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Bath Castle

Bogside, Alloa, Fife, FK10 3QD

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  • Charming historic property offering a comfortable family house

  • 1 reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite), bathroom

  • Delightful extensive gardens and grounds. Non-attached areas of woodland

  • External Store Room. Attached home office.

  • Wonderful quiet setting with excellent accessibility

  • Considered to be one of Scotland’s smallest castles

  • HR value £240,000

GENERAL
Bath Castle lies at the edge of Bath Moor plantation in the rural settlement of Bogside which is north of the outstanding conservation village of Culross. The Royal Burgh of Culross (5 miles) dates back to the 16th century …

GENERAL
Bath Castle lies at the edge of Bath Moor plantation in the rural settlement of Bogside which is north of the outstanding conservation village of Culross. The Royal Burgh of Culross (5 miles) dates back to the 16th century with winding streets and restored historical buildings, such as Culross Palace. Both Alloa and Dunfermline are within easy reach and provide most daily requirements with shopping centres, leisure facilities and a range of professional services and communication links. For more comprehensive services Edinburgh and Glasgow are both within easy driving distance.
The castle is a short drive from the M90 which provides fast access to the north and south. Glasgow is 32 miles to the south via the Kincardine Bridge. Trains run regularly to Edinburgh from Dunfermline and Inverkeithing and Edinburgh airport is only 24 miles distance, all ensuring that Bath Castle is served with excellent transport links
Bath Castle is well situated for access to outdoor pursuits. For golfers there are local courses at Cairneyhill, Crossford, Kincardine, Saline, Muckhart and Dollar to name a few. For walkers and cyclists, the surrounding forest and countryside provide excellent walking, cycling and wildlife watching opportunities. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are a short drive west, the Ochil Hills are to the north and the popular coastline of the East Neuk of Fife to the east.

DESCRIPTION
Built in the 17th century, Bath Castle is a charming B listed property built on a rocky outcrop and constructed from stone with harled elevations beneath a pantile roof with crow-stepped gables The castle is widely considered to be one of the smallest in Scotland. It was restored in the mid 1980’s with a grant from Historic Scotland and has been further modernised in recent years.

The kitchen/breakfast room offers a good range of bespoke and hand crafted floor and wall units by Crannog with Neff appliances, a walk-in larder cupboard and an LPG gas fired Rayburn. A stable door provides access out to a west facing terrace as well as bringing additional light into the room. Also on the ground floor is a reception room with an exposed stone arched hearth.

A spiral staircase is overlooked by a bluebell stained glass window and leads up to the sitting room on the first floor which has an exposed stone hearth with wood burning stove. The master bedroom leads off this room with an en-suite shower room and views to three sides of the property. There is access into the floored loft by a Ramsay ladder from the bedroom.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Bath Castle is approached by a shared driveway which leads to a shared parking area to the west side of the property. The grounds are split into sections and comprises a garden surrounding the castle which is largely laid to lawn with a deep flower bed border. Nearby are two areas of non-attached bluebell woodlands with vegetable plot and fruit orchard which are approached by the shared driveway.

OUTBUILDINGS
Adjoining the property in an outbuilding, which is currently used as a home office, as well as a further attached store rooms. These rooms could be incorporated into the main part of the house (subject to the necessary consents). Situated off the lawn to the west side of the house is a useful wooden garden store.

SERVICES
Water Mains
Electricity Mains
Drainage Private to a septic tank
Heating LPG gas-fired

DIRECTIONS
From Forth Road Bridge take Exit 1 onto A985 towards Kincardine. Continue on the A985 past Crombie and over the roundabout towards Kincardine. After 2 miles turn right on to the road sign posted Bogside. At the end of the road turn left on to the A907, driving into Bogside. Turn right upon leaving Bogside, signposted for Della Quarry. Follow the concrete road for approximately 0.7 mile until reaching Bath Castle on the left.
POSTCODE

FK10 3QD
EPC RATING
The EPC rating is G.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All light fittings are included in the sale.

LISTING
Bath Castle is category B listed.
VIEWING
By appointment with the Selling Agents.