Glenmarkie Old Lodge, Glenmarkie, Glenisla, By Blairgowrie, PH11 8QB | Property for sale | Savills
2,242 sq ft(208.29 sq m)
Offers over £530,000

Glenmarkie Old LodgeGlenmarkie, Glenisla, By Blairgowrie, PH11 8QB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Fully and very tastefully refurbished family home or a fabulous holiday house
  • Extensive gardens and lovely wooded grounds with two ponds, of about 6.3 acres
  • Good garaging together with outbuildings with planning for ancillary accommodation
  • Close to the county boundary of Perthshire and Angus, and to the Cairngorms National Park
  • Home Report valuation £565,000
  • Viewing video available online

Fabulous position at the head of an accessible Highland glen.

About this property

  • Glenmarkie Old Lodge is believed to date back to before 1716, with later additions. It was the original sporting lodge in the glen, until a later lodge was built in 1900, which is nearby and screened by trees. To the east lies Glenmarkie Farm and some cottages. So while at the head of a glen, the property is part of a small community. It is a pretty, stone built and harled house, with a slate roof and two single storey wings. It faces south over its own grounds, and is sheltered by its own woodland to the west, with views east to the neighbouring hills. Glenmarkie Old Lodge has been used as a holiday house in the past, but latterly it has been a family home. In recent years considerable works and improvements have been done with landscaping including the thinning of a number of trees and replanting with some 400 hybrid rhododendrons and some 200 specimen trees, creating lovely wooded but easily maintained grounds. In addition, two ponds were established, one in the garden and one in the woodland.

    Internally there have also been considerable improvements. Since 2010 the roof, including the outbuilding to the rear, has been re-slated. Refurbishment works included some wall and underfloor insulation, new flooring, replacing a number of the double glazed windows, as well as refurbishing the shower room and study. A new condensing boiler was fitted in 2020. In 2022 a new kitchen was created, along with a new bathroom upstairs, with a section of the rear roof being raised. Further insulation was installed. As such, it is a very well presented house. From the forest road a drive leads up to a gravelled parking area and continues past the house. A further drive comes in from the side, past the garages. An entrance porch opens to a lovely drawing room with two bay windows with window shutters, and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. To one side is the dining room with a glazed garden door and shelved press, while to the other is a sitting room with fitted bookcases and storage with Corian worktops, a Hisense wall mounted TV and a hatch with attic steps up to partially floored roof space. An inner hallway has stairs to the first floor, an understair cupboard and engineered oak flooring, while the tiled shower room has a washbasin with vanity unit and a WC. The new kitchen has fitted units with beech worktops, two Belfast sinks, Panasonic wall mounted TV, stone flag flooring and a back door. Fitted NEFF appliances include a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, halogen hob with extractor, and double oven/grill. In addition there is a two door AGA with extractor and an AEG washer/dryer. Upstairs are three bedrooms with window shutters, and a part timber-lined bathroom with washbasin with vanity unit and WC. There is a rear courtyard with a stone built range of outbuildings with a slate roof which comprise a store and a workshop / boiler shed with a Worcester oil fired boiler and wiring for a generator.

    Below and to the side is a harled garage block with a slate roof comprising two garages with concrete floor, floored roof space and up and over doors, and a store. In front of this is an enclosed garden with beds. Steps lead down to a lower garden with a bank of specimen rhododendrons and shrubs, a pond and the old turbine house. Some fine trees provide privacy and shelter. There is a wooden log shed (4.7 m x 6.05 m) with three bays. Lying to the west is a deer-fenced woodland garden with specimen rhododendrons and trees including maple, cedar, different Asiatic birches, acer griseum, weeping pear and redwood. Decking with a Scandinavian solid fuel hot tub and stove is a lovely area to soak up the atmosphere. Paths lead to a further pond.

