We are delighted to offer this extremely rare chance to purchase Inveraven, a simply superb 5/6 bedroom B-listed Georgian townhouse which enjoys an enviable elevated position on the banks of the River Tay just outside Perth city centre. Inveraven is arguably one of the most iconic homes within the city and so this is a true once-in-a-generation opportunity to purchase a property that has been an impressive feature on the landscape of many paintings, postcards, historic photographs and drawings since the early 1800’s.
The property offers exceptionally spacious and bright accommodation spread over four floors with many eye-catching features including beautiful high ceilings, ornate cornicing, large windows, plenty of off-street parking and some stunning views across the River Tay towards Smeaton’s Bridge, the city centre and beyond. The particularly well maintained and colourful garden grounds extend to approximately 1/3 of an acre in total and lead down to the river bank where it may be possible to launch a small boat and make use of the riparian fishing rights that the property holds title to.
The location gives the perfect combination of a high degree of privacy and convenience with excellent travel links near by. The city centre and the North Inch Parklands are short walking distances from the property, bringing retail, entertainment, leisure, sporting and cultural facilities to its doorstep. Inveraven also benefits from gas central heating and excellent storage space.
Ground floor: The property is accessed to the rear via an impressive vestibule with arched windows to either side. The welcoming reception hallway features stairs to the upper floors and the lower level, storage cupboard and access to all rooms on this floor. The very spacious drawing room boasts a wealth of space for furniture, an open fireplace and two front-facing windows which enjoy fine views over the garden and the river.
Adjacent to the drawing room is a formal dining room, again with a large window providing a pleasant outlook and which could also be used as an additional bedroom if required. The dining kitchen is fitted with a good amount of base and wall units with plenty of space for table and chairs. Also located on this floor is a generous office/study with built-in storage to one wall. On the half-landing there is an eye-catching feature window, WC and bathroom fitted with a bath tub, wash-hand basin and separate shower cubicle.
Lower level: A carpeted spiral staircase leads down to the lower level of the property and onto a hallway with doors to various rooms. The largest room on this floor and arguably one of the finest throughout the property is a superb lounge which spans the full width of the property and leads out into the front garden making it a fantastic place for entertaining guests and relaxing. Also located on this floor is a boiler room with drying area, cloakroom toilet, a large utility room with built-in storage, a generous store/freezer room, a further store room and hallway leading out to the side of the property.
First floor: A bright hallway gives access to all rooms and also a staircase which leads up to the top floor. There are two spacious double bedrooms located to the front which command excellent views and two further generous double bedrooms to the rear with the master bedroom also
boasting a dressing room with built-in storage and a large an-suite bathroom with WC, wash-hand basin and separate shower cubicle.
Top floor: The accommodation on the top floor consists of a large attic space providing a wealth of storage and a double bedroom with front facing bay window which offers more far-reaching views.
To the rear of the property, a gated driveway leads down to a garage and area of parking for around four or five vehicles. The garden grounds here consists of a selection of mature plants and shrubs with access to the front of the property via either side, including a charming stone-built archway.
The majority of the garden grounds lie to the front of the property and fully capitalise on the unique and relaxing vista. There is a a lengthy terrace with space for seating and patio areas on which to soak up the sunny south-west facing aspect and outlook. There is also a large sweeping area of lawn, a beautiful selection of plants and shrubs to the borders and a delightful wisteria plant creeping up the front elevation of the property. At the very bottom of the garden is a solid dry stone wall with steps leading down, through a lockable gate, to the river.
The property is ideally positioned being set back from Main Street, resulting in a high degree of privacy. Easy access is gained to the dual-carriageway for those who commute with excellent travel links to Dundee (21 miles), Stirling (34 miles), Edinburgh (43 miles) and Glasgow (59 miles). Perth’s city centre is a ten minutes stroll away, over Smeaton’s Bridge. The surrounding area offers a wealth of opportunities to pursue interests and hobbies; world class fishing, challenging cycle routes, both on and off road, numerous adventure sports facilities, mountain pursuits such as skiing, hiking and rock climbing and an unsurpassed range of golf courses, including the 2014 Ryder Cup host Gleneagles. Sites of significant beauty, heritage, innovation and historical importance area easily reached from Perth.
These are just some of the reasons why Perth and Kinross receives a consistently high ranking in quality of life surveys. There is also a selection of very good primary, secondary and private schools in Perth city and its environs. Edinburgh airport can also be found just under 40 miles away.
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