Duntiglennan Farmhouse has a connection with the land and farming going back as far as the 1400s – so if a rural yet easily accessible lifestyle beckons, this newly marketed farmhouse near Duntocher village in West Dunbartonshire has everything from room to grow your own veggies and keep chickens, to a built-in barbecue area with pizza oven.

The stone-built farmhouse – part of Duntiglennan Farm Steadings – occupies an elevated south-facing position commanding spectacular views over the city of Glasgow. The property also owns the drive, lane courtyard and car park, enabling neighbouring properties right of access.

The Scottish Farmer: Internally the farmhouse has been upgraded to an exacting specification, giving traditional style a contemporary twist in keeping with the property’s age and character. The accommodation extends to around 2,300 sq ft over two levels to include two public rooms, three bathrooms, four bedrooms – and a particularly large utility and boot room with floored loft above offering scope for conversion to a granny flat or annex (subject to planning).

Tiled floors are a practical solution in a rural setting but notably, all the tiled floors at Duntiglennan are paired with thermostatically controlled underfloor heating to ensure warmth underfoot.

The Scottish Farmer: Off the 27ft-long entrance hall is a formal dining room, partially open to a large adjoining kitchen, linking in turn to a fitted utility and connecting boot room, the latter with extensive built-in storage and an external door to the front.

The Scottish Farmer:

Completing the ground floor layout is a cloakroom, front-facing double bedroom with fitted storage (currently used as a study), and a charming south-facing living room with a wood-burning stove. Upstairs are three further bedrooms, the rear-facing principal room with double doors into a large en suite bathroom (bath and separate power shower), and family shower room.

The Scottish Farmer:

External highlights include a beautiful south-facing patio with dry stone wall and in-built barbecue area with pizza oven, while the garden planting includes an abundance of herbaceous plants and shrubs – also a polytunnel, which has previously been used as a hen enclosure in tandem with a hen hut.

The Scottish Farmer:

The courtyard has recently been re-gravelled and there is private and visitor parking. Duntocher’s main street has a good range of everyday amenities including schools and a village hall. Offers over £450,000 are invited by Clyde Property in Bearsden.