Dalkenneth House and Studio, Glenogle, Lochearnhead, Perthshire is our Amazing Property this week.
Dalkenneth House, a late Victorian country home set within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, has an interesting history.
It was built for the Rev H.J. Graham on land donated by the Drummond Estate and is thought to have been intended originally as a holiday home.
There is also the belief, although undocumented, that the house once operated as a school.
In 1987, Gaia Architects built a studio in the grounds of the house for its owners, Glasgow-based rock group Simple Minds, who had a massive hit in 1985 with Don’t You (Forget About Me). Reference to the band’s time here can be seen on the studio’s weather vanes, one of which spells out Simple and the other Minds.
The accommodation in the studio is centred on an open-plan living space with galleried landings above and a full-height ceiling.
This studio conversion has created an ideal space for a holiday let or bed and breakfast, not to mention its appeal to music enthusiasts.
Accommodation in superb Dalkenneth House includes a drawing room, dining room, family room, breakfasting kitchen and utility room, boot room and cloakroom, five bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The house sits in wonderful mature gardens that offer year-round colour, with seating areas and spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
Guide price £750,00, Rettie & Co, 0131 624 90320.