MIDDLE market properties, as in those priced around £300,000 form the busiest sector of the property market – and right now choice is at a peak for both town and country homes. Here are three that also have an edge in terms of individual design… writes Beverley Brown
CELLE is an exemplary B-listed farmhouse-style property in Kinfauns, on the outskirts of Perth that will have maximum sway with commuters ... not least because of its character and space.
Set in expansive gardens, the main entrance is via a south-facing fully glazed conservatory seating area. On either side are single storey bedroom wings – four double bedrooms including an en-suite master bedroom (with external access, which offers potential as a granny flat), plus laundry/utility and a luxurious family bathroom. On the floor above is a 25ft drawing room and a contemporary fitted dining kitchen.
Offers over £350,000 are invited by Aberdein Considine’s Perth office.
IN the West End of Glasgow, a newly constructed detached mews property in Royal Terrace Lane offers a rare opportunity to acquire a quirky and desirable home in the city’s sought after Park area.
Created by architect John McManus of MCM Consultants and interior designer Anne Hinshelwood, the mews is larger than it looks with accommodation spread over three levels. It also makes clever use of space and orientation to maximize natural light, while quality fixtures and fittings are evident throughout – most notably in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Downstairs, a lovely sitting room/third bedroom has French doors opening onto a private rear courtyard and a solid oak staircase continues to the first floor, where the scene-stealer is a superb open-plan living/dining room with Living Flame fire, wood flooring and full-width folding doors to a Paris-style balcony. A half-landing houses the 18ft master bedroom suite, while the top floor has a second en-suite bedroom. The mews also has an integral garage.
Offers over £310,000 are invited by Corum’s Byres Road office.
KILDONAN Courtyard, near Barrhill in South Ayrshire, is a multiple property from the Arts and Crafts era that offers scope for three generation family living, a home-based business and generating a letting income.
Set within Kildonan Estate, the Courtyard comprises the greater part of an impressive stable block plus attached cottages, former stables and garaging, all arranged around a central courtyard. The principal Garden House and The Bothy have two bedrooms, while the larger attached Battery House has an L-shaped layout and three bedrooms. Planning consent also exists to convert the former stables and garaging. This is an exceptional property with immense potential – and all for sale at offers over £275,000 with CKD Galbraith in Ayr.