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Little Drumquharn

Balfron Station, Glasgow, G63 0NL

Offers Over £1,000,000


  • Traditional 3-bedroom farmhouse with an adjoining 1-bedroom bothy

  • Converted traditional steading to form modern 3-bedroom dwelling house

  • Range of traditional outbuildings and large modern shed

  • Productive block of arable and pasture ground

  • Rural yet accessible location close to amenities

  • Buildings with longer term development potential, subject to consents

  • Excellent access onto public road with Glasgow and Stirling and beyond

  • Private position with picturesque outlook over the surrounding countryside

CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER 2020 AT NOON.

Little Drumquharn comprises a productive and compact amenity unit located adjacent to the River Endrick, and is situated in a private but accessible location within rural Stirlingshire. The property is well positioned from surrounding settlements being about 2 miles to …

CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER 2020 AT NOON.

Little Drumquharn comprises a productive and compact amenity unit located adjacent to the River Endrick, and is situated in a private but accessible location within rural Stirlingshire. The property is well positioned from surrounding settlements being about 2 miles to the north of the popular village of

Killearn, approximately 4 miles to the west of Balfron, and some 5 miles south west of Drymen.
Killearn is an extremely popular village with a strong community feel benefiting from village stores, two well respected pubs with restaurants and a number of specialist shops. Balfron is only 4 miles away and offers an excellent range of local amenities including primary and secondary schooling, whilst independent schools can be found in Dollar, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perthshire.

The historic City of Stirling (about 21 miles) offers the full range of amenities including shopping, leisure and business facilities with regular mainline rail connections to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Glasgow (Scotland’s largest city) is only 17 miles away and has numerous retail districts, a first class restaurant scene as well as theatres, recreational centres and expanding professional and business districts.

Little Drumquharn is located in close proximity to an excellent transport infrastructure with the M9/M80 motorway system being 20 miles to the east. Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports are only about 22 miles and 56 miles distant respectively and offer a range of regular domestic and international flights.

Sitting in the heart of the historic county of Stirlingshire, the local area offers an enormous range of cultural and leisure opportunities. There are some excellent golf courses in the area including a nearby course at Balfron as well as Buchanan Castle and Strathendrick Golf Clubs near Drymen, and the world famous courses at Loch Lomond and Gleneagles are easily accessible. There are private sports clubs at Drymen and Milngavie, whilst Balfron has the Community Sports Centre. The scenic Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is only 15 minutes drive to the west and offers world famous scenery with a plethora of recreation and leisure opportunities, including a wide range of water sports.

Agriculturally, the local area is well provided for by merchants and suppliers, with the nearby UA Livestock Mart providing a fantastic outlet for good quality livestock which the area is renowned for producing.

DESCRIPTION
Little Drumquharn comprises a private residential and amenity estate. The property benefits from a recently upgraded traditional farmhouse which forms the centre of the U-shaped steading, with the west wing of the steading having been converted to form two further adjoining residential dwellings known as Endrick Bank Farmhouse and the Bothy.

The remainder of the east wing comprises a range of traditional outbuildings which are used for storage. The farmhouse and steading complex are situated centrally within the holding and are accessed via a private farm road which leads directly from the A81.

The dwellings sit in a private and elevated position overlooking Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park to the west and the Campsie Fells to the south east. The surrounding farmland extends to about 62 Ha (153.20 Acres) in total including roads, yards, buildings, river bank and various areas of amenity woodland.

LITTLE DRUMQUHARN FARMHOUSE
Little Drumquharn Farmhouse, situated on the southern elevation of the steading complex, is of traditional stone construction set under a slate roof and provides accommodation over two levels. The accommodation has recently been upgraded with a new heating system, windows and doors installed in December 2019. The accommodation is set out in more detail in the floor plans contained within these particulars. There is large area of garden ground to the front of the property which is mostly laid to lawn and the property benefits from a number of mature broadleaved trees which provide shelter and amenity to the garden area.

