Built in 1912, The Meadows is an exemplary Edwardian detached villa on a prime 0.9-acre landscaped garden site off South Glassford Street in the village of Milngavie, a setting that puts it within easy walking distance of the pedestrianised village centre and train station.

While this distinctive and wonderfully spacious five-bedroomed family home retains the character and many traditional features of its era – including a magnificent inglenook Arts and Crafts fireplace in the reception hall - the present owners have made a substantial investment across the board, resulting in an exceptionally high specification and notable additions from luxury suppliers.

These include an Amdega conservatory/family room, Lutron lighting system, Bang and Olufsen sound system, and bespoke Clive Christian kitchen, utility and main bathroom, while outside, the detached double garage was designed and built in keeping with the house and benefits from remote-controlled doors.

The Herald:

Spanning 4,456 sq ft over basement, ground and first floor levels, The Meadows incorporates six reception rooms, five bedrooms, and three bathrooms, predominantly over the ground level. To the front, steps lead up to the entrance vestibule and two-tier front terrace. Inside, the hall’s size and seating area around a standout inglenook fireplace (now with Living Flame fire), easily makes it another reception room.

Off to one side is a sitting room with a large south-facing window (upholstered window seat), another inglenook fireplace with Living Flame gas fire, and access to an adjoining snug/bar, the latter a charming space with a high vaulted ceiling, custom-built bar, and external access to a south-facing terrace and garden beyond. The formal dining room has a south-facing bay window with built-in seating – but the biggest showstopper is the adjoining Clive Christian kitchen open-plan to a striking conservatory family room with a side bay window and bi-fold doors onto the terrace and garden.

The Herald:

The classically styled kitchen incorporates a large island/breakfast bar and a full complement of high-end integrated appliances – beyond the kitchen is a matching utility and original walk-in pantry with slate shelves, plus laundry and boot room. The ground floor accommodation also includes a walnut-floored study/office, two cloakrooms, Clive Christian main bathroom (marble floor and marble-topped vanity unit), TV room, and two bedrooms. One bedroom has two sets of French doors onto the front terrace, while the palatial principal boasts expansive fitted storage, refitted en suite shower room/wet zone and separate dressing room. Bedrooms three, four and five, all with built-in wardrobes, are positioned off the first-floor landing along with a shower room.

The Herald:

This home has one other defining feature – a basement level accessed from the terrace, comprising entrance hall and a 34ft games/entertainment space – furniture and pool table can be included in the sale. Outside, the landscaped gardens feature lawn – including the original lawn tennis court – topiary, brick-finished walkways, stone-flagged terraces, seating, and dining areas, planted borders, trees, monoblock driveway, remote-controlled driveway gates and electric car charger.

One of the standout homes in Milngavie, The Meadows is for sale with Rettie’s Bearsden office at offers over £1.475m.