Skythorn is a magnificent detached family home which occupies an unrivalled sheltered and private location in approximately 0.96 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland yet is only a short distance from Dollar Academy and the centre of the village.
The house was built in 1972 and the avant-garde
architecture is typical of the era. It utilises glass
on the front elevation, to maximise the light and
take full advantage of the wonderful elevated position and the far-reaching views. Most of the living accommodation is on the first floor. The layout flows well, making Skythorn an exceptional house in which to entertain. The house is entered through a large hall on the ground floor. There is a study/games room on one side and a guest suite with bedroom, en suite shower and separate W.C., on the other. There is a walk-in cloakroom with excellent storage. A staircase provides access to the first floor.
On the first floor, from a central landing, double doors lead into the spacious drawing room and from here, sliding doors open into the magnificent conservatory, which has spectacular views over the garden, Dollar and the countryside beyond. The sitting room/dining room is also accessed from the drawing room. This is a lovely spacious room with fitted shelving, views and access into the back garden. The kitchen has an exceptional range of wall and floor units. There is a large Belling gas range cooker, an island unit and a sink looking out to the patio, back garden, and the Ochil Hills beyond. The large fridge freezer and dishwasher are included in the sale. The utility room provides access to the spacious patio and features a large larder cupboard, sink, washing machine, tumble drier and further storage.
Three of the four bedrooms are on the first floor. These include the master bedroom, which has an en suite shower room and two further double bedrooms, served by a family bathroom. This has a free standing, claw-foot bath and a large stylish wash hand basin with shelves and cupboard space.
Skythorn occupies a superb secluded location on the northern edge of Dollar. Lying at the foot of the Ochil Hills, Dollar is considered to be the most popular and attractive of the ‘hillfoots’ villages. Daily requirements are well catered for with a general store, pharmacy, several cafes, a hotel and restaurants. Stirling, Perth and Edinburgh offer a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and cultural facilities. Dollar is widely known for its highly regarded school, Dollar Academy, which has a strong reputation for its sporting and academic
achievements and the school lies only a short
distance from Skythorn. Other private schools
include Glenalmond, Strathallan, Kilgraston,
Craigclowan, as well as the private schools of
The property is well-placed geographically for access to most parts of Scotland with the M90 to Perth and Edinburgh and the M80 to Glasgow. There are railway stations at Alloa (7 miles), with services to Stirling and Glasgow, and Dunfermline (13 miles) with services into Edinburgh. There is a Park & Ride at Kinross serving Edinburgh, Perth, Dollar and further afield. Edinburgh Airport (33 miles) has flights to UK, European and international destinations.
Skythorn is ideally situated to enjoy the beautiful countryside of Perthshire, Kinross-shire and Fife. For the outdoor enthusiast there is no shortage of hill walks, bridle and cycle tracks. There are many golf courses in the area along including the famous courses at Gleneagles (14.5 miles).
Skythorn is approached off Back Road by a monobloc drive, which leads to a parking area to the side of the house. At approximately 0.96 acres, the garden is substantial, and has some wonderful mature shrubs and trees. From the house, lawns slope down towards a lower terrace, where there is a swimming pool and a pool lodge adjacent, which has a sitting area with kitchenette, a changing room / bedroom and a W.C. / shower. Behind the house, there is a large back garden and patio. The ground rises up and adjoins open countryside. The eastern boundary is a burn, which is surrounded by
mature trees and shrubs.