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Stephenson Townhead, Elsrickle, Biggar, ML12 6QZ

Property Details

Elsrickle ML12 6QZ


A traditional semi-detached cottage in a rural village setting, with mature and attractive garden and open countryside outlook to the rear

House Sold - Elsrickle

Stephenson is a one and a half storey, semi-detached traditional cottage, constructed of solid stone/part harled walls with covered front door entrance to the front elevation, all under a pitched slate roof.  There is a small rear door porch addition of block walls under a clear PVC roof. Windows are of mixed construction, but mainly double glazed.

Outside there is a sizeable garden to the rear, which comprises a formal lawn, flowerbeds, seating areas, and fruit/vegetable areas. The cottage retains views over the garden to the rear with an open countryside aspect beyond.


Stephenson lies in an attractive and accessible rural village location, approximately 5 miles north of the former market town of Biggar, in South Lanarkshire. Elsrickle is a small rural village set along the A721 and the subject property is located at the “top end ” of the village. Within the village is a primary school (Blackmount Primary School), now located in a new school building.

Nearest local services are within the town of Biggar, where 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. Biggar 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 club and rugby club within the town. The surrounding countryside offers a large selection of outdoor activities including fishing, hillwalking, trail running and mountain biking. Secondary schooling is available within Biggar.

The property is situated approximately 25 miles from central Edinburgh and 37.5 miles from central Glasgow, offering a rural village lifestyle within commuting distance of either city.


From Edinburgh, head south on the A702 to south of Dolphinton. At the Melbourne crossroads, turn right onto the A721 (sign posted “Carnwath”). Elsrickle is approximately one and a half miles from the junction. On entering the village, Stephenson is on the right hand side, at the top of the hill.

From Glasgow, head to Carluke and take the A721 east (sign posted “Carnwath”). Continue through Carnwath on the A721 to the village of Elsrickle. Continue through the village. Stephenson is located on the left-hand side at the top of the hill.

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 three miles. At the “T” junction with the A721, turn left into the village.

Post Code: ML12 6QZ. 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 – Front door vestibule with storage cupboard; hallway with cloak cupboard and understairs cupboard; sitting room with windows on three aspects and an attractive open fire (with back boiler); kitchen with wall and base units and dining area; WC; and rear door porch.

First floor – landing with large cupboard; bedroom with ensuite shower room; bedroom; shower room


The property is assessed for Council Tax as Band C.


Mains electricity and mains water. Electric heating. Open fire back boiler and electric immersion hot water. Private drainage to septic tank located within the garden.


Carpets, blinds/curtains and light fittings. Kitchen appliances. Some items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation.


A right of access over the south east corner of the property title (tarmac area adjoining the public road) is claimed by a neighbouring property.


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 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 2 Rooms
  • Toilet

Contact Us

Walker Scott Ireland Ltd.
82 High Street,
Scottish Borders
EH45 8SW
Tel: 01721 721669
Company Number SC500115
Regulated by RICS

Scottish Letting Agent Registration – LARN2007001

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