6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
Harviestoun Road, Dollar, Clackmannanshire
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Springfield House dates from 1830 and was originally built by the Librarian at Dollar Academy. As was the tradition in the 1800’s, in addition to being the Librarian, he took in boarders from the school. The next owner used the house as a family home and it has remained in that use ever since. The house was notably lived in by the Izatt family, well known local
benefactors, until the 1900’s when a minister and his three spinster sisters moved in.
The current owners bought the house in 1998 and have carried out a substantial amount of structural work including rot work, rewiring, reflooring, roof works, new drains and replacement and draught proofing of windows. There are guarantees available for much of the work carried out.
In addition, the owners have created the fabulous south facing garden that is an outstanding feature of the property.
Springfield House is the ideal family home having a family sitting room as well as a formal drawing room and dining room. The kitchen was installed by Crannog, a local kitchen company
known for the quality of their work. In total, there are 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor and potential to create an en-suite bathroom out of the single bedroom.
Energy Efficiency Rating E
Springfield House occupies a superb location at the west end of Dollar. It is accessed by a private drive, shared with one other property, leading from Harviestoun Road. The house
lies at the northern end of a superb south facing garden giving the house privacy but also allowing the shops and Dollar Academy to be reached in a few minutes walk.
Lying at the foot of the Ochil Hills, Dollar is considered to be the most popular and attractive of the ‘hillfoot villages’. Daily
requirements are well catered for with a general store, bank and a pharmacy. There are also several cafes, a hotel and restaurants. The village is most widely known for its highly
regarded Academy which has a strong reputation for its sporting and academic achievements. Stirling offers a more comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and cultural facilities.
The surrounding countryside offers a wide range of leisure and recreational opportunities. There are local golf courses at Dollar, Muckhart and Kinross with the world renowned championship golf course complex at Gleneagles, 12 miles to the north. There are an abundance of beautiful walks, cycle tracks and bridle paths locally while the Loch Lomond and
Trossachs national park is within easy driving distance.
Springfield House is ideally located for access to most parts of Scotland with the M90 providing fast access to Perth and Edinburgh and the M9 providing an easy drive to Glasgow.
The garden is an outstanding feature of Springfield House and has been lovingly created by the current owners. Sweeping steps lead down from the gravel drive in front of the house to a network of paths through the garden. The garden is principally enclosed by a stone wall and on the eastern side is an
octagonal summer house with a large decked terrace above a large pond stocked with Koi carp and goldfish.
On the west side of the garden, a lovely sweeping pergola covered in honeysuckle, clematis and roses runs between flower beds and herbaceous borders to an orchard at the bottom of the garden. In the centre of the garden is an oval lawn flanked by fully stocked borders which provide an abundance of colour throughout the year. The garden has a sheltered kitchen garden with fruit canes, vegetable beds and a modern greenhouse. A number of specimen trees and rhododendrons have been planted throughout the garden.
Outbuildings: To the east of the house is a 3 bay timber garage with a parking area in front of it.
General Information -
Local Authority: Clackmannanshire Council, Greenfield, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 2AD. Tel: 01259 450 000.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Council Tax: Springfield House is in Band G for Council Tax purposes.
Listing: Springfield House is listed category ‘C’ as a building of architectural and historic interest.
Fixtures and fittings: The fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings are included in the sale.
Possession: Vacant possession will be given on completion. Offers Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Strutt & Parker, 28 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HA. A closing date for offers will probably be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.
Overseas Purchasers: Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out with the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable to the seller.