Birniehill Farmhouse lies in a magnificent elevated position above the popular village of Milnathort and some two and a half miles south of Glenfarg. The views from Birniehill are quite outstanding overlooking Loch Leven and to the hills beyond. Glenfarg is a thriving village with primary school, village shop and hotel, whilst Milnathort provides excellent day-to-day amenities including a well stocked grocery shop/newsagent, post office, petrol station and veterinary surgery. Kinross, approximately 5 miles to the south, offers further facilities including supermarkets, secondary school, health centre, leisure centre with swimming pool, squash courts and gym. Perth, known at the 'Fair City', lies some 12 miles to the north providing extensive services including both national and individual retailers, modern concert hall, popular theatre, cinema and a diverse range of restaurants. Edinburgh, with its international airport and city amenities, can be reached by car in approximately 40 minutes. The independent schools of Strathallan in Forgandenny, Kilgraston in Bridge of Earn, Craigclowan in Perth and Dollar Academy are all easily reached by car.
This area of Scotland is well provided for with numerous recreational activities. For the golfer there is a 9-hole course in Milnathort and two
18-hole courses in Kinross. Loch Leven lies to the south of Birniehill and is a National Nature Reserve. The RSPB Vane Farm is part of this reserve and offers the ornithologist many opportunities to observe the bird life. On the loch is an island on which is found Loch Leven Castle. The castle can be visited via the Historic Scotland ferry boat. The castle has had many famous Scottish visitors including Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots who, in 1567-1568, was the prisoner of the owner of the island, Sir William Douglas. Indeed, it was at Loch Leven where she was compelled to abdicate her throne in favour of her infant son James VI. The countryside of both Perthshire and Kinross-shire give the opportunity for numerous interesting walks, together with pony trekking and mountain biking routes. Both fishing and shooting may be taken, whilst for the skier the slopes of Glenshee can be reached in just under a two hour journey by car.
Birniehill is a charming former farmhouse which was significantly extended in the 1990's. As a result, it is a house offering well proportioned and highly flexible family accommodation over two floors. The heart of the house is the lovely kitchen / family room centred on a cosy 4-oven Aga and providing ample space for family living. The formal sitting room / dining room lies to the east of the house and with its open fire and breath-taking triple aspect views is an immaculate reception room ideal for entertaining. The study, which could be used as a fifth bedroom, lies adjacent to the snug from where the staircase leads directly to the first floor. The principal bedroom lies to the rear and benefits from its own bathroom with shower, and dressing area. There are three further bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom, together with the dressing room which could alternatively be used as a study or playroom. The lovely gardens and grounds at Birniehill Farmhouse extend to some 2.83 acres. There is an extensive lawn with a charming terraced kitchen garden to the west with a pony paddock to the north. The excellent stone outbuilding lies adjacent and offers useful flexible space together with a secure tack/store room.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The gardens and grounds at Birniehill Farmhouse extend to some 2.83 acres. On approaching the subjects, a gravel drive leads to an extensive gravelled parking area to the east. A pony paddock lies to the north and is conveniently adjacent to the stone outbuilding with good flexible space and secure tack room/feed store. Leading from the gravelled parking area is a lawn together with a terrace which lies principally to the south of Birniehill Farmhouse, whilst to the west is a charming terraced kitchen garden enclosed by a combination of a stone wall and beech hedging with borders set out in a quadrangle and enclosed by box hedging. There is a terraced seating area adjacent to the house with French windows giving direct access. The views from the garden are quite outstanding over the surrounding countryside and to Loch Leven and hills beyond.
14.13m x 5.44m
Of stone construction under a boxed profile roof with sliding box profile door with concrete floor, secure Tack Room/Store Room off and
door leading to Field Shelter and Paddock.
Propane gas bottles for hob
Birniehill Farmhouse falls under Council Tax Band G.
To reach Birniehill Farmhouse from the south, take the M90 north from Edinburgh. Exit at Junction 6 and continue on the B996 to Milnathort. In the centre of Milnathort take the minor road north at the mini roundabout and, after approximately 2 miles, the driveway to Birniehill is found on the right hand side. From the north, take the M90 south. Exit at Junction 7. On reaching the centre of Milnathort, take the minor road to the left heading north and after approximately 2 miles, the driveway to Birniehill is found on the right hand side.
The EPC rating is E