A ru­ral life­style is right on the Monet

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SIT­U­ATED just out­side the vil­lage of Har­burn in West Lothian is an amazi ng coun­try prop­erty that seems to have it all – 14 acres, sta­bles for eight horses, full size flood­lit rid­ing arena, en­chant­ing stone sum­mer­house over­look­ing Camilty Wa­ter, weir and old mill, gazebo, fish­ing and shoot­ing rights and beau­ti­ful for­mal gar­dens.

These grounds were de­signed in the 1930s to in­clude three or­na­men­tal ponds, one of which is crossed by a wooden bridge cre­at­ing a pic­ture very sim­i­lar to French artist Claude Monet’s paint­ings of the lily pond and bridge at Giverny.

Camilty Mill’s main house is also re­fresh­ingly dif­fer­ent, with ac­com­mo­da­tion span­ning over 3,000 square feet pre­dom­i­nantly on one level, ar­ranged around a cen­tral liv­ing area de­signed as a se­ries of in­ter­con­nect­ing rooms, start­ing from the din­ing kitchen, a size­able up­dated farm­hous­es­tyle space fit­ted with gran­ite topped oak cab­i­nets, pro­fes­sional range- style dual- f uel cooker, in­te­grated ap­pli­ances and con­vivial cen­tral i sland din­ing ta­ble.

Much larger than it looks, this spa­cious fam­ily home is en­tered by a large vestibule with space and pro­vi­sion for boots, coats etc to be de­posited be­fore con­tin­u­ing into the re­cep­tion hall, where a be­spoke spi­ral stair­case leads up to a 23ft multipurpose sun­room that makes the most of panoramic views of the gar­dens and grounds.

Off the hall are two en suite dou­ble bed­rooms, cloak­room, games room with three doors out to the rear deck and gar­den be­yond – the hall also has dou­ble doors open­ing out to the rear.

Off the other side of the hall is the din­ing kitchen, lead­ing to a su­perb con­ser­va­tory, liv­ing room with mar­ble f i re­place and a din­ing room. Three f ur­ther bed­rooms and a shower room com­plete the ac­com­mo­da­tion.

The s mall com­mu­nity of Camilty of­fers an idyl­lic coun­try life­style un­der ten min­utes drive f rom both West Calder and Murieston, for shops, schools and other ameni­ties.

Camilty is also ide­ally po­si­tioned for com­muters, just 25 min­utes from Ed­in­burgh, 35 min­utes from Glas­gow and ten

AR­TIS­TI­CALLY IN­CLINED: The grounds take a lily out of Claude Monet's pad, with three or­na­men­tal ponds crossed by a wooden bridge re­sem­bling his fa­mous paint­ing.

min­utes from Livingston South train sta­tion, which pro­vides fre­quent rail ser­vices to both cities.

Of­fers over £640,000 are in­vited by Thorn­tons’ Ed­in­burgh of­fice.

Of­fers over £640k

RU­RAL RE­TREAT: Those who en­joy the out­doors won't be dis­ap­pointed by the idyl­lic coun­try­side liv­ing on of­fer just out­side Har­burn.

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