Glenavon House is a beautiful Victorian house built in 1886 for James Lovell, owner of the Avon Paper Mill.
The house was built to extremely high standards with steep pitched roofs and prominent bay windows that provide views over the extensive gardens.
The property is well finished in a traditional manner with original plasterwork, timber work and tiling throughout.
The rooms are large but manageable and provide a good layout for modern day family occupation.
The main reception rooms are situated off a central hall with a wing located behind the kitchen which offers the possibility for use as a staff or ‘granny’ flat as it has its own kitchen and external door.
Glenavon House is situated within easy commuting distance of both Edinburgh and Glasgow and the property benefits from extensive grounds which include a grass tennis court, a variety of species of mature trees, as well as lawns that slope down to the banks of the River Avon.
The entrance hall provides access to a cloakroom on one side and WC on the other. The main hall has parquet flooring and a wonderful hanging timber staircase with timber panelling to dado height.
The sitting room features traditional cornices, a fireplace with timber surround and a door leading to the conservatory.
The drawing room has a set of French windows leading to the conservatory along with a large bay window that offers seating areas with views over the beautiful gardens.
Here there is a further pair of French windows open on to a terrace overlooking the tennis court.
The room has traditional cornices, an open fireplace with timber mantel and marble slips and hearth.
The diningroom has a traditional decorative ceiling, a fireplace with an ornate carved timber surround and timber panelling to dado height. A bay window also provides a seating area overlooking the gardens.
The large family kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units and modern appliances including a Belfast sink, a four oven Aga and an island unit with black granite work surfaces.
The three bedroom suites are situated off the main landing. Each has a large en suite bathroom.
A corridor leads to a fourth bedroom and to the back landing, off which are a further bedroom and bathroom.
There are also two further bedrooms on the top floor.
Agents: Strutt & Parker
28 Melville Street
Tel: 0131 226 2500
Offers over - £1,100,000