An outstanding Victorian house and cottage, set in 1.8 acres of immaculate gardens in desirable upper Dunblane
Glenacres is without doubt one of the finest houses in Dunblane, commanding a wonderful elevated position, with stunning views towards the Trossachs, and mature gardens extending to about 1.8 acres. This magnificent Victorian house is B Listed, and has been extensively improved and refurbished by the current owners to the highest of standards. Not only have the gardens and several key rooms been remodelled in recent years, but a new stone and slate sun room was constructed in 2019, and a double garage / cottage with three rooms plus a kitchen was built in 2009. The roof of the main house has been fully refurbished, and significant damp proofing and timber treatment works were carried out in 2007/08.
The daytime living space is all situated on the ground floor. From the front door into the vestibule, the ground floor has five principal reception rooms. The west facing drawing room has an original fireplace, stunning garden views through a large bay window, and doors leading into the sun room which was built in 2019 and opens into the garden. The sitting room and dining room both sit off the entrance hall, and the latter has a glazed door to the east side of the house. The family room adjoins both the kitchen and the dining room. At the back door a new porch/cloakroom, built in 2016, leads to the impressive open plan kitchen / dining room. This is fitted with handmade Wimborne White and Walnut David L Douglas cabinets, Miele appliances, a Maytag fridge freezer, granite worktops and a central island unit and breakfast bar. Other ground floor rooms include a David L Douglas fitted study overlooking the gardens, a utility room which was remodelled in 2017, a WC and a useful understairs wine cellar/storage.
The main first floor is approached by a staircase with carved wooden bannisters from the entrance hall, leading up to a galleried landing. A half way mezzanine level holds a bedroom with stairs up to an en suite shower room above. There are a further four double bedrooms including the principal bedroom suite. This has sensational views over the gardens, and towards the Trossachs through a large bay window. The en suite bathroom has twin basins, an oval bath, a WC and a separate walk in shower. The other three bedrooms share the use of a family shower room. There is also a good store cupboard and linen cupboard off the landing, and an extensive floored and insulated loft space with Velux window, accessed via a hatch with Ramsay ladder.
A second staircase takes you up to separate guest accommodation which was remodelled and extended by the owners in 2008. It now has two double bedrooms and a shower room.
The majestic gardens of Glenacres surround the house and extend to about 1.8 acres in all, with the principal gardens sitting to the northwest of the house. There is a large lawn area, overlooked by a new granite patio that runs the full length of the house a wonderful area for outdoor entertaining. Below this is a top quality Huxley artificial putting green. The enclosed gardens are part walled and part fenced, surrounded by a variety of mature trees and shrubs including stunning redwoods, oak, acer and rhododendrons. In the top corner of the garden are two connected greenhouses.
Electric controlled gates on The Crescent lead to the tarmac driveway which sweeps to the front of the house. A generous parking area is backed by a lawn and area of mature trees with a stone archway, thought to originate from Dunblane Cathedral. The banks of rhododendrons and trees gives the property complete privacy.
An opening to the side of the house leads through to a gravel parking area to the northeast of the house where the double garage / cottage sits. From the parking area there is a boiler room housing two of the house's three boilers and access to the main gardens through an iron gate. There is also a play area with fitted swings and a golf driving bay.
DOUBLE GARAGE / COTTAGE
Constructed in 2009, the double garage / cottage offers fantastic additional living space. On the ground floor there is a flexible room, kitchen and WC. Upstairs has two bedrooms and a store. The accommodation is versatile and can offer great overflow accommodation to the main house, but other uses could include a home office or art/music studio.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. There are three mains gas fired boilers at the property.
Glenacres is Category B Listed and within the upper Dunblane Conservation Area
Stirling Council tax band H
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