The Beaches sits on the bank of the River Tay to the east of the village of Stanley. The property has fantastic views over the river and the Linn Pool. Stanley provides excellent day to day facilities which include a primary school, general store, post office, hotel and coffee shop.
This is a most attractive and accessible part of Perthshire. From Perth, the M90 links to Edinburgh and the south, whilst the A9 goes west to Stirling and Glasgow and north to Inverness.
Perth has a railway station with services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. Edinburgh Airport is easily reached and there are also services from Dundee Airport to London Stansted.
The area is well known for its excellent range of outdoor pursuits. Salmon fishing can be taken on the River Tay and the River Isla, with trout fishing available on local lochs. The Perthshire and Angus hills lie within easy reach, and offer ample opportunity for hill walking, and there is skiing at Glenshee in the winter months. There is a championship golf course at Rosemount, Blairgowrie, with further courses at Murrayshall and Alyth.
Perth is considered one of the most desirable cities in the United Kingdom. The city centre has an excellent range of shops and professional services. There are a number of high quality restaurants and good leisure facilities including a swimming pool, ice rink and sports centres. Secondary schooling is available at Perth Grammar as well as in Blairgowrie and Dunkeld. Private schools in the area include Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond, Strathallan and Dundee High School.
The Beaches is an imposing property with spectacular views over the river. The house was completed in 1998 and provides excellent space for modern day family living. There is a range of spacious reception rooms on the ground floor with the bedrooms arranged over the first and second floors.
The entrance hallway is an impressive space with a high ceiling, stained glass window and front door set beneath an archway. Steps lead down into the hallway and overhead is a galleried landing.
The sitting room has lovely views over the front garden to the river through the large bay window. There is a fireplace with gas flame fire with marble effect mantelpiece. The study sits above the sitting room where there are double doors into the hallway.
The kitchen has plenty of space for a breakfast table and is fitted with a range of painted base and wall mounted units with a granite work top. There is an integrated stainless steel sink, American fridge freezer and range cooker with eight gas hobs and three ovens.
The dining room sits by the kitchen and is lit by a skylight and a wall of windows on two sides. There are French doors out to the garden.
The drawing room is located off the hallway on the south west corner of the house. There is a door through to the garden room which links through to the sitting room / study. This also has fabulous views to the river. French doors lead out to the patio area.
Located off the kitchen is a large utility room with storage units. There is a cloakroom with WC.
The first floor is reached from the reception hallway where there is an attractive curving staircase with cast iron balustrade and brass handrail up to a galleried landing. There are three bedroom suites with river views. The second floor has a further two en suite bedrooms. The first floor has a large walk in linen cupboard and on the second floor there are two large store rooms. With all of the bedrooms having an en suite and together with the flexible layout, the accommodation would lend itself well to offering Bed and Breakfast.
Take the A9 north from Perth and take the exit signposted for Luncarty. Cross over the A9 and follow the B9099 and Perth Road to Stanley. Turn right onto Percy Street and follow the road until Mill Street. Turn left and take Linn Road (on the right hand side). Follow Linn Road through the fields and down towards the river where The Beaches is located.
Attached to the house on the north side is a two bedroom self contained annexe. The sitting room is open plan to the kitchen / dining room and there is a double bedroom with en suite bathroom located off. On the upper floor is a further bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The annexe offers great potential for use as a source of income from long term letting or short term holiday lets.
The grounds surrounding The Beaches extend to about 2.1 acres in total and to the front of the house is a large, east facing lawn. The driveway sweeps through the garden and on the right is a further area of lawn. The driveway continues around to the front door passing the double garage. The garage has electric doors and an adjacent boiler room. A path runs around the back of the house where there is a timber built office with power and lighting.
Off the conservatory is a south facing terrace overlooking the river which provides excellent space for outdoor dining and entertaining. The bank behind the house is planted with a variety of young trees and grasses and provides the house with shelter.