Kellybank House has a peaceful leafy situation up a private road on the eastern edge of Dollar. It is a short walk from Kellybank House to the centre of town and to Dollar Academy.
Dollar is a picturesque and highly sought after town with a stunning setting at the foot of the Ochil Hills. It has a selection of local shops and services, including a grocery store, butcher, baker, delicatessen, and a wine store. It also has a post office, health centre, dentist, newsagent in addition to several specialist shops, cafes, a pub and a restaurant. The town is best known for its long established Academy, recently voted The Sunday Times Scottish Independent Secondary School of the Year 2017. Other private schools within easy reach of Kellybank House are Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston, Craigclowan and Beaconhurst. Dollar has a vibrant and friendly local community with its own website and a variety of sports and arts clubs as well as youth groups. The tennis, squash and golf clubs are all particularly popular. There are golf courses locally at Dollar and Muckhart while the golf courses and leisure facilities of Gleneagles Hotel are only about 14 miles away. For those who enjoy the outdoors there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed locally on the Ochil Hills while the more dramatic hills and lochs of Perthshire are only a short drive north.
The town is very accessible with the major centres of Stirling (12 miles), Perth (26 miles), Edinburgh (34 miles) and Glasgow (37 miles) all within easy reach.
Formerly part of Harviestoun Estate, Kellybank House dates from about 1805 with a later extension dating from about 1905. The house is B-Listed and has beautiful Georgian proportions and architectural features including a pretty fan light over the front door which is echoed in a small dormer window above. The house has an excellent mix of formal, family and practical rooms as well as a beautiful garden and useful outbuildings.
A flight of stone steps framed by a pretty wrought iron balustrade leads up to the front door of Kellybank House. Storm doors lead into a well lit outer porch and on through a glazed inner door to a welcoming L-shaped reception hall which gives access to all the main reception rooms. To the right of the hall is the dining room with sash and case astragal windows, a gas fireplace, a decorative arched recess and shelved display cupboards. To the left of the hall is a sitting room which is fitted with bookshelves on two walls and has all the Georgian proportions of the dining room but with the added benefit of a log burning stove, making it a cosy informal reception room which also works well as a study. Behind the dining room, to the right of the staircase is a double bedroom with its original fireplace and two press cupboards. This could easily be used as another reception room depending on a buyer’s requirements.
At the far end of the hall is the formal drawing room. This is within the c1905 extension and is more Edwardian in style being characterised by a bay window overlooking the front garden. A carved timber mantle surrounds the fireplace and is a stunning focal point. Beside the drawing room is a cloakroom. The kitchen is located at the rear of the house. It is a warm and social room with a dining table fitted into a west facing bay window that makes the best of the evening sun. A French door within the window allows the dining area to open directly into the garden in the summer. Timber painted wall and base units run around the kitchen which has a two oven electric Aga as its focal point. Behind the kitchen is a utility with ample cupboard and worktop space and with access to the garden and in the other direction to a back porch. This porch also has full height cupboards and gives access to an office space and also to a pretty enclosed courtyard which in turn has a large shelved store offering potential for a number of uses and which is attached to the house.
The first floor of Kellybank House is approached by a wide carved timber staircase from the main reception hall. A galleried landing gives access to four bedrooms. The master bedroom faces south and west. It has a pretty fireplace and an en suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms share a Jack and Jill shower room and finally a single bedroom with a pretty arched dormer window sits above the front door of the house.
There are beautiful views from the ground floor and first floors of Kellybank House which look over open countryside to the south, hills to the North and glimpses of the village to the west. On clear days it is possible to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets.
Kellybank House is approached by a private driveway which leads to a turning circle at the front of the house. The front garden is surrounded by mature trees, azaleas and rhododendrons which produce an impressive array of colour in the summer. Roses, wisteria and clematis climb the front of the house and a colourful border runs below the front windows. On the western side of the house is a terrace which is ideal for sitting out in the summer.
On the eastern side of the unmade road which leads up to Kellybank House is a triangle of woodland which amounts to 0.3 acres and will be included in the sale. In the spring this little glade is filled with bluebells.
A stone built garden store
A courtyard studio / store
A timber garage
Planning Permission has been granted (18/00049/BW) for a new house to be built on the old tennis court which sits behind Kellybank House. It is anticipated this will be completed by July 2019. The boundaries between the two houses will be clearly marked for viewers. When the new house is constructed a mains water supply will be provided for both properties.
Private water (to be converted to mains by the seller) and drainage. Oil fired central heating
Kellybank House has been grade B Listed by Historic Scotland.
Council Tax Band G
Fixtures and Fittings
The carpets, curtains and light fittings are included in the sale
Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
Offers, in Scottish legal form, must be submitted by your solicitor to the Selling Agents.
It is intended to set a closing date but the seller reserves the right to negotiate a sale with a single party. All genuinely interested parties are advised to instruct their solicitor to note their interest with the Selling Agents immediately after inspection.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price may be required. It will be paid within 7 days of the conclusion of Missives. The deposit will be non-returnable in the event of the Purchaser(s) failing to complete the sale for reasons not attributable to the Seller or his agents.
June 2016 and April 2018
Dollar is situated on the A91 midway between Stirling and Milnathort. If approaching from Stirling, drive through Dollar heading east and about 200m after leaving the town, turn left into the tarred kerbed entrance just before a turning right signposted to Westerton Farm. If coming from the east, turn right immediately after passing the signpost to Westerton Farm on the left, and just before entering the town. The entrance to Kellybank House is on the left after about 140 metres.
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