Property Round-Up: January's End

With the end of January upon us (and the post-Christmas paunch hopefully a thing of the past!) the property market begins to gear up again in spite of rain and wind and weather. So as we batten down the hatches here's quick pick of our recent new launches and other property news...

Raising a Glass

It's appropriate that Dry January is very nearly at an end with this particular property launching to the market! A delightful restored B listed Georgian house in Fife, Distillery House was once home to the manager of the adjacent Burntisland Grange Distillery.  A family home full of charm, it has been extensively refurbished in recent years but still retains many period features including the ashlar pillars either side of the main entrance, cast iron fireplaces and working window shutters.

The Beautiful Borders 

There have been quite a few gems launched to the market this month by our offices in the Borders. Highlights include The Hills (pictured) a bright and spacious family home towards the edge of Selkirk; Birken a traditional family home in Galashiels built for a mill owner in the 1860s; and West Cottage in the conservation village of Swinton. Definitely something to suit everyone!  

Suggested Development

If you're going to undertake a residential development project then there's something to be said for picking one which will allow you to enjoy outstanding views as you complete the necessary work! Coldarach Farm Steading near Drymen in Stirlingshire certainly ticks the views box with its outlooks across the countryside towards Loch Lomond and Campsie Hills. Its close proximity to the M9 and M80 and the fact that detailed planning consent for conversion to six houses is in place don't hurt either!

January Sales

If you thought that you'd missed out on your chance to bag up a bargain in the January sales then a recent price reduction on an Ayrshire country home might prove you wrong! A "ranch style" country house, Knoweholm has a naturally bright feel thanks to large picture windows which also take full advantage of the wonderful views of the Ayrshire country side. Previously priced at offers over 590,000, it has now been reduced to offers over 560,000.