HD Video Available. Dating back to the mid-1930s, “Ardchoille” is an extended, four bedroom plus study, detached villa within this tranquil yet convenient cul-de-sac of only four, detached properties. Set amidst expansive lawned gardens within one of Milngavie’s foremost addresses, the home occupies arguably the finest position at the end of the avenue accessed via a long, private driveway and will ideally suit those looking for a somewhat secluded setting. The gardens of “Ardchoille” back on to the surrounding forestry and moorland which is home to the West Highland Way and a network of cycle and walking routes linking with Mugdock Country Park and Milngavie town centre. Situated off Mugdock Road, the location is around the corner from local beauty spots including Tannoch Loch and the Milngavie and Craigmaddie reservoirs and is within easy walking distance of the nearby range of services on offer within Milngavie town centre. The area is home to excellent local schooling and for those wishing private school education, the preparatory school campus of The Glasgow Academy is located on Mugdock Road and The High School of Glasgow Junior School Campus is on Ledcameroch Road, Bearsden.
Nestled at the end of a lengthy driveway bordered on either side by original stone walls, “Ardchoille” is an architecturally impressive villa where the detail and period features are immediately evident prior to entering including the double height, stained glass window and replicating curved, arched entrance. Internally, there are nine principal apartments offering versatile accommodation over two levels beginning in the main hallway complimented by a wood panelled staircase with carpet runner and the aforementioned, stained glass window and solid wooden flooring which continues throughout several apartments. The accommodation continues in the lounge which enjoys dual aspects and the family room features two sets of beautiful, astragalled, Crittall windows overlooking the rear garden and in the far corner, opens to the morning room which again, is flooded in natural light with a set of Crittall French doors leading to the rear patio and garden. The substantial, family kitchen offers a breakfast bar area, integrated gas hob and double oven and still features a Rayburn Nouvelle Range cooker (which is not currently operational), a door to the garden and a feature, curved staircase leads to the dining room with windows on three sides including two stained glass portal windows which were thoughtfully designed to replicate the stained glass within the hallway, and a set of sliding doors to a large, timber deck. There is a utility room, several storage cupboards, two bedrooms on the ground floor and a WC. The return flight, wood panelled staircase leads by the impressive stained glass window to the galleried landing off which, are three further, double bedrooms of impressive proportions, the master bedroom with a refitted, en-suite shower room with mains shower and under floor heating and finally, the family bathroom with cast iron bath. The home sits centrally within a sizeable plot, offering expanses of lawn and the extremely private, rear garden offers a choice of seating areas in the form of a slabbed patio and timber decking. There is a barked childrens’ play area and the gardens are well-screened by a periphery of shrubs and trees and are bordered by the original stone wall with access gate accessing the countryside beyond the rear boundary. In summary, a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a beautiful, family home within one of Milngavie’s most idyllic and prized addresses. EPC – Band E
A few things about this property:
- One of Milngavie’s most prestigious addresses
- A once in a generation opportunity
- Built in the 1930s
- Extended in 1997
- Backing on to open countryside and woodland
The finer detail:
- Combination of double-glazing and beautiful Crittall windows and doors
- Charming period features including wood panelling and impressive stained glass windows
- Westerly facing rear gardens
- Elaborate garden grounds
- Detached garage
- Gas central heating
What we love about our house
This was a much loved family home for 25 years. It has been a wonderful space for socialising, with many celebrations and summer BBQ's.The area benefits from being home to local churches, youth organisations and is walking distance from the town centre and the train station. The house is surrounded by beautiful countryside including Mugdock country park which the family dogs have enjoyed roaming in.
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.