76 George Street
LOT 1 of 4: Watston Farmhouse (About 1.04 acres)
With a westerly facing situation, Watston Farmhouse is a detached house of timber construction beneath a pitched tile roof. It was constructed in circa 1988. A well-maintained tarmacadam farm road leads to front and rear gravel driveways. The front drive is entered through decorative cast iron gates.
The accommodation is over a single storey.
Features include a solid-fuel Esse range cooker in the kitchen which also provides central heating and heats the water, built-in wardrobes in the bedrooms, and open fires in the drawing and sitting rooms.
The house is served by mains electricity and water supplies, with drainage to a septic tank. It is fully double glazed.
A detached double garage is within the grounds, as well as a summerhouse. There is a garden in front of the house which is mainly laid to lawn and is enclosed by hedging and a timber fence. The garden includes a number of beds and borders which are well stocked with flowering plants and shrubs, and a vegetable garden. There is parking for a number of vehicles.
This property has 1.04 acres of land.
Watston Farm is located about 0.5 mile to the south of the village of Stonehouse in rural Lanarkshire. The house and cottage have an elevated situation with panoramic views across the adjacent countryside and farmland.
Stonehouse is on the A71 trunk road connecting Kilmarnock and Edinburgh. The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park overlooks the picturesque Avon Valley and has pathways leading to the Avon Water, a bandstand and other recreational facilities. Stonehouse has a library, public hall, hospital, pharmacy, bowling green and various shops.
Strathaven (5 miles) is a small town with a village green and stream running through its centre. It has a good range of local amenities including a variety of shops, doctors surgery, dentist, chemists, banks and a vet.
Stonehouse has a primary school and Strathaven has a secondary school. Independent schooling is available in Hamilton.
Hamilton is 12 miles distant and has a wide range of services. Newton Mearns on the south side of Glasgow also provides shopping facilities at The Avenue Shopping Centre.
For outdoor enthusiasts this area provides a wealth of activities. There are local golf courses at Strathaven and East Kilbride while the championship courses at Turnberry and Troon in Ayrshire are within easy travelling distance. There are a number of leisure facilities in East Kilbride, while the Firth of Clyde and sheltered west coast waters of Scotland provide a variety of water sports. There are also excellent water sports facilities at Strathclyde Country Park.
Grouse and pheasant shooting, and roe deer stalking, can be rented locally. Fishing is also available by permit on the surrounding rivers and reservoirs.
Glasgow city centre is about 22 miles to the north via the M74 and as with most major cities has an extensive range of retail, higher educational, leisure and professional services. The M74 is about 2 miles to the east and offers road access to the north, south and the central Scotland motorway network. The nearest mainline rail station is at Larkhall (4 miles). Glasgow International Airport is 27 miles to the north and Prestwick Airport is 33 miles to the west.
There is a livestock market at Lanark.
By Road (Postcode: ML9 3PH)
From the M74, exit at Junction 8 and join the A71 signposted for Kilmarnock. Continue for about 1 mile on the A71 then at the roundabout take the first exit signposted Lockhart Street. Continue for about 1 mile then turn left onto Lockhart Place. At the T-junction turn right onto CamNethan Street and continue for about 1 mile before turning left onto Boghall Street. Boghall Street becomes Watstone Road which leads to Watston Farm.Read all