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Historic farmer’s cottage in Stirlingshire

Gillieston is a wonderful old farmer’s cottage which has been completely redeveloped, upgraded and modernised, with the original structure still at the heart of the property.

A key feature of the house is its efficiency: there are a ground source heat pump, a bore hole and two wood-burning stoves at the property. Inside, the reception leads to a bright atrium with full width steps down to a sitting area with double-height glazing; the reception gives way to the open plan sitting and formal dining room. The kitchen is bright and well equipped and has access to the rear gardens, while the family room makes a cosy snug.

A guest bedroom sits on the ground floor, and the master bedroom suite at the top of the first staircase. The third bedroom has access to a mezzanine gallery while bedroom four lies to the north and has a Romeo & Juliet balcony overlooking the walled garden.

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Outside are two stone and slate outbuildings and the barn offers potential for conversion. The grounds extend to around seven acres and are mainly laid to lawn, with a pretty duck pond and a decked area at the front of the house; the walled garden lies to the north. A paddock is fringed with woods.

Gillieston lies just over two miles from Kilearn in Stirlingshire, which has pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as an excellent primary school. Stirling is 21 miles and offers further amenities, while Glasgow is just 16 miles.

For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on £599,000 or visit

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