Crossford House, Stonebyres, Lanark, ML11 9UW
A magnificent detached residence offering unrivalled levels of craftsmanship within an especially scenic "picture postcard" landscape.
Crossford House was built in the 1840s and enjoys an idyllic position within the historic Stonebyres Estate, having been lovingly upgraded by the current owners to provide spectacular accommodation designed perfectly for modern family living.
This enviable and highly exclusive location affords a rare degree of privacy, with a long, sweeping driveway leading to the house and its newly-built, oak-framed garage, amidst five acres of beautifully manicured garden grounds and mature woodland.
Property Details & Description
Crossford House is a substantial, traditionally-built property, mainly arranged over two levels with a large fitness room located within the attic level.
The flexible layout comprises: broad, welcoming hallway with double-height beamed ceiling providing a galleried upper level landing. This hallway leads to the ground floor apartments including: lounge with wood-burning stove, well-equipped home office and utility room. An open-plan triple aspect dining kitchen features both a centre island breakfasting bar for casual dining and corner-sited log-burning stove. The cedar-built Amdega conservatory provides further public space and views over the beautiful rear gardens and large decking area. The ground floor is completed by an inner hall, laundry room and family bathroom.
The first floor offers four bedrooms, all benefitting from extensive fitted storage, and a shower room. The principal is especially impressive, with dressing room and en-suite, and bedroom two being the largest of the four, with further walk-in dressing room.
The large, flexible attic room currently functions as a fitness room, with additional attic storage.
The property has been finished to an exacting standard with fresh, contemporary decor throughout, including quality internal finishes and floor coverings. The high specification finish also includes double glazing, oil-fired central heating, alarm system, CCTV and security gates.
The grounds, which total approximately five acres, are home to a wonderful array of plants, birds and wildlife, with the picturesque Byres Burn running into the River Clyde at nearby Hazelbank. The property’s century-old stone bridge has been painstakingly restored by skilled stonemasons and takes pride of place within the gardens.
Combining tranquil space and enviable seclusion, Crossford House is completely hidden from the estate’s private road, its 200-yard driveway flanked by mature native woodland, including maple, beech, chestnut, pine, oak and holly, as well as a 400-year-old English yew.
As you continue along the drive you find Crossford House and the recently commissioned triple garage. Blending seamlessly with the original house, the fully-insulated oak-framed structure includes both a two-car and a single-car garage with a spacious floored attic and benefits from power, light and heavy-duty cabling for electric vehicle charging.
The wonderful gardens and extensive paths are beautifully maintained, with the surrounding woodland providing a ready supply of timber, with approximately 20 tonnes of split logs already stacked and dried in the nearby timber stores.
Dating back to the 1840s, Crossford House was originally built as a gas house, supplying power to the historic Stonebyres Estate, which lies three miles from the market town of Lanark in the heart of Scotland's "Garden Valley".
This estate included Stonebyres House, once one of the most luxurious stately homes in Scotland with over 30 bedrooms, formal gardens, parklands and a grand banqueting hall. Following the demolition of Stonebyres House in 1934, the estate was taken over by the Department of Agriculture in 1936 and split into 28 smallholdings.
Today, the remaining walled garden, coach house, stables, ice-house, stone bridges and entrance lodges speak to the long and rich history of Stonebyres, its five miles of private roads and quiet footpaths offering safe, secluded amenity to the 30 families within this picturesque community.
The Stonebyres Estate has long been popular with discerning home-owners and sits in unrivalled Clyde Valley scenery. The estate lies beside the village of Crossford which enjoys local facilities and a newly-built and highly-regarded primary school. Further amenities are on offer at neighbouring Lanark and Carluke which include secondary schooling, a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants, New Lanark World Heritage Centre and sporting pursuits including golf, fishing and horse-riding. The nearby train stations offer a speedy commute to business centres throughout Scotland, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, with the M74 motorway less than 10 minutes away.