4,231 sq ft(393.07 sq m)
Offers over £425,000

Leal HouseAlyth, By Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH11 8JQ

    Key features

    • Home Report £500,000
    • Well positioned bungalow designed to make the most of its views
    • Built within a walled garden
    • Flexible and interlinking reception rooms making it ideal for entertaining
    • Situated close to the Angus glens which makes it ideal for hill-walking

    Modern house within a walled garden, with stunning views over Strathmore.

    About this property

    • Leal House stands within the former walled garden of Lands of Loyal. Lands of Loyal dates from 1850 and was built for the Hon Captain William Ogilvy, brother to the 8th Earl of Airlie, who had fought at the Battle of Waterloo. A large Edwardian stair hall was added later, modelled on the Mauretania. After the Second World War it became a well known hotel. Leal House was built in 1974, within a south facing site with lovely and extensive views over Strathmore and to the Sidlaw Hills. The garden was laid out at that time. It was acquired by the sellers in 1994 and at that stage the house was altered and renovated. This included the installation of double glazing, fitting new ceilings throughout, a new central heating system and an Aga in the kitchen. The study was also created at the same time and the access through the main reception rooms was improved. In 2007 further works were done including the installation of an en suite for Bedroom 2, and the creation of an additional bedroom.

      Leal House is a fine single storey property, which has been designed to make the most of its position and views. The interlinking reception rooms, and a bar between the drawing room and dining room, together with a spacious hallway, make the house ideal for entertaining. A large kitchen and a bedroom wing also make it a desirable family home.

      The house has a brick and harl finish and a tiled roof. The drive leads down to a tarred parking and turning area at the north side of the house, so the views south from the house out over the garden are uninterrupted.

      The garden, within the original garden walls, is delightful. To the north of the house is a heather rockery and shrub borders, with some good trees providing both privacy and shelter, and an enclosed drying green. The main south facing garden includes lawns, flower and shrub borders with rhododendrons, and has been thoughtfully designed to provide colour throughout the spring and summer. Adjacent to the house are paved terraces, ideal for entertaining and for catching morning, afternoon and evening sun. Next to the drive is a useful and screened, block built garden shed (2.29 m x 3.21 m) with a concrete floor, and an adjacent bunded oil tank.

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    “Leal House is a winning combination of a lovely rural setting in its own walled garden and flexible and generous living space - so coveted these days. It is an excellent family home that has been well looked after by the current owners.”

    Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Alyth is situated on the northern edge of Strathmore which is a fertile agricultural area running between Perth and Forfar with the Sidlaw Hills to the south. To the north lie Glenisla and other Angus glens. Alyth is close to the county boundary between Angus and Perthshire, at the foot of Glenisla and as such is well placed to benefit from the many attractions both counties have to offer. The area is well known as the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park.
    • As well as being most attractive, the area benefits from good communications to Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The A94 connects Perth with Forfar. From Perth the M90 motorway links to Edinburgh, while the A9 and M90 give access to Stirling and Glasgow. The A90 dual carriageway to Aberdeen is easily reached via Kirriemuir. Dundee and Perth have mainline railway stations with regular services to the south including a sleeper. Edinburgh Airport has a range of domestic and European flights and there are direct services from Dundee to London Stansted and Amsterdam.
    • The recreational facilities in the area are excellent. There are three 18 hole golf courses at Alyth, together with further courses at Rosemount (Blairgowrie). Carnoustie and St Andrews are within easy driving distance. As well as on the River Isla, fishing can be taken on the Tay and the River Ericht, and shooting is available on local estates. The nearby glens provide some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland and skiing at Glenshee.
    • Alyth has an active community with local shopping, a medical practice, pubs and hotels, together with primary schooling. A new primary school is due to be completed in 2017. Secondary schooling is in Blairgowrie, and also at Webster's in Kirriemuir. There are a number of good private schools in the area with the High School of Dundee and Craigclowan at Perth having bus services from Alyth. The cities of Perth and Dundee are both within easy driving distance.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Perth take the A94 through Coupar Angus to Meigle. Then turn onto the B954, signposted to Alyth. At the roundabout take the second turning, signposted Alyth. Continue to the T junction and then turn right and continue into Alyth. At the square turn right, signposted Lands of Loyal Hotel. Cross over the bridge and bear left. Continue up the hill bearing right into Hill Street and then turn left onto Loyal Road. Proceed past the Lands of Loyal Hotel entrance and then take the first turning on the right, signposted Loyal Farm and Leal House. Continue along the farm road and then turn right signposted Leal House. If coming from Dundee take the A923 and then the B954 to Meigle, and proceed as above. From Forfar take the A92 to Meigle and proceed as above or the A926 to Kirriemuir and onto Alyth.
    • EPC Rating = F