Property SummaryA handsome category "C" Listed two storey detached villa set within secure woodland gardens which extends to circa 2.5 acres.
The accommodation which is light, bright and spacious is laid out over two levels. Whitebanks is of substantial blonde sandstone construction under a dark grey slated roof, the house features the careful and sensitive preservation of many period features including stained glass, decorative plaster ceiling roses, cornices and picture rails. The property is situated amid pleasant, sheltered and well-tended grounds which extend to circa 2.5 acres in all.
Outer storm door to entrance vestibule, inner front door to generous entrance hallway, informal sitting room/potential 5th bedroom, exposed Edinburgh press, gas fireplace with marble surround. Formal sitting room, living flame effect, gas fire. From hall, Edinburgh press, step down to family bathroom, with new shower, free-standing Victoria + Albert bath and mirror TV. Wine storage cupboard, under stair stores with boiler and electrical switch gear. Fitted and integrated country style kitchen, space for informal dining/breakfasting with French doors to informal sitting room/TV snug, exposed Edinburgh press. Door to rear hallway, access to partly integrated utility/boot room. French doors to conservatory, doubling as informal sitting and dining rooms, additional French doors to greater gardens, door from rear to side gardens.
Period staircase with ornate newel to first floor landing, leading to bedroom 1 with marble surround fireplace, 1 x Edinburgh press, bedroom 2, family shower room. Steps lead from the first-floor landing to a further upper hallway with 2 x storage cupboards, bedroom 3 with fitted wardrobes, further access to eves space, bedroom 4 with bay window formation.
Triple garage structure completed in blonde
sandstone brick and under a dark
grey slated roof, concrete floor, personal
door access, light and power 3 x up and
over doors. Greenhouse, timber gazebo.
Via wrought iron electric gates to good level tarmac surfaced driveway, vehicle turning and hard standing leading to the garage. The front garden is mainly to lawn with assorted shrubbery and border bushes at the fringes and bounded by a shallow blonde sandstone brick wall topped with wrought iron fencing. A paved pathway leads around the property and via a timber gate to a lawn with a drying green and greenhouse; the gardens are spectacular and can be enjoyed from the alfresco dining area at the rear of the property. Steps lead from rear gardens to mono block vehicular turning and hard standing, direct access to greater gardens through assorted shrubbery and border bushes, generous gardens extend to circa 2.5 acres and comprise of flower beds and well looked after lawns, water features include a central pond, the River Calder meanders through the rear boundary. The gardens are colourful and inviting and are bounded mainly by a substantial wrought iron fence which in turn provides privacy, seclusion and security.
Whitebanks is located in mid Lanarkshire in the pretty village environs of Bonkle which is just to the east of Newmains. Whitebanks is the last house on the eastern side of the village and fringes open countryside and woodlands.
Its location in middle Lanarkshire means that it offers excellent commuter benefits for those who are required to work in both the Scottish main cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The property sits within close proximity to plenty of local amenities including a large 24 Hour Super Store, a post office, as well as a good range of local shops and every day provisions stores as well as the local health centre.
There are primary schools at Allanton and Newmains as well as a number of secondary schools which include Clyde Valley High School.
Wishaw and the surrounding towns of Carluke, Motherwell and Hamilton provide access to a further selection of good schools as well as numerous retail and leisure facilities.
Further and higher education are available in both Glasgow & Edinburgh as well as a complete range of professional, retail and leisure services and to which there is convenient and easy access via a regular bus service.
Main line railway stations are situated nearby at Cleland, Shotts and Wishaw. The A73 & the A71 lead to the main M8 and M74 Motorway corridors which link central Scotland and beyond.
Glasgow airport is 28.6 miles away to the west and Edinburgh Airport is 26.8 miles to the east, both airports offer regular scheduled international and domestic flights.