Set amidst some of Scotland's most striking scenery and offering a high degree of privacy River Lodge is a unique and stunning family home, occupying a rarely available riverside location which oozes tranquility.
Ideal for those looking for a wonderful idyllic country retreat located on the doorstep of some of Scotland's finest scenery. Perthshire boasts a diverse range of outdoor pursuits and recreational activities including deer stalking, grouse and pheasant shooting, salmon fishing, walking trails and the famous Glenshee ski centre can be found just over 20 miles away. The Rosemount championship golf course, venue for the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup, is also located around 2 miles away in the town of Blairgowrie. Riverlodge has trout fishing rights on the river Ericht which is a tributary of the River Tay, famous for its salmon fishing.
The property also offers the option to have a separate wing with flexible layout and its own entrance. With floorspace measuring approx 4000sq ft, the extensive open plan accommodation has been meticulously designed providing a beautifully appointed and versatile home with simply stunning panoramic river views.
The property also receives regular financial benefits via the government's Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme which entitles the owner of River Lodge an annual payment of £4354 (paid quarterly) for the next 7 years.
Everything in River Lodge has been chosen to reflect its beautiful natural setting whilst giving a truly luxurious feel. Newly completed with high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, it is a superb example of an energy efficient country home.
Skilfully and elegantly styled it offers a notable amount of character with contemporary exterior slate stonework, large areas of decking with a sunken hot tub and wrap round balconies allowing you to enjoy the peaceful woodland location. Internally leather granite worktops, hand scrapped oak and natural slate flooring, feature oak doors and large expanses of glass walls just add to the stunning setting.
Accommodation: Vestibule, hallway, en-suite master bedroom with dressing room, a further 6 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, lounge/dining room/bar, dining kitchen, family bathroom, second kitchen, study/office, tv snug, games room, boiler room and ample storage.
Upper level: River Lodge is an open plan home, split over 4 levels. It is entered via a welcoming vestibule with large cloakroom providing space for outdoor attire and footwear and doorway leading into the main hallway. Along the upper level there are a total of six bedrooms with ample storage, all boast porcelanosa en suite bath and shower rooms. Also along the hallway is a laundry store and a fully fitted second kitchen offering potential scope for sectioning off part of the accommodation into self-contained living quarters if desired with a second entrance at the far end.
Mid-level: Accessed off the main hallway down 3 steps is the master suite which consists of a large double bedroom, walk-in dressing room and contemporary en-suite wet room. Further along the hallway leads you to the heart of this home. The stunning kitchen is a cooks dream and perfect for entertaining. Furnished with hand painted oak cabinets and leather granite work surfaces it features a four oven AGA and numerous appliance including 2 dishwashers, BBQ and full size AEG fridge, wine cooler and freezer. There is a main sink for washing up and also a cooks prep sink with waste disposal. The large island provides excellent storage and workspace whilst also providing upholstered seating opposite.
Off the kitchen is a small hallway giving access to a useful study with a door onto the decking and a family bathroom with spa bath. There is also a pleasant tv room/snug with fireplace and lovely views to outside. Sliding doors lead out onto a large area of decking with hot tub and artificial grassed area providing ample space for al-fresco dining and relaxing.
Lower level: Steps from the kitchen lead to the stunning lounge. 15m long with double height ceilings and full height glass windows. Sliding doors lead out to the wrap round deck which capitalise on the simply stunning river views and surrounding woodlands. Ideal for entertaining it incorporates a large seating area with tv, a dining area and fully equipped bar. The feature gas fire is lit with the press of a button and there is underfloor heating covered with Khars rustic oak flooring.
Ground floor: With direct access onto the water this lower level has a large games room with sliding doors leading out onto an additional area of decking with seating. Adjacent to the games room is a boiler room providing useful storage space and also houses the high-efficiency biomass heating system.
The grounds extend to just under 1.2 acres in total and consist of large sections of decking, lawn, woodland, decorative rockeries with artificial grass to help keep maintenance to a minimum. The entire plot is riverside. There is an abundance of parking and a private driveway behind the property. Access for larger vehicles can also be gained by a separate second driveway.
The double garage has 2 remote controlled doors and is styled in keeping with the main property. It provides additional secure parking and storage and is also equipped with water, power and lighting. Inside there is a staircase which leads to the large room above. This has windows with beautiful views and would suit a variety of uses such as a gym, home office, studio or even occasional living quarters with relevant planning permission etc.
All heating and ample hot water is provided by an energy efficient fully automated Biomass Pellet boiler system with separate pellet store. The government's Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme refunds money each year and entitles the owner of River Lodge an annual payment of £4354 (paid quarterly) for the next 7 years. EPC rating – C
Location: River Lodge is located within the small hamlet of Craigmill located around two miles outside the historic Perthshire town of Blairgowrie. Within Blairgowrie there is a host of amenities and services including local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and many picturesque walks and outdoor pursuits. More extensive services and amenities can be found in Perth (15 miles) and Dundee (17 miles) with airports located in Glasgow (72 miles) and Edinburgh (60 miles). The A9 is (12 miles) away and Braemar is (35miles)
Additional items: Prospective purchasers should note that the property may also be available to purchase fully furnished by negotiation.
The largest town in Perthshire, Blairgowrie lies 15.7 miles (25 km) north of Perth. There are bus links to Dundee, Perth and beyond, with the main through-road being the A93. As a centrepiece to the town, The Wellmeadow is a grassy triangle that hosts weekly markets and outdoor events.
Many of the local population commute to nearby Perth and Dundee for work, with an important part of the town’s economy coming from the soft fruit growing industry. There are a selection of local schools including Blairgowrie Campus and Blairgowrie High School.
Local activities and attractions include The Cateran Trail, Blairgowrie & Rosemount Golf courses, the River Ericht, and the Bluebell Woods. There is also easy access to Glenshee Ski Centre and lots of fishing and shooting available in the surrounding areas.