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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Top Floor Apartment, West Port House, Linlithgow

Under Offer £260,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Historic property dating from 1600, a piece of local heritage
  • Penthouse apartment with excellent accommodation layout
  • Recently refurbished to a high standard
  • Occupying a central position with the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow
  • Superb views over the town and towards Linlithgow Palace
  • A rare opportunity to acquire a truly unique property

Full description

We are delighted to bring to market a unique opportunity to purchase the top floor flat in West Port House. This landmark property has a formidable pedigree dating back to 1600. It is the oldest continuously inhabited residential property in Linlithgow. As a category A listed former Lairds House it is surely the most exciting property to come on the market for some time.

The current owner purchased West Port House from the Hamilton family in 2015 and has made significant investment in the property, adding gas central heating, internal wall insulation and traditional wooden double glazed sash and case windows. Extensive masonry works have been carried out as well as overhauling the roof and guttering. The flat has achieved a very economical “C” rating on the Energy Performance Certificate which shows how effective the new measures have been.

West Port House retains many of its historic details including the unusual rectangular corbelled stair tower, swept dormers to the front and crow steps to the gable ends. Within the flat, historic fireplaces have been retained as well as wooden panelling and coving.

The top floor flat is accessed through a common entrance door in the south courtyard.   Up a spiral stone staircase to the first floor landing the main door to the flat can be reached.  A further internal flight of stairs leads to the second floor landing which is large, bright and welcoming.

Turning right off this landing is a hallway. To the right is the L-shaped principle bedroom and set into its east wall you can see the original stone fire surround.  With one window towards the high street and the other to the east with a beautiful view of Linlithgow Palace, this room has high ceilings and is full of light.

Adjacent to the bedroom is the new fully fitted country house style kitchen complete with Siemens integrated fridge/freezer, Bosch integrated dishwasher and five-ring gas range cooker. Off the kitchen is a laundry / utility room with a new Worcester gas central heating combi boiler and plumbing / power for a washing machine and tumble dryer. 

At the end of the hallway is the generously proportioned west facing living room.  This cosy room features dimmable LED downlighting, high ceilings and two beautiful windows, one of which benefits from spectacular views spanning the length of the High Street looking west.  

Off the landing to the left is a stylish and modern bathroom that features Laufen fittings and includes a dual rain shower set over a large D-shaped bath with centre taps.

Adjacent to the bathroom is the second double bedroom which features an original stone fire surround with a window facing east.  The entire apartment has been decorated in neutral earth tones with quality carpeting and flooring throughout.

The building itself sits in its own grounds accessed via a private driveway shared with two other detached properties.  The property also benefits from allocated parking. Access to the High Street can be gained via “secret” garden gate.

Early viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment only.  Interested parties should submit a formal note of interest through their solicitor at the earliest opportunity.

The floorplan, description and brochure are intended as a guide only. All prospective buyers are recommended to carry out due diligence before proceeding to make an offer. 

EER Band C


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Added on Rightmove:
01 September 2017

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