Balhomie HouseCargill, Perth, PH2 6DS
Offers Over £925,000
- 3 reception rooms, breakfasting kitchen with Aga, Master Suite with bedroom, Ensuite and Dressing Room, 4 Further Bedrooms
- Period features throughout.
- Beautiful gardens, sweeping lawns and herbaceous borders.
- Original glasshouse with peach tree and vine and glass potting shed.
- Stone outbuilding known as the Onion House.
- The Old Stables providing workshop and storage.
- Private position sitting above the River Tay.
- Easily commutable location for Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh.
- EPC = F
SITUATIONBalhomie House enjoys in a superb position sitting above the famous River Tay in the heart of rural Perthshire. The popular town of Blairgowrie lies approximately 6 miles to the north and offers an excellent range of services including supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, health centre and both primary and secondary schooling. The City of Perth lies 10 miles to the south providing an extensive range of facilities including local and national retailers, a concert hall, museums, theatre, cinema, leisure centre, library and restaurants. Perth also provides excellent transport links, with both railway and bus stations, as well as the A9 dual carriageway giving links north and southtogether with the M90 to Edinburgh.Dundee, known as the City of Discovery, lies just 20 miles to the south east and is home to the V&A museum with its superb range of exhibitions, as well as shopping centres, two universities, Ninewells hospital and the superb waterfront. Edinburgh and Glasgow can both be reached in approximately 90 minutes drive with their international airports and extensive city amenities.Balhomie House is ideally placed for the wide range of recreational activities the surrounding area has to offer. For the golfer there are a number of courses within easy reach including the championship course of Rosemount at Blairgowrie, two 18 hole courses in Perth, an 18 hole course in Dunkeld as well as Gleneagles Hotel to the south offering 3 championship courses. Perth Racecourse holds regular meets throughout the year with the Dewars Ice Rink being home to the Perth Curling Club. The ski slopes of Glenshee are about an hour’s drive north for the winter sport enthusiast whilst the many hills, glens and mountains within the area offer a superb variety of walking and cycling routes.DESCRIPTIONBalhomie House is a handsome ‘C’ Listed Scots Baronial house built in 1900 with a harled exterior lying under a slated roof with crow steps, turrets, beautiful stone architectural details and astragal sash and case windows.Balhomie was built by Sir Ernest Moon and Lady Moon as a shooting lodge and it is believed the setting for the house was selected during a picnic when Lady Moon expressed her love of the view thus Sir Moon built a house on the very same site. Balhomie was originally much greater in size until the 1980s when the north wing was removed to create a house of more manageable proportions whilst the previous owners sympathetically created a new north wing in the 1990s comprising the practical and good sized boot room, pantry and sewing room.On entering the delightful charm of the house continues. The rooms are well proportioned, light and bright with their high ceilings, tall windows complimented by the fine period features throughout including polished wooden floors, cornicing, panelled doors, carved wooden staircase and original fireplaces. The principal reception rooms are reached directly from the staircase hall, with its galleried landing, fine mantel piece, polished wooden floor and the carved sweeping wooden staircase. The elegant drawing room, with fine cornicing, enjoys a southerly and westerly outlook and is centred on a stone fireplace with an elegant wooden mantelpiece.The pretty sitting room sits between the drawing room and dining room and looks out over the garden whilst the good sized dining room benefits from a double aspect and a bay window together with a polished wooden floor. The breakfasting kitchen is very much the heart of the house with traditional style fitted cupboards, glass fronted cabinets and four oven Aga. A door leads practically to the adjacent utility room. The study enjoysa quiet position beyond the staircase hall with the sewing room, practical boot room, larder and rear hall all found within the new north wing.The bedrooms all lie on the first floor. The principal suite comprises a light and well proportioned bedroom, good sized bathroom and dressing room. There are four further bedrooms serviced by two family bathrooms.The accommodation comprises:Ground FloorVestibule, Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Study, Butlers Pantry/Utility Room, WC, Larder, Boot Room, Sewing Room.First FloorPrincipal Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite, 4 further Bedrooms (one currently used a library), 2 Bathrooms, Linen Cupboard.GARDENS AND GROUNDSBalhomie House sits within delightful gardens and grounds extending to about 3.79 acres providing a wonderful setting and backdrop to this charming country house. A pair of electric gates lead on to a drive, edged by mature rhododendrons and azaleas giving wonderful colour in the spring, which leads down to an extensive parking area to the front of the house and flanked to the north by mature shrubs and trees.A sweeping lawn lies to the south and west of the house, bounded by specimen trees with a path leading to the long double herbaceous border. The former kitchen garden is now a sloping lawn with a striking tulip tree, hazelnut tree and newly planted camellia bushes. The original glasshouses are found at the northern end of the garden, with one of them housing a productive peach tree and vine. There is a small orchard which has been left unmown creating a wild habitat in order to enhance the grounds biodiversity, particularly for the birds and insects.OUTBULIDNGSThere is practical and useful range of traditional outbuildings.These comprise:-Adjacent to the house:Onion HouseStone built under a slated roof providing a garden store.Former StablesBrick built under a slated roof providing a workshop and storage.To the north:WorkshedBrick built under a felt roof providing ample storage and workshop spaceWoodstorePart brick, corrugated roof, open on one side