Town and country living

Surrounded by countryside and with close access to transport links, this property in West Lothian offers the best of both worlds.

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4 West Harwood Crofts in West Calder is a spectacular modern country home, set within three acres of well-maintained grounds, and with five bedrooms and three public rooms, there is plenty of space for the family.

Andrew MacEwan has lived in the property for 20 years. He says that “it’s unique in that it has country living, it’s close to Edinburgh and Livingston. You have a country feel, but in a short space of time you can commute to Edinburgh and Glasgow, so it really has everything going for it – the countryside but the feeling of being within an easy, commutable distance.

“You’re surrounded by fields, and it’s situated in a small rural community, with eleven other houses spread out over 100 acres. The neighbours look out for each other but you’re not in one another’s pockets.”

The detached bungalow is spread out over one floor, offering different access points to the garden, and is in high-quality, move-in condition with great finishings throughout.

You access the property through a set of iron gates and a long, curving driveway which leads up to the main house. The entrance hall features decorative cornicing and solid oak doors which provides access to all the rooms throughout the house.

The bright and spacious lounge looks out over the front garden and features a fireplace and double doors that lead to the dining room. This in turn leads to the main kitchen, with double doors out to the side garden.

There are two kitchens within this property, but the main one has recently been fitted with a range of cream kitchen units and worktops, a five ring gas hob, triple oven and extractor hood. Off the kitchen, there’s also a utility room storage units and space for a washing machine, and a door leading to the back garden.

The second kitchen incorporates a sitting area with space for lounge furniture and views over the garden, so it would be a great place for casual family lunches and dinners. The modern kitchen area has been fitted with base and wall units and benefits from integrated appliances.

The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes that provide excellent storage and a modern en-suite shower room fitted with a shower cubicle and white wash-hand basin and WC.

There are three further spacious bedrooms and a single bedroom which could also be used as a study or home office. The family bathroom is fitted with a white three piece suite featuring a bath and shower.

One of the great features of this property is the elegant self-contained annex apartment, which can be accessed from the hallway as well as its own main door to the front of the property.

The garden also has three hen houses and large poly tunnel, for those who wish to try their hand at raising fowl and growing their own produce. There is also a triple garage with a further guest room or home office above it, for some quiet moments away from the main house.

Within the three acres of land are mature, landscaped gardens which are easy to maintain, a patio area at the front which would be perfect for barbeques, and most unique of all, a self-contained jacuzzi building with shower, toilet and wood-burning stove.

Andrew adds: “I have lived in this property for over 20 years, enjoying watching my children grow up in this beautiful safe country setting. We have created lots of lovely memories to take with us and hope that will equally be an enjoyable place for the next family.”

4 West Harwood Crofts, West Calder, Harburn Village, West Lothian, EH55 8LT

5 bed house with 3 public rooms and land over one acre

Offers Over £475,000

EPC rating: F

ESPC reference: 348231

Contact: For more information call 0131 253 2878

Selling solicitor: McQueen Legal