Westerton House sits in a superb and elevated position above the hamlet of Kinloch in the County of Perthshire. Blairgowrie lies approximately 3 miles to the south-east and provides comprehensive facilities and services including doctors surgery, cottage hospital, primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, individual retailers, banks and library. In addition the secondary school has a swimming pool which is available for public use. The Royal Burgh of Dunkeld lies approximately 11 miles to the south-west with its ancient Cathedral, small supermarket, bank, butcher, Post Office and the Hilton Dunkeld House which provides a swimming pool and other leisure facilities to members. In addition, Dunkeld has a railway station providing regular services to the north and south.
The City of Perth can be reached in approximately a 40 minute journey by car and provides national retailers, banks, restaurants, swimming pool, cinema, theatre, concert hall and both railway and bus stations. Dundee, known as the City of Discovery, (approximately 22 miles) is comfortably positioned from Westerton House and offers two universities, Olympia swimming pool, shopping centres and airport with regular links to London Stansted.
Westerton House lies within easy reach of numerous recreational activities. The Blairgowrie Golf Club boasts the championship Rosemount golf course whilst Dunkeld provides an 18 hole course. The Loch of the Lowes Nature Reserve is renowned for its ospreys and other wildlife whilst the surrounding hills and glens give varied and interesting routes for walkers. For the winter sport enthusiast the slopes of Glenshee lie to the north and can be reached in about an hour's journey by car. Running along the minor road and onwards to the north is part of the Cateran trail, a delightful 60 miles (100km) walk in Perthshire which runs from Blairgowrie through Glen Isla and up to Spittal of Glenshee. It is based on historic drove roads used by ancient Caterans hundreds of years ago and allows the beautiful countryside to be enjoyed.
Westerton House is a most attractive contemporary house designed by the much respected architect James Denholm Partnership and completed in 2002 to very high and exacting standards. It has a harled exterior under a slated roof with its principally southerly aspect commanding outstanding views.
Westerton House provides well-proportioned and bright rooms lying over two floors with a spacious entrance hall, with oak wooden floor, forming the centre of the house and from where the principal reception rooms and family kitchen are reached. The light and airy sitting room is centred on an attractive fireplace and with its double aspect it commands outstanding views. Lying adjacent is the dining room benefiting from a triple aspect and together with its glazed double doors leading directly from the hall is a wonderful room for entertaining.
The family kitchen is very much the heart of the home with its green two oven Aga with electric companion that provides a ceramic hob and two electric ovens, spacious dining area together with a welcoming and cosy seating area by the open fire. It has an attractive fitted kitchen with Corian worktops and Karndean floor. There is a door directly to the conservatory, a door to the terrace and a door to the practical boot room which has a separate cloakroom off and back door leading to the double carport. In addition, the ground floor also provides the practical laundry room, south facing guest bedroom, shower room and study.
The first floor is reached by an attractive wooden staircase to the first floor landing and from where the principal bedroom with en-suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe lies together, with two further bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom. In addition, there is a walk-in store room with access directly to the partly floored loft. Alternatively, the store room could be converted to provide a fourth bedroom on the first floor. Further there is a walk in linen cupboard.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Westerton House lies within extensive grounds extending to about 6.11 acres. An attractive garden surrounds the house which is principally down to lawn interspersed with stocked borders and a driveway leading to an extensive gravelled parking area to the east providing ample parking. A terraced seating area lies adjacent to the conservatory and gives a sheltered spot for outside dining and from where to sit and enjoy the panoramic views.
The mixed woodland of coniferous and broadleaf trees lies to the north and west and providing a wonderful backdrop to Westerton House together with a peaceful haven for a gentle walk.
Lying to the south of the garden is a paddock, extending to about 1.88 acres (0.76ha) and currently delineated by posts. It is available separately to purchase with Westerton House.
Electricity - Mains
Heating - Oil
Water - Private
Drainage - Private
Aga - Oil
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)
Energy Efficiency Rating - D
Environmental Impact (CO2) Rating - D
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. The Bang and Olufsen audio system will be left with the property. The two seater sofa, two arm chairs and glass topped table all in the conservatory will be left with the subjects. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.
From Blairgowrie, take the A923 road signposted for Dunkeld and after approximately 2 miles and on reaching the hamlet of Kinloch turn right onto the minor road by the church. Continue on this road for approximately 2 miles and the access track to Westerton House is found on the left-hand side. Continue on for a short distance and the driveway to Westerton House is found on the right-hand side.
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