Moss Grove sits in beautiful mature gardens in the heart of Kinross. The town is attractive and well-connected, offering a wide range of local services. Educational facilities include a primary school, three nurseries and a high school at the Community Campus. The latter is on the same street as Moss Grove, and is also home to a library and an array of leisure facilities. As well as local state schooling there are a good number of private schools within easy reach. These include Dollar Academy, Glenalmond, Strathallan, Craigclowan and Kilgraston in Perth and Kinross.
Kinross has an excellent range of shops, professional services, and restaurants. It has two golf courses, a bowling club, a rugby club and the Loch Leven Brewery, all within walking distance. The Green Hotel with Jock's Bar and The Court House restaurant are also a short walk, and the popular Loch Leven's Larder is a 3.5 mile drive away. The town is highly accessible for commuting. The M90 gives quick access to both Perth (16 miles) and Edinburgh (24 miles). There is a Park and Ride service at Kinross with regular express coach services to Edinburgh and Perth. There is a train station at Inverkeithing (14 miles) which runs services into both Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley with onward links to London, as well as a further Park and Ride service at Ferrytoll. Edinburgh Airport, situated on the western periphery of Edinburgh, operates flights to numerous domestic and international destinations.
The surrounding countryside provides a wonderful setting for the property and there are ample opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. The Loch Leven Heritage Trail offers beautiful walks and other leisure pursuits locally include cycling, riding and field sports. St Andrews, the Home of Golf and host of the 150th Open Championship in 2022, is 30 miles to the east and the world renowned Gleneagles Hotel is 18 miles away.
Moss Grove is an attractive, Category B Listed Victorian family home, built in a Georgian style in the mid-19th century. The house retains a great deal of character, with original features such as ornate ceiling plasterwork, fitted window shutters and oak flooring throughout. Moss Grove's beautiful gardens are a rare and attractive feature for a townhouse. The house has been in the current family's ownership since 1966, and these stunning productive gardens once acted as a market garden to supply a locally renowned grocery business. Having been a much loved family home, the property now requires a level of upgrading and gives the opportunity for the future owner to put their own stamp on the beautifully proportioned accommodation.
Three stone steps approach the stone pillar flanked front door, which leads into the entrance vestibule. This has decorative tiled flooring and partially glazed inner doors which open up into the attractive entrance hall. The two principal ground floor reception rooms sit off the hall overlooking the front garden. The dining room is truly spectacular with its east facing bow ended window, ornate cornice, and fireplace with black stone surround and mantlepiece. Across the hall is the sitting room which also has a fireplace. A cloakroom with fitted cupboards and hanging rails with a WC beyond also sits off the hall. Partially glazed double doors open to the rear of the house. The kitchen sits here with views over the rear gardens. It has an AGA and a fitted dresser with glass fronted cabinets. There are two doors, one leading into a shelved pantry, and the other into the scullery with cupboards and a sink. At the other end of the back hall there is a utility room with door leading into a shelved larder. A separate door from the hall leads into the back porch where there is a garden store and a door leading out into the garden.
The original stone staircase with curved timber banister and gold painted iron balustrades leads upstairs from the entrance hall. At a half way landing, a large window overlooks the rear gardens providing beautiful natural lighting and views. All of the first floor accommodation sits off the landing. The drawing room echoes the fabulous proportions and character of the dining room below it. The bow end has full height windows with working shutters overlooking the front of the house. The fireplace has a decorative tiled inset with marble mantelpiece and hearth, and the ceiling plasterwork displays cornicing and a central rose. Two west-facing, double bedrooms overlook the rear garden, both featuring fireplaces with marble mantels, and working window shutters. A further bedroom faces east, also with a fireplace. A single bedroom is adjacent to this with a door into the drawing room. It is currently used as a study with fitted bookshelves. There is a family bathroom and a further WC also off the landing. A concealed staircase from the landing leads up to the spacious attic rooms above. This space may have potential for conversion to further accommodation subject to the required consents.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds at Moss Grove are spectacular in all seasons. They extend to about 0.83 acres, and are an exceptional feature of this special townhouse. The tarmac drive from the Muirs passes through a stone pillared and gated entrance and continues through the front garden which has beautifully stocked borders to either side. To the front of the house is a turning circle with central flowerbed, offering ample off-street parking. The drive also continues past the south gable of the house to the rear, where there was previously a garage.
The rear garden is split into two sections. The westernmost section was once much more active as a rich and fertile vegetable garden. The section that sits closer to the house has an expansive central lawn. There is a vast array of mature trees and shrubs including beech and holly hedges, silver birches, and apple trees. However the most spectacular horticultural feature is the stunning and seasonally colourful bank of mature rhododendrons running the entire length of the southern walled boundary. A separate boiler house sits adjacent to the house.