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Birchwood House, Bangour Fishery, Dechmont

Under Offer £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 34 Acre Estate
  • 9 Miles from Edinburgh Airport
  • Detached family home
  • Detached Guest accommodation
  • Fully stocked trout loch
  • Established fishery business
  • Detached fishing lodge
  • Detached garage and agricultural shed
  • Stunning setting
  • Excellent business/residential/lifestyle opportunity

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A ‘highland’ estate in the heart of Scotland

Some houses are simply peerless – Birchwood House at Bangour is such a property. The approach to this magnificent house and associated business fills you with a sense of anticipation as you drive up a country road that takes you away from the cares of the modern world. Turning off this quiet road and on to a short winding estate lane, bordered by imposing Scots pine, you feel as if you have entered a magical realm – a place of total calm and of timelessness.

The views are of the Pentland Hills and pristine sylvan countryside that reminds you of the highland estates of Perthshire and Inverness-shire; it is hard to imagine that you are only a couple of miles away from Bathgate and the M8/M9 motorway network.

A place of harmony
The beauty of the scenery and its 34 acres of mixed woodland and countryside is matched by the understated and attractive country estate house, which sits on the lochside and feels like an integral part of its surroundings. Built and natural environments complement each other here perfectly. This is a home that works as a thriving business, but it can also be a place of retreat and privacy. It is a home that is full of all of life’s possibilities – from family living to business purposes that go way beyond the immediate.

Country house style
The main door opens into a sophisticated, elegant and monumental hallway with a galleried landing. With its high ceiling and solid oak staircase and woodwork, the atmosphere is one of a contemporary and highly stylish country house.

To the right of the hallway, there is a luxurious master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. This bedroom is a restful and spacious room as well as a highly practical one: it is ideal for elderly or infirm guests. There are views of the courtyard to the front and the patio and seating area in the side garden.

A country house would not be complete without a grand, high-ceilinged sitting room, and this house more than fulfils this expectation. Situated on the other side of the hallway, it has views of the lochside and the countryside beyond. The views are unsurpassed in their beauty and variety.

A home that adapts to your lifestyle
A home should be adaptable to all occasions. Birchwood House is a prime example of a house that does this superbly. It is a truly versatile home, with spaces indoors and outdoors that meet the varied and ever-changing needs of any family. The family kitchen and dining room at the rear of the house is a prime example. This large, sunny room has a high vaulted ceiling with Velux windows and a mezzanine sitting room that overlooks it, giving the space a vibrant Scandinavian/New England look.

Views out through French doors from the kitchen heighten the feeling and bring the great outdoors indoors; upstairs the elevated views from the mezzanine lounge are equally stunning, and a veranda means that you can sit out and feel even more forcefully that you are part of the wonderful nature that surrounds you.


A sense of belonging
The rest of the upstairs of the house feels as intimately connected and well thought out too. It is restful, luxurious and bright – with views to match and even outshine those downstairs. As in the downstairs, all the practicalities have been dealt with. The double bedroom includes plenty of fitted wardrobe space and a carefully designed dressing area that can accommodate all items of clothing and personal effects. Again, high ceilings make the bedroom feel airy and restful.

There are two bathrooms in the upper storey, including one immediately adjacent to the guest bedroom. There is also an office up here that could equally be used as an additional single bedroom or even a nursery, playroom or den.

More possibilities outdoors
Outdoors the property has even more surprises. External buildings include a garage that is fully powered and heated, with an upstairs guest annexe. The centrally heated annexe comprises a kitchen, bedroom with balcony and a WC/shower room. It is ideal for additional guest and would also suit an independently minded teenager

Immediately adjacent to this building, there is a full-size agricultural shed/workshop. This contains all the landscaping equipment needed to run the fishery all of which is included in the sale. A neighbouring fishing lodge, with its own shop and full facilities, is also included in the sale.

Business and pleasure
Bangour is a great place to combine home living with a business. There is a ready-made and thriving business here in the form of the fishery, which draws anglers and clubs from all over Scotland, the rest of the UK and from abroad too. The business is part of the sale and it has a clear attraction in that it is both established and growing vigorously year on year. Anglers return here season after season and are loyal customers. There are many other business opportunities here that can be developed from the main business or run independently.

Bangour is a great business location on an elevated position in the Bathgate Hills and offers easy access to the M8/M9 motorway network and to Edinburgh International Airport, which is just under 9 miles. The M8 and M9 Motorways are 3 miles and 5 miles away respectively. All of this makes it an ideal place from which to work or travel on business. Neighbouring towns such as Livingston (3 miles), Linlithgow (5 miles) and Bathgate (4 miles) are all on your doorstep too and have first-rate transport links, including mainline stations.

A compelling proposition
Living at Bangour is to realise a dream of living a life in idyllic surroundings, and on your own country estate. This is somewhere to create a wonderful home and/or business life. It is also somewhere to seek sanctuary from a hectic work life, while still being in easy reach of all major transport links. It is somewhere to live on your own terms.

Ground Floor
Entrance Porch 2.60m x 1.40m
Hall 5.28m x 4.10m
Lounge 6.61m x 5.30m
Kitchen/Dining room 6.61m x 5.14m
Master Bedroom 6.53m x 4.10m
Master Dressing area 3.00m x 2.39m
Master En Suite 3.10m x 1.40m
Utility 5.31m x 1.75m
WC 1.32m x 3.00m

1st Floor
Upper Hall 7.60m x 3.21m
Upper Lounge 5.39m x 3.35m
Bedroom 2 4.28m x 3.70m
Bed 2 Walk-in dresser 4.28m x 1.30m
Shower room 2.21m x 1.97m
Study 2.93m x 1.81m
Bathroom 4.34m x 3.25m


Garage 7.33m x 6.70m

Garage 1st Floor
Lounge/Bedroom 6.39m x 4.34m
Shower room 2.52m x 1.79m

Fishing Lodge
Office 3.5m x 3.0m
Lounge 5.0m x 3.5m
WC 2.0m x 1.5m



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25 July 2017

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