A characterful semi-detached house in a private woodland setting.
Greystones was built in 1921 as accommodation for staff in service at the old Dunira House. In those days Greystones was the butler's home with the laundry behind. Unsurprisingly the house has lots of fascinating and quirky features. Cosy traditional characteristics set the tone for the front of the house, while a clever conversion of the former laundry has resulted in an impressive open plan living/dining room with equally impressive master bedroom suite above.
The front door of the house leads into a neat hall from where there is access to a sitting room with a three-bay window and a multi-fuel stove. Opposite the sitting room is the kitchen. With its timber cupboards, terracotta tiled flooring and French ceramic tiles and sink, it is full of character. There is also space for a dining table overlooking the front garden. Off the kitchen is a utility room with a blue wood fuelled Esse range and the back door.
Doors from both the kitchen and the hall lead into the impressive living room. This room has a proliferation of windows on its north and west sides as well as a French window opening onto the terrace. The focal point of this room is the multi-fuel stove which is set beneath a large timber mantel. There is lots of space for comfortable seating and for dining but the room is versatile and could be arranged in many other ways depending on a buyer's requirements. Behind the main room is a study with shelving and storage. Stairs from here rise up to the master bedroom suite which is suspended above the living room. With its vaulted ceiling and exposed timberwork it is cosy, yet bright, with light streaming in through roof lights and a large window on the gable end. The master bedroom suite also has a bathroom and landing/dressing room. A second staircase rising from the hall leads up to three further double bedrooms and a shower room.
Greystones is approached by a short private driveway which winds through rhododendrons to a parking area beside the house. The garden is a haven for wildlife and has some stunning species of rhododendrons. There is a sheltered south facing front garden and the remainder of the grounds lie to the south and east. Paths meander through the woodland, grassy areas and beside a pretty burn. There is a sheltered terrace beside the house which is a lovely spot to sit out in the summer.
Double car port and log store
Large new summer house
Small timber summer house
Two timber garden sheds
Large coal bunker
Just 10 miles from Crieff and close to the riverside village of Comrie, the rural hamlet of Dunira where Greystones is situated makes a lovely backdrop to this enchanting house, which with its picture book setting would be ideally suited as a holiday house or a permanent home for those with a love of the west highland Perthshire countryside.Stephanie Clarke