McEwan Fraser Legal is delighted to present this most distinctive residential property to the market. Kingarth is a detached villa located in one of the most sought after areas of Crieff. The villa not only offers substantial living accommodation over three floors, but greatly benefits from having a large attached annex, two outbuildings and a beautiful mature garden. The house and annex have, in the past, been used as hotel accommodation and, more recently, the annex has served as B and B rooms. The current owners have returned the villa to residential use, leaving the annex building to be used by a future owner as further residential accommodation or to generate income from Airbnb, a holiday let or other commercial uses. Although the property as a whole makes a spacious residential home, there are a number of possibilities open for such a substantial building. Subject to local authority consent, the property could be further sub-divided into residential accommodation or returned to wholly commercial use as a guest house or boutique hotel.
The villa benefits from many original Victorian features and, in particular, the bathrooms have been renovated to a high standard and style in keeping with the age of the house. Other rooms are decorated to a finished standard but some are left for a buyer to put their own stamp on the premises.
The property sits in approximately 0.5 acre of mature grounds.
The ground floor is arranged around a central hallway with an entrance vestibule. To the front of the villa, there are two public rooms, currently used as a formal lounge and a dining room. These rooms retain many original architectural features and are flooded with early morning light. From the large bay fronted lounge, access is gained to a garden room/ conservatory, with views over a pretty side garden and, to the front, to a further garden room. There is access to the annex at the rear of the conservatory. To the rear of the ground floor, there is a room used by the current owners as an office which could be utilised as a snug or family TV. room. The hallway also leads to a cloakroom and small ground floor toilet and gives access to the kitchen area, which is composed of the main kitchen and several other sub-divided areas which are currently used for storage and a utility room. A small staircase leads up to two further rooms which would have previously made up the servants quarters. This rear area remains in need of some renovation/ re-decoration. A back door leads out to the side of the villa.
A half-landing gives access to a metal fire escape, while the first floor landing is surrounded by four large bedrooms with the two to the front separated by a family bathroom, and the two to the rear separated by a shower room. The spacious bay fronted master bedroom has beautiful open views over Strathearn and to the Ochil Hills beyond. Small patio doors give access onto the flat roof above the garden room.
The top floor consists of a landing along with four attic style rooms and a further renovated bathroom. The rooms are bright and spacious with feature windows giving the best views in the house over the garden areas and the surrounding countryside. These could provide three double and one single bedrooms or other family uses.
Although the annex can be accessed through the main villa building, it has its own separate entrance and additional fire exit, with garden areas to the front and rear. This part of the property consists of a central hallway leading to five bedrooms (four double and one single), all with en-suites. One of the larger bedrooms also benefits from an additional lounge area making it an ideal family room. While the annex makes for near ready available B and B usage, a new owner may want to upgrade the accommodation or convert the building for another use.
Within the garden area, there are also two stone-built buildings: one substantial former stables and garage, and another smaller building, which has been used as accommodation. These outbuildings are currently used as storage, but have the potential to be converted for other uses. There is also a small potting shed and greenhouse.
The well-maintained garden surrounds the house and outbuildings, with several areas of grass and a selection of mature trees bushes and flowers, making it a haven for birds and other wildlife and a wonderful private and secure play area for children or family entertaining.
Internal viewing of this substantial property is essential to fully appreciate the versatility and potential on offer.
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