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KilmahogCallander, Perthshire, FK17 8HD


    Key features

    • Superb views of Ben Ledi
    • Traditional Arts & Crafts style property
    • Spacious accommodation over three floors
    • Large garden with outbuildings
    • Close proximity to Callander amenities
    • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park within easy reach

    Delightful Arts & Crafts house with stunning views of Ben Ledi

    About this property

    • 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.

      Outside
      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.

      GENERAL REMARKS

      Services
      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.

      Access
      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.

      Miscellaneous
      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 GeogheganProperty agent

    Local information

    • Set on the edge of the hamlet of Kilmahog just west of Callander, Strathlyn boasts enviable views over the surrounding dramatic countryside. The impressive Ben Ledi looms to the west within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and can be admired from a number of rooms within the property, while the fast flowing River Leny provides an atmospheric background noise as it rushes alongside the road towards Callander.
    • There are numerous ways in which to enjoy and be immersed in this idyllic countryside setting, known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands'. Outdoor activities and pursuits are well catered for and include cycling in the Queen Elizabeth Forest, fishing, boating and sailing on lochs Katrine, Venacher, Lubnaig and Earn, and various mountain walks among Ben Ledi, Ben Venue, Ben A'an, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin. There is renting of shooting and stalking on nearby estates and excellent fishing on the River Teith itself.
    • Callander, around 1.5 miles east of Strathlyn, provides a wide range of services and amenities including a good selection of independent shops, cafés, restaurants, a bank, post office and a Tom Morris designed 18-hole golf course. The town is the regional centre for many public facilities including a full health centre, library, police, ambulance and fire stations. The town's Callander Primary School and McLaren High School, with adjacent leisure centre, pool and all-weather pitch, are all easily accessed from the property. Callander has many clubs and societies including an active Rotary Club, Bowling Club, Pipe Band and Operatic Society plus Catholic, Episcopal and Church of Scotland churches.
    • Situated off the A84, there is good road access to the junction of the A9 towards Stirling about 17.5 miles away, providing easy access to the motorway network and the entire central belt of Scotland. Stirling is the historic heart of Scotland, with cultural attractions including Stirling Castle, Bannockburn and the Wallace Monument. The railway is accessed at Dunblane some 12 miles from Callander adjacent to a Marks & Spencer food outlet. Glasgow is 36 miles via the A81 or 40 miles via the M80, Edinburgh 50 miles via the M9 and Perth is 37 miles via the A9. The A84 north of Callander is the arterial route to Oban, Fort William, Mull and Skye. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are within an hour's reach in normal traffic. Callander is served by First Bus.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Stirling, follow the A84 for Callander. Continue through the town for about a mile. After the slight bend to the right of the road and where the river flows alongside the road, Strathlyn is located on the right hand side of the road with a wooden sign and gravel driveway. The property is on the left hand side of the shared entrance.
    • EPC Rating = F