HD Video Available. Enjoying a truly idyllic setting within 3.5 acres of garden grounds, Lednabra is a magnificent six bedroom former farmhouse which has been painstakingly upgraded and affords lovely southerly views to the Campsie Fells. This magnificent home is formed around a charming courtyard and has been extended over the years to offer 13 principal apartments of almost 6000sqft of living accommodation (or 7200 sq ft including garaging and workshops.) Built in 1891, the property lies on the outskirts of the village of Drymen and although extremely private, is well placed with a good range of nearby village amenities.
Drymen itself offers a library, butcher, grocer, health centre, dentist, chemist, village pubs (including Scotland’s oldest licensed pub, The Clachan Inn), restaurants and two hotels. Drymen Primary School also feeds into the renowned Balfron High School and the area is a haven for outdoor leisure pursuits including an array of low level and more challenging walking routes in the form of the West Highland Way, the Arrochar Alps and Campsie Fells as well as a number of local golf, sailing and tennis clubs. The Eastern shores of Loch Lomond lie only a 10 minute drive from the property and for those with an interest in fishing, the Lake of Monteith and The River Endrick are also closeby.
Further facilities can be found in the nearby villages of Killearn and Balfron and regular bus services and arterial road networks provide easy access to Glasgow and Stirling. Milngavie and Stirling both offer train stations and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports are 23 miles and 51 miles, respectively.
Two turrets are located on the south and west ends of the property, one of which features the original wood front door from where the hall features double height aspects, taking in the gallery landing and cupola window above. The sitting room lies on the left and dining room which, has been opened to the kitchen, on the right. The kitchen features hand painted units, Corian surfaces, Aga range cooker as well as an additional integrated bosch oven and induction hob, integrated dishwasher and washing machine. From here, double doors lead to the rear hallway from where one of the staircases accesses from the first floor and remaining on the ground floor for now, a useful boot room and large utility. A further hall leads by the cloakroom and W.C, to the main lounge with substantial stone fireplace and open fire and a further dining room at the far end. On passing the second of two turreted staircases, you access the self contained wing that accommodates a deep storage cupboard and a games room of over 33ft in length by 18ft3” and could be used as a versatile office space or indeed, a billiard/snooker room. Stairs at the far end lead to a galleried landing beyond which is a gym/office. Three staircases access the first floor of the main house which is formed around a truly stunning galleried landing from which, are six sizeable double bedrooms, a laundry room, a W.C, shower room, an adjoining dressing room to the master bedroom and finally two bathrooms.
The home is set amidst enchanting, mature gardens with lawn complimented by an array of colour including rhododendrons, plants, shrubs and an array of ever green trees. A lily pond lies at the foot of the garden, bordered by timber fencing and a lawned paddock lies to the north of the property. Outbuildings include a byre with hayloft provides excellent storage as well as the added potential for future development, subject to any necessary consents. There are also two expansive boiler rooms once of which is utilised as a log store and the other, a tool store, there are two separate garages, two loose stable boxes and a tack room. On arrival, the situation at the end of a lengthy, tree lined driveway immediately hints at the privacy and idyllic nature of this unrivalled setting. EPC – Band E
A few things about this property:
- Extended former farm house formed around charming courtyard
- Six bedrooms and thirteen principal apartments
- Outbuildings include two separate double garages, two boiler rooms/tool stores and an adjoining workshop, two loose stable blocks and tack room
- Approximately 3.5 acres
- Southerly views of the Campsie Felds
- Peaceful yet convenient setting
- Separate games wing offering considerable potential for running a range of businesses from home including a holiday let
The finer detail:
- Almost 6000sqft Of Accommodation (7233sqft including garaging and workshop.)
- Oil fired central heating with two boilers
- Aga range cooker
- Paddock with stables and two loose boxes and Tack Room
Since the mid 1800's, Bearsden grew steadily due to its new rail links to Glasgow and today it is firmly established as one of the most desirable and indeed affluent areas to live in Scotland. With such a diverse range of amenities on offer, Bearsden and Milngavie residents enjoy a wide selection of shops and supermarkets, with Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Asda and Tesco all found locally. There are numerous coffee shops and bars in the area and a number of restaurants cater for every taste.
The area boasts bowling and tennis clubs, sports centres and no fewer than seven golf courses, all within ten minutes' drive. There is even an outdoor dry ski slope! For those who love the outdoors, Bearsden and Milngavie have a number of picturesque parks and outdoor spaces, with the start of the West Highland Way found in the centre of Milngavie. Mugdock Country Park is nearby and some of Scotland's finest scenery is only a short drive away.
There are a number of excellent nursery and primary schools in the area, with the highly regarded independent schools of The High School of Glasgow and Glasgow Academy having their junior schools nearby. Bearsden Academy and Boclair Academy are consistently high performers and offer secondary education in the state sector. Four train stations serve the area with direct services to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, numerous bus routes into the city centre and an international airport only fifteen to twenty minutes' drive away, Bearsden is a hard act to follow!