North Mid Frew, Thornhill, Stirlingshire
WHAT: North Mid Frew is a stone-built farmhouse that was substantially extended and renovated in 2001 to form a country house. The layout was reconfigured and extended and the tower room added. WHERE: The house is in the Carse of Stirling, near Thornhill and Kippen. The area is scattered with farmhouses and steadings and open farmland interspersed with trees and woodlands. WHY: The heart of the house is formed by the dining kitchen with its four-oven Aga, full-height ceiling and doors set in a former archway leading to the courtyard. The drawing and dining rooms and the sitting area in the tower room make this a great home for entertaining. The master bedroom has a walk-in dressing room, a study/dressing room and an en-suite.There are four further bedrooms, two of which have en-suites, and a bathroom. At ground floor level there is a sitting room with a kitchenette. The eastern rooms could form a relative's flat or holiday let. The two-bedroom Byre Cottage, created five years ago from former farm buildings, could also be used as a let. Outside are a workshop with shower/wet room, a laundry, two former cattle courts and a paddock. PRICE: Offers over £795,000. CONTACT: Rettie, 0131 220 4160.