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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Castle Gogar, Edinburgh, EH12

Offers Over £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully restored Castle
  • Clive Christian kitchen
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 5 beds, 6 bathrooms
  • 2 bed self contained wing
  • Sun room, garage, stores
  • Temporary gym & games room
  • Landscaped gardens, paddocks
  • Menage and stables
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Immaculately restored castle set in the green belt on the edge of Edinburgh


Castle Gogar is reached by a long, tree lined drive off the A8. The castle is set in approximately 3.656 acres of its own grounds with magnificent mature trees in a private setting in the designated green belt. Edinburgh city centre is six miles away and the airport is close by.


Castle Gogar is a magnificent castle with traditional Scots Baronial façades. The southern elevation features a front facing crow step gable with spired roofs to the corbelled towers either side. There are dormer windows with stone inscriptions and battlements above the central tower. Castle Gogar is believed to date from 1625 when it was built as a traditional L plan castle by the architect William Ayton for John Cowper. The property was extended in the mid 1700s and again in the 19th century when the Scots Baronial features such as the tower and turrets were added. Castle Gogar was owned for over 200 years by the Steel-Maitlands, until the death of the last family member in 2002. The Castle was restored by the previous owners who acquired it in 2003 whilst the present owners have made a number of considerable improvements. Internally the castle has been immaculately restored but retains many original features. These include the vaulted crypt (or reception hall) on the ground floor, turnpike staircases, turrets with arrow slots and battlements. The Georgian rooms include a magnificent double bow ended first floor drawing room and beautiful panelled hall and dining room. The refurbishment incorporated everything one could ask for in a luxurious modern home. All the windows have been replaced with Ventrola sash and case windows and a modern heating system has been installed behind period style radiator covers. New panelling has been added using solid European oak. There is CAT 5 cabling to all rooms and intelligent lighting to the master bedroom and drawing room. The bathrooms are by Villeroy & Boch and Heritage, and the
magnificent kitchen and master bedroom are by Clive Christian.
From the tarmaced turning circle, studded timber front door to:
Panelled Entrance Hall
Oak panelling. Arched ceiling. Exposed stone walls. Slate floor.
Tiled floors and wall. Twin wash basins with cupboards below. Separate WC.
Cast iron grate. Flagstone floor. Vaulted ceiling with outside door. Narrow stairs up to study. Circular wine store off with tiled floor and arrow slots.
Boiler Room
Vaulted ceiling. Outside door. Worcester Danesmoor boiler. Two hot water cylinders. Log store.
Vaulted ceiling with deep cornice below. Exposed stone outer wall. Great fireplace with solid fuel stove and copper hood under stone arch. Slate floor. Craftsman built oak units by Clive Christian incorporating central breakfast table, adjoining island unit with wash basin and marble work surfaces. Two oven Aga with Calor gas/electric Companion in fireplace with tiled surround and extractor fan. Double sink unit. Built in American style fridge freezer. Dishwasher.
Utility Room
Slate floor. Wash basin with cupboards below. Fitted coat hooks and cleaning cupboards. Back door. Separate WC with wash basin, all by Clive Christian.
Principal Floor
From entrance hall, spiral stairway to upper floor with doors off to:
Panelled Hall
Deep window seat. Serving kitchen off with wash basin, dishwasher, fridge, cupboards and marble work surfaces. Hatch to dining room.
Panelled Dining Room
Bay window to north. Decorative cornice. Original wall panelling with inset restored Norrie paintings. Open fireplace with log burning stove, marble surround and Adam style wooden mantel. Ornate ceiling with original gilding. Two walk in china cupboards off.
Drawing Room
Magnificent double bow ended drawing room. Decorative cornice. Picture rail. Large central fireplace with log burning stove, marble inset and Adam style wooden mantel. Working window shutters. Wooden floor.
Door to: Study
Upper Floors
