Town’s Victorian jewel

Property of the week
Property of the week

A detached Victorian villa dating back to circa 1907 with many original features is not so surprising in Bo’ness.

The town has a remarkable wealth of larger period properties and 24 Grahamsdyke Road is just one such jewel.

Property of the week

Property of the week

This large and impressive detached villa offers spacious, bright and traditional family living in a picturesque location with spectacular views overlooking the Firth of Forth.

Set over two levels, the property offers a wealth of stunning original features including intricate cornicing, attractive fireplaces, stained glass window panels and solid oak flooring.

This is a rare opportunity to secure a family home which remains architecturally unchanged from the day it was built.

As well as well-proportioned rooms, the property is surrounded by expansive grounds and gardens with dual entrances, garage storage and two driveways offering parking for a number of vehicles.

Property of the week

Property of the week

Grahamsdyke Road is a leafy, elevated road overlooking the town and is ideally located for those looking to commute to various destinations across the central belt.

Entering the building through the grand portico, the ground floor offers a spacious entrance hall, bay-windowed drawing room, formal dining room and family room. To the rear of the building there is a bright dining kitchen, office, utility, WC and ample storage.

Travelling up the grand staircase, the first floor comprises master bedroom with en-suite, three further double bedrooms and the large family bathroom.

The current owners Colin and Lesley-Anne Weatherup have lived there for 10 years and, interestingly, are only the house’s fourth owners since it was built at the turn of the 20th century.

Colin said: “When we first saw the property we just knew it was right for us. It hadn’t been torn apart and ‘modernised’ so a lot of the houses original features were still intact.”

Colin told us he had all the paperwork relating back to the time the house was originally built.

This showed that it had cost the princely sum of £2400, and made for great reading as the forms were all hand-written and detailed, intimating every single purchase.

Colin and his wife are local people, having lived in West Lothian for 31 years, and they so love the West Lothian people and the area that they’re not going far!

Vendors: Boyd Property

1 Melville Place

Edinburgh

0131 291 0065

Price guide: Offers over £535,000