ENDRICK BANK FARMHOUSE
Endrick Bank Farmhouse forms the eastern elevation of the steading, is of traditional stone construction set under a slate roof and provides accommodation over two levels. The property was converted from the traditional steading to a residential dwelling in 2001. The accommodation is set out in more detail in the floor plans contained within these particulars. There is a small garden area to the front of the property which is mostly laid to lawn and the garden benefits from westerly views towards Ben Lomond and The Trossachs.

THE BOTHY
The Bothy is situated mid terrace between Endrick Bank Farmhouse and Little Drumquharn Farmhouse and forms the south western corner of the U-shaped steading. The Bothy is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof and provides accommodation over two levels. The accommodation is set out in more detail in the floor plans contained within these particulars. The Bothy benefits from a small garden area to the front of the property which is mostly laid to lawn. The Bothy is currently let on a Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) at a passing rent of £450 per calendar month. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.

FARM BUILDINGS
The remainder of building which forms the eastern elevation of the steading complex contains a range of buildings which may present the potential for conversion to further ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary building and planning consents. The buildings comprise:

Medicine Store (4.93m x 2.16m)
Of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor and currently used for storage purposes.

Kennel/Workshop (5.7m x 3.66m)
Of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor and currently used for storage purposes.

Store (4.94m x 3.53m)
Of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor and currently used for storage purposes.

Cart Shed (5.59m x 4.95m)
Of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor and currently used for storage purposes.

Located to the north east of the steading complex:

Modern General Purpose Shed (17.76m x 11.68m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a fibre cement roof with block walls and Yorkshire board side cladding with an earth floor.

FARMLAND
The land at Little Drumquharn Farm extends in total to approximately 62 Ha (153.20 Acres). The land has been classified as a mix of Grade 4 and Grade 3.2 by The James Hutton Institute. The land is laid out in a large ring fenced block which is split by the farm road, with access to all enclosures taken either directly off the farm track or via field to field gates. The subjects are of a varying aspect rising from 30m above sea level at the lowest point adjacent to the River Endrick to its highest point of 73m to south of the farmhouse and steading. All of the farmland is down to pasture and has been used for grazing and fodder production. There are several areas of mature broadleaved woodland which extend in total to approximately 6.40 Ha (15.81 Acres) and form various shelter belts and woodland areas located along the banks of the River Endrick.

SPORTING / FISHING ENDRICK RIVER
The property benefits from about 1.25 miles of single bank fishing on the River Endrick but there are currently no catch records for the last 5 or 10 years. The Salmon Fishing Rights are specifically excluded from the subjects of sale. Further details are available from the selling agents.

There are occasional roe deer on the land and the property has historically benefited from a small low ground shoot. Due to the topography of the ground there would be the ability to improve the sporting dimension and re-establish a small low ground shoot through the introduction of some game crops to complement the existing broadleaved woodlands.

DIRECTIONS
Take the M80 onto the M9 and leave at junction 10, taking the second exit onto the A84 towards Stirling. Follow the signposts for the A811 (Erskine Bridge) and continue in a westerly direction passing the turnings to Gargunnock, Kippen and through the settlements of Arnprior and Buchlyvie. Continue along the A811 to the “Ballat Crossroads” before turning left onto A81 (signed for Glasgow). Travel along this road for about 2.4 miles and the farm road to Little Drumquharn is the next entrance on the left after crossing the River Endrick. Follow the farm road for a further ½ mile and the farmhouse and steading are situated in an elevated position on the left. The farm road culminates in a courtyard area adjacent to the dwellinghouses.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlements will be available to purchase in addition to the heritable property by separate negotiation. Further details are available from the selling agents.
If applicable, the purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) for the remainder of the scheme year.

SPECIAL AREA OF CONSERVATION (SAC) / SITE OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST (SSSI)
Part of the land adjacent to the River Endrick forms part of Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and The Endrick Water Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Further details can be found on the Scottish Natural Heritage Website – www.snh.gov.uk or from the Selling Agents

CLAWBACK AGREEMENT
The missives of sale will be subject to the purchaser(s) granting a new standard security in favour of the Sellers to clawback 25% of the uplift in value, in the event of planning permission being granted for development for any purpose other than agricultural, over the farmland and yard area (but excluding the traditional steading), being obtained subsequent to the date of entry for a period of 25 years. Further details available from selling agent.