Studded door off spiral staircase to small landing.
Tiled floor and half tiled walls. Wash basin in window with marble worktop and cupboard below. Free standing bath. Heated towel rail. Shower compartment with Hans Grohe shower.
Mahogany panelling and shelving. Cast iron fireplace with stone surround. Turret off. Built in cupboard.
Upper Landing with store off.
Bedroom 2
Cast iron fireplace with stone surround and wooden mantel. Built in wardrobe. Turret Bathroom
Free standing original bath with shower attachment. WC. Wash basin. Cast iron fireplace. Recessed shelves.
Bedroom 1
Curving inner wall with fitted toy cupboards. Concealed door with secret stairs up to master bedroom. Cast iron fireplace.
Turret Shower Room
Fully tiled wet room. Shower compartment. Wash basin. WC.
Upper Landing
With doors off to:
Bedroom 3
Turret dressing room.
Bedroom 4
Shower Room
Tiled shower compartment. WC. Wash basin. Tiled floor and half tiled walls.
Master Bedroom Suite
Master Bedroom with door to stairs down to bedroom 1.
Turret Shower Room
Fully tiled wet room. Shower compartment.Wash basin. WC.
Dressing Room
Large changing area with recessed shelves off. Extensive fitted hanging rails and drawers. Walk-in cupboard. Sauna.
Turret Bathroom
Argentinean slate floor. Free standing bath. Twin wash basins with marble worktops. Separate WC and shower compartment. Fully tiled walls.
Hobby room
Spiral stairs continue up to large floored attic and on up to Tower room and to battlements
West Wing
Door from kitchen to corridor with flagstone floor. Outside door.
Sitting Room
Wooden floor. Cast iron fireplace.
Fitted floor cupboards with wooden work surfaces. Sink unit. High speed oven/microwave. Siemens hob with extractor fan above and oven below. Wooden floor. Large storage cupboard. Two integrated fridges.
First Floor
Bedroom 6
Recess with fitted shelves.
Bath with shower attachment and tiled surround. WC. Wash basin.
Bedroom 7
Stone gate pillars in a stone wall lead to a cobbled courtyard with double gates leading
to the back drive. A useful range of outbuildings comprise:
Double Garage
Stone walls. Slate roof. Electric up-and-over door. Concrete floor.
Triple Car Port
Timber built. Monobloc floor.
Hay shed
Timber built.
Temporary outbuildings incorporating a gym and games room.
Plant Room
Electricity back-up generator (in case of power cuts). Boiler for West Wing. Sink. Tool store off.
Gardens and Grounds
The main gardens lie to the south of Castle Gogar and comprise extensive lawns interspersed with fine mature trees. There is a stone wall, lined with maturing trees, around the gardens and the original Castle Gogar gate pillars are at the entrance with automatic electric gates. A tarmaced drive with an avenue of fine stone urns leads to the turning circle in front of the castle. A paved pathway leads to a well to the side of the garden whilst a delightful rose garden has been created alongside a rockery garden and a large outside dining area and patio. The tarmaced drive continues round to the rear of the castle where there is a monobloc courtyard, with triple car port, outside the utility room and wrought iron gates leading back into the cobbled courtyard. There is a gravelled storage area behind where the temporary outbuildings have been created, incorporating a gym and games room as well as timber hay shed adjacent. Post and rail fencing creates a boundary to the triangular field beyond which is fringed by trees and the Gogar Burn. The field has been divided into four paddocks, all of which have self filling water troughs. Also incorporated into the field is a state-of-the-art floodlit Menage and a timberstable block with power and water, three loose boxes and a tack room.

Square Footage: 8,912 sq ft
Acreage: 3.66 Acres


The gates and drive to Castle Gogar are off the A8 dual carriageway on the left hand side as you approach the Gogar Roundabout from Edinburgh Airport. Travelling from Edinburgh, take the A8 dual carriageway west from the Gogar Roundabout. Take the first exit on the left, turn first right at the Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters, turn right again at the roundabout and follow this road to the bridge over the dual carriageway. Rejoin the A8 dual carriageway, heading towards Edinburgh, and the gates and drive to Castle Gogar are on the left hand side.

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05 October 2012

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