Clyde Property 2019 – Selling Beautiful Homes Across Scotland
Here at Clyde Property we have had a great year selling homes for people from all walks of life, helping them on their moving journey. Despite the continued Brexit uncertainty and later in the year the General Election, the property market here in Scotland fared well compared to the rest of the UK. Here’s just a small selection of our most viewed properties of this year – looking at them it’s easy to see why! From a castle in Milngavie to a converted flat in Glasgow, here are some of the exceptional properties bought and sold by some exceptional people. If you are considering a move in 2020 talk to your local branch today.
Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire
This was one of the most exceptional properties we have had the pleasure of listing here at Clyde Property! It’s one of Scotland’s most impressive and historically significant homes.
Bardowie Castle is an exceptional category ‘A’ listed castle set amidst majestic grounds of approximately 10 acres including loch frontage of Bardowie Loch. Steeped in history including some of Scotland’s most prominent lairds and reputedly, the infamous Rob Roy MacGregor, the castle contains Scotland’s oldest original Stone Keep dating from the mid 16th century. This magnificent family home has been meticulously restored and refurbished both internally and externally and affords spectacular panoramic views across the expansive gardens and private jetty, to the loch itself.
This property received global attention and was one of our most viewed properties of the year.
Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire
Offers Over £1,350,000
Balmoral Court is an exceptional property, set within the exclusive grounds of Gleneagles Hotel. The house overlooks the first hole of the Queen’s Course and was originally built in the 1970’s. Elements of the property have been substantially refurbished by the current owners to create an excellent, well balanced property with superb open plan accommodation at its centre. The work include new slate pitched roofs, double glazing, reharling, and the installation of underfloor heating, which is zoned and can be controlled remotely. The open plan ground floor living area has engineered oak flooring and there is a wireless music system with speakers to all principal accommodation.
The property is approached from the drive through double external doors which lead to the main front door. Inside, the contemporary open plan accommodation provides an open-plan music room, drawing room and dining room and is spacious and bright, being lit by numerous south facing windows, which overlook the garden and golf course. Between the music room and drawing room there is a substantial glass encased gas fire, which is remotely controlled. From the drawing room, double doors open into the garden, and from the music room, a spiral stair leads up to a mezzanine study, which gives access to the two roof terraces. These are covered in rubber tiles making it comfortable to walk on and safe for children. The kitchen is well appointed with a range of wall and floor units, which incorporate two stainless steel sinks and a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include two electric ovens, an electric hob with griddle and fryer, a dish washer, fridge and freezer. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a door leads to the side of the house where there is a storage area for garden equipment.
Offers over £900,000
Forest House welcomes you to a new adventure in Scotland. A unique opportunity to purchase Forest House, an exceptional five bedroom detached property which sits in a superb location in a quiet rural position to the south east of Dunkeld, and the adjoining town of Birnam.
Set on the banks of the River Tay, Dunkeld and Birnam together provide a wealth of amenities including a railway station, primary school, medical centre, post office, bank, delicatessen, butcher and coffee shops. Local facilities include the Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel which, for members, provides a swimming pool and leisure facilities.
Prospect Road, Dullatur, North Lanarkshire
Offers over £875,000
A once in a generation opportunity to acquire an outstanding Thomsonesque villa that is also a wonderful, welcoming family home. Dunluce is an architectural gem that boasts stunning views, excellent transport links and a peaceful setting.
Dunluce is a truly remarkable detached Thomsonesque villa dating back to circa 1875. Set proudly amidst extensive garden grounds and offering almost 6000 sq ft of accommodation over two levels, this iconic Category A listed, sandstone villa has been painstakingly and sympathetically upgraded with the assistance of Historic Scotland grants including a re-slated and leaded roof.
One of the most architecturally significant properties to grace the Scottish housing market in recent times, Dunluce has all the style of Alexander Greek Thomson. It has exquisite Egypto-Greek period features including sunburst ceiling roses, classical cornicing, original marble fireplaces and a grand staircase with acorn carved newel caps.
With eight bedrooms and offering twelve principal apartments in all, the accommodation includes a south wing with separate kitchen, bathroom, living room and three bedrooms, currently part of the main house, yet could effectively be used to have three generational living or even as a separate letting opportunity. Beautifully maintained and with the gracious proportions of its period, Dunluce offers a once in a generation opportunity to live in an architectural gem that is also a welcoming, warm family home.
Balfron Station, By Drymen, Stirlingshire
Offers over £795,000
Enjoying a truly idyllic setting within 3.5 acres of garden grounds, Lednabra is a magnificent six bedroom former farmhouse which has been painstakingly upgraded and affords lovely southerly views to the Campsie Fells. This magnificent home is formed around a charming courtyard and has been extended over the years to offer 13 principal apartments of almost 6000sqft of living accommodation (or 7200 sq ft including garaging and workshops.) Built in 1891, the property lies on the outskirts of the village of Drymen and although extremely private, is well placed with a good range of nearby village amenities.
