- Advert Expiry Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
- Property / Land Type: Estate
- Property / Land Type: Fishing
- Price Description Offers Over £580,000
An impressive Victorian country house with stabling, paddocks and a beautiful view
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Kilry Lodge is situated in an elevated, south facing position at the foot of Glenisla. With the Angus Glens rising up to the north and the fertile farmland of the Vale of Strathmore to the south, it is in a truly enviable location. The area is one of the gateways to the Cairngorms National Park and Kilry Lodge is ideally placed for a range of country pursuits whether it is skiing at Glenshee, walking in the Angus Glens (Kilry Lodge is on the Cateran Trail), trout fishing in hill lochs, bird watching or fishing at Lintrathen Loch, horse riding on local paths or salmon fishing in the rivers Isla, Ericht and Tay. There are lots of opportunities to shoot and stalk locally. There are popular local golf courses at Alyth, Glenisla and Strathmore with a championship course at Rosemount in Blairgowrie.
Kilry has a friendly and active local community centred around the parish church and village hall. Although rural, the village is only about 6 miles from Alyth where a good range of local shops includes a butcher, grocery stores, a baker and an ironmonger. Blairgowrie and Kirriemuir are both within 14 miles and Perth and Dundee, which are both within commuting distance, have a more comprehensive range of high street shops and services.
The new Isla Primary School at Lintrathen caters for nursery and primary schooling and there are secondary schools in Kirriemuir and Blairgowrie. There is a strong selection of private schools within 50 miles or less including Dundee High School, Craigclowan, Ardvreck, Morrison's Academy, Strathallan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond and St Leonards.
The A94 to the south links west to Perth and east to Forfar from where the A90 dual carriageway provides fast access to Aberdeen. Dundee and Perth have railway stations, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports both offer a range of domestic and international flights and Dundee airport has direct flights to London City.
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Kilry Lodge is an impressive Victorian house believed to have been built on the site of a former priory. It was built in 1868 as a shooting lodge in the French Gothic style. Today the house sits in about 8.52 acres of mature garden and grass paddocks.
The accommodation, which is arranged over two storeys, is notably bright and well proportioned. Original Victorian features are evident throughout the house with its sash and case windows, timber panelled doors, decorative fire surrounds and elegant staircase. A carved stone gargoyle from the Palace of Westminster, sits above the front entrance. Double timber entrance doors open to a terracotta tiled porch with a broad timber and glass inner door. The hall, with a parquet floor, gives access to all the main reception rooms. The impressive drawing room is ideal for formal entertaining with a large open fireplace and big picture windows. It also has quirky features including the turret alcove and a hidden door to the study. The more intimate family room is situated beside the kitchen. It has lovely south facing views and is warmed by a multi fuel stove. The open plan kitchen and dining room is one of the key features of the house. The bespoke joinery made kitchen was commissioned about three years ago and has lovely traditional character, being fitted with a range of painted timber units, a central island, an oil fired Aga and a window seat. The kitchen is well equipped and also has a gas hob, built in microwave and a thoughtfully designed lighting scheme. The dining area is particularly bright with large windows overlooking the paddocks and also the front garden. There is ample space for a dining table in front of the decorative fireplace which is fitted with a multi-fuel stove. There is also a large boot room / utility room at the back door and a cloakroom with wc off the front hall.
On the first floor a broad landing leads to the master bedroom and four further double bedrooms. There are two bathrooms, a shower room, a WC and a small utility room. While all the bedrooms have large windows and good views, the view from the master bedroom is exceptional.
Kilry Lodge is approached by a pretty wooded driveway which leads to a gravel sweep at the front of the house. The property sits in a mature garden and has a south facing front lawn which is sheltered by woodland to the north and west. The tennis court (which has potential to be converted to an all weather manege) and summer house are positioned in front of the house where the views are at their best.
A range of traditional stone outbuildings are currently used for garaging, garden machinery, general storage and animal feed. They create an attractive courtyard to the rear of the house.
A brick built stable block has three loose boxes and barn storage beside an area of hard standing. There are a further 2 loose boxes within the stone steading.
About 6.5 acres of paddocks are situated to the south east of the house which include a grass schooling ring.
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