Living Room
5,979 sq ft(555.47 sq m)
Offers over £1,300,000

Ardlebank HouseBallintuim, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 7NQ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Striking contemporary design
  • Beautiful oak framed interior
  • Elevated south facing position with far reaching views
  • Large south facing roof terrace
  • Luxurious finish throughout
  • Eco-friendly design
  • Lift

Remarkable oak framed house with far reaching views to the hills.

About this property

  • Ardlebank House was constructed in 2011. Designed by a local firm of architects specialising in sustainable architecture it is clad in reclaimed slate, Siberian larch and local stone. The house has an understated exterior which hides an astonishingly beautiful oak framed interior and ensures it sits comfortably in its rural surroundings. A short private driveway leads from the hill road to a parking area beside the house. The front door is set within one of eight concrete vaults echoing the shape of traditional cart shed openings in local farm buildings. The lobby leads into a flag stoned entrance hall with access to the double garage, a cloakroom and a utility room. A spiral staircase with oak treads, inset spot lights and a glass balustrade with oak handrail rises to the first and second floors. It encircles a freestanding lift which is encased in glass and adds an imaginative design element to the interior.

    On the first floor the oak floored landing leads to four en suite bedrooms and the gym. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room fitted with oak shelves and wardrobes. The en suite bathroom has an impressive freestanding oval bath, a walk in shower and with travertine floor tiles and double wash basins. Three further double bedrooms have en suite shower rooms, each with a bath and a walk in shower. Both the master bedroom and bedroom two have corner windows which beautifully capture the views. There are four walk in cupboards on the landing, two of which house the water tanks and two are linen cupboards. The oak frame of the building is exposed within all the bedrooms and bathrooms and adds some rustic character to the otherwise contemporary rooms. The gym is situated in a quiet corner of the house behind the spiral stair and would be ideal as a music room, study or even another bedroom depending on a buyer's requirements.

    On the second floor a huge vaulted living room houses the sitting area, dining room and kitchen. The room is characterised by a beautiful and massive oak frame which encases windows and glazed walls that fill the room with light. At the west end of this room, the wood burner forms a cosy focal point in the colder months while French windows to the outside are the main focus in the summer. There is a spacious dining area in the centre of the room which links to the kitchen. The kitchen has cream painted timber units with black granite work surfaces, a breakfast bar, a large central island and sliding doors to the roof terrace. With an induction hob, Tepanyaki plate, grill pit and wok hob as well as steam, fan and microwave ovens the kitchen is superbly equipped. In addition there are two pop up extractors on the kitchen island, an integrated dishwasher and freezer and a Belfast sink. From the living room, a pulpit staircase also made of oak, leads to one further room which is the study. Situated at the back of the house and lined with oak shelving, this room has a quiet and restful atmosphere and is ideal as a home office.

    Outside
    Ardlebank is set in a garden of approximately one acre which is mainly down to lawn with some trees and shrubs on the hillside. The principal garden space is on the roof terrace. Accessible via four sets of sliding doors from the main living room, the terrace has several geometric flower beds and is a wonderful place to sit outside and enjoy the views.

    Outbuildings
    Double garage
    Plant room
    Store room
    Log store

    Specification
    Lighting design by David Brown of Edinburgh
    Kitchen by Peter Thompson of York
    Bathrooms by Stonewood of Manchester
    Miele kitchen appliances
    Cat 5 cabling to every room
    Wiring for automated home control system (heating, sound, lighting, TV and security)
    Speakers wired into the living room and bedrooms
    Security cameras and alarm system
    Central vacuuming system
    Door entry system
    Domus lift

    Eco Credentials
    Heating by ground source heat pump
    Rainwater harvesting system
    Highly specified insulation
    Solar panels to heat domestic water

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This is a house that is striking, stylish and entirely fit for the 21st century. The location is nothing short of idyllic and the finish exemplary. A star property if ever there was one.

Stephanie ClarkeProperty agent

Local information

  • Ardlebank is situated in Ballintuim which is a rural community between Bridge of Cally and Kirkmichael in the beautiful highland glen of Strathardle. Being elevated and built into the hillside, the house is nicely tucked away and has an incredible view over rolling farmland to the dramatic hills beyond. Bridge of Cally is a small rural village centred around the local store (which also has a Post Office) and hotel. Kirkmichael (4.5 miles) is a pretty village with three local hotels, a village hall and a community run village shop and café. The village also hosts the Strathardle Highland Gathering in August each year. There is primary schooling in Kirkmichael and secondary schooling in Blairgowrie (with a bus from Kirkmichael). Private education in Perthshire includes Craigclowan, Ardvreck, Glenalmond, Strathallan and Kilgraston.
  • Blairgowrie (nine miles) has two supermarkets, a selection of independent shops and restaurants, medical centres and a secondary school with buses from Kirkmichael. Pitlochry (17 miles) also offers a range of amenities including a secondary school and a railway station with direct links to London and Inverness. For a more comprehensive selection of shops and professional services, Perth is 25 miles south. Dundee Airport provides flights to London Stansted and Edinburgh Airport operates a wide range of domestic and international flights.
  • Ardlebank could hardly be better placed for those who enjoy the outdoors. There is salmon fishing on the rivers Ericht, Ardle, Blackwater and Tay and shooting and stalking for rent on nearby estates. Golfers will enjoy the championship courses at Blairgowrie and the 18 hole course at Pitlochry as well as courses at Alyth and Glenisla to name a few. The Perthshire hills and the Angus Glens are all within easy reach and the Cairngorm National Park is only a few miles north of Kirkmichael. As well has incorporating some of Scotland's most beautiful and dramatic scenery, the Cairngorm National Park is home to ski centres at Aviemore, The Lecht and Glenshee.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Underfloor heating
  • Local Authority & tax band: Perth and Kinross Council tax band H
  • Fixtures & Fittings: The fitted blinds, speakers and light fittings are included in the sale.
  • Directions: From Blairgowrie follow the A93 to Bridge of Cally. Turn left at Bridge of Cally towards Kirkmichael. After about 2.7 miles turn right up a farm track and branch right onto the private driveway that leads to Ardlebank.
  • EPC Rating = C