7 bedroom detached house for sale

Kirkton Farm, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Perthshire, FK19

Offers Over £890,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Set in beautiful & historic highland glen
  • Main house with 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • open plan drawing & dining rooms
  • converted byre with 3 bedrooms
  • converted barn with 2 bedrooms
  • adjoining study/office
  • wooden garden and machine sheds
  • grazing (let) 14 acres in all
  • Trout fishing on River Balvaig
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Classic mid-19th century West Perthshire farmhouse, elegantly refurbished, together with two converted cottages and 14 acres

Location

Kirkton Farm has a stunning setting ringed by the Balquhidder hills. The house and policies look out across a terraced lawn to Loch Voil to the west; and south and east to the trout river Balvaig.

The property is on the edge of the village of Balquhidder at the head of Loch Voil. It is hidden from the quiet road to the north by a row of trees and has an open outlook over its own field in front.

Balquhidder has an active local community centred on the village hall. It is also a popular area for visitors due to its relative proximity to central Scotland and stunning highland scenery. The road into the glen stops at the far end of Loch Voil meaning that there is no through traffic to spoil the peacefulness of the situation.

The recreational facilities in the area are excellent. Loch Voil provides fishing for trout and there is walking in the surrounding hills. There is shooting, stalking and fishing on the estates in the area. Loch Earn is a major water sports centre with both water skiing and sailing. The ski slopes of Glen Coe and Nevis Range are within 70 miles.

The property is well placed for access to the major towns and cities of central Scotland. Stirling is only 30 miles to the south from where there is motorway access both to Edinburgh and Glasgow and their airports. The local villages of Lochearnhead and Strathyre provide village shops and primary schools. Callander is a larger community with a good range of shops and other local services including MacLaren High School. There are many private schools in Perthshire including Glenalmond, Strathallan, Morrisons, Ardvreck and Kilgraston.

Balquhidder is famed as the ancient lands of the MacLaren and other clans. Rob Roy's grave is reputed to be in the Balquhidder church yard immediately behind. He fell in a battle with the MacLarens in the field in front of the house.

Description

Kirkton Farm has a stunning setting ringed by the Balquhidder hills. The house and policies look out across a terraced lawn to Loch Voil to the west; and south and east to the trout river Balvaig.

The property is on the edge of the village of Balquhidder at the head of Loch Voil. It is hidden from the quiet road to the north by a row of trees and has an open outlook over its own field in front.

Balquhidder has an active local community centred on the village hall. It is also a popular area for visitors due to its relative proximity to central Scotland and stunning highland scenery. The road into the glen stops at the far end of Loch Voil meaning that there is no through traffic to spoil the peacefulness of the situation.

The recreational facilities in the area are excellent. Loch Voil provides fishing for trout and there is walking in the surrounding hills. There is shooting, stalking and fishing on the estates in the area. Loch Earn is a major water sports centre with both water skiing and sailing. The ski slopes of Glen Coe and Nevis Range are within 70 miles.

The property is well placed for access to the major towns and cities of central Scotland. Stirling is only 30 miles to the south from where there is motorway access both to Edinburgh and Glasgow and their airports. The local villages of Lochearnhead and Strathyre provide village shops and primary schools. Callander is a larger community with a good range of shops and other local services including MacLaren High School. There are many private schools in Perthshire including Glenalmond, Strathallan, Morrisons, Ardvreck and Kilgraston.

Balquhidder is famed as the ancient land of the MacLarens. Rob Roy's grave is reputed to be in the nearby Balquhidder church yard. He fell in a battle with the MacLarens in the field in front of the house.


DESCRIPTION

Kirkton Farm comprises three separate properties arranged in a rectangular shape around a gravel courtyard. The main house is set forward with lawns around. The recently refurbished Byre forms the central part. The Barn forms the east side with an office / study adjoining.

MAIN HOUSE

Kirkton is a traditional Scottish farmhouse which is built of white harled stone under a pitched slate roof. The accommodation is on two floors and has been completely remodelled to create an outstanding country home. The reception rooms on the ground floor are interconnected which gives a wonderful feel of space and light.

