Substantial Georgian house set in around one acre of garden, located on the edge of Dollar and less than half a mile from Dollar Academy.
Dating back to the early 19th century and believed to have been built as a Dower house for Dollarfield Estate, Ochilton is a B-listed, Georgian family home, with accommodation laid out over three levels. In keeping with its time, there is a wealth of period features throughout, which includes decorative cornicing, ceiling roses, working shutters, panelled doors and an ornate staircase to name but a few.
A hexagonal shaped vestibule leads to a wide hallway, which in turn gives access to the principal reception rooms. The drawing has double aspect windows ensuring lots of natural light as well as providing lovely, open views over the garden. The kitchen has been upgraded and features Murray and Murray bur oak units with dark granite work tops and includes fitted appliances as well a gas AGA. Off the kitchen is an orangery-style dining room, which has a door leading direct to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a family room, which could easily be used as a formal dining room if required, a study, utility room and WC.
At the back of the hall a set of stairs leads down to the basement, which houses a wine cellar and store.
A light and graceful staircase with wrought iron balustrade rises to a half landing where there is a family shower room and further room containing a bath. There are four bedrooms, the master of which has a dressing room. A further set of stairs leads to two attic bedrooms and a hobby room/store.
A gated entrance provides access to a gravel driveway, which sweeps right round the property and leads to a large area for parking. Enclosed by a mix of stone walls and mature hedging, Ochilton is surrounded by around one acre of garden, which is well-stocked and has been planted to provide year round interest. There is an expanse of lawn flanked by mature trees and shrubs and a beech hedge separates the lawn from a large vegetable garden with greenhouse and second lawn. To the front and sides of the property, a screen of robust hedges, mature trees and shrubs provide a feeling of privacy and creates a wonderful setting for Ochilton.
There is a stone coach house, which is presently used for storage. However, it is worth noting that plans were passed in 2011 (now expired) for the coach house to be demolished and replaced with a triple garage with a store room above.
EPC rating - D
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Lot Acres: 1