Greystones lies a short distance from the motorway network with quick connections to Glasgow and the South. The property sits in a secluded position, in an area of open countryside within close proximity to the nearby settlements of Blantyre …
Greystones lies a short distance from the motorway network with quick connections to Glasgow and the South. The property sits in a secluded position, in an area of open countryside within close proximity to the nearby settlements of Blantyre, Hamilton and East Kilbride. The property is situated in a highly accessible location close to the M74. The popular towns of Motherwell and Cambuslang are all located within a short drive of the property and provide a range of local amenities, schooling, shopping, leisure and business facilities.
The nearest town to Greystones is Blantyre. Village amenities include supermarkets, schooling and a leisure centre with a swimming pool. The property is a short drive from the David Livingstone Centre with a museum and park attracting international visitors on a daily basis. The nearest train station is in Hamilton.
East Kilbride is 4 miles from the property and has a vast retail complex which includes a Marks and Spencer Food store, Sainsburys and B&Q. Glasgow is 16 miles from Greystones and is an internationally recognised City of Culture with a number of galleries and museums and a year round calendar of events. Glasgow also has an enviable number of highly regarded Private Schools which include Glasgow and Kelvinside Academies, The High School of Glasgow, Hutcheson Grammar, St Aloysuis and Craigholme School for Girls. The Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde are a short drive from this property. Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports are only about 17 and 38 miles distant respectively and offer regular domestic and international flights.
Greystones is a most attractive white washed stone cottage under a tiled roof, circa 1828 with modern additions, set back from the road in picturesque mature gardens with additional amenity land, bounded by woodland to three sides.
Greystones is accessed off a private driveway which sweeps around the property providing parking for several vehicles. There is a detached garage and several outbuildings which may now benefit from being upgraded but are fully functioning and provide useful additional storage, workshops, potting sheds and hobby areas.
The cottage has been a much loved home and has great character and warmth. Originally serving as a miners cottage, the property has retained its original character, particularly with the exposed modern beams in the main reception room. The property has been adapted to provide generous accommodation on one level with an open plan living/dining room which also opens onto a garden room. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has a fireplace. Greystones is in move-in order throughout and enjoys a lovely outlook over the surrounding flourishing gardens. The property may benefit from being extended, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Of particular note are the quite wonderful mature gardens including a conservation garden adding to the peace and privacy of this tranquil location. There are a number of trees to the peripheries of the boundary providing a shelter belt and privacy from the road. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with expanses to three sides of the property, beyond which there are herbaceous borders and seedling trees. To the front of the sun room there is a delightful patio and floral garden which attracts an array of wild birds.
The accommodation comprises: Garden room with dual aspect over the rear and side gardens, fitted roller blinds and laminated floor. Glazed door leads to a utility room with window overlooking the driveway and garage. Fully fitted kitchen with floor and wall units, laminate floor, stainless steel double sink with drainer, electric oven and induction hob with extractor over, window overlooks the drive and gardens to the rear. Living room/ dining room with feature fireplace with marble hearth and surround with a multi fuel stove and two windows overlooking the gardens to the front. A slight step leads down to the inner hallway with carpeted floor and part glazed front door and windows enjoying a pretty outlook over the front gardens. Bedroom 1 has a feature brick wall with fireplace overlooks the sun room to the rear and gardens to the side of the property, carpeted floor. Bedroom 2 is generous in its proportions and has views to the gardens also from its two windows, carpeted floor. Fully tiled family bathroom with bath, double showering unit, WC and wash hand basin and wall mounted mirror with lights. Linen cupboard with double doors.
Outbuildings: Detached garage with double doors and glazed windows. Coal shed/log store of timber construction. Additional shed of timber construction. Studio/ Workshop of concrete block construction with double doors. Potting house. 3 additional sheds all timber construction with glazed windows (asbestos present).
Garden: The property is accessed via a private gravel driveway to the left of the property. The gardens to three sides are predominantly laid to lawn with a number of mature trees, seedling trees and herbaceous borders. There is a paved patio to the side of the garden room with flowering plants and shrubs. Stepping stones lead from the driveway to the outbuildings. A timber gate gives pedestrian access between the front and rear gardens by the outbuildings and a metal field gate divides the front and rear driveway, providing a fully enclosed garden for those with children or pets. This is a most attractive garden attracting an abundance of wildlife. The boundaries include stone walling, fencing and woodland. Access to the conservation garden is from the main road and it is restricted as the area has become overgrown.