The countryside of Scotland is dotted with substantial stone farmhouses which reflect the nature of their late Victorian provenance – solid, dependable and built to last. One such is Carbrook Mains, which is being brought to the market by country property specialist DMH Baird Lumsden.
This imposing house stands proudly independent in the history-washed lands between Stirling and Falkirk. Although it was a working farm the house boasts unusual and delightful ornamental stonework – finials, soaring chimneys and stepped gables.
What makes the property remarkable, however, is that as well as retaining its original architectural integrity, it has been professionally restored to the highest possible standard which means that – unlike many older houses – it is in walk-in condition.
Within the use of natural materials such as hardwood flooring and durable slate, the owners have incorporated fitting traditional features, including a period cast iron fireplace in the main room, a spiral staircase and sash and case double glazing.
The property is bounded by stone walls and paddock fencing and the grounds are punctuated by mature trees and shrubs. The south-facing outlook over open country towards Glenbervie Golf Club is balm to the soul.
In this crowded island, many buyers are now looking for space round about them and Carbrook Mains is being sold with 5.26 acres of land which will be particularly attractive to equestrian buyers.
The surrounding countryside is also ideal for outdoor pursuits with hacking routes, golf courses and woodland walks. Equestrian buyers, again, will be interested in the Kingsbarn Equestrian Centre, some 10 miles away. It offers recently constructed riding facilities which are among the best in Europe.
But while Carbrook Mains affords an excellent degree of privacy and seclusion, it also has enviable connections to the Central Scotland Motorway network, which puts, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling all within easy commuting distance. There are also frequent rail services from Larbert.
Carbrook Mains Farmhouse is offered for sale by DMH Baird Lumsden, The Mill, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4JS. Tel: 01786 833800. Fax: 01786 834382. Web: www.dmhbl.co.uk. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.