Bridge of Allan is a beautiful and historic spa town with a thriving centre with a good range of shops, cafés and restaurants. The town offers a number of leisure amenities including a golf course and tennis club and this property also benefits from its proximity to Stirling University, which has beautiful grounds and further sporting facilities open to the public, including a near Olympic size swimming pool and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The library is also open to the public and the Macrobert Arts Centre provides a wide range of live performances and includes a film theatre that screens both mainstream and arthouse films. Fairview International School is less than half a mile away from the house and is a highly regarded co-educational independent school for children of all ages. There are also a number of local primary and secondary state schools nearby. Private schools in the area include Dollar Academy, Strathallan, Morrison's Academy, Glenalmond and Kilgraston.
Stirling, just to the south, 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 branch of Waitrose.
Bridge of Allan is well placed for both road and rail connections to all the major towns of central Scotland. The connection between the M9 (south) and A9 (north) is only 2 miles to the northwest, giving quick access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are within easy reach and Bridge of Allan has a railway station with commuter services to both cities.
The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park lies just to the west with its wealth of outdoor activities including climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, water sports and other outdoor pursuits. The internationally renowned Gleneagles Hotel with its leisure club and golf courses is only 17 miles away.
24c Kenilworth Road is a superb example of 1960s architecture with its open plan layout, large windows and clean lines. The property has been brought back to life and recently restored by the current owners.
From the street, a bridge leads to the front door providing a glimpse into the entrance hall through a glazed door and window. The white painted brick and exposed timber ceiling are well lit from two sky wells. To the left of the hall are a WC and kitchen. The kitchen features pink base units and a central island topped with marble countertops, open shelves and a freestanding fridge/ freezer. Large windows overlook the surrounding gardens and view over the rooftops of Bridge of Allan. A pantry is also accessed from the kitchen.
The open plan living room and dining room can be accessed from either adjacent to the kitchen, or to the right of the entrance hall. The space features exposed brick walls on one side and floor to ceiling double glazed windows, perfectly framing the panoramic views over the town. Nestled into the trees on either side, the view seamlessly blends the outdoor and indoor spaces. Original teak flooring connects the dining and living areas, whilst an open fireplace provides a further focal point.
A stylish office has elm wall panelling and is lit by dual aspect windows, providing a serene space to work and think. A cosy sitting room sits off the office and features two large floor to ceiling windows overlooking aspects of the garden.
The mahogany staircase leads down to the ground floor where four spacious bedrooms ( one en suite) and two shower rooms are located. At one end of the hallway is the principal bedroom with walk in wardrobe, en suite shower room, and three large windows overlooking the garden and patio areas ( one of the windows is a patio door leading outside). The three other bedrooms openly invite the outdoors in through large windows, and two of the bedrooms feature generous fitted wardrobes. At the other end of the hallway is a useful utility room with boiler cupboard and rear door access to the garden.
Accessed from steps down from the bridge, from the utility room and principal bedroom, the gardens surround the property and create a natural backdrop to the striking exterior of the building, balanced by the Siberian larch cladding on one side. The garden features a paved patio area overlooking the pond which creates a relaxing environment and which then leads to a large decked area for al fresco dining and enjoying the elevated view. Landscaped borders run around the property to the east side where lawn extends to the stone boundary walls. This area has been identified as a potential building plot but no planning has yet been sought. A reinforced wall runs along the north boundary of the property, where it meets the road. To the south of the gardens, a gate leads down a few steps to the carport, currently used for storage.