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A horse-riding enthusiast's ideal home

8th October 2012 Print

The rare opportunity to enjoy stylish and spacious country living is on offer with a home set in Scotland's lush and rolling landscape which is being brought to the market by Baird Lumsden, the leading rural property specialist.

Waulkmill - the old Scots name for a mill where woollen cloth was beaten and cleaned - stands in nearly four acres on the Edinburgh Road near Carnwath in Lanarkshire, an important junction at the "tail" of the Pentland Hills.

The beautifully appointed house is in a quiet rural location close to a small wood and with open views to the south across the surrounding farmland. It is an ideal property for those interested in equestrian pursuits, boasting a timber stable with three boxes and a general purpose outbuilding.

The surrounding countryside, some of Scotland's most attractive, is criss-crossed with hacking routes and moorland space for the more adventurous rider. There are also numerous country parks, golf courses and excellent fishing in well-stocked rivers.

The house, with accommodation on two levels, is only two and a half miles from the village of Carnwath, whose strategic location in relation to the Pentlands and the Clyde Valley has meant that it had a castle as early as the 1100s. The impressive motte on which it was built can still be seen.

The first church was established by the Lords of Somerville in 1386 and the distinctive and attractive Mercat Cross was erected in 1516 to mark the granting of burgh status to the village.

The house, which extends to 1431 sq feet, is also only nine and a half miles from Lanark with its comprehensive retail environment. Glasgow and Edinburgh are within comfortable commuting distance.

Waulkmill has recently been modernised in an attractive, contemporary and uncluttered style, affording a feeling of light and space. The kitchen alone is a generous 24 feet, with a hidden utility room at the end. LED feature lighting and travertine effect tiled floors complement the stained wood floors elsewhere.

A feature spiral staircase leads to a galleried study on the first floor, where there are two more bedrooms and the opportunity to extend into loft space, subject to the necessary permissions.

The house is approached from a private lane shared with two other properties and the drive has parking for numerous cars. As well as the large garden, there is a paddock and a wooded area both on well-draining land with stout fencing.

The property has various useful and spacious outbuildings with water and electricity supply, including a large barn (38’ x 26’) with mezzanine area, garage (31’6 x 11’9), three stall stables (26’ x 12’), a tack room and a further separate three stable block.

Waulkmill will make a family home of distinction for a discerning buyer as well as having the potential for serious equestrian activity.

Offers over £290,000 are invited for a quick sale.

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