We’ve all had the best of intentions – after a hard day at work we know a trip to the gym will boost our energy levels but we just can’t be bothered getting the gear on and heading out the door.
But what if the gym was in your house and a flood-lit sports pitch in the garden?
That’s what is on offer in the stunning Forfar House, Ballencrieff Toll, Bathgate, a modern home full of spacious rooms, thoughtful design and a stylish interior that could grace a glossy magazine.
Ballencrieff Toll sits on the edge of the Bathgate Hills and enjoys an elevated position with panoramic views to the south and west.
It’s in easy walking distance of the town centre, so restaurants, friends and children’s friends are all easily accessible – and all without the need for driving.
Set in stunning three acre landscaped grounds, the house offers tranquility in the heart of West Lothian, near to Cairnpapple and Torphichen, but it is still close enough to all transport links for Glasgow and Edinburgh to be within easy commuting distance.
If the heart of a home is the kitchen then this one has the heart of a lion and, at nearly 32 feet by 25 feet – that’s a whopping 814 sq ft – it’s more of an amphitheatre than a lion’s cage.
Never has a kitchen offered quite so much – included in the sale is a sub-zero fridge freezer, a Falcon range cooker, two dishwashers, a Miele combi oven/microwave, Miele drawer warmer, Miele coffee machine, Miele steam oven, and, in the separate bar, two Miele under counter wine coolers.
Size is the prominent feature of this sprawling home, which still offers a very homely, family-centred living space.
There’s a giant reception hall, a sun room, six bedrooms, and a formal lounge, a conservatory, snooker room, dining room and bar, reading gallery, balcony, study, sauna and dressing room.
It’s easier simply to say that this house has got the lot!
For the extras that come with this house are eye-watering.
The current owners will include in the sale the snooker table, snooker table light, the cue holder, the dart board and cabinet; the treadmill, cross trainer and ABS trainer in the gym; and outside you will get the football goals,the basketball stand; and, last but not least, the hot tub!
After a list like that it seems very mundane to mention, but you also get the washing machine, tumble dryer and the garden shed!
As for the outside space. the garden just adds to the charm of the whole property, with room for sledging in the winter, cricket in the summer and even a history hunt, with its 300-year-old limekilns offering a gateway to the past.
This home truly is a gardener’s dream.
Offers in the region of £895,000 via
Turpie & Co
5-9 Edinburgh Road
Tel: 01506 668448