A beautifully situated home with land and enormous potential.
Firgrove is a characterful single storey house which was converted from a former curling club pavilion. The property overlooks all that remains of the curling pond which attracts an abundance of wildlife and is an attractive focal point in the garden.
Firgrove is approached via a short private driveway from Naemoor Road. The driveway leads to a turning circle and car port beside the house. The front door opens into a bright entrance hall with two glazed external walls and sliding doors to a WC, storage and to a staircase which leads to the floored loft. The hall leads into a fabulous open plan living room. A wood burning stove is set into an exposed stone wall at one end of the room and picture windows overlook the garden at the other. The living room is a versatile room with space for a dining table and two seating areas. The kitchen which is fitted with wall and base units has a lovely view over the garden. It also has a hatch to the dining area of the living room. Beyond the kitchen a passageway leads to three double bedrooms and a bathroom. All the bedrooms have built in storage and one which is currently used as an office has been fitted with book shelves. Opposite the kitchen is a rear porch and a back door.
There is a car port beside the front door and two substantial but dilapidated outbuildings have previously provided log storage and workshop space but could work equally well as sites for stabling or keeping hobby livestock, depending on a buyer's requirements.
The grounds at Firgrove are a particular feature of the property. Extending to about 2.24 acres they are laid out mainly to the west of the house with the pond at the centre and a pretty burn running along the eastern boundary. The grounds are largely wooded with scenic glades and glimpses of the Ochil hills to the north. Rhododendrons and azaleas are amongst shrubs that provide colour near the house. The garden is a haven for wildlife and while it provides excellent privacy for the house, there is potential to open out the views and create more usable open spaces.
Adjacent to Firgrove and just to the south of the Naemoor Road is a field of about 1.8 acres which is owned by the sellers and may be available for purchase by separate negotiation. The field is edged in pink on the sale plan. If sold, this field will be subject to an overage agreement as mentioned below.
Development Potential and Overage
As the house and garden grounds at Firgrove fall within the settlement boundary there may, subject to obtaining the relevant consents, be scope for short-term development.
Given the development potential of the site, overage (clawback) provisions may be required by the vendor, subject to the form of offer received from the purchaser. Further details are available from the selling agent.
A real hidden gem of a property, Firgrove combines a lush and leafy, utterly private setting with quick road access and is therefore entirely commutable to both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The possibility of either extending the current building and/or applying for consent to build two or three additional homes makes this a potentially exciting prospect for a buyer with development in mind.Stephanie Clarke