- Picturesque Rural Property
- Beautiful Traditional Features
- Wonderful Countryside Views
- Three Public Rooms
- Private Drive
- Large, Well-Established Gardens
Douglasdale is a beautifully presented traditional detached rural cottage, offering extensive and flexible accommodation, in the heart of the rolling South Lanarkshire countryside. It is a charming family home, bursting with character, ideal for a variety of households. It will be particularly suited to those wishing to enjoy a quiet and peaceful location, with gorgeous rural views, whilst remaining in easy reach of many nearby amenities, and transport links.
Formed over two levels, the ground floor is entered via an inviting, traditionally-tiled entrance vestibule, opening up into a grand hallway with a substantial wooden, statement staircase.
Accessed from the main hallway is a wonderful, formal, lounge, with high ceilings - bathed with light from the large wood-panelled bay-window formation to the front. The lounge is warmed by a traditional and very substantial wood-burner, housed in an ornate wooden fire place. Floored in a sturdy wooden laminate, this is a bright and spacious room ideal for both entertaining and relaxing.
Leading on from the main lounge, is a spacious, neutrally decorated family room, with a tall window looking out onto the beautiful rear garden. The perfect space for enjoying cozy family nights, relaxing or reading, the room has independent access to a smaller hallway adjoining the larger main hall.
Accessed via this small hall way is a handy toilet with w.c. and wash-hand basin, decorated in a mixture of wood, and waterproof panelling.
Further to the rear of the property, is a 'granny-flat' type bedroom, with its own sliding patio door access out to the garden. This is a lovely peaceful room, decorated in neutral grey-tones, and benefiting from its own accessible wet-room with shower.
Back to the front of the building, there is a grand dining room accessed from the main hallway, bathed in light via the large double window formation. The room features traditional wood-paneling, it's own ornate fire-place, and in-set traditional wooden shelving. This is a fabulous space for both casual and formal dining and has hosted many a hearty family meal over the time of its current ownership.
Accessed from the dining room, is a modern fitted kitchen with an array of both wall-mounted and floor-standing storage units in a modern cream wooden style, with rustic handles. The kitchen is the perfect mix of old and new style, sympathetic to the traditional style of the building. The cupboards feature several glass fronted display cabinets, and shelving units and are off-set by a wood colour worktop and stylish berry coloured wet-wall splash-back.
The jewel of this wonderful kitchen, is the full-length, central island, featuring work-top space and further under-counter cupboard and drawer-storage. The kitchen is also equipped with an integrated double oven, and five burner gas hob.
Views over the stunning local countryside and onwards to Tinto Hill in the distance, can be enjoyed through the beautifully framed wider picture window to the side of the building.
Leading off the kitchen is a large utility, with similar rural views, featuring yet more wall-mounted and floor-standing storage cupboards and worktop space, as well as lots of room for appliances, to be tucked away out of sight. There is also access out into the garden from the utility room .
Rising to the second floor, the grand staircase is lit by two delightful Velux windows, and carpeted in a hard-wearing neutrally coloured carpet. On the half-landing there is a a traditional wood-panelled built in storage area, as well as access to two, large family bathrooms.
One is a fresh, bright space, with white floor tiles, and good quality white wood panel wall-covering. There is also a handy built-in storage alcove, and it features a white three-piece suite with traditional styles wash-hand basin and taps, a double-ended bath with wood-panel surround, and is finished with a perfectly styled, victorian type, telephone mixer tap and shower attachment.
There is also a second family bathroom featuring a w.c, a sink with wall-hung vanity unit, and a large corner shower cabinet, with power shower. It is floored with attractive monochrome patterned tiles, and features a mixture of wet-wall and wood panel wall covering.
The upper level, opens out to a wide landing with wooden balustrade, and provides ample space for additional storage placement. This floor boasts three bedrooms. Two very large doubles, and a delightful single / double.
The master bedroom features a purple coloured feature wall, with a quaint side window in the gable. There is a gorgeous bay window to the front, overlooking the stunning countryside which surrounds this property on all sides. This is a lovely, peaceful space for a restful night sleep, as well as relaxing in the bay-window, watching the world go by. There is lots of space for free-standing storage as well as loads of additional, easily accessible floored storage space within the eves.
At the opposite side of the house, is an almost mirror image, slightly larger, double bedroom, also resplendent with its own bay-window, and similarly neutrally decorated. There is loads of floor space and additional eves storage, and could easily accommodate sharing siblings, plus all the toys etc that accompany young children.
Between the two larger rooms, is a smaller, absolutely gorgeous space, currently used as a home office. One wall is given over to a handy built-in storage/display area, and the room easily accommodates a single bed, and office space. There is also very handy shelving at head-height. Making this a perfect, flexible work-space or bedroom. it is beautifully lit by a large Velux window, bathing the room with light.
The property further benefits from oil-fired central heating, mains drainage, and double glazing throughout and has been lovingly cared for and maintained by its current owners for the last twenty years.
Externally the cottage is surrounded, on all sides, by beautiful mature gardens offering a variety of uses with some wonderful and surprising extras.
To the side, there is a freshly stone-chipped drive / drying area, leading to a storage area and shed, and where the oil tank-can be found. Adjoining to the house is the boiler room, which also serves as an outside work and storage space.
For those wishing to embrace the sustainable, rural lifestyle there are several areas perfect for planting veg, and there is a greenhouse already in place.
There are also beautiful ornamental areas to the garden, with sections laid to lawn, some paved, and some stone-chipped. To the rear there is a quaint summer house, a mature pond, and to the side, directly outside the downstairs bedroom, there is a perfectly placed outdoor seating area.
The garden, extends all the way round to the front of the house, which finishes off it's incredibly picturesque look, with lovingly tended mature trees, floral and shrubbed sections.
Douglasdale itself has the overall appearance of that typical rural farm-house cottage, that is so sought-after now a days, and will delight and enrapture all who view her. It is nestled in the quiet rural Bellfield road, on the outskirts of Coalburn village and looks out onto the countryside opposite.
Coalburn itself is a wonderful rural village community. It is well served with a primary school and a high school in the nearby village of Lemsahagow. Locally there are play parks and outdoor areas for walks and socialising and enjoys a thriving community spirit. There are a number of local shops within Coalburn as well as nearby Lesmahagow, on the main street of Abbeygreen, as well as a Tesco supermarket just a short drive away.
Whilst the property is in a rural setting, it is just a short drive from the M74 motorway, and gives easy access to transport links to the nearby shopping towns of Lanark, Larkhall, Hamilton and Motherwell, as well as onward travel to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and south towards England. It would therefore also suit commuters who would like to enjoy the benefits of a rural location and the wonderful village community it provides.
With so much to offer, both inside and out, this is a wonderfully spacious rural family home with so many unique, traditional features. It will no doubt prove very popular with many types of buyers, therefore early viewing is recommended.
Council tax band: E
Lounge 4.62 x 4.65 Metres
Dining Room 4.37 x 3.65 Metres
Kitchen 3.93 x 4.56 Metres
Primary Bedroom 3.34 x 3.33 Metres
En-Suite 1.74 x 2.01 Metres
Bedroom 4.25 x 5.27 Metres
Bedroom 2.37 x 3.16 Metres
Bedroom 3.69 x 5.27 Metres
Bathroom 3.47 x 1.8 Metres
Bathroom 1.65 x 1.86 Metres