The Colloch enjoys a picturesque position in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossach National Park approximately half a mile north east of the popular village of Brig o Turk, 7 miles to the north west of the town …
The Colloch enjoys a picturesque position in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossach National Park approximately half a mile north east of the popular village of Brig o’ Turk, 7 miles to the north west of the town of Callander and some 21 miles north west of Stirling.
The settlement of Brig o’ Turk lies in the heart of the Trossachs and provides the Byre Inn, Brig o’ Turk Tea Room, Post Office, village hall and Trossachs Primary School. The parish church lies a mile and a half to the west of the village, in an attractive location on the north shore of Loch Achray. The Colloch is situated at the foot of Glen Finglas which epitomises the Scottish Highlands, and is the Woodland Trust’s largest site, providing a plethora of hiking and bike trails from the front door of the property.
The local town of Callander is one of the ‘gateways to the Highlands’ and provides the everyday amenities expected of a thriving town, including a Post Office, supermarkets, specialist food shops, florist, chemist and a health centre. The town has excellent primary and secondary schooling and McLaren Leisure Centre offers a good range of sporting opportunities including a swimming pool.
The River Teith is famous for its trout and salmon fishing. Callander and the surrounding area boast a number of tourist attractions including the steamship Sir Walter Scott on Loch Katrine, the Trossachs and Doune Castle. The City of Stirling is the historic heart of Scotland with Stirling Castle, Bannockburn and the Wallace Monument just a few of the many sights to visit in the local area.
There are some excellent golf clubs in the area including Callander Golf Club which lies to the north of the town, Stirling and Dunblane, whilst the world famous courses at Loch Lomond, Gleneagles and St Andrews are all relatively easily accessible.
The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park offers world famous scenery rich in wildlife and history with a plethora of recreation and leisure opportunities including water sports, hill walking and climbing. The surrounding area comprises an excellent mix of fine specimen trees and woodland intertwined by rolling countryside, which provides a wonderful setting for the property and ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Despite its quiet and tranquil location, The Colloch is well positioned for the commuter with Stirling being well placed for access to major motorways, as the area is served by the, M80 link, M9 and M876 motorways along with the A9 which gives access to Perth and the North.
The Colloch is a modern bungalow, built in 1976 of timber frame construction with brick outer walls under a pitched tile roof. The property is in need of modernisation but presents an excellent opportunity to tailor the accommodation to suit modern living. The property occupies a private position adjacent to the Black Water River with attractive views of the surrounding countryside to the west.
The property provides spacious and comfortable accommodation which is laid out over one floor, including a spacious kitchen with adjacent dining room and an open plan living room which is centred on a central stone fireplace with doors out to a small balcony overlooking the garden area. There are 4 spacious bedrooms, including master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, family bathroom and spacious sunroom with doors which lead to a patio area. The house benefits from an abundance of built-in storage space throughout and the accommodation and room dimensions are laid out in more detail as shown on the floorplan within the brochure.
Complementing the main house there is an excellent selection of useful outbuilding which include:
Double Garage (8.8m x 5.3m) of timber frame construction under a corrugated roof with block walls and a concrete floor.
Workshop/Store (6.25m x 5.04m) of timber construction under a corrugated roof with timber walls and a concrete floor.
Lean to Store (6.25m x 2.4m) of timber construction under a corrugated roof with timber walls and a concrete floor.
Greenhouse - glass and aluminium frame set on a concrete plinth.
The property is surrounded by a very attractive and well maintained area of garden ground extending to 0.65 Ha (1.61 Acres) in total. Situated to the front of the house there is a sizable patio with views over the large expanse of lawn which extends west down to the Black Water River with the surrounding hills in the distance. The garden is enclosed to the south and along the riverbank by a mix of mature conifer and broadleaved trees which provide shelter and privacy to the garden and house. To the rear of the house there is a further area of lawn which is enclosed by deer fencing and a number of shrub borders providing a colourful outlook during the summer months.
There is a sufficient area of land to the south and west of the house which may present a possible development site subject to the necessary planning consents and approval from the Loch Lomond & Trossach National Park Planning Authority. The property is accessed directly off the public road via a gated short gravel drive which leads to the rear of the house and adjacent to the double garage. The gravel drive provides parking for a number of vehicles and is sheltered by the surrounding trees.
The subjects are shown shaded pink and blue on the sale plan. Please note the blue area is the subject of discussions with the Land Registry due to historic inaccuracy in plotting title plans.