£695,000 Offers over
** CLOSING DATE SET FOR MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2022 AT 12 NOON**
This impeccably restored period villa offers generous, luxurious accommodation for a family looking for a characterful home they can fall in love with - right in the heart of Scotland within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Glencairn exudes the liveliness and character of the families who have made their home here. It's easy to see why, in the Victorian era when the homes were built, Marjoribanks was the location of choice for Bathgate's professional citizens. Glencairn takes its place on this broad street along with stately period villas of various sizes. Set back from the road and with a generous plot size and large rooms, it offers space and privacy while the sympathetic modern alterations make for stunning, practical family accommodation. Close to the heart of Bathgate, a thriving community with social, sport and leisure opportunities, it's a short walk from the railway station and is perfectly placed to be a truly special home for a growing family for many years.
EPC Rating - Band D
Approaching via the stone gateposts and the sweeping gravel drive in front of the house, there is space for several cars. The front door opens into a colourful Victorian mosaic-tiled entrance hall, and the transition to the modern family home within is seamless. Period features have been lovingly incorporated to make for a wonderfully quirky home that sacrifices absolutely nothing in terms of modern comfort and functionality for a busy family. Gas Central Heating and Double Glazing ensure year round efficiency and other practical credentials include security cameras and an alarm system.
Practical and beautiful stone tiled flooring in the front hallway gives access to the large public rooms at the front of the house the formal dining room on one side and the lounge on the other. Both rooms have solid oak herringbone flooring, decorative coving, an Edinburgh press and other touches typical of the period. These spaces allow for entertaining whilst children and teens can still have their own space
The hallway flows through to the light-filled modern open plan kitchen and family area, the heart of the home at the back of the property. Partially converted from a suite of smaller rooms and with a modern extension built in stone sourced to match the rest of the house, its full height glazing offers soothing views of the mature gardens, and makes full use of the sunlight at all times of the day. A wood burning stove is a focal point, adding the warmth and the instant cosiness of the natural flickering flames. The whole area is perfect not only for the family but also as a party and entertaining space - many more special occasions will be shared and celebrated here. French double doors lead out to the garden and the covered, heated outdoors dining patio.
The large kitchen comprises a central island in granite with integrated Siemens hob and a broad breakfast bar which seats six - plenty of space for family meals and homework. An integrated Siemens oven, an integrated dishwasher and wine fridge are all included in the sale. The home's original kitchen has been charmingly repurposed as a separate laundry room with sink and space for washing machine and dryer. Floor to ceiling storage in the laundry conveniently houses the boiler, and is where cleaning and other essential household equipment can be stored out of sight.
Adjacent to the side door the practical everyday family entrance and exit is a handy cupboard for coats and shoes. This leads past the downstairs bathroom, with fully tiled floor and walls, and comprises a large shower with rain shower head. A third large room on the ground floor is currently being used as a guest bedroom, but could equally be an office, games room or studio.
Wooden blinds in off-white throughout the house are included in the sale. As well as being beautiful and practical, they complement and echo the original wooden window shutters, which are sealed in place around the modern double-glazed windows. Natural colours have been chosen for the high quality solid wood and tiled surfaces throughout. It provides a ready and in-character backdrop for feature walls, soft furnishings and to showcase furniture. Some of the period furniture in the home may be negotiated for inclusion in the sale.
The home has proved a great space for sleepovers and teenage gatherings, with plenty spaces for family members to work/study from home. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite was created using space afforded by an extra bedroom. The result is a luxurious dressing room and ensuite with oak floorboards. Being at the back of the house, the stunning free-standing bath in the master ensuite promises a luxurious soak whilst looking up into the branches of the mature monkey puzzle tree in the back garden. A second double bedroom at the front of the house also incorporates a dressing area currently being used as an office/study nook, an ideal teen's room. The third double bedroom overlooks the back garden, and each one retains its original Edinburgh press and other period features. The fully tiled family bathroom, with storage cupboard and rain shower, completes the upstairs accommodation.
The garden and outdoor facilities at Glencairn are a dream for lovers of outdoors living. Mature gardens behind the house are terraced to make the most of the slope of the land. Ingeniously, whilst the grounds are low maintenance it does not mean they are featureless; the gardens incorporate many thoughtful features and textures gravel areas, steps, paths and paved zones surround mature trees and borders. You can find a sunny spot for a quiet coffee any time of the day. A covered dining area near the house has been created for the BBQ and pizza oven, with outdoors heating for extra comfort to enjoy long lazy evenings outdoors. In addition, a summer house means the garden here can be enjoyed in all seasons. The whole property is enclosed with stone and characterful brick walls.
Lounge 6.09m x 4.53m
Dining Room 5.28m x 4.24m
Kitchen 6.82m x 4.78m
Family Room 4.86m x 3.68m
Bedroom 4 3.91m x 3.82m
Shower Room 2.40m x 1.96m
Utility Room 3.35m x 2.28m
Master Bedroom 6.20m x 4.34m
Dressing Room 3.89m x 0.99m
En-Suite 3.89m x 2.28m
Bedroom 2 6.34m x 4.23m (at widest points)
Bathroom 4.2m x 1.55m
Bedroom 3 4.26m x 4.02m
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