This delightful Victorian hideaway near Stirling balances its classic stylings with modern indulgences
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.
SUBSTANCE: Inside is a classically configured layout with bay windowed drawing room, and open plan kitchen, To the front is a pretty burn,