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1,857 sq ft(172.52 sq m)
Offers over £375,000(€425,128)

FirgroveRumbling Bridge, Kinross, KY13 0PX

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2019
  • Close to Dollar Academy
  • Commutable to Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • About 2.24 acres of garden grounds with woodland, pond and burn
  • Adjacent field of about 1.8 acres included

A beautifully situated home with woodland garden and enormous potential.

About this property

  • Firgrove is a characterful single storey house which was converted from a former curling club pavilion. The property overlooks all that remains of the curling pond which attracts an abundance of wildlife and is an attractive focal point in the garden.

    Firgrove is approached via a short private driveway from Naemoor Road. The driveway leads to a turning circle and car port beside the house. The front door opens into a bright entrance hall with two glazed external walls and sliding doors to a WC, storage and to a staircase which leads to the floored loft. The hall leads into a fabulous open plan living room. A wood burning stove is set into an exposed stone wall at one end of the room and picture windows overlook the garden at the other. The living room is a versatile room with space for a dining table and two seating areas. The kitchen which is fitted with wall and base units has a lovely view over the garden. It also has a hatch to the dining area of the living room. Beyond the kitchen a passageway leads to three double bedrooms and a bathroom. All the bedrooms have built in storage and one which is currently used as an office has been fitted with book shelves. Opposite the kitchen is a rear porch and a back door.

    Outbuildings
    There is a car port beside the front door and two substantial but dilapidated outbuildings have previously provided log storage and workshop space but could work equally well as sites for stabling or keeping hobby livestock, depending on a buyer's requirements.

    Garden
    The garden at Firgrove is a particular feature of the property. Extending to about 2.24 acres it is laid out mainly to the west of the house with the pond at the centre and a pretty burn running along the eastern boundary. The garden is largely wooded with scenic glades and glimpses of the Ochil hills to the north. Rhododendrons and azaleas are amongst shrubs that provide colour near the house. The garden is a haven for wildlife and while it provides excellent privacy for the house, there is potential to open out the views and create more usable open spaces.

    Field
    Adjacent to Firgrove and just to the south of the Naemoor Road is a field of about 1.8 acres which is ideal for horses or hobby livestock.

    Development Potential
    As the house and garden at Firgrove fall within the settlement boundary there may, subject to obtaining the relevant consents, be scope for short-term development.

A real hidden gem of a property, Firgrove combines a lush and leafy, utterly private setting with quick road access and is therefore entirely commutable to both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The possibility of either extending the current building and/or applying for consent to build two or three additional homes makes this a potentially exciting prospect for a buyer with development in mind.

Stephanie ClarkeProperty agent

Local information

  • Firgrove is a hidden gem. Screened from the roadside by mature woodland, it has a wonderfully private location despite being conveniently just off the Naemoor Road which is a country lane linking the village of Rumbling Bridge to Crook of Devon. Crook of Devon (1.5 miles) has a village shop and post office while Kinross (seven miles) has a supermarket, primary and secondary schooling and professional services. Dollar Academy is four miles to the northwest and the area is popular with families who also need to be within commuting distance of Edinburgh (32 miles) and Glasgow (38 miles).
  • Firgrove is also ideally placed for access to some of Scotland's most beautiful countryside; the hills and glens of Perthshire to the north, the Trossachs to the west as well as St Andrews and the pretty fishing villages of Fife to the East. Gleneagles Hotel which is only 12 miles away, is recognised as one of the best hotels in Scotland and has superb leisure and restaurant facilities, not to mention its famous golf courses. More locally there are golf courses in Muckhart, Kinross and Dollar. There are also numerous walking and cycling routes in the nearby Ochil and Lomond Hills.
  • In addition to Dollar Academy, private schooling at Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston and Craigclowan are all within about 30 miles of Firgrove.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water and electricity. Drainage to septic tank. Oil fired central heating.
  • Local Authority & tax band: Perth and Kinross Council tax band E
  • Fixtures & Fittings: The fitted carpets, the washing machine/tumble dryer and the fridge freezer are all included in the sale.
  • Directions: From Kinross, take the A977 heading west until reaching Crook of Devon. In the centre of Crook of Devon take a right turn and follow Naemoor Road for approximately one mile. The entrance to Firgrove is on the right hand side before reaching the T junction at Rumbling Bridge
  • EPC Rating = E