A characterful family home
Abercorn has plenty of character and excellent potential in being able to refresh the home to suit your own tastes.
There is much detail and care that has been taken in the build of this property, which can really be appreciated in person. The home has many bespoke features including solid oak flooring, Oregon pine panelling and doors, built-in display cabinets, stained glass windows, Art-deco cornicing and feature fireplaces.
The entrance vestibule leads into a hallway with an under-stair cupboard and a downstairs WC with corner wash-hand basin. The dining room has triple windows which look out over the front garden, and there are four inset cupboards for storage, a feature fireplace and Art Deco detail. The generously-proportioned sitting room has stained glass windows and Art Deco cornicing, and looks out over the back garden. The kitchen features Charles-Rennie Mackintosh inspired base and wall units and a free standing range cooker, perfect for those who love to cook, and there is cupboard as well as a butlers’ pantry which leads out to the garden. Completing the downstairs accommodation is a bedroom which could also serve as a study.
Stairs lead from the hallway to the first floor where there are three expansive double bedrooms, all with inbuilt hanging cupboards. The tiled bathroom has a bath with shower over, large wash-hand basin and original features, while there is also a separate WC with original panelling. The property is kept warm and comfortable throughout the year with gas central heating.
Outside, the garden offers a wonderful space in which to relax and entertain. The sunny front garden faces south and also features a greenhouse and patio area, tool shed with electricity supply, a well-maintained wooden garage and a large vegetable patch. The garden extends substantially to the back of the house, and would offer potential to build a further dwelling subject to the necessary planning consent.
Situated in the historic town of Bathgate, just off the A89 and on the corner of Kirkton Avenue, Abercorn is in an ideal location close to the mainline rail station and with a bus stop placed just outside. Nearby there is a golf course, tennis courts, beautiful Kirkton Park, and a large 24-hour Tesco, while Bathgate’s busy town centre is just a short walk away. Within the community there are two primary schools, Bathgate Academy, a post office, iron age barrow, nursery, newsagents and superb bus services. Polkemmet County Park is also close by and provides wildlife and country walks in parkland with a play area, nine-hole golf course and visitor centre. Livingston’s Designer Outlet is only five miles away, and Edinburgh City Centre is just 15 miles further.
Offers over £325,000
4 bed detached house with 2 public rooms
ESPC ref: 377802
EPC rating: E
Selling solicitor: Sturrock Armstrong & Thomson
Contact details: 0131 253 2726