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Braidlea

Douglas, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 0RW

Offers Over £575,000


  • A handsome Victorian Villa with grazing and woodland with superb views in an idyllic rural location.

  • 5/6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms.

  • Stunning garden room with open plan kitchen.

  • Double garage and stables.

  • Large private and established garden grounds.

  • About 13.39 acres.

Braidlea is a most handsome country house with stables, land and woodland, with fine views over the South Lanarkshire countryside towards the attractive village of Douglas. With large, private garden grounds incorporating Braidlea burn, garaging and stables, Braidlea is in …

Braidlea is a most handsome country house with stables, land and woodland, with fine views over the South Lanarkshire countryside towards the attractive village of Douglas. With large, private garden grounds incorporating Braidlea burn, garaging and stables, Braidlea is in an idyllic rural position with lovely views. The village of Douglas is well placed and has easy access to the M74 (about 2.8 miles). The village has a primary school, a popular bakers (Douglas Bakery and Coffee Shop), chemist, butcher and mini market. There are numerous walks around the village and surrounding countryside including a circular walk into the estate grounds surrounding the old castle site (Douglas Castle), of which only a single tower now remains.

Secondary schooling is available in Lanark (about 11 miles), with local services including railway station, shops and supermarkets. The World Heritage Site of New Lanark (about 13 miles) is an award winning industrial model village with guided tours of the mill village and a superb riverside walk passing a series of waterfalls (the Falls of Clyde). The Clyde Walkway is a 40 mile long distance walk from Glasgow City Centre to the World Heritage Centre at New Lanark, travelling through industrial areas with spectacular historic and modern buildings, with a mixture of urban and rural making it a delightful walk with fascinating history.

Hamilton (about 21 miles), has a wide range of shops, leisure facilities, theatre, cinema, galleries and museums, Strathclyde Country Park lies in some 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde and private schooling is available at Hamilton College. Larkhall (16 miles) has a railway station with regular connections to Glasgow and beyond. Strathaven (about 16 miles) also has an excellent range of services including supermarket shopping, leisure centre and library, along with thriving coffee shops and tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports offer regular scheduled and domestic flights, and are 39 and 54 miles respectively.

There are many interesting walks in the area including the Hidden Side of the Falls of Clyde, near Lanark (about 12 miles) with gorge cliffs and the ruins of Corra Castle. There are a number of golf courses in the area with the Douglas Water Course by Lanark (about 4.5 miles distant) as well as Lanark Golf Club, the 25th oldest Golf Club in the world. The racecourse at Hamilton provides regular meetings and Hamilton Ice Rink is the venue for Douglas Curling Club matches.

Occupying a superb peaceful position commanding a fine outlook towards Douglas, South Lanarkshire. Braidlea is a particularly fine detached Victorian villa, which offers a superb range of well-appointed and versatile accommodation. Built on two storeys, of stone and slate, originally built in the late 19th century, the current owners have occupied Braidlea for some 26 years. The property has retained much of its original charm and character with well proportioned rooms, pretty fireplaces, working shutters, and lovely bathrooms.

On the ground floor, there is an inviting entrance hall which leads to the elegant drawing room with multi fuel wood burning stove, dining room with dado rail, boot room/store and w.c. The fabulous proportioned open plan living kitchen with extended garden room benefits from a wealth of natural light with French doors leading to the garden. The kitchen is cleverly arranged with a large central island unit with plentiful floor and wall units, sink, dishwasher, Range electric cooker, tiled flooring and a useful shelved pantry. The living area has a superb open fireplace and built in bookcases.

On the first floor there are 5 generous sized bedrooms, two with built-in showers and mezzanine study area, two bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom. There is a lovely master en suite with roll top bath and separate shower and a stylish family bathroom. The 6th bedroom is currently used as an office. All of the bedrooms have delightful views over the gardens and grounds. A new boiler has recently been installed.

ACCOMMODATION
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Open plan Living/Kitchen/Garden Room, w.c.

First Floor: Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 bedrooms with mezzanine floor and shower, 2 further bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathroom, single bedroom/office.

GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)
Braidlea is accessed via a shared private drive, which leads to an electric gate with a gravelled drive with ample parking for several cars. The south facing gardens are generously proportioned and laid predominantly to lawn with sheltered beech hedging and stone wall, they are full of colour in the spring with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells. The gardens also benefit from a flagged patio area, an ideal space for alfresco dining. A beautiful laurel hedge separates the drive and private gardens. There is also a greenhouse.
There is an adjoining double garage positioned at the rear of the house with automatic door and separate utility room, which has plumbing for washing machine.

STABLES
Breezeblock and timber framed stables with overhang shelter.

3 stables. About 8.57m x 3.58m
Generous sized field shelter.

LAND AND WOODLAND
Braidlea sits in approximately 13.39 acres which is predominantly coniferous woodland which has the potential for felling and income production pending the relevant licences being sought. Further to this there are two useful small grazing paddocks