5 Longford Crofts sits in a wonderful rural setting amongst a small community just outside West Calder. The Pentland Hills rise to the south, providing excellent walking and fishing opportunities in various lochs and reservoirs. Harburn boasts a well regarded 18 hole golf course and busy calendar of local events hosted in the village hall.
The property benefits from the best of both town and country living, with Livingston's indoor retail park and main supermarkets about 6 miles away. West Calder offers a range of shops, cafés, and services on its main street, as well as the tourist attraction of Five Sisters Zoo. The town's train station provides a frequent service to both Edinburgh (approx 30 mins) and Glasgow (approx 50 mins).
Primary schooling is available at Bellsquarry or Parkhead, with secondary school options in Livingston or West Calder. The independent Clifton Hall School near Newbridge is 12.3 miles away and offers a nursery, junior and senior school. An excellent range of private schools is available in Edinburgh, including Cargilfield Prep School, St George's School for Girls, Fettes College, Merchiston and The Edinburgh Academy. Stewart's Melville College, Mary Erskine's School and George Watsons also have direct bus services from Livingston South railway station. The Gyle shopping centre (16.5 miles) is on the near side of Edinburgh and offers excellent shopping and a good range of services and restaurants.
The property is extremely commutable as it benefits from excellent accessibility to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Junction 4 of the M8, linking both cities, is less than 5 miles away. The A70 and A71 offer alternative, more scenic routes into Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport is also on the near side of the city centre.
5 Longford Crofts was completed in 2015 and occupies a spacious plot amongst a small cluster of new properties in the West Lothian countryside. The property has a warm and welcoming entrance hall with a feature wine store and there are doors through to the kitchen and off to the study. The open plan dining kitchen and sitting room is the hub of the house and forms a perfect space for entertaining. There is a central island with contemporary high gloss white kitchen units and built in appliances which include a dishwasher, induction hob, coffee machine, double oven and microwave (all AEG). There is plenty of space for a dining table and seating area. Both the dining kitchen/sitting room and the separate family room have bi fold doors which open out to the garden allowing for seamless indoor / outdoor living. Beyond the family room is the home cinema, which has a fitted bar and patio doors to the garden. There is a downstairs double bedroom which is served by a shower room next to the utility room.
The first floor has a spacious landing with seating area and a large picture window which allows lots of natural light into the house. The master bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has a Juliet balcony. There is also a fully fitted dressing room and en suite bathroom with shower, WC, bath and twin washbasins. There are three other double bedrooms situated off the landing, all served by a family bathroom .
5 Longford Crofts also has a self-contained annexe which could be incorporated into the house or used for an older family member. It too has an open plan kitchen / sitting room with fully fitted kitchen. It also has a utility room, two bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a bathroom.
To the front of the house is a spacious driveway where there is a double doored garage and gym above. The gym has its own boiler and shower room and could be used as a home office. Below is a large space which can fit three cars or be used as a workshop.
The garden extends to about 1.3 acres and is mainly laid to lawn. There are gardens to the south, west and north of the property so the sun can be enjoyed at any time of the day. To the rear is a children's play area with climbing frame, which forms part of the sale.
'The Croft Holding is part of a Lowland Crofting Scheme in respect of which a Lowland Crofting Scheme Plan has been agreed with the Council's Authorised Officer.
Lowland Crofting Scheme plan, design guide and deed of conditions