Torwood’s ‘secret garden’ is great for the kids

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Torlene is a modern family home with a hidden secret – to the rear of the property lies a substantial landscaped garden.

If you were facing the front of the house in Torwood’s Glen Road you would have little idea of the magical greenspace just around the corner.

Torlene, Glen Road, Torwood

Torlene, Glen Road, Torwood

And that’s not to say the front garden isn’t equally impressive, with its large driveway and stylish entrance gates.

Torlene itself enjoys a prime, elevated position that offers fine views of the surrounding countryside. Built in 2006, it features six bedrooms, a spacious living room fronted by a spectacular bay window and an impressive, top-of-the-range kitchen and family room that leads out to the property’s incredible garden.

The main hallway is crowned with a fantastic wooden staircase that acts as a centrepiece for the house.

There’s also a triple garage with rooms above, which could easily be converted into an office or granny flat.

Despite its size, Emma Burgoyne, who has lived here with her husband and three children since the property was built, says the house has a “homely, warm feeling” inside.

Emma and her husband had lived in Torwood for several years when they “moved down the road” to Torlene to start a family.

“It’s the perfect home to raise a young family,” she said.

“The house and gardens really have to be viewed to be fully appreciated – the lower garden in particular. We bought extra land to extend it. It’s great for kids.”

With excellent local schools and great links to Scotland’s motorways this really is an exceptional home.

The property in Glen Road, Torwood, is on the market with Slater Hogg & Howison for offers over £595,000. For more information, call (01324) 406012.