The drawing room and dining room both have oak flooring with under floor heating and open fireplaces with solid fuel stoves. There are French windows to front and sides. The library area has fitted book shelves.

The kitchen has a slate floor, fitted wall cupboards, four oven Aga, integrated dishwasher and double sink unit. The back hall has fitted coat hooks and slate flooring. The utility room has a Grant boiler and is plumbed for a washing machine. There is a guest WC off the hall.

The Master Bedroom is open plan to the dressing room behind with extensive fitted wardrobes, cupboards and drawers. There is a walk in linen cupboard with a drying cupboard behind with a hot water cylinder. The Fired Earth wet room has slate flooring, a shower with tiled surround, wash basin, WC, bidet and heated towel rail.

There is a guest bedroom and a bathroom with a period bath, WC and wash basin. It has a slate floor and tiled walls.

THE BYRE

The Byre is a single story stone building which has recently been refurbished to create a wonderful three bedroom cottage.

The open plan living room/kitchen is full height to the eaves and has oak veneer flooring and French windows to front and rear. Fitted book shelves. Kitchen with wooden fronted floor and wall cupboards, Neff oven, hob extractor and integrated dishwasher.

Three bedrooms, one with French door to south and en suite bathroom. Separate shower room.


THE BARN

The Barn forms the east elevation of the courtyard. It is also built of stone under a slate roof.

It has a sitting room with half glazed door to east and stairs up to a gallery above. The kitchen has a full height arched window, fitted floor and wall cupboards, plumbed for washing machine, Phillips whirlpool oven and electric hob, 1½ sink unit.

Two bedrooms and shower Room.

Office / Study
The office / study adjoins The Barn to the north. It has a raised floor. There is a concealed wine store at the end.

OUTSIDE

Large wooden garden shed. Lean-to log store. Open fronted wooden machine shed on concrete base.

Grounds

Kirkton Farm is set in 14 acres of its own land within the loop of the Kirkton Burn and River Balvaig.

The driveway from the road leads into large gravel courtyard between the house, Byre and Barn. There is a drying green to the west with a path through trees to a wooden gate leading to the village.

In front of the house are flat lawns including a terraced croquet lawn. The Kirkton Burn runs down side of the garden and field and forms the western boundary. It joins the River Balvaig at the Balvaig Bridge. The tree lined river forms the southern boundary and provides great amenity, summer bathing and trout fishing.

The field extends to about 11 acres. It is let out to a local farmer on an annual grazing lease.


GENERAL REMARKS

Services
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to septic tank.

Central heating to main house from oil fired boiler. Electric heating to cottages.

Local Authority
Kirkton Farm House is in Stirling Council Tax Band G. The Byre is considered an annex to the House. The Barn is Council Tax Band F.

Fixtures and Fittings
The light fittings, mirrors, pictures and antique corner cupboard are excluded. Other items may be subject to negotiation.

National Park
Kirkton Farm is in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Square Footage: 4,929 sq ft
Acreage: 14 Acres

Directions

From Stirling take the A84 north through Callander and Strathyre towards Lochearnhead. About 2 miles beyond Strathyre turn right off the A84 at the signpost to Balquhidder. This minor road passes in front of the Kings House Hotel, loops under the A84 and leads into the glen. Follow this road for about 2 miles to the small village of Balquhidder. The entrance to Kirkton Farm is on the left hand side just beyond a cottage.

From Perth take the A85 west through Crieff, Comrie and St Fillans to Lochearnhead. In Lochearnhead turn left onto the A84 signposted to Callander and Stirling. After 2 miles turn left off the A84 at the signpost to Balquhidder. Follow the directions as above.

More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 August 2015

Nearest station

  • Crianlarich (9.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Edinburgh

Wemyss House 8 Wemyss Place Edinburgh EH3 6DH

0131 291 0073 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Floorplans


To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Edinburgh

Wemyss House 8 Wemyss Place Edinburgh EH3 6DH

0131 291 0073 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest station

  • Crianlarich (9.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Edinburgh

Wemyss House 8 Wemyss Place Edinburgh EH3 6DH

0131 291 0073 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference EDS130252. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Savills, Edinburgh . Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.