Savills | Builsberry Cottage, Forgandenny, PH2 9EX | Properties for sale
149.02 sq m(1,604 sq ft)
Offers over £325,000

Builsberry CottageForgandenny, PH2 9EX

    Key features

    • Open plan sitting / dining / kitchen with cathedral style ceiling
    • Characterful interior
    • Energy efficient
    • Peaceful setting beside Strathallan School
    • Ideal for Perth and the M90
    • Garden, terrace and rural views

    A beautifully designed contemporary cottage in a rural but accessible location.

    About this property

    • Builsberry Cottage is situated on a quiet country lane on the edge of the village of Forgandenny. It was designed and built by the current owners almost two years ago and is an enormously attractive and characterful house both inside and out. Cream render sets off the horizontal larch cladding on the external walls and old Scottish slates have been sourced for the roof. Picture windows of various sizes are strategically placed to frame the views and fill the house with light. The beautifully simple exterior hides an interior which is full of character as well as being immensely comfortable and practical. The multi-fuel stove with back boiler warms the house and heats the water and being well-insulated, the house retains its heat efficiently.

      Double doors at the front of the house open to a vestibule where there is space for boots and coats, and then into a welcoming reception hall. Immediately to the left is the bright and lofty living room which is open to the kitchen and has space for comfortable seating and a dining area. With a full height ceiling and a large picture window, it is a wonderful family room which is also ideal for entertaining. The stove is a warming focal point while French doors from the dining area can be open to the terrace in the summer. The kitchen is thoughtfully designed with attractive shelving and cabinetry, old Belfast sinks and useful central island. Opposite the kitchen is a utility/larder. Also on the ground floor is a large double bedroom with space for a dressing area; a bathroom and a study which could be used as a small child's bedroom.

      A timber staircase, with useful space for storage beneath, leads up to the first floor where there is a master bedroom with en suite shower room, a landing with a storeroom and one further double bedroom which, when a set of doors are folded back, reveals a balcony overlooking the main living room.

      Builsberry Cottage sits in a garden of about 0.2 acres. It is bound by a post and wire fence and has a lovely rural backdrop. A terrace outside the dining room is a sheltered spot for sitting out in the summer.

      Garden store and lean-to log store.

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    The clean simplicity of the exterior of Builsberry Cottage cleverly conceals the wonderfully airy space within. Imaginative but essentially practical design that includes exposed beams and well thought out storage has created a contemporary house with real character.

    Stephanie ClarkeProperty agent

    Local information

    • Builsberry Cottage is situated on the edge of Forgandenny just about 3 miles west of Bridge of Earn. Forgandenny has a village shop and post office as well as a church and a primary school. Forgandenny has a village shop and post office as well as a church, primary school and Strathallan School. Strathallan is a highly regarded independent school for 9-18 year olds which is only about 200 metres walk from Builsberry Cottage. Bridge of Earn has a few more local amenities and the city of Perth is only 7 miles north.
    • Perth has an excellent choice of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a concert hall, theatre, art gallery, museum and cinema. The town's leisure facilities also include the Perth Climbing Centre, the Willowgate Activity Centre, Perth Leisure pool, an ice rink and two sports centres.
    • Perth is often referred to as a gateway to the highlands and for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, the rivers, hills and lochs of the Perthshire highlands are all within easy reach. Fishing, shooting and stalking are also readily available from local estates and the ski slopes of Glenshee are about 47 miles north. Local golf courses include the North Inch Golf Course (one of the oldest in Scotland), Craigie Hill and Murrayshall. Gleneagles and St Andrews are both within easy driving distance of Perth.
    • Perth train station has regular services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and London. Edinburgh Airport is about 40 miles away and there are direct flights from Dundee Airport (24 miles) to Stansted.
    • There are primary schools both in Forgandenny and in Bridge of Earn, along with two secondary schools in Perth. In terms of private schools, Craigclowan, Strathallan (just one mile away), Glenalmond and Kilgraston are all within an easy drive from Builsberry Cottage.
    • All distances and travel times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: If approaching from Bridge of Earn take the B935 heading west out of Bridge of Earn and follow the road for approximately 3 miles until reaching Forgandenny. Take the first turning on the left as you enter the village which runs up between a small group of houses. Builsberry Cottage is the fourth property on the right hand side (the last in the row).
    • EPC Rating = C