Thornhome is situated in a rural yet very accessible location outside the South Lanarkshire town of Carluke. The property was built some 25 years ago as a smallholding and overlooks its own 7 acre paddock at the front of the …
Thornhome is situated in a rural yet very accessible location outside the South Lanarkshire town of Carluke. The property was built some 25 years ago as a smallholding and overlooks its own 7 acre paddock at the front of the house. It is within the mature grounds of a former country estate. Nearby Carluke is largely a commuting town given its ease of access to the motorway links to Glasgow and Edinburgh. It has a variety of small stores and supermarkets, several primary schools and a secondary school. John Cumming Stadium has a superb 400 metre all-weather track and 11-a-side football pitch. In addition there is the Leisure Centre which has a wide variety of activities including swimming, fitness classes and crèche facilities. There is a railway station in Carluke with frequent services to Glasgow, Hamilton and Motherwell and a bi-hourly service to Edinburgh.
There are many walks to enjoy in the area including The Bounds, Jeely and Mill Trails which take in the beautiful woodland, secluded walks, waterways and stunning landscapes.
Craignethan Castle ruin is about 7 miles distant and is located in a picturesque setting overlooking the River Nethan. There is a nature trail from the castle where you can explore the deep glen of the Nethan Water. New Lanark World Heritage Centre is 7½ miles away and offers a wide variety of attractions.
Thornhome is a single storey house of a timber frame design and built of brick under a tiled room. Located off a quiet country road the property has a large 8 car garage with adjoining workshop/tack room, an insulated store, riding arena and about 8 acres of grazing paddocks. Internally the accommodation is well proportioned and benefits from oil fired central heating and is double glazed.
Thornhome has an interesting history with the owner of Carluke’s biggest employer, R&W Scott the chocolate and jam manufacturers having lived in Thornhome House in the early 20th century. Mr Scott was a gentleman farmer and bred hackney horses and ponies at Thornhome. The stud was called Mathias and came from the Duke of Lonsborough.
Internally Thornhome is well proportioned with a generously sized sitting room with large picture window overlooking the paddock. The kitchen has been fitted with a range high gloss cream fitted base units and complimentary worktop with integrated gas hob, extractor, double oven and dishwasher with an adjacent useful utility room and w.c. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room with wash hand basin set in a vanity unit and w.c. There are two double bedrooms and a single bedroom which share the fully tiled family bathroom with shower enclosure, bath, w.c. and wash hand basin. The fifth bedroom/study is currently used as a sewing room and is fitted with wall and floor units.
Ground Floor: Living Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, 5 bedrooms (master en suite), bathroom and w.c.
The private gardens surrounding Thornhome are sheltered and easily maintained being mainly down to lawn with a selection of attractive young trees including cherry, plum and apple blossom trees, rhododendron and estate snowdrops in spring and is bounded by hedge and fencing, there is a gravel chipped area, drying green and a large decked area is fitted with a hot tub and provides an ideal space for outdoor entertaining. There is parking around the house for several vehicles/horse boxes.
There is about 7.8 acres of grazing land divided into four enclosures with electric fencing separating them. Access is adjacent to the riding arena. Water is from troughs.
Riding Arena (about 60’ x 130’)
Wood chip surface.
Garage (about 38’ x 38’5”)
Eight car garage with power, light and water. Adjoining the garage is a store/tack room and kennel.
Marley garage (about 22’ x 11’)
Converted into an insulated workshop with water and electricity.