Pirnie Lodge Farm enjoys a rural position on the outskirts of Avonbridge a small village which straddles the River Avon some 8 miles south of Falkirk. Avonbridge has two general stores, a post office, doctors surgery and a primary school …
Pirnie Lodge Farm enjoys a rural position on the outskirts of Avonbridge a small village which straddles the River Avon some 8 miles south of Falkirk. Avonbridge has two general stores, a post office, doctors surgery and a primary school. Nearby Slamannan has a Medical Practice, Library, Post Office and two convenience stores. More extensive shopping can be found in Linlithgow, Falkirk, Stirling and Livingston. The surrounding area comprises an excellent mix of amenity and commercial woodland intertwined by rolling countryside, which provides a wonderful setting for the property and ample opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. The property is in close proximity to Black Loch, with the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park being a short drive away offering world renowned scenery and excellent opportunities for hill walking, along with other rural activities such as pony trekking, mountain biking, fishing and shooting. Equestrian enthusiasts will also enjoy the facilities and competitions on offer at Blue Ridge Equestrian Centre at Wester Sheildhill. The highly regarded National Shooting Centre lies some 4 miles distant from the property. There are a number of golf courses to choose from locally in Falkirk, Grangemouth and Polmont.
Despite its quiet location, Pirnie Lodge Farm is conveniently located for the commuter being only a short distance from all main arterial routes including the M9 and M8 allowing swift access to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, with Edinburgh Airport. Rail links are available from nearby Polmont and Falkirk train stations, both with services to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a regular bus service leads from Avonbridge to surrounding areas as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Pirnie Lodge Farm falls within the Slamannan Primary school catchment area, which is located just under a mile from the property, with secondary schooling available at Falkirk High School located some 8 miles from the property. The surrounding area is well catered for by established agricultural contractors and suppliers alongside excellent and ever growing equestrian and agricultural outlets at Stirling Agricultural Centre about 25 miles to the north west of the property.
Pirnie Lodge Farm is an attractive B-Listed farmhouse dating from 1735. The farmhouse comprises of three sections, two of which form the main family home and the third is a substantial cottage annexe. The three sections are integral and have provided a much loved family home in recent years. This is a period property with modern additions retaining a number of attractive architectural and interior features.
Pirnie Lodge Farm is located off a pretty tree lined country road. The property has boundary stone walling to the roadside and recently installed perimeter fencing throughout. The property is accessed via a secure gated drive which leads onto an open hard standing and gravel driveway to the front of the property providing parking for several vehicles.
The gardens immediately surrounding the property include an attractive and enclosed duck pond with herbaceous shrubs and borders. Also to the front is an establishing rockery. To the rear of the house, you can access an attractive alfresco dining patio directly which overlooks the paddocks to the rear in a garden predominantly laid to lawn with perimeter trellis fencing. There are a number of mature trees to the rear providing dappling shade to the gardens. There is an enclosed orchard within which the chicken coop is sited, the orchard is well established and produces a number of fruits.
The accommodation over two floors provides two reception rooms and four bedrooms, predominantly to the ground floor. The cottage annexe provides generous ancillary accommodation and presents an opportunity for income potential from long term or short term letting. The stone bothy to the front of the property is also suitable for conversion to further accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The equestrian facilities are wonderful at this property and include stable blocks, tack rooms, an enclosed winter paddock with a wood fibre mix floor, three further fields with secure perimeter fencing and a Silica sand and rubber crumb arena 46m x 30m providing a wonderful all weather surface. Within the barn there is further stabling available by separate negotiation and a horse shower.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Stable front door leads to a fully fitted shaker style Kitchen with exposed ceiling beams, includes kitchen island, Raeburn stove with pulley above, stainless steel sink and separate oven with extractor over. Access to the loft from the kitchen (partially floored and offering development potential subject to the necessary consents being obtained). Utility room off with cloakroom (WC and WHB) and stable door to the alfresco dining patio. Living room with solid wooden flooring, woodburning stove with feature marble hearth, exposed ceiling beams, double aspect overlooking gardens to front and rear. Inner hallway with striped carpeting with family bathroom off (Jacuzzi bath with rain shower over and hand held shower, WC and WHB) and front door with glazed panel flooding the hallway with natural light. Master bedroom.
First Floor: The original listed sink is sited off the upper landing. A wooden handrail and staircase lead to Bedroom 2 with two inbuilt wardrobes, Velux window and window overlooking the front of the property. Linen cupboard. Bedroom 3 with Velux window and window to the front.
Cottage Annexe on ground floor: Entrance hallway with two useful storage cupboards off. Open plan living/ dining room with glazed panelled door and double aspect. Fully fitted kitchen with floor and wall units, stainless steel sink, free standing electric oven, utility room/porch with direct access to the gardens. Bathroom with corner bath, WC and WHB. Bedroom with free standing wardrobes to be included in the sale.
External lighting to the front of the house. Floral beds and climbers to the front of the annexe. Timber gates reveal a courtyard setting to the front of the property providing parking for several vehicles, a pretty rockery adjacent and a gate leading to a duck pond. There is a concrete plinth should anyone wish to re-erect further garages or outbuildings. The gardens to the rear provide a pretty enclosed area of lawn with herbaceous borders. In addition there is a substantial chicken coup within a productive orchard.
LAND AND EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
There are 5 stables and a pony box with tack room. All stables have light, electricity and water. There is an enclosed winter paddock with a wood fibre mix floor, and three further fields with secure perimeter fencing. There is a grazing strip between the paddock and arena which is useful for small holding purposes. Silica sand and rubber crumb arena 46m x 30m providing a wonderful all weather surface (electrical supply in place). There is vehicular access to all the paddocks and the arena and all enclosures have metal field gates. The land extends to 7.4 acres (3Ha) in all.
WC. Kennels and outdoor run. Pole Barn with metal cladding, concrete base with lockable container within and loose boxes (potentially excluded from the sale), 2 fixed stables included in the sale and a mezzanine level above, horse shower and gate to rear gives direct access to the paddocks behind. Hay shed (Pole barn with cloth and metal cladding). Stone bothy with felt roof.