Sitting in one of the most sought after areas of Bridge of Allan, Uplands could well be the most magnificent home in the area. This large and unique Edwardian stone mansion house was built in 1907 by Glasgow architect William Lieper in the 'Arts and Crafts' style and is situated within two acres of land with areas of formal lawns, a former tennis court and woodland. The property is 'B' listed having retained many beautiful original Arts and Crafts movement features. The decorative coving, leaded glass windows, wooden sculpted ceiling mouldings, original craftsman design doors and brass door furniture are but a few of the fabulous fixtures within this unique property. While the property may now benefit from a little updating in some areas, it could continue to be utilised as a spectacular home or might suit conversion (subject to planning) into a company Headquarters, boutique hotel or a number of palatial flats. There is partial secondary glazing and partial gas central heating. The property itself is reached by a sweeping driveway leading from the road to an ample parking area by the Main entrance The Main entrance to the property is under a sculpted stone architrave, into the impressive sheltered Portico and via stone steps to the leaded glass and timber craftsman style front door. The public rooms and main hallway are wainscoted, with the upper sections of the walls, some being decorated in Morris/Voisey design decorative freize with matching window dressings. These rooms are typically floored with solid wood, varnished/stained. THE GROUNDS Access to this beautifully property is up a sweeping drive, through traditional gates which secludes the house from the road. The drive terminates at the portico allowing parking for a number of cars, as well as ample turning space. The gardens from the entrance gate are well kept, and are laid out with stone walls, formal gardens, various outbuildings and behind that to the north, lies woodland. The south facing front garden is formally laid to lawn, and surrounded by evergreen trees, plants and shrubs. There is a timber summer house within this area, and grand stone steps with finials lead to an esplanade along the front of the house. To the rear of the property is the upper lawn, which was formerly a tennis court. Beyond that there is a formally tended established woodland with various trees and rhododendron bushes. The large greenhouse is around 50 feet long, is multi-sectioned with brick base, and has its own electrical supply and boiler. To the side of the property is a small garage which currently houses the garden machinery. There are a couple of other wooden outbuildings within the grounds of this property. Behind the formal part of the garden is a further area to the north of woodland.
Reception/Hall (13.16m x 3.4m)
Generous hallway provides a unique and grand entrance to the property, access to various rooms and space for entertaining with natural light being provided by large feature windows to the north. Solid wood flooring, coffered ceilings and wainscoting to a height of around six feet. The far end of the hall features a magnificent formal staircase with individually turned newel posts and spindles. The staircase walls are wainscoted with large feature windows to the north and east. The stairs are carpeted with fitted brass stair rods.
Cloakroom (3.68m x 2.3m)
The cloakroom has wooden wainscoting to dado height, and plaster coving. Original terracotta tiled floor. Meter cupboard. Windows to the east with leaded glass panes. Leads into the W.C.
WC (1.88m x 1.32m)
Tiled to dado height, with an original Shanks W.C. and wash-hand basin. Original tiled floor.
Morning room (5.74m x 5.61m)
The beautifully positioned bay window looks to the south with outstanding views over the gardens to the southeast, and towards The Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle. Wooden wainscoting to dado height with decorative freize above all around. Natural stone inset fireplace and stone mantel.
Drawing room (7.64m x 7.31m)
This large formal public room features a bay window overlooking the lawns to the south with direct views towards Stirling Castle. The drawing room is decorated in neutral tones, with coffered wooden ceiling mouldings. Lovely natural stone open fireplace with Oak mantel. Solid wooden floors, and dark wood skirtings. Original cast iron radiators.
Dining Room (7.34m x 7.16m)
Dining Room - 24`1 x 23`6 Magnificent dining room with a bay window facing Westward. Beautifully coffered decorative ceiling, and wainscoted to dado height, with the upper walls decorated in neutral shade. With natural stone Arts and Crafts style Fireplace, with Oak mantel.
Conservatory (5.2m x 1.98m)
Lovely south facing wooden conservatory, with timber vaulted ceiling, and with access from the Dining Room and Drawing Room. Double doors leading into the garden.
Hall (7.13m x 1.6m)
Hall - 23`5 x 5`3 Originally designed as the servant's hall, this hall is accessed via a door from the main hall, and gives access to the back hall, Pantry and the Kitchen and rear stair. The wine cellar which has a window to the rear is also accessed from this point. Amtico flooring.
Kitchen / Breakfasting room (5.33m x 3.86m)
Fitted along one wall kitchen units, some part glazed with pull-handles, incorporating a stainless steel sink. Double Aga cooking range inset in the original kitchen range fireplace. Additional cooker. Ample space for informal dining. Windows to the west
Rear kitchen (3.27m x 3.07m)
A selection of modern wall mounted and floor standing units. Double stainless steel sinks with drainers. Amtico flooring. Giving access via a few stairs to the Drying Room. Windows to the north
Pantry (3.37m x 2.41m)
Wooden period fitted units and original wooden hatch into the Kitchen. Window to the west. Amtico floor. Cooker and sink.
Drying room (3.73m x 2.2m)
With sink unit and storage space. Amtico flooring. Giving access to the Utility Room.
Utility area (3.47m x 2.64m)
Windows to the west. Double sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. Airing/Drying cupboard access to a further rear access hall which gives access to :- W.C. Two piece white suite with window to west.
Rear hallway (4.74m x 1.34m)
Rear Hallway - 15`7 x 4`5 The main rear entrance opens into this hall. Window to east. Access is given to two large walk-in store larders with original shelving, and windows to the rear. Further storage cupboard under the back stairs.
