For Sale, 875,000 GBP (~ 1,146,857 USD)
Pond House, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross, KY13 0PU, United Kingdom
Property Type : Single Family Home
Property Style : N/A
Build Size : 3,917 ft² / 364 m²
Land Size : N/A
Bedroom : 4
Bathroom : 0
Half Bathroom : 0
Pond House is a hidden gem situated in the rolling Kinross countryside in a wonderfully private location along a quiet country lane, conveniently just off the main road through the village of Rumbling Bridge. Crook of Devon (1.7 miles) has a village shop and post office while Kinross (8 miles) has a supermarket, primary and secondary schooling and professional services. Dollar Academy is 4 miles to the northwest and the area is popular with families who also need to be within commuting distance of Edinburgh (33 miles) and Glasgow (39 miles).
Pond House is also ideally placed for access to some of Scotland's most beautiful countryside: the hills and glens of Perthshire to the north, the Trossachs to the west as well as St Andrews and the pretty fishing villages of Fife to the east. Gleneagles Hotel which is only 12 miles away, is recognised as one of the best hotels in Scotland and has superb leisure and restaurant facilities, not to mention its famous golf courses. More locally there are golf courses in Muckhart, Kinross and Dollar. There are also numerous walking, hacking and cycling routes in the nearby Ochil and Lomond Hills and direct access to horse trails from the property.
In addition to Dollar Academy, private schooling at Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston and Craigclowan are all within about 30 miles of Pond House.
Pond House is an excellent rural family home which was built by the current owners in 2008 to an exacting standard. The house is perfectly set up for modern day family living and extends to about 3,900 sq ft with accommodation on two floors. The house faces south and has large windows which allow lots of light inside and frame fabulous views over the surrounding countryside and stables / riding arena.
The entrance hallway is accessed by double doors from the porch where there is a cloakroom and door out to the driveway and car parking area. To the front of the house and facing south is a superb open plan living area with floor to ceiling windows and doors out to the garden. The room is heated by an impressive wood burning stove, set under a stone mantelpiece.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak units with a granite work top. There is an integrated double Belfast sink, oil fired AGA and Siemens appliances which include a hob and oven, useful if the AGA is off in the summer months. There is space next to the kitchen for a dining table overlooking the garden. Across the hallway from the kitchen is a utility room with sink and plumbing for a washing machine along with a cleverly designed drying cupboard.
At the back of the house is another sitting room with a movie screen and Bose surround sound system.
The bedroom accommodation is all on the first floor and to the front and south facing is the master bedroom suite with dressing area, en suite bath / shower room (with steam shower) and south facing terrace. There are an additional three bedrooms (one en suite), one of which has a terrace overlooking the pond. A family bathroom also sits off the hall and serves two of the bedrooms. Overlooking the staircase is a study area with skylight above.
The house is accessed by a long gravel drive which leads to a parking area by the house and up to the car port. Mature gardens surround the house on two sides and to the rear of the house is a naturally fed Mill pond with wild garden beyond. For outdoor dining and barbequing there is a large south facing patio by the kitchen / dining with a lawn beyond.
The stable complex is situated to the south of the house next to the riding arena. The stables are L shaped and have four loose boxes and a tack room. There is electricity and a water supply. The arena is fenced and has a sand base, measuring 21x43m. A fenced walkway leads up towards the paddock where there is a Barn with a further three stables or hay/machinery store and field shelter. In total the grazing extends to about 6 acres and is secured by post and wire fencing. The paddock is split into two, with the smaller area having a field shelter.
Head west from Junction 6 on the M90 for 6 miles and upon reaching Rumbling Bridge turn right in the village. After crossing the River Devon turn left into the lane (marked by a stone gate pillar). Follow the private road for about a mile and the driveway to Pond House can be found on the right hand side.