An exceptional country house

Moulinalmond, by Almondbank, Perthshire, PH1 3NW

An exceptional country house with outstanding gardens, policies and paddocks.

Perth about four miles, Glasgow about 59 miles. Edinburgh about 49 miles

Lot One: Moulinalmond House Ground Floor: Porch | Hall | Drawing room | Library | Dining room | Kitchen | W.C | Second kitchen with pantry off | Utility Room | Store rooms

First Floor: Master bedroom | Four further bedrooms | Three bathrooms | Shower Room

Second Floor: Two Bedrooms | Large cupboard Cellar: Large spacious multi-room cellar with built-in wine storage

Adjoining Cottage: Sitting room | Kitchen | Two bedrooms | Bathroom.

Formal and walled gardens Seclusion offered by magnificent mature policy trees. Outbuildings including two large garages. BBQ hut | Field | Private Driveway

About 11.8 acres

Lot Two: Field, about 2.6 acres

In total 14.4 acres.

Lot One - Moulinalmond House Moulinalmond is an exceptional family sized country house extending to some 592 m². Surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and grounds, the policies include one of the finest selections of specimen trees from the 18th Century onwards to be found in Scotland. The gardens and grounds are laid out in a formal style surrounded by an outstanding topiary beech hedge, with walled garden, used for growing soft fruit and vegetables as part of the grounds/policies.

The original Georgian features of Moulinalmond, have been retained and include pine woodwork, decorative cornicing and fireplaces, brass picture rails and door furniture as well as wood dado panelling. The house is built of stone under a slate roof and has a coat of arms with the date 1907, the date of the Edwardian addition, above the French windows into the drawing room. The interior benefits from bright,well proportioned rooms, set around a fine entrance hall, and the property has an excellent balance of reception rooms and bedrooms.

The house is approached through an entrance porch, which leads into a reception hall with staircase leading to the first floor and doors off to the dining room and library. The dining room has a fireplace with marble mantle fitted with a wood burning stove and a decorative cornice. The library has original pine bookshelves with cupboards below as well as a wood burning stove and working shutters. From the library a door leads to a bright drawing room with French windows giving access to stone steps leading to the gardens. There is a marble fireplace with carved wooden overmantle and Pallister supports. From the library a door leads to the rear hall with doors off to the kitchen which has fitted units and a Rayburn Range cooker. Within the kitchen is a microwave and eye-level oven, sink with drainer, fitted fridge, freezer and dishwasher. In the rear hall, there is access to a W.C, serving hall and boiler room with a gas fired boiler and steps to the cellar with a number of stone wine bins.

Doors also lead to the old kitchen/utility room, larder, flower room, boot room and game larder. From the main hall, a staircase leads to a landing with doors off to the five bedrooms, three bathrooms and separate large shower room with steam shower and fitted units. A large fitted walk-in wardrobe is located off the shower room. One of the bathrooms has an original 1840’s deep bath with brass taps and matching décor. From the landing steps lead up to two further bedrooms and a large storage cupboard on the second floor.

The cottage adjacent to Moulinalmond is self-contained, although there is a connecting door, if required, to the main house. The cottage has been used as a holiday let, but could be let independently. The cottage could be used as part of the main house or would make ideal accommodation for a housekeeper or nanny.

Outbuildings Behind the main house are the outbuildings including: Log Shed, Wash House, Outside WC, Log Shed/Store, Lean-To Fuel Store, Garden Shed, Double Garage, Single Garage, Large Floored Hall with Lean-To, Adjacent Lean-To, Potting Shed, Greenhouse.

Gardens and Grounds Moulinalmond stands in its own spectacular and beautifully maintained garden and policies which extend to about 11.8 acres. The garden has a large number of Azaleas and Rhododendrons, which present a blaze of colours in the spring, as well as a wide range of mature trees including Beech, Oak, Lime, Maples, Silver Firs, Birch, Norway Spruce, Wellingtonia, Yew and a variety of other specimen and rare trees, including some original introductions from the early 19th century.

The garden retains its original formal layout and its flowerbeds and herbaceous borders are surrounded by well-kept lawns and gravelled paths. There is a sundial in the lawn but one of the main features of the garden is the outstanding topiary beech hedge. Within the grounds is a charming BBQ/Summer house with fitted sunken barbeque and seating. The walled garden is reached through the central arch in the “castle” hedge and is still a functioning part of Moulinalmond with a variety of raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries and fruit trees including plums and apple. Beyond the garden is a useful field, which is fenced and enclosed. It is ideal for ponies or several sheep.

Lot Two Located to the north of the house is a field extending to about 2.6 acres. Subject to planning, this field may have medium or long term development potential. The land is subject to a seasonal grazing agreement (limited to six months) and starting on 01/04/18. Please note, the fenced off septic tank outflow on the edge of this field is included in Lot 1.

Historical Note Moulinalmond House was built in 1840. Originally known as Woodend, it is a traditional stone built property, typical of the style of the age. The house was extended in 1907 when Colonel Smythe, the laird of Methven Castle estate, moved out of the Castle and into the house with his family. The Moulinalmond House motto “Mediis Tranquillus in Undus” (in the middle of tranquil waters’) can be seen above the French windows on the south-west facing side of the main house.

In the Scottish Wars of Independence, in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, both William Wallace and Robert the Bruce (King of Scotland) fought skirmishes in the adjacent Methven Wood while preparing to besiege Perth. The wood was also associated with the Marquis of Montrose, arguably the finest Scottish soldier ever, who fought the Battle of Tippermuir in 1644. Ultimately, Methven Castle estate came into the possession of the Scottish Royal Family, the Stuarts and a number of Scottish monarchs, including the celebrated James the Fourth, stayed in the Castle and hunted in the woods and surrounding countryside.

