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568.66 sq m
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Cowden HouseDalginross, Comrie, Perthshire, PH6 2HW


    Key features

    • 5 reception rooms
    • 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
    • Clive Christian kitchen
    • Outside sitting room & dining room
    • 2 bedroom cottage
    • Barn, Garages & Outbuildings
    • 31 acres gardens and grounds
    • EPC Rating = E

    Superbly refurbished country house with stunning setting

    About this property

    • Cowden House was originally a small cottage which was extended into a two storey farmhouse in 1707. The original part of the house has a steep pitched roof with dormers along the front. The house was substantially extended in 1885 with the addition of the west wing with a Jacobean style mullioned window over the hall and a Victorian front porch.

      The house was fully refurbished and further extended in 2014. The traditional rooms in the old part of the house are now complemented by a superb, large, bright, modern kitchen which is open plan to a dining area and conservatory. Sliding doors connect to a family room. There is a boot room at the end of the house with a covered walkway leading to an outside sitting room and dining room.

      The refurbishment was done by local craftsmen who worked with Drummonds and Kohler bathroom fittings and cutting edge modern design. The house was stripped back to the original walls, completely re-wired and re-plumbed. It has state of the art security, heating and lighting which is controlled by smart phone apps. It is protected by security cameras around the house and CCTV at the front gates.

      The main hall has a magnificent wooden staircase up to the first floor and a Jacobean mullioned window above. The drawing room has large windows and an open fireplace with Italian white marble mantle. The dining room has a splendid stone fireplace (no flue) with carved coat of arms above. The sitting room boasts ancient ceiling beams, fully panelled floors and walls and built in stone fireplace.

      The kitchen is in the heart of the house. It was designed by Clive Christian and has two island units with white marble work surfaces, Wolf induction hobs and a sink unit. Open plan to the kitchen is a magnificent dining area / conservatory with a roof light and Venetian chandelier above. It has fully glazed retractable doors to the south. A sliding partition connects to the south facing sitting room which has a stone arched former fireplace. There is a fully panelled boot room, a utility room and a separate WC.

      Galleried landing on the first floor with the Jacobean style mullioned window. Master bedroom furniture and wallpaper by Clive Christian. En suite bathroom with double bath with fitted TV screen; concealed WC and shower compartment and wash basin in period unit.

      Two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two bedrooms with bathroom in between.

      Oak pillared covered passageway leading to outside sitting room and dining room with stone raised fireplace, flagstone flooring with oak beams and folding glazed doors all around.

      Traditional barn comprising store room and garage with floored loft above. Traditional range comprising a store, garage/machinery shed and workshop. Lean to kennel and dog run. Substantial workshop / garage extending to 24m x 9.75m.

      Cowden House is set in well established grounds extending to about 31.8 acres. A hedge and stone wall divide off the gravel sweep at the front door. Below this is a sloping lawn overlooking a field. This forms a valley and protects the outlook from the front of the house. To the north is a sweeping lawn with rhododendrons leading down to the fields. There is a stand of pine trees and a tarmac circular drive for children to ride their bicycles. Below is a flat parkland field. The drive runs along the edge of this field. There are trees along the boundary at the far end of the field which gives a visual barrier between the house and village.

      COWDEN COTTAGE

      Cowden Cottage is a two storey cottage built on a raised site on the corner of the drive. The main part of the house is harled brick and stone with a single storey wooden lean to at the side. The cottage is currently empty and requires refurbishment.

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    Additional information

    • Cowden House has a stunning setting in 31 acres of its own land on a hill above the popular village of Comrie. The house looks out over parkland and is given great privacy by the trees around its boundaries. The views to the Highlands to the north and west are absolutely spectacular.
    • Comrie is an attractive village with a variety of shops along its main street and an active community life. It has a cricket club and a scenic nine-hole golf course. There is salmon fishing on the River Earn which flows through the village. The village is also well known for its “Comrie Fortnight” of community activities in early August and for its Flambeau New Year celebrations.
    • The nearby town of Crieff has a wide range of shops including two supermarkets, while Perth provides more extensive shopping. Crieff has two private schools - Ardvreck Preparatory School and Morrison's Academy. Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Glenalmond and Kilgraston all lie within 30 miles.
    • There are leisure facilities at Crieff Hydro including a gym, golf course and horse riding. Gleneagles Hotel which hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup is 10 miles to the south and has extensive sports and leisure facilities including a riding school and its famous golf courses. There is National Hunt racing at Scone and polo at Errol Park, both just beyond Perth. The Trossachs and Loch Lomond are also within easy reach. There are water sports at Loch Earn which is only 5 miles away and there are opportunities for many outdoor activities including climbing, hill walking, fishing, shooting and stalking.
    • Comrie is within easy reach of the motorway network at Perth or Dunblane with quick access to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The nearest train stations are at Gleneagles and Dunblane. Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are both within comfortable driving distance.
    • Directions: DIRECTIONS From Perth take the A85 west through Crieff to Comrie. In Comrie turn left onto the B827 signposted to Braco, cross the bridge over the River Earn and continue south on Dalingross. At the end of the road, where it turns sharp right, continue straight on onto Cowden Road. Proceed down this lane to the edge of the village. The gates and drive to Cowden House are straight in front. A long, sweeping drive leads along the edge of the parkland and up to the house. From Stirling, Comrie can be reached by taking the A9 towards Auchterarder and then the A822 through Braco. Take the left hand turning onto the B827, a spectacular road (known as the Langside) which leads over the hills to Comrie. As you go into Comrie take the first turning on the right onto Cowden Road.
    • EPC Rating = C