Superb Victorian house set in about 22 acres of private grounds with extensive outbuildings
Tillywhally is an impressive country house which dates from the 1850s. The house has undergone a renovation program in its more recent years meaning that the accommodation is in a very good condition throughout. It originally belonged to the Black family who were major landowners in Kinross-shire. Over a period of time, the estate was subdivided and Tillywhally retains about 22 acres of gardens, woodlands and parkland grazing.
The house has an imposing entrance façade with a battlemented porch and a date stone above the arched front doorway. It is built of stone under pitched slate roofs with front facing gables and bay windows and a south facing orangery.
Vestibule with a cloakroom and WC. Entrance hall with large window half way up the staircase. Drawing room with large bay window to the front further south facing window and wood burning stove set into fireplace with Adam style marble mantel. Dining room with decorative circular ceiling plasterwork, wood panelled walls and large south facing window. Cast iron open fireplace with white marble inset. Bow ended, south facing, Victorian orangery with terrazzo flooring and fireplace with stone thistle emblems.
Office with working shutters and fireplace. Kitchen / dining room with stone flooring, storage units and a shelved pantry. Bespoke Chalon kitchen fitted with a range of units with solid wood surfaces. Belfast sink and integrated appliances include Britannia two oven range cooker, hob with seven burners, extractor fan, freestanding American style Whirlpool fridge freezer and Kenwood dishwasher. Snug with double French doors into garden. Small wine cellar. Utility / boot room with units incorporating sink, plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, fitted coat hooks and separate WC. Boiler room and large store room. Door to the back of house where stone archways lead into the courtyard.
Staircase up to galleried landing on first floor. Bedroom with two fitted cupboards. Bathroom with separate WC and linen cupboard. Two double bedrooms one of which has its own en suite. Two further bedrooms off main landing. The master bedroom with large bay window and south facing window. En suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower, sauna, WC and twin wash basins. Dressing room fitted with wardrobes. Further double bedroom.
Tillywhally House sits in the heart of its mature but well maintained gardens which are protected by the surrounding mature woodland.
The tarmac driveway sweeping through gardens and up to the front of Tillywhally House. The drive continues into the courtyard.
The principal gardens have a variety of mature broadleaf trees including beautiful copper beeches. Large lawned areas and well stocked flower beds containing a mixture of shrubs and plants. Fitted hot tub and area of terraced flower beds where the greenhouse once sat.
The courtyard at Tillywhally House sits to the north and offers a fantastic range of outbuildings which could have development potential subject to required planning permissions.
Here there is the original stone built coach house under a pitched slate roof. An 1858 date stone sits above four coach bays, three of which are arched, and a stone staircase to the side leads up to the loft. Across the courtyard is the stone built stable house with four large loose boxes (one of which is used as a dog kennel) and stores to the side. There is a large steel framed barn / indoor arena (about 25m x 14m) at the end of the courtyard.
To the west of Tillywhally House is a scenic area of grazing which is split into three fields which extend to about 10 acres in all. They are protected to the south by mature woodland which has a series of walks and bridle paths throughout. There is about 6 further acres of grazing in the woodland.
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Never judge a book by its cover, behind the Victorian façade lies a beautiful family homeJamie Macnab