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 a 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 major 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 Watson's 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 first class 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.
7 Longford Crofts is a substantial family home which was completed to a high standard by the current owners in 2017. The house has bright and spacious accommodation over two floors with open plan living spaces on the ground floor and large bedrooms on the first floor.
On entering the house there is a large central hallway with suspended staircase to the first floor. The kitchen is off the hallway and is fitted with a range of modern base and wall mounted units with a central breakfast bar / island. Appliances are by Smeg throughout and include an induction hob, two warming drawers, oven, microwave and extractor fan. The kitchen has plenty of space for a dining table as well as a sitting area and also links with one of the two reception rooms. The first reception room has floor to ceiling windows which allow light to fill the room. There is also a wood burning stove which provides warmth in the winter months.
There is a more formal sitting room across the hallway with views to both the front and back gardens. It has direct access through bi-folding doors to the rear terrace, which is also a feature from the kitchen. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a shower room and fully fitted utility room with back door.
Upstairs there is a generous landing which serves as a further seating area. There is access off the landing to four double bedrooms, all of which are en suite. The principal bedroom has a pitched ceiling and full height windows which give a real sense of space. There are also built in wardrobes and a large en suite shower room. Also on the first floor is a generously sized family bathroom.
Sitting adjacent to the house is a separate outbuilding which was also completed in 2017. This has its own front door and on the ground floor is a flexible space which could be a sitting room, gym or even home office. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, a bathroom and large fully fitted kitchen area with space for dining. In addition to the living space there is also a useful store room and single garage.
7 Longford Crofts is accessed via a private driveway and electric gates. There is a generous car parking area and a large car port to the front. There are three main sections of lawn where sun can be enjoyed throughout the day. Off the back of the house is a big expanse of lawn and around the house is a spacious deck with separate hot tub area. The garden space is completed by a children's play area which is fully enclosed and astroturfed.