2,552 sq ft(237.09 sq m)
Offers over £595,000

The Brick HouseMeikleour, Perth, PH2 6DZ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • Beautifully landscaped garden
  • Independent guest bothy
  • Characterful interior
  • Idyllic village location
  • Close to Perth and good schools

A fine Georgian dower house with guest bothy and delightful garden.

About this property

  • Formerly the Dower House to Meikleour Estate, The Brick House is an extremely pretty B Listed house which has been a much loved family home for the last 20 years.

    Stone gate piers, wrought iron gates and neatly clipped beech hedges frame the entrance to the driveway which leads to a generous parking area to the side of the house. The front of the house dates from about 1790 and has a handsome Georgian façade with a timber porch with Doric columns. The rear of the house was added in about 1820 and is just as pretty, with exposed stone walls and irregular rooflines. The front door opens into a lobby where a beautiful stone staircase sits between the two most formal rooms in the house. The drawing room is a bright room with three windows, all with working shutters, and an open fireplace. To the left of the stair is an informal sitting room. This room also has an open fire. It is open to the hallway which leads past the side entrance and a shower room to the dining room. Beneath the staircase is an intriguing alcove which is lined in old brick, hence the name of the house. The dining room is a quirky space which could suit a number of uses but works well for formal dining being next to the kitchen. With an AGA at its heart, the kitchen with its central island and space for a dining table is ideal for small gatherings. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room and the back door.

    The principal bedrooms are accessed by the wide stone staircase which leads up to the first floor where there is a master bedroom and double bedroom which share a shower room. These bedrooms look out to the front and the side of the house. From the dining area, a spiral staircase rises to a charming third bedroom. One end of this bedroom has been fitted out as a study.

    The bothy
    An attractive stone bothy in the garden has been converted into independent guest accommodation. It has space for twin beds, a seating area, a kitchenette cupboard and a bathroom. It is ideal for guests and relatives but may also work well for letting purposes.

    The garden at The Brick House is a particular feature of the property. Neatly clipped beech hedges form the main boundaries of the garden. There is an orchard, front and rear lawns, two splendid parterre gardens and plenty of sheltered areas to sit out in the sunshine. Perfectly trained climbing roses cover the walls of the house and produce a tremendous display in the summer.

    A substantial painted timber workshop sits next to the covered log and machinery store. Adjoining the house at the rear there are two store rooms which house the oil tank and the boiler respectively.

The Brick House is the quintessential Georgian country home, very much akin to an old manse in style and beautifully presented here, along with a sweet bothy (perfect for extra guests or as a potential Airbnb type let). The fine gardens are the final flourish to this treat of a Perthshire house!

Stephanie ClarkeProperty agent

Local information

  • The Brick House is situated on the eastern edge of Meikleour. The village is famous for being beside the tallest beech hedge in the world, but it is also one of Scotland's prettiest villages and the local hotel, the Meikleour Arms forms a friendly hub within the village. The nearest shops are in Blairgowrie which also has primary to secondary schooling as well as health and professional services. The picturesque town of Dunkeld which is just 11 miles away on the banks of the River Tay has a further selection of independent shops, cafés and galleries. Dunkeld also has a railway station with regular services north and south and a sleeper service to London.
  • Perth and Dundee are only about 13 miles and 20 miles away respectively and offer high street shops, cultural opportunities, leisure facilities, travel links, hospitals and professional services. There are also a number of private schools within easy driving distance of The Brick House. These include Glenalmond, Strathallan, Ardvreck, Craigclowan and Kilgraston.
  • The Brick House is ideally positioned to take advantage of the many outdoor pursuits that Perthshire has to offer. These include salmon fishing on the nearby rivers Isla and Tay, pheasant and partridge shooting on local estates and stalking and grouse shooting on the higher ground a little further north. The house is well placed for the ski slopes of Glenshee and there are challenging cycling routes and pretty woodland walks in the locality for those not wishing to tackle Perthshire's notable Munros. Golfers will enjoy the proximity of some of Scotland's finest championship golf courses including Gleneagles, St Andrews, Carnoustie and The Rosemount Course at Blairgowrie Golf Club.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Listing: The Brick House is Category B Listed by Historic Environment Scotland
  • Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
  • Local Authority & tax band: Perth & Kinross Council tax band E
  • Fixtures & Fittings: All white goods, the AGA, carpets, blinds and light fittings are included in the sale.
  • Directions: From Perth take the A93 north towards Blairgowrie. After about 10 miles cross the River Isla and pass the Meikleour Beech Hedge on the left before turning left to Meikleour. The Brick House is the first house on the right hand side as you enter the village.
  • EPC Rating = F