Part Exchange Available. This unique property began its life back in 1898 as the toll cottage for the bridge on the Bathgate Water. Since then the property has undergone major renovations and has been extended many times making it a substantial family home, and is a treasure trove of charm and character. The property is centrally located, yet the beautiful burn setting overlooking the large park to the rear, gives it an extremely rural feel. Its position off a main road gives it superb commuting proximity, but the paradox is that the house is amazingly quiet and peaceful, afforded by thick old double brick walls and the unusual positioning of all the major rooms facing the rear. The property has two beautiful entrances, one of which faces the picturesque Burn. The back entrance is accessed through the double driveway. Once inside, one can truly appreciate the work the property has undergone on its long journey to completion. There is also off street parking, with room for two cars.
Number 11 is entered via a double glazed uPVC door that leads into the bright reception hallway. From there access can be gained to the lounge and fourth bedroom. The airy living room has a large double-glazed window and double French doors through to the conservatory, which floods the room with natural-light. It has deep skirtings, high ceilings and quality plaster coving and beautiful ceiling roses, further enhanced by recent redecoration in elegant neutral colours. A classic stone fireplace and new gas fire completes this lovely room. There is also generous living space for furniture and units.
The living room leads through to both the rear hallway and the spectacular conservatory which is currently being used as a dining room/ 2nd lounge area. The conservatory is at the back of the property and is extremely quiet and peaceful, and opens out onto a stunning patio. The patio leads to the rest of the well-presented and maintained garden. Furthermore, there is a very sheltered, paved area in the corner created by the boundary walls, which is a natural sun-trap; perfect for barbecues or if you just like lounging in the sun. Once back in the property you can take advantage of the extremely large kitchen, which is perfect for dinner parties and entertaining family and friends. The Kitchen is fitted with a good selection of floor and wall mounted units providing lots of worktop space, a fantastic Range cooker (sold by separate negotiations), which is sure to appeal to any aspiring Chef! The ground floor accommodation is completed with the family bathroom, which features a handsome cast iron, enamelled slipper bath with claw feet, toilet, sink and is tiled throughout. There is also a useful storage cupboard beside the kitchen and a large area for further storage under the stairs.
Journey upstairs to the first floor living quarters where you will find a study, three further bedrooms, and a lovely double shower-room and, furthermore, grants access to the large floored attic. The Master Room is a good-sized double bedroom with ample space for free-standing furniture and good storage in a deep-fitted double wardrobe. Light pleasant decor and an east facing window set in the coombs give the room a nice combination of character and tranquillity. It also has the added bonus of an en-suite, fitted with a large cast iron enamelled bath, and an electric shower over the bath. The following two double bedrooms are both flooded with natural-light, with the benefit of built in wardrobes, and with plenty of room for additional units if required. For the times when you may have additional guests staying there is an extra double shower-room with new W/C and sink. The separate study room is front facing, and is lovely and warm. A secluded snug and cosy, little space for work or homework; ideal for home based professionals or children. The property has Gas Central Heating installed throughout, and has the benefit of a Combi Boiler, to ensure a warm yet cost-effective living environment all year round. There is also a smoke detection system wired to the mains for safety. This truly is a magnificent property, with viewings highly recommended.
EXTRAS (Included in the sale) Carpets and fitted floor coverings, and selected curtains. Other items are available by separate negotiation.
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