Country house with extensive outbuildings, stables and paddocks.
No 3 Kirktonhill Holdings has been owned by the sellers since 1993. Since then they have built up a successful equestrian DIY stabling and livery business. However, with an attractive house, useful outbuildings and land, the property also has considerable potential for other uses, including simply as a fine family home. It is most attractively located, with lovely southerly views over the surrounding countryside, and is very convenient for commuting both north and south.
The house, which was until recently occupied by a member of the seller's family, was fully renovated and extended in the mid 1990s. In the late 1990s the garage, additional stables and the tack rooms were built, together with the riding arena. Further stables, along with the viewing room, which looks out over the riding arena, were added in the late 2000s. The straw and hay sheds are divided, thus currently allowing users of the stables to be self-sufficient, and therefore minimising the owner's involvement.
The property is approached by a farm track, which passes three other properties, including No 8 Kirktonhill Holdings, which was recently built and is owned by the sellers. The house at No 3 Kirktonhill Holdings is an attractive harled and single storey house, with a slate roof, and block paved parking and turning areas. It is fully double glazed and benefits from oil fired central heating. It is screened by hedges, with the garden, mostly to the rear, being mainly gravelled, with paved seating areas, providing shelter and privacy, together with ease of maintenance.
Steps lead up to sliding patio doors which open onto the sun room with picture windows making the most of the views, and an arch linking through to the sitting room. This has a fireplace with mantel and gas fire, together with display shelves and a cupboard. Double opening doors lead through to the dining room, again with picture windows for the views, and a hatch to the kitchen. The fully fitted kitchen has wooden wall and floor units with soft closing drawers and tiled splashbacks and incorporates Ariston appliances including a double oven / grill, four ring ceramic hob, dishwasher, fitted fridge and freezer, together with a sink, breakfast bar and shelved cupboard. Beyond is the rear porch which houses a Worcester oil fired boiler and is plumbed for a washing machine and has an entrance door with a covered entrance. Off the sitting room is a passageway which leads to the four bedrooms and an office. Bedroom one has fitted wardrobes, dressing table and bedside tables. Bedroom two and the office (which has also been used a child's bedroom) have built in shelved cupboards, as does bedroom three which also has a hanging wardrobe.
Opposite the house are the buildings which include:
1. Shed / Workshop (5.00 m x 10.45 m), brick built and harled with a corrugated roof and concrete floor, together with a brick built lean-to store (2.9 m x 5.85 m) housing an air compressor, further lean-to
(2.9 m x 2.25 m) with 2 WCs, washbasin, and a tack room (3.85 m (max) x 3.15 m (max).
2. Garage (7.15 m x 6.7 m) brick built and harled with a corrugated roof, concrete floor and two up and over doors.
3. Hay & Straw Shed (9.5 m x 12.5 m approx.), timber framed with box profile cladding and roof, concrete floor and divided into six smaller hay stores and straw shed.
4. Tack Room Block block built and harled with box profile roofing, covered apron and a concrete floor and comprising a tea room with washbasin (3.6 m x 3.65 m) and ten tack rooms with feed bins (each 1.9 m x 3.7 m).
5. Stable Block (3.65 m x 33.5 m approx.) stone and block built and harled with box profile roof, covered apron and divided into ten loose boxes with rubber mats and water troughs.
6. Viewing Room and New Stables behind the stable block, block built and harled with a box profile roof, and comprising a viewing room (4 m x 3.05 m) with concrete floor and stables (4 m x 27 m approx.) with seven loose boxes with rubber mats.
7. Sand School drained rubber and sand riding arena (35 m x 50 m approx.), which is floodlit.
The land is currently divided into ten paddocks with electric fencing, and accessed off a central track running out past the riding arena. Each paddock has a pony shelter, two of which are wooden and eight are either corrugated or box profile.
At the south-eastern edge of the property is a small wood, through which runs a burn.
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"This is a versatile and beautifully positioned property that at present is run by the owners as a successful self stable' and livery operation. It could, however, have various other uses, including as a smallholding or simply a family home with other development potential (subject to consents).Ruaraidh Ogilvie