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Balmyle House lies in a beautiful rural position close to the village of Ballintuim and benefits from superb views over the surrounding Perthshire countryside. It enjoys a most private setting within its own grounds. The nearby village of Kirkmichael ...
Balmyle House lies in a beautiful rural position close to the village of Ballintuim and benefits from superb views over the surrounding Perthshire countryside. It enjoys a most private setting within its own grounds. The nearby village of Kirkmichael has local shopping facilities with a wider range of amenities including supermarkets, butchers, chemists, restaurants, hotels, garages and cafes available in Blairgowrie.
There is a primary school at Kirkmichael and secondary schooling at Blairgowrie. There are a number of private schools in the Perthshire area including Glenalmond College, Strathallan, Kilgraston, Craigclowan and Morrisons Academy.
Perthshire is a county boasting a wealth of recreational activities many of which are within a comfortable distance of Balmyle House. The surrounding hills and glens afford numerous interesting and varied walks whilst the ski slopes of Glen Shee can be reached in about a 30 minute car journey to the north. For the golfer there are the championship courses of Rosemount and Lansdowne in Blairgowrie whilst both Dunkeld (some 21 miles) and Pitlochry (some 22 miles) provide 18 hole courses. Country pursuits are plentiful in the area with fishing, shooting and stalking all available locally.
The city of Perth lies about 23 miles to the south and offers extensive facilities including national retailers, banks, restaurants, theatre, cinema, modern concert hall, library, railway and bus stations. Dundee, known as the City of Discovery, lies approximately 26 miles to the south east and offers two universities, Olympia swimming pool, railway station, airport with regular links to both London City and Stanstead. Dundee is also to be the home of the new Victoria & Albert Museum which is due to open in 2018.
Balmyle House is a most attractive Georgian country house of stone construction with a painted exterior lying under a slated roof, with many fine character features.
Balmyle House provides well proportioned and airy rooms, lying over two floors, boasting a wealth of period features throughout. These include fine cornicing, ornate Cupola, fireplaces, sash and case windows and attractive staircase with iron balustrade.
The beauty of the house is immediately evident upon entering into the main hall which has an abundance of character and charm. The principal reception rooms are all found directly off the main entrance hall and all have a dual aspect, which take advantage of the wonderful views onto the surrounding gardens and countryside beyond. The drawing room is a most welcoming room with an open fireplace. The formal dining room is a bright room with beautiful feature fireplace, wooden floors and a charming window seat. The sitting room offers a wonderful space to relax and enjoy the views out onto the garden. There is a study off the main hall with a large bay window that looks out onto the hills beyond. The breakfasting kitchen lies off the hall; it has an Aga and offers space for dining. Through the rear hall off the kitchen in a separate wing are two further rooms currently used as stores. In addition to this is a utility, pantry and bathroom. This wing could be converted into an annex, holiday apartment or further accommodation for family members. A wonderful feature of the house is the conservatory which is accessed directly from the main hall, it offers a prime vantage point to enjoy the wildlife and the views out to the beautifully tended gardens.
On the first floor there are six bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and the further five bedrooms are serviced by a bathroom and a shower room. There is a further room which is currently used as a craft room. Most of the bedrooms benefit from a dual aspect and provide breath-taking views of the gardens and hills beyond. Of particular note is the ornate Cupola, a beautiful feature, in the upper landing which allows much natural light.
The integrated apartment which has a modern kitchen, sitting room and two bedrooms is found on the first floor. It offers opportunity as accommodation for guests or possible holiday letting. It can be reached from the principal house but has its own independent access.
The annex accommodation comprises; Sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.
Balmyle House lies within the most delightful gardens. A driveway leads to a gravel sweep to the front of the house, providing ample parking. The formal gardens to the front of the house comprise lawns, well stocked herbaceous borders, mature shrubs and trees. The current owners have planted many of the trees at Balmyle House including Larch, Copper Beech and Birch. These provide a beautiful backdrop and enhance the natural surroundings. The doors from the conservatory open out to a terraced area with a further area of lawn at the rear of the house. Beyond is the walled garden, complete with orchard and an array of fruit trees. The field beyond is currently used for grazing and could be utilised as a paddock if required. There are areas of amenity woodland planted around the house with pretty rhododendrons that give a splash of colour in the spring and summer months.
There is a stone outbuilding which has potential for development (subject to the necessary consents), coal store, wood store and timber garage.
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