Set against the backdrop of idyllic rural countryside, yet only 13 miles from the heart of Edinburgh city centre, this magnificent, contemporary country house offers luxurious family living and commands spectacular open views over the rolling hills. Presented to the flawless standards one would expect from a development of this calibre, the double storey house is characterised by superior craftsmanship, inspired interiors, large windows, excellent living space and premium kitchen and bathroom design.
Accessed via a picturesque lane and large private garden, the crisp render, cedar cladding and warm sandstone create an attractive façade and makes a grand first impression. The inviting front door, flanked by large glass panels, opens into an exceptionally spacious hall, where white walls, premium flooring and sleek recessed downlights further enhance the airy ambience. A handy cloakroom with a WC, workshop and storage cupboard is located off the hallway. Continuing to the end of the hall, a breath-taking living room awaits. As you step into the room, your eye is drawn to the double aspect windows – in particular a vast double height window, which provides framed views of the Midlothian landscape, whilst flooding the space with warm, natural light. This spacious reception room is arranged around a contemporary multi-fuel fireplace and with double doors leading to the garden and large deck, it is the ideal space for indoor and outdoor entertaining and relaxing.
The semi open-plan design leads to the heart of this country home: a delightful dining kitchen. The creative interior design makes the most of the floor space, with a clever breakfast nook connecting the kitchen and living area. The large kitchen boasts an impressive range of solid oak wall and base units, where the warm colours are set off against the large granite-coloured worktop and traditional, green Aga Cooker, which heats all the hot water for the house. A modern ceramic hob, integrated downlights and chequered floor gives this country kitchen a distinctive contemporary twist. There is enough space for a large table and up to 10-diners, making this kitchen ideal for family meals and entertaining. An enormous pantry is situated just off the kitchen and offers an excellent range of oak wall and base units with an integrated dishwasher, freezer and space for an under counter washing machine.
The ground floor hosts 3 spacious double bedrooms. The second largest bedroom in the house, located on the ground floor, further boasts its own garden access and contemporary en-suite shower room. A magnificent 4-piece family bathroom enjoys luxurious features and fittings, including a modern roll top bath, separate shower, inset basin with storage and contemporary WC – all in crisp white and beautifully framed by the honey-coloured waterproof laminated floor, which is found throughout the house in the bathrooms and shower room. The inspired layout of this house gives it two separate zones on the first floor, each reached by its own staircase – secretly connected by a door via the walk-in wardrobe.
The first staircase leads to the ultra-luxurious master suite. Here, you will be welcomed by a large mezzanine / family room, which boasts solid wood flooring, spectacular views and a glass balustrade overlooking the living room. Large glass doors lead to a charming balcony with magnificent views over the garden and landscapes beyond – the perfect space to unwind. The master bedroom itself is a spacious room with double aspect windows, a large walk-in wardrobe and an exclusive 4-piece en-suite bathroom with a large contemporary bathtub, double walk-in shower with a rainforest showerhead and an ultra-modern WC-suite. The second staircase leads to two further bedrooms, an office, a shower room and outstanding standing storage in the attic space.
Externally, this unique house comes with a large plot of land (of around 0.7 of an acre) with delightful decked areas making the most of the views, large areas laid to lawn, a vegetable garden, a large Polly tunnel, a play area, a wood store, walkways, young trees and a large gravel area which provides excellent private parking for multiple vehicles. Oil central heating and double glazing throughout ensure a warm, energy-efficient climate all year round.
• Idyllic rural location close to the city
• Magnificent, contemporary country house
• Panoramic views over the landscape
• Living Room with feature fire
• Large dining kitchen with Aga Range cooker
• Enormous pantry with integrated appliances
• Mezzanine / Family room
• Large balcony with outstanding views
• Master Suite with walk-in wardrobe
• Master en-suite with 4-piece bathroom
• 4 Further bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room
• Separate office
• Magnificent, 4-piece family bathroom
• First floor shower room
• Around .7 of an acre of gardens
• Polly tunnel and vegetable garden
• Private parking for multiple cars
New carpets in the sitting room, hall, hall corridor and Master bedroom.
Please note there is a shared water supply (annual maintenance fee payable).
Viewing: By appointment only on 0131 516 5366
Brochure Home Report
- Price: £ 515,000 Offers Over
- Listing Id: LST-20495
- Taliska House, Nr Penicuik
- Area: Howgate
- Postcode: EH26 8QJ
- Country: United Kingdom
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 4