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Duchray House, Aberfoyle, Stirling, Stirlingshire
Duchray House is a charming country house which enjoys a raised position surrounded by its own land. The house is positioned on the site of the original home farm to neighbouring Duchray Castle which lies to the west of Duchray House. The original house has been substantially enlarged from its original structure which is believed to date from the 1700's. The extension is thought to date from the 1970's and the combination of the original and the extension blend and complement each other to form the now attractive Duchray House.
The house is of render finish painted white under slated roof. In the course of the last 5 years the house has been carefully and tastefully upgraded to include the refitting of kitchen and bathrooms, as well as lighting, decoration and soft furnishing programme which complements the architectural style of the house. The house now provides first class family and entertaining accommodation laid out over two levels on a light and bright and easy to run layout. There is maple hardwood flooring throughout with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms which have stone flooring.
Duchray House lies about 2 miles west of the village of Aberfoyle on the edge of the Trossach hills. The surrounding countryside is renowned for its beauty and the accessibility to Glasgow, Scotland's major city, which has always drawn people to the area.
The A81 road affords good access to Glasgow city centre, Glasgow airport and Stirling, as well as linking into the national motorway network. Aberfoyle provides a good range of local shopping and services, while Glasgow and Stirling provide extensive cultural, leisure and shopping facilities.
There is a good range of schooling locally, with a primary school at Aberfoyle and secondary schooling in Callander. There are a number of private day schools in Glasgow.
For the sports enthusiast there is a golf course at Aberfoyle, numerous walks and bridle paths locally and, of course, Loch Lomond some 12 miles to the south west. The loch offers sailing, water skiing, jet biking, fishing and beautiful scenery in which to relax. In addition Loch Ard has a sailing club. For those interested in field sports, pheasant shooting, grouse shooting and deer stalking can all be rented locally. For the angling enthusiast, there is trout fishing on the Lake of Menteith.
Adjoining the house at the rear is a boiler house which houses the oil fired central heating boiler.
Just to the east of Duchray House is an upgraded and extended stone outbuilding painted white under slated roof which offers considerable potential as home office, study, possible guest/relative accommodation or workshop.
Attached is a double car garage and good sized open woodshed at rear.
Duchray House is set in some 10.32 acres of grounds. The driveway from the forest track is well defined and of gravel surface and leads up to the house where there are car parking, hard standing and turning areas at front and rear. A flagstone south facing terrace has been created at the front of the house from where there are pleasant views across the gardens towards the woods on all sides.
The formal gardens include extensive lawns which are planted and fringed with extensive spring bulbs and rhododendrons.
There is some rough grazing on two fields.
To the east of Duchray House is a quite delightful semi ancient native woodland of oak and birch within which there are pleasant paths and walkways.
The property is registered as an agricultural holding and the Code Number is 711/0029.
Right of Access
Duchray House has a formal right of access over the road leading to the property. Maintenance of this road is according to user, but in practice, the road has been maintained in recent years at the expense of the Forestry Commission. There is also a formal right of access over the old drive leading past the lodge to Duchray Castle.