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West Linton, Nr Edinburgh, EH46 7AR
Sold Fixed Price £850,000
An outstanding 5 bed home with a triple garage and a self-contained flat, easy commute to Edinburgh
1 Rutherford Castle Drive is a superb, bright, modern 5 bedroom family home of outstanding quality and architecture, built in 2010 by Manor Kingdom, approximately c 5,355sq.ft. It enjoys a desirable position within the development of ten houses, with wonderful views and a south-facing rear garden.
The house offers flexible and versatile family accommodation on an impressive scale, with generous room sizes, high ceilings, contemporary fixtures and fittings and excellent storage. Stone steps lead to the entrance vestibule via double external doors, from which access is gained to the double height upper reception hall and lower dining hall, with solid oak flooring. The lower hall, which has full height doors and windows, opens to the rear terrace, via double French doors. The extensive and free flowing accommodation, which lends itself to modern family living and entertaining, is centered around the elegant curved American oak staircase. The central entertainment system provides audio and video to all the main reception rooms and master bedroom / ensuite via touch-screen keypads and ceiling mounted speakers. The drawing room enjoys a feature ceiling with concealed lighting, a marble fireplace with a living flame gas fire and access to the rear garden through double French doors. The family room, overlooking the front garden via a five bay window, has a wall mounted TV and integrated surround sound system. Adjacent to the family room, the large study could equally be used as a formal dining room. Also accessed from the hall is the spacious and well-appointed kitchen / breakfast room, containing a generous range of walnut, shaker-style units, with black granite work surfaces, a central island with range cooker, and integrated appliances, including dishwasher, microwave, wine fridges, and a free-standing American-style fridge-freezer, with ice and water dispenser. There is also a living flame gas fire within a stone fire surround and access to the rear garden through double French doors. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a well-equipped utility room, with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, a boot room and two WC's.
The sweeping staircase leads to a large open-plan sitting area, including the turreted study area, and has access, via floor to ceiling windows and French doors to the south-facing balcony. The master bedroom suite includes a dressing room with fitted oak wardrobes and access to the luxury en-suite bathroom, which includes an 'in-wall' waterproof TV. Double bedrooms two and three both have bay windows, double fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower rooms. Double bedroom four, also with fitted wardrobes, is adjacent to the exceptionally large and well-appointed family bathroom. All the bath and shower rooms feature Porcelanosa fittings, furniture and tiles.
The property offers the unusual advantage of a separate and spacious self-contained one bedroom flat / annex located above the triple garage and accessed from the boot room. This offers a number of potential uses, including accommodation for family and friends, for an au pair, home office space or possible rental income. Stairs lead to a large, open-plan sitting / dining room, with a Juliet balcony. There is a fully fitted kitchen, with walnut units, including a full range of integrated appliances. A dual aspect double bedroom with fitted wardrobes is adjacent to the shower room / WC. Completing the accommodation is a large walk-in store cupboard.
Rutherford Castle is approximately 16 miles south west of Edinburgh making it an easy commute to the city centre. The city bypass can be reached in less than 15 minutes by car and allows convenient access to Edinburgh International Airport and the motorway network. A regular Stagecoach bus service runs past the entrance to Rutherford Castle to and from the city centre. This is particularly convenient for those attending private schools in Edinburgh. Nearby is historic West Linton, a vibrant and popular village with its winding main street and quaint alleyways. Local shopping facilities and services within the village include a small supermarket, bank, post office, pharmacy, health centre, restaurant and pub. There are a wide variety of recreational amenities available in the area including walking in the beautiful Pentland Hills, tennis courts, a bowling green, pony trekking and West Linton Golf Course. The area is well served by nursery and primary schools and a school bus to Peebles High School. Straiton Retail Park is easily accessible and provides a wider range of shops, including Sainsburys, M&S Food and Ikea.
There is a large integrated triple garage with three automated up and over doors and a driveway with ample additional private parking.
The delightful and mature landscaped gardens wrap around the house, c 0.4acre. The fully enclosed rear garden can be accessed from the kitchen / breakfast room, the dining hall, drawing room and boot room and enjoys all day sun. It consists of a terrace, large patio area, with external speakers linked to the sound system, two decked seating areas, extensive manicured lawn with mature flowerbeds and borders, kitchen garden with raised beds and fruit trees.
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