Throughout the current owners twenty year tenure, the home has been substantially extended, reconfigured and painstakingly modernised to include; new roof system, complete rewire, full gas fired central heating system, and replacement timber double glazed casement windows throughout.
Stunning home now provides upgraded and beautifully presented family accommodation, perfectly formatted for modern day living.
The original house dates from 1805 and since modernised, provides spacious, flexible family living over three main levels, all finished and maintained to a level seldom seen
The stone pillared vestibule gives access to the main reception hall with original curving staircase where there is access to both the main public rooms.
To rear, is the main hub of the house centred around the expansive living/dining kitchen, the kitchen was hand built by Paul Hodgekiss, with most of the wood in the kitchen area being used from trees within the grounds. The large kitchen area is perfect for the modern family with the main kitchen opening out on to the large living dining area which in turn has four sets of double doors, giving direct access to the rear garden/patio with further double doors leading to the delightful covered outdoor sitting, barbecue area. Accessed from the kitchen is a large cloakroom boot room with shower room off and access to large utility laundry room, which in turn leads to a further large walk in pantry/wine store.
At first floor level is a further large upper hall with the principal bedroom enjoying a superb corner position with double doors to dressing room, which in turn leads to the large en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two and three are also located at this level, both also having dressing area’s and en-suite bathrooms.
At second floor level there is a further large bedroom which gives access to dressing room and en-suite, plus bedroom five and large dressing room plus en-suite could be utilised as self contained accommodation for teenager/nanny etc.
Grounds and Outbuildings
The property sits amidst around 7 acres of land, much of which is designed to make the most of the equestrian facilities. There is riding school (manege) with rubber surfacing. There is also a large paddock to the rear with secure perimeter. Secure electric gates offer initial access to the driveway, which leads up to the house with ample parking. There are manicured lawns to the front, surrounded by mature woodland, and a lovely childrens play area with climbing frame and swing set etc. Further lawns to the front also include a former tennis court.
There is a stunning terrace to the rear which is accessed from the dining room, which offers a covered patio which is ideal for outside dining/entertaining.
There is triple garage close to the stable block, with further double garage to the rear which is attached to a carport/wood store and useful bike store.
There are three stables and a tack room.
A large gardeners store is positioned behind the piggery, with further store adjacent. EPC Band - D
Ideal for those looking for a wonderful idyllic country retreat located on the doorstep of some of Scotland's finest scenery. Perthshire boasts a diverse range of outdoor pursuits and recreational activities including deer stalking, grouse and pheasant shooting, salmon fishing, walking trails and the famous Glenshee ski centre can be found just over 20 miles away. The Rosemount championship golf course, venue for the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup, is also located around 2 miles away in the town of Blairgowrie. Riverlodge has trout fishing rights on the river Ericht which is a tributary of the River Tay, famous for its salmon fishing.
The property also offers the option to have a separate wing with flexible layout and its own entrance. With floorspace measuring approx 4000sq ft, the extensive open plan accommodation has been meticulously designed providing a beautifully appointed and versatile home with simply stunning panoramic river views.
The property also receives regular financial benefits via the government's Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme which entitles the owner of River Lodge an annual payment of £4354 (paid quarterly) for the next 7 years.
Everything in River Lodge has been chosen to reflect its beautiful natural setting whilst giving a truly luxurious feel. Newly completed with high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, it is a superb example of an energy efficient country home.
Skilfully and elegantly styled it offers a notable amount of character with contemporary exterior slate stonework, large areas of decking with a sunken hot tub and wrap round balconies allowing you to enjoy the peaceful woodland location. Internally leather granite worktops, hand scrapped oak and natural slate flooring, feature oak doors and large expanses of glass walls just add to the stunning setting.
Accommodation: Vestibule, hallway, en-suite master bedroom with dressing room, a further 6 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, lounge/dining room/bar, dining kitchen, family bathroom, second kitchen, study/office, tv snug, games room, boiler room and ample storage.
Upper level: River Lodge is an open plan home, split over 4 levels. It is entered via a welcoming vestibule with large cloakroom providing space for outdoor attire and footwear and doorway leading into the main hallway. Along the upper level there are a total of six bedrooms with ample storage, all boast porcelanosa en suite bath and shower rooms. Also along the hallway is a laundry store and a fully fitted second kitchen offering potential scope for sectioning off part of the accommodation into self-contained living quarters if desired with a second entrance at the far end.
