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Lot 1 Ballochruin Farm

Balfron Station, Stirling, Stirlingshire, G63 0LE

Offers Over £915,000


  • Traditional 5 Bed farmhouse with private garden grounds

  • Two semi detached cottages currently providing additional rental income

  • Development plot with full planning consent for a single storey modern dwelling

  • Useful range of modern farm buildings suitable for business or alternative uses subject to consents

  • Productive block of pasture land to the south and east of the holding

  • Peaceful and private location close to the Endrick Water

  • About 12.15 Ha (30.03 Acres) in total

Ballochruin Farmhouse comprises a large traditional farmhouse which is accessed via an entrance hall which leads from the courtyard providing direct access to an inner hall accessing the formal dining room and impressive large dining kitchen with an
open plan ...

Ballochruin Farmhouse comprises a large traditional farmhouse which is accessed via an entrance hall which leads from the courtyard providing direct access to an inner hall accessing the formal dining room and impressive large dining kitchen with an
open plan large living space.

To the right of the main entrance hall is a separate inner hall where there is access to a formal drawing room and a short flight of stairs leading to two bedrooms, both enjoying en-suite facilities. These bedrooms were originally set up to be used as bed and breakfast facilities.

From the main large living area adjacent to the dining kitchen, stairs provide access to a large upper landing which could serve as a family room. From here there are three further bedrooms and family bathroom, the larger master bedroom enjoys en-suite facilities.

On the lower level to the rear of this large living space there is also a short hallway providing access to a large utility room with boiler room, large study which could serve as an additional bedroom as well as additional cloakroom with a two piece suite. The accommodation is set out in more detail in the floor plans contained within the particulars.

The front garden is mainly to lawn and set behind a mixed hedge, and sheltered by a number of mature trees. There is a stone slab patio provide alfresco dining and outside sitting space with southerly and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside
and the Campsies beyond. The courtyard is accessed via a bell mouth type entry with a timber gate which leads to a gravel sweep driveway, and vehicle turning and hard standing apron. There is additional overflow vehicle parking on the hard gravel areas to the side of the farmhouse and cottages.

BLANE AND MENTEITH
Adjacent to the main farmhouse, of traditional stone construction under a slate roof, lie two terraced villas known as Blane and Menteith, which are both finished to a very high level. The accommodation comprises large open plan living space, open plan to a fully fitted kitchen, to the rear of the living space there is access to an inner hallway where there is a cloakroom providing a two piece suite and stairs leading to the upper landing. From the upper landing both these properties provide two double
bedrooms both with en-suite facilities. The accommodation is set over two levels and is laid out in more detail within the floor plans contained in the particulars. The properties are served from the oil boiler located in the Farmhouse, with Blane currently
let on a Short Assured Tenancy (SAT) at a passing rent of £850 per month inclusive of hot water and electricity, with Menteith let on a new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) at a passing rent of £850 per month inclusive of hot water and electricity.

DEVELOPMENT PLOT 1 – REF 16/00673/FUL
Full planning consent was granted on 16 January 2017 for the construction of a single storey 2-bedroom dwelling house which benefits from open and uninterrupted south easterly views over the surrounding farmland with the Campsies in the distance. Further details of the planning consent are available at Stirling Council Planning Portal Page http://pabs.stirling.gov.uk and by quoting the above reference.

FARM BUILDINGS
The farm buildings are situated in a group adjacent to the east of the farmhouse, briefly they comprise:

Dutch Barn (23.03m x 8.35m) of steel portal frame construction under a tin roof with a concrete floor with a Lean-to extending to 23.03m x 6.58m.

Store Shed (16.87m x 7.76m) of brick construction under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor and split into a workshop and store.

Portacabin, located adjacent to the steading.

FARMLAND
The land at Ballochruin extends in total to approx 12.15 Ha (30.03 Acres) and lies to the south and east of the holding and is bound to the south by the Endrick Water. The land rises from 39m above sea level at its lowest point to the south of the holding
adjacent to the Endrick Water to 43m above sea level at its level at its highest point adjacent to the steading. Access to the land is taken either via a track which leads through the farm buildings or
directly off the minor public road which links Balfron to Drymen. The land is down to pasture although it has been cut for fodder in previous years. The land has been classified as mainly Grade 4.1 by the James Hutton Institute.