An outstanding family home in a glorious rural setting.
Hilltown of Mause is an attractive and comfortable family home with lots of character. With a 19th century cottage at its heart, the principal part of Hilltown of Mause was constructed in 1994 and successfully combines traditional characteristics with distinctive modern features such as the octagonal roof light which shapes the front of the house.
The front door opens to a tiled vestibule and then into a welcoming reception hall which gives access to the drawing room, study, a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom and a cloakroom. The drawing room is a beautiful and bright formal room with four large astragal windows, a parquet floor and an open fireplace.
The staircase rises to a split landing which leads firstly to the dining room. This formal room has a large south facing bay window and a fireplace as its focal point. Outside the dining room there are double doors to the garden, a purpose built drinks cupboard and the entrance to the heart of the house which is a magnificent open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room. With a wood burning stove at one end, an oil fired Aga at the other end and a dining table in the middle, this room is ideal for family life and informal entertaining. Double doors lead from the kitchen to a south facing terrace and there are also doors to a beautifully fitted boot room complete with gun cabinet, a cloakroom, a utility room with lots of space for laundry and a larder, as well as a family room. The family room has direct access to the garden and a wood burning stove. It is enormously versatile having previously been used as a playroom, an office, and a secondary television room.
Three of the bedrooms and a family bathroom at Hilltown of Mause are accessed from the main landing. Steps lead up to a beautiful master bedroom suite complete with dressing room, bathroom with power shower and large windows which fill the room with light. Another flight of steps leads from the landing to the games room. With a large walk-in storage cupboard and Velux window, there may (subject to obtaining the relevant consents) be potential to convert this into an additional en suite bedroom.
Garden and Grounds
Hilltown of Mause is approached by a private driveway which leads to a gravel parking area at the front of the house and also to parking at the rear. The house sits in a landscaped garden of about 1.38 acres. An expanse of neatly mown lawn is edged by mature shrubs, herbaceous borders and a beautiful stone wall running along the southern boundary. Outside the kitchen a south facing terrace captures the sun for most of the day. There is also a decked area (which is supplied with power) on the upper level of the garden providing another lovely spot for barbecues and entertaining. An area of rough ground sheltered by trees at the top of the garden would be ideal for creating a vegetable garden or keeping chickens and a beautiful timber Victorian style greenhouse is an attractive as well as a useful addition to the garden.
Outbuildings (all supplied with power)
Timber storage sheds
Additional land of about 2.8 acres is available for purchase by separate negotiation and is edged in blue on the sale plan.
Mains electricity, private water and drainage.
Oil fired central heating (underfloor heating in the newest part of the house).
Oil fired Aga.
5amp circuits in the master bedroom, guest bedroom, drawing room, sitting room and family room.
The house is fitted with a burglar alarm.
Double glazing in the master bedroom suite, the main landing, the family room, utility room and boot room.
15 solar panels on the roof of HIlltown of Mause are subject to a 25 year Feed in Tarriff with effect from 2012. The average yearly income is £1679.
Fixtures & Fittings
The curtains and the light fittings are excluded from the sale.
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One of my personal favourites to come on to the market in recent months, Hilltown of Mause is laid out to suit country living perfectly. The location in the midst of unspoilt fields and meadows is quite lovely, while the proximity to Blairgowrie ensures that there is no sense of remoteness, despite the wonderfully private setting.Stephanie Clarke