A Victorian farm cottage with superb views and a separate two bed cottage set in about 4 acres
Croftchois was originally a Victorian farm cottage dating back to the late 1800s for the neighbouring Auchlyne Estate. It is a charming stone built property, with a spectacular south facing setting and stunning views of the peaks and glens of The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The house sits in about 4 acres of gardens and grazing land, and has an extensive range of outbuildings set around a courtyard. One of these has been converted into separate self contained accommodation (The Byre) with two bedrooms. The other outbuildings offer fantastic potential for further living space, subject to the necessary consents.
The main house sits to the south of the courtyard, benefitting from a commanding southerly outlook. A porch / sun room to the south of the house leads into the entrance hall. The kitchen has superb views and is fitted with a range of cabinets and cupboards along with appliances including a Rayburn range cooker (which also provides the hot water), and a Siemens dishwasher. The utility room sits off the kitchen, and has a Siemens washing machine and dryer, a fridge freezer and a door out to the courtyard behind the house. The south facing sitting room overlooks the garden and has an open fireplace. The ground floor is completed by a WC. Upstairs there are two south facing bedrooms and a shower room.
The Byre was once a cow byre thought to date back to the 1600s, but is now a separate two bedroom cottage which offers fantastic overflow living space, or the opportunity to run it as an Airbnb short term letting business. It was converted and extended by the current owners and also has a kitchen / sitting room, a sun room with views to the south, north and east, and a shower room. Heating is provided by electric storage heaters.
Along with The Byre, there is a fantastic range of outhouses set around the courtyard to the rear of the house. There is a bothy with rooms including a workshop with working Jotul stove, a shower room with WC and sauna, and two rooms above. Other outbuildings are a large double height barn, the old stables, and a tractor shed. To the west of the house is a large workshop / garden store which was built by the current owners.
Gardens and Grounds
The beautiful gardens and grounds of Croftchois extend to about 4 acres in all. Croftchois burn passes through mature woodland which runs from north to south along the western boundary, through which the drive runs. The principal gardens are to the south and east of the house. There is an orchard, and generous south facing lawned areas surrounded by stone dykes. To the south of this is about 1.25 acres of grazing, and about 0.8 acres of woodland.
Mains electricity. Drainage to private septic tank. Private water supply. Central heating provided by oil fired Rayburn and electric storage heaters.
Local Authority & tax band
Stirling Council tax band E
The access road is owned by Croftchois, but the neighbouring house, Riabhach, has a right of access over the section from the public road to their property. Maintenance of this section is shared.
Conservation Area and Listing
Croftchois is in The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
A clawback clause associated with any future development over the land at the property will form part of the sale agreement.
Right of Pre-emption
There is an existing Right of Pre-emption over the property.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale, other than the fridge freezer in the kitchen.
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