Glenacres is arguably the finest house in Dunblane and is surrounded by the largest gardens on The Crescent, one of the most sought-after roads in the town. The very desirable area of Upper Dunblane comprises substantial detached houses set on a hill with beautiful views towards the Trossachs. The Crescent is within a short walking distance of the town centre and railway station. Dunblane is one of the country's smallest cathedral cities and lies between the rugged mountain peaks of Perthshire to the north and the rich fertile Carse of Stirling to the south. The 13th century cathedral is the focal point of this charming town with a population of around 9,000 residents.
The town has a variety of local shops and convenient supermarkets. It also offers good recreational facilities which include tennis, squash and bowling clubs and a golf club. Gleneagles Hotel with its leisure club and world famous golf courses is only 14 miles away. The Dunblane Centre has a range of facilities available for all ages such as a sports hall, art studio, fitness suite, music room and a conference room.
There are three primary schools in the vicinity which feed highly regarded Dunblane High School. There is also a good selection of nursery schools and private schools nearby including Ardvreck and Morrison's Academy in Crieff,Dollar Academy and the new Fairview co-educational independent school in Bridge of Allan. Dunblane is well placed for road and rail connections to all the major towns and cities of central Scotland. The pivot of the motorway network is only 2 miles to the south with the M9 and M80 giving quick access to Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively. The A9 has dual carriageway all the way to Perth. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are easily accessible.
Glenacres is without doubt one of the finest houses in Dunblane, commanding a wonderful elevated position, with stunning views towards the Trossachs, and mature gardens extending to about 1.8 acres. This magnificent Victorian house is B Listed, and has been extensively improved and refurbished by the current owners to the highest of standards. Not only have the gardens and several key rooms been remodelled in recent years, but a new stone and slate sun room was constructed in 2019, and a double garage / cottage with three rooms plus a kitchen was built in 2009. The roof of the main house has been fully refurbished, and significant damp proofing and timber treatment works were carried out in 2007/08.
The daytime living space is all situated on the ground floor. From the front door into the vestibule, the ground floor has five principal reception rooms. The west facing drawing room has an original fireplace, stunning garden views through a large bay window, and doors leading into the sun room which was built in 2019 and opens into the garden. The sitting room and dining room both sit off the entrance hall, and the latter has a glazed door to the east side of the house. The family room adjoins both the kitchen and the dining room. At the back door a new porch/cloakroom, built in 2016, leads to the impressive open plan kitchen / dining room. This is fitted with handmade Wimborne White and Walnut David L Douglas cabinets, Miele appliances, a Maytag fridge freezer, granite worktops and a central island unit and breakfast bar. Other ground floor rooms include a David L Douglas fitted study overlooking the gardens, a utility room which was remodelled in 2017, a WC and a useful understairs wine cellar/storage.
The main first floor is approached by a staircase with carved wooden bannisters from the entrance hall, leading up to a galleried landing. A half way mezzanine level holds a bedroom with stairs up to an en suite shower room above. There are a further four double bedrooms including the principal bedroom suite. This has sensational views over the gardens, and towards the Trossachs through a large bay window. The en suite bathroom has twin basins, an oval bath, a WC and a separate walk in shower. The other three bedrooms share the use of a family shower room. There is also a good store cupboard and linen cupboard off the landing, and an extensive floored and insulated loft space with Velux window, accessed via a hatch with Ramsay ladder.
A second staircase takes you up to separate guest accommodation which was remodelled and extended by the owners in 2008. It now has two double bedrooms and a shower room.
The majestic gardens of Glenacres surround the house and extend to about 1.8 acres in all, with the principal gardens sitting to the northwest of the house. There is a large lawn area, overlooked by a new granite patio that runs the full length of the house � a wonderful area for outdoor entertaining. Below this is a top quality Huxley artificial putting green. The enclosed gardens are part walled and part fenced, surrounded by a variety of mature trees and shrubs including stunning redwoods, oak, acer and rhododendrons. In the top corner of the garden are two connected greenhouses.
Electric controlled gates on The Crescent lead to the tarmac driveway which sweeps to the front of the house. A generous parking area is backed by a lawn and area of mature trees with a stone archway, thought to originate from Dunblane Cathedral. The banks of rhododendrons and trees gives the property complete privacy.
An opening to the side of the house leads through to a gravel parking area to the northeast of the house where the double garage / cottage sits. From the parking area there is a boiler room housing two of the house's three boilers and access to the main gardens through an iron gate. There is also a play area with fitted swings and a golf driving bay.
DOUBLE GARAGE / COTTAGE
Constructed in 2009, the double garage / cottage offers fantastic additional living space. On the ground floor there is a flexible room, kitchen and WC. Upstairs has two bedrooms and a store. The accommodation is versatile and can offer great overflow accommodation to the main house, but other uses could include a home office or art/music studio.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. There are three mains gas fired boilers at the property.
Glenacres is Category B Listed and within the upper Dunblane Conservation Area
Stirling Council tax band H
From Glasgow or Edinburgh take the M9 past Stirling to the roundabout (Junction 11) at the end of the motorway. Take the exit signposted to Dunblane.
Follow the main road into Dunblane and at the roundabout take the turning on the right signposted to Sheriffmuir. Follow this road up the hill and take the turning on the left into The Crescent. Glenacres is the third house on the left hand side.