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Scottish baronial house with salmon fishing

Bonskeid House is a beautifully restored, substantial private family house in a stunning private setting in Perthshire. Built of granite, much of the property was built in the 1880s, while over the past decade the present owners have conducted a comprehensive programme of both restoration and renovation.

Ground floor reception rooms have large bay windows and ornate period features including an interesting fireplace beneath the window in the library. The larch panelled dining room is a notable feature of the house, as are the ornate cornices and plasterwork which features throughout. An extension has also been added which has a sun lounge, leading to a brilliant modern kitchen and dining area. The first floor has a study with hardwood panelling, and the nine bedrooms are laid out across the first, second and third floors of the house, and include the very large master suite.

The eastern end of the house houses the self-contained caretaker’s flat, while outside are a good range of useful outbuildings which have the potential for a range of uses. A tennis court, a walled garden and an orchard are all features of the extremely pretty grounds.

The mature gardens and grounds add to the wonderful character of the property. Extending to around 37 acres, they include several specimen trees; the larch on the front lawn is said to be one of the oldest of its kind in Scotland. Beyond the lawns are policy woodlands with footpaths winding down to the river – brown trout fishing rights from the right bank are included in the sale.

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A three-bedroom lodge sits by the gated entrance and is currently let on a short assured tenancy.

Available as a separate lot are the Newtyle salmon fishings which is one of the most highly-regarded and beautiful beats on the Middle River Tay. This particular stretch fishes as a six-to-eight rod beat and has a five-year average of 151 salmon/grise.

Bonskeid House is located in an excellent position just outside the Highland town of Pitlochry in Perthshire, which is on the Edinburgh train line. Dundee Airport is under an hour by car and Edinbugh airport an hour-and-a-half.

The guide price is £1,950,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0131 718 4593 or visit

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