Hillside of Row Farm
CLOSING DATE SET FOR THURSDAY, 26TH OCTOBER 2017 AT NOON
Hillside of Row lies in an elevated position to the south west of Dunblane overlooking the surrounding countryside with the Gargunnock Hills to the south. Situated in an easily accessible and highly desirable part of Central Scotland close to the popular towns of Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Doune the property is approximately 1.5 miles to the west of the Keir roundabout where the M9 and the A9(T) meet providing excellent road links to Perth to the north and Edinburgh and Glasgow to the south.
Dunblane is a popular residential town and has a good range of local shops supplemented by a Tesco Supermarket and Marks & Spencer Food Store. The town has well-regarded primary and secondary
schooling, and Dunblane High School has an excellent reputation and is one of the top 10 ranking state schools in Scotland for Higher exam passes. Private schools in the area include Dollar Academy with Morrisons Academy and Ardvreck Preparatory School both in Crieff, with a further range of independent schools closer to Perth including
Kilgraston (girls only), Strathallan and Glenalmond all within half an hour's drive from the property.
Nearby Bridge of Allan is one of Stirlingshire's hidden gems. This historic spa town has a thriving centre with a good range of shops, cafés and restaurants. Beaconhurst School, is a highly regarded private day school taking boys and girls from the ages of 3 to 18. The recently refurbished library is also open to the public and the Macrobert Arts Centre provides a wide range of live performances and includes a film theatre that screens both mainstream and art house films.
Stirling itself, situated just 7 miles to the south west, is the major town of Central Scotland. Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument rise high above the town and are testament to its historic past. The modern day town provides an extensive range of shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and all major business and retail services including several superstores.
The counties of Stirlingshire and nearby Perthshire are renowned for offering a diverse range of outdoor activities and there are numerous
routes throughout the surrounding hills and glens for walkers whilst winter sports may be enjoyed at Glenshee. There is an abundance of estates in the local area offering fishing, shooting and stalking.
Dunblane and Bridge of Allan offer numerous sporting facilities including golf courses and tennis clubs, with 3 championship courses available at nearby Gleneagles Hotel. Stirling University, home of
sporting excellence in Scotland and on the outskirts of Bridge of Allan, offers many sporting facilities which are open to the public, including a near Olympic size swimming pool and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The surrounding area is well catered for by established agricultural contractors and suppliers alongside excellent and ever growing
equestrian outlets at Stirling Agricultural Centre a few miles to the south of the property.
Hillside of Row presents a delightful residential estate extending to approximately 59.97 Ha (148.19 Acres) and benefits from commanding views over the surrounding countryside to the south and west. The property is centred on a charming C-listed farmhouse situated centrally within the holding.
The farmhouse has been refurbished and extended to an extremely high standard throughout and provides spacious family accommodation over 3 levels. The house is set within a large area of landscaped garden grounds, which surround the property to the front including a large duck pond and an extensive area of lawn. The farmhouse is
complemented by the remainder of a traditional courtyard steading which has been converted to provide further ancillary accommodation to the principal house, all enclosed within a gravel courtyard providing ample parking space for a number of vehicles.
Situated a short distance to the west of the farmhouse sits West Cottage, comprising a traditional detached cottage modernised to a very high standard and benefiting from its own garden ground and separate access onto the public road. The cottage sits in an elevated position with views over the Carse of Stirling to the west with Ben
Lomond and Ben Ledi in the distance.
There is an excellent range of modern farm buildings located in two sites adjacent to the farmhouse and there is a purpose-built outdoor
Riding Arena with associated Stable and Tack Room.
All of the farmland at Hillside of Row lies within a ring fence and is interspersed with various blocks of amenity woodland and is bound to the north by the B824 and to the east by the minor public road that
branches south from the B824 and leads to Easter Row. The James Hutton Institute has classified the arable land as being predominantly Grade 3.2 which is well suited to arable cropping and grazing.