Built in 1905 by Neil McNamara and renovated in 2008, Rockcliff House is the West end of a unique pair of Edwardian houses that stand overlooking the Rumbling Bridge Gorge with stunning south facing views. Nestled at the foot of the Ochil Hills, Rumbling Bridge is just 6 miles from the M90 and Kinross, easily commutable to Edinburgh (34 miles), Glasgow (40 miles), Perth (23 miles) or Stirling (18 miles). There are excellent schools nearby such as: Dollar Academy, the newly built Kinross High School and Fossoway Primary School, and the school bus service for Dollar and Kinross is on the doorstep.
Spanning three storeys, Rockcliff House has extensive living space. On the ground floor, entering from a covered external porch, there is an internal porch with an inner door opening on to the hall with chandelier and original terrazzo floor. To the right is a magnificent drawing room with south facing bay window (double glazed wooden sash and case windows), painted in Farrow and Ball with original intricate cornices and an impressive carved limestone fireplace for cosy log or coal fires in the winter months. To the left is a study/office and beyond that a small hall with understair storage leading to the downstairs toilet and through to the laundry room. Directly off the entrance hall is a long elegant sitting room. It also has a working fireplace and features folding French doors that lead onto a sunny south facing deck that let light flood into the building and make the most of the dramatic views. The sitting room adjoins the dining room, from which there is a fitted Shaker style kitchen with black slate floor and a walk in larder. The kitchen has great quality appliances: Smeg range cooker, Neff dishwasher and off the kitchen is a bright breakfast room, the laundry room and internal access to the adjoining single garage.
From the entrance hall, there is a dramatic staircase with original ‘Arts and Craft style’ oak newel posts and new oak spindles that leads up to a half-landing that retains some original patterned and tinted glass lights in the window flooding light onto the stairs. On the first floor are three very generous double bedrooms with high ceilings. The south facing master bedroom also overlooks the river gorge and has an ensuite shower room with travertine tiles, Duravit basin and toilet and Hansgrohe Raindance walk-in double shower. There are two other large double bedrooms, one south facing and one north facing. On this floor is also a master bathroom with travertine tiles and underfloor heating. It features a double ended Jasper Morrison bath, double walk-in shower, two Duravit basins, toilet and bidet.
On the second floor are three further large double bedrooms set in the deeply insulated eaves, with very generous headroom. There is a further small room that is currently used as a walk-in linen cupboard but which could equally be a small study or boxroom. On this floor also, there is another large bathroom with bath and overhead Hansgrohe shower, Duravit double basin and Vitra taps, finished in white ceramic tile with travertine mosaic detail and a wooden floor.
GARDEN AND UTILITIES
The garden is on three levels. It has been landscaped with a sloping rockery between the first and second lawns with wooden steps down to the lower level. Further to that is another level reached by stone steps down to a small field with a raised vegetable bed and tool store built into the retaining wall. There is plenty of room here for a small orchard or a play area. Outside the house is a hard-standing parking area with parking for 4 cars and a single garage which also houses the new 500 litre boiler. An LPG gas tank has been installed below the ground to feed the boiler, running the cooker, hot water and central heating. The house has been wired for broadband, television and radio throughout with dimmer circuits in each room. There is also a Sky dish.
Rumbling Bridge is a small village that takes its name from the double bridge that spans the River Devon Gorge. The lower bridge dates from 1700 with the upper bridge being built over it in 1800s. The drop down to the gorge is about 120 feet - depending on the water level which varies dramatically. There are many delightful country walks through the countryside as well as along the river and waterfalls. The village is a quiet, friendly neighbourhood, just off the main Kinross-Kincardine road, on the A823 to Gleneagles and Crieff, below the Ochil Hills. One mile from the village are the Muckhart Golf Courses and in the other direction, the village of Crook of Devon which has a pub, village shop and post office, tennis courts and churches. Across the fields is a riding school and pony stabling. In Kinross is a gliding school, more golf courses and fishing on Loch Leven. At Knockhill there is a racing circuit. It is a great location for families who want the pleasures of a country life, but with quick and easy access to Scotland's key cities and towns. Kinross has a Sainsbury's, pharmacy and a variety of independent shops and restaurants. Dunfermline is the nearest large shopping centre.
6 miles from Jct 6 M9 at Kinross
17 miles from Stirling
18 miles from Edinburgh Airport via M90/M9
23 miles from Perth via M90
34 miles from Edinburgh (centre) via M90
40 miles from Glasgow (centre) via M876
4.5 miles from Dollar Academy
7 miles from Kinross High School
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