Linlithgow, Linlithgow, EH49 6HQ
Offers Over £515,000
Highly individual 6 bed William Playfair home in prime Linlithgow address
A beautiful and highly individual period property with an outstanding outlook over the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow. St Catherine's is a truly impressive example of Greek Revival architecture dated circa 1863, with a much sought after burgh address and is situated in a premier position overlooking Linlithgow Palace and St Michaels Church. Grade B listed, No. 7 Royal Terrace was designed by William Playfair, one of Scotland's leading early 19th century architects.
The generous layout comprises of the ground and second floor conversion of this beautiful stone built villa, and enjoys many fine period features including a terrazzo tiled floor in the entrance hall, cast iron wood burning stove and ornate cornice and plasterwork in the reception rooms. The property has been recently redecoratd throughout with new carpets and the upper floor has been completely rewired.
The property is entered via a pillared portico entrance with storm doors and inner reception hall with feature stove (not working). There is a grand drawing room with press cupboard, fireplace with a wood burning stove, a large bay window with shutters and fine views towards Linlithgow Palace. Across the hall is a formal dining room with window shutters, a fireplace with overmantel and a built in period dresser with shelves. Toward the rear of the ground floor is a master bedroom with two walk in wardrobes, a press cupboard and a storage cupboard and an adjacent tiled bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.To the rear of the property there is a large modern family kitchen breakfast room with a tiled floor and ample room for a breakfsting table and chairs. There is a range of wall and floor based cream kitchen cabinets, polished granite work tops and an island unit. Appliances include a Kenwood Range style cooker, wine cooler, fridge/freezer and dish washer. Leading through from the kitchen is an equally spacious utility room with additional storage units and work tops, a washing machine and tumble dryer and a wall mounted Vaillant central heating boiler. Beyond the utility room and completing the ground floor accommodation is a guest suite of double bedroom and a shower room.
From the hallway a flight of stairs leads up to the second floor accommodation. At this level there is a separate WC, two double bedrooms and two further intercommunicating bedrooms presently used as a study and 'games room'.
To the rear of the property and approached through a vennel is an old stable presently used as a garage with significant storage above accessed via an external spiral staircase.
St Catherine's is situated at the heart of the historic Royal Burgh of Linlithgow which is approximately 30 minutes from central Edinburgh and within an hour of Glasgow by train or car. Linlithgow has an excellent selection of local shops and supermarkets, and there is a wide variety of outdoor leisure facilities nearby including Beecraigs Country Park, Muiravonside Country Park, water sports and pleasure boat trips on the Firth of Forth and Union Canal, hill walking, golf, and a dry ski slope at Polmont. The property is surrounded by arable farm land yet convenient for commuters being within easy distance of the M9 and the main rail line between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Edinburgh Airport is approximately 20 minutes by car. There is a preparatory school at Clifton Hall at Newbridge and private schools in Edinburgh are commutable with some schools providing buses from Linlithgow.
There is a shared inner courtyard located to the rear of the property and beyond this a large mature private garden laid to lawn with flower beds and flower borders.
There is a private off street parking space for one car to the front of St Catherine's and two spaces within the rear courtyard.
There is a gas fired central heating system serving the ground floor only.
The fitted carpets, curtains, Venetian and black out blinds, light fittings and the white goods in the kitchen and utility room are included in the sale.
All mirrors are not included in the sale
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