Set within an exclusive development on the banks of Murieston Water, and in one of Livingston’s most sought-after residential areas, this property enjoys a tranquil yet convenient, semi-rural location for family life. Murieston boasts a selection of large, detached properties with green and leafy outlooks. A short stroll takes you to Livingston South train station, which is served by regular day and night trains to Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond.
Livingston itself is a thriving town with some of the best designer and high-street shops in Scotland. Spoilt for choice, The Centre in Livingston is home to more than 50 shops, various restaurants and fast food outlets; nearby Livingston Designer Outlet again enjoys over 70 leading brand stores, cafés and restaurants. The areas around Murieston Water and Campbridge Pond offer lovely walks and cycle paths, ideal for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle. For the active type, Xcite Livingston has a leisure pool and teaching pool, health spa, gym, fitness classes, soft play area and café. For a fun family day out, Almond Valley Heritage Trust has attractions such as a museum, a train ride and farm animals. Education is well catered for from nursery to secondary level. In the area you will find, Bellsquarry, St Ninian’s and Williamston Primary Schools, followed by The James Young High School and St. Margaret’s Academy.
Situated conveniently close to the M8, commuting to Edinburgh or Glasgow couldn’t be easier. Regular day/night trains and buses commute east and west, connecting you to the heart of capital within as little as 20 minutes.
As you approach, imposing gateposts and the Scottish Baronial-inspired turret instantly convey a sense of 21st century grandeur. The main house and detached garage are set within a walled courtyard, which offers extensive parking for multiple vehicles, and also allows gated access to the sprawling gardens to the side and rear. Tucked behind the turreted tower, the front door leads into a welcoming entrance vestibule, followed by the magnificent double-height entrance hall. The sprawling ground floor boasts no fewer than four versatile reception rooms: a spacious and elegant dining room; a vast living room with a fireplace; a cosy family room with a fireplace; and a tremendous triple-aspect garden room with patio doors onto the large rear deck and garden.
Occupying the entire western wing is the heart of the home: the spectacular dining kitchen. Arranged around a convivial central island, the stunning Shaker kitchen is handcrafted in rich maple and topped with solid granite, and incorporates a range of Smeg integrated appliances, including a six-burner gas hob and ceiling-mounted cooker hood, plus an electric single oven and a dishwasher. The separate utility room adjacent provides practical laundry facilities, plus a WC and direct access to the garden.
Returning to the entrance hall, the ground floor also accommodates a dual-aspect double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, plus a convenient WC.
Upstairs, the airy gallery landing features a luxurious master bedroom with a fully fitted dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and power shower; two impressive double bedrooms (one with built-in wardrobes); a versatile single bedroom/office; and a lavish four-piece family bathroom, complete with a traditional roll-top bath and a corner shower compartment.
Double glazing and underfloor heating powered by a gas central heating system throughout ensure optimum comfort and efficiency all year round. The property is also equipped with external CCTV and a comprehensive alarm system.
Across the courtyard, the detached double garage and carport provide outstanding parking and/or workshop facilities, and above is a fantastic guest annex, comprising a double bedroom and en-suite shower room.
Stretching down to the banks of Murieston Water, the sprawling landscaped garden to the side and rear enjoys unrivalled privacy and seclusion, courtesy of mature trees and well-tended hedges. In addition to swathes of manicured lawn, the garden features a large wraparound deck (perfect for barbecues and garden parties) and a charming circular patio, plus a tranquil and shaded deck down by the water’s edge.
EPC Rating - D.