Easter Meikle Fardle
Easter Meikle Fardle enjoys a superb position between the villages of Meikleour and Spittalfield, near the River Tay in the heart of scenic Perthshire countryside. The popular rural town of Blairgowrie lies 5 miles away providing excellent day-to-day amenities with primary and secondary schools, banks, hotels, restaurants, library, health care, leisure centre with swimming pool, cottage hospital, three supermarkets and a variety of independent retailers. Primary schooling is also available at Glendelvine Primary School. Easter Meikle Fardle is also well positioned for a number of independent schools including, Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond, Morrisons Academy, Ardvrek, Dundee High School and Strathallan.
The cities of Perth and Dundee are within easy reach and both offer an extensive range of national retailers, cinemas, theatres, swimming pools and railway stations. Dundee has an airport with regular services to London City and Stansted. Edinburgh and Glasgow are easy to get to from the nearby motorway network accessed from Perth. Here there are all the retailers and services expected from major cities, together with bus, train stations and airports.
Perthshire boasts a wealth of recreational activities, many within a comfortable distance of Easter Meikle Fardle. For the golfer, Blairgowrie Golf Club features two championship golf courses, while other courses can be found nearby in Dunkeld, Alyth, Carnoustie, St Andrews and Gleneagles. Local sport includes outstanding salmon fishing on the famous River Tay, shooting, skiing at Glenshee, along with ample opportunities for hill walking in the Grampians.
Lot 1 - Easter Meikle Fardle
Easter Meikle Fardle is a charming country house, converted from a former steading. It is stone built under a slated roof offering generous reception and family living space. The house has many attractive qualities and offers naturally bright and flexible living space. To the left of the spacious entrance hall, lies the open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room and drinks cupboard. A conservatory sits directly off this room, with pretty garden views. The kitchen is equipped with a four oven Aga, Belfast sink, integrated oven and ceramic hob, combined with plenty of storage units. The dining room, study and drawing room are situated to the right of the hall. The bright quadruple aspect drawing room, with bay window and open fire is a most elegant reception room. The generous dining room has double doors leading onto a garden terrace and together these rooms offer impressive entertaining space. There is a practical downstairs cloakroom off the hall, along with a secure under-stair cupboard. Ample additional storage can be found off the kitchen, with a pantry, larder and utility room. The latter benefits from plumbing for a washing machine and a Belfast sink. An integral garage with double arched doors is accessed off the utility room and from outside.
A wide carved timber staircase leads up to the first floor where there are five double bedrooms situated off the landing. The good sized master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, wash hand basin, en-suite bathroom and dressing room. There are four further double bedrooms, including a main guest room with en-suite bathroom. A family bathroom serves the remaining three bedrooms, which all include wash hand basins and clothes storage cupboards. Two linen cupboards are situated off the landing.
The accommodation, over two floors comprises:
Ground Floor: Vestibule, Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Dining room, Study, Drawing room, Breakfasting Kitchen/Sitting room, Conservatory, Pantry, Larder, Utility Room, Garage
First Floor: Master Bedroom, Bathroom and Dressing Room. Four further double Bedrooms, 1 en-suite. Linen Cupboards
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens of Easter Meikle Fardle extend to about 7.28 acres (2.94 ha) in total and are a particular feature of the property. They have been carefully nurtured and developed over a number of years giving a most attractive backdrop to the principal home. The drive leads up to the front of the house and garden and is enclosed by electric gates. The front is surrounded by charming herbaceous borders, which have been carefully planted to provide variety and colour all year round. There is a patio seating area, ample parking and a hot tub. Adjacent to the drive and accessed through an arch, is a pretty cottage style garden with lawn, trees, borders and shrubs.
The delightful rear garden provides well stocked herbaceous borders, a terraced seating area, lawn, mature trees and hedging, with steps leading to a water garden and pond. A further path leads to a gravelled working area where there are two aluminium greenhouses and timber garage. There is a large enclosed hen run, with hen house and a separate vegetable garden with raised beds and poly tunnel. Iron gates lead into woodland of about 3.167 acres (1.282ha), with a pond and further timber shed. There is a substantial paddock of about 2.373 acres (0.96ha) which is enclosed by a stock proof fence, with mains water.
Lot 2 - Easter Meikle Fardle Lodge
The Lodge, is a detached contemporary two storey house under a slate roof and double glazed. A vestibule leads to the open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room, which has a dual aspect and an open fire place. There is a downstairs WC and utility room with fitted cupboards, boiler, Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine. The first floor has two large double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, a bathroom and two fitted linen cupboards on the landing.
The accommodation, over two floors comprises:
Ground Floor: Vestibule, Open Plan Kitchen / Sitting Room, Utility, WC
First Floor: 2 Double Bedrooms, Bathroom, Linen Cupboards
Gardens & Grounds
The lodge garden is enclosed and accessed through a vehicle gate to the front. There is generous parking, an attractive garden and a good sized shed.
There are eighteen 4kw solar panels on the house roof which are subject to a FIT for 25 years with effect from October 2011.
Perth and Kinross Council, Pillar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD. Tel: 01738 475000
From Perth, head north on the A93, passing through the village of Guildtown and over the River Isla. After about 0.5 miles once crossed the river, take the left hand turn sign posted for Meikleour. Continue on this road, the A984, passing through Meikleour village and continuing on this road where after about 2 miles from leaving the village, Easter Meikle Fardle is located on the right hand side.