Ten-bed 18th Century home which runs on biomass heating goes on the market for £2.15million

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Ten-bed 18th Century home which runs on biomass heating goes on the market for £2.15million

A desirable 300-year-old eco manor nestled in the Scottish countryside - which could earn the homeowner almost £15,000 per year from using renewable h

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A desirable 300-year-old eco manor nestled in the Scottish countryside – which could earn the homeowner almost £15,000 per year from using renewable heat – has been placed on the market.

The ten-bedroom house which boasts a conservatory, a pantry, a wine cellar and six bathrooms is available for offers of over £2.15million.

Glencarse House, within the Carse of Gowrie and six miles east of Perth, is powered using a biomass heating system with a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – a government financial incentive, in operation until March this year, used to promote the use of renewable heat.

‘Over the past 20 years or so the current owners have invested substantially both initially in the renovation and refurbishment of Glencarse following their purchase and, more recently, through the installation of bio-mass heating to the ground, first and lower ground floors,’ the listing reads.

‘The Renewable Heat Incentive Payments have, in the last 5 years, averaged £14,700 per annum and these payments have a further 11¾ years to run.’

This means that over 11 years, the new owner could make back £170,000 through the incentive, should the figures stay the same.

The biomass boiler, with an associated plant and wood pellet store, can be found to the east of the house in an attractive courtyard. 

Glencarse House, found six miles east of Perth, is a 300-year-old manor house and offers are being accepted for over £2.15million

Glencarse House, found six miles east of Perth, is a 300-year-old manor house and offers are being accepted for over £2.15million

Glencarse House, found six miles east of Perth, is a 300-year-old manor house and offers are being accepted for over £2.15million

The eco manor house features ten bedrooms, six bathrooms, a conservatory, a pantry and a wine cellar and is surrounded by greenery

The eco manor house features ten bedrooms, six bathrooms, a conservatory, a pantry and a wine cellar and is surrounded by greenery

The eco manor house features ten bedrooms, six bathrooms, a conservatory, a pantry and a wine cellar and is surrounded by greenery

The property found within the Carse of Gowrie and six miles east of Perth, is powered using a biomass heating system with a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The property found within the Carse of Gowrie and six miles east of Perth, is powered using a biomass heating system with a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

 The property found within the Carse of Gowrie and six miles east of Perth, is powered using a biomass heating system with a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The manor, which dates back to 1789, was enlarged even further during the 19th and 20th centuries to include the additional east and west wings. 

Aerial shots of the manor house show the incredible 18.63 acres, filled with sprawling green fields and towering specimen trees with some magnificent Wellingtonias alongside Lebabon and Blue Cedars, Oak, Silver Birch and many others. 

The extraordinary property also features a summer house as well as six different outbuildings, including the game larder, workshop and biomass shed. 

The 15,874 sq foot manor house has easy access to the A90 and Scottish cities Dundee and Perth. 

The majority of the rooms, which are south facing,  are ‘flooded with natural light’ as they are south facing.  

Glencarse is approached by an impressive driveway leading up to beautiful white stone pillars with griffins atop

Glencarse is approached by an impressive driveway leading up to beautiful white stone pillars with griffins atop

Glencarse is approached by an impressive driveway leading up to beautiful white stone pillars with griffins atop

The large fitted open plan dining kitchen also benefits from a large glazed cupola and connecting doors to the adjoining dining room

The large fitted open plan dining kitchen also benefits from a large glazed cupola and connecting doors to the adjoining dining room

The large fitted open plan dining kitchen also benefits from a large glazed cupola and connecting doors to the adjoining dining room

There are six reception rooms in the Scottish property which has recently gone onto the market. Pictured: A large living room

There are six reception rooms in the Scottish property which has recently gone onto the market. Pictured: A large living room

 There are six reception rooms in the Scottish property which has recently gone onto the market. Pictured: A large living room 

A billiards room completes the ground floor accommodation and features notable hardwood panelling and a leather bench

A billiards room completes the ground floor accommodation and features notable hardwood panelling and a leather bench

A billiards room completes the ground floor accommodation and features notable hardwood panelling and a leather bench

Glencarse is approached by an impressive driveway leading up to stone pillars with griffins atop and iron gates. 

The home features six reception rooms, including a double drawing room. Outside, there are five parking spaces as well as a tennis court and paddock in amongst the gardens. 

The listing reads: ‘Glencarse is a handsome house, notable for its well-proportioned rooms, which almost without exception, are south facing and flooded with natural light as well as an impressive array of period features including detailed plasterwork and cornices, hardwood panelling and notable fireplaces.

‘Notable amongst these are the double drawing room, the double height entrance hall with galleried landing and moulded ceiling.

The majority of the rooms, which are south facing, are 'flooded with natural light' as they are south facing

The majority of the rooms, which are south facing, are 'flooded with natural light' as they are south facing

The majority of the rooms, which are south facing, are ‘flooded with natural light’ as they are south facing

The eco home boasts a large dining room with space for a long table that could entertain several guests on an evening

The eco home boasts a large dining room with space for a long table that could entertain several guests on an evening

 The eco home boasts a large dining room with space for a long table that could entertain several guests on an evening

The 15,874 sq foot manor house has easy access to the A90 and is six miles from Perth and 17 miles from Scotland's fourth largest city, Dundee. Pictured: The hallway and reception area

The 15,874 sq foot manor house has easy access to the A90 and is six miles from Perth and 17 miles from Scotland's fourth largest city, Dundee. Pictured: The hallway and reception area

The 15,874 sq foot manor house has easy access to the A90 and is six miles from Perth and 17 miles from Scotland’s fourth largest city, Dundee. Pictured: The hallway and reception area

The staircase with hanging lights above welcomes a lot of sunlight, as does the majority of the rooms which are south facing

The staircase with hanging lights above welcomes a lot of sunlight, as does the majority of the rooms which are south facing

The staircase with hanging lights above welcomes a lot of sunlight, as does the majority of the rooms which are south facing

‘The large fitted dining kitchen also benefits from a large glazed cupola and connecting doors to the adjoining dining room.

‘The morning room is notable for its oval south wall and door leading, via stone steps, down to the gardens.

‘The Carse stretches eastwards from Perth to Dundee and is a good agricultural district with a wide range of cereal, fruit and vegetable crops being grown.’

Outside the property there are several outbuildings, including this stunning guest house which is included in the property on the market for offers above £2.15million

Outside the property there are several outbuildings, including this stunning guest house which is included in the property on the market for offers above £2.15million

Outside the property there are several outbuildings, including this stunning guest house which is included in the property on the market for offers above £2.15million

On top of having a conservatory, a tennis court and a terrace, the incredible Scottish home also features a wine cellar

On top of having a conservatory, a tennis court and a terrace, the incredible Scottish home also features a wine cellar

On top of having a conservatory, a tennis court and a terrace, the incredible Scottish home also features a wine cellar

The property primarily looks southwards over its lawns and the neighbouring farmlands towards Fife on the south side of the Firth of Tay.  

The nearby St Madoes has a village shop and a primary school, while the city of Perth has a wide range of retail, business, banking and leisure services.

There are also notable golf courses in Perthsire, including Gleneagles and Rosemount at Blairgowrie.

What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive? 

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. 

Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets.

People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces. 

The scheme is open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements, for households both off and on the gas grid. The RHI has two schemes – Domestic and Non-Domestic with separate tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes.

Source: Ofgem

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