The Herald Magazine - - etc SCOTLAND’S HOMES -

CLAYMIRES is a pe­riod school con­ver­sion that scores full marks in terms of in­stant im­pact and vis­ual ap­peal. Si­t­u­ated in a scenic spot on the out­skirts of Buchlyvie, a sought af­ter Stir­ling­shire vil­lage that of­fers easy com­mut­ing to Glas­gow, Stir­ling and Perth, this prop­erty also lies within the catch­ment area for Bal­fron High School, which will give it added ap­peal with fam­ily buy­ers.

The grounds are par­tic­u­larly strik­ing, prin­ci­pally the large pond at the rear orig­i­nally con­structed as an out­door swim­ming pool, which the present own­ers con­verted with the ad­di­tion of a wa­ter­fall and deck­ing. In fact, the grounds – from the cob­bled stone drive­way, pa­tio, lawns, ap­ple trees, and wood­land, to the un­ex­pect­edly de­light­ful guest house makes this an idyl­lic home for chil­dren and those who like to spend time out­doors.

The house is equally at­trac­tive in­side.

Down­stairs are a draw­ing room, lounge with log-burn­ing stove, break­fast­ing kitchen, con­ser­va­tory with gar­den ac­cess, large util­ity and cloak­room, and a triple-as­pect bed­room with en-suite shower room. Up­stairs are three fur­ther bed­rooms and two bath­rooms.

Im­pec­ca­bly pre­sented through­out, at­trac­tive fea­tures in­clude the fire­place and stove in the draw­ing room, while the lounge in­cludes wooden win­dow shut­ters and two built-in win­dow seats. The nearby vil­lage of Buchlyvie has shops, cafés and a pub as well as a pri­mary school. Of­fers over £485,000 are in­vited by Pacitti Jones’ Stir­ling of­fice.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.