Islabank House (Lot 1)
Islabank House sits in an elevated south-facing position some two miles to the north of Coupar Angus in the county of Perthshire. Coupar Angus provides good local facilities including a doctor's
surgery, whilst Blairgowrie, some 4 miles to the north, offers more extensive services including a supermarket, individual retailers, primary and secondary schools and good medical facilities.
The cities of Perth and Dundee are within easy reach providing extensive city amenities including cinemas, theatres, concert halls and in Dundee there are two universities, together with an airport providing regular links to London Stansted. Dundee's renowned cultural facilities will be further enhanced by the building of the V&A Design Museum due to be completed in 2018.
Perthshire is a county offering a wealth of recreational opportunities. For the winter sport enthusiast the ski slopes of Glenshee can be
reached in about a 40 minute journey by car from Islabank House. Blairgowrie Golf Club has two championship courses and both St Andrews and Carnoustie with their own championship courses are
within easy reach. Hill walking may be enjoyed in the nearby hills and glens of both Perthshire and Angus.
Islabank House is a most attractive Victorian country house dating back to 1866. It is principally of stone construction under a pitched slated roof with overhanging eves and sash and case windows.
To the north is a two storey extension with a part harled and part stone exterior under a slated roof, dating back to early 1960's and providing the triple garage with an extensive games room over. The house is very well proportioned and is of a scale welcomed by the modern family, together with boasting a wealth of original features throughout, including panelled doors with original door
furniture, deep skirtings, fine cornicing and plasterwork, period fireplaces and with a sweeping staircase with galleried landing.
The staircase hall is at the heart of Islabank House and from where the three principal reception rooms are directly reached. They each enjoy a southerly aspect and far reaching views over the immediate policies and on to the Sidlaw Hills beyond. The
drawing room is a fine and welcoming room with fitted bookcases, decoratively painted cornicing centred on a delightful open fire with a highly ornate Adam style fire surround. The dining room, with its double aspect, is a light and bright room with a wooden floor and a marble fireplace. Lying between both rooms is the pretty and cosy sitting room with its bay window and open fire.
The sunny kitchen, with its double aspect, is a very homely room with an extensive dining area, glazed door leading to the terrace and a green four oven Aga. Leading directly from the kitchen is the rear hall with an extensive range of cupboards providing
essential storage for coats and boots with a door leading to a small courtyard and the garages beyond. A door leads from the rear hall to a flight of stairs down to the wine cellar with barrel vaulted
ceilings and flagstone floor. In addition there is a study, cloakroom and a laundry room completing the ground floor accommodation.
The bedrooms all lie on the first floor. The principal bedroom enjoys both a southerly and westerly outlook and is serviced by a well proportioned en-suite bathroom with shower. The guest bedroom commands the southerly and easterly outlook with an en-suite bathroom which also benefits with a door to the hall. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. In addition a back staircase leads directly from the kitchen to a rear first floor landing beyond which lies an extensive games room sitting immediately above the triple garage. Subject to obtaining the necessary consents the games room could be developed to provide further bedroom and bathroom accommodation to the principal house.
The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:
Ground Floor: Vestibule, staircase hall, cloakroom, study, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, laundry room, kitchen, rear vestibule with door to cellar.
First Floor: Galleried landing, principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, family bathroom, games room.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Islabank House lies within attractive and well tended mature gardens and grounds extending to about 19 acres and are a particular feature of the property. A tarmacked tree-lined drive leads to extensive parking to the rear beyond which is a lawn inter-dispersed with a collection of established and mature trees. To the west of Islabank House is a sheltered garden enclosed by a combination of a stone wall and amenity woodland. The vegetable garden and
timber greenhouse lies to the northern side of the garden both enjoying a southerly aspect. A small seating area lies adjacent, whilst a more extensive terrace lies adjacent to the kitchen, giving a wonderful outdoor space for summer entertaining.
A sweeping lawn, inter-dispersed with herbaceous and shrub borders, continues to the south side of the house beyond which is a paddock edged with a number of mature deciduous trees giving an attractive parkland to the front of Islabank House.
A further paddock lies to the east of the drive.
It has recently been sown to grass and offers the new owners with the opportunity to further develop the policies of Islabank House perhaps with further tree planting and hedging to give an established outlook from the coach house.
Attached to the north of Islabank House is an extension dating back to early 1960's with a part stone and part harled exterior under a slated roof. It provides a triple garage on the ground floor with the games room lying over forming part of the principal
house. The triple garage benefits from three electric up and over doors, concrete floor, electricity supply and a door leading to the garden.
FORMER COACH HOUSE
The former coach house lies to the north-west of the immediate garden policies of Islabank House. It is of stone construction lying under a box profile roof and enjoys a principally westerly outlook.
It currently provides additional storage to the principal house and houses the boiler for the main house. Subject to obtaining the necessary consents, it could be developed into an annex cottage
for holiday lets, additional accommodation to the principal house or indeed for use by a nanny or family member.