Savills | Aros, Kinlochard, Stirling, FK8 3TL | Property for sale
3,088 sq ft(286.88 sq m)
Offers over £595,000(€688,816)

ArosKinlochard, Stirling, FK8 3TL

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Beautiful four bedroom family home
  • Stunning views to Ben Lomond and across Loch Ard
  • Additional double garage with studio above suitable for Airbnb and rental opportunities.
  • Beautiful natural gardens
  • About 0.5 acres in all

Superb lochside retreat with breathtaking views.

About this property

  • Aros is a beautiful, traditional family home which once served as the local school to children in the village. Constructed in traditional methods with stone and a slate roof the property underwent extensive refurbishment prior to the current owner's occupancy with the installation of the ground source heat pump and has had further improvements since, primarily the addition of the garage with the studio flat above.

    Internally the property has a beautifully balanced layout with accommodation spread over two floors with an open plan dining and reception area with a wood burning stove at one end and expansive windows providing generous levels of natural light and maximising the stunning views across Loch Ard. The modern kitchen was created to a bespoke design and has a granite work surface, wooden cabinets finished in solid oak and an electric Rangemaster. The whole of the ground floor is underfloor heated via the ground source heat pump. A formal drawing room with doors opening to the rear garden as well as expansive loch facing windows completes the reception areas in the main dwelling. A downstairs bedroom and bathroom ensure that Aros is a property that can cater for all ages as well as providing stunning guest accommodation. The first floor is accessed via a timber staircase with glazed balustrade and is formed of three bedrooms, a family bathroom and a principal suite complete with en suite shower room, walk in wardrobe and a balcony with the most incredible view over to Ben Lomond and across the gardens.

    The gardens take on a naturally beautiful appearance carved into the rocky surface and are laid mostly to lawn with various areas of patio immediately surrounding the house providing wonderful vantage points for outdoor dining and enjoying the view.

    In addition to the main house there is a double garage with two electric up and over doors. Above the garage sits a studio apartment with wonderful loch views, private kitchenette and shower room. This would serve as a great rental income generator or indeed a superb home office.

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The location of this superbly refurbished family home is truly awe-inspiring, with the loch and mountain views taking centre stage, while the house itself is both characterful and comfortable with the added benefit of a self contained apartment for rentals or home working.

Cameron EwerProperty agent

Local information

  • Kinlochard has a thriving village community as well as offering excellent leisure facilities including a sailing club, the Go Country outdoor activity centre and the MacDonald Forest Hills Hotel and Spa. The wide range of activities in the area include mountain biking and walking, horse riding and pony trekking, canoeing and paddle boarding, wild swimming, shooting and fishing, and the UK's longest zip wire is at the nearby Go Ape centre located at the David Marshall Lodge visitor centre. Aberfoyle provides a full range of facilities including a primary school, shops, post office, supermarket, petrol station and a variety of hotels and restaurants as well as an 18 hole golf course.
  • Secondary schooling is at McLaren High School in Callander, and independent schools are available in Bridge of Allan, Glasgow and Dollar. The Lake Hotel and Nick Nairn's Cook School are nearby at Lake of Menteith.
  • The Trossachs is the heart of Rob Roy MacGregor's Scotland and it was in this area with its delightful mix of lochs, burns, hills and glens that he lived his life and where some of his more famous exploits took place.
  • The Trossachs has a diversity of wildlife including magnificent golden eagles, osprey, peregrine falcons and red deer, which coexist with creatures like roe deer, wildcats, foxes, feral goats, badgers and red squirrels.
  • Writers, poets and artists have all been drawn to the shores of its lochs, fascinated by the tales of Rob Roy and the mystery of the 'Children of the Mist', the clans who lived amidst these wild hills. William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and James Hogg all savoured its incomparable atmosphere. Nearby Loch Katrine was the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott's ‘Lady of the Lake'.
  • Several films including The 39 Steps (1959 version, starring Kenneth More) and Rob Roy (1953, starring Richard Todd) were filmed in the area.
  • Loch Lomond is at the end of the B829 at Inversnaid, opposite the Arrochar Alps and the famous Loch Lomond Golf Club.

Additional information

  • Directions: Heading west out of Aberfoyle on the B829, follow the road on the north bank of Loch Ard to Kinlochard. Once in the village, take the first road on the left after passing the village sign for Kinlochard. Aros can be found on the right hand side immediately after the village hall.
  • EPC Rating = C