Blackhouse Farm is an attractive period farmhouse thought to date back to the 16th century, located in a private position in the Earn Valley, yet just 10 miles from Glasgow. The property comprises an extended farmhouse with adjoining stone and slate outbuildings, with 11 acres of land.

The sitting room is cosy and has a beamed ceiling and brick open fireplace; the dining room also has an open fireplace, and leads through to the conservatory which has good views out to the gardens. Three bedrooms are on the ground floor, while the first floor has a superb living room with large picture windows, as well as two spacious bedrooms and a study.

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Accommodation inside comprises three reception rooms, a conservatory,

kitchen, playroom, boot room, three bath/shower rooms and five bedrooms.

Outside, the gardens have been carefully planned by the present owners and include beautiful lawns with snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils, a number of mature trees, flowering heathers and rose beds, as well as a pond which is popular with local wildlife. Two grazing paddocks lie to the north and east. The farm outbuildings have considerable potential for a range of uses.

The house occupies a secluded position just two miles from Newton Mearns which has a wide range of local amenities, while Glasgow is just ten miles and its airport also lies within easy reach.

The guide price is offers over £695,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith on 01292 292 319 or visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk.

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