Amazing to think there can be such solitude just minutes away from the main motorway networks
An unbelievable 10 rooms in this house are just for sleeping in, or having a bath or a shower. When you read this you just know it’s going to be a huge house but, with underfloor heating supplemented by an enclosed wood-burning stove, it is still relatively economic to run.
This is part of a 10 home development near Bridgecastle in the heart of the West Lothian countryside and , as the former show home, it really is in the premier league.
The garden around the house extends to some two acres, or the size of two football pitches, which affords a great deal of privacy to those living there.
Only four years old ,there is still a hint of newness to the house and it is in the best of condition as the current owner, Ian Fraser, has repainted the whole house to make it completely ready for its new owner.
That is not to say he will be pleased to move out however. Mr Fraser said: “A business move means that I have to relocate otherwise I would not be moving from here.
‘‘I looked for about 18 months before finding this house and this is real value for money over a similar size property in either Edinburgh or Glasgow where the price would be double.”
Entering through the impressive hallway with solid oak staircase you are introduced to the theme which continues throughout the house, one of real craftsmanship. The oak used in the hallway continues throughout with oak doors and flooring. With all the main rooms such as the living room and dining room of generous proportions, this is a house where the family can really spread out.
The area off the luxury kitchen is used as a family room and has French doors opening to the garden.
Three of the five bedrooms are en-suite with walk-in showers and the house also has a luxurious family bathroom.
To one side is accommodation suitable for granny or an au pair. These rooms are set out on two floors with a garage and workshop on the ground level and a small flat above with kitchen and bathroom.
The whole house speaks space, light and luxury with high quality fixtures and fittings ,and offers plenty of room for a family to live most comfortably in the heart of the countryside but within reach of the major cities.
Ian explained that he loves the views and the wildlife and the walks from the front door as far as the River Avon but admits his dogs are reluctant hikers.
Ah well, that does not really pose a problem as they have enough room to run around at home!
Craigengall Crofts, Bathgate
Turpie and Co.
5-9 Edinburgh Road