Striking B Listed family home with magnificent elevated setting overlooking the Firth of Forth
Tidings Hill is located in the heart of a conservation area in the delightful coastal town of Bo'ness and is situated in an elevated position offering stunning views across the Forth to Fife. The town is very popular, especially with commuters, and is ideally positioned for easy access to the Central Belt, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. The motorway links for the M9 and the Edinburgh City Bypass are close by as is Edinburgh Airport. An excellent commuter train service operates from Linlithgow approximately 4 miles away.
The surrounding area is rich in culture and history. Hopetoun House, the House of the Binns, Linlithgow Palace and Blackness Castle are all nearby. There are excellent schools, health centres, shopping facilities, swimming pools, golf courses, woodlands and recreational opportunities, including sailing from Port Edgar and rail excursions on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.
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.
Square Footage: 4293 sq ft
Acreage: 1.67 Acres
From Edinburgh, take the M9 west towards Stirling and exit at Junction 3, following directions for Bo'ness. Drive into the town and turn right onto Cadzow Crescent. Follow the road and as it turns left the gates to Tidings Hill are ahead on the left.