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An extended traditional rural cottage, set in sizeable, mature and sheltered grounds, with a substantial detached garage.

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Biggar South Lanarkshire ML12 6RE


An extended traditional rural cottage, set in sizeable, mature and sheltered grounds, with a substantial detached garage.

House Sold - Biggar South Lanarkshire

Shielswood is a single storey, extended former traditional farm cottage, with the original cottage constructed of solid stone/part harled walls with feature stone detailing to the front elevation, under a pitched tile roof. The cottage has been extended in two principal phases (one in 1988/1989; and the other in 2009) with the extensions constructed of harled walls under pitched tile roofs. There are pvc framed double glazed windows throughout. Electricity is supplemented by solar panels located on the roof and the system benefits from “Feed in Tariff” payments in addition to a power purchase rate.

The property also includes a substantial detached double garage, with two single electric up and over garage doors, electricity and water.

Outside there is ample car parking with a large gravel area to the side of the house and garage. Other outbuildings include a timber garden shed, lean to log store and aluminium framed greenhouse. There is a substantial garden, totalling approximately 0.389 Ha (0.96 acres), which retains formal lawns and flowerbeds to the front, side and rear, with an adjoining main lawn (of small paddock size) and a small wooded area. The house retains views over open fields to the south and east, with an adjoining wood (not owned) which provides shelter and seclusion to the whole property.


Shielswood lies in an accessible rural location, approximately 3.5 km (2.1 miles) north of the former market town of Biggar, in South Lanarkshire. Within Biggar there is a good mix of shops, restaurants and cafes situated around the busy high Street, in addition to a bank, health centre and numerous clubs and groups for both children and adults.

The town is renowned for its attractive surroundings, cultural events and outdoor pursuits, and there are many opportunities for the sport or outdoor enthusiast with a golf course, tennis courts, bowling and rugby clubs within the town. The surrounding countryside offers a large selection of outdoor activities including fishing, hillwalking, trail running and mountain biking.

Both Primary and secondary schooling is available within Biggar.

The property is situated approximately 30 miles from central Edinburgh and 40 miles from central Glasgow, offering a country lifestyle within commuting distance of either city.


From Biggar, head north on the B7016 (sign posted “Carnwath”). Approximately one mile out of the town, turn right onto the “Biggarshiels Road”, a “C” classified road, and continue on this road for a further one mile. Shielswood is located on the left-hand side.

Post Code: ML12 6RE. It is strongly recommended that you do not rely on a Satnav in this rural location and check on a route map prior to any scheduled viewing.


Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor – Garden room with multifuel stove; Main hall with cupboards and cupboard with boiler; Inner hall with cupboard; Shower/wet room; Bedroom 1 with wardrobes; Study/Bedroom 3 with door leading to; Front door vestibule with electric meter and circuit breaker box; Boxroom with attic access and hot water tank; Bedroom 2 with built in wardrobe; Main bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin; sitting room with open fire; kitchen/diner with integral LPG gas hob, electric oven/grill and dishwasher; dining room with patio doors to south facing patio; Utility room with plumbing for washing machine and garden door; WC.

Garage – Large double garage with concrete floor and water/electric connections. Two single electric “up and over” garage doors.


The property is assessed for Council Tax as Band F.


Mains electricity (Economy 7) and mains water. LPG combination boiler heating the central heating and hot water. Private drainage to septic tank within the garden. Home intruder alarm (ADT linked system).


A 10 x PV panel system (16.4 sqM) is installed on the property roof, giving an installed output capacity of 2.45 kWp. Further details on output and “Feed in Tariff” rates are available from the selling agents on request.


Carpets, blinds, curtains and light fittings. Integrated kitchen appliances. Other white goods are not included in the sale.


A copy of the Home Report is available to interested parties from the selling agents.


By mutual agreement.


For further information or to arrange an appointment to view please contact Walker Scott Ireland Ltd. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Interested parties are advised to note interest with Walker Scott Ireland Ltd in order to be kept informed of any closing date that is set. Please note, our client need not accept the highest offer, nor indeed any offer.


To comply with current Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, any offer presented must be accompanied with Notarised/certified photographic evidence of the purchaser’s identity and separate evidence of the purchaser’s residential address, or the offering parties must attend our offices with the original documents, before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed and the property put “Under Offer”.

Property Features
  • House
  • 2/3 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 3 Rooms
  • 1 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 0.96 acre
  • Garage
  • Fully Fenced

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