7 bedroom house for saleCrook Of Devon, Kinross, Kinross-Shire
Under Offer £1,500,000
- 7 Bedrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Tennis Court
Fossoway is an outstanding residential and sporting estate of high quality and beauty. The estate
rises from about 267 feet above sea level in the valley of the River Devon to a high point of 1,520 feet above sea level at the summit of Lendrick
Hill. The house and indeed most of the estate benefits from a southerly aspect with far-reaching views.
The core of the estate is the charming Fossoway Lodge, which has been fully refurbished and
redecorated and is well-maintained by the present owners. The house is ideal for a family, and there
is an atmosphere of warmth, comfort and elegance. Outside, the vendors have created beautiful gardens, grounds and policies
which perfectly complement the house with a range of features including a small loch, barbecue
hut, all-weather tennis court and summerhouse. A particular feature is the stream running through the heart of the garden. Situated a short distance from the main house, the Gardener's Cottage is ideal for a dependent relative or employee(s)
and has the potential to be extended into the adjoining hay shed, subject to the appropriate planning consent.
Conservancy and now approaching maturity, the woods on the estate provide the basis for a really fun and exciting high pheasant shoot with 9 drives. Additional sport includes roe deer stalking, trout
fishing on the River Devon and duck flighting.
The farm has several fields of enclosed lowground pasture and extensive rough grazings on
The Fossoway Lodge Estate - About 198 acres
The Fossoway Lodge Estate is a delightful and compact estate with a lovely country house and
gardens, a cottage, outbuildings, grazing lands, woods, a spectacular shoot, fishing on the River Devon, and a novice cross-country course.
Approached by an attractive drive through mature wooded policies with rhododendrons and laurels,
Fossoway has an elevated position with fine southerly views. The drive crosses over the stream by a charming bridge and into two gravelled roads with one each leading to gravel parking areas at
the front and back doors of the house. All the principal rooms face south, with penetration of natural light and spectacular views from most rooms being key features of the house.
Having been extensively renovated and partially extended as a family home where the current
owners have brought up their four children, the accommodation is perfectly arranged for contemporary family living.
Set in a secluded position, a short distance from the main house with access off the main drive, this is a traditional stone-built cottage which was substantially renovated and modernised in 2012.
The accommodation includes an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, a cloakroom with WC and bathroom over two floors.
The cottage is presently let on a Short Assured Tenancy, which can be terminated upon serving two months' notice in writing. The current rent is £8,400 per annum.
Adjoining the cottage and forming part of the same stone range is a double garage with log shed and
storage area behind, a hay/feed store and stables building with 2 looseboxes. This building has the potential to be converted to residential accommodation as an extension of the existing cottage, subject to the appropriate planning
Further to this, there is a separate workshop building and triple garage.
The south-facing and sunny aspect of the estate, combined with the natural topography and
strategically planted deciduous and coniferous woods, result in a premier quality driven pheasant shoot. The shoot has a first-class reputation in the region for high pheasants. The drives included
in Lot 1 are called The Beeches, Percy's, Patrick's, New Drive, Lendrick West and The Gardens.
In addition to the formal driven shoot, there is enjoyable rough shooting for mixed game including
snipe, woodcock, pigeons, rabbits and hares.
The River Devon attracts wild duck which can be flighted at dusk.
Roe Deer Stalking
There is a considerable population of roe deer in the locality and the estate provides exciting stalking for roe buck and does. The open season for bucks is 1 April to 20 October and for does it is 21 October to 31 March.
The estate includes about 853 metres of double bank and about 1,290 metres of single (left) bank
fishing on the River Devon. This is an attractive stretch of water flowing through a picturesque
wooded glen. There is a good population of brown trout providing enjoyable sport on light tackle. In 2014, a brown trout of over 3lbs in weight was caught in one of the pools above the falls.
The estate is well-suited for riding. The present owners created a particularly enjoyable cross-country course about 20 years ago.
