Decked out for a sundowner
With glorious sunny gardens, life here could be a holiday ... every evening after work
NUMBER eight Bellenden Grove is an exceptional detached villa – remodeled and extended in 2008 to provide an exemplary specification and professionally designed interior to a family home in Dunblane, near Stirling.
But that is only half the story. This property’s other unique selling point is outside, in wonderful south and west-facing gardens that form a secret idyll bounded by trees, hedges and sandstone walls.
Just a few of the surprises in this outdoor wonderland are terraces with feature lighting, casual dining area, a south-facing waterfall cascading from the terrace into a stream that meanders to bottom of the garden, accessed decked paths, a peaceful pond with a large decked area overhanging the water as a place to sip sundowners.
The light-filled interior feeds the senses with solid oak flooring, limestone tiling, under-floor heating throughout, luxurious carpets, mood lighting, LED-lit staircase with glass balustrading and stunning views from every room. The study has bespoke furniture by Neville Johnstone and the Smallbone kitchen is a sublime setting with solid walnut cabinetry, granite worktops, glass splashbacks, range cooker, integrated appliances and patio doors to the side terrace.
This cavernous home has an open-plan kitchen/family/sun room that measures over 40ft; next door is a 26ft dining room linking to an even larger drawing room – and beyond the study and hall area is a cloakroom, utility and sixth bedroom with en-suite wet room.
Upstairs, off a very sizeable galleried landing (incorporating a study niche) are five double bedrooms – three en-suite, while the master bedroom also has a bespoke dressing area fitted with oak wardrobes.
Bedroom two has access to a large roof terrace with glass balcony; bedroom five, currently used as an artist’s studio, is large enough to be a bed-sit or library and has two sets of patio doors – one to the roof terrace, the other to the rear balcony – and the family bathroom, shared by two bedrooms, feature Philippe Starck fittings and cabinetry and a doublesized Jacuzzi bath with rainfall shower overhead.
Totally captivating, this extraordinary family home just has to be seen – details from Rettie’s Edinburgh office, which is seeking offers over £760,000.
RIPPLE EFFECT: This family home in Dunblane offers harmonious living both inside and out.