Home Report Dollar
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 Dollar 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 Dollar, and the wider Clackmannanshire 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 Dollar
Dollar is a small affluent village of roughly 2800 residents in the Clackmannanshire council area of Scotland. It’s about 12 miles east of Stirling, about 7 miles northeast of Alloa, and just a few miles to the east of Tillicoultry. It is nestled in the Ochil Hills – one of the Hillfoot villages – on the northern bank of the River Devon. Dollar today is best known for its school Dollar Academy, one of the country’s most reputable private schools.
Dollar as we know it began to take shape in the 18th century when lead and copper mines opened in the nearby area. Iron was also extracted nearby but they were all relatively short-lived ventures, not of major significance. What did develop and bring prosperity to the village was coal mining, as it did in so many Scottish towns until the latter half of the 20th century and a bustling textiles sector.
Dollar today is now primarily an attractive commuter village for residents working in other towns in the nearby area such as Alloa, Stirling, and Tillicoultry but also as far as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth. The reputation and success of Dollar Academy combined with the village’s housing market and village feel draws reasonably well-off families looking for a scenic place to live without being too far away from things. As such, transport links are good by road. Residents can use the A91 road which bisects the village for travel west to Tillicoultry (where residents can take the A908 road south to Alloa) and Stirling, and westwards further into Fife all the way to St Andrews. The village doesn’t have a railway station, the closet stations are in Alloa and then Stirling. There are regular bus services passing through Dollar offering some public transportation to nearby towns and villages.
In terms of amenities and things to do, the village centre offers various services, quaint shops, eateries and the usual array of other stores you would expect. Arguably the most appealing feature of the village though is its location as a base for exploring the stunning scenery practically on its doorstep. The imposing 500-year-old Castle Campbell – also known as Castle Gloom – stands overlooking the village, sitting on a forward projection of rock on the south side of the Ochil Hills. The castle was the lowland seat of the Duke of Argyll, where Mary, Queen of Scots once stayed in the 16th century. It is now a popular tourist attraction. The castle sits in Dollar Glen, which also offers amazing views of deep gorges, fast-moving burns, as well as lush trees and woodland. This beautiful stretch of contains an abundance of rare wildlife habitats, including being a nationally important location for lichens and ferns. Green woodpecker, dipper and nuthatch are three of the many species of birds that can be found here. It is so rich that the wildlife habitats and geology of the glen have made it a Site of Special Scientific Interest. For your more modern amenities and attractions, residents can easily visit Alloa and Stirling, which aren’t far away at all.
As for local schooling then, the fee-paying Dollar Academy receives pupils from the village and surrounding area from primary one all the way through to sixth year. Some pupils attend from further away and make use of its boarding facilities. It has an excellent and consistent educational record. Strathdevon Primary School is the nearby state primary school found within the village, but the nearest state secondary is Alva Academy to the west, which takes pupils from all Hillfoot towns and villages.
At January 2024, property in Dollar stood at an above-average Scottish value of £377,289. Though different property types in Dollar have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £410,368 for detached properties, £364,786 for semi-detached, £330,000 for terraced and £146,667 for flats. The reputation of Dollar Academy, the attractiveness of the village, and the position near the Ochil Hills make Dollar a very attractive and desirable place to live. Naturally, this plays a part in the prices of the local housing market.
Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?
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 Dollar and wider Clackmannanshire council area property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Dollar or the wider Clackmannanshire council area, you’ll find a Shepherd’s branch in Stirling at 11 Gladstone Place, Stirling, FK8 2NN. We cover all properties across this area including 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. 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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