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The Old Parsonage & Plot, East Barnton Avenue, Barnton, Edinburgh, EH4

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Added on 15/10/2021
Savills, Edinburgh

Key features

  • Beautifully situated in a private, leafy location yet close to a wide variety of amenities and schools
  • Impressive detached Arts and Crafts house with new roof
  • Rare opportunity to purchase a plot with planning permission for a contemporary five bedroom house
  • Designs by acclaimed Lorn Macneal Architects
  • For sale as a whole or in two separate lots: Lot 1 - The Old Parsonage; Lot 2 - The Garden House plot
  • Overall grounds extend to approx. 0.99 acre, split approximately 0.6 acres for Lot 1 and 0.4 acres for Lot 2
  • Wonderfully mature, colourful and private garden grounds
  • EPC Rating = E

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Magnificent, distinctive detached Arts and Crafts house dating from 1901, together with a plot with planning permission for a detached five bedroom contemporary house


The Old Parsonage and The Garden House plot is a unique opportunity to purchase a magnificent and distinctive detached Arts and Crafts house, dating from 1901, along with a prime plot with planning permission to build an exceptional contemporary five bedroom detached house, for sale as a whole or in two separate lots.

Lot 1
The Old Parsonage is a distinctive detached Arts and Crafts house dating from 1901, offering spacious, flexible and bright accommodation over ground, first and attic levels. The property retains much of its original charm with many delightful period features typical of the era in which it was built. The house has been entirely re-roofed within the last year, and while the interior may now benefit from some modernising, this is a superb family home.

The front door opens through a entrance vestibule to a welcoming reception hallway from where the principal reception and family living rooms are accessed. To the front of the house are the particularly fine dining room and family room, while the elegant drawing room with bright and airy sun room are at the far end of the house, benefiting from the southern and western light. The kitchen is currently situated at the back of the house, with easy access from the current garaging through the rear door, with a large and useful utility room off. Adjacent to here, the stair rises to the upper floor.

At first floor level there are five comfortable bedrooms, one of which is currently utilised as a study. The principal bedroom benefits from an en suite bath and shower room, with a south facing balcony off. In addition there is a further shower room and excellent storage. A further stair rises to the attic level where there is extensive storage and a door leads to the roof terrace, atop the turret on the south eastern corner, offering fine views.

Planning Permission
The property benefits from planning permission to extend to the eastern gable, reconfiguring the ground floor internal layout to create a wonderful dining kitchen, as well as building a new garage to the east of the house.

The house sits in substantial and mature grounds, offering privacy and seclusion with an array of colour throughout most of the year. There are large sections of lawn bordered by mature planting.

Lot 2
An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a mature site in a prime residential area with planning permission to build a contemporary detached five bedroom house, designed by acclaimed Lorn Macneal Architects. Planning permission has been granted for the development of the old croquet lawn, a raised flat section of garden to the west of the overall site. Utilising the north driveway, the site is accessed along the northern boundary, with the 1.5 storey house to be built at the northern end. The house will be sensitively sunken to appear as a single storey property, so as not to disturb the views from neighbouring properties, yet creatively configured to benefit from its southern vista over mature grounds, allowing for an abundance of natural light.

Of particular note is the magnificent kitchen and dining room which opens to the sitting room and on to a less formal snug. However, the three areas can be neatly separated with pocket doors to allow for cosy and more private spaces if and when desired. There are three bedrooms, including the spacious principal bedroom with en suite, as well as a family bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and an additional bathroom on the lower level, making this relatively self-contained and ideal for visitors. The principal entrance is at lower ground level, as well as the integral double garage.

The gardens are mature and established, ensuring colour and privacy throughout much of the year. At the entrance to the grounds, adjacent to the driveway, there is a large garden area, while the principal garden is set to the south of the house with a large flat lawn surrounded by mature plants, trees and shrubs.


Situated in the popular residential area of Barnton, The Old Parsonage occupies a lovely position in this sought after street.

The area, which lies just 4.5 miles to the west of the city centre, is renowned for family living and offers excellent access to the airport, the Edinburgh bypass, the Queensferry Crossing and the Central Scotland motorway network.

Cargilfield School is situated just under a mile away, whilst Fettes College, Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools and The Edinburgh Academy are all situated on the north side of the city and amongst the schools within easy reach by car, while the Royal High School is situated along the road.

There are excellent local amenities and leisure facilities, including both Royal Burgess and Bruntsfield golf courses, tennis courts while the property looks onto Davidson's Mains park, a wonderful open green space with spectacular trees.

Local and supermarket shopping is conveniently available in nearby Davidsons Mains, and the charming riverside village of Cramond offers delightful seaside and riverside walks with popular bars and restaurants along the way.

Square Footage: 4,768 sq ft

Additional Info

Planning Permission - The Old Parsonage (Lot 1) benefits from planning permission to extend to the east, creating a large dining kitchen, as well as to build new garaging. Planning permission also exists to create a contemporary house on the former croquet lawn (lot 2) accessed via the northern driveway. Ref. No: 21/02710/FUL

Fixtures and fittings - All fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and white goods are included in the sale (lot 1).

Listing - The property is not listed but lies within the Barnton Avenue Conservation Area.


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The Old Parsonage & Plot, East Barnton Avenue, Barnton, Edinburgh, EH4


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • South Gyle Station2.1 miles
  • Haymarket Station2.8 miles
  • Edinburgh Park Station2.8 miles
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