Exceptionally well located country house in the heart of Perthshire.
Originally part of a much larger estate, Dungarthill House is understood to have been built in 1889 as a wedding present for Mr Cox of the renowned Dundee jute manufacturers Cox Brothers and is a stunning example of late Victorian architecture, built in the enchanting Arts & Crafts half-timbered style with red sandstone details and traditional Scottish harling, under a slated roof.
The house occupies an elevated private position in its own attractive, easily maintained gardens surrounded by many mature trees and shrubs which provide privacy and colour throughout the year.
Approached via a sweeping tarmacadamed private drive which winds and climbs through its own wooded policies before terminating in a large gravel sweep and parking area, the house is substantial in size and has potential to be used commercially or as a large family home. Designed to accommodate large shooting parties in days gone by, the house now lends itself to entertaining on a grand scale. The flat lawn to the west of the house would be ideal for a marquee. The house is currently let on an exclusive use basis.
Although located on the fringe of the Scottish Highlands, the house is very much in the style of a traditional highland lodge with a Long Hall in which guests were welcomed on return from the hills. The Long Hall runs the full length of the southern elevation and from here the principal reception rooms flow. Centred around the carved stone fireplace housing a solid fuel stove, the Long Hall features four archways along its length and opens out to the feature oak staircase with carved balusters and a large tripartite window at the half landing. At the end of the Long Hall is a seating area which leads out onto the west facing terrace and garden. The house forms an L shape with the accommodation laid out over three floors. The drawing room, morning room and billiards room all face south and enjoy views over the surrounding countryside while the dining room overlooks the west lawn. The kitchen with its Robinson & Cornish units and four oven AGA and ancillary rooms are located in the perpendicular wing.
On the first floor level there is a grand master bedroom suite incorporating the master bedroom, dressing room, bathroom and separate shower room. There are a further nine double bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms spread across the remainder of the first floor along with a number of stores and linen cupboards.
Accessed from a rear stairway is a further attic bedroom and store room with fitted shelving.
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens and policies are a particular feature of Dungarthill and they create an exceptionally private setting. There are a number of fine mature specimen trees, notably oak, beech, ash and sycamore alongside some impressive majestic Douglas fir. There are attractive glades, stocked with a variety of shrubs including numerous azaleas and rhododendrons, all providing colour supplemented by a mass of spring bulbs on the woodland floor. To the west there is a generous level lawned area with a pretty formal garden while to the east there is an established walk which leads over a burn and the former engine house and down to a secluded former curling pond.
To the east accessed directly off the front drive is an enclosed 6 acre paddock.
A bespoke general purpose agricultural shed has recently been erected to the north of the house and provides useful storage and houses the wood chip biomass boiler which provides hot water and central heating thereby significantly reducing the running costs for a property of this scale.
Available in addition
Situated below the wooded grounds and lying either side of the private drive to Dungarthill are four enclosures extending to about 50 acres in total. The land is currently down to grass and let on an annual grazing basis. This land, plus two areas of woodland totalling about 27 acres, are available in addition to the purchaser of Dungarthill.
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