The Post Office House is a beautiful stone built family house which is centrally positioned within the picturesque coastal village of Blackness and provides immaculately presented and flexible family accommodation over two floors with a stunning self-contained annexe and mature enclosed private garden. The original dwelling house was...
The Post Office House is a beautiful stone built family house which is centrally positioned within the picturesque coastal village of Blackness and provides immaculately presented and flexible family accommodation over two floors with a stunning self-contained annexe and mature enclosed private garden. The original dwelling house was constructed in the late 19th century and was the home of the Baron Baillie of Linlithgow for two generations. Sometime after 1970 a part of the house became a tea room which became known as the Blackness tearoom and was a favoured destination for tourists. The property retains many fine original features including ornate cornicing, stained glass windows, lovely feature fireplaces and tile and parquet flooring. The property is bright and spacious throughout and in brief the accommodation comprises, a welcoming entrance hall, a superb lounge with bay window and a limestone fireplace and granite hearth which is ideal for entertaining, a dining kitchen with attractive living flame gas fire set within a an original fireplace with a wooden surround, a further dining room or family room with French doors leading into the garden, sunroom and modern shower room with WC and useful utility area. On the upper level there is a spacious landing with attractive stained glass window which leads to three double bedrooms (two of which benefit from built-in wardrobes), a further single bedroom and a fabulous family bathroom with modern four piece luxury white suite including a feature ‘cocoon’ bath and separate shower cubicle. The property has LPG gas central heating, double glazing, a floored attic and on-street parking. To the rear of the property there is an attractive enclosed private garden which is predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and fruit beds. The garden also benefits from a raised decking area with lovely views over the River Forth and a separate stone seating area which is ideal for barbeques and entertaining. The Post Office House is a superb family home and also benefits from a large annexe which is accessed from the family room or externally from glazed doors leading to the garden and is ideal for accommodating family and friends. The annexe is self-contained and consists of a large studio/living area with modern open plan fitted kitchen and direct access to the garden, a beautiful galleried double bedroom with views over Blackness Castle and a luxurious and spacious bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. The annexe would offer a superb letting or AirBnB opportunity, particularly considering the number of tourists attracted to the village, or would equally provide excellent home business potential.
Blackness is a picturesque coastal village which is ideally located within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh City
Centre (approximately 16 miles), Edinburgh Airport (approximately 11 miles) and Glasgow (approximately 40 miles). Blackness Castle is a popular tourist attraction owned by Historic Scotland, and has been the location for several films and television series, including the recent Outlander series. The village also lies on the John Muir way and is popular with walkers and cyclists. Blackness is steeped in history and several significant local events take place in the village each year. The local primary school is walking distance from the property, and is served by a bus service for the children from the village and surrounding areas. There is a village shop and church within the square, excellent restaurants nearby including the renowned Champany Inn and Mannerstons Deli, and a wide variety of sporting, cultural and leisure activities within easy reach, including the surrounding beaches, Hopetoun Estate and Blackness Boat Club. The village is also served by a regular bus service connecting to Linlithgow, Falkirk and Edinburgh. There is a railway station in Linlithgow which provides regular services to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. The county town of Linlithgow and surrounding towns provide a vibrant and varied shopping experience and a selection of highly sought-after schools.
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