HD Video Available. Dating back to 1780, this magnificent farmhouse has been impeccably and sympathetically refurbished and transformed by the addition of a glass fronted extension in 2006. Enjoying a somewhat secretive and extremely peaceful setting with superb views across the neighbouring fields and countryside, Bankell Farmhouse lies at the end of a lengthy driveway off Strathblane Road, opposite Milngavie’s Craigmaddie and Mugdock Reservoirs. This exquisite home has been within the family for some 97 years as a working Farm and has been a happy home to the current generation of the family for the last 42 of those years offering a peaceful yet convenient setting in which to either raise a family or simply enjoy the semi rural aspects.
The purchaser of Bankell Farmhouse will have the option to purchase the field in front of property. The field is approximately 4.89 acres and includes a small woodland of approximately 0.6 acres. This will be at a fixed price of £50,000 and is in addition to the offer price.
An assortment of wildlife can be enjoyed from the impressive glass fronted extension. The end of the driveway meets Strathblane Road beyond which lies the popular beauty spot and network of walking and cycling paths around the reservoirs which continue further into Mugdock Country Park. The centre of Milngavie is also a short walk with a wide selection of amenities and train station with frequent service to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Across the adjoining field, is the Nuffield Health and Racquets Sports Club with adjoining golf course. The area is served by excellent local schooling along with private schooling available from The Glasgow Academy and The High School of Glasgow junior school campuses situated in Mugdock Road, Milngavie and Ledcameroch Road, Bearsden, respectively.
Sitting proudly within its surroundings, Bankell Farm is orientated to maximise the splendid views across the adjacent fields and offers a particularly handsome family home of seven principal apartments over two levels. Offering a full loop of accommodation, the ground floor begins in the entrance hall which leads to the lounge with ornate fireplace framing a wood burning stove and sliding doors open to the patio and gardens. Across the hall, French doors access the dining room with fitted oak display bookcases, a gas fire and the heart of the home is unquestionably a superb extension which offers three rooms in one including a kitchen open to further dining area and family room. This area features a high vaulted ceiling flooded in light by ten skylight windows, two of which are electrically operated and attention is drawn to the expansive sliding doors which perfectly frame the uninterrupted aforementioned views. This section of the home is heated by underfloor heating connected to the central heating system and there is a further Charnwood, wood burning stove. The kitchen area is formed around a sizeable centre island and is complete with granite and wooden surfaces contrasting beautifully against duck egg tiled splash-backs, a cream Aga cooker and modern ceiling spotlights. There is then a walk in pantry, a utility with Twyfords Belfast sink and clothes drying pulley and a WC / cloaks completes the ground floor. Stairs lead to four sizeable bedrooms, three of which offer fitted wardrobes / storage, one with a sink and the master bedroom features a refitted en suite shower room. Two of the bedrooms also feature window seats providing ideal vantage points from which to enjoy the views and finally, the family bathroom offers a four piece suite including separate shower enclosure with mains shower. Externally, the beautifully kept lawned gardens lead to a generous timber deck with sunken lighting and glass balustrade sections. There is a barked childrens play area and a private driveway provides off street parking and turning space.
The original Farm steading to the rear of the farmhouse has recently been converted and developed forming a courtyard of three further beautiful homes. EPC – Band E
A few things about this property:
- Exquisite, period home
- Panoramic views across surrounding fields and countryside
- Sympathetically refurbished
- Within walking distance of Milngavie town centre
- Opportunity to purchase adjoining field of approximately 4.89 acres
The finer detail:
- Solid oak flooring
- Two Charnwood wood burning stoves
- AGA cooker
- Replacement windows approximately 11 years ago
- Oil fired central heating with newly installed Grant boiler, 2018
- Double glazing
- Underfloor heating within the extension
Milngavie is a town in East Dunbartonshire with a population of approximately 13,000. Located about 6 miles from Glasgow city centre, the town is popular with commuters and is well served by excellent transport links with Milngavie train station linking to Glasgow Central Station.
The town also has a superb range of shops, such as Marks & Spencer and Waitrose amongst others, as well as a selection of restaurants and bars, and a pedestrianised town centre Milngavie also has a number of number of amenities which will be attractive to those with young families including the Virgin Active Gym (now Nuffield Health), Lillie Art Gallery, the local rugby club, tennis club, hockey club and swimming club and a number of scenic parks.