Lochie Farmhouse

Duchally Road, Auchterarder, Perthshire, PH3 1PW

Offers Over £620,000

0.2 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • Approximately 3480sqft of accommodation (including workshop & garage)
  • 3 reception rooms, 5-6 bedrooms
  • Study (bedroom 6)
  • Flexible and impressive entertaining space
  • Garage with adjacent workshop / studio
  • Good access to highly regarded state and independent schools
  • Approximately one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Sought after rural and accessible location

SITUATIONLochie Farmhouse is located within some of the nicest countryside Perthshire has to offer with the Ochil Hills located directly to the south. The nearby town of Auchterarder offers excellent day-to-day facilities including a well-stocked supermarket, baker, 2 butchers, ironmonger, library, post office, primary and secondary schooling and a health centre, community hospital, a physiotherapist, dentist and an osteopath. In addition, there are numerous places to eat, hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. The Gleneagles hotel hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup and provides three championship golf courses, falconry, equestrian centre and a superb selection of restaurants. The resort benefits from exceptional leisure facilities including two swimming pools, gym with fitness classes, health suite, 4 all weather and 1 tarmac surfaced tennis court and routes for cycling, jogging or walking. There are a wide variety of places to eat at Gleneagles including the 2 Michelin star restaurant at Andrew Fairlie. Gleneagles railway station provides services to most of Scotland’s principal towns and cities, plus a sleeper service to London. The Wyndham Duchally Country Estate set in 27 acres is about 2 miles away.There are a number of independent schools within an easy school run including Craigclowan Preparatory School, Kilgraston, Strathallan, Glenalmond, Morrison’s Academy, Ardvreck and Dollar Academy. Perth is the closest city where a variety of shopping facilities are available from national retailers and retail parks, major supermarkets and a variety of independent shops, hospital, bus and railway station, Doctors & dentists, library, health and fitness centres, swimming pool, theatre, concert hall and cinema.The immediate countryside provides a great choice of recreational opportunities including some wonderful walking and cycling direct from the doorstep of Lochie Farmhouse. 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. Loch Leven to the south east provides walking and cycling heritage trails on its shoreline and Loch Tay to the north-west offers ample water sports activities with the benefit of being surrounded by dramatic Highland Perthshire countryside.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. DESCRIPTIONLochie Farmhouse is an attractive, double fronted and welcoming family home which benefits from a beautifully landscaped and good sized private garden. The house has naturally light and spacious accommodation, a layout which is flexible and ideally suited for entertaining and family living. The dining kitchen has an excellent range of farmhouse style units with pantry and utility area adjacent. There is an Aga, integrated dishwasher, oven, hob, integrated fridge and free standing American Style Fridge Freezer. An open dining area by the kitchen is perfect for formal entertaining and adds to the social and flexible space within the house. There is a charming handmade display and storage unit which adds character to the space.A family room by the dining area has a focal feature fireplace with a multi fuel stove and there is a separate sitting room to the front of the house with a multi fuel stove. The house benefits from having a ground floor double bedroom with an en-suite shower room which is perfect for guests. The remaining accommodation on the ground floor includes a WC, a deceptively large under stairs cupboard and a generous vestibule.The first floor has the master bedroom with two integrated wardrobes, a further double bedroom with integrated wardrobes and a single bedroom / study. A family bathroom with a separate shower serves the bedrooms and a linen cupboard provides further useful storage space.The second floor has a further two double bedrooms, each having integrated wardrobes. Adjoining the house and accessed from the rear garden is a workshop which has a staircase leading to further significant storage space. This space, subject to any required planning permission and consents would make an ideal home office, games room, studio or possibly an annex. A door from the workshop connects into the garage and the shed by the back door has been converted into a log store.Other notable features of Lochie Farmhouse include the far reaching uninterrupted views to the front over stunning countryside and the engineered wood flooring throughout the hall and kitchen/dining/family room areas. The accommodation comprises:-Ground Floor: Vestibule, Sitting Room, Family Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Dining Area, Utility Room, Pantry, Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, WC, Cupboard First Floor: Master Bedroom, Bedroom, Bedroom/Study, Linen Cupboard, Bathroom Second Floor: Two BedroomsGARDENThe gardens complement the house well and are nicely balanced with beautiful landscaping and privacy. A drive provides plenty of parking and the front garden is enclosed with an attractive stone wall. There are seating areas, lawn, cooking and dessert apple trees and a plum tree, bulbs, shrubs and borders showing some wonderful spring and summer colour; one of the front lawns includes three raised beds for vegetable or flower planting and a herb garden. The rear garden has a greenhouse, lawn and is securely and tastefully enclosed with a stone wall.