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5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Gardens, Mavisbank, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1Hy

Offers Over £610,000

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This unique property is set in a walled garden beside a river in a semi rural setting yet is only 7 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. The house was built in 1967 and is cedar clad with white walls and large windows and has been upgraded by the present owners to include a large kitchen/ dining/ family room with French doors opening on to the garden. The property is situated at the end of a shared drive well away from traffic and is very private. The property is entered by a large glazed porch opening to the utility/boot room. The hall leads through to the main living accommodation, separate lounge, 5th bedroom/music room and has a separate WC with wash basin and a cloak room cupboard off it. The living room has a large picture window looking onto the garden, sanded wood floor and a Charnwood multi fuel stove. Adjacent to the living room is double bedroom 5 which is presently used as a music room again with a sanded wood floor, a large window and French door leading to the garden. The superb open plan kitchen/dining/family area has a double height glazed wall with double doors again opening out to the back garden. The family area has a Woodwarm multi fuel stove and an abundance of light. There is ample space for a large dining table and the kitchen area has an extensive range of contemporary fitted units. A further glazed door leads through to a bright inner hall with stairs to the first floor. Double bedroom 2 has a range of fitted wardrobes and a window looking onto the side garden as does double bedroom 4. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the family bathroom with bath having a shower above, WC and wash basin. The carpeted staircase has a double height window creating a bright landing area. Double bedroom 1 has three windows again looking onto the delightful back garden whilst bedroom 3 is situated to the front of the house. Adjacent to these bedrooms is a large contemporary shower room with double shower, WC and wash hand basin. In addition to the main accommodation there is a separate wing which was the original gardener's cottage, dating back to 1731 for the Mavisbank Estate. The current owners have run it as a successful holiday business. The property borders a river and comes with fishing rights. There are a number of walks from the front door along the river path to Lasswade and Roslin.


Lasswade lies on the outskirts of Edinburgh situated approximately 7 miles to the south of the city centre which makes it an ideal distance for commuting. There is a good range of local amenities nearby whilst a more varied range of amenities may be found in Bonnyrigg and Loanhead. There are pleasant walks available within the immediate vicinity including a woodland walk to the famous Roslin Chapel and there is a sports complex and swimming pool in nearby Bonnyrigg. Efficient public transport runs to and from Edinburgh city centre and surrounding areas and the Edinburgh city bypass, the Central Scotland motorway networks and Edinburgh International Airport are all within easy reach. Schooling is easily accessible in both the primary and secondary sectors.


At the front of the house is an area of garden with a lawn with a modern cobbled and gravel drive providing off street parking for several vehicles. There is also a large garage and storage shed. To the rear of the property is the most spectacular arboretum garden and includes some unusual trees and shrubs. The inner wall has a range of native British fruit trees espaliered along it. There is also the remains of an original hothouse with fig trees. At the far end of the garden is the ruin of an ' A' listed Robert Adam summer house.


There is ample parking to the front of the house. The front section of the long private drive has recently been resurfaced and is shared with the neighbours.

Fixtures and Fittings

The fitted carpets and light fittings are included in a sale. The Aga Masterchef stove may be for sale by separate negotiation. There is a ride on Mower and other garden implements available by separate negotiation.


The property is served by an oil fired central heating system.
There is a private septic tank

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Added on Rightmove:
12 April 2017


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