Savills | Tree Tops, Barnhill, Perth, PH2 7AT | Property for sale
4,227 sq ft(392.70 sq m)
Offers over £1,150,000

Tree TopsBarnhill, Perth, PH2 7AT

    Key features

    • Unique house with beautiful garden and grounds
    • Fantastic views over Perthshire
    • Fabulous west facing roof terrace
    • Versatile accommodation to suit differing needs
    • Outbuildings, cellar and workshop
    • Driveway and double garage
    • 10 acres of woodland available separately

    A striking family home with a breath-taking view over Perth

    About this property

    • Constructed in 1974 and with later extensions, Tree Tops is an impressive property situated on the hillside in the Barnhill area of Perth. The house has been designed to make the very best of its extraordinary views which extend over the top of Perth to the distant hills. Tree Tops is something of a hidden gem and being at the end of a no-through road it is peaceful and private despite being only a mile from the city centre.

      Large timber double doors fold back to reveal a welcoming entrance into a vestibule and then the reception hall at Tree Tops. The house is characterised by its multiple picture windows which fill the house with light and make the very best of the view. The sitting room has a wall of sliding glass doors which open to a balcony with a barbeque area and space for outdoor furniture. The balcony faces south west and is a suntrap on sunny days. The sitting room also has extensive built in shelving and a wood burning stove. It is a large room and ideal for entertaining. Next door, the dining room is open to the kitchen and is perfect for family life and entertaining. The kitchen is fitted with cream units and a central island with granite worktops. A peninsula which is shelved on one side forms a natural divide between the kitchen and dining area and both rooms are characterised once again by large picture windows. The dining room connects to the conservatory which is glass on all sides and has a spiral staircase leading to the lower ground floor.

      From the entrance hall there is also access to the principal bedroom suite, two further bedrooms (currently used as offices), a utility room, a bathroom and a cloakroom with WC. The principal bedroom, also with lovely views, has a Juliet balcony and space for comfortable seating. The dressing room has built in drawers and wall to wall wardrobes and opens to the bathroom which has a large walk in shower, a bath and double wash basins. The utility room is fitted with base and wall units, has access to a large partially floored loft and an external back door. A beautiful French oak floor, with bespoke lighting in the hall, flows through all the rooms on the ground floor with the exception of the utility room.

      A spiral staircase from the upper conservatory leads to the lower floor of the conservatory where there is a gym with arguably the best view in Perth. Beyond the gym is a corridor with three further bedrooms including a double bedroom with en suite shower room and access to a pretty south facing terrace in the garden. There is also lots of storage on the lower ground floor with built in cupboards, a large shelved store room and access to further storage beneath the house which includes a garden store and a wine cellar.

      The landscaped garden at Tree Tops is mainly laid out to the front of the house. It includes a series of linked ornamental ponds, herbaceous borders and neatly mown lawn. Steps from the sitting room balcony lead to a paved terrace which is bordered by colourful plants and shrubs. There is also a herb garden, a fabulous display of azaleas and impressive mature trees (including two sequoias). The grounds are a haven for birds and wildlife including red squirrels, deer, foxes and hedgehogs.

      Former kennels/log store
      Double garage with electric doors

      Woodland (available separately)
      Rising up behind Tree Tops is about 10 acres of mixed woodland with grassy pathways, open glades and pretty viewpoints. Whilst there is a right of way for an off road vehicle to drive to the woodlands, it is an easy walk from the house to the top of the woodland area and it is also a wonderful place for exercising dogs, collecting wood and observing wildlife. At the top of the woodland is a gate providing direct access to Kinnoull Hill and its many secluded attractions.

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    There are not many houses that combine a location just a mile from the city centre with 12 acres of private grounds and uninterrupted countryside views.

    Stephanie ClarkeProperty agent

    Local information

    • Tree Tops is situated in a highly sought after residential area. It is one of four houses at the top of the road up to Barnhill Estate but being surrounded by its own extensive grounds, it is very private. The house has easy access to the city centre shops while also having about 10 acres of its own woodland and direct access to Kinnoull Hill which is renowned for excellent walks and cycle tracks. Tree Tops has an elevated and uncompromised setting with one of the very best views in Perth.
    • Perth is a vibrant city with a comprehensive range of shops, professional services, bars and restaurants as well as art galleries, a theatre, a concert hall and a cinema. There is National Hunt racing at Scone Palace, which also hosts the Game Conservancy's Scottish Fair. A choice of local golf courses includes the North Inch Golf Course, Craigie Hill and Murrayshall. Other leisure facilities include a swimming pool, ice rink and two sports centres. Perth is often referred to as a gateway to the highlands and the view from Tree Tops illustrates this well with the Perthshire hills very much in view. For those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, the rivers, hills and lochs of the highlands are ideal for various activities including hill walking, climbing, sailing, rafting and skiing. Fishing, shooting and stalking are also readily available from local estates.
    • In terms of schooling, Kinnoull Primary School is less than a mile away and there is a choice of secondary schooling in the city. Excellent local private schools include Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Strathallan and The High School of Dundee.
    • Transport links are excellent and with Tree Tops situated on the outskirts of Perth, this allows for all the major road networks to be accessed without having to traverse the city itself. There is a direct link via the M90 to Edinburgh, the A9(T) to Stirling and thereafter the M9/M80 to Glasgow, the A9(T) north to Inverness and the A90(T) dual carriageway east to Dundee. Edinburgh Airport is about 40 miles away and there are direct flights from Dundee Airport (about 19 miles) to Stansted Airport.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From the centre of Perth cross over the River Tay by Queen's Bridge and at the traffic lights, bear right. Take the third road on the left which is Fairmont Road. Follow this road round to the right where it becomes Fairmount Terrace. After 250m turn left up the private road to Barnhill Estate. Follow the road around to the left at the first bend and then to the right around the next bend. Tree Tops is then clearly visible on the right hand side. The driveway leads to a parking area beside the house.
    • EPC Rating = E