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B UYING a newly constructed house has many advantages, but then, buying a house that has celebrated a few birthdays and had time to grow into its setting, can enhance the original specification, as is the case with a five-bedroomed detached villa in Lenzie.
One of CALA Homes’ largest property styles within Woodilee Village, this L-shaped villa’s immaculate interior could easily be mistaken for a showhome. However, what makes it even more appealing is the space available, a layout that can be adapted as families grow, and a fully enclosed and landscaped rear garden, which has had time to mature and includes lawn, decks and paved patios for dining/entertaining, and best of all, a charming purpose-built barbecue hut for hosting social gatherings throughout the seasons.
Situated on Woodcroft Drive where it benefits from monobloc driveway parking and a near front garden, the entrance vestibule and reception hall lead to a cloakroom, utility with access into the integral double garage (scope for converting to accommodation), beautifully proportioned living room and adjoining open-plan dining kitchen, both of which overlook and have French door access to the rear garden.
Upstairs are five good-sized bedrooms and a spacious four-piece family bathroom – two of the bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and French doors fronted by a decorative Paris-style balcony, while all five bedrooms feature built-in storage, something this house style offers in abundance throughout.
The interior specification is impressive: the contemporary fitted kitchen has integrated appliances and a breakfast bar to separate the kitchen from the dining/family area beyond – it also has access to the utility, which means shopping can be taken from the car via the utility into the kitchen. Equally notable, the master bedroom has a bank of fitted wardrobes and luxuriously appointed en-suite shower room.
Created on the site of an old hospital, Woodilee Village lies between Lenzie and Kirkintilloch and is conveniently placed for local amenities in both, while in addition, Lenzie benefits from the recently completed bypass giving easy access to the central belt motorway network.
Commuters also have the option of
Lenzie train station, which provides a twice-hourly service to and from Glasgow Queen Street.
Arguably a better-than-new-build family home, offers over £460,000 are invited by Pacitti Jones in Lenzie.