Viewlands House is C listed and dates from about 1841 and extended to the rear around 1950. It is positioned in grounds extending to about 0.78 acres. There is an independent detached one-bedroom cottage which originally formed the stables for the main house. The striking red sandstone house has a slate roof and internally there are many typical features expected to be in a house of this period. These include timber sash and case windows with shutters, panel doors, open fireplaces, ceiling cornicing and high ceilings.
Originally a stable block for the main house, the cottage is traditionally constructed and has a slate roof. It now consists of a lounge with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, and an open plan kitchen with a tiled floor and base and wall mounted units. There is a double bedroom with an en suite shower room. There is a single garage attached to the end of the cottage.
The current owner leases the cottage under the management services of www.cottages.com, giving scope for additional income.
Blairgowrie offers a wide range of shopping and business facilities, including three supermarkets, a wide range of specialist shops, two medical centres and a cottage hospital. Perth and Dundee provide all the services expected of major cities and Blairgowrie is well situated for commuting to both. The property is within easy walking distance of Blairgowrie town centre, which can be reached by a picturesque riverside walk.
The range of outdoor pursuits in the area is impressive. There are three golf courses at Rosemount, including a championship course, together with a further three courses at Alyth and a recently extended 18-hole course at Dunkeld. In addition, there is a new course at Piperdam Country Club near Dundee. Apart from providing some of Perthshires finest scenery, the surrounding countryside offers skiing at Glenshee, hillwalking in the glens and fishing on the Rivers Ericht, Isla and Tay and on local lochs. There are riding facilities and a leisure centre in Blairgowrie.
Primary schooling is available in Blairgowrie at Rattray Primary School and St Stephens Primary, with secondary schooling at Blairgowrie High. Private education is available at Craigclowan, Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston and Dundee High School.
The area has good communications. The M90 at Perth links to Edinburgh, whilst the A9 links west to Stirling and Glasgow and north to Inverness. The A90 north to Aberdeen can be accessed at Forfar, via Kirriemuir (A926). There are mainline railway stations at Perth, Dundee and Dunkeld (13 miles). Dundee Airport has direct services to London Stanstead and Edinburgh has a wide range of domestic and international flights.