Meeks ParkForestmill, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3QW
Offers Over £1,375,000
- Attractive, recently refurbished 5 bedroom architect designed house
- Additional 2 bedroom annex
- 2 holiday lodges
- Extensive views overlooking the Pentland Hills
- Superb equestrian facilities with stabling for 18 horses including 8 Monarch looseboxes.
- New outdoor arena under construction, indoor school and winter turnout yards
- Generous workshop
GENERAL Meeks Park Farm lies in a lovely elevated setting just 3.5 miles drive to the south of the town of Dollar in the county of Clackmannanshire. Dollar is a thriving town with a superb range of day to day facilities including a village shop, community centre, health centre and the well regarded Dollar Academy. The town of Alloa lies just 15 minutes drive to the west and provides further facilities and services including national retailers, banks, railway station, primary and secondary schooling and a medical practice.The city of Stirling lies some 12 miles to the west and provides an extensive range of services including national retailers, cinema and theatres, a diverse range of restaurants, supermarkets, retail park and a bus station and railway station. Stirling also has a range of recreational facilities such as sports centres and is home to Stirling University. The city of Dunfermline lies just 25 minutes drive to the south east and provides further facilities including cultural activities, a hospital and a range of local and national retailers. Meeks Park Farm is ideally located for access to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Edinburgh city centre is under an hours drive with the airport being only 45 minutes away and the centre of the city of Glasgow is only a 40 minute journey. Both cities provide extensive facilities and provide fantastic international links through their international airports. This area of Scotland offers a broad range of recreational activities. For the golfer there are a number of pretty courses available locally including Muckart Golf Club with international courses available at Gleneagles Hotel, just 30 minutes drive away. Gartmore Dam country park with its network of paths is just 10 minutes drive to the west and Loch Leven Natural Nature reserve lies on the edge of Kinross just 25 minutes drive to the east. The nearby Ochil hills provide a super range of walking and cycling routes and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park is easily accessible being just under an hours drive away.EQUESTRIANMeeks Park farm is ideally located to make the most of the wide range of equestrian facilities available in Scotland. The local area has a thriving and very active equestrian sector and is well served by specialist equine veterinary and other support services. Meeks Park Farm is located close to a number of major equestrian centres including Netherton Equestrian centre, Morris Equestrian and The Scottish National Equestrian Centre, as well as a number of other training and competition facilities for all equestrian sports. DESCRIPTION Meeks Park Farm is a superb property extending to approximately 85.11 acres (34.44 Ha) which is centred on an impressive, architect designed house, with an additional 2 bedroom annex and 2 further holiday lodges. The farm is complemented by excellent equestrian facilities which have been used for training and breeding dressage horses. These facilities include two barns of stables, a large tack room, a new outdoor arena which is currently under construction, an indoor school, and two winter turnout yards. The land has been divided into 14 good sized, well fenced paddocks with two large hayfields, producing 200 plus round bales of haylage per annum. The farm also has approximately 46 acres of woodland, which has recently been replanted and offers delightful walking and hacking routes through the commercial trees as well as providing amenity woodland close to the house and barns. The farm benefits from a wealth of native wildlife including birds of prey, red squirrels and roe deer, all of which can be regularly seen from the house and the lodges. METHOD OF SALEMeeks Park is offered for sale as a whole.Meeks Park FarmhouseMeeks Park Farmhouse is an impressive, architect designed house which has been extensively renovated by the current owners to create a welcoming, stylish and generously proportioned family home which is practically laid out for family life. The open plan kitchen and dining room is generous and provides superb views of the surrounding countryside and overlooking the paddocks. It benefits from an adjacent utility room with ample space for the laundry from the holiday lodges. The spacious sitting room is an ideal place for hosting guests and enjoys superb views through a panoramic window overlooking the paddocks and surrounding land. The ground floor also has a shower room with an inbuilt sauna.Meeks Park Farmhouse has ample accommodation and has a superb master bedroom suite with a good sized walk in wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom. There are a further four double bedrooms, one with an ensuite, and a Jack and Jill family bathroom which links to one of the bedrooms. The house has an additional 2 bedroom annexe which can be linked to the main house to provide further accommodation or can be maintained as a separate space to allow multi generational living. The annex is generously proportioned with an attractively finished kitchen/dining room and a sitting room.The accommodation over two floors comprises:Ground Floor: Sitting room, Kitchen / Dining room, Utility, Shower Room with Sauna, Boiler Room, Hallway and Entrance Porch.First Floor:Principle Bedroom with Walk in Wardrobe and en suite, 1 Double Bedrooms with en suite, 2 Double Bedrooms with Jack and Jill Bathroom, Double Bedroom/StudyAnnexeGround Floor:Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, WCFirst Floor:2 Double Bedrooms, Shower Room.Garden The farmhouse benefits from a lovely enclosed garden to the rear of the house and extensive parking on the tarmac drive to the front of the house. Within the garden is a lovely summer house, a hot tub house and a lovely range of mature shrubs and trees. HOLIDAY LODGESMeeks Park Farm has two delightful wooden cabins, The Orchard and The Paddocks, which operate as successful and popular holiday accommodation. The Orchard has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 while The Paddocks has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4. Further information including occupancy rates and income is available from the selling agents. EQUESTRAIN FACILITIESMeeks Park Farm has excellent equestrian facilities which lie just to the east of the Farmhouse and are currently used for breeding and training dressage horses. Ideally set up to continue as a private facility the farm also would work extremely well as a livery yard or training facility. There are two barns providing a total of 18 stables, the main barn being equipped with a generous mezzanine tack room and a wash bay area and Monarch stabling, the other benefiting from 6 stables and two large foaling boxes. There is also a good sized barn used as a workshop which provides plenty space for storing machinery or as further stable space. To the rear of the main barn there are two segregated isolation boxes as well as further storage space and a mezzanine.Adjacent to the main barn is the indoor school which is enclosed on three sides and has a sand base. There is also a brand new outdoor arena which is currently under construction, allowing the opportunity for a buyer to finish with their own choice of surface. There is also two winter turnout yards with equi bark bases. There is planning permission for the construction of a new 40m x 20 m indoor school where the outdoor arena is located. Further information regarding the planning is available from Clackmannanshire Council’s planning portal under reference 19/00099/FULL or from the selling agents.THE LAND Meeks Park Farm extends in total to approximately 85.11 acres (34.44 ha) or thereby. It lies between 65 metres and 130 metres above sea level and is classified as Grade 3.2 and 4.1 by the James Hutton Institute. The grazing land has been well maintained and is in good heart. There are 14 practically sized and well fenced turnout paddocks to the south of the house and buildings which provide ample room for a number of horses and ponies. These are accessed via a hardcore track leading from the barns. To the south of these are two well maintained fields which are currently used for haylage production. Surrounding the farm is the approximately 46 acres of woodland. Felled and then replanted in 2021 the woodland is in excellent condition and is enclosed by good quality deer fencing. The current owners have also replanted the woodland close to the house with native deciduous trees to provide an attractive backdrop to the house and ensure ample light throughout the woodland’s lifespan.