From Perth take the A94 east. Continue through Coupar Angus towards Forfar. 2.5 miles beyond Coupar Angus turn left onto the minor road signposted to Aberbotherie. After 1.5 miles take the
turning on the right. Turn right again at the T junction and continue around the corner. The drive to Bardmony is framed by two stone gateposts with trees on either side, situated on a sharp left hand bend.
Bardmony House has a private setting in 6.1 acres of its own grounds on the edge of the Vale of Strathmore, the fertile plain that lies between the Grampian Mountains and the Sidlaw Hills, on the county border between Perthshire and Angus.
The property is well placed for modern communications. The A94 connects Perth to Forfar and the main Dundee to Aberdeen road (A90). Perth is only 22 miles away and has a motorway connection to Edinburgh. Dundee Airport has a service to London and Dundee railway station is on the main east coast line. Alyth has good local facilities including a golf course which is just along
from the house. Blairgowrie and Forfar provide a more extensive range of shops and professional services while the larger towns of Perth and
Dundee are within easy reach. There are a number of public schools in the area including Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston (girls), Dundee High School and St Leonards. Prep schools include Craigclowan and St Leonards-New Park. The recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. There is grouse shooting and stalking on nearby estates and fishing on the rivers Tay, Isla and Ericht. There are a number of good pheasant shoots nearby. The northernmost fox hunt in Britain is just over the Firth of Tay in Fife. Both national hunt racing and polo take place at Scone on the near side of Perth. There is a golf course near the house and Carnoustie, St Andrews, Rosemount and Gleneagles are all within easy reach.
Bardmony House was originally a staging post for monks and the earliest parts of the house date from the 15th century. In 1830, an attractive neo-classical Georgian house front facade was added. The
Georgian part of the house has a lovely hallway with a beautiful drawing room off. There are two further reception rooms off the front hall with a kitchen, playroom and stores off the back hall. In 1991 the house was sensitively extended in a most in-keeping style to the west to create accommodation for a relative. The new wing also has a lovely drawing room and dining room with a kitchen, study and cloakroom behind. This wing is linked to the main house but can be divided off by locking doors. The 9 bedrooms can be used all together for a house party or split with 5 bedrooms, a dressing room and 5 bathrooms in the main house and 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the wing. To the east of the house, with a secondary access off a farm lane, is a traditional detached cottage. In addition there is a range of outbuildings and a walled garden.
Tarmac drive sweeping down to front garden with stone wall and gate pillars. Gravel sweep in front of house. Pillared entrance with stone urns either side and fan light over front door.
Vestibule with decorative cornice. Hall with stairs up to first floor. Drawing room with decorative cornice (mantelpiece excluded). Study with decorative cornice(mantelpiece excluded). Dining room. L shaped corridor behind with WC, laundry, play room and boiler room off. Kitchen with four oven Aga, wooden fronted floor and wall cupboards with double sink unit.
French doors from front of house to drawing room with marble fireplace with cast iron insert and decorative cornice. Dining room with three windows to the front and blocked fireplace with wooden mantle. Corridor with study and cloakroom with WC. Back hall with kitchen with fitted floor and wall cupboards, electric cooker. Door connecting to drawing room in main house. Linen room with
washing machine and fitted dressers.
From hall in main house stairs up to galleried landing with domed ceiling and circular roof light above. Master bedroom with fireplace with marble mantle. En suite bathroom. Dressing room. Bedroom 2 with cast iron fireplace and small bathroom opposite. Bedroom 3 with fireplace. Lobby connecting to small bathroom on north landing.
North landing with doors off to Bedroom 4 with bathroom connecting through to master bedroom. Bedroom 5 with fireplace. Bathroom and linen room.
Door to corridor linking through to the west wing. South facing bedroom 6 with three windows to the front. Walk in closet with hanging rail and en suite bathroom with roof light. Bedroom 7 with en suite bathroom with period bath. Separate bathroom. Landing with stairs down to west drawing room and doors off to bedroom 8 with marble fireplace and bedroom 9 / dressing room.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens at Bardmony House are in three separate compartments. The drive sweeps through
woodlands to the west to a gravel sweep at the front door. Immediately in front is a formal garden with south facing, slopping lawns and rhododendrons along the bottom. There is a flat lawn and terrace in front of the west wing.
To the rear of the house are further lawns which adjoin the woodlands. There is a wooden dog kennel
and a range of small sheds and log sheds. To the east of the house is a further stone wall with stone gate pillars. Beyond this is the range of stone outbuildings with a flat roof. Garages and garden stores. There is a walled garden with mature shrubs and a greenhouse.
Murray Beith Murray
3 Glenfinlas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6AQ.
Tel: 0131 225 1200. Fax: 0131 225 4412.
Services Mains water. Private drainage to separate septic tanks to house and cottage. Mains electricity. Central heating to house and cottage from oil fired boilers.
Listing Bardmony House is listed Category B.
Bardmony House is in Perth Council Tax band H.
Gardeners Cottage is in Tax band C.
Fixtures and Fittings The light fittings are excluded as are the pelmet covers in the drawing room. The sellers will remove the family mantelpieces in the drawing room and study. These are not original to the house.