Aberuthven is a popular village, within easy commuting distance of the A9, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The village benefits from a village hall, primary school and Doodlebugs day nursery. The house lies about 2 miles from Auchterarder which provides excellent day to day facilities including a well stocked small supermarket, baker, two butchers, ironmonger, library, post office, bank, both primary and secondary schooling, four churches and a health centre.
The world renowned Gleneagles Hotel which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014 is a short drive away and when it opened in 1924 was described as the 'Riviera in the Highlands'. The hotel, which hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup, provides three championship golf courses, falconry, equestrian centre and a superb selection of restaurants. The resort benefits from exceptional leisure facilities including two swimming pools, gym with fitness classes, health suite with sauna and steam room, 4 all weather and 1 tarmac surfaced tennis court and routes for cycling, jogging or walking around the estate. There is a wide variety of places to eat at Gleneagles from the grand dining room, hosting guests since 1924 and home to the famous Gleneagles breakfast to one of only two of Scotlands Michelin star restaurants at Andrew Fairlie. Many other places to eat and relax are available such as having a morning coffee at Braids Coffee Lounge or afternoon tea within the art deco surroundings of The Bar.
Perth is the closest city where a variety of shopping facilities are available from retail parks to well known high street shops, major supermarkets and a variety of independent shops, hospital, railway station, Doctors, library, health and fitness centres. Secondary schooling can be found at Perth Academy, Perth Grammar School and Perth High School, with independent schools at Strathallan, Morrison's Academy and Glenalmond School for boys and girls, prep schools at Ardvreck and Craigclowan and Kilgraston School for girls. The area offers an excellent selection of restaurants and places to eat with award winning and renowned local produce.
The local countryside offers complete escapism and a variety of outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, hiking, bird and wildlife watching, canoeing and kayaking and many country sports. The area offers an excellent selection of restaurants and places to eat with award winning and renowned local produce. The location allows easy access to the cities of Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee where there are a further outstanding selection of facilities, services, shops and universities providing everything expected from modern and prosperous cities including airports to international destinations.
Perthshire is renowned as one of Scotland's most magnificent and inspiring areas and provides something for everyone, whether that is adventure, exploring, relaxing, nature or history.
Aberuthven Lodge, accessed over a private road and a sweeping drive, is an imposing detached house. The front enclosed vestibule with dual aspect windows and coat hanging hooks leads to the inner hall through a half glazed door. The reception hall offers a magnificent first impression and grand space, with exposed timber flooring and a fireplace. A unique and striking stone mullioned stained glass window floods the hall and stairs with natural light. The dual aspect drawing room has a bay window with French doors leading into the garden, there is an exposed timber floor, open fire place and an alcove with shelves. The sitting room has a gas fired stove in a generous fine fireplace with stone hearth, integrated display cabinet with ornate glass door, wood panel fixtures surrounding the windows and timber exposed floors. The dining room offers exceptional space for formal dining and parties, where there is a feature fireplace. The breakfasting kitchen has a good range of wall and base units and there is access to a larder and gunroom/boot room. A door from the kitchen leads directly into the garden. The remaining accommodation on the ground floor consists of a wc, room with a wash hand basin, storage room, coal store and ironing room, back staircase and back entrance. The boiler room with a modern mains gas boiler is off the dining room.
The first floor provides six bedrooms, two impressively sized ones, one with an en-suite accessible also from the hall and the other one with an en-suite bathroom / dressing room. Both have fitted wardrobes and a dual aspect. There are three more double bedrooms and a further good sized single bedroom. The character continues with charming fire surrounds, exposed timber flooring, another bathroom with a generous roll top bath, a separate wc and two spacious walk in linen cupboards. A seventh bedroom could be created from the current kitchen which is used for the annexe.
The eastern section of the first floor has historically been used as an independent apartment and this set up provides huge scope and potential to leave it as a separate independent apartment for long term letting or holiday lets as it has a separate entrance or could be an annexe for children or family members. The lay out lends itself well to both. There are stairs leading to the ground floor and a separate entrance.
Outside, there is a double car port, single garage and stable. Both of which could be incorporated into the house to extend the kitchen for example (subject to planning and consents. The house is not listed). There is ample parking surrounding the house. The extensive gardens include a mixture of lawn, hedging, stone walls and fine mature trees. Also a delightful summer house (gazebo).
The accommodation comprises:
GROUND FLOOR: Vestibule, Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Pantry, Gun/Boot Room, Cloakroom, WC, Pantry. Boiler Room.
FIRST FLOOR: Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Bedroom with an En-Suite Bathroom (accessible from the hall), Two further Bedrooms. Annex Apartment (Sitting Room/Bedroom, Kitchen, Bedroom, Two walk in Cupboards, WC, Cloakroom).