house completed in 2006 and designed and positioned to ensure the wonderful open views over the surrounding countryside to the east and south are fully enjoyed. It has been finished to very exacting standards throughout with a number of eco elements. These include a wind turbine, photovoltaic cells and solar panels, together with a borehole fed ground source heat pump system to the underfloor heating system. Scandinavian double glazed windows have been installed, together with a high specification of insulation throughout and a combination of LED and low energy light bulbs.
1 Thorngreen Road is of a distinctive design, principally by it curved glazed and rendered white washed east wall with attractive red brick detailing and crow steps gable. This is complemented by external part wooden cladding, aluminium rain water goods and traditional slated roof.
The striking design continues internally with a combination of plastered and exposed red brick walls with lime mortar, tiled floors, painted doors, skirtings and facings and an attractive wood and glass staircase. The reception hall is light and bright with a curved glazed and brick wall with glazed double doors leading to the open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining room, which is very much the heart of the house and a wonderful family and social orientated principal living space. Centred on a stylish Dutch designed woodburning stove, with a part double height ceiling in the sitting area, it has sliding glazed doors leading directly out to a sheltered terrace. The kitchen area is highly practical for the family with fitted floor and wall cupboards, integrated cooker, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, with a walk-in pantry cupboard and breakfast bar, whilst the dining area enjoys a double aspect over the garden and countryside beyond.
The garden room, with its high ceiling and triple aspect, is a quiet and peaceful reception room. It was originally the swimming pool room and benefits from a sauna and wet room off. The swimming pool is still in situ beneath the floor, with the former plant room adjacent and all could be re-instated with corrective works. Leading directly off the vestibule is the well proportioned utility room, which also incorporates plant equipment for the wind turbine, solar panels and photovoltaic cells and benefits from a door leading directly to the integral double garage.
The principal bedroom, with wet room, lies on the ground floor, with the further three bedrooms lying on the first floor and reached directly off the bright galleried landing, currently used as a study area. A family shower room services the first floor bedrooms.
In addition to the principal house 1 Thorngreen Road has a first floor annex wing reached by an external staircase and providing an open plan kitchen and sitting room leading to a bedroom, beyond which is a shower room.
The accommodation of 1 Thorngreen Road comprises:
Ground Floor: Vestibule. Hall. Open Plan Kitchen, Dining Room and Sitting Room. Principal Bedroom with Wet Room. Garden Room (With Former Swimming Pool in Situ Under Floor) with Wet Room, Sauna and Former Plant Room Off. Utility Room. Cloak Room.
First Floor: Galleried Landing. 3 Bedrooms. Family Shower Room.
First Floor Annex: Open Plan Kitchen and Sitting Room. Bedroom. Wet Room.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
1 Thorngreen Road sits within a well tended garden, extending to approximately 1 acre. A tree lined tarmaced drive leads to an extensive parking area lying immediately to the north east and leading to the integral double garage. Beyond is a sweeping lawn, with a polytunnel to the north, bounded by a small orchard, within which lies the photovoltaic cells with trackers. Adjacent to the polytunnel is a practical and useful glazed covered area bounded on two sides by two storage units and the polytunnel. A drying green is found to the west with a delightful sunken seating area to the south, next to a pond, giving a quiet spot within the garden. Lying adjacent to the house is a terrace, with glazed screens on two sides and bounded by attractive borders, giving a super outdoor dining area.
A particular feature of 1 Thorngreen Road, Kinrossie are the three sources for the generation of electricity. These are:-
1.A Gaia 11kW wind turbine generating electricity
2.4kW of Photovoltaic panels, mounted on 'trackers', following the sun generating electricity
3.Solar panels on the roof providing supplementary heating to the hot water.
Further information is available from the Selling Agents upon request.
Electricity Currently generated principally by the wind turbine and supplemented by the photovoltaic panels. The property is connected to the mains supply which automatically provides electricity if the renewable sources are insufficient.
Heating Borehole ground source heat pump system.
Camera Security System 4 cameras and web monitoring facilities.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
EPC = B
Viewing is by prior appointment only through the selling agents - CKD Galbraith. The person who may accompany you however, may not be an employee of CKD Galbraith.
1 These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
2 Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances.
3 These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
4 Closing Date A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to CKD Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously. The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
5 Offers Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to CKD Galbraith, Lynedoch House, Barossa Place, Perth PH1 5EP.
6 Third Party Rights and Servitudes The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof