West Mains 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 12.5 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.
11 West Mains Crofts is an attractive property which was built and completed by the current owner in 2011. It sits in a well presented plot of about 1 acre and there is spacious accommodation over two floors with fabulous panoramic views to the north.
The ground floor begins with a vestibule and large entrance hall, off which sits all the downstairs accommodation. The kitchen / dining room is open plan and has access to the garden through two sets of French doors. The kitchen has a range of modern units with soft close drawers and a Silestone worktop. Within the kitchen are high quality Siemens appliances which include a gas hob, steam oven, microwave / oven and dishwasher. In addition there is also a Caple wine fridge. There is plenty of space for a dining table as well as an area in front of the Jotul multi fuel stove for seating. Adjacent to the kitchen is a bright and comfortable triple aspect sitting room which is ideal for entertaining. To the front of the house and next to a shower room are two bedrooms and off the hallway is a home office. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a good-sized utility room, shower room and plant room, with integral access into the double garage.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor which all have an en suite bath / shower room. The principal bedroom is to the front of the house and makes the most of the views with a large floor to ceiling window. It has a luxurious en suite bathroom as well as a spacious dressing room.
To the east end of the house is an annexe which has its own front door, but can also be accessed from the central garage. Arranged over one level, it is an ideal space for a family member or guests who want a bit more independence. It has a generous double height kitchen / family room with modern units and CDA appliances. It too features a Jotul multi fuel stove and there are double doors to the garden. There is a double bedroom with integrated wardrobes, a shower room and utility room as well as a single garage.
To the front of the house is an extensive lawn and gravel driveway which wraps round to the east side of the house to the workshop. The workshop is a steel construction and measures 14.3m x 6.8m. The main portion of the garden is to the south and can be accessed from either side of the house as well as from the annexe, garage, utility room and sitting room. The back garden is mainly laid to lawn but is bordered by well kept and colourful flower beds and beech hedges.