This sprawling mansion in Thorntonhall boasts space to live, work and relax
Strawberries on the lawn and weekends of tennis await new owners of Bealach Mor
SHARING its name with the Bealach Mor 90-mile annual cycle sportive, (which takes in the arduous 2,053ft ascent up the Bealach-na-ba in Wester Ross), this Bealach Mor is a more genteel giant, a circa 4,000 sq ft individually designed villa in the tucked away village of Thorntonhall on the south side of Glasgow.
Occupying a corner position within a cul-de-sac of similarly statuesque properties, Bealach Mor’s distinguishing features include an integral triple garage and a projecting five-sided design element that gives the impression of a turret.
It also has mature and fully enclosed gardens, with neat lawns, paved rear patio, shrubs, trees and planted borders, plus a large monoblock front driveway leading up to the garage block, which is fronted by three electrically operated doors. Inside, the overwhelming first impression is quality, with skirting, architraves, internal doors and staircase echoing the honey-coloured wood flooring. The ground floor layout flows from the entrance hall to a light-filled drawing room with the five-section deep window bay. Double doors connect it to the open-plan dining room and bespoke fitted kitchen, a combined space more than 30ft wide with doors to the patio and garden at the dining end and a utility adjacent to the kitchen end. Completing the ground floor is a family room, study and shower room. A gallery landing on the first floor leads up to five bedrooms, two of which have en suite shower rooms, while two more share a Jack and Jill-style shower room. Most of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, particularly the principal bedroom which has the turret-style bay window, two sets of fitted wardrobes and a large shower room. There is also a fully tiled family bathroom. Spacious, elegant and designed for easy living with a state-of-the-art integrated kitchen, which includes an island breakfast bar, Bealach Mor is a prestigious property in an equally prestigious village. Thorntonhall is a tranquil haven where noise levels seldom transcend the thwack of tennis rackets coming from the local club in summer.
There are no shops, nor a need for any with Busby, Clarkston and Newton Mearns’ suburbs all within a few minutes drive, along with several golf clubs, a golf range, and the top state schools in Scotland. However, there is a railway station in the village, which gives commuters the option of letting the train take the strain rather than the M77 into the city.
Offers over £750,000 are invited by Countrywide’s Clarkston office.
Thorntonhall is a tranquil haven where noise levels seldom transcend the thwack of tennis rackets
DETAILS: Honey-coloured wood flooring and a bespoke fitted kitchen are among the many finer things inside the house.