House of Cantle is a wonderful Victorian lodge in Perthshire which has been refurbished with great care and imagination. It now has a homely feel while retaining many original features, including cornicing, solid wooden floors and working shutters.
Inside, the reception rooms are positioned along the south side of the house to make the most of the loch views; the library in particular is a notable with fitted bookshelves, breathtaking views and its fireplace. The sitting room has exposed stone walls, and a fireplace, while floor-to-ceiling glass doors open into the conservatory, currently used as a dining room.
The extensive, professional standard, kitchen quarters are substantial and lie in the west wing. To the front is an apartment with bedroom, sitting room and en-suite shower room. The east end of the ground floor has two bedrooms, currently used as staff accommodation. Upstairs all ten rooms on the first floor are all individually decorated and well-appointed; all are en-suite.
The lower ground floor has been refurbished only in part and has lots of potential to create further accommodation, or a games room or cellars; bedrooms currently on the this level also have outstanding views of the loch.
Outside, the grounds extend to around four acres and include lawns surrounding the property. An orchard sits to the north, and provides cherries, plums and apples, while woodlands to the west feature a tumbling burn; a polytunnel currently produces fruit and herbs.
House of Cantle just over two miles to the east of Killin, a historic village famed for the Breadalbane Campbells and Clan Macnab. Killin is a thriving community with its annual Highland Games, a good range of shops, sports and arts clubs and a primary school.
House of Cantle enjoys a superb position in the Southern Highlands, beneath the Tarmachan Ridge and above Loch Tay with outstanding views over the surrounding countryside. There are no fewer than nine Munros in the immediate vicinity. Crianlarich is 16 miles and Stirling 38 miles.
The guide price is £1.1m. For further information please contact Savills on +44 (0)131 247 3700 or visit www.savills.co.uk.
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