Offers Over £330,000

4 bed semi-detached house for sale in West Calder

17 Harburn Road, WEST CALDER, EH55 8AQ
Energy Rating D

An opportunity has arisen to purchase a substantial stone-built semi-detached family home in this excellent well sought after location and the property, although requiring specialist work upgrading and modernisation, offers a purchaser a delightful family home situated on two floors. The price has been set to take into account the repairs which are required to the property and a purchaser will note when viewing the substantial gardens to the side and rear of the property which offer scope for further building (subject to all necessary consents and permissions). The house was built around 1890 and is within an established residential area in the central part of West Calder. Within the town itself is a selection of shops and outlets for day-to-day requirements and there are restaurants, public houses, a medical centre and a primary school. Of special interest is the West Calder High School building which was completed in 2018 and this includes a swimming pool, sports pitch and sports facilities for school and also used for community purposes. The location of West Calder is excellent as it lies on the A71 which provides a direct route to Edinburgh and to the Edinburgh City By-Pass and from there to the south. There is also easy access to the M8 leading to Glasgow, and Edinburgh International Airport lies approximately sixteen miles away. The well used railway link from West Calder offers commuter services to Edinburgh Waverley and to Haymarket Stations and also there is a link to Glasgow Central Station. Nearby Livingston provides a wider range of amenities and facilities and these include the Almondale Shopping Centre and the McArthur Glen retail village. The area surrounding West Calder is suitable for outdoor pursuits and a short distance away is Dalmahoy Country Club with its championship golf course, hotel and spa. Also within the area is Deer Park Golf and Country Club in Livingston and at Ratho the Edinburgh International climbing area. There are many footpaths and cycle paths within the area for rural pursuits and Almondell and Calderwood are within the area, and the Pentland Hills Regional Park only a short drive away. As mentioned above, schooling is on the doorstep within West Calder at nursery, primary and secondary level, whilst Cliftonhall School at nearby Newbridge is also available with schooling in Edinburgh including George Watson's College, Merchiston, Erskine Stewart Melville College and St. George's School. The property whilst offering excellent accommodation on two floors requires upgrading and estimates have been obtained by the current owner to clarify the extent of the work required and the approximate cost. The valuation set by the valuer takes into account these outstanding repairs. This substantial and handsome stone built property has been in the ownership of the present family for nearly fifty years. Upgrading will result in a most impressive family home and the accommodation presently comprises an entrance vestibule leading into the reception hall. On the ground floor there is a large lounge with bay window, a dining room to the rear, a living room/sitting room and kitchen and a family bathroom. On the upper floor the accommodation comprises four further bedrooms and a shower room. The property has potential for creating two flats as there is a separate access by outside staircase to the upper floor. At the side of the property is a drive and there is excellent parking available at the side and rear of the property. The gardens are extensive and there is a large area to the side and a further grassed and woodland area to the rear where there is the potential of further development (subject to all necessary permissions and consents). The property has gas central heating and double glazing and on the lower floor attractive wood panelling and cornice work and the inner door from the vestibule has original stained glass work. This property will form a spacious and well situated family home once a programme of modernisation and upgrading has been completed and its potential can be seen. To appreciate this and the extensive gardens to the side and rear of the property early viewing is recommended.

  • Entrance Vestibule

    An outer solid door leads into the vestibule which has the original floor tiling and houses the electric meters. There is a stained glass window and half stained glass door leading to the inner reception hall.

  • Lounge

    5.26 m X 4.27 m / 17'3" X 14'0"

    An elegant and well-proportioned room with large bay window which has the benefit of double glazing, fitted carpet, plain cornice work and four power points. Radiator. Ceiling light. Open shelved area with cupboard below. Good natural light enjoyed in this room from the large windows facing the front.

  • Dining Room

    4.42 m X 2.74 m / 14'6" X 9'0"

    Quietly located to the rear of the property, the dining room has a window overlooking the rear garden and has the benefit of parquet flooring and shelving extending one wall of the room. Four power points.

  • Kitchen

    4.72 m X 2.97 m / 15'6" X 9'9"

    There is a door to the garden and windows to the rear garden and also a window to the side. Sink unit. Four power points. Appliances may be included if required.

  • Bedroom 2

    4.8 m X 3.05 m / 15'9" X 10'0"

    Located to the rear with window overlooking the rear garden. Two power points. Radiator. Wash hand basin.

  • Bedroom 3

    3.58 m X 2.36 m / 11'9" X 7'9"

    With double glazed window facing the front.

  • Bedroom 4

    3.35 m X 2.59 m / 11'0" X 8'6"

    With radiator. Window to the rear. Wash hand basin. Two power points. This room could be adapted as a kitchen if required on this level.

  • Bathroom

    2.44 m X 1.75 m / 8'0" X 5'9"

    This has a bath, wash hand basin, WC and radiator.

  • Shower Room

    2.13 m X 1.68 m / 7'0" X 5'6"

    With WC with high level cistern, shower in shower compartment and wash hand basin. Shelving. Vanity unit below wash basin. Radiator.

  • Inner Reception Hall

    A fine welcome to this handsome property and with the staircase to the upper floor leading from the hall. This area has original panelling, cornice, radiator and one power point. There is a large under-stair storage area with light.

  • Sitting Room/Living Room

    3.81 m X 3.35 m / 12'6" X 11'0"

    Again quietly located in the rear, this room has a double glazed window with view to the garden and access to the kitchen area. Radiator. Four power points. Cupboard housing the tank and with the control for the heating. The central heating boiler is located within this area. Access to the kitchen.

  • Staircase to upper floor

    This is carpeted with a carved wooden banister and on the upper landing there is access to the attic and one power point.

  • Master Bedroom facing the front

    5.18 m X 4.04 m / 17'0" X 13'3"

    A magnificent and well lit room with large windows facing the front and with wall cupboard annexed. Two power points.

  • Drive and Parking

    There is ample parking to the side and rear of the property for a number of vehicles. This is tarmacadamed and opens directly onto the street.

  • Gardens

    The gardens are extensive and are situated to the front, side and rear of the property. The side garden is laid mainly with shrubs and trees facing the front and with a variety of spring flowers. To the rear there is a drying area and a grassed area. The garden at the back is mainly woodland at present but has scope for development and for creating a delightful garden or perhaps for development (subject to all consents and permissions).

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West Calder, West Lothian at a glance*

  • Average selling price


  • Median time to sell

    15 days

  • Average % of Home Report achieved


  • Most popular property type

    2 bedroom house

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* Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on Figures relate to the 12 month period ending on 30/06/2022

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