Fossoway Estate is situated on the southern edge of the Ochil Hills, about 1.5 miles from Yetts
o'Muckhart in Kinross-shire. From the top of Lendrick Hill there are spectacular views in all
directions but notably to the south towards the Forth Valley and beyond, and to the east towards
The estate is conveniently located for the M90 motorway which provides fast access to Edinburgh.
Glasgow is about an hour's drive away. Both cities have international airports. Perth is approximately
20 miles to the north. Kinross (6 miles) is the county town with a good range of shops, restaurants and other facilities including a doctor's surgery, swimming pool, leisure centre, and bowling green.
Yetts o'Muckhart has a local shop with a café and a pub/restaurant. There are primary schools in Yetts
o'Muckhart, Crook of Devon and Cleish, and a secondary school in Kinross. There are a number of
private schools within easy reach including Strathallan, Kilgraston, St Leonard's, Craigclowan,
Ardvreck, Glenalmond, and nearby Dollar Academy.
There is a major livestock market at Stirling and a wide range of agricultural merchants in the area.
Kinross-shire is rural and unspoilt with productive farmland rising from Loch Leven to the Lomond
Hills and the Ochils. There are opportunities for a wide range of outdoor pursuits nearby and
many lovely walks and rides in the surrounding countryside.
Loch Leven is famous for its varied birdlife and excellent trout fishing. There are good local golf courses at Muckhart, Kinross and Dollar, whilst the Championship Courses at Gleneagles are 9 miles north and the world famous golf resort of St Andrews is 35 miles east of Fossoway.
Close to the house is a block-built double garage with up-and-over doors and a concrete floor. Above the garage is a floored spacious loft with access via a hatch with Ramsay ladder. Adjoining the garage with access from within is a custom-built insulated wine cellar with thermostatic control. Also incorporated within the building but with external access only is a single room store currently used as a tack room.
Additional outbuildings serving the main house include a log shed adjoining the house, kennels with outdoor enclosure and a walk-in shelter for four horses in the paddock behind the house.
Gardens, Grounds and Policies
The house is surrounded by extensive mature gardens. There are lawns, shrubs, herbaceous borders and mature trees including beech,
yew, cedar and larch. Late spring is a special time with rhododendrons and azaleas in flower and the
drive is heavy with their scent.
A charming informal garden has been planted to the north with an ornamental pond, a range of
shrubs and ornamental trees and a network of mown paths. There is also a barbecue hut with inside seating and central open fire with chimney which opens on to an area of wooden decking. To the west there is a secluded small garden accessed through a yew hedge with herbaceous plants and flowering shrubs. On the eastern side is the
enclosed former kitchen garden for the estate, which is now planted with mixed shrubs. Apple and
plum trees grow on the south-facing slope in front of the house - all underplanted with camassia,
daffodils and wild flowers.
In early spring paths and glades around the house are carpeted with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells. Foxgloves and wild garlic extend up the stream to the hill and, in the summer, the meadows adjoining the River Devon are full of
Beyond the gardens is an enclosed all-weather tennis court with en tout cas surface beside which is a summerhouse and croquet lawn.
Whilst complementing the house beautifully, the garden has been established for ease of management which does not require the services of a full-time gardener.
The Fossoway Lodge Estate extends to approximately 198 acres in total.
The land has traditionally been let to a neighbouring farmer for grazing of sheep on an annual seasonal grazings basis. In recent years, the combined annual rent has been £6,500.
The estate does not own any Entitlements to Single Farm Payment/Basic Payment.
There is a total of 53 acres of woodlands.
The deciduous woods of the policies and low ground around Fossoway Lodge are a particular feature of the estate and comprise a range of
species including oak, sycamore, beech and birch. The estate has a population of red squirrels.
The coniferous woodlands on the estate are primarily spruce (both Sitka and Norway) with some larch and Scots pine. These were laid
out and established in the 1990s under the guidance and supervision of the Game Conservancy in order to enhance the sporting capability of the estate, to provide shelter for livestock and improve the overall amenity of the estate.
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