Hilton Of Duncrievie
Hilton of Duncrievie lies in an elevated position to the south of the popular village of Glenfarg in the heart of the highly scenic county of Perthshire. Glenfarg, is a thriving village with a primary school, village shop, Church, garage, bowling club, recreational park and the popular three court tennis club is within walking distance. The strong village community utilises the village hall for a multitude of recreational, social and sporting events and clubs including bridge, badminton, Scouts, Guides and Brownies, dance clubs, music events and baby and toddler groups to name a few. In addition, the village has benefitted from a pop-up pub, a community cinema, art exhibitions and Gala days.
The small town of Milnathort to the south, is located at the foot of the Ochil Hills, in addition to being near the north shore of Loch Leven where there is a national nature reserve. The town offers many amenities including a nine hole golf course, park, primary school, post office, petrol station, veterinary surgery and retail facilities. Kinross, also located to the south, offers a leisure centre, health centre, secondary school at Loch Leven Community Campus, including modern library and sporting facilities, health centre, leisure centre, swimming pool, squash courts and gym, restaurants, supermarket and independent shops.
Kinross has some beautiful walking and cycling paths with the Loch Leven Trails offering walking and cycling heritage trails around the shoreline of Loch Leven and two eighteen hole golf courses. The Kinross Golf Courses, The Montgomery and The Bruce are wonderful parkland courses with views of the West Lomond Hills. The RSPB Vane Farm is part of this reserve and offers the ornithologist many opportunities to observe the bird life. On an island in the Loch is Loch Leven castle, which has had many famous visitors including Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. Water sports can be enjoyed on Loch Earn which includes the Loch Earn Sailing Club. Transport links with a park and ride facility can be found at Kinross and Halbeath which provide bus services to many local destinations and the majority of Scotland's cities.
Located to the north is the City of Perth which offers national retailers, modern concert hall, retail parks, theatre, cinema, leisure pool, ice rink, restaurants, hospital and both railway and bus stations. The railway station has services to Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow.
Communications to the area are excellent. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are within an hour's drive and the M90 connects to the national motorway network. The independent schools of Strathallan in Forgendenny, Kilgraston in Bridge of Earn, Craigclowan in Perth, Glenalmond College and Dollar Academy are all easily reached.
Perthshire is a county which offers a diverse range of outdoor activities. There are numerous routes through the surrounding hills and glens for the walker, whilst winter sports may be enjoyed at Glenshee. A number of Perthshire estates offer fishing, shooting and stalking, whilst for the golfer there are three championship courses at the world renowned Gleneagles golf resort, located about 22 miles away, which hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup. It provides three championship golf courses, falconry, equestrian centre, health suite, tennis courts and a superb selection of restaurants including the Michelin star Andrew Fairlie restaurant.
Hilton of Duncrievie is a delightful smallholding extending to about 23 acres, commanding outstanding views towards the Lomond Hills and is centred on an impressive farmhouse. There is a stable block to the north with three loose boxes.
The farmhouse offers a flexible layout with impressive and contemporary reception space for entertaining and family living. The breakfasting kitchen is open onto a galleried dual aspect dining / family room which provides plenty of family friendly and entertaining space where there are doors leading onto the garden and the elevated views toward the surrounding hills can be enjoyed. An adjacent family room has a door leading into the courtyard. Both rooms have double height ceilings adding to their volume and natural light. The dual aspect kitchen has a good range of base units with wooden work surface, also incorporating a central island, dishwasher, Belfast sink, three oven Aga, Rangemaster and a hot water tank cupboard. Off the kitchen is a rear vestibule leading to the utility which has a selection of integrated storage units, work surface, sink, plumbing for a washing machine and an enclosed walk in shower.
A further sitting room has exposed timber flooring, traditional wood burning stove with a feature timber surround and a good sized walk in cupboard. Towards the southern end of the house can be found a dual aspect office with garden views, wc with modern white fixtures and timber panelled walls, a sitting room with a wood burning stove and integral display cabinet and a separate dining room.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one which has a door providing access into the courtyard garden, integrated storage and an en-suite shower room with modern fittings and a heated towel rail. There is a separate shower room serving the second bedroom.
The first floor has four double bedrooms all having integral storage. Bedroom four, with a walk in cupboard provides particular flexibility with the potential to create an en-suite shower room. A walk in cupboard adjacent to the master bedroom provides useful storage and may offer potential for the creation of an en-suite to the principal bedroom. The family bathroom has 'his and hers' wash hand basins, bath, integrated cupboard and heated towel rail.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Two sitting rooms, two dining rooms, kitchen, family room, utility, office, wc, two bedrooms, en-suite shower room, shower room
First Floor: Four bedrooms, bathroom
The gardens are mostly laid to lawn to the south east where there is a good sized timber shed. To the west is a secluded courtyard with decking and gated access to the adjacent minor public highway. A generous gated drive offers ample space for car parking and the storing of large vehicles such as a horse box, trailer, caravan or tractor. This leads to gated access into the land. The garden off the family room has elevated views over the land and towards Glenfarg.
Lying immediately to the north east of the house is a timber built stable block with three loose boxes and an electricity supply allowing for an easy to manage equestrian facility. Access into the paddocks and fields is adjacent.
A small barn is situated to the east of the house and this has been previously used as a lambing barn and storage facility.
A chicken coup is located close to the lambing barn and garden.
The farmland at Hilton of Duncrievie extends in total to about 23.15 acres (9.37 hectares). It lies between 161 metres - 200 metres above sea level and is classified as Grade 3:2, 4:1 and 5:1 by the James Hutton Institute. The agricultural land is all down to grass and is made up of three good sized fields, further paddocks and enclosures fenced by post and wire fencing. There are piped water supplies. The current owners have utilised the land as a successful smallholding where they have kept horses, rare breed sheep, lamas and pigs. The smallholding would also lend itself to run a small pedigree beef herd.
SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE
Water Private (Bore hole)
Council Tax Band F
EPC Band D
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
The smallholding is registered with the Scottish Government and although the current owners do not hold or claim BPS entitlement, an incoming purchaser may have an opportunity to apply for BPS entitlement through the national reserve as a new entrant. Further information can be obtained from the agent. The Farm Holding Number is - CPHH: 89/688/0008