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Scottish country house built as a wedding present for 19th Century baron on sale for £1.25 million

A country house with stunning Victorian architecture built as a wedding present for a jute baron in 1889 is on sale for just over £1million.

Dungarthill House occupies part of a glorious estate in Dunkeld, Perthshire, and boasts 11 bedrooms, a billiards room and 29 acres of land.

The property was built in the late 19th century as a gift for one of the Cox Brothers, the renowned jute manufacturers from Dundee who went on to supply sandbags during the First World War.

The large property and all its land comes for the same price as a one-bedroom flat in Knightsbridge, London. 

A country house in Dunkeld, Perthshire, with stunning Victorian architecture built as a wedding present for a jute baron in 1889 is on sale for £1.25million.

The property was built in the late 19th century as a gift for one of the Cox Brothers, the renowned jute manufacturers from Dundee who went on to supply sandbags during the First World War

The property was built in the late 19th century as a gift for one of the Cox Brothers, the renowned jute manufacturers from Dundee who went on to supply sandbags during the First World War

Currently being used as an exclusive self-catering let, Dungarthill House shows off the finer details of Victorian architecture with red sandstone and Scottish harling used in its construction.

Beautiful images show the location of the £1.25million property in its private land on the gateway to the Scottish Highlands surrounded by picturesque lawns and protected by trees and shrubbery.

Underneath the slated roof lies attractive features such as 11 bedrooms, five shower rooms and a laundry room.

A full-size billiards table occupies its own area of the house, surrounded by stunning furniture and views overlooking the nearby countryside.

A long hallway upon entering the building features a carved stone fireplace with a solid fuel stove and decorated by mounts of stag heads on the walls

A long hallway upon entering the building features a carved stone fireplace with a solid fuel stove and decorated by mounts of stag heads on the walls

Dungarthill House boasts a delightful billiards room and is available for the same price as a one-bedroom flat in Knightsbridge

Dungarthill House boasts a delightful billiards room and is available for the same price as a one-bedroom flat in Knightsbridge

Underneath the slated roof lies attractive features in each of the 11 bedrooms including four-poster beds and period fireplaces

Underneath the slated roof lies attractive features in each of the 11 bedrooms including four-poster beds and period fireplaces

A long hallway upon entering the building features a carved stone fireplace with a solid fuel stove and decorated by mounts of stag heads on the walls.

The ground has a bespoke agricultural shed that holds its additional wood chippings for the biomass heater and an enclosed six-acre paddock.

Dungarthill House has an exceptional view of the rolling countryside and is only four miles from the village of Dunkeld. The house also lies 27 miles from Dundee and 59 miles from Edinburgh.

It is unclear how long the Cox family lived in the house after its construction but the amenities of Dungarthill House reflect the wealth of their business.

Dungarthill House, with a six-acre paddock, has an exceptional view of the rolling countryside and is only four miles from the village of Dunkeld

Dungarthill House, with a six-acre paddock, has an exceptional view of the rolling countryside and is only four miles from the village of Dunkeld

It is unclear how long the Cox family lived in the house after its construction but the amenities of Dungarthill House reflect the wealth of their business

It is unclear how long the Cox family lived in the house after its construction but the amenities of Dungarthill House reflect the wealth of their business

The stunning property with its extensive grounds also includes an impressive garden with oak, beech, ash and sycamore trees

The stunning property with its extensive grounds also includes an impressive garden with oak, beech, ash and sycamore trees

The Cox Brothers, James, William, Thomas and George, started their company in 1841 and went on to run the world’s largest jute factory at Camperdown Works in the city from 1849.

Fibres were imported for their production from the Hoogli river in Calcutta, India, where local businessman later opened their own factories in an attempt to undercut the Scottish trade.

The sandbags made from jute and used during the First World War proved to be vital lifesavers and were able to block shrapnel and bullets during battle.

It is said a bullet could only penetrate the sandbags by 15 inches.

The Cox Brothers, James, William, Thomas and George, started their company in 1841 and went on to run the world's largest jute factory at Camperdown Works in the city from 1849

The Cox Brothers, James, William, Thomas and George, started their company in 1841 and went on to run the world’s largest jute factory at Camperdown Works in the city from 1849

Estate agents Rettie & Co, who are selling the property for £1.25million, describe Dungarthill House in their brochure as: ‘A stunning example of late Victorian architecture, built in the enchanting Arts & Crafts half-timbered style with red sandstone details and traditional Scottish harling, under a slated roof.

‘Dungarthill lies in an exceptionally scenic position amidst rolling countryside just north of the majestic River Tay in Perthshire.

‘The house occupies an elevated private position in its own attractive, easily maintained gardens surrounded by many mature trees and shrubs which provide privacy and colour throughout the year.

‘Designed to accommodate large shooting parties in days gone by, the house is substantial in size and has potential to be used commercially or as a large family home.’

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