6 bedroom detached house for saleLawhill Farm, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, FK14
Sold STC £1,200,000
- Outstanding country house
- stunning southerly views
- separate bothy
- 5 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms all en suite
- kitchen/breakfast room
- garage for 4 cars
- stables and riding arena.
- gardens & grazing. 12 acres
- EPC Rating = C
An outstanding country house with separate bothy set in about 12 acres with a paddock and stunning southerly view.
Lawhill Farm has an excellent private setting on the edge of the popular town of Dollar. The house is set on an elevated site to the north east of the village and is within walking distance of Dollar Academy.
Dollar is a sought after small town with a stunning setting at the foot of the Ochil Hills with Castle Campbell above. The town is renowned for the William Playfair designed Dollar Academy with its imposing Doric facade. Dollar Academy is a long established co-educational day and boarding school and is known for its notable achievements in academic, sporting and artistic fields. Other private schools such as Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston (girls only) and Beaconhurst at Bridge of Allan are within easy reach.
Dollar has a good range of shops, including a supermarket, delicatessen, bank and post office, hotels, health centre, dentist, golf course, a primary school, tennis club and squash club. The historic city of Stirling is only 13 miles to the west and has an excellent range of shops, professional services and a commuter rail service to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The city is also well known for its university.
A wide range of leisure activities is available in the area. Gleneagles Hotel (13 miles) has a leisure club with extensive sports facilities including shooting school, an equestrian centre, the British School of Falconry and three famous golf courses, the King's, the Queen's and the world famous PGA Centenary Course which played host to the 2014 Ryder Cup. There are numerous other courses within easy reach including Dollar and Muckhart Golf Courses.
The town is very accessible with the major centres of Stirling (13 miles), Perth (26 miles), Edinburgh (37 miles) and Glasgow (37 miles) all being within easy reach.
Lawhill Farm sits in a stunning south facing setting above Dollar, with fantastic far reaching views over the countryside and across to the Pentland Hills in the far distance. An existing smaller farm house has been transformed into an exceptional contemporary family house. This work was completed in 2010 to provide high specification accommodation, with modern features including ground floor under floor heating, a fantastic David L Douglas designed kitchen with top end white goods and an Opus integrated sound system throughout the main reception rooms. The house still contains a wealth of character with solid oak finishings and stone flooring on the ground floor as well as ample windows to make the most of the exceptional views.
The entrance door, on the north side of the house, is set between two large windows and provides access to the main entrance hall which is open plan to the dining room, down a short flight of steps, allowing the views to the south to be admired through its full height windows and double doors . These doors lead out into the south facing garden where there is a terraced area. To the left of the entrance hall is the drawing room which also has fantastic views to the south and further windows to the north. A wood burning stove is set into a fireplace with stone surround and mantel. Double doors from here lead through to the impressive garden room. The views are sensational thanks to the large windows which account for most of the wall space to the south and east. There are also windows to the north and a door in the east wall leads out to the side of the house. Returning to the entrance hall, a corridor leads off to the right to the kitchen passing a cloak cupboard which houses the electronic systems. Adjacent to this there is a WC. The David L Douglas designed kitchen and breakfast room features a range of fitted base and wall units with solid stone surfaces . The large central island has a breakfast bar and is fitted with a boiling water tap. There is a double Belfast sink and integrated appliances including two Miele dishwashers, a Britannia cooker with extractor fan over, a Bosch microwave and a Miele fridge and separate Miele freezer. At the end of the kitchen there is ample room for a kitchen table, and double glazed doors lead out onto the terrace overlooking the south facing garden. Off the kitchen there is a sitting room. A door from the kitchen opens to a short corridor leading to the back door and the utility room. This is fitted with a range of base units, shelves and fitted coat racks. Off the corridor leading to the utility room is a fully shelved larder.
A solid oak staircase leads up from the main entrance hall and splits to two separate galleried landings. The southern section has a seating area with glazed double doors leading out onto a timber balcony which provides wonderful views to the south. The northern section overlooks the entrance front of the house and is currently used as a study area. The master bedroom suite has a south facing Juliet balcony and a dressing room which leads through to the en suite bathroom. This has a WC, bath, wash hand basin and separate shower cubicle. There are four further double bedrooms, all of which have en suite shower rooms. Two of these bedrooms have views to the south, one faces north towards to the rear and the final bedroom has windows to the east and to the west. The first floor accommodation is completed by a family bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bath and separate shower cubicle. The house in general benefits from very good storage space including two generous cupboards off the first floor corridor set into the eaves.
The bothy sits across a gravelled courtyard from the house. The building was substantially renovated in 2010 and its accommodation now includes a large kitchen and family room with a free standing wood burning stove and fitted base and wall units, incorporating an integrated Belfast sink and integrated appliances including a Bosch dishwasher, Lamona hob and oven. The bothy also has a playroom which could be used as a bedroom and a shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
A substantial double garage with separate double car port under a pitch slate roof is situated next to the bothy. The double garage has two up and over doors and there is extensive floored space above which could be converted into additional accommodation. The courtyard is approached by electrically operated double gates overlooked by a CCTV camera which provides secure parking and ample turning space.
To the east of the courtyard is a fenced arena with sand base and beyond that is a timber built stable block with two loose boxes and a tack / feed room. A track from here leads down to a large field which is split into two sections sitting to the south of Lawhill Farm and extending to approximately 9.2 acres.
The gardens to the north and south of the house are largely laid to lawn and surrounded by a variety of mature shrubs and trees. The garden to the south of the house has a large flagstone terrace overlooking it and is surrounded by beech hedging. There is a further garden to the north which is predominantly lawned.
Mains electricity. Oil fired boiler providing hot water and central heating. Under floor heating throughout ground floor except utility room and larder. Radiators on upper floor. Private drainage to Biodisc. Private water supply.
The drive between the main road and the gates to Lawhill Farm is privately owned. The maintenance between the main road and the gates to Lawhill Farm is shared between the five properties that use it.
Right of Way
The track to the west of the paddocks has a right of way over it for agricultural vehicles and pedestrian access only.
The water supply is privately owned. The Lawhill Spring Water Association has approximately 25 members, each paying an annual subscription of £50. The five pr operties at Lawhill have two pumps to provide water to a private tank. Maintenance and running costs are shared between these five properties.
Lawhill Farm is currently in Clackmannanshire Council Tax Band G.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted curtains, blinds, light fittings, carpets and integrated white goods are included in the sale.
Planning permission has been granted for the erection of a new garage at Lawhill House (07/00416/FULL).
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.
Square Footage: 6,112 sq ft
Acreage: 12 Acres
On entering Dollar on the A91 from the east turn right after the Dollar Parish Church onto East Burnside. At the top of the road turn right onto High Street which then turns into Upper Hillfoot Road. The lane to Lawhill Farm is on the right soon after passing through the woods on the outskirts of Dollar.
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