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5 bedroom house for sale

Merkland House, High Kype Road, Sandford, by Strathaven ML10 6PR

Offers in Excess of £825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 receptions
  • Dining kitchen & utility room
  • 2 bathrms & 2 cloaks/wc
  • Gardens and outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Merkland House occupies a beautiful, elevated position and is set amidst its own grounds which extend to about 51 acres. The property takes full advantage of open views over its landscaped gardens and fields to hills beyond. Despite its rural setting, only 3½ miles outside the town of Strathaven, it is within easy reach of the main road networks of the Central Belt.

Strathaven offers a range of shops, tearooms and professional services centred around the common green and the Powmillion Burn. The town and surrounding area are popular with commuters yet Strathaven still retains much of its charm of yesteryear. Both primary and secondary schooling is available within the town and private schooling is available at Hamilton College.


Merkland House is an elegant sandstone detached villa occupying an enviable, elevated position which takes full advantage of the beautiful open views to the front and rear over rolling countryside. The property sits centrally in grounds extending to about 51 acres, which include four substantial fenced fields, landscaped gardens, a wildlife pond stocked with rainbow trout and extensive outbuildings which include three loose boxes with hay stores, two substantial sheds, a cattle shed with additional stabling and a home office, and a detached double garage.

The accommodation on the ground floor comprises reception hallway, cloakroom/wc, exceptionally spacious drawing room with feature fireplace and log burning stove, sitting room with timber panelling, formal dining room, games room, well proportioned fitted dining kitchen with Aga, utility room, additional cloaks/wc.

On the upper floor there are five double bedrooms, accessed by two staircases and two bathrooms.

The gardens surrounding the house are mainly lawned with landscaped areas, patios and terraces. The field to the front of the property has recently been landscaped with a beautiful wildlife pond Stocked with Rainbow trout


Entrance vestibule
Entered through double glazed door. Tiled flooring.

Reception hallway
L-shaped reception hallway with dado rail, cornicing and twin double glazed windows to front.

Modern suite comprising low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled surround.

Drawing room
Elegant apartment with double glazed windows to front and to side and double glazed French door to rear leading to garden. Open views over garden and countryside beyond. At focal point there is a fireplace with timber mantel and quarry tile hearth, currently housing a log burning stove. Hardwood flooring.

Sitting room
Double glazed window to rear and fireplace with timber surround at focal point with open coal fire. Coving. Timber panelling to one wall.

Dining room
Formal dining room with double glazed windows to front and rear overlooking gardens and hill beyond. Alcove. Decorated ceiling with centre rose.

Dining kitchen
Exceptionally spacious dining kitchen with a fine range of modern base and wall mounted units with co-ordinating worktops and 1 ½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Green Aga at focal point. Tiled flooring. Spotlights. Double glazed window to rear.

Inner hallway
Double glazed door leading to decking and rear garden.

Utility room
The utility room has a fine range of base and wall mounted units with hardwood worktops and Belfast sink. Central heating boiler.

Games room
This well proportioned, timber panelled apartment could be used for a wide variety of purposes. Twin double glazed windows to front taking full advantage of the views over landscaped gardens and hills beyond. Staircase off.

Modern white suite comprising low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled walls and hardwood flooring.

Front porch
Double glazed windows and doors to front garden and to kitchen.

First floor

The principal staircase from the reception hall leads to the first floor.

Bedroom 1
Double bedroom with double glazed window to rear. Built in fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 2
Double bedroom with double glazed windows to front with beautiful open views.

Bedroom 3
Well proportioned double bedroom with twin double glazed windows to front and double glazed window to rear. Cornicing.

Modern four piece suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, roll top bath and tiled shower. Underfloor heating

A secondary staircase leads from the games room to two additional bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom 4
Double sized bedroom with double glazed windows to front and rear with beautiful open views.

Bedroom 5
Well proportioned double bedroom with double glazed windows to front and rear. Built in bedroom furniture.

Modern white suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, roll top bath and shower unit. Tiled walls and flooring. Underfloor heating

The front garden is mainly lawned with a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs. Tarmacadam drive and pathway. The gardens to the side and rear are again mainly lawned, with mature trees providing additional privacy. Raised patio area to rear garden with timber decking.

Three timber stables with log store, tack room and store room.

Modern double garage with twin roller shutter doors.

To the rear of the property there are several portal frame sheds which provide exceptional storage, additional stabling and a first floor office. Adjacent to the sheds is a hay store.

The well fenced fields (all electrified) surrounding Merkland House extend to 51 acres and are ideal for horses. Within the field to the front of the house an ornamental wildlife pond has been created. & stocked with rainbow trout.


From East Kilbride take the Glasgow Road (A726) towards Strathaven. On entering Strathaven, continue through the village, bearing right into Townhead Street (A723). At the foot of Townhead Street, turn right and follow the signs to Muirkirk (B743). Continue along the B743 over the bridge and turn left into High Kype Road. Continue along High Kype Road with Merkland House on the right hand side.

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30 September 2011


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