Savills | Rosebank House, 42 Balmoral Road, Rattray, Blairgowrie, PH10 7AF | Property for sale
4,159 sq ft(386.38 sq m)
Offers over £550,000

Rosebank House42 Balmoral Road, Rattray, Blairgowrie, PH10 7AF

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Large traditional house with Georgian style and proportions
  • Well presented and versatile interior
  • Established self catering business
  • Potential to be a superb family home
  • Range of useful outbuildings
  • Well stocked, mature garden
  • Biomass boiler
  • Close to amenities in Blairgowrie

A handsome former manse.

About this property

  • Rosebank House is Grade C Listed and was built in 1836 as a private residence. In 1885 it was bequeathed to the Methodist church and it remained the manse to the Riverside Methodist Church until the 1960s. Since then it has been run as a Bed and Breakfast business and more recently as a self-catering holiday let. The property has retained much of its original character and proportions and would also make a superb family home. In recent years the current owners have undertaken a programme of refurbishment at Rosebank House which has included redecoration of bedrooms, upgrading bathrooms and re-slating a section of the roof.

    The accommodation at Rosebank House is arranged over three levels. Steps lead up to the front door which opens to a welcoming hall with the main reception rooms on either side. The dining room is open to the sitting room and spans the width of the house on the south side. With a marble fireplace and woodburner at one end and several large windows, including a glazed door to the garden, this room is both cosy and bright and it is ideal for entertaining. On the other side of the hall is a dining kitchen which could easily become another formal reception room, if required, as there is a further good sized kitchen at the rear of the house where there is also a family room, bathroom, utility room, WC and useful stores.

    A beautiful staircase leads to the first floor where there are six double bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms. Although most of the shower rooms are built into the rooms, they are done sympathetically and could be rationalised for buyers looking at Rosebank as a family home. Bedroom seven would work well as a study or perhaps (and with the relevant consents) as a family bathroom. Three of the bedrooms are located off a separate branch of the landing, giving the option to create a guest wing.

    On the lower ground floor there are three versatile rooms which most recently have been used as a play room, home office and store room.

    The garden at Rosebank is a particular feature of the property, being mainly laid out in front of the house and giving it a lovely setting when viewed from the roadside. A gravel path from a wrought iron pedestrian gate on Balmoral Road leads straight up to the front door. With herbaceous beds on either side it provides an attractive formal setting for the former manse. The garden is very well stocked with interesting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, and includes a small orchard at the rear of the house. To the side of the property off xx Victoria Street is the vehicular entrance to the property which leads to a spacious gravel parking area in a courtyard beside the house.

    A small courtyard of traditional outbuildings on the north side of the property house the biomass boiler, the wood pellet store, a log store, WC and garden stores. There is also a circular summer house on the south side of Rosebank which is requiring some renovation and is a pretty and quirky feature.

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Local information

  • Rosebank House is situated to the east of the River Ericht in Blairgowrie, set well back from the A93 which leads from Blairgowrie up to Glenshee. The house is just under a mile from the centre of Blairgowrie which has an excellent range of independent shops, professional services, schooling, a medical centre, cottage hospital, supermarkets, cafés and restaurants.
  • Perth and Dundee (both within 19 miles) offer a more comprehensive range of professional services, high street shops and leisure facilities. There are railway stations at Perth and Dundee. Dundee Airport (19 miles) has direct services to London, while Edinburgh Airport (57 miles) has a wide range of domestic and international flights. There is primary and secondary schooling in Blairgowrie and a choice of private schooling all within 31 miles includes The High school of Dundee, Strathallan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond College, Morrisons Academy, Craigclowan and Ardvreck.
  • The location is ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors. There are three golf courses at Blairgowrie (including a championship course) and a further three courses at Alyth. The Perthshire Hills and the Angus Glens are easily accessible and popular with hillwalkers; there is skiing at Glenshee (about 24 miles) and first class salmon fishing on the rivers Tay, Isla and Ericht. There are plenty of opportunities for country sports on local estates.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the centre of Blairgowrie cross the River Ericht and after 200m turn left onto the A93/Balmoral Road towards Glenshee. After 400m Rosebank House is on the right. Turn right down Victoria Street and the driveway into Rosebank House is on the right.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold