You may have seen homes that you thought were pretty unique but The Ale House is truly an original.
The B listed former village brewery is a building full of quirks and character that has been brilliantly converted into a four bedroom house.
According to the front stone lintel, the property dates back to 1808 and the carved initials AB are thought to refer to one Alexander Bullions who occupied the premises in the early 1800s and was known locally for brewing beer and distilling whisky.
The original granary is located next door and the fresh water supply which would have fed the ale house for production purposes, still exists today. The former ale house is located in Caputh, by Dunkeld.
A comprehensive and sympathetic restoration has been carried out in recent years by the sellers which has resulted in a fine family home with the old brewery reconfigured to introduce four bedrooms and three bathroom and shower rooms along with flexible and comfortable living space.
In harmony with the period fabric of the building, many features have been carefully preserved including original exposed stone walls and fireplaces.
Examples of the superb care and craftsmanship which have ensured the integrity of the building are the reclaimed vintage floorboards; the hand built pitch pine kitchen with tiled floor and range cooker; exposed beams in the dining hall and the fireplace and woodburning stove in the lovely first floor sitting room which has windows on two sides bathing the room with natural light and which has a beautiful outlook onto the gardens and countryside beyond.
There is a ground floor bedroom and bathroom, a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and two further bedrooms and a shower room on the second floor.
Outside, the setting is magical: a pretty country garden with lawns, beech hedges, cherry, apple and pear trees, and a splendid and ancient beech tree which, like the house, conveys a tangible sense of history.
Under here is a raised terrace for sitting out – and where better to enjoy an authentic glass or two of local craft beer in your very own Ale House?
Andrew Thomson of Savills comments: “This property has a real story to tell, and its Georgian brewing origins make it a genuinely unique and incredibly appealing property, not least because of the skill with which the sellers have completed the conversion.
“Wonderfully unspoilt and yet with the home comforts we all expect, The Ale House also has a lovely rural setting.”
It’s on the market for offers over £410,000.