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3,094 sq ft(287.44 sq m)
Offers over £365,000

GreystonesDunira, Comrie, Perthshire, PH6 2JZ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Formerly the butler's house and laundry for Dunira House
  • Impressive open plan living / dining room
  • Pretty woodland setting
  • Close to Comrie, Crieff and Perth
  • Ideal for access to stunning west highland Perthshire countryside

A characterful semi-detached house in a private woodland setting.

About this property

  • 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.

    Outside
    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.

    Outbuildings
    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 ClarkeProperty agent

Local information

  • Greystones is situated at Dunira, a rural hamlet between the villages of Comrie and St Fillans. Comrie (3.5 miles), which located on the River Earn, is a picturesque village with an active community life. Comrie caters for all basic requirements, while Crieff (10 miles) has a wider range of shops and services including a supermarket, cottage hospital, schooling and restaurants as well as the Crieff Hydro which offers an impressive range of facilities and outdoor activities. Perth is only 28 miles from Greystones and has a more comprehensive selection of shops and professional services as well as a concert hall, cinema, theatre, museum and art gallery.
  • Greystones is ideally placed for those who enjoy the outdoors. Ben Vorlich and Loch Earn are only three miles away and the A85 is one of the main routes to Argyll and the western isles. The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is to the southwest. There are water sports at Loch Earn and opportunities for many other outdoor activities including climbing, hill walking, fishing, shooting and stalking.
  • Dunira is within easy reach of the A9 at Perth or Dunblane which provides easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The nearest train stations are at Gleneagles, Dunblane and Perth. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are both within comfortable driving distance.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services- Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
  • Local Authority & tax band - Perth and Kinross Council tax band E
  • Fixtures & Fittings - The fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and the furniture in the master bedroom are all included in the sale. With the exception of certain lamps, the furniture at Greystones is available for purchase by separate negotiation.
  • Directions: From Perth follow the A85 through Crieff and Comrie. After leaving Comrie, follow the road for about 2.5 miles before turning left up a single track road signposted to Dunira. After about 500m at a small cross roads bear right and after about 700m the entrance to Greystones driveway is on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = D