With first class equestrian infrastructure and land, a lovely rural bungalow with far reaching southerly aspects.
Guardbank is a country cottage property located on the Acre Valley Road, which is the minor road leading in a northerly direction out of the Torrance settlement. The minor road becomes a privately owned (4 owners) surface which, in the comparatively recent past has been resurfaced in black asphalt and is in is in very good condition.
The property is a pretty detached cottage type house of white painted harled exterior with contrasting colour painted smooth ashlar at window mullions and door facings, the whole is under a good slated roof.
Outer door to reception hall with tiled floor and detailed inlay, electrical switchgear, door to sitting room with log burner on raised tiled fireplace, hearth and chimney breast, open plan to bright dining room with full width patio doors overlooking and providing access to terrace and gardens. Fitted kitchen with black polished marble worktops, door to general purpose store and access to attic space, utility and boiler room, door to rear gardens, drying pulley. Bedroom 1 with dual aspect windows and storage cupboard, bedroom 2 again dual aspect and with mirrored wardrobes.
Detached garage with concrete floor and up and over door, light and power. Summer house/garden room at rear with colonial style veranda. 1 garden shed, 2 tack rooms and 2 feed stores
Twin steel gates in stone gate piers to gravel surfaced driveway with good vehicle hardstanding and parking space in front of the garage. Front lawn bounded by a combination of stone wall, hedging and featuring tall mature birch and beech trees. Sheltered patio at the rear fringed by raised and well stocked rockery bed. Further lawn at the rear bounded by stone wall and hedging and fringed with tall mature tree life underplanted with rhododendrons.
Guardbank is a registered farm with a farm code 827/0144.
In all there are 11 loose boxes.
A white painted harled structure has 4 loose boxes at the front and 3 at the rear. Overhung canopies provide dry space for grooming and handling.
A detached timber structure has a further 4 loose boxes.
Ancillary tack, feed and general purpose stores supporting the livery infrastructure.
All weather, fenced and floodlit, sand surfaced ménage.
In all the land holding extends to about 29.52 acres (11.95ha).
13 acres (5.27 ha) lies to the south east of the minor road. Field shelter.
16.52 acres (6.68ha) lies to the north west of the minor road.
The land is to permanent pasture, it is all in hand and is utilised for the turning out of horses, grazing, and to produce single crop haylage.
The land is well fenced, walled and hedged with free swinging gates and is easy accessed from the minor road and internal gates. The red burn forms part of the boundary on the south eastern side.
A hard core stackyard and vehicle/horsebox hardstanding is on the western land as well as a concrete midden.
Guardbank is detached rural cottage located about 0.75 miles from the popular East Dunbartonshire village of Torrance.
Torrance is one of the village settlements that are at the foothills of the Campsie Fells almost mid-way between Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie.
Torrance village has local shops and services that cater for everyday needs and requirements, There are a number of local provisions stores, shops, eateries, health centre, bakery, post office, chemist and a number of pleasant country type pubs.
Torrance has an excellent primary school with an enviable reputation from where the pupils are permitted transfer to Boclair Academy. There are a number of nearby recreation parks and as with most parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course the nearest being at Balmore.
The nearby towns of Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Bearsden and Milngavie all offer further enhanced retail and professional services.
Glasgow city centre is about 6 miles to the south north via the A803 trunk road and as with most major cities has an extensive range of retail, higher educational, leisure and professional services.
As well as good local trunk roads (A803), the M80 is close by and leads to the main motorway networks of central Scotland, there is a good local bus service to and from the city and the nearest mainline rail station is at Lenzie (4.5 miles).
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, oil fired central heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Guard Bank is in Band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £1,516.34.
EPC rating F.
East Dunbartonshire Council
From Glasgow city centre proceed in an easterly direction on the M8 motorway. Exit left at junction 15 signposted Springburn A803. Continue on the A803 and through Bishopbriggs for 4.3 miles. At the roundabout follow signs A807 signposted Bearsden, Milngavie, Torrance. Proceed on the A807 (Torrance Road) for 0.7 miles. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the B822 signposted Torrance Lennoxtown. Continue on Torrance Main Street for 0.3 miles to reach the traffic lights. Bear left at the lights onto West Balgrochan Road, continue for a further 0.3 miles, immediately after the speed derestriction signs, turn right onto the minor Acre Valley Road. Continue along Acre Valley Road for 0.4 miles to find Guard Bank on the right hand side.