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2 bedroom character property for sale

First Floor Apartment, West Port House, Linlithgow

Sold STC £260,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Historic property dating from 1600
  • Recently fully refurbished to an extremely high standard
  • Occupying a central location within the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow
  • Original period features retained
  • Versatile accommodation layout including two double bedrooms
  • Off street residents parking

Full description

Rarely do properties of this character come to the market. This is a unique opportunity to purchase the fully refurbished first floor apartment in West Port House, Linlithgow. A landmark property, it has a formidable pedigree dating back to circa. 1600.  A former Lairds house, the property is the oldest continuously inhabited residential dwelling in Linlithgow and is category A listed.

Our client 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 apartment has achieved a very economical C energy efficiency 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 period rectangular corbelled stair tower, swept dormers to the front and crow steps to the gable ends.  Within the apartment itself, you will find historic fireplaces have been retained as well as wooden panelling, window shutters and coving.

The first floor apartment is accessed from the main courtyard through a common entrance and up a spiral stone staircase to the first floor landing.  

Upon entering the front hall of the apartment the full height curved and exposed sandstone wall makes a stunning feature.  To the right is the main hall which is full of light from a large period window, with working shutters, which overlooks the courtyard.

At the furthest end of the main hall is a generously proportioned living room with room for dining.  This spacious room features, period fireplace, high ceilings and beautiful sash and case windows with working shutters and views spanning the length of the High Street looking west as well as a window looking north.  

Adjacent to the living room is a new fully fitted country house style kitchen complete with all BOSCH integrated appliances consisting of fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, double convection oven and ceramic electric hob. 

Mid way off the main hallway is a stylish and modern bathroom that features Crosswater fittings, enamelled towel radiator, dual rain shower set over a large double ended bath with overflow fill and wall mounted thermostatic controls.

At the nearest end of the main hallway is the principal double bedroom which features an original red tiled fireplace and two large shuttered windows. This room is magnificent, light and spacious. 

From the front hallway, to the left, is the second double bedroom featuring a corner period fireplace and modern en-suite WC.  Both bedrooms and the living room have terrestrial television points. 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 private shared parking.  Access to the High Street can be gained from the courtyard through a charming door in the outer wall.  

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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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 October 2017

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