• Entrance porch | hallway | drawing room | dining room | dining kitchen | boot room | utility room | sitting room | principal bedroom with ensuite dressing room and bathroom (separate shower) | W.C. | double bedroom with ensuite shower room | double bedroom with ensuite bathroom (separate shower) | double bedroom with ensuite shower room
• Landing | double bedroom with ensuite shower room
• Range of traditional outbuildings including double garage, workshop, stores and two rooms above used as an office
• Enclosed patio area | large formal gardens to front and side | mixed woodland | secret hinterwood garden with woodland walk
• Stunning uninterrupted views towards Gargunnock Hills and Ben Lomond
The Shireing is approached off a shared private road with a large courtyard with parking to the rear. Situated in a south facing position, the property is L-shaped and constructed of harled stone beneath a pitched slate roof.
The accommodation is spread out primarily on one level with a superb flow, great flexibility and of course convenience and ease for all age groups, making it diverse and an attractive property for all situations. Throughout the property, the quality of the refurbishment is evident. This includes the dining room with pitch pine cabinetry and shelving matching the beautiful wooden floors, oak doors, stone fireplaces with wood burning stoves and a beautiful handmade kitchen. The elegant drawing room has sliding doors opening out onto an enclosed south facing patio. The bespoke bathrooms are every bit as impressive as the traditional elements of the house and provide the perfect balance of modern comforts for family living alongside the character add features of the former farmhouse. The bedrooms are all spacious and bright with every bedroom having an adjoining bathroom. The primary bedroom suite benefits from a magnificent ensuite bathroom and dressing room with bespoke fitted cabinetry.
The full accommodation is laid out as follows:
Ground floor: Entrance porch, hallway, drawing room (with wood burning stove and doors out to patio area), dining room with sitting area, bespoke kitchen, boot room, utility room, sitting room (with wood burning stove and bay window), principal bedroom with ensuite dressing room and bathroom (separate shower), W.C, double bedroom with ensuite shower room, double bedroom with ensuite bathroom (separate shower) and double bedroom with ensuite shower room.
First floor: Bedroom with ensuite shower room.
Outbuildings, Gardens & Grounds
Immediately adjacent to the house there is a traditional range of outbuildings including a double garage, store room, wood store, workshop and additional single garage. On the first floor there are two rooms which have been converted into a Home Office.
The policies at The Shireing extend to about 2.53 acres in total and are enclosed with deer and rabbit proof fencing. The gardens are principally down to lawn with a stand of trees in the south west corner providing shelter and amenity. A path leads through the trees to a foot gate onto a track beyond. The formal lawns continue around the front and side of the house with planted borders edged in stone and a beautiful maple tree. Sliding doors lead out from the drawing room onto an attractive stone terrace. Next to this is a gravel terrace leading around to a sheltered sitting area at the corner of the house and outbuildings. There is a drying green and a further stand of trees beyond to the east.
Within the garden there is also the secret “Hinterwoods” garden with wrought iron fire pit and cauldron stand.
The Shireing at Wester Spittalton is nestled in wonderful Stirlingshire countryside, situated between Blair Drummond and Thornhill. The property has stunning uninterrupted views looking south towards the Gargunnock Hills and the Southern Uplands to the West including Ben Lomond and Ben Ledi. It is a much-sought-after location offering a wonderful combination of rural charm and good access to the major cities and airports of Central Scotland
The village of Thornhill is 2 miles away and has a range of local amenities including a well known pub/restaurant. The popular village of Doune is 5 miles away and has a more extensive range of services including a post office, a pharmacy health centre, antique centre, florist, veterinary practice, several restaurants, pubs, shops and primary school. The city of Stirling is 8 miles away and offers direct train services to London, a full range of shops and supermarkets, including Waitrose, as well as numerous historic tourist attractions (castle, battlefields, monuments), secondary schools, a multiplex cinema and Sports Village with fitness centres, swimming pools and ice rink. In nearby Bridge of Allan, Stirling University has a sports centre and the MacRobert Arts Centre with a theatre and cinema.
Private schools in the area include Fairview International (formerly Beaconhurst) in Bridge of Allan (10 miles), Dollar Academy (20 miles), Morrison's Academy and Ardvreck, both in Crieff (40 miles) while Glenalmond, Strathallan and Kilgraston are all within easy reach.
The Shireing lies just 8 miles from Stirling and the motorway network, with the M80 giving very good access to Glasgow, and the M9 to Edinburgh and Perth. Glasgow can also be easily reached by road via the A811 and then the A81 through Strathblane and Milngavie. Frequent trains from Stirling to Glasgow and Edinburgh include the express services which take as little as just over 35 minutes to reach the heart of each city.
Sitting in the heart of Stirlingshire, the local area offers a wide range of leisure opportunities. There are excellent golf courses at Aberfoyle, Callander, Dunblane and Stirling, whilst the world famous courses at Loch Lomond and Gleneagles are within easy driving distance. The scenic Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is only a short drive away away and offers world-famous scenery with many recreation and leisure opportunities, including water sports on Loch Lomond and fishing on the Lake of Menteith. Gleneagles Hotel (21 miles) with its associated Country Club lies to the north east and provides an extensive range of sports and leisure facilities, including three golf courses, the King's, the Queen's and the pga Centenary (which hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup and the 2019 Solheim Cup). Gleneagles is also well known as a centre for field sports, with many guests staying at the hotel for grouse shooting, pheasant shooting and salmon fishing in the area.
There are magnificent views from numerous local walks of many of the famed peaks of the Southern Highlands such as Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. The area also offers excellent opportunities for mountain biking, sailing, riding, pony-trekking, shooting and fishing on the Lake of Menteith. The West Highland Way lies only 28 miles to the west.
Edinburgh Airport (37 miles) and Glasgow Airport (42 miles) are both within easy reach and offer a wide range of domestic and international flights.