Sauchie Home Farm sits in a charming rural setting. It has a beautifully private and peaceful feel, yet is extremely accessible thanks to its close proximity to the motorway and railway networks. Its commuting links to Edinburgh and Glasgow in particular, by both road and rail, are extremely appealing. The property is only 3 miles from Stirling Services junction where there are motorway connections to Glasgow on the M80 and Edinburgh on the M9. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are within easy reach and Stirling has a railway station (about 5.5 miles) with services to both cities, and the Caledonian Sleeper offers a direct line between Stirling and London Euston.
Stirling, just to the north, is the major town of central Scotland. Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument rise high above the town and are testament to its historic past. Today the town provides a full range of shops and services including several superstores and a Waitrose. There are a number of private schools within reach including Fairview International School, Dollar Academy, Strathallan and Kilgraston (girls only).
The M9 and A9 continue north into Perthshire. The internationally renowned Gleneagles Hotel with its leisure club and golf courses is only 24 miles away. The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park also lies just to the west with its wealth of outdoor activities including climbing, hill walking, water sports, fishing, shooting and stalking.
Sauchie Home Farm is a period farmhouse dating back to the late 1700s, with extensive outbuildings arranged around an attractive courtyard to the rear. The accommodation has been modernised in recent years to offer a fantastic living environment to suit modern family requirements. The ground floor in particular has spacious reception rooms and an impressive open plan kitchen / family room. Along with its beautiful rural setting and 96.5 acres, there is excellent ancillary accommodation set around a picturesque courtyard including a cottage with two bedrooms, home office / playroom, workshop and barns.
The flagstoned entrance hall sits in the heart of the house. The adjacent kitchen / family room has windows on three aspects, giving superb south facing views over the front garden and the rear courtyard. It is fitted with original oak flooring, a shelved pantry, and integrated appliances including a Falcon range cooker with induction hob, and a log burner in the family area, which is currently used as informal dining space. From the entrance hall, double doors open up into the dining room which again has lovely south facing views. It also has fitted bookshelves and a log burning stove set into an exposed stone surround. A door leads through to the impressive sitting room which was added to the house in 2010, and has a log burner. This overlooks the gardens and pond, with doors leading out to the garden and courtyard. Next to the dining room is a study overlooking the courtyard. From the entrance hall a rear corridor leads to a WC, a cloakroom area with fitted Belfast sink, and the utility room. The utility room is fitted with storage cupboards and plumbed for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A door leads into the rear boot room beyond, which has a double door into the courtyard.
The first floor is approached by a staircase leading up from the entrance hall. Situated off the landing there are four double bedrooms. The principal bedroom suite has stunning southerly views over the front garden, its own dressing room and a shower room which was upgraded in 2022. There are three further bedrooms, two of which also have beautiful south facing views. One of these bedrooms also has an en suite shower room. The family bathroom also sits off the landing and has a bath with a separate shower cubicle.
The guest cottage is set overlooking the west garden, and woodland. It has an entrance door from the courtyard, as well as a private patio and gravel driveway. This provides it with a sense independence from the main house if required. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of unts and fitted appliances which have rarely been used since installation. The sitting room has a log burner, and beyond this there are two bedrooms and a shower room. There is a spacious home office with its own WC overlooking the courtyard, and the garden on the far side. The current owners use this as a playroom. The main room has floor to ceiling windows with wonderful views over the west garden and the courtyard providing an abundance of natural light. It provides an excellent work space with a gallery overhead (accessed by external stone stairs), a log burning stove and a large store.
Other outbuildings set around the courtyard include a large workshop, two steel framed barns and a store room. The workshop sits to the north of the courtyard and has three phase electrics, with double doors opening up into the store room. It also connects into the north barn via the store room. The north barn provides extensive outdoor storage space with double tractor doors leading out to the north. The east barn is accessed from the courtyard and the far side of the property. This is currently used as a garage / tractor shed and at the end there is a separate lockable store room.
To the north of the barns is an open steel shed which is used as a stable. There is also a timber-built field shelter which was added in 2020. To the east of the courtyard is a polytunnel, potting shed and fenced hen run with hen house. At the end of the eastern range of outbuildings there is a feed store and gardener's WC with old hayloft above, which is approached by an external stone staircase.
Take the M9 from Edinburgh or the M80 from Glasgow towards Stirling. Leave the motorway at Junction 9 signposted for Stirling Services. From the roundabout at Stirling Services head north on the A872 signposted for Whins of Milton. Turn first left after about 50 yards at the Pirnhall Inn and then left again at the T-junction.
Follow this minor road for about 1.2 miles before turning right after a pair of semi-detached cottages onto a private road signposted Barns Knowe and Sauchie Home Farm. Take the left fork in the road and continue up the hill along this track. The drive to the property is on the right and clearly signposted.