14th Oct 2022
26th Nov 2022
- Type: Detached house
- Bedrooms: 3
- Listing status: sale
- Country: Scotland
• Six apartment Detached Bungalow in prime address.
• A superb 1930s property in the Thorn district.
• Set amidst a wonderful south facing (rear) garden.
• Superbly maintained, impressively decorated.
• Traditional features and modern specification.
• Re-roofed (2010), gas central heating, alarm.
• Everest double glazing, garage (2011) with electric door.
• Quality fitted Magnet kitchen with granite worktops.
• Bathroom, with shower enclosure.
• Ensuite Shower Room to main Bedroom.
• Three Public Rooms and three Bedrooms (or two Public and four Beds).
Westbourne Drive, in Bearsden’s Thorn district, is one of the area’s most admired addresses. A drive of fine pre-war Edwardian and 1930s homes along with some post-war it is nearby Thorn Park, Thorn Tennis Club and Bearsden Golf Course. It is just west (approximately half a mile) of ‘The Cross’, the heart of Bearsden and the excellent independent retailers, restaurants, cafes etc to be found there.
This 1930s Detached Bungalow is a wonderful home set upon a truly lovely, south facing (rear) garden. The house is imbued with character, retaining many of the original features augmented with an impressive modern specification of high standard. It really is a most engaging home.
Our client has owned the property for some 27 years and has invested considerably and maintained consistently. The roof was re-tiled in 2010 and in the year after a new garage, with electric garage door, was built. Nearly all windows are double glazed, only the small original diamond leaded windows are secondary glazed. The windows except those in the extension (bathroom and ensuite) are by Everest. The Velux windows upstairs are timber framed. The house was extended to the west gable, in 2002, to create an ensuite to the main bedroom and to enlarge the existing bathroom.
Always designed with a staircase to the attic level this area was converted, about 25 years ago, to create the excellent first floor TV Room (this could be used as a handy ancillary fourth bedroom on occasions) one sees herein. Central heating is mains gas and here, in 2018, the boiler was renewed with a high-performance Worcester Greenstar Highflow 440 CDi ErP combination boiler that is under a maintenance contract. Similarly, the property’s security alarm system has an annual maintenance contract. Sanitaryware is all white and modern dating from 2002 and the kitchen is by Magnet and features a range of quality cherrywood units with solid granite worktops and upstands and with a range of integrated appliances.
As a property is offers six full apartments that can be utilised as three or four bedrooms as required. As such, the house should engage with families to couples including those downsizing for retirement, the primarily all-on-the-level accommodation perhaps being a particular appeal. To summarise, the accommodation comprises:
• Entrance Vestibule – Retaining the original front door and with a quality hardwood double glazed inner door to the reception hall.
• Reception Hall – A lovely entrée to the house retaining original woodwork, doors, and picture rail and featuring three hall store cupboards.
• Lounge – This has a broad box bay arrangement to the rear of the property facing south featuring windows and a central set of French doors. At the focal point of the room is a reproduction ‘Glasgow Style’ Art Nouveau fireplace with living flame coal effect gas fire and a marble inlay and hearth. To either side of the fireplace are two retained diamond leaded windows.
• Dining Room – A generously proportioned room with a bay window, again to the rear of the property, overlooking the lovely back garden. Picture rail and with feature of timber strapping to the ceiling.
• Kitchen – The Magnet kitchen with its granite worksurfaces into which is set a one and a half bowl sink by Franke. Integrated appliances include a five burner gas hob above which is a designer cooker hood, double oven, microwave, steam oven, dishwasher, washing machine and a free standing American fridge freezer. The kitchen has windows to the side (east) and to the rear (south) as well as two original diamond leaded windows to the front. A quality UPVC double glazed side door accesses the side and rear garden and via a courtesy door, the garage.
• Bedroom 1 – This features a corner bay window along with a retained, again, diamond leaded window to the front. Picture rail and as with the dining room, timber strapping to the ceiling.
• En-suite Shower Room – Three piece suite with a shower enclosure featuring a Mira Excel thermostatic shower.
• Bedroom 2 – Broad box bay window to the front and at its focal point features a pine fire surround with reproduction Victorian inlay and a living flame coal effect gas fire.
• Bedroom 3 – A smaller double with rear facing window, picture rail and timber strapping to ceiling.
• Bathroom – Incorporating part of the 2002 extension this has a smart four-piece suite including a free-standing oval bath and an oversized shower enclosure with a powerful thermostatic shower with both deluge and hand showerheads.
• Staircase – As part of the original design and located behind a door in the hall, the staircase ascends to the first-floor level and the former attic conversion, now an excellent TV Lounge (Bedroom 4).
• TV Lounge – A very spacious room that has four Velux windows orientated east, south, and west and has a double width fitted mirrored wardrobe (useful if ever utilised as a bedroom) and it has two doors to eaves storage (one of which is located within the wardrobe). This really is an excellent sized room which could be utilised for a variety of purposes.
The property’s garage was built in 2011 of breezeblock construction with a pitched and tiled roof. It has an electric garage door by Novoferm, has power and light installed, and a UPVC courtesy door to the side providing access to the side garden and the kitchen door.
The property’s garden is a delight and is a fine sized plot. To the front there is a low-level brick wall with brick driveway, post, and hedging. A red chip gravel drive provides off street parking for a couple of cars and extends as a wide pathway to the front door. There is a well planted front bed including a lovely acer. Between the garage and the house is a gate to secure the rear garden.
The rear garden is south facing and is quite large. It is enclosed by fencing and hedges and has a stone patio by the kitchen steps. This year (2022), beyond the French doors of the lounge, is a smart grey coloured non-slip sun deck. Beyond this is a quartz gravel terrace and a lovely shaped lawn with well stocked side beds. At the foot of the garden is a further stone flagged patio with Pergola to capture the evening sun.
For those with children, school catchment is Bearsden Academy (recently ranked No. 2 State Secondary School in Scotland) and for Castlehill Primary which is but a half mile walk away. Also within Bearsden is the Junior School for the High School of Glasgow and St Nicholas’s Primary. At The Cross is the Bearsden Early Years Learning Centre.
Bearsden Cross has an excellent selection of quality independent retailers along with a Marks & Spencer Foodhall. There is a Bank, a well-stocked Post Office and two Pharmacies. Just south of The Cross is Bearsden Railway Station and on Drymen Road regular bus services into the West End and City Centre.
Sat nav ref: G61 4BQ
Tenure : Freehold
Council Tax : Band G
EPC : Band D
EPC Rating: D
Council Tax Band: G
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