Torwood, 7 Balhousie Avenue, Perth, PH1 5HN

Offers over £430000 (Sold)


Substantial and impressive detached period Villa in sought-after Perth address. This delightful and versatile period property will make the most superb family home given its prime central location and generous wrap-around garden. Early viewing is very highly recommended.


Rare to the market, this substantial and impressive detached period Villa enjoys an enviable position in one of the most popular and highly sought-after addresses in Perth’s city centre. This impressive stone-built property stands in beautifully maintained, substantial fully enclosed gardens, with the North Inch parklands overlooking the Tay, close by.  This prime location, close to the city centre offers a wide range of amenities on the doorstep including business and leisure facilities, shopping, restaurants and bars, Perth Theatre and Concert Hall and both state and private local schools are close by.  The main 'bus and rail stations are all within easy walking distance and access to the outer-ring motorway network at the Broxden Interchange, provides easy commuting to all major cities and airports in the central belt and north.



Torwood is a handsome and much-loved family home which sits beautifully within generous garden grounds and benefits from many traditional features, including high ceilings, ornate cornicing, original fireplaces, deep skirtings and stripped pitch pine staircase and balustrade. The very generous accommodation is accessed via a 9-pane timber door to a very spacious and light entrance vestibule with leaded glass windows and traditional stripped pitch pine walls and period tiled flooring, which has a lovely hall and umbrella stand which may be available by separate negotiation. This makes a perfect spot to relax in the sun and enjoy the garden views to the front. A glazed door with leaded side panels opens to a wide and welcoming reception hall and beautifully restored staircase and balustrade, pendant lighting and space for furniture. There are three public rooms; a particularly generous lounge which is very spacious and light with beautiful ornate cornicing, a deep decorative bay window flooding the room with light, original timber painted solid fuel fireplace with tiled insert and hearth, making a lovely focal point with shelved recess with cupboard below to the side, ambient lighting is provided with a 5 arm pendant light and matching wall lamps, and there is a splendid archway leading to the formal dining room and doors which in turn lead to the kitchen. From the hall is a formal dual aspect drawing room with a painted solid fuel fireplace with marble insert and hearth, which makes a lovely feature to the room. There is also a shelved recess with storage cupboard below, and ambient lighting with matching wall lamps.

The large reception hall leads into a rear lobby with deep under stair cupboard, coat hooks, fixed shelving and door leading to a very generous dual aspect dining kitchen which is the hub of this wonderful family home, with space for a large dining table and double leaded French doors which open to the superb south-facing sun terrace. Fitted in a range of farmhouse-style neutral wall, base and illuminated display units with timber trim and solid pine worktops, 4-burner gas hob with extractor above, separate electric oven and microwave, dishwasher, carousel unit, stainless steel sink and contrasting tiled splash back and ceramic tiled flooring which carries on through to the laundry room, cloaks and shower room. Adjacent there is a large laundry room which has a timber effect laminate worktop and base unit and includes an automatic washing machine and clothes lines and there is a very useful walk-in pantry, and door to a cloaks area with coat hooks and ceramic tiled flooring and also to a fully tiled shower room with coloured suite and window to side.

There is the most beautiful pitched pine staircase with attractive balustrade, to a half landing which leads to a very large family bathroom and to bedroom 4 which has built-in wardrobes, space for furniture and loft access. The main landing with window to front has room for furniture and leads to a particularly lovely principal bedroom with deep decorative bay window overlooking the front garden, and there are two further generous double bedrooms all enjoying peaceful views and all with ample space for furniture. Gas central heating is installed, all windows are double glazed and there is neutral decoration and ample storage throughout.  This delightful and versatile period property will make the most superb family home given its prime central location and generous wrap-around garden. Early viewing is very highly recommended. Home Report valuation £440,000.



Torwood stands in a generous, part-walled secluded wrap-around garden with beautifully mature perimeter shaped hedging. Double wrought iron gates open to a large tarmac driveway leading to a modern double garage with pitched slate roof which could possibly be converted to a Granny Flat, studio or workshop as it is fully plumbed and has electrics, subject to the relevant consent being obtained. There is a beautifully shaped curved lawn to the front with mature rhododendrons and path which leads to the entrance vestibule and continues round to the rear garden which has a mature orchard, with numerous fruit trees including apples, pears and plums, a greenhouse with grapevines and to the far side there is a planted border with mature figs and rhubarb. This wrap-around garden leads to the substantial sun terrace which has beautifully planted borders, a summerhouse which in turn leads back to the kitchen through the French doors, making this perfect for entertaining and an idyllic spot for al fresco dining. As a note, this garden is completely secluded and fully enclosed and there are two large timber sheds, drying lines and an outdoor tap and space for a wood store if required.



It is proposed to include all fitted floor coverings, carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings in the sale, together with the appliances, summerhouse, greenhouse and timber sheds as stated in the schedule. The summerhouse furniture, hall and umbrella stands may be available by separate negotiation.



ENTRANCE VESTIBULE  7’8” x 7’1” – 2.34m x 2.16m approx.

RECEPTION HALL - 14’7” x 7’2” – 4.45m x 2.18m approx.

LOUNGE - 18’10” into bay window x 14’1” – 5.74m x 4.29m approx.

DINING ROOM - 14’2” x 11’3” – 4.32m x 3.43m approx.

DRAWING ROOM - 18’ into bay windows x 15’1 – 5.49m x 4.60m approx.

INNER HALL - 4’2” x 3’1” – 1.27m x 0.94m approx.

UNDER STAIR CUPBOARD - 7’3” x 2’5” – 2.21m x 0.73m approx.

DINING KITCHEN - 16’3” x 15’ – 4.95m x 4.57m approx.

LAUNDRY ROOM - 7’8” x 5’7” – 2.34m x 1.70m approx.

PANTRY - 3’1” x 2’9” - 0.94m x 0.83m approx.

CLOAKS - 5’8” x 3’6” – 1.73m x 1.07m approx.

SHOWER ROOM - 7’9” x 5’8” - 2.36m x 1.73m max approx.

½ LANDING - 8’7” x 7’3” - 2.62m x 2.21m approx.

FAMILY BATHROOM - 11’6” x 7’7” – 3.51m x 2.31m approx.

LINEN CUPBOARD - 3’1” x 2’6” – 0.94m x 0.76m approx.

BEDROOM 4 - 16’3” x 14’ - 4.95m x 4.27m max approx.

TOP LANDING - 9’3” x 7’3” – 2.82m x 2.21m approx.

MASTER BEDROOM - 18’4” x 14’2” – 5.59m x 4.32m approx.

BEDROOM 2 - 16’6” x 13’5” – 5.03m x 4.09m approx.

BEDROOM 3 - 14’2” x 11’7” – 4.32m x 3.53m approx.

GARAGE – 22’4” x 19’2” – 6.81m x 5.84m approx.



Reference: HP604332

Postcode:  PH1 5HN



From city centre, travel along North Methven Street, crossing at lights into Melville Street, which continues into Balhousie Street after the mini roundabout. Turn left into Balhousie Avenue and Torwood is the first house on the right hand side, on the corner.


Entry: By arrangement.

Council Tax: Band F.

EPC Rating:  Band F.

To View: Contact solicitor 01738 635300.

To View: Contact PSPC 01738 635301.

PSPC opens 7 days a week.

McCash & Hunter Ref:  AD/MP/TORW

PSPC Area:  Perth.



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