52 Killermont Road, Bearsden, G61 2JE
- A delightful pre-war Detached Bungalow
- Extended to the rear
- Set upon a sizeable, charming, and very private corner garden
- Five main apartments (can be configured as three bedrooms, currently two)
- Impressively decorated with premium wallcoverings
- Bathroom, Shower Room, and Laundry Room
- Gas CH, double glazing, alarm
- Two driveways, garage, car port, cellar
- Handsome lounge limestone fireplace with living flame fire
- Garden zoned to create interest
- All-on-the-level accommodation
- Will suit couples and family buyers alikeA pre-war Detached Bungalow, by John Lawrence, set on a particularly large corner garden (Killermont Road and Hutchison Drive) within the ever-popular Killermont district. Its corner position and two driveways make this a somewhat rare opportunity for clients.The house was extended, about 20 years ago, to the rear (with a pitched roof) to add a cosy morning room (informal dining room), off the modern fitted kitchen, along with a small laundry room, and a shower room (the suite renewed and all retiled only some two years ago). The extension is a great success with the morning room set on an open-plan arrangement to make the kitchen/morning room area, very much, the heart of the home. The back of the house is slightly elevated and provide lovely, seasonally changing, views towards the woodlands of Garscube Estate.There are then four further apartments, which can be used as three bedrooms or two bedrooms, such as required. Our client has this accommodation set as formal lounge, a second living/dining room (would be bedroom 3), and two bedrooms, with the two public rooms both featuring fireplaces, the lounge fireplace being a particularly fine, classically designed, one in limestone with a living flame gas fire. Completing the accommodation is the main house bathroom; this too is smartly equipped and fitted. The decorative theme is most attractive with some rooms boasting wallcoverings by Harlequin and Laura Ashley, along with quality floorcoverings.The garden is undoubtably one of the features, and assets, of the house. It really is a journey of discovery, its ‘secret garden’ to the westerly side, following the corner of Hutchison Drive, is just a lovely spot, discreetly hidden/revealed behind a bank of rhododendrons which are a real burst of colour in Spring. It has been thoughtfully planned to have different zones, all of individual character, and arranged to allow for low maintenance.The front garden has the benefit of two, monobloc, driveways – one leads to the property’s detached single garage and the second, longer one (off-street parking here for three cars), leads down the easterly side of the house and to a car port. Both have recently installed security lights, on motion sensors. The rear garden is totally private, is secured by gates to both sides of the house, and just a lovely spot to be in – a handsome Cotswold stone patio across the back of the house, which can be accessed, via steps, from the extension is a very sheltered spot to enjoy the sun ( at almost any time of the day with its southeast, south, and southwest orientation) and to have a quiet alfresco meal or drink. Adjacent to this is a summerhouse. On the rear elevation of the property is a low-level door giving access to a handy cellar room (boiler located here), and another motion sensor security light.Central heating is mains gas with a Vokera Compact HE combination boiler. All windows, and external doors, are double glazed and uPVC framed (the window in bedroom 2 is an older aluminium framed unit). There is an alarm, and the property has interlinked heat and smoke detectors.All in all, this is a most attractive and rather complete property and one that has clearly been much-loved.Accommodation
- Vestibule – entered via double storm doors and with a double-glazed inner door to the hall. The original 1930s black and white checkerboard floor tiles are retained – lovely first impression.
- Hall – this is a particularly bright entrée to the house by virtue of the glass panelled doors to/from the vestibule and the glazed loft hatch. Oak floor and oak doors to rooms. Hall cupboard. The glazed ceiling hatch has a loft ladder to the attic. Picture rail.
- Lounge – this is a beautifully decorated room and features a bay window to the front. Picture rail retained and centre plaster ceiling rose. The focal point is the handsome limestone fireplace with granite hearth and living flame gas fire, it really is a fine feature. Also, as features is a traditionally styled column radiator and the retained original alcove cabinet with stained glass.
- Living/Dining Room (Bedroom 3) – either a public room or a bedroom. Used currently as a combination living/dining room, it is also most attractively decorated and has a fireplace (composite stone) as its focal point. The fire inset is a free-standing electric fire, stove style (cable with plug). Window to front.
- Kitchen – a modern fitted kitchen that is smartly done with cream high gloss units with walnut laminate trim offset by a striking Zebrano style worktop, into which is set a traditionally designed white enamel sink. All worktops have glass wall splashbacks. Appliances include – halogen hob, filter cooker hood, oven, microwave, concealed fridge/freezer, and a new (December 2022) dishwasher. Note: appliances have not been tested so no warranties/guarantees given.
- Morning Room – this is in the extension and provides a super informal day-to-day dining area. It has a southwest facing window and double-glazed back door.
- Laundry – a small but very handy laundry/utility room with a northeast facing window. Circular stainless-steel sink set into a worksurface. Space/plumbing for washing machine.
- Shower Room – all tiled, including a contrasting patterned tile in the oversized shower enclosure, which has a thermostatic shower with both deluge and hand showerheads. Only refitted some two years ago, it is very smartly done and includes a ‘combination’ unit with wash hand basin and WC finished with a glass top and basin. Chrome towel radiator.
- Bedroom 1 – spacious main bedroom set to the rear of the house and most tastefully decorated. Picture rail and ceiling rose.
- Bedroom 2 – another double bedroom that is set as a single, also rear facing. Picture rail.
- Bathroom – modern white suite with walnut style fitted bathroom furniture and bath panel. The WC and the semi-inset WHB is set into the furniture and the bath is a steel bath (not plastic). Chrome towel radiator.
- Attic – accessed via a loft ladder, it is partly floored and is undeveloped. There, potentially, is scope here to convert, as others have done, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
Killermont is on the south-easterly side of Bearsden, nearby the fairways of The Glasgow Golf Club (Killermont course). It falls in the catchment for the excellent Killermont Primary School and for the new school premises of Boclair Academy. There are some local shops to be found on Rannoch Drive, including the much-loved late opening general store (Murdo’s). Ready access, via Maryhill Road or Bearsden’s Switchback Road, to Glasgow’s West End and city centre. There are three railway stations in Bearsden and a further railway station not far away at Maryhill Park.
A truly lovely property on a great plot.
Sat Nav Ref: G61 2je
COUNCIL TAX : BAND F
EPC : BAND C
TENURE : FREEHOLD
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