Druids Park House is set in over an acre of private grounds at Druids Park, a peaceful and well established community within the village of Murthly, named after an ancient stone circle located nearby. It is notable for its landscaped surroundings which include mature trees, a central green with cricket pitch and a tree lined avenue.
The house is less than half a mile from Murthly local shop and post office. The village also has a popular local restaurant, a primary school and a village hall. Dunkeld (7 miles) with its historic cathedral is a picturesque town with an excellent selection of independent shops, caf�s and restaurants as well as leisure facilities at Dunkeld House Hotel with a spa, gym, swimming pool, tennis courts, Landrover experience, fishing and shooting centre. Perth (11 miles) has a larger selection of high street shops and professional services as well as a concert hall, theatre, art gallery, museum and cinema. The town's facilities also include the Perth Climbing Centre, the Willowgate Activity Centre, Perth Leisure pool, an ice rink and two sports centres.
Druids Park House is ideally situated for those who enjoy the outdoors and is a short distance from the River Tay and the grounds of Murthly Castle. There is a golf course in Dunkeld, a championship course at Blairgowrie and a choice of courses in Perth, Gleneagles and St Andrews. The rivers, hills and lochs of the Perthshire highlands and the Angus Glens are all within easy reach. Fishing, shooting and stalking are readily available from local estates while the ski slopes of Glenshee are about 33 miles north. Perth has a theatre, concert hall, cinema and art galleries.
Perth train station has regular services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and London. Dunkeld train station has an overnight sleeper train direct to London. Edinburgh Airport is about 51 miles away and there are direct flights from Dundee Airport (32 miles) to Stansted.
There is a primary school in Murthly and secondary schooling in Perth. There is also a choice of good private schools nearby with Strathallan, Kilgraston, Glenalmond College, Morrisons Academy, Ardvreck and Craigclowan all within easy driving distance.
Druids Park House is an impressive Victorian villa dating from 1876. The house has been comprehensively and thoughtfully refurbished over the last 10 years and is now a beautiful and comfortable family home which is also ideal for entertaining. The house is characterised by its well preserved original features: polished wooden floors, tiled floors, working fireplaces, astragal windows, ornate cornices and ceiling roses, working window shutters, deep skirtings, panelled doors and brass door handles and a splendid wrought iron and oak staircase to name a few. The house is decorated throughout with Farrow and Ball paint colours and Zoffany, Mulberry and Cole and Son wallpaper.
A rhododendron lined driveway leads to parking at the front of the house, where the splendid front entrance opens via an outer and then an inner vestibule, tiled with Fired Earth floor tiles, to the carpeted reception hall giving access to all the main reception rooms. The south facing drawing/morning room has triple aspect windows and overlooks the large lawned garden, with an original fitted bookcase spanning one wall of the room, making an attractive feature. There is also a decorative open fireplace tiled with Fired Earth tiles and Brazilian slate. The sitting room is similarly impressive, with a large south facing bay window, original cornicing and ceiling rose, original sash and case windows, interior paneled door with brass handles, a recessed built-in cupboard with glass and wood door, and a Jotul wood-burning stove set into the original fireplace with, Brazilian slate surround.
The sitting room is open to the dining room, with a feature wall of Mulberry wallpaper, and adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen. With solid oak units and pewter door handles, polished granite worktops, a butler's sink with mixer tap, limestone flooring from Classical Flagstones (with underfloor heating) and a four door AGA, it is the epitome of a perfect family country house kitchen. Integrated appliances include a ceramic induction hob, a double fan oven, a microwave oven, a dishwasher, a drinks fridge, and wine racks and vegetable basket shelves built into the timber units. There are Fired Earth tiles surrounding the AGA. There is a central kitchen island with room for stools and a large family sized dining table. In addition to these rooms, there is also a study decorated with Zoffany wallpaper and ultra fast broadband, a utility room with built-in painted wooden cupboards, laminate worktops, a large double butler's sink and a Brazilian slate floor and a cloakroom/WC with a Heritage suite on the ground floor.
On the first floor, a broad landing gives access to the bedrooms, all of which are double sized and are beautifully decorated. The principal bedroom with original impressive ornate cornicing and large celling roses has a huge bay window overlooking the large garden, and a luxurious large en suite bathroom with a Heritage roll top bath, Aqata walk in shower, Buckingham double wash basins and lavatory and a marble tiled floor with underfloor heating and heated towel rail. Bedroom three has an en-suite shower room tiled with marble tiles, and heated towel rail and the remaining three bedrooms share a large family bathroom which also has marble floor tiles with underfloor heating, heated towel rail and Cole and Son Wallpaper. A small room off the landing is currently used as a gym, but would also make a good office or second study
The garden at Druids Park extends to approximately 1.5 acres and lies mainly to the south and east of the house. It has many mature trees and shrubs including birch, beech, conifers, azaleas and flowering cherry trees. An ornamental pond and herbaceous beds provide a focal point on the terraced lawn and there is a pretty Victorian summerhouse with pergola amongst the rhododendrons. Closer to the house is a paved terrace for sitting out in good weather and a herbaceous border runs along the south side of the kitchen garden wall. The partially enclosed kitchen garden has a decked area for outside seating as well as its original cast iron washing green poles. There is also a vegetable garden with raised beds.
Workshop and log shed
Stone garden outbuilding which may offer potential for conversion into a home office / studio.
Summerhouse with pergola and decking
Plant / boiler room
Planning permission has been granted (Ref :18/02212/FLL) for a double garage to be built alongside the existing outbuildings.
From Perth take the A9 northbound and leave the A9 where signposted to Luncarty and Stanley (B9099). Pass through both villages and continue on the B9099 to Murthly. Once in the village, pass under the railway bridge and take the first turning on the right into Druids Park. On entering the development turn right and follow Druids Park Road for about 0.3 miles until the road bends right into The Avenue. The entrance to Druids Park House is almost immediately on the left.