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At home with nature
Some houses seem to sit naturally in the landscape and The Beeches is just such a home.
Situated on a plot of around 1 acre in a semi-rural setting off a quiet country lane, and on the edge of the picturesque and welcoming conservation village of Torphichen, this 4-bedroom house has been skilfully designed and constructed to make the most of its imposing and beautiful natural surroundings. The house is built to fit in with the contours of this beautiful setting to making the most of the views out across mature trees and the heather and bracken hillsides beyond. It is one of just 12 individually designed houses that sit well back from Cathlaw Lane and from each other in what is a superb, bucolic location.
EPC Band - D
Rural charm goes hand in hand with convenience here: you are less than five miles from the royal burgh of Linlithgow and the M9, and 8 miles from the M8. There are rail connections to Glasgow and Edinburgh from Linlithgow and Bathgate (2.5 miles). The small local primary school is a short walk away and buses stop in the lane to take children to Linlithgow Academy. It is a safe and reassuring place; it all adds up to a fabulous family home and a perfect location in which to bring up a family and give children of all ages the space that they need.
An inspirational home in an inspirational setting
The approach to the house is through an imposing stone and iron-railing gateway, down your own private driveway that leads through the well-stocked and mature front garden. The main door at the side of the house is reached via steps that take you up to the living accommodation, and opens into a stylish mahogany-floored hallway which runs the length of the house and connects all areas. This hallway, which contains a fireplace, is reminiscent of large country houses; its windows offer views over the driveway and the side garden.
The hallway leads to a truly inspiring sitting room at the rear of the house. The elevated position of the living spaces in this house means that you get uninterrupted views; in the sitting room a large five-panelled stone mullion window looks out over the garden to the sparkling burn and the beautiful, mature gardens and trees. The room itself is spacious, grand and yet homely. Solid mahogany flooring, doors and woodwork give it a classic look, and high-corniced ceilings add to the feeling of light and airiness. There is a pervasive feeling of quality here both in terms of finishes and build quality.
Connected and well-defined spaces
French doors to the side of the house open on to a purpose-built Juliet cast-iron balcony with subtle references to the beech trees that give the house its name. To the other side of the sitting room, a further set of French doors opens out on to a large patio, which connects the room to the kitchen/diner/family room on the other side of the house.
At the rear of the sitting room, two steps lead up to a separate dining room which looks out over the front garden. This room is elegant and sophisticated and can comfortably accommodate a large group of people. Being set apart from the sitting room is a distinct advantage in that it allows for a clear separation of dining and relaxation, while still giving easy access.
The dining room leads across the hall to the kitchen and family room. This room is a cosy private space and allows people to chat and mingle in the sitting area while food is being prepared in the kitchen itself; French windows link the room to the patio, and a sun room leads off from the sitting area to the side of the house. All of this creates great versatility indoors and outdoors, with all spaces being well defined and connected
Private and quiet spaces
At the far end of the hall, there are four double bedrooms, two of which share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The master bedroom is at this end of the house and contains a stylish en suite bathroom; the feeling in this bedroom is one of complete repose. As in the rest of the house, storage and cupboard space is abundant in the bedrooms: this makes it an ideal home in which to be totally organised and be able to lay your hands on anything. Above the bedrooms is a large floored storage space, with natural daylight thanks to two Velux windows; this space could be easily converted to become a further bedroom.
Practicality and more possibilities
The garden and the countryside beyond make this an inspiring location for young and old alike. Everything is possible here and the current owners have even kept livestock at the end of the large garden.
On a practical note, the house has an expansive lower storey which includes a large, bright office that looks out on to the garden; this room could equally be a further bedroom. Also on this lower floor are a utility room, a further WC and a double garage, perfect for working on projects. There is a cavernous garden store under the balcony/sun terrace, again all part of the practicality of this highly adaptable and stylish home.
Hall 13.91m x 2.15m
Lounge 7.20m x 5.81m
Dining Room 5.01m x 3.26m
Family Room 3.87m x 3.29m
Kitchen 5.19m x 3.68m
Sun Room 3.87m x 2.52m
WC 1.55m x 1.25m
Master Bedroom 4.39m x 3.60m
Master Dresser 2.92m x 2.07m
Master En Suite 3.36m x 2.27m
Bedroom 2 3.21m x 3.18m
Bedroom 3 3.59m x 3.52m
Bed 2 and 3 En Suite 3.52m x 2.26m
Lower Stairway 2.04m x 1.84m
Utility 3.89m x 1.66m
Study 4.93m x 3.24m
Garage 9.99m x 5.13m
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