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B-listed West Lothian country house

Mannerston House is an immaculate B-listed family property much of which was built to an L-plan in the late 17th century. The house has had subsequent additions, on top of which, the current owners have carried out an extensive programme of renovations.

Inside, the elegant principal rooms are well-proportioned and period features include open fireplaces with timber surrounds and ornate ceiling cornices in the bedrooms. From the drawing room, French doors open onto a patio area with the garden beyond; similarly the kitchen also has a door out to the patio.

Upstairs, the large master bedroom suite is spacious and a further four double bedrooms and a good sized family bathroom are also to be found on this floor.

Accommodation in total comprises: front porch, hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, study, wet room, boot room, larder, and upstairs are the master bedroom and four further bedrooms, and the family bathroom.

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The gardens come to around two acres and provide terrific views of the Firth of Forth, while the picturesque woodland creates a charming setting. Lawns surrounded by mixed herbaceous borders, a walled garden and a tennis court all add character; the lawn to the north east of the house also features two ponds.

The outbuildings include a single storey garage which adjoins the western gable of the house; in 2007 planning permission was granted to convert this into a large family room, and to add a garden room. Adjacent to the property is a single large kennel and a dog run.

Mannerston House is situated in a commanding position overlooking the Firth of Forth near the village of Blackness. Linlithgow is around four miles and provides excellent local services including a number of good schools.

The guide price is £1.2m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0131 226 2500 or visit

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