Nether Tillyrie House
Nether Tillyrie House lies in the county of Kinross-shire, approximately 2 miles to the north-west of Milnathort. It sits in an elevated position amidst picturesque countryside and commanding the most outstanding views over Loch Leven and onto the Lomond Hills.
Milnathort provides excellent amenities, including a primary school, small supermarket, post office, hotels, coffee shops and veterinary surgery. Lying a short distance to the south of Milnathort is Kinross which offers more extensive facilities, including a leisure centre, doctor's surgery and secondary school at the Loch Leven Community Campus. The Loch Leven Trails offer walking and cycling heritage trails around the shoreline of Loch Leven, whilst the RSPB have a nature reserve on the southern side.
Nether Tillyrie is conveniently located to take full advantage of the M90, giving swift access to Edinburgh and Perth. Edinburgh can be reached in about a 40 minute journey by car to the south and offers extensive city amenities including an international airport. Perth lies some 18 miles to the north and offers a range of national retailers, banks, cinema, theatre and concert hall.
There are a number of independent schools in the area including Dollar Academy, Glenalmond College some 11 miles west of Perth, Kilgraston and Strathallan both close to Perth and Craigclowan Preparatory School on the edge of Perth.
Kinross-shire offers a good range of recreational activities in addition to the nature reserve and trails at Loch Leven. The surrounding hills afford numerous walks, whilst for the golfer there are a number of courses within a comfortable distance including Kinross, Milnathort and Muckhart. The well renowned golf courses at Gleneagles lie approximately 18 miles to the north, tog ether with its leisure club, shooting school and spa.
Nether Tillyrie is a delightful Arts and Crafts country house of stone construction under a slated roof with pretty astragal windows. It lies within a charming garden extending to some 2.2 acres and commands uninterrupted southerly views.
Nether Tillyrie has had an interesting history. A farmhouse was originally situated on the site but in 1912 Nether Tillyrie was built in its place. During the First World War it was used as an auxiliary Red Cross hospital and following a period as a private residence it became a youth hostel during the Second World War. Since then it has been a private house and indeed has been in the current ownership for nearly 30 years.
Nether Tillyrie offers a traditional layout with well proportioned rooms over three floors and boasts many period features including cornicing, fireplaces, attractive staircase and panelled doors with original door furniture. The house is centred on the staircase hall, with a magnificent stone fireplace with a wood burning stove, giving a welcoming entrance to this charming country house. Lying immediately off the hall are the principal reception rooms and the kitchen, making it a highly practical house for modern day living. The drawing room enjoys a southerly aspect with a bay window and open fire, resulting in a room of great charm and warmth whilst the dining room benefits from a south-facing bay window, open fire and door linking through to the kitchen via the former butler's pantry and pantry, ideal for entertaining. Lying immediately off the entrance hall is the games room/playroom which enjoys a double aspect.
The good sized and practical kitchen, centred on an Aga, enjoys both an easterly and westerly outlook and is open-plan to the breakfast room, with its bay window and fireplace, resulting in a cosy, yet practical room for day to day dining. There are also doors from the kitchen to a walk in larder, the laundry room and a separate pantry, beyond which is the former butler's pantry with a door to the dining room. A boot room with WC, store rooms and a coal cellar, complete the remainder of the ground floor accommodation.
The principal bedroom, with its en-suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room, enjoys outstanding views over the garden and onto the surrounding countryside beyond. There is a guest bedroom serviced by the Jack and Jill bathroom with a door leading to the hall with three further bedrooms and a bathroom completing the accommodation on the first floor. A spiral staircase leads from the first floor to an attic bedroom on the second floor.
An integral and self contained flat, which is currently fully accessible from the principal house forms the remainder of the accommodation of Nether Tillyrie. An independent door lies close to the garages and gives access to the ground floor hall, with a store cupboard off and a door leading to the lift. A staircase leads to the first floor from where the cloakroom and WC, kitchen, sitting room and scullery are found. A snug/playroom and three bedrooms, plus box room and storage cupboard are found on the second floor. There is an en-suite shower room for one bedroom and a bathroom serves the remaining two bedrooms. Separate vehicular access into the grounds to the north of Nether Tillyrie House via the secondary drive provides additional privacy and flexibility if the apartment is a holiday let.
The accommodation of Nether Tillyrie comprises:
Ground Floor: Porch, hall, boot room with WC off, games room/playroom, staircase hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen with aga open-plan to breakfast room/family room, butler's pantry, laundry room, larder, wine cellar.
First Floor: Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Second Floor (Reached by spiral staircase): Attic bedroom.
Flat (reached by separate staircase and lift from ground floor):
First Floor: Cloakroom and WC, kitchen, sitting room, scullery.
Second Floor: Box room, storage cupboard, snug/playroom, three bedrooms, en-suite shower room, bathroom.
Nether Tillyrie House benefits from an outbuilding providing two garages and WC. It lies immediately to the north of the principal house and unusually linked by an attractive stone built archway.
With concrete floor, single up and over door, window, WC off.
With concrete floor and double doors.
Nether Tillyrie House sits within a beautiful and well maintained garden which extends to approximately 2.2 acres and is approached from the minor public road by a sweeping lined drive running through a small woodland coppice forming part of the subjects to the west. An extensive gravel sweep sits adjacent to the house and from where access is given to the two garages. There is a pretty lawned garden bounded by herbaceous borders lying immediately adjacent with a stone wall providing shelter on the north and west side. A further lawned garden lies to the south interspersed with shrubs and bounded by a hedge.