DM Hall markets a 42-acre smallholding and development site in a highly scenic rural area of Dunblane


A rarely available opportunity to acquire Auchinlay Holdings, Dunblane, Stirlingshire FK15 9NA, a smallholding with great potential either as a lifestyle choice or for development, is being marketed by DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors.

The property comprises a charming four-bedroom traditional stone cottage under a slate roof which offers a wonderful redevelopment project in an idyllic rural location. The property is semi-detached and south facing, with gardens to three sides. It is now in need of modernisation throughout.

Planning permission was granted in 2008 for an extension to the property. Whilst lapsed, further information can be viewed on the Stirling Council Planning Portal, reference 08/0077g/HAE.

The cottage lies within land and outbuildings with development potential, subject to the necessary consents, of approximately 0.46 acres in size and marketed at offers over £70,000 A useful courtyard lies to the rear of the cottage providing hardstanding and a turning area previously used for agricultural vehicles.

The farm buildings are of mixed repair and previously served as workshops, cattle store and a hay store. Neighbouring buildings have been redeveloped into residential accommodation.

Again, there may be potential for redevelopment subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The buildings are generally in need of some repair and attention, although provide a range of basic storage facilities. An asbestos survey and planning appraisal is available through the selling agents.

There are smaller parcels of land which will be of interest to the buyers of Lot1 & 2. However, the largest landholding of 38.47 acres of grazing land is available at offers over £165,000.

Dunblane is a picturesque cathedral town and lies between the rugged mountain peaks of Perthshire to the north and the Carse of Stirling to the south, on the banks of the river Allan, a tributary of the River Forth.

The 13th century cathedral is the focal point of this charming town with a population of around 9,000 residents, and a variety of local and independent shops as well as good recreational facilities. The historic city of Stirling is readily accessible and offers extensive shopping, leisure and recreational amenities.

The Stirlingshire countryside offers a plethora of outdoor pursuits including hacking, walking, fishing, shooting, hill walking, golfing, wildlife watching, mountain biking and canoeing. There are three primary schools in Dunblane and secondary schooling is provided at Dunblane High School.

Jennifer Campbell of DM Hall’s Rural Property team said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire an entire smallholding, comprising 41.93 acres as a whole, at offers over £490,000, though also available in five lots.

“There are genuine opportunities, subject to the necessary consents, for significant development of the site on Lot 2, and the redevelopment of Lot 1. It is an idyllic location in which to create a quality home with beautiful walks to be enjoyed from the doorstep.

“Viewings are by appointment and will be accompanied. Viewers should ensure compliance to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code is adhered to at all times and that appropriate caution is exercised at all times in relation to livestock and/or agricultural vehicles.

“Interested parties should contactthe rural team at DM Hall on 01786 833800 or email

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