The Fingask

Arthurstone House, Meigle, Blairgowrie, PH12 8QW

Offers Over £350,000

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  • Striking reception space with beautiful period detail
  • Lateral living at its finest
  • Impressive views onto landscaped grounds with tennis courts and curling pond
  • Attractive and spacious kitchen with dining area
  • Extensive cellar
  • Garage, car port & two car parking spaces

SITUATIONArthurstone House sits in the picturesque Vale of Strathmore and lies between the Sidlaw Hills to the south and the Grampian Mountains and Angus Glens to the north. The village of Meigle lies approximately two miles to the east and provides excellent village facilities including a post office/grocery store, primary school, village hall and church. The village of Ardler is about one mile to the south and is easily accessible through the network of footpaths that surround Arthurstone House. Further afield, the town of Blairgowrie is home to a range of facilities such as a secondary school, major supermarkets, independent and specialist retailers and restaurants. Private schooling is available at the High School of Dundee, Craigclowan, Strathallan, Kilgraston as well as a number of other schools in the Perth area. The nearby village of Alyth, six miles to the north, provides a first class health centre as well as shops, churches and a public library. The city of Perth lies approximately 17 miles to the south-west and provides an excellent range of national retailers, banks, cinemas, theatre, concert hall, restaurants, sports facilities, and a bus and railway station. Dundee, home to the V & A museum, is around fifteen miles to the south-east and is home to two universities, shopping centres, supermarkets, the Olympia swimming pool and leisure centre, railway and bus stations as well as an airport with flights to London Stanstead. Edinburgh airport is about 57 miles to the south and Edinburgh city centre can be reached in about 1 hour 30 mins by car where large city amenities can be enjoyed including cultural activity, retail and leisure facilities.The surrounding area of Perthshire offers a wealth of recreational opportunities and is well suited to the outdoor enthusiast for walking, cycling and horse riding. The area around Arthurstone House is home to a wide array of wildlife and there is easy access to particularly outstanding and varied countryside with hills, woodland, river and rolling farmland. There are three golf courses available in Perth, two in Alyth, Rosemount in Blairgowrie, as well as numerous championship courses at St Andrews and the pretty Angus Glens such as Isla, Prosen and Lethnott are easily accessible. The beautiful sandy beaches of Lunan Bay and St Cyrus and the red sandstone cliffs at Arbroath are all within reach and there are a number of interesting National Trust properties in the area including the House of Dunn at Montrose, Barry Mill near Carnoustie and the J. M. Barrie house, once home to the famous author in Kirriemuir.DESCRIPTIONArthurstone House is a stunning country mansion with a rich history dating back to the late 1700s, in its past is has served as a private home, then a preparatory school before being sympathetically converted into fifteen bespoke houses and apartments in 2005. The Fingask is an impressive ground floor apartment within the original house and enjoys a host of ornate period features throughout which provide character and charm to the property. The Fingask is accessed via an impressive shared entrance hall which enjoys generous proportions, volume and a stunning original stained glass window. The impressive Drawing Room of the apartment features rich oak panelling including a beautiful depiction of the Battle of Bannockburn carved above the fireplace which has a multi fuel stove inset. Elegant full height windows allow for ample light in as well as providing glorious dual aspect views onto the landscaped grounds. A door from the Drawing Room provides direct access into the grounds and onto a patio area for sole use of The Fingask. The kitchen with dining area is a generous space filled with natural light and has a feature vaulted ceiling. The window provides lovely views of the grounds to the south of the house including the traditional curling pond and hut. The kitchen benefits from integrated AEG appliances including a gas hob with extractor fan, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. The kitchen also includes a larder store. The master bedroom has generous proportions with two windows overlooking the grounds and attractive decorative plasterwork. This room benefits from an ensuite shower room which is fully tiled with tasteful fixtures and fittings. The second bedroom also has an impressive vaulted ceiling and views of the grounds as well as an ornate fireplace. The family bathroom is fully tiled with modern fixtures and fittings.The rooms are all connected by a generous hallway with oak flooring and ample room for additional furniture. Off the hallway is access to a range of cellar rooms which include two wine cellars and a plenty of storage, the cellar has a traditional vaulted ceiling and original flagstone floor.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Drawing Room, Kitchen/ Dining Area, Master bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, HallwayCellar: Two Wine Cellars, Storage Space.GARDEN AND GROUNDSAccess to Arthurstone House is taken along a mature tree lined driveway. The property is set within beautifully maintained communal grounds that extend to approximately 35 acres. Extensive parkland to the south of the house benefits from views of the Sidlaw Hills and there are links to the wide range of paths from the grounds. Within the grounds there are tennis courts and a traditional curling pond with a hut. The Fingask has two parking spaces, a car port and a garage with electricity and a concrete floor. The property has a patio area directly outside which wraps around the property providing seating space and an area for personal enjoyment. The grounds are very well maintained and owned by all fifteen properties with lovely walking trails through the woodlands for the residents to enjoy.