Strath House, Avonbridge, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

  • 3 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms

    Offers Over £550,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

Strath House is a distinctive period home set in well-established and private garden grounds close to the village of Avonbridge in rural West Lothian.

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Property Description

Description
Strath House is a distinctive period home set in well-established and private garden grounds close to the village of Avonbridge in rural West Lothian. The accommodation is laid out over three light and bright and very well finished levels all combining to provide excellent family and guest entertaining space.

The house is of substantial dressed stone construction, the front elevation of distinctive dark stone, quoins, window mullions and doors are all in smooth ashlar, the house is under a slated roof with central flat leaded section. The roofline rainwater goods and soffits are in UPVC, as are some of the downpipes. Internally there has been the careful preservation of past features which have been teamed well with stylish classic and contemporary finishes. Rich restored timbers on skirting’s and facings as well as solid hardwood floors, some retro cast radiators, detailed plasterwork to cornices and roses, feature staircase iron risers, with feature cast iron butlers tray and turned hardwood banister. The kitchen is bespoke and the bathroom fittings are deluxe finish with matching quality ceramics.

Ground Floor
Stained glass outer door to entrance vestibule, with historic flagged floor and coat hooks to side, entrance reception hall also featuring flagged floor and rich exposed timbers, drawing room with bay window formation, York Minster stone fireplace and 5kw log burner, hardwood oak flooring, furniture with concealed TV, half round window, sitting room with pine floor, bay window, hardwood fireplace with 5kw log burner, twin leaf pine and glass doors to dining room. Inner reception hall with part natural exposed stone relief, shelved pantry, shoe cupboard, recessed mat well and door to rear gardens. Well laid out, well fitted bespoke kitchen with polished marble work tops, centre island, ceiling pulley, electric three oven Aga range cooker, fitted furniture, useful store, twin sinks, pleasant casual dining and breakfasting area with booth seating and further stores, cloakroom and wc, utility, mega flow and boiler room.

First Floor
Period timber staircase to first floor upper hallway with large stained glass window at half landing, linen stores, bedroom 1 (master) with working cast iron fireplace in timber surround on polished marble hearth, shallow press and en suite and well finished shower room, bedroom 2 with shallow press, bedroom three (presently set up as dressing room) with shallow press, fine family bath and shower room with freestanding bath, glass shower.   

Second Floor
Secondary staircase in matching style to second floor landing leading to, bedrooms 4 & 5 both with eves space access and 2 x velux windows front and rear, wc/shower room.

Outbuildings
New triple garage structure completed in smooth render and under a slated roof, concrete floor, personal door access, light and power 3 x remotely operated up and over doors. Useful garden shed and equipment store.

Planning
Planning consent remains live for the erection of an additional structure to the eastern side of the new garage, intended to be a games room with fitness and conditioning suite and additional storage. Drawings available on request.

Situation
Strath House has an enviable rural yet highly convenient location about 1 mile to the south of the West Lothian village of Avonbridge and about 6 miles from the county towns of both Linlithgow & Falkirk.

The house is situated just off a quiet single track road and it enjoys a full southerly exposure over own private gardens and grounds.

While rural, Strath House enjoys excellent access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and north of the Forth via the Forth Road Bridge. Junction 4 of the M9 is approximately 5 miles to the north and Junction 4 of the M8 is about 6.5 miles to the south.

Edinburgh International Airport is 19.7 miles to the east together with easy access to the business parks on the western periphery of Edinburgh. Glasgow airport is 40 miles to the west.

Rail connections are also excellent, with commuter stations at Polmont, Linlithgow and Bathgate all offering frequent services to both cities.

Avonbridge has a village primary school and the surrounding district has secondary schooling, the nearest at Polmont/Brightons 4.5 miles. Central Scotland has a number of independent schooling options.

Further and higher education is in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.

The locality offers an extensive range of outdoor and leisure opportunities. For golf enthusiasts in Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Strath House is no exception with a choice of no less than eight good courses all within a 15 to 20 minute drive.   

The village provides a good range of local facilities, pubs, post office and restaurants. Livingston (12 miles) provides extensive shopping facilities in three shopping malls, the McArthur Glen Designer outlet, supermarkets including M&S Simply Food, restaurants, coffee shops and leisure facilities such as gyms and a multi screen cinema. The Gyle shopping centre is 21 miles east on the western periphery and of course Edinburgh central with its rich cultural life is easily accessible.

Glasgow city is about circa 31 miles to the west and (as with most large cities) has an extensive range of retail districts, professional services, higher and further educational services. The Fort, Braehead and Silverburn retail villages are just outside the city of Glasgow.

Gardens
Twin stone gate piers with iron gates to good level blonde gravel surfaced driveway, vehicle turning and hard standing leading to the garage. A terrace at the rear is flagged with a custom built BBQ and chimney, here there is good space for summer furniture and alfresco dining. A well-stocked bark mulched bed has an ornamental rockery and fringed with trees and red berberis. A gravel pathway leads around the property along with a lawn with a drying green. At the front, a level mature lawn with dwarf box hedging at the side. Old stone gate piers and steel gate lead down to further sheltered tiered gardens of lawns, stocked alpine beds, mixed shrubs, bushes and trees at the fringes and a soft fruit cage with strawberries, gooseberries and red currants. The front gardens are bounded by a wall which provides privacy, seclusion and shelter, a number of fruit bearing trees are trained to the wall. About 0.578 acres.

Services
Mains water supply, LPG central heating supported by log burners, double glazing, solar panels, drainage is by private septic tank.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Local Authorities
Falkirk Local Authority
Tel: 01324 506 070

Council Tax
Strath House is in Band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2017/2018 is £2,120 excluding sewerage charges

Travel Directions
From Glasgow proceed in an easterly direction on the M8 for 28 miles to reach Junction 4. Take the exit at Junction 4 turning left on the A801. Continue for 4.4 miles. At the roundabout turn left following signs Westfield and Avonbridge onto the B8047. Continue on the B8047 which becomes the B8028 for 1.6 miles then turn right onto the minor road. Continue for 0.3 miles to find the entrance to Strath House on the right hand side.

From Edinburgh, joining the M8 at the city bypass, proceed for a distance of 14 miles to reach Junction 4. Take the exit at Junction 4 turning right onto the A801 then follow directions as above.

From Edinburgh via the M9, join the M9 at Newbridge, proceed in a north westerly direction for 12 miles taking the exit at junction 4 onto the A801. Continue for 4 miles then turn right onto the B8047 following signs Westfield & Avonbridge. Then follow directions above.