£425,000 Offers over

Balgownie, 65 Harburn Road, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8AT

4 bedroom detached house for sale

Property Details

In keeping with its very special character, “Balgownie” is a hidden gem that has been deeply cherished by the small number of families who have lived in it. Marketed now for the first time in 25 years, this is a rare opportunity to own a unique, picturesque family home in Arts and Crafts style. Located just over 3 miles from Livingston, with its excellent retail and leisure facilities, “Balgownie” is in the heart of the historic small town of West Calder. Essential independent shops and eateries are within walking distance, as is the railway station on the main line to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Harburn Golf Club is close by, and there is easy access to the Pentland Hills and country parks.

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All rooms are a very generous size, making for comfortable and easy family living whether working from home, entertaining or simply relaxing in the beautiful home environment. Practical storage areas are artfully incorporated throughout. The front door is sheltered by an external porch with timber beams and stone tiled floor and opens into the entrance lobby. Timeless Canadian oak wainscoting/panelling is practical and elegant here, whilst the original oak floorboards are in place under the carpet. This area gives access to all rooms on the ground floor. The lobby itself features a quirky porthole window with decorative leadwork.

The fitted kitchen adjoins a dining/breakfast room - a cosy space perfect for dining or family breakfasts, homework, craft projects, a playroom or more. The original servant's bell box is still in place above the door. In every room period features such as this have been lovingly retained: tiled fireplaces, decorative cornices, picture rails, servant bells panelled doors with individual keys, and leaded windows of varying sizes, to name just a few. The three public rooms are located at the back of the house and have wide windows, so they are filled with light and enjoy sweeping views of the secluded back garden. A distinctive loggia/sunroom here is an unusual touch, with French doors opening onto the back patio and the garden beyond.

The feeling of space continues upstairs. The Japanese style balustrade leads to a panelled window overlooking the street and brings light into the stairway. This then leads up to a gallery corridor, along which the four generously sized bedrooms are arranged. The master bedroom has an en-suite and built-in wardrobes. As with downstairs, every room includes beautiful period touches such as the tiled fireplaces and original door knockers are still in place on each door. One of the bedrooms has a view over to the Five Sisters, a significant historic local landmark. There is a family bathroom, a separate toilet and a large walk-in storage cupboard along the corridor.

In typical Arts and Crafts style, the garden is a delightful extension of the house. Approximately a quarter of an acre, it surrounds the home on all sides and has clearly benefited from the care of keen gardeners. With mature trees, flowering shrubs and the backdrop of a stone wall, it's secluded, peaceful and has been designed in different zones. Whether it's a morning coffee, a BBQ party or just a quiet moment to sit and contemplate, there is a perfect spot in the garden. A structured walk takes you past raised beds and a rockery, a mini woodland walk! There is a garage, and a separate workshed.

In a thoughtful touch typical of this home, it features an outdoors w/c complete with external water tap for when you don't want to take muddy shoes indoors.

Balgownie is truly a beautiful, characterful home which exudes a warm and welcoming feeling.

Location and Amenities

*West Calder is a thriving community with shopping, social, sport and leisure facilities
*Excellent local Primary and Secondary Schools are within walking distance
*Close proximity to the M8 and M9 motorway networks giving easy access to Edinburgh (16 miles) and Glasgow (25 miles)
*Mainline rail connections to Edinburgh and Glasgow from West Calder station (0.4 miles)
*National and international flights from Edinburgh Airport - just 15 miles away
*Livingston with its excellent choice of restaurants, retail and entertainment facilities is a mere 3 miles away
*Abundant local countryside and historical features on your doorstep
*With approximately 1/4 acre of land, there is potential for further development in the garden

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  • Property added on 20 May 2022
  • New price Offers over £425,000 as of 17 June 2022
    Was: Offers over £445,000
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