STCM
 

£190,000 Guide Price

Crawfordjohn, Biggar, Lanarkshire South, ML12 6SU

3 bedroom detached house for sale

Property Details

The Express Estate Agency is proud to offer for sale this three bedroom one-and-a-half storey detached house in a rural location in the Scottish Southern Uplands. The house, at an elevation of 1,000ft, faces south-west over largely open countryside to the valley of the Duneaton Water. It stands adjacent to a minor road which is virtually traffic-free, but is also just six miles from M74 motorway junction 13. The property must be viewed to fully appreciate its spectacular and convenient location.

Originally built in the 1850s as a single-storey cottage, the house was extended upwards and sideways in the early 1980s. The property has been consistently maintained over the past 20 years by its present owners, as is important for a house in a location of this nature. Since they relocated in 2016 to be closer to family, it has been redecorated internally and externally to present a blank canvas ready for a new owner to move and make the place their own.

The property would make an ideal first home, providing a peaceful and safe location for young children. It would also make a good holiday or weekend home, offering a feeling of remoteness whilst being close to amenities and within commuting distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Full description:
The Express Estate Agency is proud to offer for sale this three bedroom one-and-a-half storey detached house in a rural location in the Scottish Southern Uplands. The house, at an elevation of 1,000ft, faces south-west over largely open countryside to the valley of the Duneaton Water. It stands adjacent to a minor road which is virtually traffic-free, but is also just six miles from M74 motorway junction 13. The property must be viewed to fully appreciate its spectacular and convenient location.

Originally built in the 1850s as a single-storey cottage, the house was extended upwards and sideways in the early 1980s. The property has been consistently maintained over the past 20 years by its present owners, as is important for a house in a location of this nature. Since they relocated in 2016 to be closer to family, it has been redecorated internally and externally to present a blank canvas ready for a new owner to move and make the place their own.

The property would make an ideal first home, providing a peaceful and safe location for young children. It would also make a good holiday or weekend home, offering a feeling of remoteness whilst being close to amenities and within commuting distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

INTERNAL 

GROUND FLOOR
Large Dining Kitchen
Under stairs Cupboard
Living Room
Bedroom Three/Study
Bathroom
Hallway to rear door

FIRST FLOOR
Stairs to small landing
Bedroom One
Walk-in Attic
Bedroom Two

Oil Fired Central Heating, new boiler in 2014.
Electrical Test Certificate, 2014

Older stone-built houses can suffer from dampness: the report from a specialist survey undertaken in 2017 confirms this is not the case with this property.

EXTERNAL
The eaves of the property are a summer home to House Martins: the birds are a delight to watch on a sunny evening.

A reasonable-sized garden to the side and rear is currently laid to grass, slabs and gravel for ease of maintenance, but has potential for landscaping or vegetable-growing. Off-road parking for three cars is available on a level, gravel-finished area adjacent to the public road.

A 20ft steel Shipping Container is located beside the house itself. It is insulated and has power, and provides a secure, weatherproof and longer-lasting alternative to a garden shed. It has been used as a workshop, but could equally serve as a garage.  

LOCATION
The property lies around a mile-and-a-quarter south-west of Crawfordjohn village, surrounding by farmland. Neighbouring properties are 100m away in one direction, 400m in the other. For local services and amenities the area looks to Douglas, 7 miles to the north where there are shops, the doctor’s surgery, a chemist, etc. More and larger shops can be found in the nearby towns of Sanquhar (12 miles), Biggar (15 miles) and Lanark (19 miles). The local primary school is located in Abington (6 miles), and the High School in Biggar (15 miles): door to door school transport is provided.

Despite what might be surmised from the property’s location, winter weather is only rarely an issue. The present owners report that snow has prevented them from getting out on only three days in 20 years: the road past the house is cleared by local farmers to gain access for feeding livestock, and the main road, only a quarter of a mile from the house, is kept clear by the local authority.

The main urban centres of Hamilton and Motherwell can be easily reached by car within 40 minutes. The property is equidistant from the airports at Prestwick, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and dependent on traffic is around an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The nearest railway stations are at Lanark (19 miles) or Motherwell (28 miles). Crawfordjohn has no bus services.

SERVICES
Local Authority - South Lanarkshire; Council Tax Band D
Telephone and Sky Connections are present but not active
Mains electricity, but no mains gas
Private Septic Tank, desludged regularly by a specialist contractor
Scottish Spring Water run through a filtration plant

Early viewing is highly recommended due to the property being realistically priced.



Disclaimer:

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.  Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services including gas central heating and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for their purpose. Furthermore, Solicitors should confirm moveable items described in the sales particulars and, in fact, included in the sale since circumstances do change during the marketing or negotiations. Although we try to ensure accuracy, if measurements are used in this listing, they may be approximate. Therefore if intending Purchasers need accurate measurements to order carpeting or to ensure existing furniture will fit, they should take such measurements themselves.  Photographs are reproduced general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property.

TENURE 
FREEHOLD

POSSESSION 
Vacant possession upon completion

VIEWING 
Viewing strictly by appointment through The Express Estate Agency

This house description is based upon information supplied by the owner, or on behalf of the owner. These property particulars are produced in good faith and do not constitute or form part of any contract. s1homes do not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in this document.

 

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Property History

  • Property added on 14 December 2017
  • Property sold (STCM) on 30 January 2019
  • This property is now for sale
  • Property sold (STCM) on 13 October 2018
  • This property is now for sale
  • New price Guide Price £190,000 as of 20 April 2018
    Was: Guide Price £200,000
  • Property sold (STCM) on 27 March 2018
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