Savills | The Old School House, Old School House, Gartocharn, G83 8SB | Properties for sale
235.32 sq m
Offers over £595,000(17.284.001.300 ₫)

The Old School HouseOld School House, Gartocharn, G83 8SB


    Key features

    • Stone built, detached home thought to date from the 1780s
    • Originally the Kilmaronock Public School
    • Occupying a prime spot on the outskirts of Gartocharn Village
    • Currently split in two halves with family living separate from the B&B accommodation
    • Additional one bedroom contemporary apartment with log burning stove
    • Both the B&B and the apartment hold a 4 star Visit Scotland rating
    • Parking to the side and front for a number of cars
    • Mainly lawned gardens with patio area

    18th century stone house situated in Loch Lomond national park with B&B and additional letting apartment.

    About this property

    • Originally the Kilmaronock Public School, The Old School House is an attractive, stone built detached home which is thought to date from the 1780s. The house occupies a prime spot on the outskirts of Gartocharn village. .

      The accommodation is currently in two halves, with generous family living which is separate from the B&B rooms.

      The main living accommodation is entered from the rear into the utility room which leads to the inner hallway. From here is the kitchen and family sitting room. These are two excellent sized rooms: the kitchen has ample floor and wall units, plenty of work space; a range cooker, and windows to the front along with a door to the front of The Old School House. The sitting room has dual aspect windows to front and back and has a cast iron LPG stove with access to the B&B accommodation.. From the inner hallway there is a stone stairway to two bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, the other with en suite bathroom at this end of the property. .

      The B&B wing benefits from its own entrance to the rear. There is a spacious drawing room with breakfasting area, three en suite downstairs bedrooms and one on the first floor also with en suite shower room.

      The Old School House also has a contemporary one bedroom apartment (like the B&B, the apartment holds a 4 star rating by Visit Scotland) – offering luxury self catering accommodation with a log burning stove.

      Gardens
      The property is situated on the main road through Gartocharn with parking to the side and front for a number of cars. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with trees and patio area, it looks out over RSPB land with the Arrochar Alps in the distance.

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    Local information

    • The Old School House sits amidst unspoilt countryside within Scotland's first national park. The surrounding areas offer some of Scotland's finest scenery including Loch Lomond and the Arrochar Alps. Loch Lomond is crossed by the highland boundary fault and the physical characteristics of lowland and highland Scotland can be seen within a few miles of each other.
    • The property lies to the west of Drymen, a charming conservation village with its own primary school, village shops, pubs, hotels(please take bank out) a pharmacy a post office. To the south is the village of Gartocharn which also has its own primary school and weekly farmers' market. The area is well placed for commuting to Glasgow, and Glasgow Airport (22 miles) can be accessed via the A82 (M8). There is a rail service from Balloch Station to Glasgow. There are a number of private schools within the city boundary, including Glasgow High School, Glasgow Academy and Kelvinside Academy. Closer by is Lomond School in Helensburgh (17.5 miles) which provides schooling for both day pupils and boarders.
    • For sports enthusiasts the great outdoor awaits. There is superb hill walking and climbing in the area. The Arrochar Alps include four Munros (mountains over 3000ft) and six Corbetts, the most famous of which is the Cobbler.
    • The loch is well known for its water sports including wind surfing, sailing and excellent water skiing and wake boarding. There are a number of well respected golf courses in the area including Loch Lomond Golf Course which has in the past hosted the Scottish Open and other international events.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Travelling north from Glasgow via Bearsden follow the A809, signposted for Drymen. Continue through Croftamie and before the River Endrick bridge turn left onto the A811. Continue along this road and The Old School House is on the right hand side. Alternatively travelling on the A82 towards Loch Lomond turn right at the Balloch roundabout and travel through Balloch signed for Gartocharn. Proceed through the village and a short while after the Duncryne Riding Centre The Old School House is on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating = E