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 …
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.
West Cottage is situated to the west of Hillside of Row Farmhouse and is accessed via a separate farm drive which leads south from the B824 along the western boundary of the estate. The property was also completely refurbished about 6 years ago and sits in an elevated position with stunning views over the surrounding countryside and the hills in the distance.
Internally, the cottage easily lives up to its stunning exterior, with 3 large en-suite bedrooms and a bathroom which are spacious and finished with top quality fittings. The comfortable sitting room has a lovely open fire and the kitchen is beautifully presented and equipped. The property provides excellent modern family accommodation over one level comprising:
Entrance hall. Kitchen with dining area. WC with WHB. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WHB & WC. Sitting room with dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with WHB & WC; master bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, shower, WHB & WC; dressing room. Utility room.
The property has been modernised to a very high standard throughout and is currently used on an ad hoc basis for holiday-let accommodation.
The accommodation is shown in more detail in the floor plans annexed to the brochure.
West Cottage has an attractive area of garden ground which surrounds the cottage with a raised area of lawn and patio to the front of the property. The garden is surrounded by a small stone dyke to the front with colourful flowers and borders throughout. There is a small drying green to the west of the cottage with a short gravel path which leads to the rear of the property providing access to several adjoining outbuildings including a coal and wood shed and boiler room. To the west of the cottage there is a stand alone Nissen hut which is currently used as a garden store.