Delightful B listed former kirk, imaginatively converted in to a comfortable four-bedroom family home within commuting distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
3 reception rooms • 4 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms (2 ensuite) kitchen/breakfast room • study • galleried landing/home office • utility room • downstairs wc • utility room • cellarBiggar 2 miles, Edinburgh 32 miles, M74 8 miles, Edinburgh Airport 32 miles, Glasgow 40 miles Glasgow Airport 48 miles. (Distances approximate) Bell House was formerly a Free Church of Scotland Kirk, dating from 1834. It was restored in 1874, when the gallery was added. It was cleverly/imaginatively converted into a domestic residence in 2011, incorporating many of its original features including the stain-glass windows, gallery (now galleried landing and home office) and its staircase. Of particular note is the full height sitting room, the well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room and the “bridge” connecting the gallery to bedroom accommodation. Bell House provides flexible, family living space on two floors with the majority of the bedrooms on the first floor. Listed building consent has been granted to put a garage in the garden, a bedroom/room and ensuite facilities in the attic, remove the wall between the kitchen and dining room and consent to merge the downstairs bedroom and ensuite bathroom and put a new ensuite into what is currently the study.(See floor plans for room layout and dimensions)OutsideSurrounding the house is a large parking area (accessed exclusively from a privately owned drive that is shared with a neighbouring property, separated from Bell House by a fence/hedge) and an enclosed garden that is mostly down to lawn. Along the north-west elevation of the old kirk is a partly terraced area with plenty of scope to create an outdoor dining/sitting area. Timber storage sheds provide space for garden implements, tools, logs, bicycles and garden furniture.
Bell House is located in a beautiful rural position about 1 mile north of Coulter and 2 miles from the centre of Biggar. It is surrounded by wonderful countryside where there is a strong agricultural tradition. It is ideally positioned for those who enjoy walking (Tinto and Coulter Fell are close by), a game of golf, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, game shooting and fishing. Coulter has its own primary school; there is a secondary school in Biggar. Biggar has a wide and varied selection of local shops and services. Access to Edinburgh, via A720, and Glasgow, via A720 and M74 is straight forward. Edinburgh provides all the facilities and amenities you would expect from a capital city including many private schools, hospitals, rail station, international airport, theatres, galleries and sporting venues. Glasgow has excellent shopping facilities, transport links and cultural centres. Both city's airports provide regular domestic and international flights to a number of destinations. Carstairs and Lanark, 13 and 12 miles respectively, link into the national rail network and there are regular bus services from Biggar to Edinburgh and surrounding towns.