Drymen itself offers a library, butcher, grocer, health centre, dentist, chemist, village pubs (including Scotland’s oldest licensed pub, The Clachan Inn), restaurants and two hotels. Drymen Primary School also feeds into the renowned Balfron High School and the area is a haven for outdoor leisure pursuits including an array of low level and more challenging walking routes in the form of the West Highland Way, the Arrochar Alps and Campsie Fells as well as a number of local golf, sailing and tennis clubs. The Eastern shores of Loch Lomond lie only a 10 minute drive from the property and for those with an interest in fishing, the Lake of Monteith and The River Endrick are also closeby.
Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire
Dating back to the late 1870s, ‘Glengyle’ is a significantly extended, five-bedroom, detached, blonde sandstone villa set amidst magnificent walled garden grounds. The home exudes an abundance of charming period features and has been impeccably maintained and upgraded, now offering ten principal apartments over two levels of approximately 3500 sq ft. Situated on the corner of Douglas Avenue and Douglas Gardens, this iconic villa occupies one of Lenzie’s foremost addresses enjoying a leafy, tree lined setting which is home to a number of sizeable, period properties. The attractive sandstone exterior is complimented by a contrasting slate roof. The owners have just installed sash and case double-glazing (in July 2019, carrying a ten year guarantee) to all apartments with the exception of the ground floor extension which already featured modern double-glazing. This enviable position within the heart of Lenzie is well-situated for the acclaimed Lenzie Academy and a wide range of local amenities within the town centre including shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The nearby Lenzie train station provides a frequent rail service to Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield. The area is also home to a number of sports clubs and golf clubs. The M80 provides a high-speed link to Glasgow City Centre (approx. 9 miles away).
This stunning and beautifully presented Victorian terraced villa is set in the extremely popular Morningside district and is the ideal family home within a short walk of all the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants that Morningside has to offer.
The house is approached via private front garden which is bordered by hedging and mainly paved with gravel. Entrance vestibule leads through to the welcoming hallway, with under stair storage cupboard. Spacious bay window lounge with feature living flame gas fire with wooden mantel and surrounds, press cupboard and decorative cornice work. Family room with feature fireplace and doors out to the patio. The dining room flows through to the modern kitchen with a selection of floor and wall mounted units, as well as a four ring induction hob with extractor hood and light, an integrated oven/grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The downstairs also benefits from a modern wet-room including shower, wash-hand basin and WC.
Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire
Set amidst lovely private garden grounds, this four bedroom, semi-detached, period villa has been impeccably and sympathetically refurbished and extends to approximately 2300 sq ft, formed over three levels. Many period features have been retained and sit beautifully alongside more modern fixtures and fittings including detailed cornicing, ceiling roses, stained glass, distinguished fireplaces, a stunning, remotely operated, log effect gas fire, a refitted kitchen and electrically operated driveway gates with camera monitoring system for added peace of mind and privacy. The layout has also been reconfigured to create an expansive family/dining room along the rear, off the kitchen and Whitehill Road itself, remains one of Bearsden’s foremost addresses, situated within the conservation area of Old Bearsden.
Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, G71 8EA
Located within a beautiful red sandstone mansion house which was once a substantial private residence, later a convent and then a boarding school, lies the stunning duplex apartment. The flat retains some wonderful period features and early viewing is advised to appreciate the level of accommodation on offer.
Upon arrival you are welcomed by the extensive residents grounds and a grand driveway which leads to the front of the building. The communal hallway is in keeping with the traditional style of the building and four flats are reached from this hall.
Internally the accommodation comprises, entrance vestibule with magnificent vaulted ceiling, lounge with feature fireplace and two large picture windows taking in views of extensive private gardens, formal dining room/bedroom four, bedroom three with “mezzanine” floor area, large dining kitchen with utility room off and a downstairs bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, the master having a lovely floor to ceiling bay window, walk in wardrobe and ensuite with free standing roll top bath.
A substantial upper duplex conversion of “Haylie Lodge” that boasts some wonderful period detailing and offers a flexible layout. The property occupies the entire upper floor and attic of this handsome blonde sandstone detached home, and offers accommodations via seven apartments set over two floors. The property blends a mixture of stunning period features most notable within the formal lounge, with a large modern kitchen and contemporary main bathroom.
The property is accessed via a private external staircase leading up from a private front garden, driveway and expansive rear garden. Entered through storms doors into vestibule, the complete accommodation extends to; welcoming entrance hallway which leads to a large central hallway providing access off to all main apartments, breathtaking formal lounge which features bay window formation, and exquisite ceiling, cornicing and woodwork detailing, large modern kitchen with a range of base and wall mounted units, sizeable master bedroom, large family room or dining room, and a contemporary main bathroom with three piece suite and separate double shower enclosure completes the lower level accommodation. A staircase leads up to the upper level where there are there additional bedrooms, two of extremely generous proportions and one smaller single room.