Mid-level: Accessed off the main hallway down 3 steps is the master suite which consists of a large double bedroom, walk-in dressing room and contemporary en-suite wet room. Further along the hallway leads you to the heart of this home. The stunning kitchen is a cooks dream and perfect for entertaining. Furnished with hand painted oak cabinets and leather granite work surfaces it features a four oven AGA and numerous appliance including 2 dishwashers, BBQ and full size AEG fridge, wine cooler and freezer. There is a main sink for washing up and also a cooks prep sink with waste disposal. The large island provides excellent storage and workspace whilst also providing upholstered seating opposite.
Off the kitchen is a small hallway giving access to a useful study with a door onto the decking and a family bathroom with spa bath. There is also a pleasant tv room/snug with fireplace and lovely views to outside. Sliding doors lead out onto a large area of decking with hot tub and artificial grassed area providing ample space for al-fresco dining and relaxing.
Lower level: Steps from the kitchen lead to the stunning lounge. 15m long with double height ceilings and full height glass windows. Sliding doors lead out to the wrap round deck which capitalise on the simply stunning river views and surrounding woodlands. Ideal for entertaining it incorporates a large seating area with tv, a dining area and fully equipped bar. The feature gas fire is lit with the press of a button and there is underfloor heating covered with Khars rustic oak flooring.
Ground floor: With direct access onto the water this lower level has a large games room with sliding doors leading out onto an additional area of decking with seating. Adjacent to the games room is a boiler room providing useful storage space and also houses the high-efficiency biomass heating system.
The grounds extend to just under 1.2 acres in total and consist of large sections of decking, lawn, woodland, decorative rockeries with artificial grass to help keep maintenance to a minimum. The entire plot is riverside. There is an abundance of parking and a private driveway behind the property. Access for larger vehicles can also be gained by a separate second driveway.
The double garage has 2 remote controlled doors and is styled in keeping with the main property. It provides additional secure parking and storage and is also equipped with water, power and lighting. Inside there is a staircase which leads to the large room above. This has windows with beautiful views and would suit a variety of uses such as a gym, home office, studio or even occasional living quarters with relevant planning permission etc.
All heating and ample hot water is provided by an energy efficient fully automated Biomass Pellet boiler system with separate pellet store. The government's Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme refunds money each year and entitles the owner of River Lodge an annual payment of £4354 (paid quarterly) for the next 7 years. EPC rating – C
Location: River Lodge is located within the small hamlet of Craigmill located around two miles outside the historic Perthshire town of Blairgowrie. Within Blairgowrie there is a host of amenities and services including local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and many picturesque walks and outdoor pursuits. More extensive services and amenities can be found in Perth (15 miles) and Dundee (17 miles) with airports located in Glasgow (72 miles) and Edinburgh (60 miles). The A9 is (12 miles) away and Braemar is (35miles)
Additional items: Prospective purchasers should note that the property may also be available to purchase fully furnished by negotiation.
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This magnificent, rarely available, Victorian terraced family home is located within one of Morningside’s most prestigious addresses and offers extremely spacious and flexible family accommodation over four floors.
The house is approached via a private front garden with mature shrubs and plants and path to the front door. The entrance vestibule leads through to the hallway which has a staircase down to the garden level where there is a sitting room, utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, bathroom and large walk-in store room. There is also a rear vestibule and door leading to the back garden. This would be ideal as a self contained garden flat as it can be entered directly from the garden.
The ground floor has a large bay window dining room with decorative cornice work, sitting room overlooking the back garden, double bedroom and a WC with wash hand basin.
Carpeted stair rising to the first floor where there is the bay window drawing room with feature fireplace, a dining kitchen with a selection of floor and wall mounted units and appliances include a four ring gas hob, electric oven/grill, fridge and dishwasher. There is another double bedroom, a family bathroom with white three piece suite and a large walk in shelved box room housing the freezer, as well as a press cupboard.
Stairs to the upper landing on the second floor, which is flooded by natural light from a cupola. There are two further bedrooms, both with fitted storage, and a shower room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.
