Sept 7th 1869
The Edinburgh Evening Courant
Valuable Estate, situated in the parish of Gargunnock and County of Stirling, and partly in the parish of Kincardine and County of Perth, to be sold.
The Estate of Meiklewood will be Exposed to SALE by public Roup, within DOWELL’s Rooms, 18 George Street, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 20th day of October 1869, at Two o’clock pm, unless previously disposed of by Private Bargain.
The Lands extend to 925-960 Acres or thereby, a small part of which is Hill Ground, and the remainder Kerse Land and small belts of plantation.
The Farms on the state are all in good condition, and suitable Steadings are erected on them.
Meiklewood is situated about five miles to the west of Stirling, and is of very easy access by Railway from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Gargunnock Station of the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway being within fifteen minutes’ walk of the Mansion-House.
There is a handsome Mansion-House, and Offices attached, on the south side of the River Forth. The House, which is modern and of the Elizabethan style, contains elegant Dining-Room and Drawing-Room, Parlour and Library, Eight Bed-Rooms, Five with Dressing-Rooms, Three of these Dressing-Rooms being fit for Bed-Rooms, having Fire-places, Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry, Housekeeper’s Room, Laundry, Scullery and Larder; Water-Closets and Bath-Rooms. Besides the above accommodation there is a Nursery Range detached but communicating most conveniently with the above and containing Three Bed-Rooms with a Dressing-Room and Bath-Room,. There is ample Servants’ accommodation. Water is to be had throughout the premises being brought by pipes to the Mansion-House and Offices from the Hill Ground.
The Offices consist of Coach-House and Stable capable of containing Four Horses. There is a Porter’s Lodge at the approach to the House.
The House stands in a Lawn and is surrounded by Grass Parks, which are annually let by Public Roup.
The Mansion-House is at present Let on Lease , which expires at Whitsunday 1871. It can be seen by card on Tuesdays and Fridays, betwitxt the hours of Two and Five o’clock.
The Shooting upon the Estate consists of Partridges and Hares, and good Duck-shooting is to be had on the River. The Game on the adjoining estates is strictly preserved.
Fishing can be had on the Lake of Menteith, Loch Ard, Loch Venacher, Loch Achray, Loch Katrine, and Loch Lubnaig, which are all at not very great distance from Meiklewood.
It is seldom that such a very desirable property as Meiklewood is in the market, being of easy access to all parts of Scotland and England. The surrounding scenery is very beautiful, Doune Castle being only about four miles distant, while the far-famed Trossachs and Loch Lomond are within three hours’ reach. The Property is well worth the attention of capitalists, or parties wishing a retired and handsome residence.
The Net Rental of Meiklewood is about £1700 per annum and the Public and Parochial Burdens amount to about £100.
Should the Purchaser desire it, a considerable portion of the price may remain on the Property at the market-rate of interest.
The Title-deeds and Articles of Roup will be exhibited along the Plans of the Estate, Cards of Admission for inspecting the Mansion-House will be granted, and all information afforded, by Messrs Chrystal & Macfarlane, Writers, Stirling.