Harper & Stone are delighted to present to the market Devonview: a fabulous modern country home with traditional features and outstanding views to the Ochil Hills. This four bedroom, two storey detached barn conversion is positioned in an enviable semi-rural setting of 1.8 acres.
Devonview was constructed in 2011 on the existing barn footprint using stone reclaimed from the original building. It is finished to an exceptionally high specification, both externally and internally, and has been thoughtfully and cleverly designed. With two separate entrances and staircases, there is an excellent flow within the living space, which would allow a variety of living arrangements.
Devonview is set back from the road and is approached via a track that leads to a set of wrought iron gates which open into a large black gravelled courtyard. A two-storey double garage is located across the courtyard. Both buildings have stone walls, with slate roof tiles, cast iron rainwater pipes, hardwood double-glazed sash windows on the ground level and conservation Velux double-glazed windows to the upper floor. An inner set of gates give access to the side and rear of the property.
The main entry to the property is through a set of glazed double doors into a glazed porch with slate flooring. This south-facing area is an attractive sun trap. From here another set of double doors leads to the main reception hallway. Solid oak flooring flows seamlessly throughout the majority of both floors, complemented by oak window facings, doors and skirtings. The ground floor benefits from LPG underfloor heating, split into 6 individually programmable zones, with high performance radiators to the first floor.
To the left is the large open plan kitchen and family room, located at the heart of the home. The kitchen provides an abundance of modern wall and base units designed with practicality of storage in mind. The cabinet fronts have cream coloured matte finish with complementary grey quartz granite worktops. The 6-burner double oven Rangemaster cooker is recessed and features a waney-edged oak beam above. An expansive peninsular unit divides the kitchen and family areas. It incorporates an inset Belfast sink and breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and wine cooler. The kitchen flooring is tiled and floor level under cabinet lighting finishes this area nicely. There is a large cupboard just off the kitchen which could be used as a pantry or simply for additional storage. The family room has a large capacity multi-fuel boiler stove, creating a cosy atmosphere as well as feeding into the hot water system. From the family room, bi-fold doors open to a patio in the rear garden area, creating a fabulous entertaining space in the warmer months.
A door off the kitchen leads to the inner hall where the second entrance to the south end of the property is located. On the ground floor is bedroom 3, a very generous dual aspect room with outlooks to the front of the property. There is a shower room providing a three piece suite with heated towel rail radiator and tiled flooring, as well as a large cloaks cupboard. The staircase from this hall is one of two access points to the first floor.
Returning to the main hall, the open plan lounge and dining area can be found to the right. The second oak staircase is located in the dining area and a set of French doors leads outside to an enclosed decking area. The lounge area is triple aspect and vaulted, with light flooding down from the Velux windows in the upper level, creating a feel of grandeur. The feature fire installed in the lounge area has a cast iron insert and oak mantel.
Completing the ground floor is the boiler room and a separate utility room. The boiler room, which contains the Worcester boiler, a 300 lite capacity hot water tank and underfloor heating manifolds, also serves as a useful drying area. The utility room provides a 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink, a range of base units and a full height cupboard, with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. The back door is also located in the utility.
The first floor provides three bedrooms, family bathroom, separate WC as well as a galleried sitting room.
The impressively sized master suite has been uniquely designed, featuring a Roca freestanding oval cast iron bathtub with black exterior. A vanity sink is discreetly installed on a dividing wall beyond the bath. Two large built-in wardrobes provide ample clothes storage, and a Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden captures breath-taking views of the Ochil Hills. Just outside the master bedroom is the WC with two piece suite and fitted vanity unit.
The galleried sitting room certainly brings an unexpected ‘wow’ factor to Devonview. This bright and spacious room looks down onto the lounge below and features a decked veranda which gives wonderful views to the open countryside and hills beyond.
The two remaining bedrooms on the first floor are both of a generous size, one of which provides built in wardrobes. Completing the first floor is the family bathroom, fitted with a stunning freestanding bath, large separate shower cubicle, fitted vanity unit, toilet and basin.
The large two-storey double garage benefits from water, light and power. The ground floor has two single remote controlled Hormann up-and-over doors and a side access door and side window. Inside, there is a utility area with a range of fitted units and worktop at one end. A staircase leads to the enclosed upper level featuring porthole windows. This level is fully insulated, boarded and painted, with laminate flooring. The attic trusses are designed to provide further development potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.
Externally, the majority of the garden grounds lie to the rear of the property, comprising a back garden, vegetable patch, orchard and paddock. These areas are all securely fenced. The back garden, mostly laid to lawn, includes the patio area and enclosed decked/stoned area (the decking area has plumbing for a hot tub). There is an outside tap with variable temperature water supply, and external power points.
The vegetable patch has a slabbed seating area, a corner arbour, the greenhouse, a rockery, and raised beds with raspberry canes and rhubarb crowns. The orchard (0.28ac) has been planted on one side with 17 fruit trees (apple, pear, plum and cherry), two gooseberry bushes and a mix of ornamental trees. The paddock (1 acre) lies beyond the orchard.
The sale will include all fitted floor coverings, blinds, light fittings, electric lounge fire and mantel, Robinsons Royale greenhouse (green) – 8’6’’ (2.584m) by 10’8’’ (3.252m) and arbour. Some other items may be available by separate negotiation.
Council Tax Band G (Fife Council)
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PURCHASERS: We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only and are not precise. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by ourselves. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.
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