A Highland Perthshire mansion is being sold for the first time in two centuries.
Calvine House near Pitlochry has had a chequered past with Atholl Estates records revealing it has been home to a variety of occupants from sheep farm managers to artists over the years.
In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, it was a hostel for forestry training and before that it was part of a very large and prosperous farm.
Jane Anderson, archivist at Blair Castle, said: “In the 19th century the farm was extensive, paying a substantial rent, employing a number of shepherds and two servants which accounts for rather a grand farmhouse”.
The property is being marketed by Bidwells on behalf of the estate who say it offers “an excellent opportunity for the new owners to bring this handsome house back to its former glory”.
Calvine House is set in a private location and is accessed via a gravelled driveway in the hamlet of Calvine near Blair Atholl, just over 11 miles from Pitlochry.
Within the grounds, to the rear of the property, there is a stone outbuilding consisting of four rooms which provides additional storage and potential. The private grounds are enclosed by stone walling and fences.
With five bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, study and kitchen, Calvine House could be upgraded to become a family home or, subject to relevant consents, a small business enterprise.
Selling agent Rebecca Boswell of Bidwells said: “Calvine House has so much potential and it’s really exciting to think that it could be restored to a lovely residence in the heart of Highland Perthshire which has so much to offer in terms of leisure and lifestyle.
“One very intriguing fact about the property is that it has never been on the open market since its construction over 200 years ago, which means the new purchaser will be just its second owner.
“This really is one to view and with an asking price fixed at £250,000, it a superb opportunity.”