Situated in East Renfrewshire, and close to some of the areas top schools, shopping outlets and local amenities, Low Walton is a rarely available rural property suited to both equestrian and lifestyle buyers, with easy commuting links to Glasgow, Paisley, East Kilbride and Kilmarnock.
• Two/Three bedroom farmhouse
• Traditional stone outbuildings
• Small lungeing/riding arena
• 7.87 acres of grazing land
Neilston - 2.5 miles
Newton Mearns - 4 miles
East Kilbride - 11.5 miles
Glasgow - 12 miles
Kilmarnock - 15.5 miles
Situated in East Renfrewshire, the property lies approximately 4 miles west of Newton Mearns and 12 miles south west of Glasgow city centre. Low Walton is ideally positioned for commuters, providing excellent connectivity while benefitting from a tranquil rural setting.
The town of Neilston is approximately 2.5 miles north west, where Primary schooling is available. Primary and Secondary schooling can also be found in both Newton Mearns and Barrhead. Low Walton also has good accessibility to public schools in Glasgow. There are good rail links at Neilston and Barrhead.
The nearby Newton Mearns and Glasgow offer an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, cafés, bars, restaurants, leisure facilities and professional services.
The local area offers an abundance of activities for the outdoor enthusiast, catering for a range of leisure and recreational activities including walking, golfing, cycling, fishing and horse riding. The nearby Whitelee Windfarm has more than 130 kilometres of trails to explore on foot, bike or on horseback and, with visitor centre and café, it offers something for everyone. Other nearby facilities include Neilston Pad community woodland, Dams to Darnley country park, Rouken Glen Park, Greenbank Gardens and various Golf Courses.
Low Walton is a superb rural smallholding, located only four miles from Newton Mearns yet benefitting from picturesque views of the gently undulating farmland surrounding the property.
The property comprises a quiet residence for purchasers looking to escape to the countryside and enjoy the pleasures of rural life whilst having easy access to Newton Mearns, Glasgow and further afield.
The property includes a traditional, whitewashed stone and slate Farmhouse. The smallholding is well presented and the 8.9 acres with outbuildings can accommodate keeping horses and small numbers of livestock, or provide an excellent space for a workshop or general purpose storage.
Low Walton Farmhouse
Situated in the heart of the property, the farmhouse is of stone construction with a whitewash finish and slate roof, benefitting from scenic views of the surrounding countryside.
Internally, the property is decorated to a suitable standard, with some of the original features retained.
Glazed & brick-built porch, providing internal access to adjoining outbuildings
Accessing kitchen, utility room and sitting room.
With ample space to store jackets and boots, and provide general storage. The central heating boiler is located here.
Large dining kitchen with a range of fitted floor and wall units, and additional storage section to the rear. View to the rear paddock from the kitchen.
Cosy living room space with a recently installed multi-fuel stove with slate hearth & rustic mantelpiece.
Long, carpeted hallway connecting the rooms. The window and skylight provide ample light to the hallway, and the second external door to the property opens into this space.
Partially tiled bathroom, with shower over bath.
Spacious, carpeted double bedroom with views to the paddock at the rear of the property.
Carpeted double bedroom, with views to the rear of the property towards the paddock.
Lounge / Bedroom 3
Grand room at the end of the property, benefitting from ample light from the triple aspect windows. This room has original decorative cornicing, and an open fireplace with marble surround and slate hearth.
Currently, the main attic space is used for storage. This is a floored space, with single skylight, and could offer potential for creating a possible office space or relaxation room, subject to the appropriate consents. Access is gained via a Ramsay ladder through the hatch from the hallway.
The dwelling benefits from ample car parking on a gravel surfaced area which sits between the house and steading buildings. To the front of the house, there is an area laid down to lawn and, to the rear, there is a small low maintenance garden area that has the potential to be extended.
The small lungeing/riding arena is also at the front of the property, opposite the stables.
Stables (approximately 23.5m x 5m)
Located to the east of the farmhouse, the traditional whitewashed stone outbuildings form an l-shape with the farmhouse and accommodate 2 stables with separate access, plus a further 2 looseboxes. This wing is mainly of stone construction with a box-profile sheeted tin roof over a timber frame. Modern roller shutter doors give access to a useful multifunctional space for storage which is currently used for looseboxes/hay storage. There is lighting throughout, and electricity.
Old Byre/Feed Shed (approximately 15.25m x 6.25m)
This outbuilding adjoins the southern elevation of the house, with internal access into the looseboxes/hay storage area. This building comprises traditional stone walls with a more recently constructed internal steel frame supporting box-profile sheeted roof with box-profile cladding. This building was the old byre and has a central passageway with bays at each side. The byre is currently used as a feed shed & storage area and benefits from lighting and water. It would be suitable for workshop or storage space; or to house a small number of livestock, having direct access to the small paddock.
Small Stone Barn (approximately 9.15m x 5.5m)
Leading on from the feed shed, and to the west of the steading, is a further traditional stone building with corrugated tin roof and also a brick-built lean-to on the southern side. It is currently used for storage/field shelter for horses having previously been used for housing livestock. This space has potential for further storage or housing livestock, having an access door on each side to the paddocks at the rear of the property.
There is a small wood store located in the triangular area to the east of the property, across the access road. This is in poorer condition with damage to the tin roof. Care should be taken when viewing this building.
In total, the grazing land extends to approximately eight acres. It comprises 3 paddocks near the steading and a larger field extending to approximately six acres to include the small hill to the west of the steading, all currently used for horse grazing. The land is classified by the James Hutton Institute Land Capability Maps as a mixture of 4.1 and 5.1, and has previously been used for cattle/sheep grazing so could lend itself to a small hobby flock of sheep or similar.
There is a 4kW array of solar panels (maximum domestic size) located on the roof of the stables building which were installed by the Vendor in 2015. These feed into the Grid, and the income, to include both the Feed In Tariff and Electricity sales, is in the region of £400-600 per annum.
The property benefits from mains electricity and is serviced by a shared private spring water supply, with drainage to a septic tank. Low Walton has a uv treatment and particle filter system for its own domestic water. There is double glazing throughout and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler, with further heat sources from the multi-fuel stove and open fire in the sitting room and lounge respectively. Any oil remaining in the tank on the date of entry will be bought by the purchaser at cost.
Broadband is presently provided by satellite connection with an average speed of 15mbps.