The property benefits from gas central heating via two combi-boilers. Outside there is a beautifully maintained enclosed rear garden with outdoor seating area, lawn, mature shrubs and plants and access to the hugely beneficial double garage with remote control door.
EPC - E
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This large detached home was built to an exceptional specification and provides spacious accommodation extending to approximately 7,000 square feet and comprises, on the ground floor: entrance vestibule leading to a large feature entrance hall with open plan seating area, bay windowed lounge, formal panelled dining room, large 'Paul Hodgkiss' fully equipped kitchen with breakfasting area and balcony off, main bathroom with period suite and games room/bedroom five. From the kitchen one can access the large integral double garage with electric door and above the garage is a home office/bedroom six. Upstairs there is a feature galleried upper hall with central island and doors to a roof terrace. There are two bedroom suites, both with bay windows, fully fitted dressing rooms and large ensuite bathrooms. Lower ground floor level is a hall with direct access to rear garden and two further bedroom suites with bay windows, dressing rooms and ensuite bathrooms. In addition, there is a large fully equipped laundry room, family/tv room, cloak room (wc/whb) and access to a purpose built wine cellar. To the rear there is a manageable level garden with a gravel pathway leading down to the banks of the River Clyde where there is a large lawned area with direct access to the River.
Bothwell remains one of South Lanarkshire's most popular villages and is regarded as an up-market and cosmopolitan location. Offering a fabulous selection of bars and restaurants, Bothwell boasts fantastic nightlife as well as a charming collection of local shops and boutiques which combine to form an interesting high street. There is a recently completed Marks & Spencer's food store within just a few minutes of the property as well as leisure facilities that include 18 hole Parkland Golf Course, Rail Station at Uddingston and Virgin Active Leisure centre in Hamilton. Bothwell offers fast access to the M74 motorway at which improvement works are currently underway to improve the flow of traffic to and from the motorway.
EPC - C
HD Video Available. Enjoying an idyllic, tree lined setting, “Kilmannan” is a magnificent, detached villa set within the highly sought after address of Moor Road in Strathblane. Completed in 2013, the home strikes the perfect balance of contemporary design alongside certain traditional lines with the exterior finished in fresh, light render, natural blonde ashlar stone facings, grey framed double-glazing and a natural slate roof. The home occupies an enviable corner position within private, lawned gardens and internally, the contemporary, five bedroom design offers eight versatile apartments of 3300 sq ft or thereby. Moor Road backs onto open fields and countryside where a network of renowned walking paths lead north to the village of Strathblane and south to Mugdock Country Park. The village of Strathblane offers a range of services including a number of shops, two pubs (The Blane Valley Inn and the Kirkhouse Inn), a library, pharmacy, doctors’ surgery and Strathblane Primary School which subsequently feeds into Balfron High School while The Glasgow Academy pre-school and prep school are located less than three miles away. Recreational pursuits in Strathblane include a riding centre, tennis and bowling clubs and play park with the Nuffield Health Milngavie Fitness and Wellbeing Gym and the renowned Glasgow Golf Club only a short drive away. Milngavie train station is three miles away and provides a frequent service to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The specification and proportions are immediately evident on entering the expansive entrance hall featuring a beautiful oak staircase with glass balustrades. The accommodation continues in the lounge with engineered oak flooring and a focal point, log-effect gas fire framed by marble tiling and almost floor to ceiling windows on either side. The heart of the home is unquestionably the kitchen which is open to the family room with high vaulted ceiling of some 19’5”. The family room features a limestone fireplace with remote gas fire and is flooded in natural light by an array of full height windows and four Velux units. The fully fitted, SieMatic kitchen is formed around a large, centre island with breakfast bar and is complete with Silestone surfaces with pop-up socket, induction hob, two steam ovens, double warming drawers, dishwasher and extractor fan. A frosted glass sliding door accesses the adjoining utility room accommodating wall and base units, integrated full height fridge and freezer, sink unit with integrated ISE waste disposal and access to the side garden.