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Local information

  • Glenmarkie Old Lodge has a lovely position at the head of Glenmarkie, close to the county boundary between Angus and Perthshire. Behind are two smaller glens, Glen Finlet and Glen Taitney. The surrounding hills and woods, known as Glenisla Forest, provide shelter and a highland setting, with the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park rising behind. Glenmarkie is a small glen, leading off Glenisla which is perhaps one of Angus' loveliest glens. While the postal address is Perthshire, the house is actually in Angus. The surrounding glens are famed for their range of outdoor activities and offer ample opportunities for some of the best hill walking and riding in eastern Scotland. There is an abundance of wildlife with wildcats, sea and golden eagles seen locally. Skiing is available at Glenshee, while shooting can be taken on local estates, with salmon and sea trout fishing available on the rivers Isla and Ericht, together with loch fishing at Lintrathen. There are golf courses at Alyth and Kirriemuir, and at Dalmunzie in Glenshee.
  • Primary schooling is found at the Isla Primary School at Lintrathen, with secondary schooling in Kirriemuir, which also has a good range of local shops and business services, as does Alyth, with Perth and Dundee having excellent cultural facilities. The main road running through Glenisla provides access both north and south. The A93 in Glenshee, which is reached from the top of Glenisla, links north to Royal Deeside and south to Perth, and the A9 at Pitlochry is reached via Strathardle. Kirriemuir and Alyth are also easily reached, with access on to Perth and Dundee. From Perth the M90 links to Edinburgh and the south, while the A9 goes west to Stirling and Glasgow. There is a regional airport at Dundee with services to Heathrow. Edinburgh Airport has a range of services and there are railway stations at Dundee and Perth.

Additional information

  • Viewings - Strictly by appointment with Savills – 01738 477525.
  • Planning Permission - Planning consent (Ref 21/00050) was granted in 2021 for an extension of the kitchen with a breakfast room and boot room linking to the outbuildings to create ancillary accommodation comprising living room/kitchen, bedroom and shower room.
  • Services - Mains electricity, private water & drainage (both shared), oil fired central heating and Aga.
  • Local Authority & tax band - Angus Council Tax Band F.
  • Fixtures & Fittings - Fitted carpets, window blinds, light fittings, curtain poles, curtains in the sitting room and two wardrobes are included. Other curtains, garden pots and standby generator are excluded. The fire guard/seat in the drawing room may be available in addition.
  • Access - There is a footpath along the track leading to Glen Finlet.
  • Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves
  • The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
  • Offers
  • Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents. It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.
  • Deposit
  • A deposit of 10% of the purchase price may be required. It will be paid within 7 days of the conclusion of Missives. The deposit will be non-returnable in the event of the Purchaser(s) failing to complete the sale for reasons not attributable to the Seller or his agents.
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  • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
  • 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
  • Our Ref: DRO240322
  • Directions: From Kirriemuir take the B951 signposted to Glenisla passing through Kirkton of Kingoldrum. Continue for a further 8.3 miles and just before the signs for Kirkton of Glenisla, turn right, at the left hand corner, signposted Cairnhill Lodge and Burnside Cottage. Keep right over bridge and after 0.4 miles bear right uphill, just after passing Cairnhill House and opposite the Forestry Commission car park, passing Mid, West and East Freuchies, and continue on the forest road for a further 2.7 miles. After passing Glenmarkie Lodge proceed straight ahead and up the hill, or continue to the right and bear left at the fork. From Dundee take the A90 to Forfar and then take the turning for Kirriemuir and proceed as above. From the south and Perth take either the A93 to Blairgowrie and then the A926 to Alyth, or the A94 through Coupar Angus and at Meigle turn left onto the B954 to Alyth. From the roundabout at Alyth take the Glenisla turning and then turn right at the T junction. Continue on this road for 4 miles and after crossing the bridge at Reekie Linn take the B954 signposted Backwater Reservoir and Kirkton of Glenisla. At the next T junction turn left onto the B951, signposted to Kirkton of Glenisla. Continue for 2.4 miles and at the left hand corner and just before the signs for Kirkton of Glenisla, turn right and proceed as above. What3Words - ///aboard.backhand.listed Distances – Alyth 12 miles, Kirriemuir 16 miles, Blairgowrie 18 miles, Dundee 29 miles, Perth 33 miles
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F