Dundarave is a desirable stone built village house, built in 1895, which offers impressive and flexible entertaining and family living space. The vestibule, with a tiled floor and tongue and groove panelled walls leads to the inner hall where …
Dundarave is a desirable stone built village house, built in 1895, which offers impressive and flexible entertaining and family living space. The vestibule, with a tiled floor and tongue and groove panelled walls leads to the inner hall where the principal reception rooms can be reached. The sitting room and dining room both have sash and case windows, an integral display shelf with storage and views to the front gardens. The breakfasting kitchen, with a dual aspect benefits from a wood burning stove, a good range of wall and base units and an under stairs storage cupboard. The remaining accommodation on the ground floor includes an office, bathroom and rear utility room with a sink, plumbing for a washing machine and storage cupboards.
The first floor has four double bedrooms, three having original feature fireplaces, two having wash hand basins and one benefitting from an en-suite shower room. There are also two shower rooms with modern and tasteful fittings, one of which houses an airing cupboard with hot water tank. The bedrooms to the front of the house enjoy views towards Strathtay golf course.
At the rear of Dundarave is a lovely self-contained two storey stone built cottage, built c1815, providing a sitting room with dual aspect views, wood burning stove and window seat. The kitchen and shower room are also located on the ground floor. There are two double bedrooms on the first floor each having wash hand basins. Adjacent to the cottage are the old stables, which now houses the utility room for the cottage and incorporates a purpose built drying room.
The gardens are landscaped and include generous off street parking and a spacious log store. A pond with patio area provides a secluded area for relaxing and views of the River Tay can also be enjoyed through the neighbouring woodland. A burn runs through the separate attractive west facing garden with a willow arbour and a further patio area. There are numerous shrubs and trees lining a circular path.
This all attracts a wide range of wildlife, principally red squirrels, short tailed voles, frogs, newts, toads, stoats and the present owner has encountered a pine martin within the property boundary. A wide variety of birds gather at the feeder including woodpeckers, siskins, linnets, bullfinches, goldfinches, sparrow hawks, long tailed tits, coal tits, blue and great tits.
As with many old houses, Dundarave has its own quirky history. Apparently rented by a Captain Angus Buchanan in the 1920’s, camels were stabled in the outbuildings and taken down to the river to drink. Captain Buchanan is referenced in Michael Palin’s latest book “On the Sahara” and older residents of the village remember the camels in residence.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Vestibule, sitting room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, office, bathroom, utility
First Floor: Four bedrooms, two shower rooms, en-suite shower room
Ground Floor: Sitting room, kitchen, shower room
First Floor: Two bedrooms