4 bedroom manor house for saleThe West Wing, Houston House Kirk Road, Houston, PA6 7AR
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- B-Listed Villa with private entrance
- Spectacular setting within historic estate
- Period features
- Set over three levels of 2,873sqft
- Four bedrooms
- Four public rooms
- Dining kitchen and utility room
- Two bathrooms and a WC
Houston House has a B-listed status and lies within a historic estate within this popular conservation village.
The baronial mansion of Houston House was converted and divided to form six unique residences within the original mansion house between 1994 and 1997. The mansion, built in traditional Scottish Baronial style, is set within approximately six acres of magnificent maintained and landscaped grounds. There are extensive lawn areas with the front lawn title retained by Elderslie Estates. They contain a variety of mature trees and shrubbery; and side gardens include a beautiful ornamental pond. A gravel driveway leads into Houston House from the gate adjacent to Houston and Killellan Kirk with a front terrace, parking and turning area and additional rear driveway containing access to the garaging and additional parking. This property has a single large garage within the lock up area to the side of the property and there is a communal wash bay within this area.
Each resident within Houston House has a joint ownership of the Great Hall which is available for use with mutual consent from other owners, and which is an excellent venue for regular parties and concerts. The Great Hall displays a wealth of period features with oak flooring and imposing period fireplace, providing its own kitchen and toilet facilities. A grand piano which is contemporaneous with the building of the mansion is held in common ownership.
The West Wing is a substantial period conversion formed over three levels with main door access and a small area of private lawn to the front. It provides flexible and comfortable family accommodation with a range of modern facilities while retaining interesting period detail including some intact sections from the original Knights Templar castle that formerly stood on this site. This is most evident in a secret stone staircase connecting the ground floor kitchen to the drawing room above.
The accommodation on the ground floor level comprises of an engraved entrance portico with a date stamp of 1625 leading into a reception hallway, with period staircase leading to the first floor drawing room, and access to ground floor apartments. There is a newly upgraded modern wc cloakroom with 2-piece suite and tiled floor and a separate utility room with space for appliances located off this reception hallway. There is an entrance and steps leading to the fitted kitchen which has a range of traditionally styled fitted kitchen furniture with extensive worktop space. The kitchen has a built in oven with matching gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is ample space for casual dining with front facing window formation overlooking the magnificent landscaped gardens and access to the secret stair case. A formal dining room provides a comfortable setting for entertaining with direct access to the kitchen and also entry to the rear ground floor hall which contains an additional storage room which has its own front access door. There is an additional cloakroom wc and an internal stair leading to the first and second floor levels above.
The first floor level of the property contains a magnificent drawing room with dual aspect and traditional windows all with working shutters. There are built in storage areas and a period ingle nook open fireplace with slate hearth at the focal point of the room. The access door leads from the drawing room to the rear secret staircase which is currently used as a wine cellar with entry from the downstairs kitchen. An inner hallway leads from the drawing room with access to the library with twin front facing window formations and an extensive built in bookcase. The first floor hallway and stairwell leading to the second floor also has access to the comfortable sitting room which is decorated in a modern style with a marble fireplace and hearth at the focal point of the room. There is a large store cupboard within this area. In addition, there is a large cupboard, incorporating the hot water cylinder, which provides a useful clothes drying facility.
The second floor level of this property contains the sleeping apartments with an inner hallway lit by a variety of double glazed velux windows, a walk in linen cupboard and a boiler cupboard housing gas central heating boilers. There are four bedrooms positioned on this level of the West Wing and two separate bathrooms; one of these bathrooms is larger containing a wash hand basin, wc, traditional style bath and separate shower cubicle. The additional bathroom has a 3-piece suite including a wash hand basin, wc and bath which has an electric shower positioned above.
This elegant period home has a gas fired central heating system which has two separate modern condensing boilers.
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