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Old Balkello Schoolhouse

Auchterhouse, Dundee, Angus, DD3 0QY

Guide Price £325,000


  • About 2.67 acres (1.08 ha) in total

  • 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, conservatory

  • Commanding outstanding views over the surrounding countryside and towards Dundee

  • Generous reception space

  • Good sized and well-tended garden grounds

  • Field extending to about 2.05 acres

  • Located within a peaceful, rural and highly convenient location

SITUATION
Old Balkello Schoolhouse sits in an elevated position some 3.5 miles to the west of the A90 and 2.5 miles to the east of the village of Auchterhouse.
The house is well placed for access to Dundee ...

SITUATION
Old Balkello Schoolhouse sits in an elevated position some 3.5 miles to the west of the A90 and 2.5 miles to the east of the village of Auchterhouse.
The house is well placed for access to Dundee, Perth and Scotland’s major cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen with the nearby A90 linking to the motorway network. Dundee, Scotland’s fourth largest city lying on the north bank of the Firth of Tay is known as ‘One City, Many Discoveries’ due to Dundee’s strong science base which has developed over recent years. The city has a renowned innovative element with the rise of its technological and biomedical industries and the digital entertainment industry.

Dundee was recognised by the United Nations as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design for its diverse contributions to fields including medical research, comics and video games. The city waterfront is undergoing an extensive regeneration programme and this will establish a connection to the city centre which will improve walking and cycling facilities. Dundee has excellent retail amenities with major department stores, independent retailers and further retail parks.

There are two well regarded universities, with Dundee University being home to one of the UK’s top medical schools. There is a wide selection of cultural activity close by including theatres, art galleries, arts centres, science centre and the UK’s only full time public observatory, museums and sporting facilities including the Olympia swimming pool. The city provides excellent transport links with a main line railway station, bus station and airport with regular links to Stansted.

The area offers excellent independent primary and secondary schools including the High School of Dundee, Craigclowan Preparatory School in Perth, Kilgraston and Strathallan both close to Perth and St Leonards in St Andrews.

This area of Scotland provides a wealth of recreational activities. For the golfer there are a number of courses within a convenient distance including Piperdam, Rosemount in Blairgowrie, two courses in Alyth and numerous championship courses at St Andrews. In addition to golf Piperdam also has a leisure club with swimming pool and gym. The ski slopes of Glenshee can be reached in just over an hour’s journey by car to the north whilst the Angus glens offer wonderful and varied hill walking routes.

DESCRIPTION
Old Balkello Schoolhouse offers the opportunity to live in a spacious detached house with the benefit of a paddock, impressive views and located conveniently for Dundee. The house provides deceptive and generous accommodation over one floor with flexible reception space which is ideal for entertaining and family living. There is a dual aspect sitting room, with doors leading to the impressive conservatory where views onto the rear garden, paddock and countryside beyond can be enjoyed. The spacious conservatory has doors leading to the garden, a wooden floor and flexibility to be used for a variety of purposes, the nearby dining hall offers an additional reception area. The breakfasting kitchen has a good range of wall and base shaker style units, a Rayburn, 4 ring AEG electric hob and a window seat with views towards the paddock beyond. A utility, with a sink, plumbing for a washing machine and wc is adjacent to the integral double garage which benefits from an electric roller door.

There are 4 bedrooms, with the dual aspect master bedroom benefitting from an en-suite bathroom and beautiful garden views and two of the bedrooms have integrated wardrobes. A shower room serves the remaining bedrooms. The entrance hall has plenty of space for hanging coats and the inner hall has storage cupboards.

The accommodation comprises:
Vestibule, Sitting Room, Conservatory, Breakfasting Kitchen, Dining Room, 4 Bedrooms, En-Suite Bathroom, Utility, Shower Room, Line Cupboard, Double Garage

GARDENS, GROUNDS AND LAND
Old Balkello Schoolhouse benefits from generous garden grounds which offer a high degree of privacy and seclusion. They are mostly laid to lawn, together with two patios, borders, mature trees and a generous amount of parking.

The drive leads to the rear of the property where there is further parking and a gate which provides direct access into the paddock. The paddock, of about 2.05 acres (0.83 ha) provides an excellent opportunity for the keeping of horses or livestock.

FURNITURE
Furniture, white goods and curtains are available under separate negationation.

RIGHT OF PRE-EMPTION
A Right of Pre-emption exists over the subjects.