Offers Over £149,000
Kippen, Stirling, FK8 3EF
Externally the property has large gardens to the front, side and rear. This property has great potential for extending and offers great accommodation with stunning views.
The property is situated in the picturesque village of Kippen in a much sought after rural location. The village nestles between the Gargunnock and Fintry hills and commands enviable views of the surrounding countryside. It also provides a superb range of am
Ballikinrain, By Balfron, Stirlingshire, G63 0LL
This delightful detached country home provides spacious accommodation of five principle apartments, is surrounded by extensive level gardens of nearly an acre and offers fantastic potential to create a stunning, rural family home.
Situated on the site of the original Ballikinrain Estate gardners cottage, this traditional detached home was built circa 30 years ago and provides bright and adaptable family sized accommodation which benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating.
The home does require a degree of upgrading and modernisation but once completed, will form a beautiful rural home within easy commuting distance of both Glasgow and Stirling.
The floorplan and video attached will give a better idea of form and layout, but a brief summary of the accommodation comprises; entrance vestibule leading to reception hall, large main living-room (29’3” x 12’7”) with solid fuel stove and patio doors to rear, family/dining room with solid fuel stove, breakfasting sized kitchen with patio doors, useful separate utility room and main bathroom. Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms.
The house benefits from a peaceful situation just off the Fintry Road (B818) and is set within an extensive grounds extending to 0.9 of an acre or thereby. The grounds are mainly grass with boundary hedging and mature trees. The driveway sweeps round to the back of the house where there are timber storage sheds.
Positioned almost equidistant from Killearn, Balfron and Fintry, this convenient setting is well served by renowned schooling, including Killearn and Balfron primary schools and the award winning Balfron High School. Local amenities can be found within each of these popular Stirlingshire villages including a number of eateries, shops, pubs, restaurants, pharmacies and doctor surgeries. The area is surrounded by picturesque countryside and there are a number of local golf clubs, tennis clubs, Fintry Sports Club and links to the nearby Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
EPC – Band D
Coldrach Farm Road, Drymen, Stirlingshire, G63 0TE
‘The Bothy’ is a truly exceptional detached residence set within elaborate garden grounds which afford uninterrupted views over Loch Lomond and the surrounding countryside. Completed in 2019, the home was built by Shoreport Builders who have been building impressive homes in this area for over 30 years and built a reputation for the construction of bespoke houses featuring natural traditional materials mainly stone, slate and timber windows and doors, and internally, oak and other hardwood finishes as well as marble and slate. The home is finished to an exceptionally high standard with an exterior of Denfind stone with contrasting red sandstone quoins and features zinc panels beneath a natural slate roof with several glass apex sections. The stone exterior is complimented by NorDan windows and doors manufactured in Norway using only the finest materials. When creating ‘The Bothy’ it was the owner’s intention to commission a unique design and specification.
Known locally as ‘Millionaires Row’, the setting features a small collection of individually designed homes formed along one side of the secluded access road. ‘The Bothy’ stands on a slightly elevated position and is framed by newly formed stone dyke walls with impressive remote controlled electric gated entrance. Upon entering the wide asphalt drive lined with stone edging and miniature hedgerow you immediately appreciate the expansive garden grounds consisting of manicured lawns, an ornamental pond and a number of young tree complimenting the borders as you proceed towards the house into the large asphalt car parking area. There are eleven principal apartments of four public rooms, seven en suite bedrooms, large dining kitchen and cloakroom as well as a 3 vehicle car port, covered by the raised terrace measuring 8.1 metres by 6.5 metres and affording magnificent panoramic views.
‘The Bothy’ is ideally suited for an expanding family or for those wishing to utilise a particular annexe of the property to operate their business or for a dependent relative or family member. The idyllic setting is located on the northern fringes of the village of Drymen which itself offers a wide array of local amenities including a range of charming village shops and stores, coffee houses, pubs, restaurants and hotels. Drymen Primary School feeds into the excellent Balfron High School and arterial road networks lead to the nearby suburbs of Milngavie and Bearsden, where there is a choice of private schooling options at primary level for both The Glasgow Academy and The High School of Glasgow with a further selection in Glasgow.
Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the home is minutes from Balmaha on the shores of Loch Lomond with a range of water sports on offer and further leisure pursuits in the area include equestrian centres, renowned walking routes to the nearby Conic Hill, Ben Lomond and The West Highland Way, there are numerous cycle paths and walkways in the Queen Elizabeth Forest as well as a number of renowned golf clubs and sports centres. The A809 and A811 both provide approximately 30 minute travel links by car to both Glasgow and Stirling City Centres and also to Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.
Internally, the proportions and specification are immediately evident within the entrance hall where wide engineered oak flooring continues throughout the majority of the ground floor and this entire level is heated by underfloor heating. The enclosed plans will provide a detailed overview of the versatile accommodation on offer however in brief, comprises two inter connecting lounges of some 48’ in combined length complemented by floor to ceiling sliding doors and impressive views. Further public rooms include a gymnasium, family room and the kitchen. The kitchen is formed around a centre island with a range of AEG integrated appliances (Competence double ovens, induction hob, coffee machine, vacuum sealed cooker and warming drawer) and the adjoining utility room offers further allocation for additional appliances. The wonderful views can be enjoyed from the kitchen and adjacent family room which both feature full height sliding doors opening to a patio area and the family room itself features a stone stacked fireplace, log burning stove and vaulted ceiling with glass skylight windows. Two heating systems powered by two separate Worcester Bosch boilers and the versatile design enable the property to be utilised as two dwellings to suit a multi-generational family. As it stands, there are seven en-suite bedrooms, accessed via two separate staircases, at either end of the property, all with fully fitted wardrobes with drawer sets, shoe racks and rails and four have separate dressing areas. The master bedroom on the first floor would make a further public room and French doors open to a glass Juliette balcony affording the impressive views, as does the sizeable elevated terrace off bedroom two.
In summary, ‘The Bothy’ is one of the most impressive homes to grace the market in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in recent years, offering impressive accommodation, specification and an unrivalled setting. EPC - Band C
Gartmore, Stirlingshire, FK8 3SA
A truly charming two bedroom luxury steading conversion with off street parking enjoying an idyllic setting on the edge of The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. This fantastic two bedroom property offers bright and spacious accommodation with high ceiling height and velux windows. The home is set within an intimate development and affords magnificent views of the Carse of Stirling to one side and the adjacent tree line and loch on the other side of the building.
The property is formed over two levels and whilst the HD video and floorplan will give a good idea of the overall form and layout, the internal accommodation comprises; entrance vestibule, welcoming reception hallway with staircase to first floor accommodation, downstairs W.C., large lounge with with three picture windows offering outstanding panoramic views. The dining kitchen has triple aspects and ample quality wall and base mounted units with integrated appliances. French doors provide access to the rear of the property. Upstairs, there are two double sized bedrooms and a family bathroom with three piece suite and shower over bath. The master bedroom has the advantage of a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room off.
Externally, the property has a garden to the side which is mainly laid to lawn and has ample off street parking for two vehicles.
A range of local amenities can be found in the thriving rural community – Gartmore (1 mile), Aberfoyle (4 miles) and Drymen (7 miles) with schooling at Gartmore Primary School and McLaren High School in Callander. Loch Lomond, Loch Ard, Loch Venacher and Loch Katrine are within short travelling distance and the location is a popular choice for those wishing to pursue outdoor activities with a number of nearby golf clubs include Aberfoyle, Balfron and the Buchanan Castle Estate. Fishing opportunities abound from the Lake of Monteith, Loch Ard, Loch Lomond and nearby River Forth. The David Marshall Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Scottish Wool Centre and popular Go Ape outdoor activities are close by and the A81 gives direct access to Glasgow while the A811 heads to Stirling and the M9 to Edinburgh.
EPC – Band E