Attractive Edwardian country house in popular Highland village
Drummonie was built in 1912 and is a fine example of late Edwardian architecture. It was commissioned by a Glasgow merchant named Daniel Shields for his retirement.
The Edwardian period is considered by many to be the heyday of British house building in terms of quality of design and materials. The house has a lovely exterior, being white harled under steep pitched slate roofs with stone around the doors and windows and decorative woodwork to the dormers. The windows are typical of the period with astragals to the upper half and plain glass below.
The house has been fully modernised and is in good decorative condition. It offers ideal accommodation for modern day occupation with a very practical layout. The central hall and galleried landing are in the heart of the house. The reception rooms are to the south with the kitchen / family room having French doors opening onto a terrace outside. A study links the kitchen to the hall.
Upstairs there are six bedrooms served by five bathrooms. Four are en suite with bedrooms 5 and 6 sharing the last shower room. The accommodation comprises:
Pillared outer porch. Storm door and glazed inner door to entrance hall with cloakroom off with WC and wash basin.
Central hall with stairs to first floor and fireplace with brick surround and arched recess. Dining room with period fireplace. Sitting room with wood panelled fireplace surround and display cupboard. South facing drawing room with fireplace, display cupboards and French doors to garden. Study with corner fireplace and display cupboard.
Inner hall with laundry and deep coat cupboard. Stairs down to cellar with Potterton King fisher boiler.
Kitchen / family room with roof lights and glazed double doors. Two deep cupboards and back stairs to first floor. Open plan to kitchen with wooden topped units, two oven Aga, Miele microwave, oven and gas hob, integral dishwasher and sink, circular breakfast bar. Back hall with store room off.
Galleried landing with roof light above. Mezzanine hall with back stairs down to kitchen. Bedroom 1 and bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
Main landing arranged in U shape. Bedroom 2 with shower room with shower compartment, WC and wash basin, display cabinet. Bedroom 3 with wardrobe outside and bathroom with bath, shower compartment, WC and wash basin, display cabinet.
Master bedroom suite with dressing area with wardrobes and bathroom with free-standing bath, WC, wash basin and shower compartment.
Bedroom 5 and Bedroom 6 and shower room with shower, wash basin, WC and shower.
Beside the house is a range of outbuildings built of brick under a slate roof with a clock above. These comprise a potting shed and gardener's WC and a large games room with store.
Double garage with sliding door, power and water. Concrete pad in front.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Garden extending to 1.24 acres with fine mature trees around perimeter. Stone pillars and electric metal gates. Large gravel sweep to west of house. Lawns and path to foot gate onto Dalginross.
Formal garden to south. Central urn and privet hedges. Paved terrace outside kitchen to west.
Tarmac drive to back gates onto Gowanlea Road.
Mains electricity, water gas and drainage. Central heating from Potterton King fisher gas fired boiler. Hot water from separate Andrews gas boiler.
Tree Preservation Orders (TPO)
There are TPOs on some of the trees in the garden.
Drummonie is in Perth Council Tax Band H.
Fixtures and Fittings
The light fittings in the dining room and master bedroom are excluded. The curtains are available in addition. The unit in the hall by the utility is free standing and is excluded.
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This house is located in my favourite Scottish village!Ele Robertson