Strath House is set in attractive and well-kept grounds just to the southwest of Linlithgow in wonderful rolling countryside close to the River Avon.
The house is set midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, with the M8 and M9 within 6.5 miles, making both cities, and also Stirling to the north, very accessible. In addition to the excellent road links there are railway stations at Linlithgow and Bathgate with commuter services to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Edinburgh Airport is only 18.5 miles away on the near side of the city.
Bathgate and Linlithgow provide a wide range of shops, supermarkets and local schooling. Private schools in the area include Clifton Hall at Newbridge with all the private schools of Edinburgh and Glasgow also within easy reach.
The recreational facilities on the doorstep are good, with Beecraigs and Muiravonside Country Parks providing children's activities, and there are leisure centres with swimming pools and sports facilities in both Bathgate and Linlithgow. For golfers, there are courses nearby including Balbardie and Bathgate. There are also wonderful walks along the River Avon Heritage Trail.
Strath House is a traditional family home set within a partly walled garden amongst lovely rolling countryside. The former farmhouse has wonderful proportions with spacious living accommodation on the ground floor and excellent bedroom accommodation over the first and second floors. There are fine original features throughout the house such as exposed stone walls, decorative cornicing and high ceilings.
Whilst the formal entrance to the house is situated on the south side of the house, the more everyday entrance is on the north side, next to the driveway and garage. It opens into a wide hallway where there is a utility room and WC.
The kitchen is a fantastic space with double aspect views and a central island. It is fitted with a range of traditionally styled base and wall mounted units with an integrated Belfast sink and AGA with extractor fan above. There is also an integrated electric oven and hob, allowing the AGA to be turned off in the summer months. Plenty of space for a dining table makes this a sociable hub within the home.
There are three reception rooms on the ground floor with two facing south over the garden. The elegant drawing room has a bay window and wood burning stove set beneath a stone mantelpiece. Across the hallway is a further reception room with decorative cornicing and again, a wood burning stove, making it a cosy haven in the winter. The dining room sits next door and is closer to the kitchen.
The principal bedroom is on the first floor and benefits from wonderful views over the garden as well as having a modern en suite shower room. There are a further two bedrooms on the first floor, along with a family bathroom, and two more bedrooms on the second floor with a shower room set between them.
The gardens which surround Strath House are well kept and mature. To the rear of the house is a very generous gravel parking area secured by gates. There is plenty of space for parking and in addition there is a triple garage with electric doors. The morning and evening sun can be enjoyed on the patio by the back door and it wraps around the east side of the house. On the south and west side of the house is a lawn which is sheltered by a mature bank of trees. The lower part of the garden is fully walled and accessed down a small flight of steps. There is a terraced lawn here as well as a generously sized garden shed and a few raised beds.