£440,000 Offers over
***CLOSING DATE SET - FRIDAY 24TH JUNE AT 12 NOON***
59 Marjoribanks Street is a very attractive period stone cottage that opens up into a surprisingly spacious family home. With three public rooms, four bedrooms and an outbuilding with fantastic conversion potential, it offers huge flexibility to a family looking to update it and create a very special home in the heart of the friendly Bathgate community. It is on the market now for the first time in 50 years, and is a rare opportunity to own a unique character home in a convenient central Scotland location.
EPC Rating - Band F
Bathgate is popular with families who wish to take advantage of its many social and leisure opportunities in an active town community, whilst also being centrally placed between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The railway line and nearby motorway network make for fast access to the cities. Marjoribanks is one of the town's most sought-after streets, thanks to its varied period architecture and location within walking distance of both the railway station and Bathgate town centre.
From the outside, it's hard to believe how much space this home offers. There are two public rooms at the front - a lounge on one side with a bay window, and a dining room on the other side which has been fitted with a bar. At the end of the front hallway, stairs lead enticingly up under an archway, and the hallway gives access to the buzzing heart of the home at the back of the house. Here, a family room with a TV nook leads though to the kitchen, which overlooks the back garden. This is an area that works hard for a busy family, with plenty of storage for coats and shoes near the back door, a walk-in pantry and understair storage. There are some delightfully quirky elements to the way this area has evolved, as well as potential to remodel and consolidate the spaces if desired. Period décor features throughout will give depth of character to the finished project, such as the mosaic tiled entrance porch, the intricate cornices in the hallway and lounge, and Edinburgh press shelving recesses.
There is a further room the ground floor which is currently furnished as a bedroom. There is also a shower room downstairs, and plenty of generous storage spaces designed into the rooms. Upstairs, the accommodation maximises the roof area and is arranged on two sides of the central landing, giving a feeling of space whilst the interesting shapes created by this layout make for inviting, characterful areas. The family bathroom on one side of the landing is a generous size. From all windows, both ground floor and upstairs, the outlook includes historic elements bringing in a sense of enduring calm the stone walls of the gardens, and the dignified buildings in the neighbourhood. From the two double bedrooms, the spire of St John's Parish Church is visible rising above the mature trees beyond the back fence-line.
The garden here contains the best surprise: a large outbuilding that started life as a stable block with hayloft, and has been used in various ways over the years including as a garage and band practice den. This building is ready to be converted into extra accommodation, a studio, a stunning party space, workshop, gym - there are endless possibilities, subject to planning consent. The history of the home is traced in the stone brick paving that leads to this stable block and the south-facing long back garden is framed by lovely stone walls and a backdrop of mature trees. With a paved dining area, lawn and raised beds, it is already ready to welcome a new family.
Vestibule 1.4m x 1.4m
Hallway 4.8m x 1.4m
Lounge 5.14m x 3.7m
Dining Room 3.65m x 3.4m
Family Room 3.7m x 5.1m
Kitchen 3.39m x 2.46m
Shower Room 1.92m x 1.42m
Bedroom 3 4.7m x 3.2m
Bathroom 2.7m x 2.7m
Bedroom 1 5.7m x 3.6m
Bedroom 2 5.7m x 3.2m
Bedroom 4 2.6m x 1.8m
Upper Hallway 1.8m x 1.7m
*please note all measurements are approximate and taken from widest point.
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