Irving Geddes are delighted to offer this rare opportunity to purchase a 5-bedroom detached Scandia Hus villa in the stunning location of Dunira, a small community of privately-owned properties within Dunira Estate some 3 miles west of the much sought-after conservation village of Comrie in Perthshire and 2.5 miles from beautiful St Fillans on Loch Earn.
Pine Lodge occupies an enviable south-facing elevated position within some of the most striking and accessible areas of Scotland. This attractive ‘eco house’ has a stunning backdrop of wooded hillside and rugged mountain, boasts fine views and offers a unique landscaped garden and outstanding energy efficiency.
Originating in Sweden, Scandia Hus are well known for their high spec sustainable house designs so are fitted as standard with triple glazed windows and excellent floor and roof insulation. The sympathetically designed extension, completed in 2007 and creating a useful entrance porch and spacious family room with wood-burning stove on the ground floor and a study/bedroom on the upper floor, is of similar build quality ensuring the house is at the forefront of sustainability and cost control. Exceptional effort has been made to make the house as energy efficient as possible. A south-facing array of 18 photovoltaic panels is fitted to the garage roof to provide supplementary electricity (3.78 kW), with the surplus power being directed via an EMMA unit to the twin immersion hot water cylinder and the hall’s storage heater, with the balance being exported back to the grid. The solar panels were installed in 2010 so enjoy the highest possible feed-in tariff (currently available for 25 years from installation). In addition, the hot water tank is linked to a back boiler off the main wood burner in the lounge to provide hot water in the colder months.
Pine Lodge boasts well-appointed and flexible accommodation comprising on the ground floor: PORCH, HALL, SHOWER ROOM/WC, BEDROOM, 34ft LOUNGE WITH
DINING AREA, FAMILY ROOM, BREAKFASTING KITCHEN & UTILITY ROOM. The upper floor has a ‘STUDY’ LANDING, MASTER BEDROOM with an excellent TIMBER BALCONY providing a beautiful south-facing aspect; BATHROOM, 2 FURTHER BEDROOMS AND A STUDY/BEDROOM 5.
The extensive garden grounds lie predominantly to the east of the property and have been fully landscaped to provide a fantastic, versatile outdoor space. Ample parking to the east side of the property leads to a double garage whilst to the west side there is a private, secluded patio area which benefits from sun throughout the day & evening. To the front is a deck with steps down onto a small area of lawn. Behind the garage there is a fully covered log store and storage area. Steps lead from here to a large lawn bordered by attractive dry-stone walling with inset seating as well as planting designed to provide interest and colour throughout the year. On the upper level there is a greenhouse, potting shed, fruit cage and various raised vegetable beds. A backdrop of mature trees lies to the north of the grounds with a post and wire fence behind. An area to the rear has been fenced off for chickens.
Pine Lodge truly enjoys the best of both worlds, within easy reach of local facilities and boasting an enviable rural setting with a multitude of diverse walks direct from the doorstep. A property rare to the market and one likely to be a very welcome addition. Early viewing is strongly recommended.
Please contact us on 01764 670325 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.
Irving Geddes endeavour to maintain accurate depictions of properties in Virtual Tours, Floor Plans and descriptions, however, these are intended only as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection.