West Lothian, United Kingdom

Single Family

7 beds


$1,338,704 Listing currency: 1,100,000 GBP
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MLS #: EDN130199 Home size: 6,307 ft2 / 586 m2

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Strutt & Parker
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Malcolm Leslie

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    A magnificent family home with beautiful gardens on the banks of the River Avon within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow.With a glorious position overlooking the River Avon and accessible position just west of Linlithgow, Glenavon House is a fine family sized house combining architectural splendour of the late 19th Century with high quality contemporary accommodation, fittings and finishes. Access to the property is directly off the public road through stone pillared entrance gates with a short drive leading to a spacious gravel sweep on the north side of the house. Providing accommodation over two storeys beneath a pitched, tiled roof, the house has been built to an extremely high standard with high-quality material and has retained many original fixtures and fittings. Built of sandstone with ashlar dressings, the house is Grade B listed by Historic Scotland. The listing notes describe the house as ‘an exuberant multi-gabled L-plan villa with Jacobean Renaissance detailing, an ogee-roofed round tower and prominent barge boarding’.Internal period features of the property include engraved ceramic tiled floor in the entrance vestibule; fine dark-wood staircase with panelling and wainscoting in the main hall, beaded parquet flooring and elaborate cornicing in the main reception rooms, a heavily carved Renaissance fireplace and moulded plasterwork ceiling in the dining room and timber moulded surrounds to the principal doorways and leaded and frosted internal windows with floral design on the main stair window.The accommodation is conveniently arranged around a central entrance hall and stairwell on the ground floor and large galleried landing on the first floor. The layout also enables part of the house to be occupied as a self-contained 2-bedroom flat with a kitchen on the ground floor and independent access to and from the garden.The drawing room has a large bay window seat with views over the garden. There is also a set of French windows leading to the conservatory, while another set of French windows open on to a terrace overlooking the tennis court and croquet lawn.The extensive family kitchen features a range of units, including an island unit complete with black granite work surfaces, a Belfast sink, and a four-oven Aga. Beyond the kitchen there is a utility room with fitted units, a stainless steel sink and plumbing for a washing machine. There is also a secondary kitchen by the back door with has fitted units, a sink, an electric oven and a hob. On the first floor there are three principal bedrooms accessed off the main landing, all with large en suite bathrooms. A corridor leads to two further bedrooms, a bathroom, linen cupboard and two separate WCs. On the top floor there are two bedrooms with ample cupboard space.Historical NoteGlenavon House was completed in 1886 to a design by the wellknown architect, James Graham Fairley. The house was built for James Lovell, owner of the now demolished Avon Paper Mill on the east side of the River Avon, and he had a bridge constructed at the bottom of the garden to access his mill on the other side of the river. Although no longer in existence, the remains of the original wooden bridge are still visible today.Gardens and groundsThe extensive gardens and grounds which slope downhill from the position of the house to the River Avon are a particular feature of the property. The fully stocked beds of shrubs and flowering plants are complemented by extensive lawns and an eclectic variety of both native and ornamental trees including oak, horse chestnut, yew, cedar and several fruit trees. On the immediate south and east side of the house is a stone paved terrace with a flight of sandstone steps leading down to a grass tennis court and croquet lawn.At the bottom of the garden and forming the ea
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    This single family listing located at Linlithgow, West Lothian boasts seven bedrooms. The property is currently availible at $1,338,704.

    This property is presented by Malcolm Leslie of Strutt & Parker located in England.