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7 bedroom detached house for sale
66 Cammo Road, Edinburgh
Craigiehall Temple is a unique property combining a circular stone tower originally dating from 1759 with a contemporary extension which now provides a stunning 7-bedroom detached house with ample garden ground and a rural setting close to central Edinburgh. The property is entered via an impressive glazed vestibule providing access to both the main accommodation and to the tower. The tower is arranged over two floors with the dining room on the ground floor linked via a spiral stone stair to the bedroom and en-suite shower room on the upper level. The main body of the house is also arranged over two floors with the reception areas on the upper floor and the bedrooms on the lower floor. This arrangement has been designed to take advantage of the stunning open views over the valley. The upper floor houses two reception rooms with access to a large balcony, as well as the spacious dining kitchen with granite work surfaces and Oak hand-built units, which also has sliding doors providing access to a second balcony on that level. The ground floor provides the bedroom accommodation. Three bedrooms with en-suite facilities are complemented by three further bedrooms - one of which is currently utilised as a home office. There is also a useful utility room on this level. The original tower was originally added to in 1996 and was further extended in 2005. The extended area features hand-cut Cullalo stone sourced from Stirling as well as reclaimed Scottish Slate for the roof. The original tower has an interesting history. Originally constructed in 1759, Craigiehall Temple was also known as The Leny Temple and still features a splendid pillared portico by Sir William Bruce, the architect of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The architectural value of the Temple lies mainly in its portico. Bruce designed it for the fine mansion of Craigiehall just across the River Almond which he built for the second Earl of Annandale whose arms are carved above the entrance. That was at the end of the seventeenth century; more than 50 years later, Charles Hope, Annandale's nephew and successor, transferred it to the Tower that he was building on Leny Hill. It is believed that the Tower has only changed hands three times since its construction.
EPC Energy Efficiency Rating: C
Cammo Road is situated to the west of the city of Edinburgh within the highly regarded area of Barnton. The old village of Cramond is approximately 1 mile distant with Edinburgh city centre approximately 5 miles to the west. The house is superbly placed for swift access to the city by-pass, M8, M9 and M90 motorways, whilst Edinburgh Airport is a short drive away.
The local area provides a multitude of everyday services with a wider range of shops available at the Gyle Shopping Centre and the retail park at Craigleith. Barnton is well served by public transport with regular collections direct to the city centre. For outdoor enthusiasts there are a wealth of opportunities including the oldest golfing society in the world, The Royal Burgess and the oldest golf club house at Bruntsfield Links. Nearby Cramond offers excellent boating facilities with its natural harbour and beautiful walks along the River Almond.
There is an enviable range of private schools locally such as Cargilfield, Mary Erskines School, Stewart Melville College, St Georges School and some excellent state schools in the Royal High School and Cramond Primary.
The property is accessed by remotely controlled electric security gates and benefits from a driveway with plentiful off-road parking. Additionally there is double garage, workshop and dog run with kennels. The well-kept gardens are a particular feature of the property. There is a large area of lawn bordered by paved pathways. The garden also features a range of mature trees, bushes and shrubs and is bordered by a high hedge ensuring privacy.