5 bedroom house for saleThe Old Barn, Burnside Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73
As the name suggests, The Old Barn is a former stone farm steading which has been successfully and sensitively restored by the present owner, a local architect.
The house is one of only three which are accessed from a private driveway to an open courtyard leading to each of the properties. The Old Barn is of distinctive honey coloured stone construction with the original feature timber louvered gable and a roof of Scottish slate. It is nicely screened from the courtyard by a mix of alpine and conifer trees.
Internally the house offers spectacular living space and if required, the layout is flexible to easily create a dedicated granny/teenager/or income producing letting space.
The living accommodation is the centrepiece of The Old Barn. It has been imaginatively and sensitively created and achieved with an emphasis on light and space and all formed around a dramatic double sided stone fireplace.
Another feature worthy of mention are the naturally fed ponds at the front of the house, over which a timber bridge leads to the front door. The ponds are planted to sustain wildlife, with ornamental Orfe and Stellatus Sturgeon contributing to a calming, relaxing environment and can be viewed from many of the full height windows within the property.
The impressive double height reception hall with polished timber floors and oak balustrading throughout gives access to all areas of the house.
Stairs lead up via a glazed oak screen to a dramatic double height lounge with exposed original oak beams and roof trusses, oak flooring and underfloor heating. Light floods in from multiple velux roof lights and the central feature is an impressive double sided stone fireplace and chimney. French doors lead to a paved patio area screened by mature conifers.
Two steps on either side of the fireplace lead to the formal dining room featuring a wrought iron spiral staircase to a mezzanine level gallery overlooking the lounge with toughened glass panels set into the oak beams.
A well equipped kitchen features fully fitted oak wall and floor units, incorporating a breakfast bar with integrated washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and 7 ring, double oven, range style gas cooker. Rear porch to rear garden and patio/drying area and integrated log store.
Stairs to upper hallway, with access from the ½ landing to the family bathroom, with roll-top bath, separate glass-block shower and large linen cupboard. Bedroom 1 (master) with dormer and gable windows, en suite wc. Bedroom 2 (single) with dormer window formation, bedroom 3 with dormer window formation. Hallway gives access to extensive under-eaves storage and PV panel controls/meters. Ramsey type ladder to floored insulated roof space.
From the reception hall steps lead down to a peaceful garden room overlooking ponds. Internal glazed door to possible self-contained accommodation with inner hallway leading to generously proportioned open plan sitting & dining room and well-equipped kitchen area.
A corner window formation in the sitting room area overlooks ponds and gardens. A glass door leads onto a large, twin-level wooden deck with steps to garden. Inner hallway also gives access to bedroom 4, bathroom with fitted cabinet, bedroom 5 or home office with inbuilt store cupboard and door to boiler room and workshop/store.
Double garage with concrete floor and up & over door, armoured cable laid in preparation for electrical connection.
Black top driveway bounded by hedging and close board fencing to common open gravel courtyard, ample owners and visitors vehicle turning and parking areas. Main gardens via gate and set behind mature hedging of sheltered lawn and plant beds with steps to deck terrace and pond viewing point. The gardens feature flowering cherry and ash trees. A mature screen of alpines and conifers neatly screen the front of the house from the courtyard. A naturally fed sequence of ponds are at the front of the house and over which a timber bridge forms the main door access. The ponds are well stocked with Golden Orfe as well as Stellatus Sturgeon. A private block paved alfresco dining terrace is set behind conifers and the extreme rear gardens are neatly enclosed with a slate water feature, raised plant beds and gate access to Burnside Road.
The Old Barn is situated at the top of Burnside Road in a quiet semi-rural location close to Burnside, Rutherglen and Cathkin Braes country park on the south side of Glasgow.
About 1.5 miles from the house, Burnside village has excellent local shops and professional services that easily cater for everyday needs and requirements.
Three miles to the south is the Kingsgate Retail Centre and the centre of East Kilbride which has a large shopping mall with a range of High Street multiples and extensive leisure facilities is a further 5 minute drive.
Glasgow city centre is about five miles to the north and as with most major cities has extensive professional, cultural and leisure amenities.
The nearby M74 connects with the M8 and provides excellent road access south, west and to central Scotland.
Burnside has a main line rail station with a regular service to and from the city of Glasgow. Glasgow airport is about 13.5 miles to the west and the district is well served by bus services.
There are reputable state primary schools and secondary schools in the district and Glasgow has numerous reputable independent schools.
Leisure services within the local area are wide and varied and include swimming pools, rugby clubs, tennis and bowling clubs, and as with most parts of Scotland, the district has a fine range of challenging and high quality golf courses, the nearest being Kirkhill, Cathkin Braes and East Kilbride.
From Stonelaw Road/ Burnside proceed south on Burnside Road (A749) through the junction with Blairbeth Road for about 1 mile. At the mini roundabout bear right remaining on Burnside Road, Continue on Burnside Road for a further 0.3 miles to the next mini roundabout. Take the third exit (marked as no through road) continue on Burnside Road, after about 75 yards take the third entrance on the right hand side continuing into the courtyard, The Old Barn is the property on the left hand side."
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