Rural Property Market In Stirlingshire Remains Healthy
The Stirling and Central Scotland property market is holding steady as commuters to Glasgow and Edinburgh continue to be attracted to the lifestyle offering of the area.
The latest figures compiled by Galbraith indicated another strong quarter (Oct – Dec 2017) in terms of residential activity for the firm’s Stirling office, with twice the number of property sales completed compared to the previous quarter and the number of properties available to sell during the same period increasing three-fold.
The number of viewings conducted by the Stirling residential team throughout the whole of 2017 increased by 57% compared to 2016 figures, with the total number of applicant registrations increasing three-fold over the same period.
Duncan Barrie, partner in charge of agency department in Stirling said:
Property within Central Scotland continues to offer great value for money and attract healthy interest from buyers keen to enjoy a more relaxed way of life whilst still being within an easy commute to the larger cities of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh.
Properties with land, even a small portion, will generally attract buyers and often run to closing date, as do small holdings with buildings which present a great opportunity for those keen to set up and run a business from home. We have witnessed an increase in property viewing with many properties now being sold at competitive closing dates and attracting a healthy premium over the asking price.
Across Scotland as a whole, Galbraith has witnessed a healthy 20% increase in sales for the quarter ending 31 December 2017, compared to the same quarter of 2016. The firm handled over £54 million worth of property sales over the past quarter alone.
Properties currently for sale with Galbraith in Stirling include:
The Allen – offers over £550,000
This traditional dwelling is situated in a peaceful location on the eastern boundary of The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park with very good commuter links to Glasgow and Stirling. There are useful outbuildings comprising a garden store, workshop and garage. The west wing of the property is currently used for top-end self-catering accommodation which offers the opportunity to continue a successful holiday let unit or expand the existing residential accommodation.
Lot 2 West Cottage, Hillside Of Row – offers over £475,000
This traditional three-bedroom cottage was modernised to a high standard six years ago and is located in Dunblane, Stirlingshire. It has an attractive garden with land extending to about 1.46 ha (3.61 acres) which includes several fields of pasture land. There are several adjoining outbuildings and a separate standalone hut used as a garden store. Situated in a private yet very accessible location with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Hopetoun – offers over £645,000
Hopetoun lies in the heart of rural Stirlingshire near the Lake of Menteith and approximately 11miles from Stirling and conveniently located within close distance to main road links throughout the country. The sale comprises of a traditional u-shaped stone-built building which was tastefully converted 25 years ago to form three dwellings, the Coach House, the North Wing and the South Wing, with two courtyard areas accompanied by a range of outbuildings and large area of garden grounds.
Lot 1 Loch House Farm – offers over £400,000
Located in Falkirk, this traditional farmhouse provides spacious accommodation over two floors and is situated in a rural location within close proximity of major road networks. The property includes an extensive range of modern storage buildings with some buildings offering longer term development potential. The land extends to around 19.02 Ha (47.00 Acres) in total.