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