Barraston House sits in a charming and most
private position in rural Central Scotland within East
Dunbartonshire. The property lies in an area of great natural beauty and tranquillity in a prime location near the foot of the Campsie Hills. The village of Torrance offers a selection of local amenities including two hairdressers, shops including a convenience store, dentist, bakery,
post office, chemist and newsagents. It is also highly convenient for nearby Strathkelvin Retail Park which includes a Marks & Spencer food store. There are three village pubs and recreation facilities include tennis courts, a bowling club and nearby golf courses. Torrance is surrounded by picturesque scenery and is a short drive from the suburbs of Bearsden, Milngavie and Bishopbriggs where a wider selection of facilities are on offer along with rail links to Glasgow's West End, City Centre, Edinburgh and the North. The town of Lennoxtown has a variety of
local shops and services including a hotel, pub, doctors, dentist and supermarket. The area is also serviced by a number of nurseries, primary and secondary schools. The area has many great walks, cycles along the old canal networks, rural attractions and a variety of other leisure activities to be enjoyed locally including horse riding, golfing and bowling.
Local schooling is highly regarded and includes Torrance Primary School, Baldernock Primary School, a charming traditional school surrounded by farmland and Milngavie Primary some 6 miles distant. Secondary schooling is provided at Bishopbriggs Academy (4.4 miles distant), Lenzie Academy (4.8 miles distant) and Bearsden Academy (7.2 miles distant). Private schooling can be found nearby at The High School of Glasgow (7.6 miles)
and Glasgow Academy (7.8 miles). There are a number of bus stops close by to Barraston
House, within an approximate 20 - 25 minutes walk
serving the local villages, towns and providing links to Glasgow. The nearest train stations are in Bishopbriggs, Lenzie and Milngavie. Glasgow Airport is 15 miles distant and Edinburgh Airport is approximately 44 miles distant from the property.
The property is well placed for access to the motorway networks and is within close proximity to the M80 providing swift access to the North and South.
Barraston House comprises of a stone built two storey villa under a slate roof built circa 1870 with blue painted sills, downpipes and gutters with a section to the rear with a white painted exterior. The property sits in approximately a 0.94 acre plot and includes a single and double garage and a log store which was a former generator room. The gardens are particularly impressive and have been
landscaped to provide a kitchen garden and orchard in addition to amenity gardens all bounded by perimeter hedging with walkways between. The gardens to the front of the house include herbaceous borders with perimeter seedling and mature trees. The tranquil gardens have a
magical and mystical feeling with so many pretty seating and picnic areas to be enjoyed in total privacy.
The positioning of Barraston House is of particular
note; it lies in a south facing elevated position enjoying panoramic views over the surrounding countryside., On a clear day you can even see as far as Arran.
The property is accessed via a wrought iron gated
entrance leading onto a cobbled courtyard driveway
providing generous parking for several vehicles and,
whilst narrow at parts, vehicular access can be taken to all four sides of the property. There are three useful brick built outbuildings accessed off this courtyard with very pretty amenity gardens and herbaceous borders beyond.
Internally the property has a number of period features including decorative cornicing, ceiling roses, dado rails and working shutters making this a characterful property but also with flexible and generous accommodation configured to suit modern day family living. The current owners have installed underfloor heating in the bathroom, shower room and rear entrance hall/utility room. This is controlled via individual thermostats for each room. The hot water tank is an iDM Energie Hygenik 500 ltre heat store which could be connected to a ground source heat pump if required. Double glazing has been fitted to the front of the house, they have been draught proofed and re-weighted by Ventrolla, with an easy access/cleaning system installed on the upstairs front windows.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Rear entrance vestibule with utilities
(dishwasher and washing machine), Belfast sink and
pantry cupboard and WC off. Inner hallway leading to front entrance with steps down to the gardens. Kitchen/dining room with 3 chamber AGA, stainless steel sink, fitted floor units with integrated electric oven and hob, bespoke oak pantry shelving and solid wood flooring. The kitchen opens onto a family living/music room with a feature fireplace with a wood burning stove enjoying a south facing position with panoramic views. Drawing room with feature fireplace with wood burning stove and beautiful bay window with panoramic south facing views. Dining room with old AGA heat stove and outlook over
the courtyard. Lower First Floor: Family bathroom with arched bi-folding door, roll top bath, WC and wash hand basin. Decorative Spanish floor tiles, exposed stone wall, outlook over the woodlands.
First Floor: Master Bedroom with decorative Victorian fireplace, inbuilt bookcase, fitted wardrobes and attractive arched windows with south facing position with wonderful views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.
Bedroom 2 with decorative fireplace, useful built in
bookcase and lovely arched windows with an outlook over the gardens. Twin bedroom with decorative fireplace and inbuilt wardrobes. Bedroom 4 with inbuilt bookcase and outlook over the woodlands and courtyard below. Shower room with arched window, corner showering cubicle, WC and Belfast style wash hand basin with storage beneath (access to fully floored and insulated attic space above where the Hygienic tank is stored).
Outbuildings: Single garage and double garage of brick construction under a fibreglass roof with painted timber doors with interior and exterior lighting and electric supply (ducts below the cobbled courtyard have been installed so full services can reach the outbuildings if required). Former generator room of brick construction used as a
log and garden store with felt and corrugated roof.
Gardens: Cobbled courtyard driveway providing parking for several vehicles with herbaceous beds to the left with mature and seedling trees, vehicular access is possible to all four sides of the property. There is a very pretty sheltered garden to the right of the courtyard with a covered well, circular area of lawn with perimeter shrubs, mature trees, compost area and a hidden entrance leading to a makeshift footbridge over the trickling burn on the peripheries of the property's boundary. The rear garden is of particular note and has been well laid out to provide beautiful amenity gardens to include a kitchen garden with four raised beds, covered soft-fruit garden, floral curved beds, red gooseberry beds, spectacular rhododendrons and mature trees laid out in a gridded fashion, accessed by a network of paths with decorative box tree hedging edging the main pathways from the house. A delightful trickling burn runs along the west and southern peripheries of the garden as shown in the boundary plan.