Ladeside, Cardean, Meigle, Blairgowrie, PH12 8RB

Offers over £430000 (Sold)


Rare to the market this stunning and beautifully appointed stone-built property is full of character and charm with real wow factor, situated in the most idyllic setting. Viewing is essential to appreciate its potential.


Rare to the market, Ladeside, formerly Deanside Lodge, is a highly desirable stone-built cottage, enjoying an idyllic setting in the hamlet of Cardean, a mile from the village of Meigle.  It lies within beautifully secluded garden grounds, with a wooded backdrop and superb views over Dean Water with its Roman Bridge.  This spacious and versatile property was skilfully converted in 1991 from two 19th century buildings: a former Cardean estate cottage, and the other a laundry. It retains much of the original features and offers exceptionally stylish and unique, split-level accommodation full of character and charm.  

Set in some of Scotland’s finest scenery and centrally located, local amenities include a primary school, a well-stocked convenience store with post office, 2 excellent coffee shops and a wide range of sporting facilities, including 3 local golf courses, a cricket club, bowling green, hillwalking, fishing, shooting and water sports. 

Ideally-placed, there are frequent town and country bus routes, with Perth and Dundee being less than half-an-hour’s drive away.  Closer towns include Blairgowrie, Forfar and Kirriemuir. The history-steeped Glamis Castle with its various outdoor events, tearoom and restaurant lies just 10 minutes’ drive away.  Access to the outer-ring motorway network is a short drive away, providing easy commuting to all major cities and airports in the central belt, and north to the gateway to the highlands, including the ski slopes of Glenshee.


Ladeside is set back from the road and enjoys a pillared entrance leading to two separate private driveways, one offering parking for at least 5 cars and leading to a double garage with covered store and shed.  The other sweeps round to the front of the property, with its delightful walled courtyard garden & timber single garage and provides parking for several cars.  The secluded entrance with Victorian style lantern, is screened by mature rhododendrons and beech hedging and has lovely central stone steps with the most unique full-height feature windows either side, and double fronted storm doors.

Features of note are the most wonderful U-shaped hall with split-level accommodation and splendid feature windows with open views. Double height ceilings and hardwood flooring to the public rooms, including a stunning Cathedral height ceiling to the dining room and lounge really provide the ‘wow factor’ to this delightful home.  These two rooms are linked by a double-sided fireplace with wood burner and splendid cedar-clad feature stone walls with ambient lighting.  There is a sitting room with steps to a mezzanine level, bespoke, dining-kitchen with flagstone floor and range-style cooker; quality deep-silled windows, bespoke doors, a beamed master bedroom and the potential to convert and extend the bedroom wing of this substantial and unique family home, subject to consent.

Double doors open to a wide and light, welcoming reception hall which includes a cloaks cupboard and ample space for furniture.  To one end is a peaceful library area enjoying courtyard views. There is also central access to the dining-kitchen and to the far end stairs to a most spacious and bright flagstone area enjoying lovely views, currently used as a home office. This area could make a most wonderful garden room with bistro style dining, or a studio which would particularly benefit from the natural light that comes flooding in all year round.

This fluid space is perfect for entertaining, given the double French doors that open to the most spectacular triple-aspect lounge and French doors to a raised patio with balustrade, and peaceful elevated views.  This generous room is big enough to create a snug or office to one end which would not detract from the living space already provided. The room itself looks different in both daylight and night, with the hi-level wall lighting creating the loveliest ambient effect.

Impressive cedar-clad walls and deep-silled windows with unbroken views coupled with the superb full-height stone fireplace with double sided wood burner create a marvellous focal point and the cosiest spot to relax or entertain in.  There is open-plan access to the splendid dining room at the far end, discreetly tucked away with its wonderful ceiling and chandelier-style lighting, equally characterful fireplace, and triple aspect, which in turn has French doors opening to both the snug and dining-kitchen, making this home truly perfect for entertaining.

The heart of this home is the spacious and modern triple aspect breakfasting kitchen which has a splendid feature stone wall to one end and overlooks the rear garden.  It is fitted with a range of neutral hand-painted wall and base units with solid oak work tops, dresser with extensive cupboard space, a deep, double, ceramic Belfast sink and utensil rack over the cooker. Appliances include a 6 ring mains gas hob with fan oven, electric oven and warming drawer, and space for a dishwasher and a free-standing upright fridge freezer. Two freestanding pieces of furniture, the larder unit & central island, are available by separate negotiation.

A stable door provides access to the utility/boot room with deep silled window to the side with Belfast sink below, a traditional laundry pulley, shelving & loft access.  The automatic washing machine and upright fridge are negotiable. Off the utility room is a cloakroom with a white suite, traditional beam and sink with shelving and flagstone flooring throughout.  An exterior door leads from the utility room to a fully enclosed rear garden.

