Part Exchange Available! Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this impressive Victorian property, which was the original doctor's house for the Shale Mining Company. For over a century, West Lothian lay at the heart of Scotland's Shale Oil industry. Many moved to the area in search of work within the Shale Mines, oil works and refineries. Standing proudly is 1 The Birches a beautiful Victorian villa, in the local period vernacular and flanked by generous mature gardens. 1 The Birches is a treasure trove of space and antiquity. Aside from the ample rooms with traditional high ceilings, you’ll discover beautiful cornicing and original features.
Stepping inside the bright entrance porch, which in turn gives access to the very welcoming reception hall you can’t help but be wowed at the space this home has to offer. The sizeable ground floor is home to a variety of rooms an active family would delight in. In the formal dining room, it’s easy to picture lavish dinners and good company. This floor is also home to the impressive lounge. Accented with a magnificent feature fireplace, the room’s height and majestic bay window gift panoramic views of the front mature garden. You’ll also discover a large dining kitchen complete with “Rangemaster” cooker, American fridge freezer and dishwasher. The original maid's room, would be an ideal bedroom, however the current owners currently utilised as an office. There is also a very handy WC located on the ground level.
To the rear, you’ll discover the laundry room, handy storage area, shower room, and impressive gym area, which leads to the sauna, ideal for unwinding after a hard day's work. Journey upstairs and you’ll discover a large stained glass window which provides natural light. On the mezzanine level the recently painted family bathroom is fitted with four piece white bathroom suite. Carry on up the carpeted staircase with wooden balustrade to the upper landing: where you’ll discover four generous bedrooms, all with beautiful fireplaces. This floor is also home to the impressive shower room complete with mains shower.
The property benefits further from gas central heating throughout, ample storage throughout, immaculate private gardens, sash and case windows, small courtyard to rear and a sweeping driveway with electric gates leading to the double garage. With so much on offer, it’s hard to imagine a more fitting place to call home.
Extras: All fitted floor coverings, light fittings, window dressings, “Rangemaster” cooker, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
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By appointment through McEwan Fraser Legal on 0131 524 9797.
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If you are interested in a property we have available for sale and have your own property to sell, we can refer you to MP Ltd (who operate independently of McEwan Fraser Legal). They can offer you a guaranteed cash offer for your own property through this unique Part Exchange option which may allow you to sell your property quickly and easily without any Estate Agency fees or advertising costs. This allows you to make an offer for any property on our site safe in the knowledge that your existing house has a firm legal offer.
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- Aged 18+
- You are in permanent employment
- Self Employed usually need to have 2 years accounts available
- Permanent right to reside in the UK
- You have no adverse credit that would affect your ability to repay funding
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