Kings Park Cottage is located 2 miles to the east of Linlithgow, in an accessible rural location. Linlithgow town centre has an excellent range of supermarkets, shops, leisure facilities and professional services. There are primary and secondary schools while private schooling can be found at Clifton Hall in Newbridge, with Edinburgh and Glasgow also offering a greater range of independent schools.
Linlithgow's skyline is dominated by the historic Linlithgow Palace, which was the birthplace of both James V and Mary, Queen of Scots and is considered to be Scotland's finest surviving late medieval building. Linlithgow Loch and Palace is a conservation area and the wildlife of the loch mark it as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The property is ideally placed for commuting to anywhere in central Scotland. Junctions 3 and 4 of the M9 are each under 3 miles away and provide a quick link to Edinburgh Airport (12.5 miles) and on to the city centre, as well as providing easy access northbound to Stirling and Perth. The M8 for Glasgow is less than 10 miles to the south. The railway station in Linlithgow is 2 miles away and offers easy commuter services to both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Kings Park Cottage is a wonderful detached family home set on the edge of rolling fields in the West Lothian countryside, less than 2 miles from Linlithgow. The house has spacious family accommodation over two floors with a traditionally styled interior to the front of the house and more modern open plan accommodation to the rear.
The formal entrance to the house is through double doors on the east side of the house which open into a spacious hallway with one of the two staircases leading to the first floor accommodation and a wood burning stove set into the wall.
At the heart of the house is a large open plan kitchen with central island and an AGA. The kitchen offers direct access to the west and east garden via patio or bi-fold doors. Accessed from the kitchen is a cosy room with wood burning stove which is a lovely retreat in the winter months. The family room and dining room both link to the kitchen and overlook the gardens to the front and rear. Also accessed from the kitchen to the west side of the house is an extension which was added in 2009. On the ground floor is a spacious open plan sitting room with large wood burning stove and where the second staircase is situated. There is also access to the patio via bi-fold doors. Beyond is a bedroom, shower room and utility room with access to the garage. There is an additional ground floor bedroom at the opposite end of the house as well as another shower room.
The first floor can be accessed from both the extension and original staircase and there are four bedrooms at this level with the principal bedroom set at the heart of the house. To the north side are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower, bath, WC and wash hand basin. The principal bedroom is triple aspect and has a dressing area and en suite shower room. On the south side of the house is a substantial first floor sitting room / games room with balcony over the garden and there is a generously sized guest bedroom with en suite beyond.
Kings Park Cottage is set behind a pretty stone wall with an entrance at either end. The south driveway leads up to a double garage which has an electric door on either side, making arriving and leaving via the in and out driveway exceptionally easy. The south garage has internal access via the utility room and is home to the boiler room. There is a further integral garage and driveway to the north. The gardens which surround Kings Park Cottage face mainly east and west and are mature and well presented. The east garden has a large lawn and a gravel driveway which loops around past the front of the house. The lawn has a mature hedge and is interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. There is a further lawn on the west side of the house which is bordered by open farmland. There is also a large patio which is ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining and is next to the kitchen.