A distinctive detached Scottish country house with income producing letting cottage and gardens fronting the banks of the River Leny all in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Greenshadows is situated just to the north of the bonny little Stirlingshire settlement of Kilmahog, itself just to the north of the gateway to the highlands town of Callander. The house is situated on the A84 which is the road that connects Callander and Lochearnhead. As well as William Turner painting the Ledi and Kilmahog bridge nearby, the author of The Junglebook resided at Greenshadows for a short while which was home to another unsung author whos Dr Doolittle affinity with local wildlife inspired The junglebook novel.
Callander (1 mile south) offers a good range of shops and schooling at Callander Primary School and McLaren High respectively. For independent schooling there are options close by, including Beaconhurst, Dollar Academy, Morrison's Academy, Glenalmond, Strathallan and Kilgraston (girls only). Stirling University is also nearby at Bridge of Allan. Dominating the town to the north are the Callander Crags, a visible part of the Highland Boundary Fault, rising to 343 metres (1,125ft) at the Cairn. Ben Ledi (879 metres, 2884ft) lies north-west of Callander. Popular walks include Bracklinn Falls, The Meadows, Callander Crags and the Wood Walks. The Rob Roy Way passes through Callander. The town sits on the Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail. The River Teith is formed from the confluence of two smaller rivers, the Garbh Uisge (river Leny) and Eas Gobhain about a third of a mile west of the bridge of Callander.
The city of Stirling is only 15 miles away and is the historical heart of Scotland, with Stirling Castle, Bannockburn and the Wallace Monument being just a few of the many historical sights in the area. Stirling has extensive shopping, retail and professional services and is well placed for road, rail and bus connections to all the major towns in Scotland. The pivot of the M9 motorway network is only 14 miles to the south west, giving quick access to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are within easy reach and the train station at Stirling offers regular services to both cities.
For the sports enthusiast there is a popular leisure centre with a swimming pool and as with most parts of Scotland there is a good parkland 18 hole golf course.
The district has endless country and forest walks as well as more challenging hill and mountain climbing. Loch Earn offers water skiing, jet biking, windsurfing, fishing and beautiful scenery in which to relax.
For those interested in field sports, low ground pheasant shooting, grouse shooting and deer stalking on the moors can all be rented locally. For the angling enthusiast, some of the local rivers and lochs can be fished by permit.
Greenshadows is within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, an area of stunning natural beauty where the magnificent landscape has fired the imagination of writers and artists for centuries. It embraces the deep waters of Loch Lomond, the wild mountains and glens of the Trossachs, Breadalbanes high mountains and the sheltered sea lochs of the Argyll Forest.
Greenshadows is a distinctive detached Scottish country house which enjoys a highly scenic situation on the very banks of the River Leny. The house is of painted harled exterior finish and all under a slated roof with detailed leadwork to roof hips. The accommodation is laid out over two levels and all the rooms have views over the gardens to the River. By securing an internal door there is the option to create the self-contained income producing self-catering holiday cottage.
Outer entrance porch with tiled floor, reception hallway with outside stained glass door and parquet flooring, sitting room with hardwood flooring, multi fuel stove, character exposed beams, picture rail and 2 bay window formations, cloaks/wc with velux window, Reception hallway with twin leaf doors, tiled floor, under stairs stores, breakfasting dining fitted kitchen, bay window with box seating, Rayburn Range, tiled floor, Belfast sink, exposed natural stone wall, utility room with tiled floor, Bedroom 1 with en suite shower and bathroom with electric trace underfloor heating, connecting door to hall and outer door. 2 further rooms at the northern side.
Second staircase to main house upper hallway, bedroom 2 with box bay window and fitted wardrobes, bedroom 3, linen store, fitted wardrobes en suite bathroom.
An internal lockable door leads to connected holiday letting self contained property, refitted dining kitchen, under stairs store with combi boiler, staircase to upper hallway leading to sitting room with feature gable bay window formation, decorative fireplace in stone surround, vaulted ceiling, dumb waiter, shelved store, bedroom 1, bathroom, bedroom 2.
Lean to log store, summer house on raised steel portal frame, block built stores and workshops on concrete floors, detached timber garage.
Timber county gate to driveway, vehicle turning and hard standing area. Close board fencing to road side, second pedestrian access point at steel gate with Victorian railings. Gravel surfaced driveway flanked by trees to riverbank. Lawn at the front of the house with banked beds and well stocked borders. Wisteria, ferns, and fuchsias, hebes bushes, pampas grasses, montbretia, azaleas and acers to name a few. Tall mature conifer and a number of productive fruit trees. The gardens extend to 1.102 acres.
The property has riparian fishing rights over the part of the River Leny (Garbh Uisge) which forms the south western boundary.