£370,000 Offers over
Promising an idyllic waterside setting within a quiet family-friendly cul-de-sac, this architect-designed five-bedroom detached house is ideal for those seeking a relaxed semi-rural lifestyle within easy reach of Bathgate's shops, schools, road and rail links. Tastefully presented with neutral interiors and lovingly maintained by the current owners, the home's flexible accommodation also incorporates two bathrooms and multiple living areas. A suntrap garden, with a delightful stream and waterfall, an integral double garage, and a private driveway complete this uniquely charming home.
EPC - D
Set behind leafy planting, the house opens in a tiled hall housing a handy WC. Immediately on the left, you step in a living room, stretching the entire depth of the house with dual-aspect windows flooding the space with sunny natural light throughout the day. In addition to outstanding flexible space for comfortable seating, the room enjoys plush fitted carpeting and an exquisite period fireplace, reclaimed from Bathgate's former rail station and fitted with a living flame fire to create a cosy atmosphere in the colder months. The living room is adjoined by an equally sunny and spacious dining room boasting triple-aspect windows and plentiful room for an eight-seater table. Representing a perfect space for year-round entertaining, the dining room opens onto a decked dining terrace and the garden beyond. Also reached from the living room, as well as the hall, is a wonderfully bright, south-facing kitchen featuring a congenial breakfast bar, a sunroof, and a wide bay window framing a lovely garden vista. The room is stylishly-appointed with high-quality solid oak cabinetry, paired with durable stone worktops and striking wall tiling, whilst, next door, a coordinating utility room provides access to built-in storage, the garage, and the garden. Finally, on this level, is one of the five bedrooms on offer.
This wood-floored double bedroom is currently set up as a home study, demonstrating the versatility of the home. Upstairs, a light and airy galleried landing (with access to excellent cupboard storage and a further small study area) lead to the remaining four large double bedrooms, all perfectly-presented and carpeted. Three of the rooms are accompanied by incorporated storage, including the luxurious dual aspect master bedroom, which is heightened by double mirrored fitted wardrobes, French doors opening onto a balcony with a rural outlook, and an en-suite shower room. The sky-lit shower room incorporates a shower enclosure, a WC, and a basin set into a wealth of vanity storage. One further bedroom also benefits from the property's favourably sunny aspect, whilst an attractive family bathroom completes the first-floor accommodation. The classically-styled bathroom comes complete with a WC-suite and a bathtub with an overhead shower and a glazed screen. Gas central heating, with a brand-new boiler, and double glazing guarantee a warm, energy-efficient climate all year round. Externally, located to the rear of the property with a waterside setting, is a secluded south-facing garden, mainly laid to lawn and featuring historic stone walls. A patio (with secure external power) and a raised decked area provide delightful sunny spots for sitting, relaxing and taking in the home's leafy surroundings and tranquil sounds of the babbling stream. Providing private parking for several vehicles is a front driveway and an integral double garage.
From its historic 12th century origins, Bathgate has grown into a thriving county town. Marjoribanks Street hints at the daughter of Robert the Bruce, who was gifted the land on her marriage to Walter the Steward, hence founding the Stewart dynasty. The town still celebrates this event in the local Gala day Pageant. Commuters will appreciate the first class transport links provided by the new state of the art railway station, with high speed trains to Glasgow, the capital and beyond. Bathgate is conveniently located close to the M8 and M9 motorways for easy access to Edinburgh Airport, just 25 minutes away. There is also a regular bus service networking throughout the county. Newly refurbished, the town centre offers a traditional shopping experience with ample parking and a mixture of high street favourites and good local businesses. In addition, for the big weekly shop, there is a wide choice of supermarkets both locally and within the surrounding area. If you feel the need for refreshments along the way there are welcoming restaurants, coffee shops and bars within easy walking distance. More extensive shopping abounds with The Centre in Livingston only 10 minutes away, also the Gyle shopping centre and Edinburgh just 25 minutes by car.
Bathgate offers great keep fit opportunities, with a sports centre, swimming pool and fitness suites, for both the ardent and not so ardent enthusiasts! Golfers will be thrilled with two superb local courses and many others to choose from in the surrounding area. Popular local primary schools include Balbardie, Simpsons and Boghall feeding into Bathgate Academy. There are also great local nurseries offering all day and wrap around care. West Lothian and Oatridge Colleges provide tertiary education. In the surrounding area, there is an abundance of countryside to explore. From the Bathgate hills to the Pentlands, not to mention close to home, Polkemmet, Beecraigs and Almondell, three beautiful country parks, with a great variety and opportunity for outdoor leisure pursuits.
Living Room 7.48m x 3.97m
Dining Room 6.81m x 3.23m
Breakfasting Kitchen 5.34m x 3.83m
Utility Room 3.07m x 1.76m
WC 1.90m x 1.00m
Master Bedroom 5.67m x 5.49m
Ensuite 2.56m x 1.90m
Bedroom 2 3.99m x 3.48m
Bedroom 3 3.97m x 3.21m
Bedroom 4 3.47m x 2.59m
Bedroom 5 / Family Room 3.37m x 2.66m
Study 2.80m x 1.30m
Family Bathroom 2.22m x 2.09m
Double Garage 5.66m x 5.48m
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