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The perfect mix of traditional looks and 21st century living, Talisker, built as recently as 1995, has all the charm of a traditional country home, with feature bay windows, a white-washed render and pitched slate roof, combined with the comfort of a contemporary interior, creating an exemplary rural family home.
Talisker is surrounded by rolling lawns and low maintenance shrubs that burst with colour according to the season. Wrapped up in misty views, glorious sunsets and accompanied by a never-ending symphony of birdsong, Talisker sits nestled at the bottom of Craigmore, on the fringes of the Trossachs range in Aberfoyle, with its gates being just 100 metres uphill from the shore of Loch Ard.
* Oil fired underfloor heating and radiators.
* Bio Disc tank for drainage (shared with neighbouring property)
* Mains electric
* Mains water
* Villavent fresh air integrated ventilation system.
* Smart Integrated Vacuum cleaner.
* Broadband speeds of 17-36mpbs (fibre installation to village is on-going)
Grounds and Gardens:
* 11 acres in total comprising approx 1 acre of lawn and garden and a further 10 acres of woodland and hillside.
* Low maintenance woodland
* Low maintenance hillside
* Two ponds, each with a summer house
* Ample parking
* Triple garage with full length attic room
* 1.2 miles to Aberfoyle Village
* 12 miles to Callander
* 21 miles to Stirling
* 26 miles to Glasgow
Talisker is a home brimming with surprises, spacious living areas, outbuilding opportunities and so much more.
Step into the porch, doubling as a convenient boot room. Moving into the hallway, a warm welcome awaits. Quality timber flooring underfoot and a large store cupboard in which to hang jackets and coats. Just around the corner, the space opens up into the true hub of the home, a large dining hall, perfect for celebrating all those special occasions.
Gravitate towards the expansive kitchen; an Epicurean's delight, with traditionally styled timber units and worktops, where drawers and cupboards open to reveal the most modern of storage solutions. An array of integrated Siemens appliances can be found here, twin electric ovens, US style fridge freezer, induction hob and integrated combi microwave oven. Off the kitchen lies the first of the sunrooms, facing East, this is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast and spot wildlife in the gardens beyond. A large utility room houses washing machine, tumble drier, a handy additional full height freezer and provides access to the rear garden where a family of ducks often wander past.
Moving back through the centrally located dining hall, find the 2nd sunroom, facing North West, a cosy spot to enjoy the more blustery of days, with a log burner providing the focal point.
Off the hall lies the magnificent formal lounge, with a bay window overlooking the pond and front gardens, and space for even the largest of families to sit and enjoy the warmth from the wood burning stove.
Following the flow of the home, travel downstairs to the lower ground floor, here lie two bedrooms, the first a good-sized double with a quiet outlook to the rear. The second is the master suite, with beautiful fitted cabinetry and windows to the front and side. A royal welcome awaits in the king sized en-suite, with a free-standing bath and double shower enclosure. Discover also on this level; access to the walk in full height cellar, a spacious family bathroom and further WC.
Pad back upstairs, head now to the first floor, to arrive in the palatial family room, the ideal place to enjoy a film together. There are two equally sized double bedrooms here, each with a spiral staircase leading to their own en-suite shower room. Another short climb leads to a gallery over the dining hall, a great spot to curl up with a book.
Retrace your steps, via the kitchen and utility room, to begin to explore the garden. With views of Talisker's land, reached through a timber gate, and stretch far up the hillside of Craigmore.
A triple garage lies adjacent to an expansive driveway and parking area. Stairs lead to a full length loft which would make a fabulous workshop, studio or music room. Its potential is endless.
History and Heritage:
Bought 21 years ago, the property has been upgraded and exceptionally well maintained. Including the addition of two sunrooms to the East and North-West and installation of a new family kitchen, utility and en-suite bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds:
Basking in eleven acres of land, while away the hours exploring the diverse and idyllic outdoor space at Talisker. Pull on your hiking boots to climb Craigmore for exceptional views across Loch Ard to Ben Lomond or pull the home's boat to the shore for family adventures on the Loch.
The woodland and hillside is a naturalised wildlife haven encouraging native red squirrels, pine martens and birds.
The gardens are mostly laid to turf with low maintenance shrubs.
Facing due South, take a picnic out to a summer house and simply stay there for the rest of the day soaking up the sunshine and the views.
Out 'n' About
Aberfoyle lies on the cusp of the Trossachs National Park, the village centre has amenities such as shops, cafes, restaurants, and a golf club. Forest Hills Hotel and Spa is only 2 miles away and offers a gym, spa and swimming pool. On the doorstep, Loch Ard provides plentiful opportunities for boating, wild swimming and fishing, with countless miles of forest track for walking and cycling.
The local primary school and nursery are just under a mile away and a bus service takes older children to Callander for secondary education.