Anvil Cottage is a slight departure for us this week in that it is a new build which is uninhabited.
However, the richness of its historic location, as well as the unique build, makes it an ideal Property of the Week.
Formed after a development of the old smiddy in Torphichen, the cottage is remarkably sympathetic to its surroundings.
The interior is a stark contrast with tradition, being both contemporary in design and practical in layout.
Opening the front door, the traditional cottage exterior changes to a bright, modern entrance with stunning oak staircase. This separates the lounge and hallway creating a centrepiece, the open tread stairs allowing natural light from the French doors to flood through the space.
The kitchen’s neutral pallet and high gloss cabinets blend well with the traditional wooden doors which lead to the second bedroom and main bathroom.
Upstairs boasts a galleried reading/study area and main bedroom, all of which are private and separate from the rest of the house.
A small, South facing garden is accessed via the French doors in the lounge and the back garden via the rear kitchen door.
Allocated and visitor parking forms part of the courtyard development.
This is a prime opportunity to live in a delightful conservation area which is still centrally located with easy access to the road and rail networks. Torphichen has all the usual facilities of a small village, including a primary school, public house and local shops.