Delightful Arts & Crafts house with stunning views of Ben Ledi
Built in 1898, Strathlyn is a wonderful example of the Arts & Crafts style of the late Victorian/Edwardian era. The traditional property features red hued timbers set against contrasting white roughcast, with multiple peaked roof sections.
The main entrance to the property leads through the conservatory and into the large entrance hall, with wood panelling and feature staircase. On the right is a spacious sitting room with wood panelled bay window looking out to Ben Ledi. An open fireplace is set amongst a tiled surround and hearth and wooden mantel. Adjacent to the sitting room is a versatile reception room currently used as a drawing room with dining area. The spacious room features a wood burning stove, dual aspect windows with a distinctive wood panelled window and patio door overlooking the drive entrance.
A cloakroom and WC are also accessed from the main hall. A step leads down to the kitchen with breakfast area and larder, passing by an office and useful storage under the stairs. At the heart of the kitchen is the five door cream AGA which heats the hot water. To the rear of the kitchen is a utility room and access outside. A rear staircase leading to one of the upstairs bedrooms is also accessed from the kitchen.
An impressive staircase sweeps up to the first floor landing, with a fork leading to a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom and access to the rear staircase. Two further bedrooms and a study are accessed from the first floor landing, with the study featuring an original cast iron stove most likely from its former use as a nursery. All three bedrooms offer fantastic views towards Ben Ledi as they look westwards. A bathroom with separate WC, and staircase leading up to two attic bedrooms and generous eaves storage, are tucked behind a door leading from the landing.
A gravel driveway leads up from the road and fully circles the property providing an easy drive in and drive out system. The driveway separates the two outbuildings from the main house. One outbuilding offers a flexible studio with views to Ben Ledi, whilst a partition on the other side has created a useful and spacious workshop/ garden store. The double garage is located next to the outbuilding and is generous in size.
The boundary of the property is well marked by low stone walls on the road side, and sheltering hedges to the west and north. Ten Douglas fir trees line up along the eastern boundary and provide shelter from the weather. The garden is made up of lawn areas, a small orchard with apple and plum trees, and a pleasant woodland walkway created by the current owner.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage to septic tank, electric storage heaters and hot water provided by LPG fuelled AGA.
Local Authority & tax band
Stirling Council tax band G.
Strathlyn owns the whole driveway, with the neighbouring property, The Orchard' having a right of access from the bell-mouth to The Orchard'.
Fixtures & Fittings
Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. The sitting room curtains are to be excluded along with the light fittings in the master bedroom, sitting room and drawing room.
The property is referred to as Strathlyn by the current owners, but has also been referenced as Strathlinn and Strathlynn in previous occasions and on different databases.
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Waking up to the stunning views of Ben Ledi is what makes Strathlyn so special. It has the potential to become a fantastic family home in a spectacular setting.Flora Geoghegan