Striking B Listed family home with magnificent elevated setting overlooking the Firth of Forth
Tidings Hill is substantial B Listed property built in 1908 to the design of architect A Hunter Crawford for the Denholm family of the Bo'ness-based shipping and timber business, J & J Denholm.
The property has been well maintained and upgraded in recent years and also retains a wealth of original features such as stone mullioned windows with leaded astragals, an inglenook fireplace in the drawing room and oak panelled walls. The traditional conservatory adds to the appeal of the front of the house with its separate front entrance and additional entrance through the drawing room.
The house is nicely laid out for entertaining and modern family living. The hall leads to a grand oak panelled sitting room with dining area and separate drawing room in one direction and an open plan kitchen and family room in the other. The first floor houses a master bedroom with separate bathroom and a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor the original servants' quarters are now used as a bedroom.
Set between two large gate piers are two wrought iron gates and a sweeping driveway which leads through a gravel parking area to the front of the house.
Tidings Hill occupies an elevated setting with tiered lawns stretching down to the southern boundary. Its extensive, beautifully landscaped gardens are predominantly lawned with an abundance of mature trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, beech hedges and planted borders leading down to an area of light woodland offering tremendous privacy and protection.
A wood chipped pathway leads down from the main house, passing two ponds, to a secret sunken garden, accessed via a stone stairway. The path forks, with the right hand fork returning to the main house and garden whilst the left hand fork continues along the southern perimeter through the woodland, leading round to the original greenhouse and raised vegetable garden.
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An amazing and historical house with superb outlook.Andrew Thomson