Exceptional and well located country house.
Castleton House is a most attractive mansion house within its own private, sheltered grounds. Built in 1902 the house was converted in 1989 to a prestigious country house hotel with a separate cottage to the rear. From 2010 it was used for upmarket self catering holiday lets. Between 2015 and 2018, improvements were made to the house including replacing the upstairs windows with double glazed units (other than the principal en suite which now benefits from secondary glazing), installation of two new boilers, removal of the commercial kitchen and fire screens and replacement of a large roof cupola, which spills light on to the staircase. However since 2018 an even more extensive and hugely impressive refurbishment programme has been put in place to allow the house to be used as a luxury exclusive use holiday rental property, for private functions and as a retreat (https://www.castletonhouseglamis.com) with 5 star rating from Visit Scotland. The house lies just off the A94, which connects Perth with the A90 at Forfar, but is screened by its own wooded grounds, so is ideally placed for such a use, but is also well suited as a glorious private home. Internally the works have included redecorating throughout, so the house is now beautifully presented. New carpets have been fitted, along with Amtico flooring in the hall, drawing room, dining room, ante room, kitchen, breakfast room and utility room. The kitchen and utility room were also fully refurbished, as were three bathrooms and three shower rooms. At the same time two new pressurised hot water tanks were fitted, and the electrical and fire detector systems were upgraded. The roof over the billiards room was renewed and three new wood burning stoves were installed. The cottage was also redecorated and refurbished, and its boiler renewed. All the works were undertaken sympathetically and original features still remain such as lovely cornicings, original fireplaces and panelled doors.
A tarred and rhododendron lined drive leads to a gravelled sweep. The porch has a tiled floor and partially glazed inner door, to an imposing hall with a staircase to the first floor. Off this is the elegant dining room with an ornate cornice, picture rail, open fireplace with carved wooden mantel and wood burning stove, partially glazed door to the garden and also links to the kitchen. Opposite is the imposing drawing room, with ornate cornicings, a large bay window, picture rail, further window with window shutters, open fireplace with carved wooden mantel and wood burning stove. The cosy sitting room has an ornate cornice and picture rail. The billiards room has a lovely plasterwork ceiling, ornate cornice, picture rail,
French doors to the garden, panelling to dado level and a panelled fireplace with wooden mantel and a wood burning stove. There is an adjacent ante room or small sitting room. A cloakroom has a washbasin with vanity unit and WC.
A back hall, links to both the hall and kitchen, and has back stairs, back door and a boiler room with two Worcester oil fired boilers. The bespoke kitchen is sleek and contemporary and has units with quartz worktops, soft closing drawers and a porcelain sink. Fitted appliances include a Bosch fridge and dishwasher and Rangemaster Infusion dual fuel cooker with an extractor fan. A central island unit has an under counter Bosch fridge, wine fridge, wine racks and breakfast bar. It also has the original service bells and a partially glazed door to the terrace and links through to a breakfast room, again with a Bosch under counter fridge. Beyond is the utility room which has fitted units with a sink, Bosch dishwasher, HiSense fridge / freezer with water dispenser, Samsung washing machine, Zanussi dryer and a back door. There is a partially tiled WC with washbasin, together with a store room.
The impressive wooden staircase leads up to the first floor landing which has two shelved cupboards. Bedroom one has a bay window, walk in wardrobe and a partially tiled en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubicle, large washbasin and WC. Both bedrooms two and three each have window shutters, a fitted wardrobe and a tiled en suite shower room with washbasin and WC. Bedroom four has a partially tiled en suite shower room with washbasin and WC. The principal bedroom has an en suite turreted bathroom with a freestanding bath, shower cubicle, circular washbasin and WC. Bedroom six has fitted wardrobes and a partially tiled en suite bathroom with spa bath with shower, washbasin and WC.
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"This beautifully refurbished and decorated property bears all the marks of comfort and luxury and is now perfectly placed for a new owner either to continue running Castleton House as an exclusive use holiday rental or to use as a sumptuous private family home, with separate cottage for multi-generational use or as an income-generating letting property".Ruaraidh Ogilvie