5 bedroom equestrian facility for saleBentend Farm, Carronbridge, Stirlingshire, FK6
Offers Over £575,000
- B listed 5 bedroom country house
- Kitchen/ dining room & sitting room
- Self contained annexe, garage and stabling
- Two steel barns
- Trout and duck pond. River Carron frontage
- Grazing and amenity woodland
- Riding arena
- About 72 acres in all
- EPC Rating = E
B listed country house in a courtyard setting with amenity woodland, trout pond and grazing
Bentend Farm is approached via a tarmac drive leading up to a gravel courtyard to the front of the property. The house occupies a wonderful elevated position in the Stirlingshire hills, yet lies only 9.5 miles from Stirling. The Carron Valley is a secluded rural glen and the surrounding landscape is green and attractive, with the Campsie Fells and Kilsyth Hills rising behind. The house is situated about 2 miles from the Carron Valley Reservoir which is one of the largest freshwater fisheries in the country.
Stirling (9.5 miles) is the major town of central Scotland and has an excellent range of shops, supermarkets and professional / leisure services. Bridge of Allan (13 miles) is the home of the University of Stirling which has a sports centre and the MacRobert Arts Centre with a theatre, concert venue and cinema, open to the general public. Bridge of Allan also has a well regarded private school called Beaconhurst Grange which takes boys and girls from age 3 to 18. There are a number of other private day and boarding schools within about 50 miles, including Dollar Academy, Strathallan and Glenalmond. There is local primary and secondary schooling at Kilsyth.
Bentend Farm is well placed for both road and rail connections to all the major towns and cities of central Scotland. The pivot of the motorway network is to the west with the M9 and M80 giving quick access to Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively. The A9 is dual carriageway all the way to Perth and the A84 from Stirling gives access to Callander and the Highlands beyond. The A91 to the east of Bridge of Allan is the main road through Central Scotland to Fife. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are easily accessible. Stirling has a railway station with commuter services to both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
There are many opportunities for outdoor activities including hill walking and horse trekking in the surrounding hills, mountain biking at the nearby Carron Valley mountain bike trails, fishing at the nearby Faughlin Fishery and shooting. Gleneagles Hotel with its leisure club and golf courses is within easy reach and there are numerous other golf courses in the area.
Bentend Farm is a beautiful single storey farmhouse, formerly a drovers' inn. The original inn is believed to date from 1700 and there is a marriage stone above the door inscribed with the date 1724. Constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof, the property has great rural charm while benefiting from excellent access to the major cities of Scotland.
The unique round sitting room is the central hub of the house and extends to the north from the central hallway. The views to the hills can be admired from here, and there are French doors which open out onto the back garde n. The sitting room has exposed timber beams and a stone built fireplace with cast iron log basket.
Two of the bedrooms are situated to the west end of the house and have a bathroom situated between. The bathroom is fitted with a WC, wash hand basin and bath with electric shower over.
The master bedroom is situated to the east side of the house and has French doors out to the courtyard and an en suite shower room. This is fitted with a WC, wash hand basin and corner shower. There are a further two bedrooms along the corridor. Each bedroom has fantastic views to the north. The spa room is currently set up with a large Jacuzzi bath but could be converted to provide an additional family bathroom. Off the hallway is a laundry cupboard, plumbed for a washing machine and a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall units with wooden work tops and an integrated Belfast sink. The kitchen has plenty of space for a dining table and has appliances which include a Toledo Rangemaster, Indesit dishwasher and Beaumatic dishwasher.
From the hallway there is a Ramsay ladder which gives access into the loft. This is partially floored and has lighting.
Bentend Farm has a range of useful outbuildings. Situated within the gravel courtyard, there is a double garage with store above and an adjacent stable with one large loose box with double doors.
Behind the garage/ stable there is another stone building which has been converted to create a self contained annexe. This has a sitting room with kitchen, shower room and bedroom. The annexe is not connected to the private water supply but has electricity and the WC is connected to the septic tank. The annexe is not fitted with a boiler / heating system
To the west of the house is a steel agricultural barn, measuring about 27m x 10m. This has a concrete floor and leads out into the top paddock.
There is a further steel barn to the east of the house which measures 20m x 11m.
Bentend farm has a tarmac drive from the public road which is flanked with grass verges. This leads into the large gravel courtyard which is enclosed with dry stone dyking. The formal garden is on the north side of the house and is mainly laid to lawn and has a stream which runs from the trout pond to the River Carron.
The largest paddock is to the north and extends to about 16.9 acres and is currently split into two separate fields. There is a further paddock by the gates to Bentend Farm which extends to about 2.1 acres and has a burn running through it. By the larger paddock is a riding arena which has a wood chip surface and is fenced.
To the south of the house is an area of land extending to about 42 acres, which was planted with a range of trees. The trout pond is also on the south side of the house.
Private water supply (UV filtration system), central heating provided by oil fired boiler, mains electricity and private drainage to septic tank.
Bentend Farm is category B listed.
Low Beaton Richmond LLP. Sterling House, 20 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5AP. Tel: 0141 221 893.
Bentend Farm is in North Lanarkshire Council Tax Band G.
Included in the sale is about one kilometre frontage to the River Carron with riparian rights to fish for trout.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted floor coverings, curtains, blinds, integrated white goods and light fittings are to be included within the sale. The wall mounted TVs can be made available subject to separate negotiation.
Slafarquhar has a right of access over the driveway of Bentend Farm. The Scottish Water Board also have a right of access over Bentend Farm to access water pipes to the south.
Taken in May 2016
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, st ays, 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.
Square Footage: 2,039 sq ft
Acreage: 72 Acres
From Edinburgh take the M9 north, signposted to Stirling. At M9 junction 8 branch left onto the M876 towards Glasgow. If coming from Glasgow, take the A80 and M80 north, then join the M876.
Leave the M876 at junction 1 (signposted Bonnybridge, Denny, Falkirk), then take the A883 and cross the river bridge. Continue on the A883 into Denny, turning left at the T junction onto Nethermains Road (A872), then turn left onto the B818 signposted to Fintry. Continue through Fankerton and remain on the B818 for a further 2 miles before turning left at the crossroads. The road bends sharply right and then left up the hill. Shortly after climbing the hill, the entrance to Bentend can be found on the right hand side.
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