Spectacular contemporary family home with stunning views, landscaped gardens, modern accommodation and an annexe.
Ballandee is a superb contemporary family home which sits in a commanding south facing setting overlooking the rolling Perthshire countryside. The house was designed by the well known local architect James Denholm and built in 2002. It provides spacious family accommodation set over three floors and benefits from further annexe accommodation above the garage.
The front door under an open porch opens into the entrance hallway which has oak flooring, a feature throughout the ground floor, and an exposed stone wall feature. Off the hallway is the large kitchen / dining room which has a range of base and wall mounted units with integrated appliances including a four oven LPG Aga with two cast iron hotplates and two electric hotplates, Neff fridge freezer and windows providing great views on two aspects. There is plenty of space for a family dining table.
Next to the kitchen is an open plan sun room which has a door out to the front garden. It has fantastic south facing views over the front gardens and the countryside beyond. The drawing room is beyond this and has windows on three aspects taking in the views. It also features an LPG fuelled Gazco flame effect stove with a slate hearth. A door opens onto a timber balcony overlooking the large side terrace which is a wonderful spot for BBQs and outdoor entertaining. The ground floor is home to one of the five bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with separate shower. Also off the hallway is the utility room which has base units with an integrated sink and shelving above. Under the units are a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer. Adjacent to this is the cloakroom with a WC and wash hand basin.
Lower Ground Floor
From the main hall, steps lead down to the lower ground floor sitting room. This is an impressive open plan room with two sets of French doors leading out to the side terrace. The sitting room is fitted with an LPG fuelled Nestor Martin stove and there are two rooms situated off it. The study is fitted with integrated shelving on one side and there is a window opposite which overlooks the patio to the side of Ballandee. Opposite the study is the playroom / bedroom 5.
Stairs lit by three overhead Velux windows lead up to the first floor. At the top is a galleried landing overlooking the hall and sunroom below. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms that share a family shower room which is fitted with a shower, WC and wash hand basin with cupboards below.
The superb master bedroom is beyond this and features a built in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. The bathroom is partially tiled and has a WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower over.
The annexe is situated across the gravelled parking area from the main house and is accessed through a partially glazed door. It opens up into an entrance hallway with WC located off. A staircase leads up to a studio room, a bedroom and a shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower unit. This has the potential to be an excellent self contained unit with the addition of kitchen facilities.
There is an extensive range of outbuildings at Ballandee which include a double garage with electric up and over doors and workshop space. There is also a dog kennel with run, a potting shed and a tractor shed with doors which open out to the parking area. Behind the garage is the water tank with pump and oil tank.
Gardens and Grounds
The driveway to Ballandee has electric gates set between two stone pillars and the driveway which has lighting alongside, sweeps up through the front gardens and round the back of the house to the gravelled parking area.
The landscaped gardens which surround Ballandee are beautifully maintained and extend to about 4.27 acres. On either side of the driveway and surrounding the house are large areas of lawn. Those around the house are surrounded by well stocked borders. On the lower ground floor level there is a large paved patio area which is an ideal spot for outdoor dining and entertaining. The garden to the west is sheltered by mature trees and there is fencing which encloses the garden.
Immediately in front of the house is a levelled area of garden from which there is a commanding outlook over the grounds of Ballandee to the south. There is a further patio here by the door into the house. The views from this patio, overlooking the Perthshire countryside to the south, are spectacular.
Oil fired central heating. LPG for Aga and two fires. Private water supply. Drainage to septic tank. Mains electricity.
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