Curling Pond House
SHIELDHILL, QUOTHQUAN, BY BIGGAR
A quite delightful family home in a superb rural location
about 3 miles from the interesting town of Biggar. The
house combines the elegance of a Georgian home with the
convenience of 21st century Scottish country living, and
enjoys an absolutely outstanding garden with extensive
grounds and an adjacent five acre paddock accessed from
the garden as well as the farm track. The perimeter of the
paddock has been planted with a variety of trees. Situated
within commuting distance of both Edinburgh and Glasgow
and with quick and easy access to the M74 and the south.
Front entrance Porch, Reception Dining Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen/
Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Four Double Bedrooms, Master En-Suite, Family Bathroom
and a separate Cloakroom/WC.
Edinburgh 29 miles Glasgow 40 miles
The thriving town of Biggar is situated on the A702 and boasts an excellent range of general stores and
speciality retail outlets, pubs and restaurants. There is a primary and secondary school, a new museum is
under construction and there are many active clubs and societies. The town stages Little Biggar Festival held
at various venues and there are different music events, amateur dramatics etc. and caters for all ages and
tastes. Its proximity to the M74 and easy access to both Edinburgh and Glasgow make it a popular area for
both commuters and retired couples. There is a local golf course, boating pond and tennis courts, bowling
and rugby clubs, a bridge club and a famous Puppet Workshop. A popular agriculture show and also a well
attended vintage car rally are held annually The larger country towns of Lanark and Peebles offer a wider
range of shopping and the railway station at Carstairs Junction has a main line rail link to Edinburgh and
London. Situated on the edge of South Lanarkshire and the Scottish Borders the area is one of natural beauty
and provides opportunities for enjoying a plethora of countryside activities including golf, fishing, horse riding
and delightful walks along the John Buchan Way and Tinto Hill. The nearby Tweed cycle way starts at Biggar
and follows the course of the River Tweed to Berwick.
Curling Pond House is a delightful family home. Constructed in 1998 it offers a unique blend of traditional
ambience with modern day comforts and sits sympathetically in extensive grounds. The house is approached
from the un-adopted road beyond the drive for Shieldhill Farmhouse, through a wrought iron gate into a
gravelled parking and turning area. Established shrubs and trees, along with a magnificent stone wall, screen
the house and provide complete privacy.
Entrance is via a storm door into a Porch with tiled floor
and then through a glazed door to the double height
main reception/dining hall. The double height arched
window to the front and French doors to the rear add
to the ambience of this room. The spectacular dining
hall has a turned timber staircase rising to the upper
floor open gallery landing with a stained glass window.
The elegant triple aspect drawing room is flooded with
natural light and enjoys outstanding views to the
gardens, pond and surrounding countryside. The
room benefits from an open fireplace with wooden
surround, marble insert and hearth. Along the hallway
is the downstairs cloakroom and WC and at the far
end, the dual aspect sitting room which also enjoys
outstanding views has a bay window to the front, a
feature fireplace with wooden surround, marble insert
and hearth. The generous kitchen/breakfast room
to the rear of the property has a tiled floor and has
been fitted with an excellent range of quality base
and wall units with quality worktops and integrated
appliances. Large windows give wonderful views to
the rear gardens and there is ample space for a large
table for informal dining. Off the kitchen is the utility
room which houses the washing machine, tumble
dryer, stainless steel sink unit, and has a door to the
Upstairs the bright and spacious gallery landing
provides access to the four double bedrooms and
bathroom. The principal bedroom with en suite
bathroom, has windows on two sides with views over
the gardens, pond and across the open country.
The very pretty guest bedroom two is situated to
the front and overlooks the gardens and pond
whilst benefitting from a large cupboard/wardrobe.
Bedroom three enjoys duel aspect views to the side
and rear gardens and benefits from a large cupboard/
wardrobe. Bedroom four is currently set up as a
spare bedroom/study, enjoying views to the front of
the property. Completing the accommodation on
this floor is the family bathroom. The house has been
well maintained and is beautifully presented. Plain
fitted carpets and attractive decor add to its immense
The garden is quite exceptional. Lovingly landscaped
and designed by the current owners it features a
spectacular natural pond to the front which is framed
by a selection of plants and trees attracting a variety of
birds and wildlife throughout the year. With extensive
lawns, the gardens contain established trees and
shrubs, along with a selection of herbaceous beds
and borders stocked with specimen plants, providing
colour and interest all year round. There is a stunning
pergola which is entwined with a variety of climbing
plants, an area with a selection of fruit trees, a
vegetable plot and greenhouses. At the bottom of the
garden, the original curling pond from a bygone era is
still in situ, with the original target markings still evident
it adds an element of historic charm. There is a paved
area to the rear of the property and a terrace to the
front for sitting out in the evening and enjoying the
spectacular views and al fresco entertaining during
the summer months.
Adjacent to the gardens sits a field of around five
acres, suitable for equestrian use, it is ideal for those
requiring additional land and outdoor space.
There is a double garage with water and power within
the grounds .
From Edinburgh take the A702 to Biggar. After
the second pedestrian crossing at the Sainsbury
convenience store turn right taking the B7016
signposted Carnwath. After one mile take the left fork.
After another mile turn left towards Quothquan. After
one mile at the stone gate lodge on the right hand
side turn right onto the access road to Shieldhill Farm
House and at the Y intersection take the right fork and
then turn sharp left at the bungalow.
For those with Satellite Navigation the post code is
Fixtures and Fittings:
Items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are
included in the sale price. Also included are all fitted light
fittings and fitted carpets.
Mains water, electricity, septic tank drainage, oil fired
central heating system and there is an LPG tank.
Telephone connections subject to regulations.
Council Tax Band Category: G
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place,
Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether
of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie &
Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and
defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars
of the property prepared by the said agent.
2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that
he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said
statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content
of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise
and that no warranty or representation has been made by
the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection
with the property.
3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said
statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or
to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party
to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to
give either party any cause for action.
Particulars prepared June 2014– First Issue