Knowetop Farm is an outstanding equestrian property, with garaging, outbuildings and land. Situated in a quiet elevated position in South Lanarkshire, it is about 3 miles from Strathaven, 11 miles from East Kilbride and about 11 miles from Hamilton, which …
Knowetop Farm is an outstanding equestrian property, with garaging, outbuildings and land. Situated in a quiet elevated position in South Lanarkshire, it is about 3 miles from Strathaven, 11 miles from East Kilbride and about 11 miles from Hamilton, which has a wide range of shops, leisure facilities, theatre, cinema, galleries and museums. There is primary and secondary schooling available in Strathaven. Primary schooling is also available in the beautiful conservation village of Sandford (about 1 mile) and private schooling at Hamilton College, Hamilton. Sandford village is home to one of the oldest mills in Avondale. Strathaven has an excellent range of local services including supermarket shopping, leisure centre and library, along with thriving coffee shops and tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Lesmahagow about 10 miles south also has a wide variety of shops and local services. Glasgow, (about 30 minutes) is very accessible, East Kilbride and Hamilton both have railway stations with regular connections to Glasgow and beyond. Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports offer regular scheduled and domestic flights, and are 28 and 43 miles respectively.
There are many interesting walks available in the area including the Spectacle Ee waterfalls lying in the Avon Valley at Sandford. The walk was given its name as the result of an incident involving a local man who fell in love with the millers daughter. The miller disapproved of the union and ended their relationship. As revenge, the man placed an eye glass in the mills thatch, which caused it to catch fire and the mill to be burned to the ground.
Strathclyde Country Park (about 10 miles) in North Lanarkshire lies in some 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde. There are a number of golf courses in the area including an 18-hole course at Strathaven Golf Club (about 4 miles) and the racecourse at Hamilton provides regular fixtures. Excellent yachting facilities are available at the marinas at Ardrossan, Troon, Largs and Inverkip.
Knowetop Farm is situated in a delightful rural and secluded position with the house set back from a quiet country road with wonderful elevated views. Built of brick with a rendered finish with a slate roof, it offers very flexible and versatile accommodation on a single storey. The current owners have refurbished the property to a high specification throughout offering light and airy accommodation.
There is a large entrance reception hall, spacious living room, separate dining room, breakfasting kitchen, 5th bedroom/sun room, office, master en suite bathroom with dressing room, two further bedrooms, utility room, cloakroom w.c. and an extensive floored loft currently used as an attic room.
Outside, the manicured gardens are mainly down to lawn with extensive parking. Knowetop Farm benefits from some superb equestrian facilities with about 6.5 acres grazing land easily accessed from the road. There is an excellent large portal frame shed which would be ideal for an indoor riding arena together with 8 stables and a large detached triple garage block with kennels and canine clinic room. There are additional kennels with pens and electric gates leading to a monoblock courtyard.
The spacious entrance hall with marble tiled floor gives access to the principal rooms. The heart of the home is the stunning kitchen/breakfasting room benefitting from stunning views over the Avondale valley. The high quality fitted kitchen with marble worktops and ample fitted storage, with features including dual oven, steam oven, built in microwave, ascent vertical extractor hood, wine cooler, American style fridge freezer, integrated dish washer and superb marble flooring. There is a separate dining room with oak floor, a useful utility room with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, w.c., porch, bedroom 5/sun room with wonderful picture windows overlooking the well tended lawns and a small office.
The living room also has fabulous countryside views with gas fire, marble hearth and backdrop. The luxury master bedroom suite has walk-in dressing room and bathroom with curved whirlpool bath. The family bathroom has bath, separate curved shower cubicle and there are two further bedrooms and a large attic bedroom.
Portal Frame Shed: About 1186 x 688
Block walls with corrugated iron panelling, stone and earth floor.
8 stables (about 116 x 112 each), concrete floor.
Tack Room (about 326 x 245), concrete floor.
Garage (about 374 x 326) with up and over door, concrete floor.
Dog pens (5 external runs).
Triple Garage Block: About 54 x 214 with clinic (about 204 x 133)
Triple garage block with clinic room. Concrete floor. Two electric doors.
Block walls with render finish.
Dog pens: About 285 x 206
9 in total (5 internal and 4 external).
Timber framed shed.
Approached via private gates to a monobloc drive with parking area suitable for numerous vehicles. The gardens are mainly down to extensive lawns with silver birch trees to the west and expansive views. There is also a large pond. From the drive, a tarmacadam sweep leads to the tripe garage block. There is separate access from the road to the portal shed and fields.
The equestrian facilities include 8 stables, tack room and feed room/wash down area. The yard area gives easy access on to the paddocks and there is excellent riding along the country lanes around Knowetop Farm.
There is about 6.5 acres of grazing land in total, with 4 paddocks in all.
Follow the M74 past Strathclyde Country Park and Larkhall, exit at Junction 8, exit onto the Swinhill Road/A71 towards Kilmarnock and Edinburgh. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on the Swinhill Road/A71. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on the A71. Turn left onto Sandford Road and continue for about 0.8 miles and the property is on the right hand side.
From Strathaven, take the B7086. Turn left for Sandford and continue over the small bridge onto Stonehouse Road and proceed for about 1.4 miles and Knowetop Farm is on the left hand side.
Knowetop Farm, Sandford Road, Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire, ML9 3PB