7 bed House
Easter Bendochy House Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH13 9HU
Key features Southerly views to the River Isla and the Sidlaw hills Ground source heat pump and solar panels Two adjoining apartments Games room, cinema, office, gym and hot tub Mature landscaped garden, garaging and stores About 2.18 acres of paddocks Ideal for access to both Perth and Dundee A cha...
Key features Southerly views to the River Isla and the Sidlaw hills Ground source heat pump and solar panels Two adjoining apartments Games room, cinema, office, gym and hot tub Mature landscaped garden, garaging and stores About 2.18 acres of paddocks Ideal for access to both Perth and Dundee A characterful home with superb amenities and two apartments. About this property Easter Bendochy House was built in 1996 on the site of an old farm steading. The house is arranged in an L-shape around a courtyard. Part of the property has been converted from the original steading buildings and old stone has been used to create the remainder of the house masking an intriguing modern interior. The front door opens to a split level semi-circular hallway. This is a welcoming room with a central fireplace and glazed doors opening to all the ground floor reception rooms. The L-shaped kitchen / family room has a two oven AGA (with two oven electric module), granite worktops and a dining area as well as a wood burning stove, comfortable seating and doors to the garden. Two further reception rooms on the ground floor have been used variously as a study/family room and a dining room / playroom depending on requirements. On the first floor is a galleried landing with library/seating area which leads to a formal sitting room with a fireplace and French windows opening to the semi-circular roof terrace. From here there are superb southerly views towards the River Isla. All the main reception rooms are characterised by curves and a proliferation of south facing windows. The bedrooms in the main house are all on the ground floor and are spread over two wings on either side of the central hall. The principal bedroom with en suite shower room as well as a double bedroom with en suite bathroom are situated in the east wing. Two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom are situated in the west wing. At this end of the house there is also a utility room and workshop. The original part of the steading has been converted into two independent apartments as well as gym, a large office (c10m x 4m), a billiards/games room and a home cinema (newly equipped in 2019) complete with seating, lighting and sound system. Apartment 1, known as Sidlaws is accessed by external steps from the courtyard and has a balcony with lovely views. It has an open plan living/dining/kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Planning permission (lapsed) has previously been approved to link this apartment to the main house internally. Apartment 2, known at The Bothy is a one bedroom studio apartment accessed via a spiral staircase from the games room and it has a kitchen / dining area and a shower room. The property is an ideal family home for buyers who enjoy entertaining while the two apartments provide the opportunity to create an income stream from letting or to create independent accommodation for relatives, guests or for running a business. Outside Easter Bendochy House is approached via a shared private driveway and through electric wrought iron gates to a large gravel courtyard with plenty of parking. There is a walled garden beside the entrance driveway and the remainder of the garden is mainly laid out to the front of the house where it is completely private and south facing. The southern façade of Easter Bendochy House is striking in its design and its semi-circular roof terrace creates a covered verandah below which is ideal for sitting out and barbequing in the summer. In addition to the lawn in front of the house there is a larger expanse of lawn to the east and to the west is some thoughtfully planted woodland as well as a washing green. Outbuildings Garage Garden store Land Easter Bendochy House has two paddocks amounting to about 2.18 acres. In total the property has around 4.10 acres of land. GENERAL REMARKS Viewings Strictly by appointment with Savills 01738 477525. Services Mains water and electricity, private drainage Central heating in the main house is by ground source heat pump. Oil central heating in the apartments. 18 solar panels on the roof are subject to a Feed in Tarriff which generates about £1800 per year. There is 16 years remaining on the contract. Local Authority & tax band Perth and Kinross Council tax band G Fixtures & Fittings Carpets, curtains, blinds, AGA, and all cinema equipment are included in the sale. The hot tub may be available for sale by separate negotiation. Photos taken and brochure produced: October 2020 I love the versatility of this property. Stephanie Clarke Property agent Local information Easter Bendochy House is situated along with three neighbouring houses on a quiet lane surrounded by some of Perthshire's most fertile farmland. It has a lovely open view across the countryside to the River Isla and the Sidlaw Hills. The location is peaceful and rural but is only 2 miles from Coupar Angus and 3 miles from Blairgowrie. Both Perth and Dundee are about 16 miles away. Coupar Angus has a supermarket, post office, petrol station, legal services, a primary school and play park. Blairgowrie has a range of amenities including a medical centre, cottage hospital, two supermarkets and a variety of independent shops and restaurants. Perth and Dundee have a larger range of professional services, high street shops and leisure facilities. There are primary schools in Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie (which also has a secondary school). Easter Bendochy is also well placed for some of Scotland's best private schooling, with Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond, Strathallan and The High School of Dundee all within easy reach. The A90 at Forfar (19 miles) provides fast access north to Aberdeen, while the A923 leads directly from Coupar Angus to Dundee. The M90 and A9 at Perth link to Edinburgh, Stirling and Inverness. There are train stations at Perth and Dundee. Dundee Airport has direct services to London, while Edinburgh Airport has a wide range of domestic and international flights. Easter Bendochy House is well situated for outdoor activities. There are three golf courses at Blairgowrie (including a championship course), a further three courses at Alyth and a newer course at Piperdam Country Club near Dundee. The Perthshire Hills and the Angus Glens are easily accessible and popular with hillwalkers; there is skiing at Glenshee (about 25 miles) and salmon fishing on the rivers Tay, Isla and Ericht. There are plenty of opportunities for shooting and stalking on local estates. Additional information Directions: From Perth take the A94 to Coupar Angus and then take the A923 to Blairgowrie. After about a mile, having crossed the River Isla, turn right signposted to Bendochy. The turning into Easter Bendochy House is on the right, having passed the church and the entrances to two of the neighbouring houses. EPC Rating = C View detailed EPC rating for this property EPC Rating Graph