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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Barn House, Mountskip, Newlandrig, Midlothian, EH23

Offers Over £195,000

Property Description

Key features

  • residential building plot
  • stunning rural location
  • planning consent for detached house
  • 3 acres
  • 4/5 bedrooms
  • 2/3 reception rooms
  • approx 2766 sq ft

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity to acquire a rural building plot with a paddock. There is consent to create a two-storey detached house with spectacular views over open countryside and a paddock.


Mountskip is situated about 12 miles south-east of Edinburgh in a beautiful rural location. The A68 and A7 provide quick access to the city centre, the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) and the international airport. The recently opened Borders Railway provides easy access from nearby Gorebridge Station to Edinburgh Waverley and the Scottish Borders.

There are local shops, primary schools and medical centres in the nearby villages of Pathhead and Gorebridge and extensive and varied out of town retail parks at Straiton and Fort Kinnaird.

There are various excellent independent schools within easy reach, including Merchiston Castle, George Watson's and Loretto.

Edinburgh and the Lothians have a wealth of cultural and leisure facilities ranging from the theatres, museums and art galleries in the city to the world famous golf courses on the coast. The Pentland, Lammermuir and Moorfoot Hills all provide excellent hill walking and nearby Vogrie Country Park has a 9 hole golf course, extensive parkland grounds, woodland walks and a large children's playpark.


The building plot provides a unique opportunity to create a contemporary two-storey, architect-designed detached house in a rural location with spectacular views of the open countryside.

The plot is located on land to the south of Mountskip House with an adjoining paddock (approx 2.67 acres). The existing consent (15/00174/DPP) is for the erection of a modern 4/5 bedroom detached house of approx 2760 sq ft. Minor amendments to the exterior elevations and remodelling of the interior configuration for which consent has been granted are allowed.


Ground floor: vestibule, reception hall, sitting room with double doors to kitchen/dining room, larder, TV/playroom, office/bedroom 5, WC.

First floor: master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms and bathroom.

Outside: parking area for three cars, garden mainly laid to lawn and bordered by mature trees and a fence to the east, large paddock.

Full plans and elevations are available on Midlothian Planning Portal website ( or on request from the selling agents.

Rights of way and wayleaves.
The main drive has shared access and upkeep with the three existing properties at Mountskip and there will be a right of access over the drive from the steading to the parking area to the rear of the proposed house.

Square Footage: 2,766 sq ft
Acreage: 3 Acres

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016

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