This immaculately presented, detached five-bedroom cottage, in the beautiful South Lanarkshire countryside, is a stunning family home, 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, light grey coloured, wood-panelled 'boot-room' style entrance, leading into the main grand hallway.
Accessed from the main hallway, is the jewel of this wonderful property, a huge open plan kitchen / family room. It is the perfect space for socialising, as well as relaxing and enjoying quality family time together.
The sitting area centres around a beautifully rustic fireplace, featuring an AGA wood-burning stove. The room is decorated in relaxing neutral tones, and features stunning oak flooring which continues throughout the whole space, and into the adjoining conservatory.
The open-plan kitchen features a stunning Rangemaster five-burner, electric cooking range with double oven, located within a larger-sized, wooden-topped island. The island also provides the option of bench-seating for casual dining, and boasts handy storage shelves and drawers. There is also a centre-piece cooker hood, featuring glass surround and lighting.
The gorgeous kitchen area also boasts a Belfast sink, with silver feature mixer tap, as well as an array of floor-standing and wall-mounted light cream coloured, wooden storage units, with contrasting dark metal handles, and beautiful wooden worktops. Included In the sale is a large American-style fridge-freezer with drinks dispenser and an integrated dish-washer. Other handy features include a chalk-board wall, for family messages, menu's or for kids to create some fun art. There is also a larger sized kitchen storage cupboard.
Off the kitchen is a very large utility room, with loads of storage in the same style as the main kitchen, including full height sliding cupboards and a sink with traditional style mixer tap. It is stocked with a washing-machine and tumble dryer, both included in the sale, and is floored in a tasteful, flag-stone style tile. The double garage can also be accessed from this room.
Accessed from the sitting area, there is a delightful study/home-office, which could also double as a guest bedroom.
To the rear of the family room, accessed via bespoke, glass-panelled, wooden double doors and further extending this amazing space, is a huge conservatory. With double door access on to a split-level decking, out into the rear garden, it offers a multitude of options for entertaining and relaxing, or even as a play-room for little ones. The options are endless.
The ground floor also hosts the most wonderful formal lounge, bathed in light from the dual aspect windows, floored in a trendy grey/blue tartan carpet, and with matching blue feature wall. This room is another wonderfully flexible space, lending itself to many uses both formal and casual. One wall is given over to a large, high-quality bespoke media / display / storage installation, with many excellent features for all today's modern devices.
This room also boasts a very clever bio-fuel heater, housed in an attractive, feature fire-place.
Also found on this floor is a beautifully bright double bedroom, decorated in neutral tones and contrasting darker tiled flooring.
Rounding off the ground floor is the most beautifully presented shower room, with floor to ceiling stone-coloured tiles, a dark-wood storage cabinet with silver handles, housing the wash-hand basin, an in-set mirror, white w.c. and a larger-sized shower cubicle with silver mixer shower, rain-water shower head and grey feature tiling.
Rising to the second floor is a beautiful staircase, with wooden balustrade, and floored in a freshly laid, quality grey carpet.
The upper floor hosts the master bedroom and a further two double bedrooms as well as the family bathroom. All the rooms on this floor are beautifully and neutrally decorated, and feature large Velux windows complete with integrated blinds, all providing stunning views out to the rural South Lanarkshire Countryside.
The master bedroom is a beautiful peaceful space, with a stunning thick-pile, light cream carpet, and benefitting from two separate very large mirrored wardrobes.
The adjoining en-suite is the epitome of refined elegance, Tiled floor to ceiling with tasteful, light cream tiling. It features a large bath with telephone-style mixer tap and shower mixer attachment. White w.c. and a white wash-hand basin with Victorian style taps, a very large and elegant walk in shower, with stunning rain-water shower and mixer. And several wall-mounted, mirrored storage cabinets.
There are a further 2 double bedrooms, freshly decorated and carpeted, with excellent mirrored wardrobes. One in peaceful grey tones, the other a light cream, both providing peaceful spaces for a restful night's sleep.
Adding to the abundance of storage on this level is a large, deep-shelved linen cupboard.
The family bathroom is a wonderful bright space, with corner bath, elegant wash-hand basin, and separate shower cubicle, all decorated in fresh white paint, with newly fitted modern vinyl floor covering.
Adjoining to the property there is a massive double garage, with extra high ceiling, offering a range of uses, such as a workshop, artist / craft studio, hobby space, play area, storage, and more. It has a built-in work-bench, and a well-stocked log store providing a huge amount of fuel for use in the wood-burning stove.
Externally the cottage is surrounded, on all sides, by beautiful mature gardens offering a variety of uses with some wonderful and surprising added extras.
To the side, there is a children's 'sports' area, laid with artificial grass, the perfect place for a kick around, or to enjoy outdoor play time with the kids. To the rear there is a 'functional' work / storage area, perfect for sorting out garden waste, or composting.
For those wishing to embrace the sustainable, rural lifestyle there are several raised beds, ideal for growing your own vegetables or herbs and a well-stocked chicken run housing 6 beautiful brown hens, all included in the sale and providing, on average, a half-dozen eggs a day.
Leading from the more practical section of the garden, through a separating gate is a beautiful ornamental garden space, perfect for entertaining or relaxing. This area can also be accessed via split-level decking, out from the conservatory, making it the perfect spot for barbecues, relaxed out-door eating or even just to enjoy a morning coffee, while listening to the peaceful sound of the birds, and the water feature rippling in the nearby pond.
This peaceful section of the garden has beautifully designed, paved and grass areas, a mature pond and many mature plants, shrubs and fruit trees all adding to the appeal and privacy of the spot.
Nestled away in its own corner of this beautiful garden hide-away, is a large recently painted, summer house, fitted out as a wonderful home spa.
It has a true 'destination spa' feel about it, with a recently serviced and beautifully maintained, timber-framed Jacuzzi hot-tub, tiled changing area and even its own Swedish sauna. This idyllic space is the perfect antidote for the frenetic pace of modern-life, and with the increase in home working, could even be enjoyed during a lunch-break time out.
To the front of this picture-perfect cottage, is a very large open drive, which could easily house several cars, as well as larger vehicles. There is also a mature, landscaped front garden, as well as beautiful shrubs and more substantial trees, edging the perimeter.
Rowan Cottage itself forms part of the small Kings Inn development of just two additional properties, both of a distinctive style, with their own spacious gardens, giving each home its own private space, while being accessed via a private road, shared by the three dwellings. This wonderful rural home is nestled within the beautiful country location of Auchengray, found on the outskirts of the village of Carnwath. It provides schooling at primary level with limited class numbers and a very low teacher to pupil ratio. The property also falls under the sought-after Biggar High School catchment area, with a handy local bus service provided for school attendees. It is also the closest option for nearby amenities, including local shops, banking and a health centre as well as leisure pursuits such as pubs, bowling and a golf course.
The cottage is ideally situated too for those who still wish to access a wider choice of shopping and amenities. While it enjoys a very rural secluded setting, the larger shopping towns of Livingston and Lanark are just a short 15 and 20 minutes drive away respectively. There is easy access to public transport, with West Calder train station a mere 10 minutes drive away, providing frequent connections to both Glasgow and Edinburgh and all the leisure, shopping and entertainment options, both cities provide.
For the commuter, the Edinburgh City Bypass is only a 30 minutes drive away, giving good access to East Central Scotland. The M74 is only a 20 minute journey giving good access to Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
With oil-fired central heating provided by a newly installed boiler, double glazing throughout, and in perfect walk-in condition, this is a truly unique, spacious and luxury family home in an idyllic rural location.
It will no doubt prove to be extremely popular, therefore early viewing is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Council tax band: F