Glebe House is a detached, early nineteenth century (circa 1820), grade B listed former manse designed by William Burn and built of stone under slate roofs. The house occupies a private location with views over the surrounding countryside. It …
Glebe House is a detached, early nineteenth century (circa 1820), grade ‘B’ listed former manse designed by William Burn and built of stone under slate roofs. The house occupies a private location with views over the surrounding countryside. It has a charming, friendly ambiance, has been well maintained and retains many of its original features. These include decorative floor tiles in the hall, the elegant staircase, fireplaces and fine plasterwork.
From the entrance vestibule at the front of the house, the main reception rooms on the ground floor radiate off a welcoming central hall. The drawing room with west facing bay window and Canadian maple flooring overlooks the front garden. The formal dining room links through to a useful pantry, the utility room and the kitchen. The kitchen/breakfast room has a wooden floor and Spanish tiles, fitted floor and wall units and a two oven Aga stove. To the rear of the house are useful storage rooms and a larder. Stairs from the larder lead to the maid’s bedroom. The dry wine cellar is accessed from the hall.
Four double bedrooms are located on the first floor. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and the other bedrooms are served by a family bathroom. One of these bedrooms is currently used as a sitting room and is particularly attractive. Bedroom 5 is a former maid’s bedroom which has separate access from the ground floor.
The accommodation has LPG heating and the majority of the windows are double glazed.
The Glebe House is accessed from the public road via a private tree lined avenue leading to the gravelled parking area at the front of the house and the attractive, well maintained courtyard at the rear. The buildings are currently divided into a wood store, workshop, two separate garages, store room and tool store. Subject to the necessary planning consents, the buildings could be adapted to a range of alternative uses. The gardens surrounding the house are mostly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs offering shelter and privacy.
The current owner rents about 15 acres of grassland, which surround Glebe House, from The Church of Scotland. Further details of this arrangement are available from the selling agents.
Glebe House is located on the eastern edge of Carstairs Village which has a good range of amenities including a post office, health centre, pub, local shops and a primary school. Secondary schooling is available at Lanark Grammar School and Biggar High School. The historic market town of Lanark is approximately 5 miles away where a wider range of schools, shops, amenities, entertainment and recreational facilities can be found. Carstairs is an ideal location for commuting by both rail and road. Both Glasgow Airport (about 35 miles) and Edinburgh Airport (about 27 miles) have a growing number of flights to many domestic and international locations. The station at Carstairs Junction provides commuter and main line links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the south with journey times of approximately 30 minutes to Edinburgh and Glasgow. In addition there are regular services to Glasgow from Lanark. Overnight sleeper train services to and from London Euston are available at Carstairs Junction.
There are numerous leisure and sporting amenities in the area. These include walks along the Clyde Valley and in the surrounding hills, golf courses at Lanark and Carnwath, a multi-screen cinema complex at Hamilton and the world heritage site of New Lanark.
(see location plan) From Carluke take the A721 to Carstairs. On entering the Carstairs turn right onto the A70 and continue towards the village. Turn left into a private driveway before the Church of Scotland. This leads to Glebe House.
For satnav purposes the property postcode is ML11 8QQ.
Mains electricity Mains water Private drainage
South Lanarkshire Council Almada Street Hamilton South Lanarkshire ML3 0AA
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
The fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings are included in the sale. Excluded items include wall mounted corner cupboards in the drawing room, dining room and upstairs study, the sway iron in the back kitchen, the fire grate, brass dogs, bronzes and mirror in the drawing room, and the secretaire book case in the study. Details are available from the selling agents.
For Council Tax Purposes the Glebe House falls into Band E.
The Energy Efficiency Rating is G.
By appointment with the Selling Agents.