Birchwood House at Bangour, near Broxburn in West Lothian, is a real surprise finds Kirsty McLuckie.
Within a couple of miles of Bathgate and the M8 and M9 motorways, it is set within its own extensive grounds in a very peaceful spot at the end of a private drive bordered by woodlands of Scots pine.
The main house is contemporary with an open-plan living space and impressive double height ceilings.
It has three ensuite bedrooms, a dining kitchen, with utility and a large lounge.
It is set in 34 acres including substantial loch frontage, and is on the market with Turpie & Co for offers over £775,000.
There is also a fishing bothy and guest accommodation above the detached garage.
Outbuildings include a large agricultural shed which contains all the landscaping equipment needed to run the business and there is a fishing shop to cater for customers’ every need.
The acreage surrounding the house also offers further chances to develop a lifestyle business, beyond the fishery.
It is an impressive property, all within ten miles of Edinburgh airport and 15 miles of the city centre, making for your own Central Belt country estate.