Gibbs CottageMain Street, Ardler, Blairgowrie, PH12 8SR
Offers Over £420,000
- 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms.
- Desirable reception space with attractive features
- Lateral living
- Lovely views onto landscaped gardens
- Attractive and spacious kitchen with family living area
- Double garage with studio & shower room above
- Peaceful village setting with convenient access to Perth & Dundee
- Opportunity for work from home and annex accommodation
SITUATIONGibbs Cottage is located within the village of Ardler which 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 is home to The Tavern, a welcoming pub which serves food. The village of Meigle, a short drive away, provides excellent village facilities including a post office/grocery store, primary school, village hall and church. 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 city of Perth provides an excellent range of national retailers, banks, cinemas, theatre, concert hall, restaurants, sports facilities, and a bus and railway station. Dundee is home to the V & A museum, 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. 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 Ardler 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.DESCRIPTIONGibbs Cottage is a deceptively spacious and welcoming family home which has been well-maintained and is beautifully presented. Originally two cottages, it has been cleverly and sympathetically extended to create a wonderful family home. The reception space is a key feature of the house which is ideally suited for flexibility, entertaining and family living. The dual aspect sitting room has doors leading into the garden and the adjacent dining area with a double height ceiling benefits from a lot of natural light, garden views and an attractive exposed stone wall. The dining area is semi-open onto the breakfasting kitchen / family room. This offers an excellent range of tasteful country style wall and base units with an integrated larder fridge, dishwasher, central island and an electric and gas range. A door provides access into the garden and there is a window seat with views onto the garden. Beyond the kitchen is the rear vestibule, a WC and a utility which has plumbing for a washing machine, sink, loft access, boiler cupboard and a range of wall and base units. The principal bedroom benefits from having a dual aspect, an en-suite shower room, a walk in dressing room and a window seat. There are three further double bedrooms, all with window seats. One bedroom has an en-suite shower room and all have integrated wardrobes. A family bathroom with a separate shower has modern and tasteful fittings. The remaining accommodation includes the front vestibule with cupboard, two further storage cupboards and a useful study.There is a detached double garage with electric doors together with a generous area of off street parking. External stairs to rear of the garage and within the garden lead to a studio room above the garage with a sink, eaves storage and a shower room. This would make an ideal annex, guest accommodation or a work from home office space.ACCOMMODATIONVestibule, Sitting Room, Dining Area, Breakfasting Kitchen and Family Room, Utility, Study, WC, Rear Vestibule, Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room & Dressing Room, 3 Further Bedrooms (one with En-Suite Shower Room), Bathroom, Double Garage with Studio Annex & Shower Room above.GARDENThe rear garden is south/south-east facing, it is fully enclosed and nicely landscaped offering privacy and views of the hills. There is a patio area by the doors leading from the house and an area of lawn beyond the patio. A well makes an attractive feature on the patio. Access to the off street parking and garage can be gained from the garden and a walkway leads to a gate providing access to the front.