Project potential: Traditional farmhouse and estate for sale in tranquil Stirlingshire countryside

An attractive residential estate and traditional farmhouse in the picturesque area of Stirlingshire has recently hit the open market.

Ballochruin Farm is located in a peaceful yet accessible rural position between the villages of Balfron, Drymen and Killearn, with the land stretching to the River Endrick and boasting stunning views towards the Campsie Fells.

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The estate comprises the traditional five-bedroom farmhouse, three semi-detached cottages and an art studio, set around a private courtyard.

In recent years, Ballochruin traded as a successful bed and breakfast along with three stand-alone holiday rental cottages.

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At present all properties, with the exception of the farmhouse, are currently let out but can easily be converted back to establish a small holiday lettings business.

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There is also the potential for a further four dwellings to be created, with planning consent having been granted for the two semi-detached houses forming part of the existing art studio in the courtyard, a detached five-bedroom house and a single storey two-bedroom modern dwelling within two separate development plots within the estate.

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A useful range of modern farm buildings situated adjacent to the courtyard and farmhouse are included in the sale and also offer further development potential to be converted for possible business, equestrian or other uses subject to planning consent.

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Duncan Barrie, handling the sale for Galbraith, said: “Ballochruin is situated in a truly beautiful rural area of central Scotland, offering a wonderful location for a young family to put down roots whilst also posing potential business income.

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“A residential estate in this area, offering such flexibility rarely comes to the open market and we expect a lot of interest from potential purchasers who may be seeking a lifestyle property offering a fantastic development opportunity.”

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The land at Ballochruin extends in total to approximately 12.51 hectares (30.91 acres) presenting a productive block of pasture land to the south of the holding and is bound to the south by the Endrick Water and to the east by an area of amenity woodland.

Presently the property has a current turnover in the region of £40,000 per annum, however the development provides the opportunity to a purchaser to comfortably improve on the rental income through reverting to holiday lets and the bed and breakfast accommodation within the main farm house, as well as the outbuildings offering further business or storage potential.

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Ballochruin is only 1.5miles from the popular village of Balfron which offers an excellent range of local amenities including primary and secondary schooling.

The M9/M80 motorway is around a 15-minute drive away and Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports are approximately only 25 miles and 50 miles away respectively and offer regular domestic and international flights.

Ballochruin Farm is for sale as a whole at offers over £1,650,000.