Clyde Property Bearsden
68 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2RH
Coldrach Farm Road, Drymen, Stirlingshire, G63 0EB
‘The Bothy’ is a truly exceptional detached residence set within elaborate garden grounds which afford uninterrupted views over Loch Lomond and the surrounding countryside. Completed in 2019, the home was built by Shoreport Builders who have been building impressive homes in this area for over 30 years and built a reputation for the construction of bespoke houses featuring natural traditional materials mainly stone, slate and timber windows and doors, and internally, oak and other hardwood finishes as well as marble and slate. The home is finished to an exceptionally high standard with an exterior of Denfind stone with contrasting red sandstone quoins and features zinc panels beneath a natural slate roof with several glass apex sections. The stone exterior is complimented by NorDan windows and doors manufactured in Norway using only the finest materials. When creating ‘The Bothy’ it was the owner’s intention to commission a unique design and specification.
Known locally as ‘Millionaires Row’, the setting features a small collection of individually designed homes formed along one side of the secluded access road. ‘The Bothy’ stands on a slightly elevated position and is framed by newly formed stone dyke walls with impressive remote controlled electric gated entrance. Upon entering the wide asphalt drive lined with stone edging and miniature hedgerow you immediately appreciate the expansive garden grounds consisting of manicured lawns, an ornamental pond and a number of young tree complimenting the borders as you proceed towards the house into the large asphalt car parking area. There are eleven principal apartments of four public rooms, seven en suite bedrooms, large dining kitchen and cloakroom as well as a 3 vehicle car port, covered by the raised terrace measuring 8.1 metres by 6.5 metres and affording magnificent panoramic views.
‘The Bothy’ is ideally suited for an expanding family or for those wishing to utilise a particular annexe of the property to operate their business or for a dependent relative or family member. The idyllic setting is located on the northern fringes of the village of Drymen which itself offers a wide array of local amenities including a range of charming village shops and stores, coffee houses, pubs, restaurants and hotels. Drymen Primary School feeds into the excellent Balfron High School and arterial road networks lead to the nearby suburbs of Milngavie and Bearsden, where there is a choice of private schooling options at primary level for both The Glasgow Academy and The High School of Glasgow with a further selection in Glasgow.
Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the home is minutes from Balmaha on the shores of Loch Lomond with a range of water sports on offer and further leisure pursuits in the area include equestrian centres, renowned walking routes to the nearby Conic Hill, Ben Lomond and The West Highland Way, there are numerous cycle paths and walkways in the Queen Elizabeth Forest as well as a number of renowned golf clubs and sports centres. The A809 and A811 both provide approximately 30 minute travel links by car to both Glasgow and Stirling City Centres and also to Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.
Internally, the proportions and specification are immediately evident within the entrance hall where wide engineered oak flooring continues throughout the majority of the ground floor and this entire level is heated by underfloor heating. The enclosed plans will provide a detailed overview of the versatile accommodation on offer however in brief, comprises two inter connecting lounges of some 48’ in combined length complemented by floor to ceiling sliding doors and impressive views. Further public rooms include a gymnasium, family room and the kitchen. The kitchen is formed around a centre island with a range of AEG integrated appliances (Competence double ovens, induction hob, coffee machine, vacuum sealed cooker and warming drawer) and the adjoining utility room offers further allocation for additional appliances. The wonderful views can be enjoyed from the kitchen and adjacent family room which both feature full height sliding doors opening to a patio area and the family room itself features a stone stacked fireplace, log burning stove and vaulted ceiling with glass skylight windows. Two heating systems powered by two separate Worcester Bosch boilers and the versatile design enable the property to be utilised as two dwellings to suit a multi-generational family. As it stands, there are seven en-suite bedrooms, accessed via two separate staircases, at either end of the property, all with fully fitted wardrobes with drawer sets, shoe racks and rails and four have separate dressing areas. The master bedroom on the first floor would make a further public room and French doors open to a glass Juliette balcony affording the impressive views, as does the sizeable elevated terrace off bedroom two.
In summary, ‘The Bothy’ is one of the most impressive homes to grace the market in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in recent years, offering impressive accommodation, specification and an unrivalled setting. EPC - Band C
Craigmaddie Road, Bardowie, East Dunbartonshire, G62 6EX
Built in 1939, this impeccably presented five bedroom detached ‘Arts & Crafts’ villa has been significantly extended and enjoys a wonderful setting overlooking Bardowie Loch. Coming to the market for the first time in nearly 30 years, this already impressive home was enhanced by the addition of a sizeable dining kitchen extension in 2008 where careful consideration to the sympathetic design in order to relate with the wealth of period features contained within. ‘Beechcote’ sits proudly amidst generous garden grounds and the position off Craigmaddie Road ensures open outlooks across the neighbouring fields and countryside to the rear and from the front and most noteably, the two pentagonal corner Oriel windows, affords spectacular views across Bardowie Loch, taking in Bardowie Castle in the distance. The village of Bardowie is surrounded by picturesque countryside and is situated just on the eastern fringes of Milngavie and just to the east of Bearsden, each offering a wide selection of amenities to suit all your daily requirements including shops, restaurants, banks, post office. Bardowie Loch is home to the Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy section and offers weekend sailing lessons, fishing and wild swimming and the area is home to many acclaimed walking routes including those which extend alongside the Allander Water, to Milngavie. Falling within the council of East Dunbartonshire, the location is also well served by excellent schooling at all levels, including the highly acclaimed Baldernock Primary School (situated approx 1 mile from the property) and Douglas Academy High School in Milngavie. The area is also home to a number of renowned golf clubs, active local tennis club, sports centres and nearby transport links include Milngavie train station with regular service to Glasgow and Edinburgh and the A879 Balmore Road continues to Glasgow City Centre.
