OF the estimated 47,000 listed buildings in Scotland at any one time, the majority are category B listed (of regional or more than local importance owing to a particular period, style or building type). Listed buildings chart Scotland’s history and highlight national, regional and local distinctiveness, as shown in the three homes here, says Beverley Brown.
NORTH Lodge is a former gate lodge close to the conservation village of Letham in Fife. Believed to date from the 1830 and originally two houses used for staff at Melville House, it was converted in the 1950s and occupies around 3.6 acres of beautiful garden grounds, a large part of which is woodland. The property also has stables, a garage and shed as well as a vegetable garden and a pond.
The blonde stone facade incorporates leaded windows and an ecclesiastic-style arched front door. The accommodation includes two back-to-back reception rooms connected at one end – a “winter” sitting room and dining room, both with open fire – 21ft sunroom and conservatory and a kitchen with Raeburn range cooker. Upstairs, are four bedrooms, study and main bathroom.
To the east of the house, is a lovely area of deciduous woodland. The house is near Cupar and within easy reach of Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh. Offers over £399,000 are invited by CKD Galbraith’s Cupar office.
NETHER Kirkton House is a landmark building on the rural edge of the East Renfrewshire village of Neilston with scenic views across Glasgow to the Campsie Fells.
The main-door conversion apartment now for sale offers high ceilings and elegant proportions, which includes large sash and case windows to maximize the views.
As well as a large corner lounge, fully fitted dining-size kitchen, three double bedrooms (master en-suite), utility and main bathroom – there is also rear access to a private patio and a communal garden with play park. Fitted on two sides, the kitchen has light wood finish wall and floor units and integrated appliances and is attractively finished with neutral tiled splashbacks and floor. Other notable features include mainly solid oak flooring, picture rails, deep low-level windowsills and neutral décor throughout.
Neilston village is a short drive from the M77 and The Avenue shopping centre in Newton Mearns and is within the catchment area for Eastwood High School. For sale through Slater Hogg & Howison’s Paisley office at offers over £229,000.
LANGSIDE is one of the oldest and most historic areas in the south side of Glasgow which is said to be the scene of a battle watched over by Mary, Queen of Scots.
Among some of the area’s grandest homes is the B-listed former Boswell Hotel. Flat 1/1 is a contemporary-styled ground floor apartment that has been carefully upgraded by the present owner to a very high standard – essentially showhome condition throughout.
Spanning an overall floor area of 1,110 sq ft, the layout comprises entrance hall leading to an almost 30ft long open-plan bay-windowed living/dining room overlooking residents’ gardens, high-spec fitted kitchen, spacious wet room with double shower area and two double bedrooms – master with en-suite shower room and dressing room. The property, close to cafés and shops, also includes private parking, security entry and communal gardens. Offers over £199,950 are invited by Aberdein Considine’s Shawlands office.