Wester Leys House

Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross , PH13 9JX
Sold £399,000

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A very pretty detached stone built country house set in manicured tree fringed gardens and situated in soft rolling Strathmore countryside.

Description
Wester Leys House is a delightful country house, understood to date from about 1863, it is set in well-manicured tree fringed gardens and is situated in soft rolling Strathmore countryside in the heart of rural Perthshire.
The house is of predominantly red stone construction with mainly slated, some leaded roofs and distinctive stone skews. The house provides comfortable and well-presented accommodation laid out over two levels which are flooded with natural light by feature fenestration. Most of the rooms enjoy aspects over the gardens and over surrounding countryside. Recent restoration works have been carried out with attention to detail and have been completed with sensitive decoration sympathetic to the genre as well as the re-introduction of Georgian cornice work and the retention of dado rails and other features which complement the original architecture.
Glazed outer door to entrance porch, recessed mat well, twin leaf doors to shelved linen presses, reception hallway, under stairs cloaks cupboard, sitting room with stone painted fireplace, multi fuel stove and shelved Edinburgh press. Drawing room with multi fuel stove in white painted fireplace. Inner hallway with shelved airing cupboard, side door to rear porch with tiled floor and coat hooks shelved store with pulley, and domestic hot water tank. Pleasant dining/day room with deep walk in store at rear, kitchen with tiled floor with Rayburn range cooker/boiler, fitted pantry/utility room and electrical switchgear. Breakfast room with tiled floor, garden room with lots of windows and exposed natural stone wall, door to gardens.
Door leading to self-contained guest suite of bedroom with box window and twin leaf doors to gardens, en suite bathroom, airing cupboard off small hallway.Wester Leys House has two separate staircases, the main staircase has a hardwood turned banister and iron risers leading to an upper hallway and leads to the main family bathroom with traditional furniture and deep cast iron enamelled bath, and symmetrical bedrooms 2 & 3. The secondary staircase has a feature metal rope effect hand rail and leads to bedroom 4 with good fitted stores.

Room Sizes
Ground Floor;
Sitting Room; 15’1 x 12’7 (4.60m x 3.84m)
Drawing Room; 16’ x 12’4 (4.88m x 3.76m)
Dining Room; 15’4 x 12’5(4.67m x 3.78m)
Breakfast Room; 11’5 x 6’7 (3.48m x 2.01m)
Kitchen; 12’5 x 8’3 (3.78m x 2.51m)
Utility Room; 12’8 x 6’8 (3.86m x 2.03m)
Garden Room; 12’5 x 8’3 (3.78m x 2.51m)
Bedroom; 15’11 x 11’2 (4.85m x 3.40m)

First Floor;
Bedroom; 12’3 x 11’1 (3.73m x 3.38m)
Bedroom; 12’6 x 11’ (3.81m x 3.35m)
Bedroom; 15’8 x 9’1 (4.78m x 2.77m)

Garage; 19’1 x 13’4 (5.82m x 4.06m)
Store; 19’1 x 4’3 (5.82m x 1.30m)

Situation
Wester Leys is in a delightful rural yet accessible location. The house enjoys a full southerly exposure and is both surrounded by and enjoys wonderful aspects over adjacent soft rolling Strathmore countryside.
The house while rural is very well placed for convenient access to Dundee, Perth and Scotland’s major cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen with the A90 linking to the motorway network.
The pretty market town of Blairgowrie (7.5 miles north west) has two supermarkets (Tesco and Sainsbury's Local), petrol stations and a range of cafes, butchers, bakers, newsagents, hardware and electronics stores. There is a popular farm shop a well-stocked delicatessen, plus physiotherapist, medical, dental and veterinary surgeries as well as a cottage hospital.
The City of Perth (14 miles south west) offers most of the main high street multiples in the town or neighbouring retail parks, there is a modern concert hall, theatre, cinema, leisure pool, ice rink, a fine range of cafes bars and eateries. The city has a hospital as well as mainline railway and bus stations. The railway station has services to Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow. Edinburgh and Glasgow have airports leading to national and international destinations.
Dundee, (12 miles south east) is Scotland’s fourth largest city and lies on the north bank of the Firth of Tay.
Currently, the city waterfront is undergoing an extensive regeneration programme and this will establish a connection to the city centre which will improve walking and cycling facilities.
Dundee has excellent retail amenities with major department stores, independent retailers and further retail parks. There are two well regarded universities, with Dundee University being home to one of the UK’s top medical schools.
There is a wide selection of cultural activity close by including theatres, art galleries, arts centres, science centre and the UK’s only full time public observatory, museums and sporting facilities including the Olympia swimming pool.
Primary schools are available in the villages of Kettins, Auchterhouse, Birkhill, Newtyle and Muirhead. Independent schools include the High School of Dundee, Craigclowan Preparatory School in Perth, Kilgraston and Strathallan both close to Perth and St Leonards in St Andrews. Secondary schooling is available in Blairgowrie.
This area of Scotland provides a wealth of recreational activities. For the golfer there are a number of courses within a convenient distance including Piperdam, Rosemount in Blairgowrie, two courses in Alyth and numerous championship courses at St Andrews. In addition to golf, Piperdam also has a leisure club with swimming pool and gym. The ski slopes of Glenshee can be reached in just over an hour’s journey by car to the north whilst the Angus glens offer field spots as well as wonderful and varied hill walking routes.
Sailing can be enjoyed on the Tay Estuary and around the coast.

Outbuildings
Detached double garage with light and power, concrete floor, timber construction over brick base and under a slated roof, attached vented woodshed, oil tank store, garden shed, summer house, greenhouse.

Gardens
Twin steel gates to red whin chip stone driveway and vehicle turning and hard standing area. Box hedging and stocked and productive fruit tree bed set above hedging and stone retaining wall. Tall mature trees include variegated sycamore and sequoia, well pruned hebes bushes and lawn behind laurel hedging to secondary driveway and access. The front gardens are to lawn with a pretty rose arbour and are underpinned with a host of spring bulbs. Climbers include Virginia creeper, honeysuckle and wisteria.
Three sweet chestnut trees stand above a laurel hedge, post and rail fence. There are mixed shrubs and bushes which extend around to the side of the property, which is protected by a beech hedge, beneath which there is a sheltered stone patio surrounded by raised beds created from dwarf stone walls. Small rear lawn and drying green fringed with beds stocked with recently planted specimen saplings. Boundary treatments ensure good privacy and seclusion.

Travel Directions
From the A90 at Dundee, head west on the A923 for about 9 miles. Turn right where signposted for Newtyle (4 miles), Wester Leys is located on the right hand side after about 0.2 miles. The postcode for satnav is PH13 9JX.

Local Authorities
Perth and Kinross Council, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
T: 01738 475000

Services
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, oil fired central heating, partial double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
Wester Leys is in Band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £2,268.00 including water.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.

Possession
Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Offers
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.