Gateside Barn lies some 2 miles to the east of the village of Crook of Devon and about 5 miles to the west of Kinross in the county of Kinross-shire. It enjoys a quiet rural setting, yet is highly …
Gateside Barn lies some 2 miles to the east of the village of Crook of Devon and about 5 miles to the west of Kinross in the county of Kinross-shire. It enjoys a quiet rural setting, yet is highly commutable; Perth lies some 22 miles to the north, Edinburgh about 27 miles to the south, both reached via the M90 which can be reached to the east within about 5 miles, whilst Stirling can be reached within a 30 minute car journey to the west.
Crook of Devon is a thriving village with a primary school, village shop with post office and pub. Kinross offers more extensive services including supermarkets, range of independent retailers, bank, well regarded secondary school and medical centre, together with a range of recreational activities including the Montgomery and The Bruce golf courses, sports centre with swimming pool, the Kinross Tennis Club, curling rink, rugby and hockey clubs. The area offers an excellent range of further activities. The surrounding hills provide numerous and varied walks whilst nearby Loch Leven, the National Nature Reserve, provides great opportunities for the ornithologist, productive trout fishing as well as boat trips to the historic castle on the island where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, together with Loch Leven Heritable trail along the shoreline of the Loch for walkers and cyclists. The world renowned Gleneagles Hotel lies about 18 miles to the north with its 3 golf courses, numerous restaurants, spa, swimming pool, equestrian centre and shooting school.
There are a number of independent schools within a comfortable daily distance of Gateside Barn including Dollar Academy, Morrison’s Academy and Ardverck both in Crieff, Craigclowan in Perth and both Strathallan and Kilgraston within close proximity of Perth.
Gateside Barn is a most delightful family house created from a former traditional barn. It is of predominately stone construction under a slated roof. Sitting within its own extensive grounds of some 11.27 acres (4.56 ha) with an established garden and field, Gateside Barn offers the a charming rural idyll from where to enjoy a breadth of rural interests including smallholding, equestrian and gardening.
Gateside Barn provides well-proportioned rooms with a flexible and practical layout. On entering into the dining hall, with double height ceiling, the charm of this barn conversion is immediately evident.
Leading directly off is the family kitchen with Aga, spacious dining area and doors leading out to the secluded and sheltered seating area, ideal for summer outdoor dining. The sitting room lies to the opposite end of the dining hall with a double aspect and centred on a wood burning stove with French windows to the garden. There is a practical and good sized boot room lying to the rear of Gateside Barn with a useful study lying immediately off.
The bedrooms lie over both the ground floor and first floor with the principal bedroom being on the ground floor with an en-suite bathroom. A utility area and shower room are off the hallway. There are 4 bedrooms on the first floor served by a family bathroom.
The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:
Breakfasting Kitchen, Sitting Room, Dining Hall, Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Utility, Shower Room, Boot Room, Study
Four Bedrooms, Bathroom
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Gateside Barn sits within its own extensive gardens and grounds extending to some 11.27 acres in total. A driveway leads to a good sized gravelled parking area to the front, beyond which is a lawned garden with shrubs, trees and hedging giving wonderful structure and backdrop to the house. There is a sheltered gravelled seating area to the east of the house and immediately adjacent to the kitchen.
There is a double timber garage. Beyond the garden to the north and west is a field of some 10 acres, down to grass and fully enclosed by a stock proof fence. It is reached immediately off the driveway by a gated entrance. The land is designated as Class 3 (2) by the James Hutton institute. It also benefits from being stock proof and has three access points, from Aldie Road (north west corner) and two from the drive by the house. There is a mains water fed trough in the corner of the field next to the drive and the B9097 and there is a concrete base for a stable block within the field.