4 bedroom bungalow for saleKirknewton, Midlothian
Under Offer £470,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Reception rooms
- Mature garden
Leyden is a substantial, single storey house, which is situated in a wonderful, rural position with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The house, which dates from the late 1970s, has a practical layout with large, well-proportioned rooms, ideal for modern family living. The front door leads into a hallway, which has a built-in cupboard and a door into the drawing room. This has a large picture window with views to the north and an open fireplace. From here, a door leads into the dining room, which has ample room for a large dining table and windows on 2 aspects. The sitting room faces south and leads into a wonderful conservatory and double doors leading onto a patio. The kitchen has a range of wall and floor units, which incorporate a stainless steel, 1½ bowl sink. There is a 5-ring, gas hob, a Miele cooker, a breakfast bar and a free standing fridge. There is excellent ancillary accommodation with a back hall/utility room, separate WC and a study.
The bedroom accommodation is situated at the east end of the house. There is a master bedroom, which has extensive wardrobe space and an en suite bathroom with a bath, bidet, WC and separate shower cubicle. There are 3 further bedrooms, which are served by a family bathroom.
Leyden is approached by a gravelled driveway, which leads to the front of the house. In front of the house is an area, which has a coniferous plantation on the west side, various specimen trees and a greenhouse. To the side of the house, is a large garage block with room for a number of cars. This houses a wood burning boiler (currently disused) and there is a large loft space above. There are further outbuildings to the west of the parking area, which provide excellent storage space.
The formal garden lies to the south side of the house where there is a patio, a two-tiered lawn, the upper side of which has been marked out as a grass tennis court. Various bits of topiary provide interest and mature shrubs include laurel, rhododendron and holly.
Beyond the formal element of the garden, there is a woodland strip, which runs along the western boundary and to the south there is a coniferous plantation, all of which provides privacy and shelter.
Leyden occupies a wonderful, rural position to the south west of Kirknewton. The village provides local amenities in the form of a grocery shop, church and The Kirknewton Inn. Livingston has a wide range of shops and professional services, including the Almondvale Shopping Centre and the McArthur Glen retail outlet village. In addition, there are sports and leisure facilities and a public hospital. Primary schooling is available in Kirknewton while secondary education is available at Livingston, Broxburn and Balerno. Clifton Hall School is an independent day school near Newbridge and Edinburgh has a selection of private schools.
Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily accessible making it a very attractive location for commuting. The M8, M9 and Edinburgh bypass are all a short distance away. There is a train station at Kirknewton with regular services into Edinburgh and Glasgow. Edinburgh airport (9.8 miles) has flights to a range of UK, European and international destinations. Leyden is ideally suited for the outdoor enthusiast. There are several local golf courses, including the championship course at Dalmahoy and the popular Deer Park Course at Livingston. There is hill walking and mountain biking in the Pentland Hills, trout fishing in lochs and reservoirs, including Beecraigs, Linlithgow and Harperrig, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena can be found at Ratho and field sports available at nearby Harburn Estate. The property is well placed for the equestrian enthusiast, with stabling, livery and good hacking in the vicinity.
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