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9 bedroom detached house for sale
Hillfield, Kirknewton, West Lothian
- Stunning Georgian house
- Views to Edinburgh Castle
- Entertaining and leisure wings
- 5 reception rooms, orangery.
- 9 bedroom suites
Hillfield has a magnificent setting in over 21 acres of its own landscaped grounds. The view from the front of the house over the gardens and parkland to Edinburgh Castle in the middle distance is absolutely superb.
The house is well protected by its own grounds and borders rolling farmland, but is also very accessible. Edinburgh Airport is only 5 miles away with a minor road to Newbridge meaning that rush hour traffic congestion on the city bypass can be avoided. The city centre is 10 miles.
The village of Kirknewton, just to the west of the house, provides local amenities including a primary school and a railway station. The Gyle shopping centre provides a comprehensive selection of high street names whilst the Almondvale Retail Parks in Livingston are also close at hand.
The surrounding area provides many leisure activities including the prestigious Dalmahoy Country Club which offers a variety of activities including the leisure club, two golf courses and fishing. Local amenities include Ratho climbing centre and the Hatton tennis courts. There are a number of golf courses locally and the courses of East Lothian are also within easy reach.
Hillfield House is a stunning Georgian house built of white harled stone under a pitched slate roof. The front facade is particularly impressive with a front facing pediment with decorative stone archway over a central door and symmetrical windows with stone surrounds.
The original house has beautifully proportioned rooms which are ideal for family occupation, with a large kitchen / family room, a dining room and drawing room on the ground floor. The master bedroom suite comprises the whole first floor. There are three children's bedrooms with three bathrooms on the second floor and a TV room and cellar in the basement.
The present owners have linked the house into the courtyard behind by adding a stunning, sweeping orangery which overlooks the gardens. This connects to the library and four guest bedroom suites. The west wing can be accessed by the back drive and comprises a magnificent panelled entrance hall, reception room and dining room served by a catering kitchen. The north wing comprises a 10m indoor swimming pool with an adjoining gym and changing rooms and a further bedroom suite.
The quality of finish throughout is exceptional. The property combines traditional features such as period fireplaces and panelling with high quality modern fittings.
Outer storm door and glazed inner door to hall with flagstone floor. Drawing Room with reclaimed oak flooring, open fireplace with carved marble mantel. Dining Room with reclaimed oak flooring, dado panelling, open fireplace with marble inset and carved wooden mantel.
Corridor with flagstone floor and WC off with WC and wash basin. L shaped Kitchen / Family Room with kitchen area with four oven Aga, marble topped floor cupboards. Sitting area with solid fuel stove with bookshelves around. French doors to courtyard. Flagstone flooring.
Side hall with doors to courtyard and to parking area. Flagstone floor. Cloakroom with fitted coat hooks, Belfast sink with cupboards around, larder and central heating boiler.
Master bedroom suite comprising the whole first floor. Full height windows with views direct to Edinburgh Castle. Fireplace with Adam style mantel and arched shelves either side. Centre room with WC and twin wash basins in period wooden dresser. Bathroom with free standing, copper bath, heated towel rail, separate shower room with tiled shower compartment. Walk in wardrobe with extensive hanging space.
Bedroom 2 facing south and east with built in shower compartment and en suite bathroom with bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. Bedrooms 3 and 4 facing east. Bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC. Separate shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Playroom with flagstone floor. Laundry with Belfast sink, plumbed for washing machine and vented for tumble dryer. Extensive shelving.
Curving orangery with full height windows and French doors overlooking the gardens. Limestone flooring.
Library South facing with French doors to garden. Full height bookshelves on three sides with ladder to upper gallery. Open fireplace.
Guest accommodation comprising two ground floor bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. Stairs up to two large bedrooms with coombed ceilings and en suite bathrooms.
Catering kitchen with fitted floor cupboards, Stoves electric cooker, sink unit, built in fridge and external door to parking area outside. Reception Room with fully panelled walls and flagstone floor. Cloakroom with wash basin and two WCs. Cenrtal hall with fully panelled walls, glazed double doors to courtyard and double doors to parking area outside. Dining Room with oak panelling, flagstone floor, great fireplace with stone chimney breast and free standing fire basket.
Indoor swimming pool. Changing room with connecting door to dining room. Steam room. Spiral stairs up to gym. Separate WC with wash basin.
Guest bedroom with en suite shower room. Corridor returning to side hall with three built in cupboards.
The main gardens lie to the east and south of the house. In front of the front door are extensive paved terraces with built in ponds, a central stairway and sunken gardens either side. These provide a stunning vista over the parkland beyond, with views to Edinburgh Castle in the distance. An avenue of trees has been planted with giant urns alongside.
To the south are extensive lawns interspersed with established herbaceous borders and a walkway with brick pergola. There is an all weather tennis court and a further terrace outside the orangery. The gardens continue down to a small loch with an island which has a walkway and bridges around. In the corner is a concrete block building with a yard, which is currently used as a hen house but which could easily be used as stabling.
To the north of the house is a large enclosed tarmac courtyard with iron railings and gates to the front drive. There is extensive parking fringed by flower beds. To the rear is a substantial brick built shed with a steel framed roof and concrete floor. There is an inner store room and stairs up to a large first floor office.
Beyond the parking yard is a beautiful, well stocked walled garden laid out formally with gravelled paths and privet hedges and a central fountain and water feature. There is a raised terrace and raised beds along the side and a large greenhouse at the end with a paved terrace around.
The back yard is between the house and the village. It has sufficient parking for a major function and there is direct access into the entertaining rooms and catering kitchen in the west wing.
There are two detached cottages adjacent to the gates, built with harled cavity walls under tiled roofs with dormer windows. The accommodation in each comprises: hall with WC off; kitchen / living room with fitted floor and wall cupboards; sitting room; utility room with Worcester combi boiler; conservatory; two first floor bedrooms, one with en suite shower room; bathroom. Garden to the rear.
From Edinburgh take the A71 west past Dalmahoy Country Club. Take the turning on the left into Linburn Road just before the village of Wilkieston. Follow this road for about 1 mile and take the turning on the right immediately after the railway line. Proceed towards the village of Kirknewton. The gates to Hillfield are on the left hand side just before the village.