- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 4 receptions
An elegant former manse close to Perth.
Blairerno, Perth Road, Abernethy, Perthshire,
M90 motorway 3.5 miles, Perth 8 miles, Dundee 22.5 miles, Edinburgh 42 miles.
An elegant former manse with good-sized, south-facing gardens.
Ground floor: Vestibule | Hall | Drawing room | Sitting room Study/dining room | Breakfasting kitchen | Utility room | Cloakroom
First floor: Landing | Master bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room | 3 double bedrooms | Study/nursery | Bathroom | WC
Second floor: Landing | 2 attic bedrooms
Private south facing walled garden with terrace | Additional vegetable garden and orchard | Double garage | Wood store | Excellent communication links by motorway| EPC Rating Band E
The Property Built in 1851, Blairerno is a former manse of the Free Church. The original property is an elegant Victorian family house with traditional features such as sash and case windows with working shutters, period fireplaces and the original staircase. It has been extended over the last century by the addition of a double garage with master bedroom suite above and more recently a new kitchen and sitting room to the rear. The new extension is a wonderful feature and was designed by James F Stephen Architects in Glamis. It is built using timber beams and glass providing a lovely, bright area to house a traditional style of kitchen with Aga and a sitting room with multi-fuel stove, combining together to create a natural hub for the home. A floor to ceiling sliding door opens from the sitting room onto the terrace effectively bringing the garden into house. Two of the original reception rooms have been combined into a superb drawing room spanning the width of the original house, before it opens into the new sitting room. It is a welcoming room which is perfect for entertaining guests.
The bedroom accommodation lies on the first floor and includes a good-sized master bedroom suite with its dressing room and bathroom, three further double bedrooms on the first floor and a single room which is currently used as a study. The attic has been converted into two further attic rooms but could easily be used as a playroom. There is excellent storage within the remaining eaves.
General Local Authority | Perth & Kinross Council - Tel: 01738 475 000.
Services Electricity: Mains Drainage: Mains Water: Mains Heating: Oil-fired central heating. Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Council Tax: Blairerno is in Band G Postcode: PH2 9LW
Fixtures and Fittings: Carpets are included in the sale. Some blinds and curtains may be included. Possession: Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers: Submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Strutt & Parker LLP, 5 St John Street, Perth
Outside Blairerno has a wonderful south-facing garden to the back of the property. A large sliding door brings the garden into the new sitting room providing direct access onto a paved terrace. The principal garden sits within a stone wall and it has been thoughtfully landscaped with a good mixture of shrubs and herbaceous plants surrounding the lawn. There is a pergola in the corner of the garden with stone patio to sit out on. Adjacent to the walled garden is a goodsized vegetable garden with orchard of apples and plums. It has previously been a prolific provider for the main house but has been scaled back over the recent years.
Situation Blairerno is situated in the heart of the conservation village of Abernethy. It is a thriving village with a shop, a café, pub, a mobile post office van, a doctors surgery and a church. For a wider range of services, Perth is 8 miles away with supermarkets, high street shops, banks, cafes, restaurants and a leisure centre including a public swimming pool.
In terms of education, there is a good primary school in Abernethy and there are state secondary schools in Perth. There are several private schools in the area including Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Strathallan, Morrisons Academy, Glenalmond College, Dollar Academy and Dundee High School.
Blairerno is well located with excellent connections to all parts of the country, with a mainline railway station at Perth and the national motorway network at Bridge of Earn (4 miles). The A91 trunk road, 5 miles distant, provides access to the major population centres in Fife. Edinburgh airport has regular flights to UK, European and international destinations.
For the sports enthusiast, Blairerno is ideally placed to take advantage of the many golf courses in Fife and Perthshire including the world famous Old Course in St Andrews, the Open Championship venue of Carnoustie (35 miles) and Gleneagles (21 miles).
The nearby Ochil hills plus the Southern Highlands offer extensive hill walking, mountain biking, skiing, trekking and other outdoor activities. For those keen on fishing, the River Tay and its tributaries are world renowned Salmon rivers and fishing is available on a daily or weekly basis on a number of beats. Perthshire is famous for the quality of its field sports.
Directions From the M90, turn off the motorway at Junction 9, taking the A912 and A913 towards Abernethy. Blairerno is situated on the right hand side as you enter the village of Abernethy approximately 600 yards after the 30 mile limit sign and before the first mini roundabout.
- Ground floor: Vestibule | Hall | Drawing room | Sitting room Study/dining room | Breakfasting kitchen | Utility room | Cloakroom
- First floor: Landing | Master bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room | 3 double bedrooms | Study/nursery | Bathroom | WC
- Second floor: Landing | 2 attic bedrooms
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