Completed in 2011 from an existing steading development that also enabled two holiday cottages in addition to the main house, Earnknowe is set in six acres on an elevated site with panoramic views over Loch Earn and the mountains beyond – one which, during the summer months, gives a bird’s eye view of ospreys hunting for fish on the loch. The grounds include a field, paddock, woodland and productive fruit and vegetable gardens – the property also has outbuildings, potential for further development (subject to planning) and the use of a jetty with mooring and fishing rights included.
Recently upgraded by the present owners, the house is an exemplary family home with under-floor heating, quality kitchen and bathroom fittings and a fresh neutral-toned interior throughout.
The two-storey accommodation is both spacious and adaptable, unusually configured on the ground floor around two front entrance porches. One opens into a dining hall, off which is a cloakroom, 22ft living room - with projecting square bay window and traditional-style fireplace with wood-burning stove – and a well-equipped breakfasting kitchen with central island that links to a smaller second kitchen/utility with garden access; the other entrance porch opens into a study off the main kitchen, a useful feature that gives a home-based office separate direct access.
Upstairs, the en-suite master bedroom has a wall of built-in storage, dressing area and en-suite shower room, bedroom two is another sizeable room with en-suite facilities and there are three further bedrooms and main bathroom. Storage is abundant on both floors – the house also has an integral garage with internal stairs to a large first floor room that could suit a variety of uses.
Currently utilized as holiday lets, the one bedroomed Kintyre cottage (with open-plan living room/kitchen and shower room) is attached to the main house, while the larger Mull Lodge is detached with a covered front verandah and inside, open-plan living room/kitchen, two bedrooms and shower room.
Close to Lochearnhead, which lies just off the A84 within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to give easy access to Callander (14 miles) and Stirling (31 miles), Earnknowe is a home that caters for sailing, fishing and equestrian pursuits – and income potential – in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Offers over £600,000 are invited by Slater Hogg & Howison’s Stirling office.