A converted former school building set in the midst of the pretty Lanarkshire Countryside.
The Old School was originally built in 1875 as the village school and was converted into residential accommodation 14 years ago.
The house is very well presented and over the years has been the subject of an on-going programme of improvement and general maintenance.
The outer door leads to entrance vestibule with general purpose/electrics cupboard, a glass door leads to the entrance hallway with well proportioned under stairs store. The well fitted dining sized kitchen with integrated appliances is bright with dual aspect window formation. The kitchen is fitted with quality modern solid oak units with granite work tops by Palazzo Kitchens. The Rangemaster electric range cooker has a ceramic hob and feature granite splash back. A hallway leads to bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes, bedroom 2 with built in cupboard, good sized family bathroom with electric shower over bath and an outer door to the side gardens.
The original staircase was replaced 3 years ago by Neville Johnston with a modern design featuring oak treads and handrail with glass balustrade. This gives access to the lounge with coombed ceiling and south facing velux windows giving wonderful views over the Clyde Valley, bedroom 3 with built in wardrobes providing excellent storage space, shower room with corner shower and bedroom 4.
Secure metal shed and general purpose shed.
Gardens & Grounds
Blonde brick columns to black hardtop shared driveway flanked by whin chips with ornamental dwarf conifer, border bushes and shrubbery. Flagstone paving from the front door leads around the house to the secure gate leading to the side garden. There is a monoblock parking bay and slabbed BBQ area to the front all bounded by a blonde brick wall.
The Old School is situated in the pretty Lanarkshire hamlet of Braidwood and is surrounded by pleasant open countryside.
Braidwood itself is a pleasant Lanarkshire village surrounded by some of the Clyde Valley's most attractive countryside and yet is only 23 miles from Glasgow City Centre and 40 miles from Edinburgh. Carluke (2.8 miles) and Crossford (1.5 mile) provide good local shops and amenities, which adequately cater for everyday needs and requirements.
Lanark (3.5 miles) is the pretty and famous market town of the Clyde Valley. Primary schooling is available in Braidwood and secondary schooling is provided in Carluke as well as a grammar school at Lanark. Hamilton has the nearest independent school and both Glasgow and Edinburgh have a combination of day and boarding schools. Lanark has excellent local shops and services that comfortably cater for everyday needs and requirements. Hamilton (15 miles) provides more extensive shopping, professional, private educational services.
Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres remain within comfortable commuting distances and as with most major cities both offer all the shopping, cultural and leisure facilities associated with major international centres. Glasgow Airport (30 miles) and Edinburgh Airport (25 miles) provide regular internal and international flights.
New Lanark (4 miles) is a world heritage site with an award winning visitor centre which attracts visitors from all over the world. New Lanark is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village nestled in the spectacular south Lanarkshire valley close to the Falls of Clyde. New Lanark is still a living community. The village is in the care of an independent charity. Profits from the hotel and visitor attraction help the trust continue to restore and maintain the historic village.
Surrounding countryside offers much in the way of outdoor pursuits, fishing is available by permit on a number of local lochs and rivers. The surrounding quiet country roads provide extensive walks and cycle ways and as with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Braidwood is no exception with courses in nearby Carluke and Lanark with its historic golf club and a challenging 18 hole parkland course.
From Glasgow City Centre proceed heading east on the M8. After 8 miles take exit 8 onto the M73 and after 1 mile bear left onto M74. Continue south on the M74 for 7 miles taking exit 7 onto the Lanark Road (A72). Proceed along Lanark Road for approx 2 miles. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Cornsilloch Brae/A71. Continue on the A71 for 0.5 miles and then left onto Lanark Road. Continue for 3.7 miles and then turn left onto Braidwood Road. Contine for 1.5 miles and the destination can be found on your left hand side.