The dining area in the kitchen has a deep silled window overlooking the rear garden and a farmhouse style table and chairs with lovely oil-lamp style ceiling light, all available by separate negotiation. Steps with attractive wrought iron balustrade lead down to a cosy sitting room with high ceiling and double, deep silled window and 18 pane glazed door, opening to the suntrap wrap-around gardens. There is a lovely feature stone wall and French doors which in turn lead back into the fabulous open plan public rooms.

The bedroom wing of this property could lend itself to being further enhanced or extended. There is a peaceful L-shaped master suite with attractive feature beam with spotlighting, which enjoys a dual aspect and particularly pleasant views of the front courtyard.  There is a walk-in dressing room with eye level shelving, hanging space and window to the side.  A good-size en-suite bathroom, currently fitted with a bath and separate shower cubicle with mains shower (in need of upgrading), includes a corner vanity unit and deep silled window to the side.  There is a walk-in linen cupboard providing useful storage. The second bedroom with double windows to side and double fitted wardrobe is currently used as a treatment room & enjoys its own en-suite bathroom fitted with modern white suite with bath with glass wet wall, a beam with spotlights, traditional sink, full height white heated towel rail, non-slip flooring and deep silled window to the side.  

This superb and most unique, immaculately presented property is an absolute ‘must see’ given its quality, proximity and potential and likely to appeal to a wide range of prospective purchasers.

Early viewing is very highly recommended.

Home Report valuation £430,000.


Externally the property entrance is via wooden gates leading to a block-paved driveway to the front of the house & to the right via a chipped driveway (for 5 cars) to a double garage, with a covered garden store to the rear with a timber shed - space for a greenhouse or play equipment. The superb, fully enclosed wrap around lawned garden can be accessed via a timber gate to a higher level of lawn, with pergola above steps down to the lower level of lawn with boundary hedging, fencing with thoughtfully planted mature trees and shrubs providing year-round colour. There are ample places for alfresco dining including a patio area to the side of the property with lovely mature climbers providing scent and colour for outdoor relaxation.  This suntrap garden also has a delightful summerhouse enjoying peaceful views and the ambient sound of the lade to the side and Dean water with its copious amount of wildlife and bird song and a wrought iron gate giving access to the most splendid bridge overlooking the water. What a delight this secluded garden is, perfect for entertaining or in which to simply relax and enjoy the most idyllic of settings. 


It is proposed to include all fitted floor coverings & carpets & light fittings in the sale, (excluding the lamp style lights to the kitchen & snug) together with appliances and summerhouse as stated in the schedule. 

Please note: there are certain items of furniture and appliances which may be available by separate negotiation, including the automatic washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, fridge, table & chairs in breakfast/dining area of kitchen, larder & island units, ANTA tweed curtains to the lounge & the curtains in the dining-kitchen area. If the purchaser does not wish to buy these, they will of course be removed.   



RECEPTION HALL                 24’9” x 8’5” (7.54m x 2.57m approx.)

LIBRARY END                        16’2” x 11’2” (4.93m x 3.40m approx.)

OFFICE END                          19’6” x 11’6” (5.94m x 3.51m approx.)

CLOAKS CUPBOARD            2’9” x 7’6” (0.83m x 2.29m approx.)

OPEN PLAN LIVING:            47’ x 14’ (14.32m x 4.27m approx.)

INC: FORMAL DINING        15’6” x 15’6” (4.72m x 4.72m approx.)

INC: LIVING ROOM              31’4” x 15’6” (9.55m x 4.72m approx.)

SITTING ROOM/SNUG        15’2” x 13’6” (4.62m x 4.11m approx.)

DINING-KITCHEN                 25’8” x 13’3” (7.82m x 4.04m approx.)

UTILITY                                  15’ x 7’5” (4.52m x 2.26m approx.)

CLOAKROOM                        6’ x 3’ (1.91m x 0.91m approx.)

MASTER SUITE                     22’6” max x 14’2” max (6.86m max x 4.32m max approx.)

LINEN CUPBOARD               5’8” x 3’6” (1.73m x 1.07m approx.)

DRESSING ROOM                8’5” x 5’10” (2.57m x 1.78m approx.)

ENSUITE BATHROOM          10’3” x 8’3” (3.12m x 2.51m approx.)

BEDROOM 2                         14’5” x 14’ 5” max (4.39m x 4.39m approx.)

ENSUITE BATHROOM          10’7” x 5’9” max (3.23m x 1.75m approx.)




Reference: HP655309

Postcode: PH12 8RB 




Travel from Perth on the A94 through Scone and Balbeggie, then onwards to Burrelton and through Coupar Angus.  Continue on the A94 Forfar Road. Before entering Meigle turn left onto the B954 and then the immediate right following the sign for Kirriemuir. Follow the road and Ladeside can be accessed by the turning on the right before the bridge into Angus, clearly marked by our For Sale sign.


Entry: By arrangement.

Council Tax: Band F.

EPC Rating:  Band D.


Public Rooms: 4Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3Central Heating: Gas
Windows: Double GlazedGarage: Double
Garden: PrivateEPC: D
Council Tax Band: FMcCash and Hunter Reference: AD-MP-LADE
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