Windhill House Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, ML10 6PN
- Attractive traditional farm house which has been significantly extended
- Established and thriving gardens including an orchard and kitchen garden
- Two enclosed paddocks
- Amenity woodlands
- Peaceful and private
- Acreage 5.5 acres (2.2 Ha)
A unique opportunity to acquire a delightful and significantly extended farmhouse with an amenity woodland, beautiful and well established gardens and paddocks extending to some acres 5.5 acres in all (2.22 Ha)
Windhill House is the most charming farmhouse originating from 1774, of traditional construction under a slate roof with a white washed render. The property is set in idyllic surroundings, bounded by open fields with wonderful countryside views. The property is accessed off a country road with a long private tree lined driveway, leading too Windhill Farmhouse on the left fork of the driveway. The historic charm is evident throughout the property. Of particular note is the main reception room which forms the centre of the home, exposed beams, stonework, stable door, solid oak flooring and an enormous wood burning stove provides a hearty welcome and fabulous space for entertaining. The farmhouse kitchen is ideal for dinner parties that extend long into the evening and in the summer months alfresco dining can be enjoyed in the well-tended cottage style gardens with a fantastic collection of wild flowers, a successful kitchen garden and an abundant orchard. There are two ponds which attract a plethora of wildlife however the stand out addition to this property is ‘Sarah’s Wood’. This amenity woodland has been in development for many years and provides a wonderful calm space for reflection and enjoyment of wildlife and nature. The current owner has witnessed over 65 species of birds visiting the woodlands and gardens. The woodland is on the perimeter of the most Southern boundary, surrounded by open fields and is to be maintained as a much loved woodland for all of time to come.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Entrance porch/sun room. Reception room with woodburning stove. Living room with French doors to the garden (triple aspect). Open plan farmhouse kitchen/dining room. Games room. Shower room. Tack room and door to byre.
First Floor: Master Bedroom. Family Bathroom (bath with shower over, WC and WHB), Bedroom 2 & 3. Bedroom/ third reception room.
Second Floor: 2 Attic rooms
Outbuildings: Stone byre providing stable, tack room and hay store. Useful storage building.
Strathaven about 4.3 miles to the north west is a historic and characterful market town. Lying in the Avon Valley in rural Lanarkshire, surrounded by prime farmland, Strathaven is particularly picturesque and at its core is a conservation area, making it feel more like a country village than a bustling town. Strathaven has an extensive public park with its famous 'Wee Train', a golf course, Leisure Centre incorporating a swimming pool and gym, 2 Medical Practices and a range of professional services. Strathaven has a popular airfield and is home to a microlight flying school. There are four churches in Strathaven plus another locally in Drumclog, several sports clubs including angling, rugby, tennis, golf, badminton and bowling club and Strathaven is home to Scotland’s only annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Strathaven has a fascinating mix of shops, coffee houses and a variety of fine restaurants, and pubs as well as the three-star Strathaven Hotel, an imposing country house hotel, designed by Robert Adam Jr in the 18th century. Strathaven Castle ruin, dating from the 13th Century, lies to the South of the town on the A71. Also known as Avondale Castle, the ruin and mound is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. A public footpath connects Strathaven to Sandford where the property is situated.
Calderglen Country Park, some 11 miles distant offers an annual calendar of events, a four star tourist attraction with play areas, walks and a children's zoo. The park extends along a scenic wooded glen forged out by the Calder River. Strathclyde Country Park offers outdoor adventure playgrounds, country walks, bicycle hire, fitness gym, watersports centre with cafe, conference facilities and watersports activities. The park hosts a number of international sporting events and has an annual calendar of family events. Nearby East Kilbride, the largest town in South Lanarkshire, has an extensive retail park with an M&S food store, Sainsburys supermarket and B&Q.
The surrounding countryside offers a plethora of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, horse riding and the Ayrshire coastline is blessed with numerous fine Links Golf Courses including Royal Troon, Turnberry, Prestwick, Glasgow Gailes and Dundonald.
Sandford, has an excellent primary school, in addition Strathaven has three primary schools and Strathaven Academy secondary school which dates back to 1905. Hamilton is home to Hamilton College, an independent fee paying school and Glasgow has a further wide choice of independent schools. The M74 provides swift motorway connections to the north (Glasgow) and south (Carlisle). The nearest International Airport is in Glasgow and the nearest mainline railway station is in Hamilton (13 miles north of the property).