Charming country house with an abundance of character – Stirlingshire, Scotland – £450,000

Charming country house with an abundance of character – Stirlingshire, Scotland – £450,000

Believed to have been built approximately 300 years ago, Croftinstilly is a fabulous character property with spectacular mature gardens and woodland area and beautiful ever changing views over the surrounding countryside.

Croftinstilly has been a much loved family home for many years. The property is understood to have been two separate dwelling houses which at some stage have been combined. The property is of traditional construction with a slate roof and a painted render.

Croftinstilly was on the drove road and one of the stopping places for the drovers where the horses were re-shod and the drovers took a tipple at the nearby still. The stone outbuilding is thought to have served as a small tack room with a facility for heating up the bran mash for the horses. Local historians have also reputed that Marshall Ney, Napoleon’s supposed right hand man lived in Croftinstilly. Sir Daniel MacNee who held an important position in the art world and Julian Smith, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland also resided at this property. You certainly have the sense when visiting this property that there has been a significant history to it, it is a prominent and most attractive house.

Internally the property could be reconfigured once again to provide two separate dwellings, however the current configuration provides generous accommodation with a number of reception rooms, ideal for those working from home. Of particular note are the views which can be enjoyed even from the front door! The surrounding hillsides and fields provide an ever changing landscape. There is a magnificent wood panelled reception room at one end of the property with a wonderful outlook over the gardens. The principle bedroom is vast and has the added benefit of a modern en-suite bathroom.

The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule. Dining Room with glazed door to the patio garden. Snug/family room with fireplace. Inner hallway/reception room. Living Room with fireplace. Wood panelled Study/ Bedroom 4. Boot room with shower room off. Utility room. Fully fitted kitchen.
First Floor: Bedroom 1 with walk-in cupboard. Family bathroom (WC, WHB, bath and storage). Bedroom 2 with deep cupboards, Principle Bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath, WC, WHB).
Outbuildings: Detached double garage with electric door. Detached character stone bothy/garden store.

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