Savills | Wester Row, Dunblane, Perthshire, FK15 9NZ | Property for sale
3,368 sq ft(312.90 sq m)
Offers over £715,000

Wester RowDunblane, Perthshire, FK15 9NZ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2022
  • Private and rural setting overlooking farmland and River Teith
  • Blend of charming country cottage and modern renovated barn
  • Large garden with covered patio and orchard
  • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, shower room
  • About 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds

Charming family home with range of outbuildings in a stunning rural setting with about 1.5 acres of grounds

About this property

  • Forming part of the Inverardoch Estate and under the Campbell family ownership since 1840, Wester Row is a unique and characterful property. The property offers a stunning country living setup with a charming family home, multiple outbuildings with excellent potential for conversion (subject to the necessary consents), and about 1.5 acres of mature gardens and grounds.

    The track leads down to the entrance of the courtyard where a large store is located on the left. The range of outbuildings used currently as stores and a large workshop with integrated dog kennels, provides a sheltered courtyard and front entrance to the main home.

    The property is comprised of two halves with fantastic features and character retained throughout. The original cottage blends seamlessly into the more modern converted barn. The main entrance leads from a covered porch into an entrance hall-cum-dining area, with original maid's room tucked under the stairs, and old stove intact. To the right, a short passage leads into the modern open plan kitchen with breakfast area with double height galleried landing above. The stone stove dates back hundreds of years with old nooks used for spoons and ladles still on show. A log burner sits in the surround and is connected to a thermal store for hot water and helps feed the central system. The flagstone floor with underfloor heating connects the breakfast area in front of large bi-fold doors, and leads into the farmhouse-style kitchen. Fitted base and wall units house an integrated dishwasher, Falcon range cooker with induction hob, two sinks and ample storage. To the rear of the kitchen is a spacious utility room with boot room capacity and rear door access, and separate bathroom with walk in shower with steam room settings. Wrought iron spiral stairs lead up to a galleried landing with double Velux Juliet windows overlooking the garden. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.

    From the entrance hall, to the left is the original cottage part of the property. A landing provides access to a welcoming sitting room featuring bay window with seating, open working fire and fitted bookshelves and rear door access to the garden. Also in this wing is a large study with shelving, and a guest bedroom. Stairs lead up to the first floor landing with family bathroom and two spacious bedrooms with dormer windows and original fireplaces.

    From the kitchen and breakfast area, bi-fold doors open onto a paved and covered patio for al fresco dining and barbeques. The beautiful principal gardens sit to the south of the house, and include a small orchard and a variety of attractive mature trees. These peaceful grounds are elevated, offering outstanding views over the neighbouring countryside.

    Outbuildings

    Large open store located at the entrance to the courtyard. Adjacent workshop to the north of the courtyard is equipped with electrics, three dog kennels with dog runs, and cold store. To the west of the courtyard, two adjacent barns are currently used for storage but offer potential for development (subject to the required consents). An adjacent vehicle store and wood store are connected. To the east there is the original part cobbled flooring and timber trusses housing a store room and two byres.

    GENERAL REMARKS

    Services
    Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage. Oil fired boiler with log burning stove in kitchen connected to thermal store for hot water and central heating. Water-fed underfloor heating in Kitchen/ Breakfast Area.

    Local Authority & tax band
    Stirling Council tax band G

    Access
    A right of access for domestic use will be provided down the private track leading to Wester Row. The track will remain under the ownership of the current owner. Three parties in total currently use the track, with the other two parties involving farm traffic to access fields south of Wester Row. Maintenance and upkeep will be split according to user and the track kept in a useable standard.
    A right to continue using any existing services in the property will be reserved for the benefit of the retained land (together with a right to lay a branch water pipe for a separate water supply for agricultural purposes).

    Fixtures & Fittings
    Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. Outdoor cooking/eating area furniture is not included and all barns/ outbuildings will be cleared.

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Local information

  • Nestled into rolling farmland with dramatic mountainous scenery in the background, Wester Row is set in a rural idyll, with the River Teith flowing nearby. The quiet rural setting belies the accessibility of the property with fantastic travel routes nearby.
  • The charming and historic village of Doune which offers a range of services and amenities including primary school, post office, shops and restaurant, medical practice and library, is just over 2 miles to the west. Doune Castle is a popular tourist attraction and famed setting for a few TV shows and movies. Across the River Teith is Blair Drummond with its popular safari park. The desirable town of Dunblane is 5 miles to the east, and offers a wider range of services including train station with regular services. Wester Row is within the school catchment area for Doune Primary School, McLaren High School and Dunblane High School. There is a current free taxi service running from the top of the farm track to both Doune Primary and McLaren High.
  • Stirling, with its historic castle visible in the distance, has a selection of professional, retail and leisure facilities, including primary and secondary schooling, and a Waitrose supermarket. In addition, there is private schooling at Ardvreck and Morrisons in Crieff as well as Dollar Academy. Fairview International School in Bridge of Allan offers co-educational independent IB candidate schooling for 5 to 13 year olds. Dunblane and Bridge of Allan both have popular local services, with the latter being the home to Stirling University with a sports centre and the MacRobert Arts Centre with theatre and cinema.
  • Accessibility to and from Wester Row is excellent. The M9 motorway is only 3.1 miles to the west, offering strong commuting links to Glasgow, Edinburgh or Perth. There are also train stations in nearby Stirling, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane with regular services to the major hubs. Glasgow Airport is 45 miles to the southwest and Edinburgh Airport is 41 miles to the southeast.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Doune, head east out of the village on to the A820, turn right on to the B824. Take the next right signposted as Inverardoch Mains. Continue straight down this road, turning right once past a farmhouse on the right. The track will lead you down to Wester Row; please be mindful it is a rough track. Approaching Doune from the M9/A9, at the Keir Roundabout, head west on to the B824. Continue straight on this road, until a left turn signposted for Inverardoch Mains. Continue straight down this road, turning right once past a farmhouse on the right. The track will lead you down to Wester Row; please be mindful it is a rough track.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold