A remarkable eco-friendly house in a small hillside development close to Pitlochry is now on the property market.
Rowangarth was built in 2014, and is presented for sale by Savills. With a mix of larch cladding, white render, slate roof and oak frame, the house sits well in the surrounding countryside.
Internally the impressive oak frame and natural clay plastered walls create a warm and welcoming feel. Particular attention has been paid to the eco-credentials of Rowangarth which has biomass central heating, two solar panels to heat hot water as well as a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system which recycles heat and exchanges the air in the house.
The house has been insulated with wood fibre and recycled paper and it has a mixture of double and triple glazing. The frame is made of Scottish oak and the external cladding is of Scottish larch. Rowangarth is an aesthetically pleasing eco-friendly house that is as bright and contemporary as it is traditional and cosy.
The front door opens into a beautiful dining hall. With a cool limestone floor, which also runs through to the kitchen, and a large square bay window looking over the front garden, it is a lovely room to spend time during the day as well as for entertaining.
The sitting room is a cosier space with a wood burning stove and an engineered oak floor.
At the other side of the hall is a Leicht kitchen with glossy cream units, a cream Corian worksurface and a range of integrated Miele and Siemens appliances. There is a curved breakfast bar with a round table for eating informally as well as plenty of space for comfortable seating. Sliding doors open to the terrace.
The utility room is fitted with units and houses the controls for the heating, solar panels and the heat recovery system. It has a back door to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a guest bedroom with double doors to the garden and shower room beside it. In addition to storage in the utility room, there are useful store cupboards in the hall and under the stairs.
An oak staircase with glass balustrading rises to the landing which is one of the most fabulous rooms in the house. Its vaulted cathedral-style ceiling gives a fantastic sense of both space and tranquillity, and the westerly view is framed by large oak beams. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room and en suite bathroom with separate shower.
Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower room and a lovely view over the countryside to Ben Vrackie. The two remaining double bedrooms have views across the Tummel Valley and share a family bathroom with a separate shower. All the bedrooms on the first floor have built in storage.
The double garage has an attractive overhang which provides a useful place to store and dry logs. A staircase within the garage leads up to a large floored room which would make a great office, playroom or studio. With Velux windows, light and power, it is ready for a buyer to adapt it for their requirements. Behind the garage (and part of the same building) is the wood pellet boiler, a large store and a WC.
The garden at Rowangarth is a particular feature of the property. At the front of the house neat borders are filled with carefully chosen plants and shrubs that provide colour all year and look spectacular in early summer. Behind the house there are two sheltered spots to sit and an impressive terraced garden.
Flower beds on each level are filled with colourful plants and steps lead to a seating area within a pretty curved stone wall backed by a colourful cornus hedge. The remainder of the ground has been turned into a wildflower meadow. A pedestrian gate at the top of the garden provides access to the beautiful countryside that surrounds Rowangarth.
Rowangarth is one of five properties within a small rural development at Donavourd just to the east of Pitlochry. The house has open fields on its north side and views to Ben Vrackie and the Tummel valley. Rowangarth is only about two miles from the shops in Pitlochry and about a mile from the A9 which provides fast access to the north and south.
The hill road to Pitlochry takes in the picturesque 19th century Edradour distillery as well as the village of Moulin, with its heritage centre and popular local bar and hotel.
Pitlochry has a good range of amenities including a community hospital, dentist, supermarket, banks and a number of independent shops. It is also home to the Pitlochry Festival Theatre. There is a railway station with a sleeper service to London. The retail destination House of Bruar is 11 miles to the north and attracts visitors from far and wide. For a more comprehensive choice of shops and professional services, Perth is about 27 miles to the south.
Rowangarth is within striking distance of some of Perthshire’s most beautiful landmarks and towns: Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Kenmore, The Pass of Killiecrankie, The Queens View at Loch Tummel, Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion as well as lochs Tummel and Tay and the ski slopes of Glenshee to name a few. With so much dramatic countryside on the doorstep there is a huge choice of outdoor activities available in the area including some lovely walks which are accessible on foot from Rowangarth.
The agents will consider offers over £545,000.
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