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4 bedroom house for sale
Khyber House, Upper Glen Road, Bridge of Allan
- Newly Refurbished Family Home
- Views over the Allan Glen
- 3 Reception Rooms
- 4 bedrooms (2 en suite)
- Kitchen / breakfast room
Bridge of Allan is one of Stirlingshire's hidden gems. This historic spa town has a thriving centre with a good range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Beaconhurst School, at the far end of Kenilworth Road, is a highly thought of private day school taking boys and girls from the ages of 3 to 18. Bridge of Allan has numerous sporting facilities including a golf course, tennis club and this property benefits from its proximity to Stirling University, which has beautiful grounds and many sporting facilities open to the public, including a near Olympic size swimming pool and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The newly refurbished library is also open to the public and the MacRobert Centre provides a wide range of live performances while the Film Theatre screens both mainstream and specialist films. There are also a number of excellent local primary and secondary state schools nearby. Private schools in the area include Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Morrison's Academy, Glenalmond and Kilgraston (girls only).
Stirling, just 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 connection between the M9 (south) and A9 (north) is only three miles to the west, 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 with its 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 17 miles away.
Khyber House is a unique family home built in a traditional Scottish style. Constructed in 1930 of rendered brick with a slate roof, the property has an unusual faĆ§ade with striking bow widows and conical roofing above. The property has recently been fully refurbished and occupies a superb elevated position within mature grounds which provide tremendous privacy and protection.
Khyber House is entered by a solid timber front door which leads through to the entrance hall. Off here there is a WC with wash hand basin, with a further door to a cloakroom. Steps lead up to the reception hall from where a glazed door leads out into the gardens. off the hall are the drawing room and the kitchen. The drawing room has an open fireplace with tiled surround and wooden mantel, and a wonderful bow window to the far end allowing for fantastic views. The kitchen has a range of fitted floor and wall units with sink and drainage sink, and integrated appliances including a fridge freezer and a dishwasher. There is also a built in breakfast bar and a New World cooker with three ovens, an eight ring hob, and an extractor fan above. From here partially glazed double doors lead through to the family area which benefits from views on two aspects overlooking the gardens. It has a gas fireplace with wooden mantel and surround, and slate hearth. Steps lead down to the dining room which has double glazed doors leading out to a northwest-facing timber decked area overlooking the gardens and providing views towards the Allan Glen. Also situated off the kitchen are a further WC with wash hand basin, the boiler / drying room and a utility room with base and wall units, a sink, a Beko washing machine, a Hotpoint tumble dryer and a back door.
The first floor accommodation is approached by a staircase leading up from the main reception hall. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor, and a mezzanine bedroom accessed halfway up the stairs. The bow ended master bedroom has three south and west facing windows overlooking the garden and an additional window with views towards the surrounding hills. It benefits from an en suite shower room with wash hand basin, WC and shower cubicle. Of the two further double bedrooms, one has windows on three aspects and an en suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. There is also a family bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower over. From the first floor landing a staircase leads up to the L-shaped attic playroom / study / bedroom. It features coombed ceilings, Velux windows and two generous storage areas.
Gardens and Grounds
A sweeping driveway leads down from Upper Glen Road giving access to a timber framed double garage with electrically operated doors. Sloping down from the driveway there is a two tiered lawn which is surrounded by magnificent flower beds with a wide range of plants and shrubs, a large hedge which acts as the north-western boundary, and mature trees including large holly and pine trees. Situated behind Khyber House and the double garage is a large mixed bed with a variety of colours and a range of trees and shrubs including a large rhododendron and a holly tree. Stone steps leading up from the parking area through the planted area provide pedestrian access onto the quiet Upper Glen Road.
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). On entering the town, after the bridge, turn left into Blairforkie Drive. Then turn right into Ferniebank Brae, left into Glen Road and then bear right into Pendreich Road. Bear left at the fork into Upper Glen Road and the entrance to Khyber House is on the left about halfway along Upper Glen Road.. Khyber House can also be found as 5 Upper Glen Road.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Heating from mains gas fired boiler
The property is not listed.
Stirling Council Tax Band G.
Fixtures and Fittings
All light fittings, fitted curtains, carpets, blinds and white goods are included in the sale.
The boundary fence separating Khyber House from the adjacent plot is to be maintained at the joint and equal expense of the adjoining proprietors.
Khyber House has its own private driveway from Upper Glen Road
Please note that the internal photographs in the brochure were taken in 2008.
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.