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    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.

    Accommodation 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

    SITUATION 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.

    DESCRIPTION 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 gardens.

    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 charm.

    GARDEN 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.

    GARAGE There is a double garage with water and power within the grounds .

    DIRECTIONS 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 ML12 6NA.

    General Remarks

    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.

    Services: Mains water, electricity, septic tank drainage, oil fired central heating system and there is an LPG tank. Telephone connections subject to regulations.

    Outgoings: Council Tax Band Category: G

    Viewing: By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.

    Misrepresentations: 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

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    DRAWING ROOM 26' x 16'4

    (7.92m x 4.98m)

    DINING HALL 19'3 x 17'3

    (5.87m x 5.26m)


    16'5 x 11'9 (5.00m x 3.58m)

    SITTING ROOM 19'9 x 15'4

    (6.02m x 4.67m)



    BEDROOM 13'4 x 10'5

    (4.06m x 3.18m)

    MASTER BEDROOM 15'6 x 15'4

    (4.70m x 4.67m)

    BEDROOM 15'5 x 13'5

    (4.70m x 4.09m)

    BEDROOM 11'9 x 9'7

    (3.58m x 2.92m)

    GALLERY 10'8 x 5'6

    (3.25m x 1.68m)




    APPROXIMATE GROSS INTERNAL FLOOR AREA 2562 SQ FT / 238 SQ M (EXCLUDING VOID) All measurements and fixtures including doors and windows

    are approximate and should be independently verified. Copyright © exposure


  • 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6DH

    0131 220 4160 [email protected]

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