HD Video Available. A truly stunning, ‘C’ listed, two storey conversion within Bearsden’s iconic Chesters house which is a classical Victorian villa forming the centrepiece of the Thorngrove Park development by Westpoint Homes. One of four properties within this beautiful, blonde sandstone villa, Number 2 has been painstakingly and sympathetically renovated and reconfigured and offers impeccably finished accommodation over two levels with main door access yet retains a host of magnificent features. The property offers around 2000 sq ft of versatile accommodation plus a private terraced garden and offers a flawless interior and impressive period features. This peaceful, tree lined development is situated within the prestigious Thorn area of Bearsden next to Thorn Park, Bearsden Golf Club and lawn tennis club and is within easy walking distance of the wide choice of amenities available at Bearsden Cross. The area is served by excellent local schooling, the Junior School campus of the High School of Glasgow can be found on Ledcameroch Crescent beyond which, Bearsden station provides a frequent service to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Internally, the striking first impressions begin within the entrance hall and are merely the foundations of this extremely special and truly unique property. The L shaped entrance hall contains cloakroom storage and at the far end, two beautiful, leaded glass windows and door lead to the sitting room beyond which, is the beautiful lounge/drawing room complete with deep bay window recess which is currently utilised as a dining area and as a focal point, contains the intricately detailed, original fireplace which is beautifully carved and complimented on either side by leaded glass windows, the old servants’ bell pushes and is now enhanced by a limestone, inset fireplace containing a remotely operated Gazco gas fire. The uncompromising specification continues in the kitchen with granite surfaces, integrated Neff appliances, atmospheric ceiling lighting and the retractable window shutters compliment two floor to ceiling windows and French doors which open to the charming patio and garden. The sitting room area is also beautifully decorated including a feature wall of thistle motif wallpaper by Timorous Beasties which continues in the downstairs WC and a utility/storage cupboard completes the ground floor. A hand painted staircase leads to the expansive, galleried landing which is wood-panelled to dado height and is illuminated by tall windows and two remotely operated, ceiling Velux. These glimpses of technology continues with a remotely operated attic hatch with retractable ladder and the accommodation continues in the form of two expansive, double bedrooms, bedroom one featuring a dressing area with fitted wardrobes leading to the stunning en-suite with three lovely stained glass windows, bath, separate shower enclosure with mains shower, large rainwater showerhead and heated towel radiator. The bathroom completes the accommodation and both are tiled with Porcelanosa tiling and feature Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware. EPC – Band D
A few things about this property:
- One of Bearsden’s most exclusive developments
- Meticulously upgraded and decorated by the current owner
- Lovely, enclosed, private garden terrace
- Private visitors and residents parking
- Convenient for schooling, amenities and transport
The finer detail:
- Magnificent, original, carved fireplace
- Further features include detailed cornicing, bell pushes, wood panelling and stained and leaded glasswork
- Gas central heating with modern, column radiators
- Fully retractable, wooden slatted window shutters
- Quality kitchen, bathroom and en-suite fittings including granite surfaces, Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware, Hansgrohe, Neff appliances
- Galleried landing
- High ceilings
What we love about our house
The first time I saw Chesters House I knew it was something special! The historical features that have been saved sit easily alongside their modern counterparts which makes it a truly comfortable home. The layout is unique as it has both upstairs & downstairs and a lovely patio which I have thoroughly enjoyed.\nThe location is great for shopping, travel & leisure. In fact everything on the doorstep. Being part of Chesters House gives you a sense of belonging & indeed all of us that live there take great pride in our environment. I will be extremely sad to leave as it has been both a privilege and pleasure to have lived there and to have shared in the continuing history of Chesters.
Bearsden is a town in East Dunbartonshire with a population of approximately 28,000. Located only 6 miles from Glasgow city centre, Bearsden is popular with commuters and families, as it is effectively a suburb of Glasgow and has excellent transport links with train & bus routes to Glasgow & Edinburgh (Westerton, Bearsden & Hillfoot train stations).
Additionally, the town is served by several renowned schools (Bearsden primary & Bearsden Academy & The High School of Glasgow Junior School) and has excellent shopping options with the Marks & Spencer food store as well as a range of independent cafes, delicatessens, restaurants, bars and retailers. There are also several leisure centres, which would suit those with young families, such as the local tennis club, swimming and the Allander leisure centre.