Home Report Dunblane
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 Dunblane 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 Dunblane, 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 Dunblane
Dunblane is an affluent and attractive town in the Stirling council area of roughly 9,500 residents which lies on the banks of the River Allan. It is situated just a few miles north of Stirling, and Bridge of Allan. It has been an important centre since the 7th century, with it taking a more prominent role in the 13th century after becoming a major stronghold of the pre-Reformation Church, evidence of which still remains with the magnificent and recently restored Gothic-style cathedral in the town. The town as we know it today really started to develop in the 1960s and 70s. Since then, it has grown significantly to be regarded as a highly desired place to live, because of good transport links, as well as good schooling and availability of local amenities.
Dunblane today then is primarily a commuter town for residents working in Stirling and the wider Stirling council area, though some residents also commuter further to Falkirk, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The excellent transport links help. Dunblane has its own dedicated train station with regular daily services to Edinburgh and Glasgow in about an hour, as well regular service to nearer towns of Stirling, Falkirk and Perth. Road links are also very good, with a well-developed road network within easy reach, like the A9 and M9 running nearby and allowing drivers easy connections to nearby towns or further connections to the A84, A811, M80 and M90 to reach the likes of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and further should it be desired.
As for local amenities, Dunblane has a lot going for it. The town centre has a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from, as well as the usual array of independent businesses and chains. The well-known Dunblane Hydro can also be found within the town, within 10 acres of stunning grounds, a great amenity for locals and tourists alike with a fantastic restaurant and bar, leisure club, and spa.
In terms of things to see and local attractions, the aforementioned cathedral is a great example of 13th-century Gothic architecture recently restored. It stands amid several old-worldie buildings such as the 17th century Dean’s House, which has a small museum. Dunblane also has the oldest private library in Scotland. It is called Leighton Library house and contains some 4,500 books, some very rare, in 90 languages originally printed between 1500 and 1840. Naturally, Andy Murray’s golden post box to commemorate his gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games must be mentioned too. There are also a number of lovely riverside walks along the River Allan with established and well-maintained bridges and pathways.
Dunblane’s proximity to Bride of Allan and Stirling also allows residents much more choice within a short travel time by either public or private transport.
Dunblane has three primary schools: Dunblane Primary School, St. Mary’s Primary School, and Newton Primary School. Dunblane High School is the local secondary school. Dunblane High has a great reputation for attainment and in 2019 was Scotland’s best performer with 76% of leavers achieving at least five Highers. Dunblane also benefits from its close proximity to the University of Stirling.
The average price for property in Dunblane stood at £306,783 in January 2023. Though different property types in Dunblane have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £449,581 for detached properties, £278,863 for semi-detached, £281,464 for terraced, and £154,112 for flats. Depending on the property and finish, it is not uncommon for some larger homes in Dunblane to sell for well over £425,000. In late 2020, Stirling Council announced plans to build the first council homes in 45 years..
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 Dunblane property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Dunblane or wider Stirling council area localities, 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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