Millade Cottage, Valleyfield Road, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26
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• Historic, B-listed semi-detached cottage
• Lovely period features and modern décor
• Generous entrance hall with storage
• Elegant living room with wood-burning stove
• Fabulous open-plan kitchen/dining area
• Three double bedrooms & one single bedroom
• Stylish, four-piece family bathroom
• Separate shower room
• Handy two-piece WC
• Lovely front and rear gardens
• Private side driveway
• GCH and DG
• EPC Rating – D
• Home Report Value – £400,000
• Council Tax Band – F
Positioned behind a well-kept garden, the cottage instantly conveys a homely feel with its rustic stone exterior and slate roof, and the front door opens into a spacious entrance hall. Giving the first glimpse of the attractive interiors and lovely period features to follow, the hall enjoys emerald-green décor and elegant striped wallpaper, as well as detailed cornicing and plasterwork and richly-toned wood flooring.
Leading off the hall to the right is a wonderfully bright and spacious living room. Stretching the entire depth of the property and offering flexibility for a numerous furniture configurations, this sunny, dual-aspect inviting reception area enjoys tranquil pastel-toned décor enhanced by elegantly-patterned wallpaper and the same flooring as the hall.
At the focal point of the space is an open fireplace with a black tiled hearth and a homely wood-burning stove inset. Further features of the room include cornicing and a display recess with fitted shelving. Conveniently accessed from here is a wonderful open-plan kitchen and dining area, presenting the perfect space for both entertaining with guests and relaxing as a family. Here, set next to a central breakfasting island is an excellent selection of country-style, cream-coloured cabinets accompanied by rich wood worktops, a large Belfast sink, and metro-tiled splashbacks. An impressive Range cooker is housed within the cabinets and paired with a stainless-steel splashback and a gleaming, statement extractor hood, whilst a freestanding American-style fridge freezer, a washing machine, a dryer and a dishwasher are included. Ample room is provided for a dining table and at least eight chairs. Built-in storage and garden access also features.
Also located on the ground-floor is one of the cottage’s four bedrooms, a bathroom, and a shower room. T
he bedroom, a good-sized double with excellent built-in storage, is currently being utilised as a home office – perfect for those who work from home.
The partially-tiled shower room comprises a large shower enclosure and a traditional-style WC-suite. The airy, contemporary family bathroom, with chic wall tiling set against dusky-pink décor, comes complete with a bathtub, a shower cubicle, a wall-mounted basin, a toilet, and a tall chrome towel radiator.
Upstairs, a landing with storage leads to the three remaining double bedrooms and a convenient two-piece WC. The bedrooms all enjoy their own tasteful décor and fitted carpets for maximum comfort and the master benefits from a dressing area and a large, mirrored built-in wardrobe.
The second largest room also incorporates a built-in cupboard. The home is heated by a gas central heating system and benefits from double-glazed windows throughout.
Outside, the cottage comes with lovely gardens to the front and rear. The south-facing front garden features a lawn bordered by neat hedgerows, ensuring optimum privacy, whilst the rear garden is gravelled for easy maintenance and includes leafy planters and a handy shed. Off-street parking is provided by a private side driveway.
Offering a delightful country town setting, just five miles outside Edinburgh, Penicuik is an appealing choice for those seeking to escape the bustle of the city. The town is well-served by excellent local amenities, including a bustling High Street, several major supermarkets, various cafés, pubs and restaurants, with more extensive shopping facilities available at nearby Straiton Retail Park. Sport and fitness enthusiasts are spoiled for choice in Penicuik, with facilities including a state-of-the art leisure centre, sports clubs and golf courses, as well as an abundance of outdoor activities in the surrounding countryside – the Pentland Hills provide the perfect location for hiking, mountain biking and snow sports, whilst more relaxed strolls and cycles can be enjoyed along the River North Esk. Penicuik is home to six primary schools and two high schools, and is ideally located for some of the finest independent schools in the country. The Edinburgh City Bypass, Edinburgh Airport and the M8/M9 networks are all within easy reach of Penicuik, and the town also enjoys excellent public transport links into Edinburgh City Centre.
Millade Cottage, Valleyfield Road, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Curriehill Station6.5 miles
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