The kitchen also opens to the dining area with broad, sliding doors to the garden and off the hall are a cloakroom, storage cupboards and a WC with vanity unit. Completing the ground floor, the master bedroom suite features a full wall of fitted wardrobes and a sizeable en-suite bathroom including his and hers sinks, a bath and a separate walk-in shower. The oak and glass staircase then leads to the galleried landing off which is a study/bedroom five and three further bedrooms, one with a beautifully tiled en-suite and finally, the principal family bathroom.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn complemented by shrubbed beds and a choice of seating areas includes a large, timber deck running along the rear and a slabbed patio. Post lighting continues around the garden and there are external sockets and mains gas supply to the barbecue area. The gardens are screened by bordering fencing beyond which the adjacent mature trees form a natural backdrop. A block paved driveway offers parking for several vehicles and continues to the garage with remotely operated door, power, lighting, utility sink and courtesy door to the home itself. EPC – Band B
This handsome terrace was designed by Robert Crawford and built circa 1860 from dressed blonde ashlar. This substantial three story West End home provides flexible family accommodation within a peaceful tree-lined cul-de-sac, which lies only a few hundred yards from Great Western Road, Byres Road and the Botanic Gardens.
This superb home would benefit from some modernisation, but when completed would provide a spectacular period home which still retains virtually all its original features including, wooden floors, stair balustrade, panelled doors, ceiling plaster work, fireplaces, window shutters, light fittings etc. The current owners carried out a comprehensive roof overhaul in 2012.
Our video and floorplan will give a better idea of form and layout, but a summary of the accommodation comprises, the ground floor: impressive main hallway with staircase to upper and lower levels, beautiful front facing formal lounge, large dining room, bedroom five/study and useful w.c compartment. At first floor level, is a superb master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows, three further double bedrooms and bathroom. At lower ground floor level is a delightful breakfasting sized kitchen, large family/sitting room, further bathroom and laundry/utility room with door to rear garden. There is gas fired central heating installed.
The front garden is laid to lawn with established peripheral shrubs and trees whilst the gravelled pathway gives access to the entrance vestibule. On Hamilton Drive there is residents parking available where one can obtain parking permits from the local authorities and viewers are encouraged to investigate the terms and conditions as they are subject to change.
One of the main advantages of this house is the private south facing rear garden, made up of a paved patio area immediately adjacent to the rear elevation with the remaining garden being laid with red brick paving and established shrubs, plants and trees around the boundary. The high boundary wall provides privacy and security and the timber gate gives access to the rear lane.
Hamilton Drive is a quiet tree-lined dead end street, providing a calm and peaceful location, which is literally only a few minutes away from all amenities on Great Western Road and Byres Road. A regular bus service operates on Great Western Road whilst the local underground railway station is only a few hundred yards away on Byres Road. A selection of excellent schooling is close to hand including, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Glasgow Academy and the High school of Glasgow.
From Great Western Road, one can gain quick access onto the M8 motorway network. EPC Band - D
HD Video Available. Enjoying a truly idyllic setting within 3.5 acres of garden grounds, Lednabra is a magnificent six bedroom former farmhouse which has been painstakingly upgraded and affords lovely southerly views to the Campsie Fells. This magnificent home is formed around a charming courtyard and has been extended over the years to offer 13 principal apartments of almost 6000sqft of living accommodation (or 7200 sq ft including garaging and workshops.) Built in 1891, the property lies on the outskirts of the village of Drymen and although extremely private, is well placed with a good range of nearby village amenities.
Drymen itself offers a library, butcher, grocer, health centre, dentist, chemist, village pubs (including Scotland’s oldest licensed pub, The Clachan Inn), restaurants and two hotels. Drymen Primary School also feeds into the renowned Balfron High School and the area is a haven for outdoor leisure pursuits including an array of low level and more challenging walking routes in the form of the West Highland Way, the Arrochar Alps and Campsie Fells as well as a number of local golf, sailing and tennis clubs. The Eastern shores of Loch Lomond lie only a 10 minute drive from the property and for those with an interest in fishing, the Lake of Monteith and The River Endrick are also closeby.
Further facilities can be found in the nearby villages of Killearn and Balfron and regular bus services and arterial road networks provide easy access to Glasgow and Stirling. Milngavie and Stirling both offer train stations and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports are 23 miles and 51 miles, respectively.
