Netherkirk House

Rait, Perth, PH2 7RT

Offers Over £595,000

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

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  • Brochure-
  • An impressive house designed by Ulrik Lawson
  • 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms
  • An exciting blend of old charm and modern design with a ‘country house and continental feel’
  • Desirable entertaining space
  • Designed in the Scottish Vernacular, Gothic style windows, handmade staircase in Dunkeld Elm
  • High quality build using traditional materials
  • Mozolowski & Murray sun room
  • Beautifully landscaped and private garden with summer house
  • Good access to highly regarded state and independent schools
  • Sought after rural village and highly accessible location

SITUATIONNetherkirk House is situated within some of the nicest countryside Perthshire has to offer with the River Tay located to the south. The conservation village of Rait provides quick and easy access to Perth, Dundee and the A90. The village of Inchture, about 4 miles away comprises a post office, convenience shop, primary school and Church. Glendoick garden centre is a short drive away which is world famous for rhododendrons and azaleas and has a popular café and food hall. The equally popular village of Errol, about 1.5 miles away has a primary school, grocery shops, post office, Doctors surgery and other amenities. 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 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 has a waterfront undergoing an extensive regeneration programme with the popular V&A museum. 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.Perth can be reached quickly where a variety of shopping facilities are available from retail parks to well-known high street shops, major supermarkets and a variety of independent shops, hospital, railway station, Doctors, library, health and fitness centres.The immediate countryside provides a great choice of recreational opportunities including some wonderful walking and cycling direct from the doorstep of Netherkirk House. The ski slopes of Glenshee are within easy reach and the hills and glens of Perthshire provide a rich environment for many country and outdoor pursuits. Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in approximately an hour and provide large city amenities, cultural activity, retail and leisure facilities, together with airports to international destinations.DESCRIPTIONNetherkirk House is a beautifully crafted detached home which was designed by Ulrik Lawson. The vision of the original build was to capture the benefits of many traditional elements of an older property but with modern design concepts. This has been wonderfully achieved with Netherkirk House which sits privately within landscaped gardens where southerly views over open countryside towards the River Tay can be enjoyed. The house offers spacious reception and bedroom accommodation over two floors, ideally set up for family living and entertaining. There are many visually eye catching features which include Gothic style windows, a stone archway between the dining area and sitting room, a stone fireplace in the sitting room, a glass wall in the dining area where views onto the gardens and countryside can be enjoyed, travertine tiles, wide oak flooring in the kitchen and stone flagged flooring in the hall with a handmade gothic style staircase made from Dunkeld Elm, a curved front door and hand run deep cornicing which contributes to the soft, warm and welcoming feel to the house.The centre of the house is focussed on the kitchen with a generous dining area which is open plan and with south east facing views onto the gardens. The kitchen is handmade and painted in Farrow & Ball ‘green ground’. There is an electric Aga, a central island with an integrated fridge, Belfast sink, Larder cupboard, French oak flooring and patio doors leading onto the covered terrace. The utility is off the kitchen and houses the boiler, plumbing for a washing machine, it has a stone floor with integrated storage units and work surface.From the dining area, a stone arch leads into the adjacent sitting room which benefits from having a triple aspect, a wood burning stove with a stone surround, an integrated bookcase and a door leading onto the covered terrace. The sun room, designed by Mozolowski & Murray has a door leading into the front garden, a tiled floor with under floor heating, an automatic climate controlled opening window and a double height ceiling.There is a ground floor bedroom with an en-suite bathroom which has a separate shower cubicle. The hall has the impressive and beautiful Gothic designed staircase made from Dunkeld Elm, there is warm coloured stone flagged flooring, a coat cupboard with an arched door and the curved front door finishes off this striking entrance. There is a downstairs toilet with stone floor.There is a small study area on the first floor landing. The principal bedroom offers dual aspect views, the main arched window to the south has elevated views to the River Tay in the distance. There is double height ceilings which add to the feeling of space and light and there are integrated drawer units with a marble surface. There is an adjacent dressing room area with integrated wardrobes, wash hand basin with integrated units and a marble surface. This leads through into the en-suite bathroom which has a separate shower cubicle. There are two further double bedrooms to the first floor, one has a dual aspect and the other has an integrated wardrobe which has a small stained glass window which can be seen on the landing. A family bathroom with under floor heating serves both bedrooms. A floored loft is accessed from the principal bedroom.The accommodation comprises:-Ground Floor: Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen with Dining Area, Bedroom with En-Suite, Utility, Sun Room, toiletFirst Floor: Principal Bedroom with Dressing Area and En-Suite, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom GARDEN The gardens are private at Netherkirk House, the front provides ample space for parking together with a timber built workshop with electricity. There are two further sheds/stores to the side. The rear garden is south and east facing. The covered terrace by the house adds a continental feel with 5 stone pillars and archways and is ideal for use as a patio area where the elevated views of the gardens and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed. There are areas of lawn, a vegetable garden, mature trees, shrubs and borders plus an attractive summer house which also has electricity. At the end of the rear garden is a further generous area for additional parking or for the keeping of a caravan or horse box. This would also lend itself well for additional garden. A small observatory is located to the east of the garden where the current owner has been able to enjoy the night skies and star watching. The observatory structure will remain in the garden but the telescope is not included within the sale.brochure-, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)Water - MainsElectricity - MainsDrainage - Septic tankCouncil Tax - Band GEPC - Band DHeating - Oil