The Knowe, offers a rare combination of comfortable family living, secluded location, attractive views across the Firth of Forth to Fife, in a unique B listed property, that is full of period detail, with an interesting history and is well worth viewing.
Both Edinburgh Airport and the independent Cliftonhall School are less than a 20 minute drive away and frequent rail services to Edinburgh and Glasgow can be accessed from Linlithgow, less than four miles away.
Not at all visible from the road, a long curved driveway through mature garden and grounds leads you to the front of the house. We think the layout is well suited to the professional family. Inside the hall you will note the extensive Baltic wood panelling and encaustic Victorian tiled floors. The mahogany staircase leads to a half landing above which sits a stained glass window believed to be the work of Daniel Cottier who worked with leading architects of the time Alexander “Greek” Thomson and William Leiper.
To the left of the hall is a formal bay windowed dining room, great for entertaining, with extensive wood panelling, herring bone pattern oak parquetry floor and stone fireplace with coal effect gas fire.
Adjacent to this is the spacious and modern kitchen in a classic country style finish that is in keeping with the property, and includes a gas fired Aga, separate integrated gas hob and oven with a combination of granite and solid wood worktops. The kitchen itself is open plan onto a family area whose floor to ceiling glazed northerly elevation affords great views across the Firth of Forth.
To the right of the hall is a cosy sitting room with a most attractive Queen Anne Wedgewood fireplace and coal effect gas fire. Adjacent to this is a boot room and a wood panelled bathroom with original cast iron claw foot bath and overhead shower fitting.
A door at the back of the hall leads to the remaining ground floor accommodation, which includes a large laundry room, bookcase lined study with separate door to the gardens a wc, and the old servant’s staircase to the first floor.
Turning left on the half landing leads you to the main first floor accommodation at the front of the house and includes an impressive formal wood panelled drawing room with bay window affording views over the River Forth. On the ceiling, panels feature the original owner’s coat of arms. There are also four large double bedrooms, a delightful wood panelled nursery bedroom and two modern bathrooms, the larger bathroom at the rear of house featuring a roll top, claw foot bath and separate shower enclosure.
The rear staircase leads to the second floor where to the left is the impressive billiard room with oriel windows on two elevations affording views of the grounds and the River Forth. The dark wood panelled walls have geometric patterned marquetry inlays. On the other side of the staircase the hallway leads to the sixth bedroom, again a large double with an attractive art nouveau fireplace. Finally, a stone-built lookout turret, built for the original owner to watch his ships moving up and down the Firth of Forth.
Set in approximately 1.6 acres of grounds, The Knowe was commissioned by the shipping line owner George Cadell Stewart in 1876. The mature and private gardens offer several locations from which the family can enjoy the outdoors and good weather and include a summer house, single garage and workshop.
Included in the sale are all fitted floor coverings, light fittings, gas fired Aga and integrated kitchen appliances.
Council Tax Band G
EER Band E
- Stunning Six Bedroom Family Home Situated in Bo'ness, Close to Local Schools and Transport Links
- Category B Listed and Boasting Period Features Throughout
- Immaculate Contemporary Kitchen with an Aga and a Combination of Granite and Solid Wood Worktops
- Three Spacious Reception Rooms Including a Family Sitting Room Benefiting from a Queen Anne Wedgewood Fireplace
- Stone-Built Lookout Turret Offering Incredible Views Over the Firth of Forth
- Set in 1.6 Acres of Secluded Ground and Including a Summer House, Workshop and Single Garage
- Our Reference: PRLS2414
- Tenure: Freehold
- Type: Detached House
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Telephone: 01506 82 82 82
- Bo'ness Public School0.11 miles
- St Mary's RC Primary School0.31 miles
- Bo'ness Academy0.38 miles
- Kinneil Primary School0.46 miles
- Grange Primary School0.51 miles
Distances are as the crow flies and the property listed may not be in the schools catchment area.
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