The estate came into the possession of the Symthes, a prosperous Perthshire family, in 1664 and the Castle remained in their family until 1922 when it was sold off. Interestingly Miss Barbara Smythe, daughter of Col. Smythe, lived almost all her life at Moulinalmond until the late 1980’s when it was sold. The Smythe family still live and farm in the area around Methven.

General Local Authority: Perth & Kinross Council, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull St, Perth PH1 5GD. Tel: 01738 475000.

Moulinalmond House Services: Mains water and electricity. Soakaway drainage. Broadband available. Heating via LPG, two log burners, open fire.

The Cottage Services: Mains water and electricity. Soakaway drainage. Broadband available. Heating via log burning stove and associated CH radiators.

Right of Access: Several (four) houses have a right of vehicular access over the driveway points between A and B on the sale plan. Maintenance is according to user. Moulinalmond has a right of vehicular access over the driveway between points B and C. Maintenance is according to user. River Lodge has a right to park one vehicle beside the driveway.

Council Tax: Band H

EPC: Band G

Right of Pre-Emption: It should be noted Moulinalmond benefits from a right of Pre-emption on land adjacent as marked on the sale plan.

Fixtures and Fittings: Fitted carpets are included in the sale. Curtains and some items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation. The garden machinery is available by separate negotiation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Strutt & Parker gives notice that: 1. These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract or part thereof. 2. All descriptions, photographs and plans are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. All measurements are approximate and not necessarily to scale. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves of the correctness of the information within the particulars by inspection or otherwise. 3. Strutt & Parker does not have any authority to give any representations or warranties whatsoever in relation to this property (including but not limited to planning/building regulations), nor can it enter into any contract on behalf of the Vendor. 4. Strutt & Parker does not accept responsibility for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. 5. If there is anything of particular importance to you, please contact this office and Strutt & Parker will try to have the information checked for you. Photographs taken April 2018. Particulars prepared April 2018. Strutt & Parker is a trading style of BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory & Property Management UK Limited.

This property has 11.8 acres of land.

Outside

Outbuildings Behind the main house are the outbuildings including: Log Shed, Wash House, Outside WC, Log Shed/Store, Lean-To Fuel Store, Garden Shed, Double Garage, Single Garage, Large Floored Hall with Lean-To, Adjacent Lean-To, Potting Shed, Greenhouse.

Gardens and Grounds Moulinalmond stands in its own spectacular and beautifully maintained garden and policies which extend to about 11.8 acres. The garden has a large number of Azaleas and Rhododendrons, which present a blaze of colours in the spring, as well as a wide range of mature trees including Beech, Oak, Lime, Maples, Silver Firs, Birch, Norway Spruce, Wellingtonia, Yew and a variety of other specimen and rare trees, including some original introductions from the early 19th century.

The garden retains its original formal layout and its flowerbeds and herbaceous borders are surrounded by well-kept lawns and gravelled paths. There is a sundial in the lawn but one of the main features of the garden is the outstanding topiary beech hedge. Within the grounds is a charming BBQ/Summer house with fitted sunken barbeque and seating. The walled garden is reached through the central arch in the “castle” hedge and is still a functioning part of Moulinalmond with a variety of raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries and fruit trees including plums and apple. Beyond the garden is a useful field, which is fenced and enclosed. It is ideal for ponies or several sheep.

Situation

Location Moulinalmond is situated on the banks of the River Almond, close to Perth. Despite its secluded rural setting the house is only a few minutes’ drive away from a 24hour Tesco and the motorway system.

Its unique situation is on the edge of the legendary Highland Line and Methven Wood, which was the refuge of many famous fugitives, among them William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

Moulinalmond is south facing and has views of woods, farmland and its formal garden. The house is situated in a secluded position on the edge of the Perthshire village of Almondbank, which has a garage, post office and shop. Perth (four miles) is within a few minutes drive and has a wide range of excellent shops and retail facilities and access to the main roads and motorways. Edinburgh is 49 miles to the south.

There is a good range of private schools in the area with Glenalmond, Kilgraston, Ardvreck, Strathallan and Craigclowan within easy reach. Perthshire is famous for the excellent quality of its traditional sport with deer stalking, grouse and pheasant shooting and salmon fishing on the River Tay all close by. Moulinalmond is also close to the ski slopes of Glenshee and Aviemore to the north, championship golf courses at Gleneagles, and the Perth racecourse.

Directions

Directions From Perth take the A85 to Crieff. After approximately two miles turn right to Almondbank/Pitcairngreen, continue along Main Street and as the road narrows, after the zebra crossing, just before the road crosses the River Almond, take the driveway to the left. After approximately 50 metres, the driveway splits and Moulinalmond House driveway is signed to the left.

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Other features

  • Lot One: Moulinalmond House
  • Ground Floor:
  • Porch
  • Hall
  • Drawing room
  • Library
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • W.C
  • Second kitchen with pantry off
  • Utility Room
  • Store rooms
  • First Floor:
  • Master bedroom
  • Four further bedrooms
  • Three bathrooms
  • Shower Room
  • Second Floor:
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Large cupboard Cellar: Large spacious multi-room cellar with built-in wine storage
  • Adjoining Cottage:
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen
  • Two bedrooms
  • Bathroom.

Other details

  • Floorplan
  • Map & Street View
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Ref: PRT180005

Moulinalmond House Almondbank Perthshire PH1

Offers Over
£950,000

Ref: PRT180005

Moulinalmond House Almondbank Perthshire PH1

Offers Over
£950,000