Uplands, Abercromby Drive, Bridge of Allan, FK96 bedroom detached house for sale in Bridge of Allan
- Impressive, Arts and Craft built, Edwardian masterpiece
- Extensively restored inside and out
- Substantial grounds and gardens approaching three acres
- Breathtaking views over the Carse of Stirling and beyond
- Planning permission is in place for an additional three car garage with accommodation above.
Full DetailsHalliday Homes Collection are delighted to bring to the market this most impressive, Arts and Craft built, Edwardian masterpiece by renowned Glasgow architect William Leiper, who was one of Scotland’s finest architects in the late 19th century. Famed for designing commercial properties, “Uplands” was one of his last residential projects, and some might say, his best.
Halliday Homes Collection are delighted to bring to the market this most impressive, Arts and Craft built, Edwardian masterpiece by renowned Glasgow architect William Leiper, who was one of Scotland’s finest architects in the late 19th century. Famed for designing commercial properties, “Uplands” was one of his last residential projects, and some might say, his best.
Erected in 1907, this B-listed stone built mansion, which holds a commanding position over the prestigious town of Bridge of Allan, having substantial grounds and gardens approaching three acres, is quite simply, one of the finest homes to grace the current market. The present owners have extensively restored the property, inside and out, to the beautiful family home it is today, benefitting from modern day living, yet still retaining a plethora of original features.
Having an impressive East facing entrance, with a finely sculptured architrave with the initials of the Pullar family – whom the property was built for - engraved on either side. From the South East, South and South West elevations, are the morning room, drawing room and dining room, all with protruding bay windows and breath-taking views over the Carse of Stirling and beyond.
The owners have been extremely thoughtful when restoring and have incorporated colours and designs from the original era, whilst still managing to preserve the integrity of the building. The parade of rooms on each floor have been reconfigured yet naturally lead into each other.
Traditional features of the property include: leaded windows with exposed stone mullioned walls, stone archway at the entrance, cathedral doors, wainscoted walls with tasteful décor to complement, `wooden beams adorning the ceilings and Inglenook fireplaces.
Modern features include: Nest thermostats, Ring security cameras, Cat6 cabling throughout, media cupboard and Unifi wireless equipment, two central commercial-grade heating systems for the main house and a separate system for the top floor.
Externally, entered via electric gates, is the sweeping driveway, which is bound by impressive, fortified walls, leading to the entrance of the property. Extensive and private gardens, which back onto woodland, with formal lawns to the front, including a revolving summerhouse, a range of herbaceous plants, gravel paths, trees and a rockery filled with a superb selection of plants. To the rear is a vertical kitchen garden with vegetable beds, a large greenhouse, orchard, chicken coops and a dog kennel with a fenced pen. To the side there is a brick built detached workshop, and next to it a cute playhouse with tiled flooring and electricity. Planning permission is in place for an additional three car garage with accommodation above.
Uplands is walking distance to the heart of Bridge of Allan and Stirling University. The thriving former spa resort has a fine range of shops, cafes, and restaurants, with more extensive shopping facilities being available in nearby Stirling. Local private schooling and nurseries are available. The town also benefits from its proximity to the Gleneagles Resort, as well as local golf and tennis clubs.
Bridge of Allan is well positioned for travel to all major towns and cities in central Scotland. The M9 motorway is close by, as is the A9, which gives quick access to Perth. The international airports of Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy reach by road and the main line railway station in Bridge of Allan has regular services to both cities.
Floor Area - 740m2 (7965ft2)
Glasgow - 32 miles
Edinburgh - 44 miles
Perth - 31 miles
EPC Rating D63
Council Tax Band H
Entrance Vestibule, Morning Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Painting Room, Cloakroom/WC, Kitchen, Cellar, Pantry, Pets Room, Utility Room, Boot Room and House Keeping Quarters.
Three Bedroom Suites, Cinema Room, Study and WC. Main Upper Hall, Rear Hall and Butlers Cupboard.
Guest Wing complete with: open plan lounge/dining/ kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Fourth bedroom suite.
We believe these details to be accurate, however it is not guaranteed and they do not form any part of a contract. Fixtures and fittings are not included unless specified otherwise. Photographs are for general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property. Areas, distances and room measurements are approximate only and the floor plans, which are for illustrative purposes only, may not be to scale.