These rural homes offer a chance for countryside living, while still being close to main cities.
With property sales on the increase in Stirlingshire, what are the best homes for sale in the region now?
Wester Gartchonzie, Callander
Wester Gartchonzie is a lovely residential, agricultural and sporting estate situated in the heart of the Trossachs.
The estate includes a very attractive family home, 259 acres of hill ground, 98 acres of permanent pasture, frontage on to the River Teith and rough grazing and woodland, extending to about 243 hectares in all.
Wester Gartchonzie is on the market for offers over £1,350,000 with Galbraith.
Woodend Steading near Kilsyth
A prestigious development of 12 houses in a peaceful rural location in the Campsie Hills near Kilsyth, amid rolling hills with an easy commute to work in the Central Belt.
Woodend Steading is on the market for a fixed price of £360,000 with Galbraith.
Hopetoun, Blairhoyle, Port Of Menteith
Hopetoun is an attractive U-shaped former Coach House with three individual dwellings, useful outbuildings with the potential for further development and private garden grounds of 1.33 acres.
Hopetoun is for sale for offers over £615,000 with Galbraith.
Duncan Barrie, from Galbraith’s Stirling office said: “Stirlingshire and the central belt offer buyers a convenient and very scenic location within commuting distance of Edinburgh or Glasgow.
"Rural homes with a few acres of land or development potential remain the most sought after and we see substantial competition when such properties appear on the market.
“For example, the Stirling team recently handled the sale of Barraston House and most recently Hillside of Row Farmhouse which attracted significant interest and were sold in excess of the asking price.
"Buyers have been active during the early spring, despite the poor weather and are willing to act fast to secure the right property.”