Available for immediate rental. A truly unique, individually designed five-bedroom family home enjoying total privacy and fabulous views of Stirling Castle and the surrounding countryside. The property is ideally located close to Stirling University.
This contemporary five-bedroom property is perched on the hill, hidden from the road and accessed via a private drive with traditional stone gateposts. It is surrounded by freshly landscaped gardens and tucked away behind Bridge of Allan’s principal thoroughfare and offers a high degree of privacy. Built in 1970 and extensively refurbished and extended in the last year Saorsa provides beautiful and spacious living accommodation on two levels extending to 300 sqm.
On approach to the house, there is a bold car port encased in stained redwood, providing privacy for a large decked terrace on the upper level. It creates a beautiful contrast against the black of the main elevations pulling together the original and new elements of the property. The carport is big enough for two cars with adjoining parking space for more .
Just outside under the carport is a sizeable garage storage (3.70m x 2.00m). It has a concealed security lock.
The outside steps lead you to the sheltered front door at the upper level of the house. Glass blocks which allow light from the east-facing front door into the main house echo back to the original house design from 1970. The striking curved entrance porch marks the transition from outside to inside.
The front door opens into a large open plan sitting room which is bathed with light from glass doors which open out onto a sun terrace to the south-east and a covered balcony area to the south.
Main sitting room: 8.8m x 7.9m
This beautiful airy room is decorated in bright white, with oak herringbone parquet flooring and a grey hearth and fireplace, inset lighting and several vertical designer radiators. There is plenty of room to configure sitting room furniture and a substantial dining table, creating the perfect entertaining space or simply a peaceful place to relax with family. Glass doors open out onto the roof terrace which provides an outdoor sitting space and enjoys stunning views over the treetops to Stirling Castle and the hills beyond. Planters with mature shrubs screen the terrace from anyone approaching the front door.
Kitchen/dining room 6.3 x 7.5m
The modern and spacious kitchen sits at the heart of this property and its size allows for large family gatherings as well as entertaining guests. The west facing aspect of the room beautifully captures the evening sun and the covered terrace allows all year-round access to the outside. The stylish open-plan kitchen further incorporates a central kitchen peninsula and a generous dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with white units, grey nova stone effect worktops, a five-burner ceramic hob, two ovens, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and plenty of storage this space.
Family room 4.6 x 3.4m
Separated from the dining area by a contemporary, open fireplace, the family room is a cosy informal space and a private outlook over the peaceful rear garden.
Cloakroom and WC
Beside the front door, there is a conveniently positioned cloakroom with white WC and wash-hand basin, and ceramic tile flooring. Next to the WC there is a large store cupboard, ideal for visitors’ coats.
Moving downstairs via a solid stone feature spiral staircase, the lower hallway is bathed with light from sliding doors which open out to a small paved patio and fernery to the rear of the house.
The sleeping accommodation includes five bedrooms (master with en-suite) as well as a family bathroom, utility room, boiler room and separate shower room.
Stylish long oak broad-board flooring leads along a wide passageway which connects the bedrooms which all share a peaceful outlook onto the quiet gardens.
Master suite: Bedroom (5.9 x 4.7m; En-suite 2.5 x 2.3m; Dressing room 2.2 x 2.0m)
The master suite is well-proportioned and has an air of luxury. Natural light flows in through extra wide patio doors which open out to the wooden deck where outdoor seating provides a quiet area to relax. Inside, there is plenty of space to configure bedroom furniture, and the added benefit of a large walk-in dressing room with well thought-out built-in shelving and hanging space, lights and power points. The en-suite bathroom has a 1½ enclosed cubicle with a rainstorm shower, white vanity and WC and tiled walls.
Bedroom two (3.7 x 3.4m)
Opposite the shower room, this is a good-sized room to the front of the property with double built-in wardrobes and double doors which open onto a wooden deck. This room would make for an ideal guest bedroom as it is slightly separated from the main sleeping accommodation and has easy access to the adjacent shower room.
There are three further good-sized bedrooms, all of which have been designed with consideration for practical storage space.
Bedroom three (3.4 x 3.4m) has built-in open shelves and benefits from new carpets and fresh decor.
Bedroom four (3.6 x 4.5m) benefits from a single built-in cupboard with sliding door and windows over the rear garden. It has also been freshly decorated and carpeted.
Bedroom five (4.7 x 2.7m) is a peaceful room which also overlooks the rear garden. It has a built-in wardrobe, new carpets and fresh decor.
Family bathroom 2.5 x 2.5m
The family bathroom benefits from a white suite comprising WC, vanity unit and a large enclosed bath with a rainstorm shower over the bath. The walls are clad in funky wetwall, with ceramic flooring tiles and a chrome towel rail completing the room.
Shower room (1.7 x 1.6m)
The shower room has a 1 ½ size shower, black tiled walls, white WC and wash-hand basin with storage below, a chrome towel rail and ceramic flooring.
Boot room (1.9m x 1.9m)
A front door on the lower level opens into a large porch with useful coir matting, coat rack and storage space.
Utility room (1.9 x 1.8m)
The utility room benefits from a sink, base units and space for a washing machine and dryer and has practical ceramic flooring.
Boiler/plant room (3.8m x 1.7m)
The plant room houses a modern Worcester gas boiler and Megaflo water tank. Its dimension allows for further storage space.
In the hall and within easy reach of the bedrooms and bathrooms, there is another large cupboard, perfect as storage for linen and towels.
Outside, the property is bordered by mature laurel hedges and trees, and is surrounded by gardens on three sides. To the front, there is a good-sized area providing parking and turning space. The gardens to the sides and rear are mainly laid to lawn and also benefit from decking and patio areas.
This beautiful property is a short walk from the centre of Bridge of Allan, a former spa town which is ideally located with ease of access to motorway links, the local train station and has close proximity to the Ochil Hills and surrounding woodlands. The town boasts excellent local primary and secondary schools and Dollar Academy, Morrisons and Strathallan independent schools are all easily accessible. The thriving town has a host of leisure facilities, numerous sporting facilities, a golf and tennis club and a range of local restaurants, bars and independent retailers. The University of Stirling, which has been voted the most beautiful university in the UK, is less than 5 minutes’ drive away. The historic city of Stirling which offers excellent local shopping facilities with many well-known retailers in the Thistles Shopping Centre is easily accessed via public transport or a short drive by car.
Council tax G
High-speed broadband is available in the location
***No HMO – No students*** EPC rating: D. Landlord Registration Number: 110968/390/03520.
- Car port
- Extensive outdoor decking area
- Large modern kitchen
- Open plan living and dining
- Outdoor storage
- Private Garden