Carpeted timber stairway. Window with beautiful leaded original glazing. The half landing gives access to a Bathroom. A door from the Back Stairway on the first floor also gives access into the formal front area of the property with the stair continuing up to the top floor. On the top floor the back stair features a lovely window which overlooks the beautiful rear gardens
Bathroom suite 2
13`7 x 6`4 and 7`7 x 4`8 Comprising two parts, the larger room houses the Armitage Shanks bath, wash-hand basin and W.C. The bath has wooden panelling. Wainscoted to mid height, with coombed ceiling on right side. Windows to the west and north. Upper walls are decorated in arts and crafts style floral freize. Access to a large walk-in store cupboard. The small adjoining room houses a large Belfast sink and fitted storage space. Windows to the north.
First floor landing (9.55m x 3.53m)
First Floor Landing - 31`4 x 11`7 From the Formal Staircase we reach the generous first floor landing. This area is decorated in cream & pink arts and crafts design, within wooden crafted archways and cornicing, and matching dado/picture rails. The first floor landing hallway is carpeted, and all doorways therein are wood panelled with brass fittings. Access is given to three storage cupboards.
Master Bedroom (7.26m x 4.52m)
Magnificent Master Bedroom featuring a large bay window which overlooks the west with secondary glazing, giving lovely views to the south. The Original arts and crafts fireplace is composed of natural stone, with turquoise tiles inset and oak mantelpiece surround. This beautiful bedroom is decorated in neutral tones, with wooden cornicing, and picture rail. There is a doorway giving access into the neighbouring Dressing Room.
Dressing room (3.4m x 2.2m)
With access from the Master Bedroom and also from the Landing, the dressing room provides space which can alternatively be used for storage. Wash hand basin. Carpets. This room could be also utilised as a single bedroom or, subject to consents, be converted into a large en-suite.
Bathroom suite 1
11` x 6`10, 11` x 3`1 This bathroom suite is entered by an anti room leading into Bathroom Beautiful original Aston Matthews roll-top bath and Sink, with original fittings. The bath is set in real marble, with oak panel, and the sink stands on double leg porcelain pedestal, also with marble splashback surround. Tiled to dado height with white tiles. Original timber airing cupboard. Window to the west. WC. Window to West.
Bedroom 2 (6.6m x 4.64m)
This large bedroom has a south facing bay window which provides spectacular views. The décor is neutral, with dark wood skirting and coving. The fireplace is composed of natural stone, with tiled inset, and oak mantel. With fitted carpet, this room accesses dressing room/ bedroom 9 through an oak panelled door. This room also has a large cupboard.
Bedroom 3 (5.79m x 5.71m)
Further large bedroom with bay window and magnificent views. Secondary glazing. Open fireplace. Plaster cornicing and fitted carpet.
Bedroom 4 & En-suite
Bedroom 4 - 17`2 x 16`4 Spacious bedroom with bay window, decorated in neutral tones, with oak dado. Wooden sash windows overlooking the gardens to the north and east. This bedroom incorporates an en-suite, En-suite Bathroom - 8` x 5` Coloured 3 piece suite. Window to the north.
Family room / Bedroom 10 (5.46m x 3.86m)
This room is presently used as a further public room but could easily be used as a study, library or further bedroom. Open fireplace, and fitted gas fire, the hearth is tiled with wooden mantel. Fitted shelving, and fitted cupboard with matching wooden doors. Carpeted. Windows to the west.
Bedroom 9 / Dressing room (4.01m x 2.54m)
This room, which in a normal house would constitute a double bedroom can be accessed from the hall or bedroom 2. Carpeted. Window to the front (south). Staircase leading to the second floor Carpeted timber staircase with window to the north.
Billiard room (12.42m x 11.88m)
This Large and airy room could be retained as a wonderful billiard and games room with sufficient space not only for a full sized billiard table but also table tennis and other games. Alternatively it could be converted into a gym, or (subject to consents) developed into a number of additional public rooms or bedrooms. This room again has beautiful original fittings. Lovely large picture window overlooking the north. Views to the south towards Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument, and also to the east, with a small bay window under the turret. Original billiard lighting above the table. Original fireplace. A number of large double cupboards providing additional storage. Central heating radiator. Access to a small balcony. Access to the cast iron fire escape which adds an additional feature to the property.
Bathroom suite 3
12`8 x 5`10, 7`7 x 5`5 Bathroom Shower cubicle and white 2 piece suite in one area, Walls are wainscoted to dado height, and carpeted, this bathroom is fitted with a stainless steel towel rail type radiator. Window to the north WC W.C. and wash-hand basin. Window to the north
Bedroom 5 (3.81m x 3.2m)
Also leading from the Billiard Room, this bedroom boasts wainscoted bay window, with brass fittings. The natural stone fireplace is tiled in white with terracotta hearth, and oak mantel.
Study (3.25m x 2.59m)
This room is carpeted with windows to the west. Access to bedroom 6 and 7.
Bedroom 6 (7.34m x 3.4m)
Bedroom 6 - 24`1 x 11`2 With views to the south and to the west. Coombed ceiling. Open fireplace of natural stone with white tiling and painted wooden mantel.
Bedroom 7 (3.86m x 3.27m)
Accessed from the study or bedroom 8. Window to the west.
Bedroom 8 (5.68m x 3.55m)
Coombed ceiling. Window to the west. Open fire.
Dressing room / Bedroom 11 (2.76m x 2.69m)
Coombed ceiling. Window to the east.