Two turrets are located on the south and west ends of the property, one of which features the original wood front door from where the hall features double height aspects, taking in the gallery landing and cupola window above. The sitting room lies on the left and dining room which, has been opened to the kitchen, on the right. The kitchen features hand painted units, Corian surfaces, Aga range cooker as well as an additional integrated bosch oven and induction hob, integrated dishwasher and washing machine. From here, double doors lead to the rear hallway from where one of the staircases accesses from the first floor and remaining on the ground floor for now, a useful boot room and large utility. A further hall leads by the cloakroom and W.C, to the main lounge with substantial stone fireplace and open fire and a further dining room at the far end. On passing the second of two turreted staircases, you access the self contained wing that accommodates a deep storage cupboard and a games room of over 33ft in length by 18ft3” and could be used as a versatile office space or indeed, a billiard/snooker room. Stairs at the far end lead to a galleried landing beyond which is a gym/office. Three staircases access the first floor of the main house which is formed around a truly stunning galleried landing from which, are six sizeable double bedrooms, a laundry room, a W.C, shower room, an adjoining dressing room to the master bedroom and finally two bathrooms.
The home is set amidst enchanting, mature gardens with lawn complimented by an array of colour including rhododendrons, plants, shrubs and an array of ever green trees. A lily pond lies at the foot of the garden, bordered by timber fencing and a lawned paddock lies to the north of the property. Outbuildings include a byre with hayloft provides excellent storage as well as the added potential for future development, subject to any necessary consents. There are also two expansive boiler rooms once of which is utilised as a log store and the other, a tool store, there are two separate garages, two loose stable boxes and a tack room. On arrival, the situation at the end of a lengthy, tree lined driveway immediately hints at the privacy and idyllic nature of this unrivalled setting. EPC – Band E
HD Video Available. Enjoying a highly sought after setting within the heart of Old Bearsden, a magnificent five bedroom blonde sandstone detached villa set amidst expansive, beautifully manicured gardens. The home exudes charm and character retaining a number of beautiful features and offers sizeable and versatile accommodation of eight principal apartments formed over two levels. The beautifully landscaped gardens are a site to behold and are beautifully predominantly laid to lawn with cobble stone edgings and several patio areas and further timber decking offer a choice of seating area and are complemented by well stocked borders. There is a greenhouse and at the far corner, a double detached garage offers extensive parking for several vehicles as well and storage space and features a painted floor, twin remotely operated garage doors, power and lighting and a staircase leads to one single apartment offering potential for a home office or workspace. The gardens are also beautifully screened by bordering hedgerows and timber fencing and the gated entrance provides access to the lengthy gravel driveway leading to the garage. Glenburn Road is regarded as one of Bearsden’s foremost addresses and the property is literally minutes walk from a wide range of shops, eateries and services on offer within Bearsden Cross including Bearsden Station providing a frequent rail service to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The area is also home to a number of golf and sports clubs and is covered by excellent schooling at all levels including Bearsden Primary School and Academy and for those wishing private school education, the junior school campuses of The High School of Glasgow and The Glasgow Academy can be found on Ledcameroch Road, Bearsden and Mugdock Road, Milngavie respectively.
Internally, you are greeted by a broad entrance hall complemented by diagonally laid tiled flooring, original internal doors on both sides and at the far end, an intricately detailed staircase leading to the upper floor. The formal lounge features the aforementioned detail cornicing which continues throughout much of the home and as its centrepiece, features a broad, marble fireplace and beautiful herringbone, oak, parquet flooring around a central rug. The heart of the home is unquestionably the refitted dining kitchen which has been extended further into what was formerly the family room and measures almost 30’ in length. There is ample provision for a dining table and chairs, a sitting area and includes a range cooker, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher, under unit lighting and has French doors to the rear garden and further access to a sizeable utility room with direct access also to the rear garden. The dining room is illuminated by a deep bay window and features a further fireplace and a double bedroom completes the ground floor. Stairs lead to the upper landing off which, are four further double bedrooms, bedroom one with a stunning, recently installed en suite which is beautifully tiled alongside a large Hansgrohe shower head and a modern suite and finally, the family bathroom has a further heated towel radiator and the décor is light and tasteful throughout. The specification also includes an alarm, gas fired central heating with modern Worcester Bosch boiler and double glazing with a mixture of sash and case and UPVC. EPC – Band F