The Shian sits in a superb position in the sought after Rosemount area of Blairgowrie. Whilst offering a rural idyll, all local amenities are on the doorstep with the town of Blairgowrie a short walk away. Blairgowrie provides comprehensive facilities and services including doctor's surgery, cottage hospital, primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, individual retailers, banks, library and leisure centre.
The Royal Burgh of Dunkeld lies approximately 13 miles to the south-west with its ancient Cathedral, small supermarket, bank, butcher, Post Office and the Dunkeld House Hotel which provides a swimming pool and other leisure facilities. In addition, Dunkeld has a railway station providing regular services to the north and south.
The City of Perth can be reached in approximately a 30 minute journey by car and provides national retailers, banks, restaurants, swimming pool, cinema, theatre, concert hall and both railway and bus stations. Dundee, known as the City of Discovery, (approximately 22 miles) offers two universities, the Olympia swimming pool, shopping centres and airport with regular links to London Stansted.
The Shian lies within easy reach of numerous recreational activities. The Blairgowrie Golf Club which is within walking distance, boasts the championship Rosemount golf course whilst Dunkeld provides an 18 hole course. The Loch of the Lowes Nature Reserve is renowned for its ospreys and other wildlife whilst the surrounding hills and glens give varied and interesting routes for walkers.
For the winter sports enthusiast the slopes of Glenshee lie to the north and can be reached in about an hour's journey by car. The nearby Cateran Trail is a delightful 60 mile (100km) walk in Perthshire which runs from Blairgowrie through Glen Isla and up to the Spittal of Glenshee. It is based on historic drove roads used by ancient Caterans hundreds of years ago and allows the beautiful countryside to be enjoyed.
The Shian, built in 1901 is a delightful Arts and Crafts country house of brick construction under a rosemary tiled roof with pretty astragal windows. It lies within a substantial garden in a peaceful and private location. It combines traditional and period features beautifully with modern day living.
The name Shian is a Gaelic word meaning "Home of the Fairies" (pronounced shee-an) which also refers to a fairy hill. The sìthein are often small conical hills, and in Celtic mythology they were reputed to have hollow interiors, with the fairies dwelling inside. Belief in the 'wee folk' continued into relatively modern times.
The Shian is a wonderful family home offering a flexible layout which is ideal for both modern family living and entertaining. It has been extremely well maintained and upgraded over the years. The beautifully appointed kitchen with granite worktops, storage units, sink and drainer, gas hob and electric oven is open plan to a welcoming and comfortable sitting room. This room is centred on a multi-fuel burning stove with bay window offering space for dining, solid oak flooring and beautiful views onto the gardens. The well equipped utility lies off the kitchen and offers ample storage with direct access to the rear garden. A well proportioned downstairs bathroom offers further flexibility for guests or extended family. The formal sitting room has many fine features including working fire, pretty panelled alcove, wooden beams and deep window sills. Off this room is the rear hall with study benefitting from a dual aspect and a further reception room, with French doors to the patio, which could be utilised as a dining room, playroom or snug. There is a cupboard underneath the stairs which has access from the living room and offers additional storage. The front entrance porch has the original windows complete with post/ letter holder.
The original oak staircase leads up from the formal sitting room to the first floor accommodation, comprising four generous sized bedrooms and family bathroom. The principal bedroom is a wonderfully bright room with a bay window offering views over the gardens. A dressing room with ample fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room are a wonderful addition. There are a further three bedrooms one of which has integral wardrobes. The bedrooms are all bright, beautifully and tastefully presented and have wonderful views onto the gardens, they are serviced by the modern family bathroom with "Karndean" flooring, white three piece suite and attractive neutral tiling. There is a large linen cupboard which houses the hot water tank, with cupboards for linen and access to the floored loft.
The accommodation of The Shian comprises:
Porch, hall, kitchen on open plan to a sitting room, utility, bathroom, study, formal sitting room, dining room/playroom.
Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, three bedrooms, family bathroom, linen cupboard.
The Shian sits within a beautiful and well maintained garden which extends to approximately 0.5 acres. An extensive gravel sweep sits adjacent to the house from where access is given to the double garage with remote roller doors, three phase electricity and adjoining workshop. The lawned garden is bounded by a hedge and has apple trees and further varieties including larch, spruce. A summer house sits within the garden grounds and offers a wonderful space to enjoy the late summer sun, in addition to this is a shed with log store. A pretty stone terraced seating area to the rear of the property offers opportunity for summer entertaining with direct access to the house.