Lot 1 Mains Of Boquhan

Kippen, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 3JQ
Offers Over
£600,000
Attractive modern 4-bed farmhouse
Roundel: traditional one bedroom apartment
Excellent range of commercial buildings, shop space and
modern office suites
Planning for further retail, office and other alternative uses
Shop for the sale of country goods and clothing
High profile location on the A811 linking Stirling to Balloch
Excellent links to Stirling, M9/M80 and larger populations and beyond

LOT 1 - MAINS OF BOQUHAN FARMHOUSE, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND ABOUT 3.04 HA (7.51 ACRES)

FARMHOUSE
The farmhouse lies adjacent to the commercial buildings and is approached via a tarmac driveway which leads directly from the A811 trunk road to the front of the house. The property occupies a south facing position with views over the Gargunnock Hills. The property is a substantial and attractive modern two storey farmhouse erected in the 1990s of timber frame construction with a block wall outer shell under a slate roof. The accommodation is well laid out over two levels, providing a large kitchen and sitting room which provides generous space for entertaining on the ground floor, with four well apportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The accommodation and room dimensions are laid out in more detail in the floorplans included within this brochure.

Ground Floor:
Entrance Vestibule (3.2m x 1.16m), Kitchen (7.51m x 5.61m), Conservatory (6.15m x 3.69m), Sitting Room (10.93m x 5.03m), Shower/Toilet (2.75m x 1.62m) and Utility Room (4.18m x 1.12m)

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 (5.23m x 3.73m), Bedroom 2 (4.45m x 3.38m), Bedroom 3 (3.30m x 2.69m), Bedroom 4 (5.18mx 4.75m), Bathroom (2.69m x 2.09m) and WC (2.40m x 2.30m)

Garden Ground
There is a garden area to the west of the house which is laid to lawn with a section of patio to the front enclosed by a picketed fence.

PLANNING/ALTERNATIVE USE
Please note full planning permission was granted in April 2015 (Application No. 10/00472/FUL) for the change of use, extensions and alterations to the dwelling house at Mains of Boquhan to form a café with associated access improvements.

MAINS OF BOQUHAN ROUNDEL
A small circular shaped building attached to the commercial buildings at the Mains of Boquhan complex. Of stone construction under a slate roof. The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Hall (4.91m x 1.37m)
Sitting Room (5.34m x 3.48m)
Bedroom 1 (4.58m x 2.63m)
Kitchen (3.68m x 2.86m)
Bathroom (2.07m x 1.58m)

MAINS OF BOQUHAN FARM SHOP
The farm shop was previously run as Boquhan Country Store, which served a wide catchment area for the sale of agricultural feed supplies, equestrian supplies and country clothing. The subjects are suitable for a wide range of retail uses or office use subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The buildings are of steel portal frame construction with block infill walls under a pitched insulated metal box profile roof. Externally, the walls are rendered with timber detailing to the upper surfaces of the gable ends with balconies at both ends of the building. There is a steel staircase (fire escape) leading from the northern gable end. The main entrance to the property is recessed with double stable type doors that are glazed to full height. The eastern elevation also has double stable type doors and a timber built open sided covered storage area. The subjects have a net internal area of 5,656 sq ft (525 sq m). The western roof elevation is almost entirely covered in solar panels equating to 17kW in total.

Ground Floor (19.74m x 8.09m)
Internally, the shop has been fitted with plasterboard walls and a hard wearing linoleum floor. Racking and display panels have been fitted to the internal walls typical of a retail unit fit out. The property has ceiling mounted fluorescent strip lighting. The shop has an open plan layout with a main retail counter and secondary counter to the rear of the shop. Toilet facilities are also available on the ground floor with an internal staircase leading to the first floor.

First Floor (19.45m x 5.40m) Office (6.86m x 6.0m)
The first floor has a part open plan and cellular layout with plasterboard walls, carpeted floors and ceiling mounted recessed spot lights. The accommodation comprises a reception area, board room, two offices, open-plan office area and under eaves storage.

Store Shed (22m x 7.5m)
The building was previously let in conjunction with the adjacent car park for use as a local Farmers Market which ran every Wednesday and Thursday. The market brought a significant number of visitors to the site every week which was a significant benefit/opportunity to the shop. The building is of block construction under a steel portal frame roof with metal box profile sheet roof. The external walls are rendered and there is an open sided timber frame covered lean-to storage area on the western elevation.

Steel portal frame shed with lean-to extension with metal box profile sheet roof and block walls to dado height and timber clad above. The property has a concrete floor and is partitioned by a light weight ply board wall. The shed has a metal sliding door to the western elevation and double doors to the northern gable. On the eastern elevation there is a timber built lean-to extension the full length of the property.

Boiler Shed (4.73m x 3.89m)
Of timber frame construction with a corrugated roof/side cladding and concrete floor. Currently houses the Hertz Firematic 80 kW biomass boiler.

Former Offices and Storage (22.3m x 7.3m)
Immediately to the south of the farm shop is a block construction storage building with steel portal frame roof with metal box profile cladding and rendered exterior walls and a full height timber sliding door. Internally, the walls are painted and there is a concrete floor. There is a mezzanine floor that has been fitted out as an office with plasterboard walls. The property has a mains electricity supply. On the ground floor there is a lightweight partitioned storage area. The subjects have a net internal area of 1,508 sq ft (140 sq m).

Garage (10.15m x 4.24m)
Located to the rear of the farmhouse and steading range. Of timber frame construction under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor.

YARD AREA
There is a parking area immediately to the front and side of the buildings and there is a large area of hardstanding to the rear of the property, extending in total to 1.04 Ha (2.57 Acres) which would provide sufficient space for further development for a number of alternative uses subject to necessary planning consents. It should be noted that the yard area was used for car parking for the shop and the farmers market.

LOT 1 FARMLAND ABOUT 1.04 HA (2.57 ACRES)
The farmland in Lot 1 extends to 1.04 Ha (2.57 Acres). The land is classified as being Grade 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute indicating that the land is well suited for fodder production and is generally level in aspect situated between approximately 13m to 14m above sea level. All of the land has been classified as Region 1 for the purposes of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).

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