HD Video Available. Set amidst grounds of around three acres on the banks of Loch Lomond, The Moorings is an impeccably finished home occupying a slightly elevated setting affording truly magnificent, south-westerly views across Loch Lomond and the Conic Hill. The home was architecturally designed in 1988 and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and the orientation of this unique property is such that the staggeringly beautiful views can be enjoyed from almost every aspect. The accommodation is formed on one level and should therefore suit a wide demographic from growing families to those looking to downsize and this re-modelled layout essentially offers seven principal apartments of four bedrooms and three public rooms plus an impressive dining kitchen. Situated on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, the village of Balmaha enjoys a beautiful setting within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Surrounded by picturesque scenery with a range of acclaimed walking routes nearby including those to the local beauty spot of the Conic Hill and forms part of the West Highland Way with walks continuing northbound, along the shoreline, to Rowardennan. The village is a popular destination for tourists and day-trippers from Glasgow and includes a Visitors Centre, The Oak Tree Inn pub and restaurant, village store and offers a wide selection to suit the outdoor enthusiast including cycling and horse riding paths, boat hire, kayaking and a choice of nearby golf clubs. Balmaha falls within the catchment area of Balfron High school and Balmaha Road links to the nearby village of Drymen and further afield to Stirling and Glasgow.
The gardens extend to around three acres in total and are accessed via remote
controlled gates where a lengthy tarmacadam driveway provides parking for a number of vehicles and continues to the double garage with remote co door, power, lighting and at the rear, accesses a laundry room, gardener’s WC and the rear garden. The gardens include expanses of lawn interspersed with plants and shrubs with the principal section facing a south-westerly direction towards the Loch. A sizeable timber deck is accessed via three sets of French doors along the rear of the property and provides an ideal platform from which to enjoy the views. There are raised beds, a greenhouse, a workshop/studio and a pathway meanders over a small bridge with sunken lighting, at the foot of the gardens, leading to a lodge surrounded by a further area of decking. The gardens are surrounded by timber and deer fencing and a gate accesses a further area of garden where a network of pathways lead through woodland.
The proportions and specification are immediately evident on entering the impressive entrance hall with lovely large, square, porcelain tiles and leads to the drawing room with open fire and French doors to the deck and gardens. The versatile layout continues in the form of the lounge opening to sitting room (formerly two rooms) with contemporary log burning stove and with sliding doors to what is unquestionably the heart of the home, the beautiful refitted dining kitchen which was installed in October 2015. Flooded in natural light, the kitchen is formed around a centre island with adjoining dining area, a breakfast bar, Corian surfaces and includes a contemporary, wall-mounted, vertical radiator, an integrated induction hob with pop-up extractor, a combination oven/microwave and plate warming drawer. Further French doors then access the gardens and two additional sets of doors lead to both the lounge and return you to the hallway.
A utility room provides a useful link to the garage where at the far end, is the aforementioned laundry room, gardener’s WC and door to the garden. The sleeping accommodation comprises four bedrooms, three of which feature fitted wardrobes and all have adjoining, en-suite facilities. Bedroom four has an adjoining WC, bedrooms two and three have an en-suite shower room and en-suite bathroom and the master bedroom suite includes two sets of fitted wardrobes, further French doors offering the views of the Loch and access to the decking and finally, a magnificent refitted, four piece, en-suite bathroom (installed October 2015) complete with modern roll-top bath, large shower enclosure with mains shower, heated towel radiator, wave tiling and underfloor heating. The specification also includes a replacement boiler and Worcester Bosch unvented cylinder (in 2015) serving the oil fired central heating system. There is also double-glazing and a video entry system for the electric gates. EPC - Band D
A few things about this property:
- Situated on the banks of Loch Lomond with spectacular views across the Loch and surrounding countryside
- Recently undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment
- Finished to an uncompromising specification
- Offering accommodation on one level
- Set amidst elaborate gardens grounds of approximately three acres
- A short walk from the centre of the village of Balmaha
The finer detail:
- Drawing room and kitchen open on to large deck facing Loch Lomond
- High quality kitchen installed October 2015 with Corian surfaces, island and integrated appliances
- All four double bedrooms have en-suite facilities
- Double glazing
- Oil fired central heating with Worcester Bosch boiler and unvented cylinder installed 2015
- Electronic gates with video entry
Since the mid 1800's, Bearsden grew steadily due to its new rail links to Glasgow and today it is firmly established as one of the most desirable and indeed affluent areas to live in Scotland. With such a diverse range of amenities on offer, Bearsden and Milngavie residents enjoy a wide selection of shops and supermarkets, with Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Asda and Tesco all found locally. There are numerous coffee shops and bars in the area and a number of restaurants cater for every taste.
The area boasts bowling and tennis clubs, sports centres and no fewer than seven golf courses, all within ten minutes' drive. There is even an outdoor dry ski slope! For those who love the outdoors, Bearsden and Milngavie have a number of picturesque parks and outdoor spaces, with the start of the West Highland Way found in the centre of Milngavie. Mugdock Country Park is nearby and some of Scotland's finest scenery is only a short drive away.
There are a number of excellent nursery and primary schools in the area, with the highly regarded independent schools of The High School of Glasgow and Glasgow Academy having their junior schools nearby. Bearsden Academy and Boclair Academy are consistently high performers and offer secondary education in the state sector. Four train stations serve the area with direct services to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, numerous bus routes into the city centre and an international airport only fifteen to twenty minutes' drive away, Bearsden is a hard act to follow!