This is a truly unique opportunity to purchase the fully refurbished ground floor flat in West Port House, which forms the lower floor of this “A Listed” building. Part of a former Lairds House this flat comes with a heritable pedigree. This charming flat offers modern luxury balanced with economical living.
Built circa 1600, West Port House is Linlithgow’s oldest continuously inhabited residential dwelling. It is said that Mary of Guise, who was the mother of Mary Queen of Scots, lived here for a period. Towering over the High Street, near the former West Port, this is one of Linlithgow’s most treasured buildings.
West Port House retains many historic details including its unusual rectangular corbelled stair tower, swept dormers to the front and crow steps to the gable ends. Within the flat a lovely tiled stone fireplace surround has been retained as well as wooden shutters.
The current owner purchased West Port House from the Hamilton family in 2015 and has since made significant investment in the building fabric including extensive masonry works as well as overhauling the roof and guttering.
Internally, this spacious one bedroom flat has benefitted from many modernising improvements which include a wirelessly controlled high efficiency Fischer electric storage heating system, new insulated flooring, a brand new stylish kitchen and bathroom and redecoration throughout. Mains gas is available at the flat making conversion to gas central heating a straightforward and cost-effective option.
In terms of accommodation, entry is gained from the south facing courtyard. A private parking space has been allocated adjacent to the flat. The front door is an historically proportioned (wide and low) wooden door with traditional ironmongery.
Once inside, turning left, can be found the large lounge with two sash and case windows. This bright and spacious room is carpeted and perfect for entertaining or just staying cozy on a cold winter’s night. In the summer the south facing window gives the room a lovely soft glow. There is ample room for lounge furniture and a dining table. Virgin cable is already in place for ultra-fast broadband and television.
From the front door, turning right, you enter the sleek kitchen featuring a built-in Bosch oven, Bosch ceramic hob and a glass hooded chimney extractor. The locally made Carron Phoenix composite sink complements the stylish gloss grey kitchen units. A spacious fridge freezer and built-under washing machine are also included.
The flat features a technologically advanced electric storage heating system, by Fischer Future Heat, which is perfectly suited to heating this traditional stone built property. Each room can be programmed to provide tailored heating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using wireless programmable thermostats. Using only trickle energy on standby these storage heaters can also give instant heat according to demand.
Hot water is economically produced using a modern immersion heater controlled by a 24 hour timer. This ensures that the immersion heater uses minimal energy.
The bathroom features a lighted bathroom mirror over the pedestal basin and a modern bath with electric shower over. The hall leading to the bathroom has a storage cupboard and an electricity cupboard.
The bedroom is beautiful and bright with an historic tiled fireplace and sandstone hearth. One of the two lovely sash and case windows features working shutters. The fully carpeted bedroom benefits from two cupboards, one with a clothes rail and one with shelves.
West Port House sits in its own private grounds accessed by a driveway shared with two other detached properties. The flat benefits from private shared parking. Access to the High Street can be gained from the courtyard through a secret passage in the outer wall.
Early viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment only. Interested parties should submit a formal note of interest through their solicitor at the earliest opportunity.
Please contact the selling agent for items, fixtures and fittings included in the sale.
The floorplan, description and brochure are intended as a guide only. All prospective buyers are recommended to carry out due diligence before proceeding to make an offer.
Council Tax Band B
EER Band D
Fully refurbished ground floor flat in Linlithgow town centre