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Latitude: 56.2458 / 56°14'44"N
Longitude: -4.2138 / 4°12'49"W
OS Eastings: 262914
OS Northings: 708119
OS Grid: NN629081
Mapcode National: GBR 11.BFBC
Mapcode Global: WH4NH.78PR
Entry Name: Ancaster Road, Ach Na Coile Including Boundary Wall, Railings and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 4 May 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398349
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50361
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
1904. 2-storey, 3-bay 'Arts & Crafts' villa (now subdivided into 2 flats, 2004). A well designed building, using good quality materials executed with attention to detail. In common with notable 'Arts & Crafts' houses the principal elements of the exterior are carefully linked to the adjacent features to form a cohesive whole. The quality of the building reflects the prosperity of Callander as a tourist destination at the turn of the 20th century. Ach Na Coile's individual design sets it apart from the majority of villas in Callander which tend to be more conventional 'pattern book' designs. It is set in a prominent location on raised ground, with its fenestration arranged to take advantage of commanding views of Callander and its environs.
The house is characterised by its colonnaded entrance loggia with its chamfered SE corner rising to an attractve semi-octagonal dormer window with polygonal roof. An impressive 2-storey 4-light canted window is arranged to the gabled left bay. The assymetrical rear elevation has a 1957 lean-to addition with a large modern box dormer window, must likely added at the time the house was subdivided for multiple occupancy.
Many decorative interior features remain; Art Nouveau motifs to decorative copper finger plates to 2 and 4-panel timber doors. Restrained inglenook fireplace in former 1st floor drawing room, framed by pilasters rising to plate shelf, Lorimersque plaster reliefs of fruit and foliage to ceiling. A collection of stylised classical timber chimneypieces throughout house, some with decorative tiles.
Stugged and snecked 'pudding stone' with blonde sandstone dressings. Panelled timber 2-leaf outer door, timber inner door with tall lower panels and stained glass upper. Timber sash and case windows, plate glass lower sashes and multipaned upper. Timber bargeboards to gables with peg motifs. Pitched grey slate roof, terracotta ridge tiles. Cope-less stacks with cans.
Boundary Wall, Railings and Gatepiers.
Rubble boundary wall to SW running along Ancaster Road with railings above (railings overgrown by bush, 2004). Square-plan ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal caps surmounted by ball finials to W giving access to driveway to house.
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