As locations go, Robert Owen’s historic village of New Lanark by the Falls of New Lanark terrace will be restored to create seven townhouses, writes Beverley Brown
Clyde is in a league of its own – and now there is one last opportunity to live in the heart of this World Heritage Site. Double Row, a fine Georgian terrace built to house millworkers, is being painstakingly restored and next month seven townhouses will be offered for sale as "restored shells".
What was previously a dilapidated and derelict terrace is being completely refurbished to conservation grade standard and remodelled into seven townhouses. Once the scaffolding is removed the row will look much as it did when it was constructed in the 1790s and although the new owners will have a free hand to complete the interiors in any way they wish, there are strict covenants regarding the exteriors, which rules out satellite dishes or other paraphernalia that could detract from the overall look.
The Trust is hoping to attract buyers who will take a sympathetic approach, to these rare and beautiful buildings. "The Double Row properties are the last ones to be restored, there are no more after this, which makes them even more special. Anyone who buys a home here will live in an exceptionally well restored historic building and be able to bring their imagination and flair to the interior," said Catriona Burnett of the New Lanark Trust.
Viewings have been arranged for December 1 and 2 by appointment through Rettie’s Newton Mearns office.