4 bedroom detached house for saleLochar Smithy, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, ML10
- A stunning contemporary home
- Open plan drawing room & dining room
- 3 en suite bedrooms
- Bedroom with dressing room & study
- Integral garage
- EPC Rating = D
Former Smithy, now a stunning contemporary home
Lochar Smithy sits in its own grounds of about 0.75 acres with the Lochar Water running through the grounds. It enjoys a beautiful rural setting , about 2.5 miles from the village of Strathaven, yet is within easy reach of the main road networks of the central belt. Both Hamilton and East Kilbride are under 12 miles away and Glasgow is easily reached, with a choice of routes, dep ending on the required destination.
Strathaven offers an excellent range of shops, tea rooms and professional services which centre around the Common Green and the Powmillion Burn. The village and surrounding area is popular with commuters yet still retains much of its original charm of yesteryear. Both primary and secondary schooling are available in Strathaven and private schooling is available at Hamilton College.
Now a distinctive and enchanting home, Lochar Smithy was formerly the blacksmith's premises on the Dungavel Estate. Dungavel House was a summer retreat and hunting lodge for the Dukes of Hamilton.
Lochar Smithy has been dramatically refurbished by the current owners within the last two years. While the exterior still has a traditional appearance, the interiors are thoroughly contemporary. A bespoke fitted dining kitchen by Delta Kitchens, Porcelanosa bathroom and shower room fittings, new doors and new windows have all been installed and the house has been completely redecorated with subtle shades of quiet colours and harmonising floor coverings. The accommodation is on two levels.
The reception hallway has a Porcelanosa tiled floor, exposed stone walls and a wood burning stove set into the wall opposite the staircase. Immediately on the left on entering there is a cloakroom/wc, with Porcelanosa tiled floor and sanitaryware. To the right, glass doors lead into the open plan drawing room and dining room. A glazed wall opposite the front door separates the dining area from the hallway and gives it additional borrowed light. The drawing room is split level, with newly installed timber flooring on both levels. The lower, seating area is focussed on a dramatic chimney breast with an inset Stovax log burner and has full height windows to the north and west, overlooking the garden and the Lochar Water. A door from the dining area leads into a semi-circular conservatory which cleverly links the drawing room and the kitchen and has a door to the garden.
Possibly the focal point of Lochar Smithy is the newly installed bespoke kitchen by Delta Kitchens with its magnificent range of base and wall mounted units, a central island with breakfast bar and a four oven black Aga. The kitchen units have Silestone quartz granite worktops and incorporate built-in appliances including a fridge freezer with wine chiller and a Siemens dishwasher. The Porcelanosa tiled floor has under floor heating. There is a stable door to the front of the house and a fitted window seat. Off the kitchen is a fitted utility room with a larder and a door to the garage. There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor, opening off the hallway. One has an exposed stone wall with an open fireplace, and an en suite bathroom; the other has an en suite shower room.
The newly installed, handcrafted oak staircase with glass balustrades leads to the first floor landing, off which are two bedrooms. The larger, master bedroom is above the drawing room. It is a beautiful room with a large west facing window and glazed doors at the far end opening to a north facing balcony. It has a luxurious en suite shower room with a curved wall to the bedroom. The second bedroom on this floor has a fitted dressing room. Off this bedroom is a mezzanine level study with a glass balustrade over the kitchen.
Bespoke wrought iron gates, bearing the name Lochar Smithy, open onto a paved parking area adjacent to the front door. An ivy clad stone ruin by the gates adds a distinctive feature to the garden which is mainly lawned. A drystone wall runs along the roadside boundary with a further opening to access the double garage which has a remotely controlled up and over door. The other boundaries are fenced. The Lochar Water runs through the garden to the rear of the house, enhancing the outlook from the drawing room and conservatory.
Square Footage: 3,415 sq ft
Acreage: 0.75 Acres
From Glasgow city centre head south on the M74. Leave the motorway at junction 8 and follow signs for Strathaven on the A71. Continue on the A71 through Strathaven and then turn left on to the B743 (signposted Muirkirk). After crossing the bridge over the Avon Water take the first turning on the right. Follow this road for about 500 yards and Lochar Smithy is on the right hand side.
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