Essendy, Blairgowrie, PH10 6RA

Offers Over £460,000

5.56 acres

Bedroom Count icon 3

Reception Count icon 2

  • Two reception rooms, dining kitchen, spacious hall, 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Beautifully established and well-tended garden
  • Detached double garage with floored attic
  • Paddock of about 4.9 acres
  • Outstanding views over Marlee Loch and onto the hills beyond
  • Convenient rural setting within easy reach of Blairgowrie
  • Highly commutable location for Perth and Dundee

SITUATIONLunanbrae lies in the much sought after County of Perthshire about 3 miles to the south-west of Blairgowrie and some 8 miles to the east of Dunkeld. Blairgowrie provides a superb range of amenities including supermarkets, restaurants and cafés, independent retailers and both primary and secondary schooling. The village of Dunkeld, lying on the banks of the River Tay, lies to the west (8 miles) and offers a good selection of cafés, independent retailers and the historic Dunkeld Cathedral.Perth, known as the “Fair City”, can be reached in about a 30 minute journey by car to the south with national retailers, banks, restaurants, concert hall, theatre, cinema, railway station, leisure centre and ice rink. Dundee lies to the east (21.5 miles) providing two universities, an airport with daily flights to London and an extensive range of national retailers together with the V & A Museum, Olympia swimming pool and Discovery Point where RRS Discovery is on permanent display.Perthshire is a county which offers a wealth of outdoor recreational activities including hill walking in the surrounding hills and glens and winter sports up at Glenshee (18 miles). For the golfer, the courses at Rosemount in Blairgowrie and Dunkeld are all within easy reach, whilst fishing may be taken locally. The Loch of the Lowes Visitors Centre and Wildlife Reserve is nearby to Lunanbrae and offers the opportunity to observe native wildlife including red squirrels, grey herons, ospreys and great spotted woodpeckers. Perth offers a curling club at the Dewars Ice Rink with cricket available at the Perth Doo’cot Cricket Club whilst the Perth Race Course offers regular events throughout the year.DESCRIPTIONLunanbrae is a most attractive and well-presented family house, individually designed and built in 1987 and has remained in the same ownership since. It has a Barra Shell exterior under a tiled roof and provides good sized rooms over one floor. Lunanbrae is reached by a gravelled drive leading to a spacious parking area to the south and east of the house. It sits within a very well tended and mature garden providing a pretty backdrop to the house. Lunanbrae sits in an elevated position above Loch of Drumellie (also known as Marlee Loch) and commands outstanding views over the loch itself, surrounding countryside and onto the hills beyond, giving a very scenic and peaceful setting. On entering the house, the light and airy proportions are immediately evident with a spacious hall leading to the good-sized sitting room which enjoys a double aspect and is centred on an open fire. It also benefits from French doors leading out to the south-facing covered terrace giving an ideal spot for outdoor dining. The sitting room is conveniently inter-connected to the dining room which also commands superb views and benefits from a connecting hatch to the kitchen beyond. The kitchen benefits from fully fitted floor and wall cupboards, a beautiful view over Marlee Loch and the practical boot room/utility room lying immediately off with a WC beyond and the back door leading out to the garden. Lunanbrae has 3 bedrooms, with the principal bedroom benefitting from fitted bedroom furniture and an en-suite shower room. There is a spacious bathroom which has both a bath and separate shower servicing the 2 further double bedrooms.The accommodation can be summarised as follows:Hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, boot room/utility, WC, principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, 2 further double bedrooms and family bathroom.GARDEN AND GROUNDSLunanbrae sits within well tended and established garden which has been thoughtfully and carefully designed by the current owners resulting in a most attractive backdrop. A gravel driveway leads to a generous gravelled parking area to the south and east and conveniently adjacent to the detached double garage.The garden is laid to lawn with mature specimen shrubs and trees including a fine collection of rhododendrons and complemented with well-tended borders under planted with spring bulbs resulting in a garden giving superb colour, structure and interest throughout most of the year. To the west is a summerhouse giving a quiet and sheltered place to sit in the warmer weather.GarageThe double garage lies immediately to the east of the house. It benefits from double electric doors, a pedestrian door and concrete floor with a floored attic accessed by a ladder. Subject to obtaining the necessary consents, this attic could be converted to provide an additional office or studio.PaddockLunanbrae has a good sized paddock lying to the north and west of the house and extends to about 4.9 acres. This paddock offers a superb opportunity to those seeking a rural house with land for potential equestrian, horticultural or smallholding interests.