Focus: Suburbs

Focus: Suburbs
Frenchmill Cottage

GLASGOW’s suburbs are the mainstay for family house buyers, particularly those offering a wide choice of house styles in well-regarded school catchment areas. And occasionally, the market includes one-off properties not usually associated with suburbia. Here are three that currently stand out from the crowd …

LOCATED 10 miles north of Glasgow is Milton of Campsie, a village that has grown steadily in recent years. Sharing a G66 postcode with nearby Kirkintilloch  and  Lennoxtown, these  former  villages  are  now popular commuter  areas.
Frenchmill Cottage is a former mill set in three-quarters of an acre in the heart of the village. Upgraded and modernised, the contemporary interior displays style and substance in equal measure in a two-storey layout comprising L-shaped hall, cloakroom, 22ft lounge/dining room with French doors onto a large deck, breakfasting kitchen,  shower room and a family/sitting room.
Upstairs are three double bedrooms and an attractive bathroom. The property also has a paved patio and a double garage/workshop with a shower room and a 26ft room on the upper floor – currently a games room. The garden extends to the Glazert River at the rear.
Ideal for schools, shops and road links, Frenchmill Cottage is for sale with Countrywide’s Kirkintilloch office at offers over £385,000.

DUMBRECK, a leafy residential area on the South side of Glasgow close to local amenities, Bellahouston Park and road/rail links, has one property currently for sale on Rowan Road that warrants attention for its size, but more so for its original Arts and Crafts features.
Extended to provide accommodation over three levels, the Victorian workmanship is most notable in the L-shaped reception hall, which displays the original terrazzo tiled floor and broad timber staircase and balustrade with carved motifs and cut-outs, rising to a superb stained and leaded window on the half landing.
Off the hall is a cloakroom, bay windowed formal lounge with ornately carved timber fireplace and oak flooring, formal dining room and adjacent sitting room, also with feature fireplace and wood-burning stove, and off the sitting room is a large dining/kitchen with French doors to the garden.
The first floor houses three spacious double bedrooms and family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower, while another staircase continues up to a fully lined loft area that could be a fourth bedroom.
The property is complemented by an attractive front garden, monobloc side driveway and sizeable fully enclosed rear garden with a private suntrap patio. For sale with Slater Hogg & Howison’s Shawlands office at offers over £399,000.

ORIGINALLY dating from the 18th century when the leafy south-side suburb of Burnside would have been open countryside, The Farmhouse is a unique character home within a quiet courtyard/steading setting shared with just two other individual properties – a private location that provides views to Ben Lomond from the upstairs windows.
This former farmhouse’s other ace card is its fully refurbished interior, which is more classic/contemporary as opposed to country/rustic, although with more than enough original architectural elements to lift it out of the ordinary. It also offers two floors of accommodation, making it eminently suited to family living.
At ground level is a central entrance hall leading to a dual aspect lounge on one side, and a utility and two interconnected rooms on the other side – open-plan dining/sitting room and a near 20-ft dining/family kitchen with access to an adjoining conservatory/boot room at the rear with access to the enclosed rear garden.
To find a property such as this with real age and character in a suburban setting only a short drive from Burnside and East Kilbride is rare – details from Corum’s Shawlands office, which invited offers over £325,000.

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