Home Report Bridge of Allan
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Bridge of Allan area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Bridge of Allan, and wider Stirling council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Bridge of Allan
Bridge of Allan, in the Stirling council area, just north of the city of Stirling, is a town of roughly 5,300 residents. It lies on the Allan Water, a tributary of the River Forth. The Allan Water does cut through the town slightly and so most of the town is found to the east of the river. The town has great views of the Ochil Hills to the north which also shields the town from strong north and east winds. Bridge of Allan just a couple of miles away from Stirling city centre.
Bridge of Allan initially developed as a thriving Victorian spa town and resort throughout the 19th century when travel to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs was growing in popularity. Indeed, many of its original fine Victorian villas and public buildings are preserved, evidence of its once prosperous spa resort past. There was a copper mine in the area and textile production was also an important local industry. Today, Bridge of Allan acts as an affluent commuter town for residents working in Stirling, Falkirk, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.
As such, transport links to Bridge of Allan are well developed. Connections to the M9 motorway, the A905 and A91 are easily accessible within a short drive and offers fast travel to the wider Falkirk and Stirlingshire area, as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow. The A9 allows for connections and easy travel to Perth too. Bridge of Allan doesn’t have its own railway station, but Stirling train station is a short drive or bus ride away and offers connections to both Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres. Again, with Stirling being just a short distance away, bus routes to the area are well established and there are regular services to nearby towns and areas, as well as Falkirk, and onwards to Edinburgh and Glasgow again.
In terms of amenities and things to do, Bridge of Allan specifically benefits from a number of decent food and drink outlets on the main Henderson Street. Others include a leisure centre, Bridge of Allan Sports Club, Bridge of Allan Golf Club, as well as various independent shops, and hotels. Worth a mention are the town’s annual Highland Games. Very popular with residents and tourists alike, the event offers a full schedule of Highland Games competitions and shows covering athletics, cycling, heavyweights, tossing the caber, Highland dancing, pipe bands and more. There are trade stalls featuring local businesses, refreshment bars and an adjoining fairground. Being so close to Stirling, residents benefit from Stirling’s amenities and attractions too, many of which are well within walking distance. Additionally, the town’s proximity to the Ochil Hills offers those interested excellent opportunities for hillwalking and other natural pursuits. On a similar vein, the Allan Water presents plenty of excellent fishing opportunities too.
In terms of local education, Bridge of Allan has just one primary school: Bridge of Allan Primary. Wallace High School is the local secondary. The University of Stirling can also be found right on the doorstep of the town.
The average price for property in Bridge of Allan stood at £313,437 in January 2023. Though different property types in Bridge of Allan have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £491,136 for detached properties, £366,362 for semi-detached, £809,000 for terraced, and £252,324 for flats. Bridge of Allan has an array of attractive housing stock, like the older Victorian sandstone villas common in the area that can achieve prices of more than £600,000 depending on the finish of the property and land associated with it.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Bridge of Allan and the wider Stirling council area property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Bridge of Allan, you’ll find our Shepherds office located in Stirling at 11 Gladstone Place, Stirling, FK8 2NN. This office covers the areas of Aberfoyle, Alva, Ardchyle, Ardeonaig, Arnprior, Arrivain, Auchessan, Auchlyne, Auchmore, Auchreoch, Auchtertyre, Balquhidder, Bannockburn, Batavaime, Benmore Farm, Boreland, Bovain, Bridge of Allan, Brig O’ Turk, Buchlyvie, Callander, Camusurich, Causewayhead, Clifton, Cononish, Cowie, Crianlarich, Dollar, Doune, Dunblane, Duncroisk, Easter Buckieburn, Fallin, Finlarig, Gargunnock, Gartmore, Glendevon, Glenlochay, Glenogle, Inverdran, Inverherive, Inversnaid, Invertrossachs, Kenknock, Killin, Kilmahog, Kiltyrie, Kinlochard, Kinnell, Kippen, Laggan, Ledcharrie, Locharnhead, Luibb, Menstrie, Mid Lix, Milton Morenish, Morenish, Muckhart, Murlaganmore, North Third, Old Plean, Port of Menteith, South Alloa, Starthyre, Stronachlachar, Stirling, Throsk, Tillicoultry, Trossachs, Tullich, Tyndrum and Whins of Milton, equating to postcode areas FK7, FK8, FK9, FK10, FK11, FK12, FK13, FK14, FK15, FK16, FK17, FK18, FK19, FK20 and FK21. The team are ready to handle any and all enquiries when selling in or around the area. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
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