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5 bedroom house for sale
Balgair, 54 Keir St, Bridge of Allan, Stirling
- Victorian Family Home
- 5 bedrooms, 3 receptions
- 2 en suites, family bathroom
- Kitchen / Breakfast Room
- Garage & off-street Parking
Balgair occupies a wonderful setting overlooking the Memorial Park in Bridge of Allan, one of Stirlingshire's hidden gems. This historic spa town has a thriving centre with a good range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Bridge of Allan, which won the award of the Best Small Town in Scotland 2011, has numerous sporting facilities including a golf course and a tennis and sports club. Balgair benefits from its proximity to Stirling University, which has beautiful grounds and many leisure and sporting facilities which are open to the public. This includes a near Olympic size swimming pool, the Gannochy Tennis Centre, a gymnasium and other related facilities. The newly refurbished library is also open to the public and the MacRobert Centre provides a wide range of live performances while its Film Theatre screens both mainstream and specialist films.
Beaconhurst School on Kenilworth Road is a highly thought of private day school taking boys and girls between the ages of 3 to 18. There are a number of excellent primary and secondary schools nearby. Other private schools in the area include Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Morrison's Academy, Ardvreck, Glenalmond, Craigclowan and Kilgraston (girls only).
Stirling, 4 miles to the south, is the major town of central Scotland. Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument rise high above the town and are evocative of its historic past. The modern day town provides a full range of shops and services including several superstores.
Bridge of Allan is well placed for both road and rail connections to all the major towns of central Scotland. The Keir roundabout connection between the M9 (south) and A9 (north) is only two miles away giving quick access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are within easy reach and Bridge of Allan has a railway station with commuter services to both cities.
The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park lies just to the west, offering a wealth of outdoor activities including climbing, hill walking, water sports, fishing, shooting and stalking. The internationally renowned Gleneagles Hotel with its leisure club and golf courses is only 16 miles away.
Balgair is a well proportioned semi-detached, red sandstone Victorian house in an excellent setting with views over the Memorial Park, as well as first floor views towards Stirling Castle.
The house is approached through an outer storm door and a further inner door leads through to the main entrance hall with natural timber doors, skirtings and the original ornate dado. It also benefits from an abundance of natural light from a front facing window and the ceiling roof light above first floor landing. The drawing room is situated off the entrance hall and has a large bay window overlooking the front garden and Memorial Park. It benefits from a fireplace with beautiful decorative oak surround and mantel in which a marble hearth with gas fire is incorporated. There is a decorative cornice, picture rail and ornate light fitting and also a traditional recess with cupboards below.
The dining room has an open corner fireplace with a decorative oak surround and mantel, a traditional light fitting and a south facing window overlooking the garden. The adjacent kitchen / breakfast room features a range of fitted floor and wall units, an integrated 1Â½ bowl sink and integrated appliances which include a Bosch dishwasher, a Samsung American style fridge freezer, a Siemens double oven and grill and Neff hob with an extractor fan over. There is also a pantry and a glass door giving direct access to the rear garden. A WC with wash hand basin and an under stair cupboard are also situated off the entrance hall.
From the kitchen, a door leads through to the family room / study which has direct access to the rear garden through double, fully glazed, sliding doors. There is an adjacent utility room which features a range of floor and wall units with an integrated sink and is also plumbed for a washing machine. To the front of the house, there is a double guest bedroom which overlooks the Memorial Park with an en-suite shower room containing a WC, wash hand basin and a large shower cubicle.
The first floor of Balgair is accessed by an ornate timber staircase leading from the main entrance hall. The landing gives access to the master bedroom suite which has a large bay window overlooking the Memorial Park and the hills beyond. There is a range of fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room with WC, large shower cubicle and wash hand basin. There are a further three double bedrooms, two of which benefit from south facing views over the rear garden and Stirling Castle. The first floor accommodation is completed by a family bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower over. The loft space is partially floored and is accessed by a Ramsay ladder from the first floor landing.
Balgair has a single, brick built garage and off street parking to the front of the property. The front garden is laid to lawn and has well stocked flower beds and shrubs and is bounded by a low, stone wall. From the front driveway, there is a gated access leading to the enclosed and attractive south facing garden to the rear of the property. The garden has a large patio adjacent to the house and features well stocked flower beds and borders with a range of mature trees and shrubs which include apple and plum trees. The garden also has a beech hedge as the eastern border and stone walls to the south and west.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage.
Stirling Council Tax Band G
Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted carpets, blinds and light fittings are included in the sale. All curtains are included in the sale apart from those in the drawing room, the dining room, the master bedroom and the other north facing bedroom. All integrated white goods are included in the sale apart from the washing machine in the utility room.
The daughter of the sellers, Claire Pomphrey, is an employee of Savills in Edinburgh.
Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents.
It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price may be required. It will be paid within 7 days of the conclusion of Missives. The deposit will be non-returnable in the event of the Purchaser(s) failing to complete the sale for reasons not attributable to the Seller or his agents.
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
2.Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
PROPERTY MISDESCRIPTIONS ACT 1991
From Edinburgh or Glasgow take the M9 past Stirling to junction 11, the roundabout at the end of the motorway. Take the 4th exit, to Bridge of Allan (A9). Continue through the town and turn right immediately after the Memorial Park. As the road curves to the right, Balgair (No. 54) is on the left hand side.