Hillend sits discreetly in a tranquil and unspoilt location, access via a hedge lined private driveway, and nestled amidst mature gardens and uninterrupted panoramic views.
- 5 Bedroom Victorian Farmhouse, circa. 1821
- Unrivalled South Facing Views
- 291 m2 or 3,132 sq. ft.
- 3 Reception Rooms
- 5 Double Bedrooms
- Bathroom, 2 WCs, 2 Ensuites
- Sun Room, and Study/Office
- Kitchen/Diner with AGA Range Cooker
- Approx. 1.5 Acres of Land, including 2 Paddocks
- Generous South Facing Garden
- Vegetable Garden
- Large Agricultural Shed/Barn
- One and a Half Garage
- Ample Parking
- Fibre Optic Broadband Available in Development
- Oil Fired Central Heating
- Boiler Serviced Annually
- Private Septic Tank
- Main Water and Electricity
Good to Know:
- 15 Minute Drive to Linlithgow Train Station/Edinburgh Airport
- Easy Access to Central Motorway Network
- Double Glazing Throughout
- Partially Floored Loft
- Alarm System
- Hillend Residents Association
- Linlithgow Academy Catchment
Dating from 1821 and formerly belonging to the Hopetoun Estate, Hillend is a characterful home brimming with surprises, stunning views, spacious rooms, opportunities and so much more.
Perhaps you will fall in love as soon as you pull up the winding approach, especially in Summer, when the surrounding wheat fields have turned to beautiful rich golden colours. The converted luxury steadings relinquish their guard of honour to reveal Hillend farmhouse.
As you step into the hall, the gentle echo of your footfall on the exposed stone walls reverberates up the staircase. Such a grand, high-ceilinged space, soak up the opulence of the hallway before exploring the rest of the property.
Ahead of you and to the right, come through into the lounge. As sumptuous as living rooms get, snuggle down into on the sofa and soak up the captivating south facing views of the garden through the bay window. Rabbits, squirrels, and badgers have all been known to frequent this idyllic spot. As the autumn evenings draw in, curl up with a glass of wine in front of your roaring fire nestled beneath the stone fireplace.
Once you are suitably rested, continue onwards, through to the dining room taking in a glimpse of the cosy sitting room on your right. Sunlight pours in through the broad glass windows and a patio door invites you outside but resist the temptation for now. Instead, admire the bright, light family space on offer. You can practically hear the chink of glasses toasting and the merriment of Christmas dinners, all gathered around the table as crackers are pulled and a crackling roast dinner is served. By far our favourite room in Hillend.
Follow your nose through to the kitchen and immediately feel the warmth coming from the AGA. Equipped with all the conveniences of a kitchen, this room is the rustic heart of the farmhouse and is spacious enough for a dining table and chairs. Light pours into this room, via the sunroom, which overlooks the lush greenery of the garden.
Now to explore the east wing of the house before we move upstairs. An inner hallway leads past a cloakroom/porch, the day-to-day entrance, and the perfect space for stashing coats and jackets. On the right, you will find a home office or study which could easily be turned into a family/games room. Not forgetting the handy WC next to the porch – perfect for party guests.
Follow the flow past the utility room and you will arrive in the largest of the ground floor bedrooms. A magnificently spacious room, perfect for guests or independent teenagers, this generous bedroom overlooks the vegetable garden and is serviced by an ensuite shower room.
We still have so much to uncover in this treasure trove of a home, so head back through to the west wing and take the staircase up to the first floor which affords much privacy and quiet. Pop your head around the door on your left and you will find the dual aspect main bedroom, complete with an ensuite.
There will be no arguments over bedroom size between the kids, as the remaining two bedrooms on the upper floor are both equally generous in size, have built-in wardrobe space and afford fine south facing views over the garden. Positioned at the end of the landing, there is a bathroom with separate WC.
Follow us outside and begin to soak up this jewel of a south facing garden. Spend summers in the vast swathes of garden, where children can kick a ball on the flat lawns and play for hours in safety and security - soaking up the sunshine.
Gather on the patio for family barbecues, surrounded by neatly manicured lawns, a well-maintained and stocked vegetable garden, trees, and beds filled with colourful, flowers and shrubs.
Take a stroll through the lush greenery and down into the first of two fully enclosed grazing paddocks, with pens and gates, and would also be suitable equestrian purposes.
Soak up the truly breath-taking vista on offer where uninterrupted panoramic views look towards the Pentlands Hills, with the skyline of Edinburgh glinting in the distance. In an evening, sienna sunsets are a regular occurrence.
The paddocks further benefit from vehicular access, and a large agricultural shed, with power, that can accommodate a tractor and livestock.
*For more photos and information, download the brochure on desktop. For your own hard copy brochure, or to book a viewing please call our Linlithgow office*
Early viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment only.
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 G
EER Band E