Time­less el­e­gance

This de­light­ful Vic­to­rian hide­away near Stir­ling bal­ances its clas­sic stylings with mod­ern in­dul­gences

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CHARTERSHALL House West is an im­pres­sive semide­tached Vic­to­rian villa in an en­vi­able ru­ral ham­let just three miles or so from Stir­ling and within easy reach of both Glas­gow and Ed­in­burgh.

Orig­i­nally a Vic­to­rian con­va­les­cent home, the prop­erty, which stands in beau­ti­fully land­scaped gar­den grounds, has more re­cently been ren­o­vated and con­verted into two sub­stan­tial homes of sim­i­lar size, each its own pri­vate gar­den and ac­cessed by a shared pri­vate drive­way lined with lau­rel trees that crosses a pic­turesque bridge and sweeps up to the rear of the prop­erty where it ex­pands into a pri­vate park­ing area with am­ple space for sev­eral ve­hi­cles and turn­ing.

To the front of the house is a raised ter­race and for­mal por­tico en­trance to Chartershall House West be­neath a stone re­lief depict­ing Queen Vic­to­ria.

In­side is a clas­si­cally con­fig­ured pe­riod lay­out with a main cen­tral hall pro­vid­ing a nat­u­ral atrium that gives ac­cess to the prin­ci­pal re­cep­tion rooms – bay win­dowed draw­ing room and sit­ting room on one side, and on the other, an ex­cep­tion­ally at­trac­tive 31ft open-plan fam­ily/ din­ing/ kitchen and ad­join­ing util­ity.

Up­stairs are five dou­ble bed­rooms, the prin­ci­pal room echo­ing the el­e­gant pro­por­tions and bay win­dow of the draw­ing room be­low, to­gether with a store­room (lined with fit­ted shelv­ing and pro­vid­ing ac­cess to an ex­ten­sive floored at­tic suit­able for con­ver­sion), bath­room and re­cently re­fur­bished shower room.

Chartershall has been fas­tid­i­ously main­tained and re­fur­bished to cre­ate a com­fort­able and time­lessly stylish fam­ily home with re­fined pe­riod fea­tures. Old or new, ev­ery room has some­thing to ad­mire, from the vestibule’s orig­i­nal par­quet tiled floor to the draw­ing room’s el­e­gant fire­place, which now houses a sta­teof-the-art Aga wood-burn­ing stove. Most out­stand­ing of all is the kitchen/din­ing/fam­ily area, a space that ef­fort­lessly caters for mod­ern liv­ing with be­spoke Small­bone kitchen fit­tings and fur­ni­ture.

Com­ple­ment­ing this home are land­scaped gar­dens ex­tend­ing to one-and-a-half acres, which in­cludes a kitchen gar­den and green­house.

Chartershall House West is for sale with Ret­tie’s Ed­in­burgh of­fice at of­fers over £640,000.

Of­fers over £640k

SUB­STANCE: In­side is a clas­si­cally con­fig­ured lay­out with bay win­dowed draw­ing room, and open plan kitchen, To the front is a pretty burn,

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