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Fernielaw House, 37 Fernielaw Avenue, Colinton Village, Edinburgh, EH13

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Added on 03/09/2021
Savills, Edinburgh

Key features

  • Wonderful and historic 1739 built country mansion house
  • Secluded and private setting within Colinton
  • Generous and mature gardens extending to approx. 0.35 acres
  • Excellent reception spaces ideal for families and entertaining
  • Up to five bedrooms and three bathrooms
  • Large gated driveway with space for at least six vehicles.
  • Detached double garage
  • Excellent local and private schooling within easy reach
  • Colinton Village amenities and Pentland Hills on the doorstep
  • EPC Rating = D

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A historic country mansion house with wonderful private gardens within the much sought-after Colinton area, with views of the Pentland Hills, city and Forth Valley.


Fernielaw House is an exceptional B listed 18th Century country mansion house set within the desirable residential suburb of Colinton.

The house has retained many of the original features of this period including stone dressings, crow stepped gables and twelve paned sash and case windows.

The accommodation is set over three floors and offers spacious and flexible family living, ideal for modern living and entertaining. There are three generous reception rooms with up to five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The main entrance with large wooden oak door is reached via a grand set of granite steps.

On the ground floor the hallway opens into a welcoming entrance vestibule which has space for a sofa and there is a charming wood burning stove. There is a large open plan living, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor, which is the heart of the home. There is a door to the south-facing garden from this room. There is a formal dining room to the front and a spacious double bedroom to the rear, with a modern en-suite shower room. A useful utility room completes the ground floor accommodation. There is a separate toilet area offset from the entrance and hallway. A turned stone stair leads to the upper floors with a large discrete walk in cupboard nestled underneath the stairwell.

On the first floor there is the principal reception room, with aspects on two sides flooding the room with natural light. Windows to the north look back down the driveway towards Colinton Village with views of the Forth Valley and the city, whilst there is a fantastic bay window to the south with extensive views across the Pentland Hills. Also on the first floor there is a hallway with a large king size bedroom with windows and fire place to the rear of the house and a smaller double bedroom opposite this which is currently being used as a study. At the end of the hallway is a large bathroom with bath and standalone shower.

On the second floor there is a further king size bedroom and a double bedroom. There is the third bathroom offset.

Fernielaw House sits in generous private grounds which extend to approximately 0.35 acres.

The house and gardens face south and north and are flooded with sunlight throughout the day. There are expanses of lawn with planted borders and mature hedges and trees offering shade and privacy, with dedicated patio areas and a summer house. There is a hidden garden tucked away at the bottom of the garden.

Gates open onto a large driveway with space for at least six vehicles. There is a detached double garage, which has the potential to be converted into further accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. There is a second gate and driveway to the rear of the house.


Fernielaw Avenue is a quiet residential street in the much sought-after area of Colinton, approximately three miles south-west of Edinburgh city centre.

The historic conservation village is charming, with a number of small speciality shops, a Co-op store, a local pub and popular restaurants, two churches and a tennis club. The area is also well catered for in terms of superstores, with Marks & Spencer's, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons all within easy reach.

The Water of Leith walkway and cycle path are easily accessible as are the paths through the spectacular Pentland Hills.

The area is well served with local schooling at Bonaly Primary and Firhill High school while a number of Edinburgh’s top fee-paying schools are nearby, including Merchiston Castle school and George Watson’s College.

Woodhall Cottage offers easy access to the main arterial routes serving the City centre, Edinburgh International Airport and Central Scotland’s motorway network.

Edinburgh’s extensive bus service also offers easy access to the city centre, with its business and financial districts, extensive and varied shopping, restaurants and bars; a host of internationally acclaimed art galleries, museums and historic attractions.

The designer stores of George Street and Multrees Walk, the John Lewis department store and the new £1bn St James Quarter retail, leisure and residential development (set to open in 2022), can all be found along with high street stores and many independent boutiques.

Square Footage: 2,598 sq ft


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Fernielaw House, 37 Fernielaw Avenue, Colinton Village, Edinburgh, EH13


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Wester Hailes Station1.2 miles
  • Kingsknowe Station1.3 miles
  • Slateford Station2.0 miles
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