MID-range properties priced between £200,000 and £250,000 form 20 per cent of the overall property market in Scotland and right now buyers are spoilt for choice, including these three one-off homes priced below £250,000…
MAULDSLIE Estate in the Clyde Valley originally formed part of the Great Caledonian Forest and the East Lodge, a distinctive Gothic-style detached cottage dating from 1830, is for sale.
The blond sandstone beauty has steeply pitched rooflines, a projecting bay window, vaulted ceiling, and other embellishments typical of Victorian exuberance – ornate bargeboards, tall chimney, exaggerated finials and leaded windows. Internally, the accommodation comprises two reception rooms, conservatory with French doors to the garden, modern fitted kitchen, master bedroom, 14ft bathroom (with roll-top bath) and a second loft bedroom accessed by a pull-down ladder. The property has previously had planning to provide a further three bedrooms and second bathroom.
Standout features include a fireplace and open fire in the bay-windowed living room, fully-tiled bathroom, and a fully fitted stylish kitchen with range cooker, integrated appliances and solid wood work surfaces. East Lodge also has sizeable garden grounds incorporating a large decked area with lighting, chipped driveway, ample parking and a detached double garage with remote-controlled doors and attic space accessed by pull-down ladder. Different and desirable in terms of looks and location, East Lodge is for sale at offers over £245,995 with Location’s Hamilton office.
CURRENTLY run as a successful home and B&B business, Seabank is a substantial five-bedroomed semi-detached house in Arrochar, which provides spectacular views over Loch Long to hills commonly known as the Arrochar Alps.
Recently upgraded, the adaptable two-storey layout incorporates a ground floor dining room/sun lounge, modern fitted kitchen, office/fifth bedroom, and two en-suite bedrooms – master with additional dressing room/nursery or child’s bedroom. Upstairs are two further bedrooms, large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower, and a spacious 22ft L-shaped living/dining room with multi-fuel stove
and loch views to the front.
Seabank has attractive gardens, a detached garage and a static caravan.
Part of Dunbartonshire until local government reorganisation in 1975, Arrochar now falls within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park – but has the added benefit of a nearby railway station and road access to Dumbarton and Glasgow. Offers over £245,000 are invited by Slater Hogg & Howison’s Helensburgh branch.
OLD Coastguard Cottage is a unique property in Burnmouth, a quaint fishing village on the Berwickshire coast – the last village in Scotland before the Border. Built in 1850, the cottage combines character, comfortable family accommodation and outstanding views – all of which make it an attractive proposition as a holiday let or weekend retreat.
Configured to make the most of the views, the lower ground floor houses a master bedroom with adjoining shower room and two further double bedrooms, while the split-level upper level has an open-plan kitchen with a dining area in a bay window with panoramic coastal views, living room, bathroom and utility. And there are two staircases – one in the living room leading only to the master bedroom below; the other in the kitchen/dining area.
For sale with Rettie’s Berwick upon Tweed office, Old Coastguard Cottage has a guide price of £230,000.