1 Douglas Drive, Cambuslang, Glasgow, G72 8NQ
Offers Over £450,000 | 4 Bedroom House
About the property
'Ruaig' is a striking, late Victorian, detached stone villa occupying a commanding position on a generous sized garden plot at the corner of West Coats Road/Douglas Drive.
Douglas Drive is widely recognised as one of the areas premier addresses and sits close to host of amenities including nurseries, schools at both primary and secondary levels, a host of recreational facilities, Kirkhill golf course, tennis club and a variety of day-to-day shops. Kirkhill and Cambuslang train stations are a short walk away; the latter taking approximately 12 minutes to reach Glasgow Central station. In addition to this, there are excellent road links to the surrounding areas and the Central Belt motorway network.
The house bears all the hallmarks of a magnificent family home and is brimming with original character and charm, offering a spacious and versatile seven apartments over two levels, which is further enhanced by the addition of a side extension that could be utilised as a home office/playroom, large utility, sauna and a delightful conservatory at the rear. The property has also been extended on the upper level to provide two larger sized bedrooms; one of which has an en-suite shower room off and a larger family bathroom. The house retains much of its original character with stained leaded glass, box panelled doors/architraves and cornicing all still in situ. All three public rooms and the master bedroom have fireplace details to the focal wall; two of which have open fires and there are many notable features such as fresh, tasteful decor and quality floor coverings throughout; a modern fitted kitchen with freestanding range cooker and American style fridge freezer; upgraded sanitary ware including underfloor heating within the main bathroom and both shower rooms and the property has a system of gas fired central heating by way of a highly efficient boiler installed approximately nine years ago. The specification also includes double glazing (within the main house) and the property has been fitted with a burglar alarm for added peace of mind.
In terms of accommodation the property has a traditional layout with storm doors and a private entrance vestibule opening into a fabulous reception hallway with two conveniently positioned store cupboards off. There is an elegant lounge with a broad bay window over the gardens to front. The sitting/family room is also front facing and allows passage through to the side extension. The formal dining room is rear facing and gives access off to a beautiful conservatory that enjoys splendid aspects over and direct access to the gardens at the rear. The kitchen has been extensively fitted and features real wood work surface areas, a fitted breakfasting bar and has ample space for a table and chairs. A rear hallway gives access to a good sized utility room, sauna room with steam cabinet and shower enclosure and a rear porch with direct access to the garden. The ground floor is completed by a well appointed shower room. The original staircase has a large stained glass window at half landing and leads to a good sized upper hallway that provides access off to four extremely spacious double bedrooms; one of which has an en-suite shower room off and there is a well appointed four piece family bathroom comprising of a contemporary white three piece suite and corner shower cubicle.
Outside, the gardens are bounded by original stone walling and are mostly laid in lawn with a variety of shrubs, plants and mature tree screening aiding in a good degree of privacy/seclusion. The delightful rear garden incorporates a pond, paved patio ideal for entertaining/alfresco dining and there is a greenhouse, vegetable patch, a large outhouse/store at the far end of the garden and a gated driveway (accessed from West Coats Road) that provides off street parking for five cars.
The Energy Performance Rating on this property is Band E.