Highfield House, Newfargie

Glenfarg, Perth, PH2 9QT

Offers Over £950,000

5.85 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 5

  • 4 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Generous reception rooms throughout with stunning views of the gardens
  • Ample accommodation with 4 ensuite bedrooms with superb storage
  • Beautiful mature gardens contained within an original walled garden
  • Lovely mature woodland with trails and a well-maintained paddock
  • Useful outbuildings including a double garage and stables
  • Superb location within easy reach or Perth, Kinross and Edinburgh.

SITUATION Highfield House lies in a sheltered and private setting in the hamlet of New Fargie, just to the east of the village of Glenfarg in the highly sought after and scenic county of Perthshire. Glenfarg is a thriving village with a primary school, village shop, church, tennis and bowling clubs, together with the modern village hall which provides a venue for a range of clubs, societies and events.The popular village of Bridge of Earn lies just 5 miles to the north and provides excellent amenities including a Co-op supermarket, post office, a pharmacy, a primary school, and a lovely range of local shops, pubs and restaurants. Milnathort, lying some 7.5 miles to the south, provides further day to-day amenities including post office and veterinary surgery. Kinross, also to the south, can be reached in about a 15-minute car journey and offers further facilities including a supermarket, secondary school, leisure centre, tennis courts and golf club.Perth, known as the Fair City, lies some 10 miles to the north and provides an extensive range of services including national retailers, concert hall, theatre, cinema, diverse range of restaurants, retail parks and numerous supermarkets together with a railway station, bus station and recreational facilities at the leisure pool and Dewars ice rink. Highfield House is well positioned for a number of independent schools within a convenient distance including Dollar Academy, Kilgraston, Strathallan, Glenalmond College and Craigclowan Preparatory School.This area of Scotland is well provided for with numerous recreational activities. For the golfer there are a number of courses including a 9-hole golf course in Milnathort and two 18-hole courses in Kinross. The Loch Leven National Nature Reserve lies on the edge of Kinross with a full perimeter cycle pathway of some 20 kilometres and a great setting for ornithologists. Loch Leven Castle is found on one of the lochsislands and was visited by Robert the Bruce and is where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567 before escaping the following year. The nearby Ochil Hills provide a number of walking and cycling routes whilst the scenic Fife coast can be reached in less than an hour’s car journey.There are local equestrian facilities nearby including Netherton, Highfield, Lindores and Gleneagles Equestrian Centres. The St Andrews beach lies about 27 miles to the east. There are a number of local vets within easy local reach.DESCRIPTION Highfield House is an impressive country house which sits within approximately 5.85 acres of grounds and enjoys superb views over the surrounding countryside. The property maintains a delightful charm with its bay windows and turret with the superb amenity of its gardens and grounds and array of useful outbuildings and stables. Highfield House has been cleverly extended and modernised by the current owners and has been maintained to an exceptionally high standard. Upon entering, a reception hall leads to a superb guest suite with a double bedroom, dressing room and a bathroom containing bath and shower. The hallway also leads to the sleek open plan dining kitchen which lies in the very centre of the house. The kitchen is centred around a large island and benefits from inbuilt appliances and an excellent range of wall and base units providing maximum storage. The dining area has ample room for an 8-seater table and chairs and there is a drinks bar allowing for easy entertaining of guests. Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful utility room with space for a washer and a dryer. Leading from the kitchen is the new extension where steps lead you down to a generous hallway with ample storage and a super study with ample room for working from home. Also off this hall is the generous sitting room which has high ceilings and an inset woodburner and is a superb space for receiving guests. Directly off the sitting room is the garden room which is a superb space with dual aspect views and bifold glass doors that open up to a patio overlooking the gardens. From this delightful room you can admire the variety of bird species that frequent the garden as well as the healthy population of red squirrels which come right up to the patio and provide wonderful entertainment.Highfield House is cleverly laid out with two internal staircases leading to separate wings which provides a great deal of flexibility within the house. From the reception hall a spiral staircase leads to a further study area from which can be reached a generous family room with impressive triple aspect views over the grounds and an electric ‘log’ fire. This wing then contains two generous double bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms and ample wardrobe space. The second staircase within the new extension leads to the superb master suite which has an impressive double bedroom which benefits from an air conditioning system to keep the room comfortable at all times of year, and an impressive bathroom with generous storage, two separate basins and storage units, a walk-in shower/steam room and a bath.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Entrance Hall, Kitchen/Dining Room, Sitting Room, Garden Room, Study, Utility, Boot Room, WC, Double Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite.First Floor: Master bedroom with En Suite, Two Double Bedrooms each with En Suite, Family Room, Study Area.GARDEN (AND GROUNDS) Highfield House lies within a traditional walled garden which provides a wonderful private setting and idyllic backdrop to this charming house. A driveway leads through the woodland and up to electric double gates leading to a tarmac drive and turning circle with ample parking for multiple cars. The current owners have carefully created a beautiful space with well-kept lawns, colourful borders and lovely mature trees. There is a delightful summer house and patio which provides an ideal spot for enjoying the summer weather. The garden provides a superb space in which to enjoy the wildlife that thrives locally, and in particular there is a wonderful population of red squirrels which can be regularly seen around the grounds and outside the house, and a wide variety of birds that frequent the garden.Immediately adjacent to the garden is approximately 1.2 acres of woodland which can be accessed directly from the garden via a gate in the wall. The woodland has a variety of mature trees and is interwoven with paths to provide an ideal spot in which to enjoy the array of wildlife that can be found locally. To the rear of the house can be found the paddock which extends to approximately 2.7 acres. This is gently sloping and laid to pasture and is in excellent condition with good fencing and a shelter belt of trees which provides screening from the neighbouring properties. The paddock has a laneway that leads down to the stables and provides an ideal opportunity for those with equestrian interests.OUTBUILDINGSHighfield House benefits from a practical and useful range of outbuildings. Adjacent to the house is an excellent double garage which provides ample storage space and a useful workshop space for those that wish. Next to the garage is a garden shed which is in excellent condition. Just outside the formal walled garden is the stable block which comprises two good sized stables and a tack/feed room. Currently used for storage they have been kept in excellent condition and benefit from an electrical supply and lighting. Within the wooded area is a further workshop and storage shed, also with electricity supply and lighting.