The property sits amidst generous garden grounds which lie principally to the rear and enjoy high levels of privacy backing onto the adjacent fields. To the front, a lawned garden is complemented by a periphery of plants and shrubs and a charming pedestrian gate opens with a path leading through the charming stone pillared entrance. A gravelled driveway offers parking for several vehicles and leads to the double detached garage with internal and external lighting, power sockets, remotely operated vehicle door and twin doors at the rear, open to the garden. To the rear of the garage, is an adjoining workshop with two Velux windows, power and light. The landscaped rear garden is principally lawned and a choice of seating areas include two paved patios, the larger of which runs along the rear of the property and forming a seamless link to the dining kitchen extension, via a full wall of retracting bi-fold doors. The gardens enjoy high levels of privacy and seclusion bordered by beautifully kept hedgerows.
Internally, this impressive home exudes charm and character and offers far more deceptively spacious accommodation than the front facade belies. The versatile accommodation is formed over two levels and begins in the sitting/garden room and the central entrance hall features a decorative staircase. The sumptuous lounge is flooded in natural light by three separate window arrangements including one of the two pentagonal oriel windows and also features a beautiful focal point fireplace with canopy and gas fire. The formal dining room features an inglenook with further fireplace and French doors return you to the sitting/garden room. There are two separate WC facilities on the ground floor and the heart of the home is without question, the expansive dining kitchen/family room with full wall of bi-fold doors, opening onto the rear garden. Added in 2008, the kitchen offers window shutters with double glazed windows and curved window latches and is formed around a centre island with cream shaker style units with cup handles and wooden surfaces. A range of Siemens appliances include a combination oven, oven, gas hob, fridge and freezer and essentially three rooms in one, the dining/kitchen/ family room is heated by underfloor heating which is powered by the gas boiler. The adjoining utility room offers further wall and base units, dish washer and a rear door to the garden. The ground floor benefits further from a spacious study that could also be used as a fifth bedroom. The ornate staircase takes you to the upper landing, off which are four well sized bedrooms, two with adjoining en suite facilities. The master bedroom also features the second of the two impressive corner window arrangements affording arguably the most impressive views of the loch. The remaining two bedrooms on this level are served by a choice of either a shower room at the far end of the hall or the principal bathroom featuring Laufen sanitaryware, vanity units and two stained glass windows. EPC – Band D
Balmore Road, Bardowie, East Dunbartonshire, G62 6ES
A truly spectacular 6 bedroom detached bungalow which has been extensively refurbished and transformed by the addition of a magnificent rear extension and two significant contemporary dormer extensions. ‘Westways’ is an impressive six bedroom, two public room detached bungalow formed over two levels with expansive gardens at the rear and to the front, affords panoramic views of Bardowie Loch, Bardowie Castle and the Campsie Fells. The extensive remodelling was completed in 2018 and the striking architectural design and orientation were carefully considered in order to maximise the views and gardens, to which a full set of bi fold doors provide a seamless link.
The exclusive hamlet of Bardowie lies on the eastern fringes of both Milngavie and Bearsden and is therefore convenient for a wide selection of shops, supermarkets and amenities contained in both. The area is surrounded by picturesque scenery including a number of acclaimed walking routes including the riverside path alongside the Allander River, to Milngavie. There are a number of local golf courses, equestrian centre, sports centres and Bardowie Loch is home to the Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section offering sailing lessons, fishing and wild swimming. The area is served by excellent local schooling including secondary school tuition at Douglas Academy High School in Milngavie and transport links include a choice of train station at Hillfoot, Bearsden and Milngavie as well as the A879/Balmore Road continuing to Glasgow City Centre.
‘Westways’ is set amidst expansive garden grounds, the majority of which lie at the rear of the property and face in a southerly direction enjoying the best of the days sunlight. The lawned front garden is bordered by a periphery of plants and shrubs and a gravel driveway provides turning space and parking for several vehicles. ‘Westways’ is accessed off a private tarmacadam road just next to the property which is in joint ownership with one adjacent neighbour (Greenways). The sizeable, level rear garden offers two sections of lawn adjoined by an attractive arched hedgerow. A timber deck runs along the entire rear of the property and forms a seamless link to the dining kitchen with a set of fully retractable bi-fold doors. The views of the garden can be enjoyed from the stylish upstairs balcony with glass balustrades which affords beautiful outlooks over the garden, to the tree lined boundary beyond.
Internally, the specification and attention to detail are immediately evident on entering the broad entrance hall where Herringbone parquet oak flooring continues throughout much of the ground floor. The lounge features a box bay window facing the loch, two attractive circular portal windows and also has a focal point fireplace with open fire. The current owners spend much of their time in the superb dining kitchen which opens to a family room and dining area at the far end. The kitchen features a long centre island with breakfast bar and features a selection of integrated appliances including wine chiller, double oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. The family room is formed around an open fire and sits next to ample provision for a dining table and chairs and the room enjoys an abundance of light and views of the garden through three floor to ceiling windows and the aforementioned bi-fold doors. There is an adjoining utility with double Belfast sink and a boot room with access to the garden and also, a deep walk in storeroom. The sleeping quarters include six bedrooms with four upstairs and two on the ground floor, one of which could equally be used as a study. Also on the lower level, a refitted family bathroom with marble effect tiling and contemporary roll top bath, large walk in shower enclosure with rainwater mains shower, oval bowl sink and decorative fireplace. The four upstairs bedrooms all include fitted wardrobes, the master bedroom features a walk in wardrobe and balcony overlooking the rear garden and finally, a further four piece bathroom with bath and separate shower enclosure.
EPC - Band C
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